9-Day Irish Explore tour from Dublin

  • Tour code: 526-1102
  • Available: Thu
  • Depart from: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
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Highlights:

Visits to Downpatrick, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Donegal town, Knock, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, Killarney, Blarney, Tramore, handweaving mill at Avoca, Glendalough; orientation drive in Dublin

Pricing Details

Single: $1843
Double (/Person): $1459
Third Person Adult: $1459
Child (Age 8-17): $1313.10
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child (Age 8-17): N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
  • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Dublin
  • Day 2 Dublin - Belfast(165 km)
  • Day 3 Belfast - Coleraine - Donegal - Sligo(277 km)
  • Day 4 Sligo - Galway - Lahinch - Ennis
  • Day 5 Ennis - Adare - Dingle - Killarney(20278 km)
  • Day 6 Killarney(17371 km)
  • Day 7 Killarney - Cork - Waterford - Tramore(6958 km)
  • Day 8 Tramore - Wicklow - Dublin(6958 km)
  • Day 9 Dublin
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Day 1 Dublin

Start your day in the "Fair City" with an orientation drive along statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought-iron decorated windows. Oscar Wilde's Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Finally, guests are invited to an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.

Ireland's most famous (and capital) city was originally a viking settlement. It is home to many landmarks and monument from across its colorful history, such as Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the Molly Malone statue, Mountjoy Square, and much more!

  • Always Visit
    The main street in the heart of Dublin, this street is lined by shops, cafes, and great architecture. The street is also home to many monuments, such as the Daniel O'Connell statue and the Parnell Monument.
  • Always Visit
    This research university is the most prestigious in Ireland. Established in 1592, it now educates over 16,000 students. Famous graduates include Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and Bram Stoker.
  • Always Visit
    The largest church in all of Ireland is the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick at Dublin. The spire at its top juts 140 feet into the sky. It was built at the end of the 12th century.
Standard Hotel: Dublin Regency or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 2 Dublin - Belfast(165 km)

Today we will drive across the border to Northern Ireland, which is park of the UK. Upon our arrival in Belfast, IE, guests are invited to join an optional historic tour of the city given by a local guide.
Standard Hotel: Belfast Ramada Encore or similar

Day 3 Belfast - Coleraine - Donegal - Sligo(277 km)

Our first stop of the day today will be Coleraine, UK, where we will visit the Giant's Causeway, an amazing natural rock formation. We will then drive back to the Republic of Ireland to visit the town of Donegal, IE, ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O'Donnell Clan. We will head to Sligo, IE, for the night.

  • Always Visit
    The Giant's Causeway is an amazing geological wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is made up of about 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that formed naturally during a volcanic eruption more than 50 million years ago.
Standard Hotel: Sligo Southern or similar

Day 4 Sligo - Galway - Lahinch - Ennis

Our Irish exploration will today take us to the town of Galway, IE, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Next, we will travel to the Lahinch, IE, area to see the amazing Cliffs of Moher. We will spend the night in Ennis, IE, where guests are invited to join a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.

This gorgeous Irish city is a quintessential example of the marriage between modern and historic. One of the most-loved tourist spots in the world, its sights include Lynch's Castle, St. Nicholas' Church, museums, theaters, and so much more.

Standard Hotel: Ennis Auburn Lodge or similar

Day 5 Ennis - Adare - Dingle - Killarney(20278 km)

In the morning we will head south, making a brief stop in the town of Adare, IE, on our way to the Dingle Peninsula, where we will take one of Ireland's most scenic drives along its Atlantic coastline. Along the way, we will see the Blasket Islands and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. We will spend the night in Killarney, IE.

  • Always Visit
    The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, is the westernmost part of Ireland. The peninsula is home to a number of archaeological sites: Ferriter's Cove has evidence of human occupation dating back up to 10,000 years and the Mesolithic era.
Standard Hotel: Killarney Court or similar

Day 6 Killarney(17371 km)

From Killarney, IE we will embark on the 100-mile coastal drive known as the Ring of Kerry. This scenic tour will take us through towns such as Adare and Limerick as well as past the gorgeous Lake of Killarney. Upon our return to the city, guests will be able to choose from several optional activities, including a horse-drawn carriage ride and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre.

  • Always Visit
    The Ring of Kerry is a 111-mile tourist drive through the county of Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. It passes by many sightseeing spots, such as the Muckross House, Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall, and much more.
Standard Hotel: Auburn Lodge or similar

Day 7 Killarney - Cork - Waterford - Tramore(6958 km)

In the morning we will head to Cork, IE to see the famous Blarney Stone. Here guests will have free time to explore the castle and shop for handmade goods. After, we will make our way to the town of Waterford, IE to see the House of Waterford Crystal and learn about crystal production. Our day ends in the resort town of Tramore, IE.

  • Always Visit
    According to local tradition, those who kiss the Blarney Stone will be bestowed with "the gift of gab," the ability to persuade others to see things your way without being insulting. Each year, thousands of people kiss the stone.

  • Always Visit
    Waterford Crystal is a company that manufactures crystals based out of (and named for) the town of Waterford, Ireland. The company's flagship facility offers visitors guided tours of the factory that explore the facets of crystal production.
Standard Hotel: Majestic or similar

Day 8 Tramore - Wicklow - Dublin(6958 km)

Today we will head north, stopping in the Wicklow, IE area to visit the Mill at Avoca Village and the see amazing glacial valley of Glendalough. Upon our arrival in Dublin in the evening, guests are invited to take an optional dinner tour of the Guinness Brewery Storehouse.

  • Always Visit
    According to their web site, "Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores. [...] There are Avoca perfumes, glassware, ceramics... we even run a world-class garden."
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    Glendalough refers to both a valley in Ireland and its most popular tourist attraction, the remains of a monastery first built in the 6th century AD by Saint Kevin. The complex at one time contained many more buildings than remain.
Standard Hotel: Jurys Inn Custom House or similar

Day 9 Dublin

After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.

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