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Explore the Emerald Isle on this most in-depth of Irish experience crossing two countries (Ireland and Northern Ireland of UK). Let your guide show you spectacular sights like the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry; and tells ancient mythical tales at an epic stone tomb.

Taste well-known Irish cuisine including Irish Beef Stew, Soda Bread, shellfish, Guinness and Irish Cream. No wonder the Irish have been declared the happiest people in Europe. Perhaps you will bring home some of that happiness as well!

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11 Days, 9 Nights: Belfast, Londonderry, Galway, Killarney, Dublin

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TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Belfast Orientation Tour
  • Portrush City Tour
  • Bushmills City Tour
  • Dunluce Castle (Photo Op)
  • Gaint’s Causeway Visitor Centre*
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Slieve League Cliff
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Poulnabrone Dolmen
  • Doolin City Tour
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Limerick City Tour
  • King John’s Castle (Photo Op)
  • Adare Town
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Slea Head (View Blasket Islands)
  • Eco-Boat Tour (
  • Skellig Michael*
  • & Skellig Beag)
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Stone
  • Rock of Cashel*
  • Hore Abbey
  • Trinity College (Books of Kells)
  • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Guinness Storehouse

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

CLIFFS OF MOHER & BIRDS
Standing 700 feet high and running for about 9 miles, the majestic Cliffs of Moher are also home to large numbers of nesting seabirds.

STUNNING LANDSCAPES

Stunning yet unspoiled scenic places are Ireland’s main attractions. From the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, to the Giant’s Causeway, each inspires its own unusual magical moment to the visitor.

ABUNDANT PREHISTORIC, MEDIEVAL SITES

Humans have inhabited Ireland since 10,500 BC. There are many spectacular prehistoric sites to visit including the Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle and more…

THE ROCK OF CASHEL
Another old Irish legend claims the Rock of Cashel is a result of the devil taking a bite from a tall mountain called the Devil's Bit.
Temple Bar
Evening out, Dublin

MUSIC & FRIENDLY STORYTELLING CULTURE

You will experience the Irish friendliness in many places. Enjoy a pint at one of the many pubs and you may be entertained by Irish folk music and local tales in Irish Gaelic. Oh, don’t forget the renowned Guinness Storehouse.


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1

USA/CAN Airport - Dublin (DUB)

Depart from your USA or Canada airport to fly to Dublin, Ireland. Night on board the aircraft.
*If your flight departs in the early morning hours, you must arrive at the airport the night before the departure day i.e. early Friday morning means Thursday night!
2

Arrive Dublin | Belfast

Welcome to Ireland. At Dublin Airport you'll be met and driven to Belfast. Check into your hotel (after 3 pm). This evening, start your vacation with a short orientation tour of Belfast. 1 night stay at Belfast.
3

Belfast - Londonderry | N Ireland Coastal Excursion

After breakfast, check-out and drive to Londonderry. 
Enroute enjoy a half day tour of Portrush and Bushmills on the coast, including a photo op at the medieval Dunluce Castle and a visit to Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre. Giant's Causeway is an intriguing volcanic rock formation (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Followed by a visit to the heart stopping Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Ballintoy.
1 night stay at Londonderry.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

MEDIEVAL DUNLUCE CASTLE
Witness the filming location for the 'House of Greyjoy', ruler of the Iron Islands in “Game of Thrones”, like you've never seen it before.

IRISH LEGEND
The Giant's Causeway was built by the Irish giant Finn MacCool for a crossing to confront his Scottish rival.

50-MILLION-YEAR-OLD VOLCANIC ROCK
Giant's Causeway resulted from successive flows of lava inching toward the coast and cooling when they contacted the sea./em>

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Londonderry - Galway | Slieve League Cliff

After breakfast, check out and drive to Galway. Enroute, experience the magic of Ireland's highest sea cliffs at Slieve League in Teelin.
2 nights stay at Galway.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFF, IRELAND
You'll see the Atlantic Ocean swirling and crashing onto the rocks below. These sea cliffs are among the highest in Europe.

5

Galway | Cliffs Of Moher & Poulnabrone Dolmen

Proceed with an excursion to Liscannor to visit the towering Cliffs of Moher - Ireland’s favorite visitor attraction that lies southwest of town. Walk the safe paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.   Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit.  These most famous cliffs in Ireland will leave you awestruck, creating vivid memories that will stay forever.
Visit Poulnabrone Dolmen that is Ireland's oldest megalithic monument and an epic portal tomb made of massive stones.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

CLIFFS OF MOHER & BIRDS
Standing 700 feet high and running for about 9 miles, the majestic Cliffs of Moher are also home to large numbers of nesting seabirds.

POULNABRONE DOLMEN
This monument’s name means “the hole of the sorrows” and is an epic portal tomb constructed using massive stones.

6

Galway - Killarney | Doolin, Bunratty Castle, Limerick

Check-out and transfer to Killarney. Enroute we take a city tour of Doolin. Later we proceed to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park featuring a replica village in a rural setting. Continue to Limerick for a city tour including a view of King John's Castle. Later we stop at a heritage town, Adare, before arriving in Killarney.
3 nights stay at Killarney.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
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Killarney | Dingle Peninsula

Travel from Killarney along the Dingle Peninsula and listen to tales of the region’s rich folklore and heritage. Visit Slea Head — widely considered to boast the Dingle Peninsula’s finest views — and gaze out over the windswept cliffs to the Blasket Islands as the Atlantic waves roll in. Gain insight into the region’s sandstone geology and early medieval history. Return to Killarney for the night.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

DINGLE BAY
Bohemian, artistic, and genuinely friendly, Dingle is famed for its hardware pubs (where you can buy a pint, hardware tools and wellies).

8

Killarney | Skellig Michael, Ring Of Kerry

Today we explore the spectacular scenery of the real Ring of Kerry and unearth the true secrets of the wild Skellig Islands.
Arrive in Portmagee, which is the gateway to the Skellig Islands and take an eco-boat tour that circles both islands. Come right up close to Skellig Michael (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Skellig Beag to experience their unique magical setting on the very edge of the World and their incredible wildlife. Learn about the Monks who lived on the largest of the Skellig Islands from the 6th-12th century and hear how some of Hollywood’s biggest stars showed up in this tiny coastal setting. Proceed on the Ring of Kerry slowly making our way to Killarney, stopping at many spectacular vista points to learn about how each location has shaped their history and the opportunity to take that one picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of your Skellig experience. Return to Killarney for the night.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

THE RING OF KERRY
Feast your eyes on the emerald island on this circular drive around the Iveragh Peninsula.

SLEEPNESS IN IRELAND?
Don’t worry, there's nearly as many sheep as people in Ireland for you to count.

9

Killarney - Dublin | Blarney Stone & Rock Of Cashel

Check-out and drive to Dublin. Enroute visit the Blarney Stone in Cork. As the rumor goes, the Blarney Stone bestows the gift of the gab upon whoever kisses it. Further stop at Kilkenney - an awesome little town in Ireland. Explore the town and then head to the Rock of Cashel (a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site) - a spectacular archaeological site with a collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings set on an outcrop of limestone. Walk downhill to Hore Abbey. Arrive at Dublin and check-into the hotel. This evening we head over to the Temple Bar area for dinner and drinks in the famous pubs.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

BLARNEY CASTLE
Legend has it that planting one's lips on the limestone block at Blarney Castle, near the city of Cork, confers the gift of the gab!

THE ROCK OF CASHEL
Another old Irish legend claims the Rock of Cashel is a result of the devil taking a bite from a tall mountain called the Devil's Bit.

10

Dublin | City Tour

Today’s city tour includes Trinity College to see the Books of Kells (an 8th century illuminated Latin Gospel), Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland.
You may also like to visit the Guinness Storehouse and conclude with a pint of Guinness in the penthouse bar with a 360 degree view over Dublin. This evening feel free to enjoy live Irish music in the Irish pubs.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

KILMAINHAM GAOL
A former county prison in Dublin.

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
If you filled the glass atrium at the Guinness Storehouse, it would hold 14.3 million pints of beer.

TEMPLE BAR
Enjoy a pint in one of the many pubs in Temple Bar area or taste the whiskies at Temple Bar Pub which offers over 450 different kinds of rare whiskies (Ireland's largest collection).

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Depart Dublin – Arrive In N. America

After breakfast, transfer to Dublin International Airport (DUB) for your flight home. Most flights arrive back in North America on the same day.
*Hotel check-out time is generally around 11 am. If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding a post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Premium Class 
Belfast
Londonderry
Galway
Killarney
Dublin
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider a pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.   The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Premium Small Group (Min. 4 & Max. 16)

Year Tour Dates Start Thursday-End Sunday Premium Hotel
2021 Nov 4 – Nov 14 $3,278$3,450
2021 Dec 2 – Dec 12 $3,278$3,450
2022 Mar 3 – Mar 13 $3,278$3,450
2022 Apr 21 – May 1 $3,776$3,975
2022 May 5 – May 15 $3,776$3,975
2022 Jun 2 – Jun 12 $3,975
2022 July 7 – July 17 $3,975
2022 Aug 4 – Aug 14 $3,975
2022 Sep 8 – Sep 18 $3,975
  • ‣ Private Tour is available, please enquire.
Small Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 16 guests
  • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

Inclusions

  • ‣ Private Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

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