Private tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland

Private tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland

Dublin, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Northern Ireland

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Trip Overview

Set off on a 10-day exploration of Ireland's best sights including Dublin, the Wild Atlantic Way, enchanting castles and ancient Newgrange. Then make your way to Northern Ireland to see the Giant's Causeway, the Titanic Museum and Belfast. Breathtaking scenery of the island, the taste of Irish signature whisky straight out of a distillery, the sound of Irish music - the memories of the trip that will last a lifetime.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.79 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    9 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    A cruise
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Beautiful scenery
    Exceptional tour guides
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Dublin

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the exit gate and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room. As an option you may take the famous Luas - a modern local tram.

 

Day 2

Dublin City Tour & Irish Dance Night

After a full Irish breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.

During the sightseeing tour, you see many of Dublin’s icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where we include entrance fees to see the famous Book of Kells.

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and in the afternoon you may choose to visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, The Guinness Storehouse, The Dublin Writers Museum or any of the great museums and galleries.

In the evening we invite you to enjoy a show of traditional Irish music, dance and dinner for which Ireland is famous worldwide. The cast of dancers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance will provide you with the flavor of different styles of Irish dance. Transfers are not included, you may take a taxi or walk to the Belvedere.

Day 3

Dublin to County Cork - Exploring Ireland's Countryside

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. You are met by your guide who takes you to the south west of Ireland.

The first stop during your trip is The Rock of Cashel, the site that St. Patrick chose to make the head of his church in Ireland. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.

Your trip continues with a stop at the stunning Blarney Castle where you have the chance to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence.

Your final destination for today is beautiful Ballycotton Bay, County Cork. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free for you to enjoy pubs and restaurants in the city center.

Day 4

Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney

After breakfast in the hotel, you check out. The day starts with the unique experience of visiting the Jameson Distillery. You will have a guided tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, watch a movie about 200 years history of the brand and try a signature Jameson drink.

Later you depart Cork and travel along the wild and rugged south and west coast, which is part of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way route.

Today is all about the very best Irish scenery and truly breathtaking panoramas that present a new vista with every mile. During the day you enjoy a number of magnificent photo stops.

You first make a stop to view the beautiful scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale. You then travel along the coastline to Skibbereen and around Bantry Bay - one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

There is time for lunch in the picturesque village of Kenmare after which in the afternoon you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry along the lakes and the national park.

Your final destination today is the popular town of Killarney. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free and you can take the hotel shuttle to town to enjoy Ireland’s most famous tourist town and all of the great pubs and restaurants.

  • Optional accommodation upgrade: An accommodation upgrade to Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney is available upon request (90 USD total for double / 150 USD total for single).

Day 5

The Dingle Peninsula

Today after breakfast you are met by your guide. This day is dedicated to a memorable day tour to the Dingle Peninsula - a journey that takes in the wild and rugged beauty of the Slea head Drive - once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic.

The peninsula is littered with archaeological remains and secluded sandy beaches. Dingle Town is one of Ireland’s quickly disappearing Gaeltacht regions where Irish is the first language.

In the evening you return back to Killarney for an evening at your leisure.

Day 6

Visit to Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet with your guide. Today you are travelling north with a short stop in the pretty town of Adare, regarded as Ireland's prettiest town.

You then stop at the famous Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park where you enjoy its sights as you stroll from house to house of the charming village street.

Afterwards, you make your way to The Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Today you get to enjoy the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and as a highlight of your day - a one hour Cliffs of Moher Cruise.

After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region followed by a scenic drive to the city of Galway.

Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.

 

Day 7

Belfast City Tour

After delicious breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you meet with your guide and make your way to Belfast - Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912.

Upon arrival to Belfast, you are taken to the hotel for check-in. After short rest, you go on a walking city tour with a local guide.

During the tour you learn about the history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland, visit the International Wall, Peace Wall, and take in the beautiful sights of Carrickfergus Castle, Victoria Park and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

The highlight of your day is a visit to the famous Titanic Museum that is situated where the actual liner was built!

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

 

Day 8

Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

After breakfast get ready for an exciting day trip! Together with your guide set forth to the Giant's Causeway - Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Upon arrival, you have free time to explore Giant's Boot, Wishing Chair, The Camel and Shepherds' Steps and some time for the Visitor Center.

Then make a stop at the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - the exhilarating crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. You can take a walk across it (own expense) and try hard not to look down at the 100-feet (30-meter) drop! Then on to Dark Hedges road - Northern Irish filming location that was used in the award-winning 'Game of Thrones'.

After the tour, you return to your hotel in Belfast and have the rest of the day free.

 

Day 9

Visit to Bru Na Boinne, Newgrange and Return to Dublin

Following breakfast, you check out and carry on towards Dublin via Hillsborough Castle & Gardens - one of the most beautiful, and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland. Hillsborough is the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland, and has also been used as the residence for the Secretary of State since the 1970's.

Continue to Bru Na Boinne - UNESCO Heritage site. Locally, the monuments of Bru Na Boinne are called 'the caves' that were built by a Neolithic society.

You then carry on to ancient Newgrange - a Stone Age monument considered the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Afterwards, you are taken to Dublin Airport hotel for rest before your flight back home the next day.

 

Day 10

Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

 


Hotels

9 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation in top-pick centrally located 4-star hotels in Dublin, Killarney, Galway and Belfast and a scenic countryside hotel in County Cork;
  • Breakfasts at hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide / driver;
  • Irish dances night show with 3-course dinner, Jameson Distillery tour, Cliffs of Moher Cruise;
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary;
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, optional services, personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • Two guided city tours of Belfast and Dublin
  • A show of traditional Irish music, dance and dinner
  • A tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • One hour Cliffs of Moher cruise
  • A visit to the Jameson Distillery
  • A tour of Giant's Causeway (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

What to Know

  • The currency used by default in Ireland is Euro. Although in Northern Ireland, you will need Pound Sterling as it is part of the UK. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Ireland and Northern Ireland are up to your discretion. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,689
Deposit $938
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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,689
Deposit $938

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