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8 Day – Summer Tour of Ireland

A broad spectrum tour of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. You will be shown a vast array of castles, historic landmarks and places of interest. You have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Irish culture. You will take home with you memories of iconic and famous places which will stay with you forever.





7 Nights

Accommodation


10 Meals

7 Full breakfasts
3 Three course dinners


Transport

Luxury air conditioned coach
with WiFi*




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Tour Highlights

  • Belleek Pottery - Visit the famous pottery factory
  • Blarney - Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Boyle - Visit the Cistercian Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher - Visit the Atlantic Edge Exhibition
  • County Donegal - See this picturesque area
  • Dingle Peninsula - Ireland's most westerly point
  • Dublin - Panoramic sightseeing tour of the city's famous landscapes
  • Galway - See Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square
  • Knock - Visit the pilgrimage site
  • Limerick - See St Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Dublin - Sightseeing

Arrive in Dublin.  Initially relax after check-in then later your Local Specialist will take you on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin’s famous landmarks including; Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Merrion Square. It’s a fabulous start to your Irish journey.

Day 2 - Dublin, Boyle, Knock and Ballina

See the magnificent ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Tonight dine at your hotel in Ballina.

Optional Experiences

Luxurious River Shannon Cruise

The River Shannon is the longest river in the British Isles, and is immortalised in songs and legends. Come with us for a cruise on this stunning river, through the beautiful countryside of counties Leitrim and Roscommon. You’ll also enjoy refreshments on the luxurious Moon River Pleasure Cruiser.
Adult Price: €30.00

Day 3 - Belleek and County Donegal

Journey over the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. See traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to visit the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. You will also see the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina.

Optional Experiences

Fine Dining in a Stately Home

We’ll travel by coach to an award-winning restaurant in a quirky, 19c neo-gothic manor house. Here you’ll be served authentic locally-sourced food in an elegant setting.
Adult Price: €55.00

Irish Traditions and Song

Tonight, you’ll enjoy Irish hospitality in a cosy local pub. Experience the folk tradition and enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.
Adult Price: €27.00

Day 4 - Ballina, Westport, Galway and Shannon

This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle?

Optional Experiences

Medieval Castle Banquet

Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of the castle. The court jester will make an appearance, as will the castle’s musicians and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – giving you an evening you won’t forget.
Adult Price: €69.00

Day 5 - Cliffs of Moher

This morning travel to the western coast and the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Discover the history of the cliffs with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park.

Optional Experiences

Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

Take a trip to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we’ll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.
Adult Price: €20.00

Day 6 - Shannon, Dingle Peninsula and Tralee

This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel.

Optional Experiences

Celtic Steps

Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and showcasing the music of Kerry and beyond.
Adult Price: €36.00

Day 7 - Tralee, Blarney and Dublin

Visit Blarney Castle and don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday.

Optional Experiences

Dinner in Dublin City

Come to one of Dublin’s most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You’ll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.
Adult Price: €45.00

Day 8 - Depart Dublin

Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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