Private tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland - Firebird Tours ®
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
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    10 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    2 train rides
    A cruise
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Beautiful scenery
    Jameson Distillery Tour
  • MEALS
  • 10 breakfasts
    2 tastings
    1 dinner

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Dublin

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.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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 you see the famous Book of Kells.

You then have a guided group tour of the original Jameson Distillery on Bow St. where it all began in 1780. The former factory founded by John Jameson where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971 now stands as a monument to Irish Whiskey. Here you explore the history and heritage and enjoy a comparative whiskey tasting.

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.

Enhance your day with these optional activities:

  • Whiskey Blending Class
  • Guinness Storehouse & Connoisseur Experience

Breakfast, dinner, and tasting are included.

Day 3
Dublin to County Cork - Exploring Ireland's Countryside

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. You are met by your driver who takes you to the train station for your train from Dublin to the Rosslare Harbour, located in south-east Ireland. The duration of your train ride is about 2 hours 45 minutes.

Upon arrival, your guide/driver meets you at the train station and takes you to board one of the most scenic train rides in the world - the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway. This family-friendly railway runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world-famous Mount Congreve Gardens - an area rich in history and which is only accessible by train.

After the 1-hour scenic train ride, your guide/driver meets you at the train station and takes you to 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 the university city of 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.

  • Alternatively, you can choose to stay overnight in a countryside hotel in County Cork.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and travel with your guide/driver 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 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 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 its great pubs and restaurants.

  • Optional accommodation upgrade: An accommodation upgrade to Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney is available upon request (130 USD per person for double / 220 USD total for single).

​​​Breakfast is included.

Day 5
The Dingle Peninsula

Today after 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.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Visit to Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

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

Your first stop is 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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Free Day in Galway & Optional Tours

Today you are free for you to enjoy and explore Galway on your own.

Alternatively, you can take one of our carefully planned optional tours or day trip:

  • Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Tour from Galway
  • Scenic Cruise of Corrib River & Lake
  • Galway Walking City Tour
  • Galway Food Tour
  • Connemara and Aran Island Food Tour

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Newgrange & Boyne Valley

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

In approximately 3 hours 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 Mellifort 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 the centrally located hotel in Belfast for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Belfast City Tour & Titanic Museum

After 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, 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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

After breakfast get ready for an exciting day trip! Together 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 whiskey 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 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.

Breakfast and a tasting are included.

Day 11
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 (40-minute drive from your hotel) or Dublin airport (2-hour drive from your hotel).

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

Breakfast is included.


Included

9 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation in top-pick centrally located 4-star hotels in Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Galway and Belfast;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Regular class train tickets Dublin - Rosslare;
  • Waterford and Suir Valley Railway scenic train ride;
  • Irish Dance Night show with 3-course dinner, Jameson Distillery tour, Cliffs of Moher Cruise, Bushmills Distillery tour;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide / driver;
  • 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; 
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.


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

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
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
based on double occupancy
$3,995
Deposit $799
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,795
Deposit $959
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Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
based on double occupancy
$3,995
Deposit $799
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,795
Deposit $959

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