Irish Adventure

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Join our popular tour in Dublin and travel around the coast of Ireland. This tour provides excellent value for money. Visit historic 6th Century Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle as well as a range of other attractions.

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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Start Location: Dublin Airport
  • End Location: Dublin Airport
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This 8 or 9 night Tour is packed full of activities and sites to see, such as Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry and Giant's Causeway.

As you travel the country you'll stay in some of the most culturally Irish places in the country, like Dublin, Waterford, Galway, Killarney and Derry! Breakfasts and Dinners are all included as well as a traditional Irish pub sing-along experience!

Day 1: Dublin Tour & the Book of Kells
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. Later, take a guided walking tour of Trinity College's Campus and view the famous manuscript the Book of Kells. Come evening, you can relax at your hotel and enjoy a drink with your tour guide and other guests.
 
Day 2: 6th Century Glendalough & Dunbrody Famine Ship
Today you travel through the scenic Wicklow Mountains en route to Glendalough, learn of St' Kevin's 6th Century Monastery here at the Glendalough Visitor Centre, before taking a walk through the ruins of churches, a round tower and large Celtic crosses. Continuing south to New Ross, you can visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of one of many ships that were used to take Irish emigrants to America and Canada. Finally for today, you head to your hotel in Waterford, where you can have dinner and a relaxing stroll around the city with a local guide!
 
Day 3: Waterford Crystal & Russborough House 
You start your day today by visiting the House of Waterford Crystal, where you can learn about how the beautiful glass masterpieces were created. Next you head to Cobh, via Dungarvan, Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic, before it set off on its maiden and final voyage. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woollen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig Experience
Today you take the beautiful 100 mile drive that is the Ring of Kerry, with incredible views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and other coastal scenery. Along the way there will be plenty of stops for photos and fresh air. Passing through the village of Cahirciveen, you head across the bridge to Valentia Island, where the Skellig Experience is located. These small Islands were once the home of early Christian monks and more recently a filming location for the seventh Star Wars movie! After having lunch in a nearby restaurant, it’s onwards to Sneem, a pretty village with brightly coloured houses, where you can take some photos and a stroll around. Finally you stop at Moll's Gap, where you can get incredible views of Ireland’s highest mountains, before returning to Killarney, where you can relax for the evening or venture out into Killarney's famous nightlife!
 
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway Walk
Heading north you take a ferry across the Shannon estuary, then continue along the coast until you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, it’s onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a walking tour of Irelands cultural capital.
 
Day 6: Sheepdog's & Derry's Medieval Wall
Today you head to Knock, one of the world’s most famous shrines and pilgrimage spots. Visit the church where the Virgin Mary was reportedly spotted in 1879. Passing through County Sligo, you can stop at a local farm to watch Sheepdog herd mountain sheep. Keeping along the shoreline of Donegal bay, you'll reach Donegal town, continuing past the picturesque Blue Stack Mountains until you get to Derry, the Walled city. Once in Derry, a local guide will explain the development of the city and its fortifications, which date back to 1613.
 
Day 7: Giant's Causeway & Glyde Inn Dinner and Show
You start today along the Northern coastline, stopping first at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for pictures. Next stop is at the peculiar Giant's Causeway, where hexagonal pillars of rock cover the landscape! Learn of legends of giants and the actual 60 million year old origin of the Causeway. Driving on to Belfast, you can visit Titanic Belfast and learn everything there is to know about the RMS Titanic. See the very docks in which it was built over a century ago. Head towards Dundalk now to the Glyde Inn for a farewell Dinner, the Tavern dates back to 1770 and they're traditional Irish food and entertainment is sure to leave you with long lasting memories. Continuing south, you return to your Dublin hotel.
 
Day 8: Departure from Dublin
After breakfast, it’s goodbye for now!
Included in this tour:
  • 8 days / 7 nights / 13 meals or
  • 9 days / 8 nights / 14 meals
  • Roundtrip Group transfers when you book our flights ($30 fee for transfers on Land-only bookings)
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 or 8 nights in hotels listed 
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
  • 5 dinners (D) including: Glyde inn traditional Irish dinner/ show and 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • “Titanic” walking tour of Cobh
  • Sheepdog trials of Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Walking tours of Trinity College, Waterford, Galway and Derry with local guides
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Glendalough Visitor Centre, Dunbrody Famine Ship, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Knock Shrine, W. B. Yeats' Grave and Giant's Causeway and Titanic Belfast
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (9-day tour only)

(Please note prices are based on a 8 day tour).

Overnights for this tour:

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane (formerly Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane), Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley's Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Ardilaun House Hotel, Galway (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel, Derry (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights depending on whether you are on the 8 or 9 day tour)
Currency:
Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.
 
Day 1: Dublin Tour & the Book of Kells
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. Later, take a guided walking tour of Trinity College's Campus and view the famous manuscript the Book of Kells. Come evening, you can relax at your hotel and enjoy a drink with your tour guide and other guests.
 
Day 2: 6th Century Glendalough & Dunbrody Famine Ship
Today you travel through the scenic Wicklow Mountains en route to Glendalough, learn of St' Kevin's 6th Century Monastery here at the Glendalough Visitor Centre, before taking a walk through the ruins of churches, a round tower and large Celtic crosses. Continuing south to New Ross, you can visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of one of many ships that were used to take Irish emigrants to America and Canada. Finally for today, you head to your hotel in Waterford, where you can have dinner and a relaxing stroll around the city with a local guide!
 
Day 3: Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle 
You start your day today by visiting the House of Waterford Crystal, where you can learn about how the beautiful glass masterpieces were created. Next you head to Cobh, via Dungarvan, Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic, before it set off on its maiden and final voyage. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woollen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig Experience
Today you take the beautiful 100 mile drive that is the Ring of Kerry, with incredible views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and other coastal scenery. Along the way there will be plenty of stops for photos and fresh air. Passing through the village of Cahirciveen, you head across the bridge to Valentia Island, where the Skellig Experience is located. These small Islands were once the home of early Christian monks and more recently a filming location for the seventh Star Wars movie! After having lunch in a nearby restaurant, it’s onwards to Sneem, a pretty village with brightly coloured houses, where you can take some photos and a stroll around. Finally you stop at Moll's Gap, where you can get incredible views of Ireland’s highest mountains, before returning to Killarney, where you can relax for the evening or venture out into Killarney's famous nightlife!
 
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway Walk
Heading north you take a ferry across the Shannon estuary, then continue along the coast until you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, it’s onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a walking tour of Irelands cultural capital.
 
Day 6: Sheepdog's & Derry's Medieval Wall
Today you head to Knock, one of the world’s most famous shrines and pilgrimage spots. Visit the church where the Virgin Mary was reportedly spotted in 1879. Passing through County Sligo, you can stop at a local farm to watch Sheepdog herd mountain sheep. Keeping along the shoreline of Donegal bay, you'll reach Donegal town, continuing past the picturesque Blue Stack Mountains until you get to Derry, the Walled city. Once in Derry, a local guide will explain the development of the city and its fortifications, which date back to 1613.
 
Day 7: Giant's Causeway & Glyde Inn Dinner and Show
You start today along the Northern coastline, stopping first at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for pictures. Next stop is at the peculiar Giant's Causeway, where hexagonal pillars of rock cover the landscape! Learn of legends of giants and the actual 60 million year old origin of the Causeway. Driving on to Belfast, you can visit Titanic Belfast and learn everything there is to know about the RMS Titanic. See the very docks in which it was built over a century ago. Head towards Dundalk now to the Glyde Inn for a farewell Dinner, the Tavern dates back to 1770 and they're traditional Irish food and entertainment is sure to leave you with long lasting memories. Continuing south, you return to your Dublin hotel.
 
Day 8: Independant Bus Tour of Dublin
You have most of today free to explore the city, you'll be provided with vouchers for an open bus top tour as well as options to visit the General Post Office and the Guinness Storehouse!
 
Day 9: Departure from Dublin
After breakfast, it’s goodbye for now!
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