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Grand Tour of Ireland

14 Days from £2,395per
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(Tour code: IRP19)

Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history

Take in Ireland's famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history on an expansive tour of the Emerald Isle. With the Giant's Causeway, Dublin and Belfast, you really get an authentic taste of this marvellous country while also exploring the nation's vibrant modern scene too.

  • Dublin
  • Titanic Museum
  • Belfast
  • 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
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Selected Porterage

Grand Tour of Ireland 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Dublin

Arrive in Dublin

We arrive into the port of Dublin today after taking the ferry from Holyhead, transferring to our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Customs House, on arrival.

  • 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. This evening, we visit the Merry Ploughboys Irish Music Pub for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle

To Cork

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Kinsale Harbour
Kinsale Harbour

Kinsale Harbour cruise

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
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, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
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
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 Clifden. On Day 9 we visit Celtic Crystal and enjoy a sheep dog demonstration ahead of lunch and at Glen Keen Farm. After our authentic meal, we journey to Donegal.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 10-11 Dunlace Castle
Dunlace Castle

Slieve League and Dunluce Castle

We take the coach to see Slieve League today, as well as enjoying a journey on the Fintown Railway. We also visit Glenveagh Castle. On Day 11 we visit Dunluce Castle. Later we catch the train from Derry/Londonderry to Coleraine (Standard Class).

  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast, Dinner
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
Days 13-14 Belfast


We explore Belfast this morning on a guided city tour which includes the Titanic Museum enjoying a final farewell meal together at our hotel this evening. On Day 14, we transfer to the port in Dublin for our journey home.

  • Day 13 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 14 - Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • Return ferry from Holyhead and Dublin
  • All coach transfers
  • Porterage between Cork and Dublin

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 26 meals including 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch at an Irish farm and 12 dinners, including a farewell dinner


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Sightseeing in Dublin and Belfast
  • Bushmills Distillery and Book of Kells Exhibition
  • Blarney Castle visit and Kinsale harbour cruise
  • Celtic Steps Irish music, song and dance show
  • Coach trips to the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Excursions to Kylemore Abbey and the Titanic Museum
  • Time at Celtic Crystal
  • Dunluce Castle and Kilmainham Gao
  • Visit to Slieve League and Glenveagh National Park
  • The Giant's Causeway
  • The Merry Ploughboy Irish music pub
  • Journey on the Fintown railway and a jaunting car ride

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack
Grand Tour of Ireland

Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history


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