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Ireland & Northern Ireland

12 days6 cities
IrelandUnited Kingdom2 countries
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Private tour to Ireland, United Kingdom
Set off on a 12-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.
12 days6 cities
IrelandUnited Kingdom2 countries
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Dublin, Ireland Gallery
3
days
Ireland

The capital of Ireland, glorious Dublin, is situated on the shores of the picturesque bay on the east coast of the country. Leprechauns, exceptional beer and St. Patric's Day are just the first associations with this amazing city. In reality, Dublin keeps a lot more secrets to share with those, wishing to get to know the true Irish soul.

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1
day
Arrival & Evening Bar Crawl

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin!

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

In the evening you meet your private guide for an evening bar crawl that is an amazing way to be introduced to the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enriches your experience in Dublin!

2
day
Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience

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 you see the famous Book of Kells.

You then pay a visit to the most popular Ireland's attraction - the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and as you make your way to the 7th floor you learn about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.

  • Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.
3
day
Exploring Ireland's Countryside on the Way to Cork

In the morning you check out and meet your driver-guide to explore Ireland's countryside on the way to Cork. The first stop during your trip is the Rock of Cashel, the site that was the Seat of the High Kings of Munster and where St Patrick converted King Aengus to Christianity. 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. 

*Please, note: you may add a journey on the gorgeous Dublin – Rosslare railway line that passes Killiney Bay, the Avoca viaduct, and the waterfront in Wexford town to your route today.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

The Morgan Hotel Dublin

Enjoy your stay at the Alex Hotel in Dublin! It is located right in the city center, just 5 minutes walk from the National Gallery, and is a great start for any of your guiding tours. This 4-star hotel offers spacious, luminous rooms, with all the facilities needed for your comfortable stay.

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Dublin
Cork
8 hrs

Get ready to appreciate the allure of the most breathtaking Irish sceneries on your way to the spectacular city of Cork. The whole ride takes about 3 hours but there are several stops planned on the route.

Cork, Ireland Gallery
2
days
Ireland

Cork is the ever-bustling city full of cultural heritage, cheerful people and authentic architecture, making it a must-see while in Ireland.

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3
day
Arrival

Your final destination today is the university city of Cork. Upon arrival, you have a panoramic ride through the compact and charming 800-year-old city center. You explore the streets of the 18th century Huguenot Quarter and admire the Burges’s magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral before you arrive at your hotel and check-in.

4
day
Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney

Today you check out from the hotel and travel with your driver-guide 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 several 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. Finally, there is time for lunch in the picturesque village of Kenmare, and then you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry (its "short route" ) along the Killarney National Park.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

The Imperial Hotel
Originally designed in 1813, the 4-star Imperial Hotel in Cork offers comfortable rooms.
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Cork
Killarney
8 hrs

Relax and enjoy the beautiful route while our professional driver takes you through some of the most beautiful sceneries and towns in the area. The drive from Cork to Killarney takes about 1.5 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Killarney, Ireland Gallery
2
days
Ireland

Located by the postcard-like Killarney lakes, the lovely Irish town of Killarney is part of the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, making it a popular destination among tourists in the area.

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4
day
Arrival

Your final destination today is the popular town of Killarney.

Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for 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 its great pubs and restaurants.

5
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The Dingle Peninsula on the Way to Limerick

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and are met by your guide-driver. 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.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Randles Hotel, Killarney

The impressive Randles Hotel is a getaway to the unique Killarney National Park, one of the most remarkable places in Ireland, as the property is located right beside it. It provides light and ample guestrooms, fitted with various modern amenities, great service, and a wide choice of on-site facilities to make your holiday unforgettable.

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Killarney
Limerick
8 hrs

Let our experienced driver take care of your fast and safe journey, while you sit back and enjoy the postcard-like views through your window. The drive from Killarney to Limerick takes about 2 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Limerick, Ireland
2
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Ireland

Located in the Munster province in southern Ireland, the city of Limerick features marvelous architecture, as well as an abundant cultural scene with numerous museums, restaurants and green spaces for your leisurely activities.

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5
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Arrival

In the evening you arrive in Limerick and check-in to your centrally-located hotel.

6
day
Trip for Galway & Cliffs of Moher Tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet with your guide-driver. 

Your first stop is the famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where you enjoy its sights as you stroll from house to house of the charming village street. Afterward, 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 pay s visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region. 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.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Limerick Strand Hotel

Looking for a hotel, settled close to the Thomond Park, the Limerick Milk Market, and the King John's Castle, as well as boasting great service and comfortable guestrooms? In this case, the Limerick Strand Hotel is a great accommodation option to consider for your Irish holiday.

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Limerick
Galway
8 hrs

On your way from Limerick to Galway, enjoy your comfortable and worry-free car journey through the beautiful sceneries of Ireland. The drive takes about 2 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Galway City Gallery
4
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Ireland

Galway is the perfect fusion of culture, nature, and architecture to be explored on your next getaway. Located in western Ireland, the harbor city provides with monumental sites to visit, such as the imposing St Nicholas's Church.

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6
day
Arrival

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.

7
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Free Day

Spend the day exploring Galway on your own or enjoy an optional tour or a day trip. Whichever you choose, there is no wrong way to experience Ireland!

8
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Half-day Tour to a Traditional Irish Farm

After breakfast, you are transferred to Rathbaun Farm in Ardrahan where you get an insight into farming life both past and present. Today you hear many interesting stories about the daily chores of a rural farmer and have a chance to participate in shearing sheep and feeding the lambs experience. 

9
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Newgrange & Boyne Valley on the Way to Belfast

After breakfast at your hotel, you check out, meet your guide-driver and continue your journey.

Approximately 3 hours after leaving Galway, you reach Newgrange (or Brú na Bóinne in Irish) & Boyne Valley. Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a prehistoric circular mound built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. 

Then you proceed to explore the other highlights of the Boyne Valley: the Monasterboice remains of an early Christian monastic settlement, the Mellifont Abbey, which is one of the first Cistercian abbeys in Ireland, and the Hill of Tara, an ancient coronation site for Irish High Kings and the seat of the High King of Ireland where the Druid forefather ruled supremely before the arrival of Christianity. After the tour, your guide-driver transfers you to Belfast.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway

Providing beautiful views of Galway Bay, the Galmont Hotel & Spa is set right in the heart of the city. It boasts an on-site award-winning spa center and top-notch service. Apart from the spa, the property features impressive facilities such as the Marinas Grill or the Coopers Bar and Lounge.

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Galway
Belfast
8 hrs

Travel across Ireland while comfortably seated in a private car and let our professional driver take care of the journey, during which you traverse some undoubtedly scenic landscapes and towns. The drive from Galway to Belfast takes about 4 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Belfast, Northern Ireland Gallery
4
days
United Kingdom

Nestled in the extraterrestrial surroundings of wild Irish nature, Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland which represents a vivid mix of history, art, and exceptional landscapes.

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9
day
Arrival

Welcome to to the capital of Northern Ireland - Belfast! Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is 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.

10
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Belfast City Tour & Titanic Museum

After a delicious breakfast, you meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and start your walking city tour of Belfast.

During the tour, you learn about the history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland, visit the International Wall and the Peace Wall, which remind you about the troubled past of the city. In addition, you explore the most iconic sites and some hidden gems of the city as Belfast City Hall, Albert Clock, and the Cathedral Quarter.

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

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and free the rest of the day.

11
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Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting day trip! With your guide/driver, set forth to the unique and mysterious rock formations - the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you have some free time to explore Giant's Boot, Wishing Chair, The Camel and Shepherds' Steps, and some time for the Visitor Center.

You 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!

Today you also visit the world's oldest whisky distillery, Old Bushmills Distillery, where you tour a working distillery with all the associated sights and smells and have a tasting.

Then you proceed to the Dark Hedges road - Northern Irish filming location 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.

12
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Departure from Belfast or Dublin

This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and your driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight. You may choose to depart from Belfast airport (a 40-minute drive from your hotel) or, at an extra charge, from Dublin airport (a 2-hour drive from your hotel).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Ten Square Hotel, Belfast

The striking Ten Square Hotel is located right in the city center of the beautiful capital of Northern Ireland. It prides itself on excellent service, great in-house facilities, and cozy guestrooms. The property boasts amazing on-site dining, including the Linen Bar and the Jospers Steakhouse, famous for its mouthwatering steaks.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast and a heritage country house hotel in Killarney;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Guinness Storehouse group tour;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide-drivers;
  • Entrance tickets to: Trinity College Library, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Newgrange, Titanic Museum, Giant's Causeway Visitor Center; 
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, as well as all taxes and fees.

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Tour Highlights

  • Two guided city tours of Belfast and Dublin
  • A tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • A visit to the Guinness Storehouse
  • 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