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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 9 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.
Today is leisurely as we all gather in our hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea in north County Dublin. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and an introduction to your travelling companions before an early dinner.
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin
St. Patrick's Country
Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones was filmed, and take the ferry boat ride to beautiful Portaferry. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique cultural experience.
Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Belfast City Hall & Titanic Quarter
A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909, followed by a tour at the Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe's top visitor attraction. The evening you are free to explore the Northern capital on your own.
Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Giant's Causeway & Derry
This morning we drive north along the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway. We then continue to Derry, where a local guide will tell the “Story of Derry” on a walking tour of this historic walled city.
Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Co. Donegal
Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
We visit Belleek, home of the world-famous porcelain factory. We then enter the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats via Drumcliffe where he is buried and other sites in Sligo associated with the life of the poet, before continuing to Westport.
Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast, Westport
Connemara remains one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey. You will have some free time this afternoon to discover the charm of Westport.
Overnight—Westport Coast, Westport
Galway City & Cliffs of Moher
We will make our way to Galway City for some free time, before driving along the southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing the Burren region, and viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. An optional medieval banquet at Knappogue Castle is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Radisson Blu, Limerick
Limerick & Adare
After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of Kerry. A panoramic tour of Limerick City is undertaken before travelling to Adare, where thatched cottages line the broad main street. We continue via Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale and arrive in the beautiful town of Killarney.
Overnight—Dromhall Hotel**, Killarney
This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride thru' Killarney National Park. We will visit the fishing port of Dingle and view the Blasket Islands as we round Slea Head. Enjoy views of the Lakes before returning to Killarney.
Dinner*/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel**, Killarney
Kenmare & Killarney
We take the short drive to the heritage town of Kenmare this morning. We then travel the Ring of Kerry road back into Killarney thru’ Moll’s Gap where we visit a traditional working sheep farm. Later this evening you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment.
Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel**, Killarney
Blarney & Tipperary
Leaving Kerry, we travel east to Blarney Castle (optional). From Cork we head to Tipperary with its lush, green landscape. We visit Cahir for a tour of one of Ireland’s best-preserved castles before arriving in medieval Kilkenny.
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Waterford & Kilkenny
Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. Next, onto Waterford for some free time to explore the Medieval town. You can visit the Viking Museums or the famous Crystal factory (both optional).
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Curragh of Kildare
This morning we travel through the Curragh of Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud. You also visit the Horse Museum and the Japanese Gardens. A panoramic tour of Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your city hotel. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Dublin's 'Fair City'
The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with some lively Irish entertainment.
Dinner/Overnight—Gresham Hotel, 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
- Cahir Castle
- Saint Patrick's Country
- Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- All rooms ensuite
- 14 full Irish breakfasts
- 7 table d'hote evening meals in hotels
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Visit the top voted tourist attraction in Europe - Titanic Experience in Belfast
- Dinner and entertainment at Quill's farmhouse, Muckross Park
- Farewell dinner and entertainment in Dublin
- Admissions to: Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway Centre, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Cahir Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kissane Sheep Farm, Irish National Stud & Gardens
- Walking tour of Derry City
- Jaunting car ride through Killarney
- Baggage handling charges