Shamrock Royal NEW TOUR
Explore the magical island of Ireland on this luxury coach tour of Ireland. Relax with our two and three night stays in first class hotels, enjoy a hearty full Irish breakfast daily, as well as 8 evening meals. Discover the traditional yet cosmopolitan cites of Dublin, Cork, Belfast. Be inspired by the magical landscapes, quaint fishing villages. You will truly enjoy the best of Ireland on the delightful fully inclusive tour.
You will be met on arrival by your driver/guide and taken to the seaside town of Malahide where the remainder of the day will be at leisure. This evening you will enjoy an early dinner at the hotel.
Dinner/ Overnight Grand Hotel, Malahide
Today we make our way into the beautiful city of Dublin. We will take a panoramic tour of Dublin City, driving through statue-lined O’Connell Street, and elegant Georgian Squares to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College, before checking into your hotel. Tonight enjoy a leisurely dinner at any of the many restaurant choices in Dublin city (own expense).
Overnight Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Today you will visit the Guinness Storehouse, where you can enjoy a tour & a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, with wonderful views over the city. The remainder of the day you are free to further explore Dublin’s ‘Fair City’ with your hop on/hop off sightseeing bus ticket. This evening you are free to enjoy the pubs and craic - Irish for fun! (own expense)
Overnight – Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Dublin's Fair City
Today is a free day to continue exploring Dublin with your sightseeing pass or you may wish to indulge in some retail therapy at some of the fine shops the city has to offer. Tonight you will enjoy an Irish evening with dinner & some lively entertainment at the Abbey Tavern.
Dinner/ Overnight – Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Saint Patrick’s Country & Belfast
Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located in the Protestant Shankhill Road and the Catholic Falls Road – a unique cultural experience.
Dinner/ Overnight – Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Titanic & Crumlin Gaol
This morning we visit Crumlin Gaol, where you will learn the fascinating history of the prison, which was home to many political prisoners during the times of ‘The Troubles’. Next we visit the iconic Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience, which tells the story of the infamous ship, and is located on the slipways where it was built. This afternoon you have free time to explore the city.
Overnight – Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Giant’s Causeway & Derry
This morning we drive north along the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a must see on your Northern Ireland visit! We then continue to Derry where a local guide will tell the ‘Story of Derry’ on a walking tour of this historic walled city with a local guide.
Dinner/ Overnight – Everglades Hotel, Derry
Belleek Pottery & Yeat’s Country
Today we travel south through Donegal town to Mullaghmore for views of Donegal Bay and on to Belleek to visit the world famous porcelain factory. We then enter the romantic domain of W.B. Yeats via Drumcliffe where he is buried, before continuing to Sligo town.
Dinner/ Overnight – Clayton Hotel, Sligo
The Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Banquet
On route to Bunratty, enjoy the iconic scenery of Connemara with a stop at the stunning Kylemore Abbey for a guided tour. Next we traverse the Burren region before viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy an entertaining Medieval Banquet this evening.
Dinner/ Entertainment/ Overnight - Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
This morning, we will take an excursion to uncover the breath-taking scenery of the 100 km Dingle Ring. View the Blasket Islands as we round Slea Head and enjoy the views of the lakes on route to Killarney, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights. Dinner will be at your own leisure in Killarney tonight (own expense).
Overnight – Scott’s Hotel, Killarney
The Ring of Kerry & Jaunting Ride
After breakfast we head for the Ring of Kerry, a 100 mile panoramic driving route featuring seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney. This afternoon, enjoy a truly authentic Irish experience as we take a special adventure through Killarney on a horse-drawn jaunting cart. Enjoy spectacular views of Killarney National Park. This evening, after dinner in the hotel, you will enjoy an evening of song and dance at the Celtic Steps show in Tralee.
Dinner/ Entertainment/ Overnight – Scott’s Hotel, Killarney
Cork City & Waterford Crystal
Leaving Kerry we travel east via some stunning landscapes as we head for County Cork. Stop in Cork City and enjoy the lovely English Market. We will also stop in Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone, Castle & Gardens (optional). We continue to the city of Waterford, and visit the new Waterford Crystal centre before travelling to the historic city of Kilkenny.
Dinner/ Overnight – Hotel Minella, Clonmel
We travel back to Dublin via Avoca in Wicklow where we will have some time for shopping! This evening is at leisure (dinner own expense).
Overnight - Celbridge Manor Hotel, Co. Dublin
Glendalough & the Wicklow Mountains
Today we depart for the Early Medieval monastic settlement of Glendalough. Set within the Wicklow Mountains National Park with scenic lakes and picturesque valleys, the settlement was founded by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. Tonight we have a farewell dinner at our hotel in Celbridge, County Dublin.
Dinner/ Overnight – Celbridge Manor Hotel, Co. Dublin
Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel.
- Giant's Causeway
- Kylemore Abbey
- Burren of Clare
- Cliffs of Moher
- Dingle Peninsula
- Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver / guide
- 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- All rooms ensuite
- 14 full Irish breakfasts
- 7 table d'hote evening meals in hotels
- Irish evening with dinner & entertainment at the Abbey Tavern
- Medieval Banquet Dinner in Bunratty
- Celtic Steps show in Killarney
- Admissions to: Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Crumlin Road Gaol, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway Centre, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Waterford Crystal Centre, Glendalough National Park
- Walking tour of Derry City
- Jaunting car ride through Killarney
- Dublin City Hop On Hop Off bus tour
- Baggage handling charges at all hotels on 1 piece of luggage
- Service charges and local taxes