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You will visit: Ireland & Northern Ireland, including Dublin, Londonderry, Galway, Cork & Kilkenny

Ireland is famous for Guinness, the Blarney Stone, good music and craic! Take in many of the famous sights on this fantastic jaunt around the country. Enjoy cosmopolitan Dublin and its many bars, learn about the tragic history of "the troubles" in Belfast and Londonderry, before enjoying the scenery and good times in the South.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Dublin

Check-in to your hotel this evening in dynamic, down-to-earth Dublin.

Meet up with your Trip Manager and fellow travellers and discover Dublin’s fascinating heritage. Your Trip Manager will show you Trinity college, the 120m high Monument of Light, Parnell Square and St Stephen’s Green, once the site of Dublin’s public floggings and hangings.

Afterwards, make the most of the night and head to the cultural hot spot of Temple Bar, where pubs, bars and cafes spill out onto cobbled lanes.

Hotel Dinner

  • See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square and St. Stephen's Green
2 Dublin to Londonderry

We slide by Belfast, former hotspot of the Troubles (political conflict in Ireland) and learn about the city’s difficult past. Our Local Guide will introduce Belfast’s iconic political murals and Victorian buildings, while telling you the story behind the city’s history.

Later on you have the opportunity, with our ME Time Optional, to be amazed by the natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site - the Giant’s Causeway. With approximately 40 000 rock columns packed together, reaching heights of 12m (36ft), this unbelievable rock formation will give you goose bumps.

Next up: riverside Londonderry. With loads of artistic activity, it’s the central point of Northern Ireland’s cultural renewal.

Hotel Breakfast

  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide
  • Giant's Causeway
    GB £6.50
3 Londonderry to Galway

Your Trip Manager will show you the city’s famous 17th century walls. They’ve got a rep for a reason – standing at 8m high and 9m long, no enemy has ever succeeded in getting through them.

Explore more of Londonderry with our Local Guide in a fascinating optional tour around the historic city. Learn about epic battles of the past before taking a step back in time with the People’s Gallery in Bogside. Our Local Guide will explain how the colourful murals sum up and commemorate key events from the Troubles.

Cruise on to the traditional town of Galway. Loaded with Irish soul and packed with lively pubs, Galway gives you a chance to experience the typically Irish. Get a feel for this pretty town’s atmosphere, where street performers, magicians and traditional musicians busk outside colourfully painted buildings.

Make the most of your free night, round a group of friends and head to the pub. Listen out for locals speaking Irish as you try out traditional Irish stew or order some of the region’s famous oysters.

Hotel Breakfast

  • See this old fishing town
  • See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry
  • Walking tour
    Euro 5.00
4 Galway

Get out there and discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. You also have the option to jump on a ferry and cruise out to the stunning Aran Islands for a day away from it all. With rugged cliffs, wild flowers and pounding seas, the Aran Islands are all about natural beauty.

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

  • Aran Islands Visit
    EUR 28.00
5 Galway to Cork

Continue on, past the vertical Cliffs of Moher, through the moors and woodlands. See the medieval Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the magical Blarney Stone if you’re keen – your Trip Manager will fill you in on the legend.

Later, we pull into colourful Cork, set on the banks of the River Lee. Make the most of your free time and enjoy some shopping. Rummage through the lively markets, bustling with friendly locals. There’s the rowdy Coal Quay street market where you’ll find local produce or the historic English Market, operating since 1785.

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

  • Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone
  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher
6 Cork to Kilkenny

Visit portside Cobh and its Heritage Centre, and get the background on the Titanic and her last port of call. Also find out about how 2.5 million people left Ireland from this spot during the famine.

En route for Kilkenny, you’ll see the Rock of Cashel. The former seat of power to the region’s kings is now a striking green hill topped with ancient ruins. Afterwards, discover Kilkenny’s medieval charm and its signature sites, Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

  • Entrance to the Cobh Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic
  • See the Rock of Cashel
  • See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral
  • Guided bike tour of Kilkenny
    Euros 15.00
  • Jamesons Distiller Tour
    Euro 15.00
7 Kilkenny to Dublin

Back into buzzing Dublin, you’ve got time to explore more of this charismatic capital.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Guinness Storehouse and get the low down on Ireland’s national drink. Find out how the “black stuff” is made and how to pull a pint the Irish way. You’ll even get to satisfy your taste buds with a Guinness at the end.

Dublin has it all shopping-wise so get some pointers from your Trip Manager and hit the shops on Grafton Street or poke around Dublin’s many bookstores. For a bite to eat, head to the open air food and fresh produce markets and live a bit of the local lifestyle.

Cap off your tour with a night out with the group and opt for authentic Irish experience, complete with a traditional meal and Irish dancing in one of Dublin’s most popular pubs.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Guinness Storehouse Visit
    Euro 14.50
  • Farewell Evening at The Merry Ploughboy Pub
    Euro 52.00
8 Depart Dublin

The trip ends after breakfast & it's time to say farewell to your new friends.

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation
  • 11 meals: 7 continental breakfasts & 4 three-course dinners
  • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 7 continental breakfasts
  • 4 three-course dinners

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square and St. Stephen's Green
  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide
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Me Time

  • Giant's Causeway
  • Walking tour
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$169
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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