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Grand Tour of Ireland

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The trip was excellent with some time to wander.
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(Tour code: IRP18)

Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history

Take in Ireland's famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history on a premium tour of Ireland. With the Giant's Causeway, Dublin and Belfast, you really get an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle. Our destination hotels, including Lough Eske Castle are some of the best hotels in Ireland, adding an extra touch of luxury to this exquisite tour.

  • Dublin
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Kinsale Harbour Cruise
  • Cliffs of Moher & Kylemore Abbey
  • Bushmills Distillery with a tasting
  • Connemara National Park
  • Slieve League
  • Dunluce Castle
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Grand Tour of Ireland 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Dublin

Arrive in Dublin

Following your flight to Ireland, please make your way to our hotel the 4-Star Brooks Hotel. Here meet the rest of your group and the Tour Manager in time for dinner. 

  • Dinner
Day 2 Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle

Dublin sightseeing

Today we explore Dublin on a sightseeing tour, seeing the Jameson Distillery and the book of Kells.

  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Jameson Distillery
  • The Book of Kells
Day 3 Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle

To Cork

Transfer from Dublin by 1st class train to Cork. Later we visit Blarney Castle with a local guide.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Blarney Castle
Day 4 Kinsale Harbour
Kinsale Harbour

Kinsale Harbour cruise

Take an enjoyable cruise around Kinsale Harbour today. Afterwards we return to Cork for free time before the journey back to Kinsale.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Cruise around Kinsale Harbour
Days 5-6 Ring of Keery
Ring of Keery

Celtic Steps & the Ring of Kerry

Today we travel by coach to Killarney. Tonight we see a captivating performance at the Celtic Steps show. On Day 6 we drive the Ring of Kerry, and take a ride on the Killarney Jaunting Cars.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Celtic Steps
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Ring of Kerry
Day 7 Cliffs Of Moher
Cliffs Of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The mesmerising Cliffs of Moher serve as our destination today on a coach trip.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Cliffs of Moher
Days 8-9 Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey & Connemara

We visit Kylemore Abbey today, a Benedictine Monastery on the grounds of Kylemore Castle. Later we have free time in Galway. On Day 9 we visit Connemara National Park.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Connemara National Park.
Days 10-11 Dunlace Castle
Dunlace Castle

Slieve League and Dunluce Castle

We take the coach to see Slieve League today. On Day 11 we visit Dunluce Castle, supposedly the inspiration for C.S Lewis' Cair Paravel in the Chronicles of Narnia. Later we catch the train from Derry Derry / Londonderry to Coleraine (standard class) on a wonderfully scenic ride through Northern Ireland's beautiful countryside.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Slieve League
  • Dunluce Castle
Day 12 Giants Causeway
Giants Causeway

Bushmills Distillery & Giant’s Causeway

We enjoy time at the famous Bushmills Distillery with and opportunity to taste the produce. We then take a ride to the Giant's Causeway.

  • Breakfast
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Giant’s Causeway
Days 13-14 Belfast


We explore Belfast this morning on a guided city tour. On Day 14 once checked out of the hotel you are free to leave at your leisure.

  • Day 13 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 13 - Guided City Tour
  • Day 14 - Breakfast

Recommended airports

We recommend that for this tour you arrange inbound flights to Dublin airport (DUB), approximately 10 miles from your base in Dublin, and outbound flights from Belfast Airport (BFS), approximately 15 miles from your base in Belfast. 

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included

An escorted experience

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • First Class rail travel unless otherwise described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 24 meals including 13 breakfasts and 11 dinners


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Sightseeing in Dublin
  • The Jameson Distillery and the Bushmills Distillery
  • The Book of Kells Exhibition
  • Blarney Castle visit
  • Kinsale Harbour Cruise
  • Celtic Steps Show
  • Coach trips to the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Excursion to Kylemore Abbey
  • Scenic drive around Connemara National Park
  • Time at Dunluce Castle
  • Visit to Slieve League and Glenveagh National Park
  • Giant's Causeway
  • The Merry Ploughboys Irish Music Pub

Not Included

  • Flights and airport transfers
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Grand Tour of Ireland

Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history


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