Day All-Ireland Tour
One of the world’s greatest experiences! Belfast, Giants Causeway, Historic Derry, Donegal, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Blarney Castle and loads more besides. The finest Guides Mother Ireland ever produced! Includes all accommodation, breakfasts and entrance fees.
Day 1: Dublin to Belfast
Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 8am and begin your adventures at Drogheda where youll see the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (executed 1681) in St. Peters Cathedral. Cross the border at South Armagh. A fascinating evening in Belfast awaits. We strongly recommend the world famous Black Taxi tour (optional) to view the Peace wall and political murals.
Day 2: Belfast to Historic Derry
A glorious touring day! Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll see the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (seasonal), walk the Giants Causeway and take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle. Overnight in Historic Derry. The famous Paddywagon Pizza & Punch night!! (optional)
Day 3: Donegal Day Tour
Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1601) and the well known Bogside district. After Lunch we'll go off on a marvellous half day tour of Donegal, and the divine Glenveagh National Park. Remote beauty! Overnight in Historic Derry.
Day 4: Derry to Cong
Drive through enchanting Sligo visiting the sacred grave of our national Poet, Nobel laureate WB Yeats. Explore the vast archaeological and cultural richness of Irelands North West Coast. Consider taking a seaweed bath (optional) as we make a beach stop at surf hotspot Strandhill. Overnight in charming Cong, setting for John Waynes Hollywood classic – the Quiet Man. Magical scenery.
Day 5: Cong - Westport - Galway
This morning we will drive to Irelands tidiest town, Westport, and climb Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy pilgrimage mountain. After Lunch its an evocative drive through the Doolough (black valley) and Connemara. Mesmerising scenery. Hear of famine times from your guide at the numerous memorials. Tonight youll overnight in Galway, Irelands party capital.
Day 6: Galway to Killarney
You should take free time this morning to explore the sights and sounds of lively colourful Galway, maybe rise early and walk to see the Spanish Arch and Claddagh area. Onwards then. Today you will have the wild atlantic ocean by your side as we cruise down the West Coast. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren before gazing in awe at the majesty that is the cliffs of moher. Overnight in Killarney, Irelands premier tourist town. Music Galore.
Day 7: Ring of Kerry
Consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Afterwards we'll embark on a full day tour of the Ring of Kerry, Irelands most celebrated scenic drive. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 8: Killarney to Dingle
Today we take a short drive to Dingle, a charming gaelic speaking fishing village. Free time in Dingle to shop and lunch and then a pleasant tour around Slea Head. See Sleeping Giant Island. Tonight youll stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula
Day 9: Dingle to Cork
Cross the Cork and Kerry Mountains to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone atop Blarney Castle. Souvenir heaven! Afterwards we'll drive out to exclusive Kinsale, Irelands riviera and culinary capital. Visit Charles Fort and the lovable little village. Overnight in Cork City Centre, European capital of Culture 2005.
Day 10: Cork to Dublin
After exploring Cork city we make our way home via the Golden Vale and county Tipperary, the home of hurling! Youll make a stop at Cahir to take a full guided tour of its fully preserved Norman Castle, much sought after for movie makers! Then to Dublin for our grand finale - in the Guinness Brewery, enjoy privileged access a complimentary pint of the Black Stuff!!
(based on dorm accommodation)