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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
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Grand Tour of Ireland 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Dublin

Arrive in Dublin

You arrive into the port of Dublin today after taking the ferry from Holyhead. Transferring to our hotel, the 4-Star Brooks Hotel, 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
  • 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 Galway. On Day 9 we visit Celtic Crystal and explore Sligo.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 10-11 Dunluce Castle
Dunluce 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, 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
  • First and Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • Return ferry from Holyhead and Dublin

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

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

Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history


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