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Grand Tour of Ireland


Famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history

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2019 Tour code: IRP19

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Day 1 - 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 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
Dublin Castle
Day 3 - To Cork

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Blarney Castle
Day 4 - 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
Kinsale Harbour
Days 5-6 - 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
Ring of Keery
Day 7 - 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 & 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
Kylemore Abbey
Days 10-11 - 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
Dunlace Castle
Day 12 - 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
Giants Causeway
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