Ireland – The Emerald Isle~
Step into Ireland’s colourful past, as you explore the Emerald Isle’s rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and sweeping landscapes. Discover Northern Ireland’s dramatic history as you tour Belfast’s city streets. Visit the Titanic Museum and learn of the ship’s fateful journey. Marvel at the mysterious Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s natural geological wonder. Stroll around the old city walls of Derry, before continuing to the Isle of Doagh.
Explore Connemara, then take a walking tour of the harbour city of Galway. Admire the magnificent Cliffs of Moher that rise high above the Atlantic Ocean. Stop at Dingle Peninsula, explore the iconic Blarney Castle and take a historical walking tour of Kinsale.
• 11 Nights in boutique accommodation
• 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 evening meals
• Derry, Galway and Kinsale walking tours
• Belfast Black Cab tour
• Admission to Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne Site, Titanic Museum, Giant’s Causeway, Doagh Famine Village, Ulster American Folk Park, Parke’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Blasket Islands Centre, Charles Fort, Connemara Heritage Centre, Swiss Cottage, Huntington Castle
• Experienced driver/guide
• Premium air-conditioned mini-coach transportation
• Small group touring maximum group size of 18
08 – 29 Apr and 23 Sep – 06 Oct 19 (Selected Mondays and Thursdays)
Other departures available between May and September 2019, seasonal surcharges may apply.
30 Nov 18,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 1: DUBLIN – BELFAST
From Dublin, we’ll venture to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, where we’ll get an exciting preview of what to expect over the coming days. Tonight, we’ll move on to Belfast and enjoy a delicious meal together.
Overnight: Malone Lodge Hotel or similar (D)
DAY 2: BELFAST – LONDONDERRY
This morning begins with a Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals. Then, we’ll visit the Titanic Museum before continuing to Ballyscullion Park, a historic private country house, where lunch will be waiting for us. Later, we’ll take some time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, before arriving in Londonderry.
Overnight: Beech Hill Country House or similar (B,L)
DAY 3: LONDONDERRY – NORTH IRISH COAST – LONDONDERRY
Today, we’ll stroll along the old city walls of Londonderry before continuing our journey to the Isle of Doagh. Here, we’ll learn of the local population’s experience of the Great Famine.
Overnight: Beech Hill Country House or similar (B)
DAY 4: LONDONDERRY – BALLYFARNON
At Ulster American Folk Park, we’ll learn why two million people sailed from Ulster to start a life in the New World – and there’s also time for a pottery shop visit. The day ends in Ballyfarnon, where we’ll regroup for an evening meal together.
Overnight: Kilronan Castle or similar (B,D)
DAY 5: BALLYFARNON – CONNEMARA – GALWAY
The morning will see us in Westport before we visit the award-winning Connemara Heritage and History Centre. As the day draws to a close, we’ll complete our journey with a walking tour through the harbour city of Galway.
Overnight: Park House Hotel or similar (B)
DAY 6: GALWAY
Today is yours to enjoy as you wish in buzzing, bohemian Galway.
Overnight: Park House Hotel or similar (B)
DAY 7: GALWAY – THE BURREN – DINGLE
Picturesque Caherconnell awaits today, where we’ll witness local sheepdog trials in action. Then, we’ll continue across the Burren and round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.
Overnight: Dingle Benners Hotel or similar (B,D)
DAY 8: DINGLE PENINSULA
We’ll begin in the Dingle Peninsula before stopping off at the Blasket Islands Centre. This afternoon, we’ll have plenty of free time to delve deeper and explore Dingle.
Overnight: Dingle Benners Hotel or similar (B)
DAY 9: DINGLE – KENMARE – CORK
Take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney before we travel onwards to Kenmare. Next, we’ve got a visit to the iconic Blarney Castle. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be blessed with the gift of eloquence. Tonight, we’ll dine at our hotel in Cork.
Overnight: The Kingsley Hotel or similar (B,D)
DAY 10: CORK – KINSALE – CORK
The port and fishing town of Kinsale is where we’ll start our historical walking tour. Topped off with a stop at Charles Fort, we’ll return to Cork for the evening.
Overnight: The Kingsley Hotel or similar (B)
DAY 11: CORK – TIPPERARY – KILKENNY
As we approach the final few chapters of our tour, we find ourselves in rural Tipperary and Swiss Cottage before carrying on through to medieval Kilkenny.
Overnight: Rivercourt Hotel or similar (B,D)
DAY 12: KILKENNY – AVOCA – DUBLIN
Our last day sees us reach Dublin. We’ll make stops at Avoca and Huntington Castle, where our tour comes to an end. (B)
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
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