How to Travel to Ireland From Canada

How to Travel to Ireland From Canada
So many Canadians (as well as Americans) have family roots in Ireland that it comes as no surprise that the Emerald Isle is a popular tourist destination. It's a lovely green island, steeped in Celtic history and culture. Visiting Ireland is usually as simple as having an up-to-date passport and booking passage either by air or sea.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Passport
  • Passport
Step 1
Check your passport. Look your passport's expiration date, and make sure it is valid for at least six months from the date of your scheduled arrival in Ireland. You will receive a 30-day tourist stamp upon arrival.
Step 2
Start hunting online for an airfare bargain. Flights leave from Canadian international airports to Ireland every day. Remember to search for fares using both online discounters--such as Kayak and Travelocity--and the airlines' own websites. Expand your search and cross-reference as much as you can to get the price of your airfare down.
Step 3
Consider a passenger cruise liner if flying does not suit you. This probably will be more expensive than flying, and it certainly takes longer--about two weeks--but it definitely puts a different spin on traveling. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines operates a transatlantic route from Montreal that stops in Ireland before continuing to the United Kingdom.
Step 4
Book a cabin aboard a cargo transport. This is a slightly unorthodox, but perfectly reasonable, way of traveling between ports not serviced (or infrequently serviced) by cruiser liners.

Tips & Warnings

Canadians are eligible for short-term "Working Holiday Visas," which allow them to get a work permit and spend several months funding their visit to Ireland by getting the job there.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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