Welcome!! Slow, relaxed touring is our goal, so please don’t hesitate to speak up if you want to stop for photos, a restroom, tea or coffee. During the tour, if you decide that you want to take a day off to just sit around, all we ask is that you let us know so we aren’t waiting for you. We want you to return home feeling like you’ve “really” discovered and explored the places we’ve taken you. Unlike most tours we will be staying at least 2 nights at nearly every hotel to make your experience even more enjoyable. This 12 night journey will bring the very best that Ireland has to offer the visitor.
The tour starts at Dublin airport. You may like to fly in a day or two before the tour starts and spend some time in Dublin, in which case we will collect you at your hotel.
We start with a trip to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful and spiritual spots. Then we move south to see the spectacular Dunmore Cave which was first mentioned in the 9th century.
We also pay a visit to the iconic Rock of Cashel (Rock of the Kings) seat of the High Kings of Munster before a visit to the replica of the Dunbrody Famine Ship will give you an idea of life on board for the thousands of Irish families fleeing the famine and heading to America.
Blarney Castle was built over 600 years ago and it is here that will have the chance to kiss the Stone of Eloquence after which you will never again be lost for words.
The Killarney National Park is home to the world famous Lakes of Killarney which sit beneath the highest mountain range in Ireland, McGillicuddy’s Reeks.
There’s an added bonus of The Dingle Peninsular before moving north to enter the unique landscape known as The Burren
In Connemara you will see Kylemore Abbey the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys together with a visit to Cong, deep in the heart of Joyce’s country and the setting of the film “The Quiet Man”.
Travelling up to Northern Ireland there’s a stop in Athlone where, should you want; you get the opportunity to take a Viking cruise.
You then get a chance to marvel at The Seven Wonders of Fore before crossing the border.
The Ulster American Folk Museum will take you through the story of Irish emigration to the U.S.A.
After that we call in at the plantation settlement of Bellaghy to visit Bellaghy Bawn which dates from the early 17th century.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland's iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is home to a wealth of local history and legend. What will you make of it? There will also be an opportunity to take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience.
In Belfast so you can immerse yourself in the Titanic experience before heading to Armagh where you have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city.
Unfortunately we then have to take you back to Dublin airport for your return home, but we are sure that your visit will live long in the memory.
Prices start at just £1,975 per person based on 2 people sharing double/twin rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Transport to and from Dublin airport is included in the price as is entrance to the following attractions:-
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