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Grand Tour of Ireland

(Tour code: IRP17)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 Loch Eske Castle are some of the best hotels in Ireland, qualifying this tour for our exclusive Signature stamp.


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Tour Highlights
  • 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 (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

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
Dublin Castle
Day 2

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
Blarney 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
Kinsale Harbour
Day 4

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

Cliffs of Moher

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey
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 Galway. On Day 9 we visit Connemara National Park.

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

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
Giants Causeway
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
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Giant’s Causeway
Days 13-14


We explore Belfast this morning on a guided city tour. On Day 14 we transfer to the port in Dublin for our journey home.

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

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