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‘Discover the Island of Ireland in this complete tour of the country!'

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Dublin Airport. After picking up your car rental, transfer into the city and check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, spend a few moments exploring this historic capital city. Perhaps visit Trinity College to see the famous book of Kells, or maybe get to experience the Guinness Storehouse. Overnight: Dublin area.

On your way to Cork visit Kilkenny. Kilkenny's heritage is evident in the city and surroundings including the historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, Black Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral. Overnight: Cork area.

Before you leave Cork, explore the English Market. Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. Alternatively visit the Titanic Experience in Cobh. The location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America. Continue onwards to The ‘Kingdom’ of County Kerry. Overnight: Kerry area.

Today depart for the town of Killarney and visit Killarney National Park and onward to the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry brings you along the Atlantic Coast and is one of the highlights of a trip to Ireland. The breath-taking beauty of the landscape on the peninsula will delight you. Overnight: Kerry area.

This morning enjoy another beautiful scenic route. The Dingle Peninsula has something to offer to everyone. Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented crafts persons and some of the best surfing in Ireland. Overnight: Limerick area.

On the way to Galway you will cross the Burren region, which is often likened to a moonscape because of the lack of vegetation. You can also visit nearby Cliffs of Moher – majestic cliffs which rise 215 metres out of the Atlantic and stretch for more than 7 kilometres. Continue on to Galway City. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably. Continue on to your overnight hotel. Overnight: Galway area.

Discover the wilderness of Connemara today. Connemara, whose inhabitants still speak Irish, is without doubt the wildest and most romantic part of Ireland. Bewitchingly hidden between mountains and lakes and surrounded by rhododendrons, lies the gothic style Kyle more Abbey. Afterwards visit Connemara National Park. This impressive park is situated at the foot of the Diamond Mountain, which is 727 metres high. Overnight: Galway area.

On your way through Sligo you can visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery which has over 60 stone circle and passage tombs making it one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe. A must for visitors interested in Archaeology. After your visit continue towards Donegal town. Overnight: Donegal area.

Today why not visit the Slieve League Cliffs. Europe's highest sea cliffs, although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, Slieve League's Cliffs reach almost three times higher, but you won’t really notice. As most part of Co. Donegal this site is largely untouched by tourism and walks through a largely unspoilt landscape which gives you a spectacular view of the coast and the cliff face. Also you can visit the Glenveagh National Park. A spectacular 16,500 hectares (40,000 acres) of scenic mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer, Glenveagh is one of Ireland's protected natural parks managed by the State. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show on the area. Overnight: Donegal area.

Travel towards Derry. Derry has a heavy historical past and has suffered the 'Troubles'. Today Derry enjoys the advantages of the new peaceful atmosphere in Northern Ireland politics and its city centre is again lively and pleasant. You will appreciate a walk in the colourful and well looked after historical city, which boast good shopping, pubs and cafes. Overnight: Derry area.

En route to Belfast, visit the Giant’s Causeway. The new visitor centre explores the major themes of mythology, geology, landscape, ecology, culture and social history based on the UNESCO World Heritage site that consists of 40,000 basalt polygonal columns formed 60 million years ago after a volcanic eruption. In 2015, Conde Nast Traveller magazine included hopping the stones of the Giant's Causeway as one of the '50 things to do in Europe before you die'. Also you can visit the Old Bush mills Distillery. A guided visit commences with an excellent short film on the history and distillation of Irish whiskey, followed by a 20-minute tour of the distillery. The visit finishes in the distillery pub with a tasting. Overnight: Belfast area.

Depart for Dublin and visit the Boyne Valley. The Boyne valley is without a doubt the most historical region of the whole island, therefore it is not surprising to find here the most important Irish monuments such as new grange, Knowth or Loughcrew Cairns. These are megalithic tombs, dating from 2500 B.C, located along the valley of the river Boyne. Overnight: Dublin area.

Transfer to the airport and take your flight back home.

Inclusions

All Packages can be customised and… Are on bed and breakfast basis, unless advised otherwise.
o Exclude transport, at the exception of rail packages
Can be sold on free-sale basis, please contact us for block out dates and specific terms.
o Can be done by car rental or with a chauffeur guide.
o Rates include VAT at 20%
The accommodation services listed are examples, those can be replaced according to availability.

Exclusions

Services not listed above.

Rates quoted excluding transport.

Notes

Mixed Accommodation: 5 Nights in B&Bs, 7 Nights in 3* Hotels.

Example Accommodations (Or Similar): Dublin-Maldron Hotel Newlands cross/ Cork-B&B / Kerry-Torc Hotel / Limerick-B&B / Galway-Shearwater Hotel / Sigo-8&8 / Donegal-B&B / Antrim-B&B.

 

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Dublin-Cork-Killarney-Kerry-Limerick-Galaway-Sligo-Donegal -Derry-Belfast-Dublin

Periodic Departure
01 Jan, 2024 to 31 Mar, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 1,792 P P twin share
AUD 2,759 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2024 to 31 May, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 1,864 P P twin share
AUD 2,832 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Oct, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 1,864 P P twin share
AUD 2,832 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Jun, 2024 to 30 Sep, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,107 P P twin share
AUD 3,074 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 1,792 P P twin share
AUD 2,759 P P single
AVAILABLE

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