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Ireland is a country full of folklore, cultural heritage, and plenty of famous literary giants, from Oscar Wild to James Joyce. 

This eight-day tour of the ‘Emerald Isle’ will take you from Dublin to Belfast to Galway through countless landmarks and iconic places along the way.

What to Expect

  • Explore the beautiful and historical city of Dublin
  • See the famous Giants Causeway rock formation
  • Visit the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast
  • Travel to the scenic city of Galway
  • Visit Kylemore Abbey and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Take a trip by boat to the Aran Islands
  • Enjoy traditional irish folk music
  • 7 Nights Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Dublin

Today you’ll arrive in Dublin, the famous capital of the Republic of Ireland. You’ll have plenty of time to get settled in before your tour officially starts with a walking tour around the city. 

Your tour will take you around Dublin’s most popular highlights with an experienced guide who’ll tell you all about Ireland’s unique history and culture. 

Day 2Giants Causeway & Belfast Day Tour

Today you’ll be visiting more of Ireland’s top attractions. There are plenty of photo opportunities along Ireland’s dramatic coastline, but the most popular by far is Giant’s Causeway, a unique coastal rock formation that has captured visitors’ attention for decades. 

You’ll also stop to look around Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges before arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, where you can take in the vibrant culture and explore the fantastic range of pubs, restaurants, and cafes around the city center. 

Day 3Travel to Galway

Today you’ll be exploring Glendalough Monastery, Kilkenny, and the Wicklow Mountains National Park (featured in Braveheart) before traveling out to Galway. You’ll lose yourself in beautiful, rugged scenery and ancient winding lanes of towns built centuries ago. 

This tour will give you a real insight into Ireland’s history and unique cultural heritage. After you’ve completed the full day tour you’ll take the evening train from Dublin to Galway to see more of rural Ireland.

Day 4Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

Today you’ll be visiting the beautifully preserved Kylemore Abbey, a historical focal point famous for its landscaped gardens and imposing white walls. As well as exploring Ireland’s old abbeys and castles you’ll also visit Leenane, a charming mountain village hidden away. 

Finally, you’ll tour even more of Ireland’s coastline until you reach the country’s only fjord, Killary, which will delight you with its unparalleled scenery and photo-worthy views. 

Day 5Aran Islands Mini Cruise

Today you’ll take a mini-day trip from Galway up the Wild Atlantic Way to see two of the top highlights of the region, the Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island, the smallest member of the Aran Islands.

You’ll have the chance to search for dolphins and other marine life on the ferry to and from Inisheer Island, as well as to explore the historic ruins and remains on the island itself. 

Day 6Travel to Cork

Today you’ll travel from Galway to Cork in the morning via bus. Once you arrive you’ll have a chance to get settled in before beginning your next tour which will be a guided walking tour of the city. 

The Cork Walking Tour will take you around the city highlights and give you an insight into life in this lively, maritime city both in the past and in the present. 

Day 7Depart from Cork

Today will be the last day of your Irish tour. You’ll leave from Cork at your chosen time with plenty of fun photos and holiday stories to share when you get home.

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

Holiday with friends & family. No week long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

No week-long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

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Additional Days

+ Additional Day

If you would like even more time to explore Ireland you can add an extra day to your tour (at an additional cost) and visit even more attractions such as:

Dublin Castle: this popular tour is a must for history enthusiasts, amateur photographers, and anyone wanting to add another famous castle to their list. 

Guinness Storehouse: this one is for all the beer enthusiasts, you can combine your favorite beverage with a culture tour and a fresh insight into Ireland’s signature product. 

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Free amendments due to covid with our travel insurance

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Flexible Bookings

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Quality Promise

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Our Promises

100% Financial Cover

Your money is 100% protected in a trust bank account

Covid Cover

Free amendments due to covid with our travel insurance

Flexible Bookings

Amend your booking up to 1 month before travel

Quality Promise

Find the same quality of holiday for less & we’ll match the price

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