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The one that gives you a week long full Irish experience

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    9 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 38 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team and Local Guides

Dublin, Cork, Galway, Londonderry, Belfast, Kilkenny, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway

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About this trip

Think you know about Ireland? Our 8-day trip offers the full Irish travel experience. Visiting historical Galway, gazing out from the Cliffs of Moher, puckering up for the Blarney stone and taste-testing Guinness come as standard; but exploring the Jameson's Distillery & seeing the UNESCO World Heritage site of the jaw-dropping Giant’s Causeway? Well, now we’re talking.

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DAY 1 - Arrive Dublin

Dublin

Céad míle fáilte, meaning one hundred, thousand, welcomes is what you get in this city packed with heritage, character, and more cute pubs than you could crawl in a week. Meet up with your Trip Manager this afternoon, then meet your new travel squad for dinner and then end the day with a lively night of festivities at the cobbled lanes of Temple Bar. Guinness, anyone?

DAY 2 - Dublin to Cork via Kilkenny

Dublin

That's us done with Dublin…for now. But fear not Dub-lovers, we'll get another taste of this fine place before our trip comes to an end.

Kilkenny

Break up your coach hangs with some bicycle time in a village sure to leave you wanting Irish in your blood. It's a castle, a cathedral & mountains of medieval charm before we hit the road again for Cork.

Cork

Welcome to vibrant Cork! But not before the chance to sample some of Ireland's famous whiskey at the Jameson's Distillery in Middleton. Yum! Even when the skies are grey, Cork is covered in colour and good vibes. Stroll the River Lee or grab your first Guinness in the comfort of a pub, if you didn't get your hands on one in Dublin.

DAY 3 - Cork to Galway via Blarney and Cliffs of Moher

Cork

Hopefully you exhausted all of your cork puns yesterday, as today we are moving on, sightseeing our way to 2-nights in Galway.

Blarney

Irish folklore tells us there's a chunk of limestone built into a castle that grants its kissers the gift of the gab. Pucker up kids, we're paying her a visit!

Cliffs of Moher

If heights aren't your cup of English Breakfast, you best sit this one out. Spine tingling, nail biting cliff faces are there to tremble at for those without fear.

Galway

From the moment we arrive in Galway, you'll understand why 2-nights were needed here. Everything you've dreamed Ireland to be is tucked into this small, atmospheric city. Step into a local pub and down Irish stew over live music and chats with locals. Outside will be just as lively, with buskers & colourful buildings lining the streets.

DAY 4 - Galway

Galway

Try your tongue at some Gaelic and carry on exploring gorgeous Galway. Or, if you hear the call of the wild, you can sign yourself up to a ferry ride to Aran Islands (summer departures only) where you can dance around with horses and take a bike ride around the picturesque farms, or head up to Dún Aonghasa (the ruins of a prehistoric fortress) - make sure you take photos, this area is not for the faint-hearted! Irish life, you so sweet.

DAY 5 - Galway to Londonderry

Galway

Goodbye Galway, hello more Irish eye-candy. Today we continue on towards to Londonderry.

Londonderry

Here in Londonderry, 17th century walls stand at 8 metres high speaking of times gone by when this area was in battle. Times may have changed, but we're still keen to soak up the history and learn a thing or two from our wise Local Guide.

DAY 6 - Londonderry to Belfast via Giants Causeway

Londonderry

Laters Londonderry, we've got a one way ticket to Belfast and a whole lot more exploration to do.

Giant's Causeway

UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway - also known as those giant rock columns you've probably drooled over on Pinterest needs to be seen to be believed. Get those hashtags ready, a snap with the group is essential on the mind-blowing natural formation.

Belfast

Next up - we'll arrive in Belfast. Concluding the day will be a driving tour and a trip to the Titanic museum where parts of the world's most famous ship can be seen.

DAY 7 - Belfast to Dublin

Belfast

With one night left in Ireland and on tour, we're on the fast track to Dublin where our Irish fairytale first began.

Dublin

A promise is a promise. Here we are back in the city that started our Ireland infatuations. Use this second stint to do your missed critical activities such as visiting the Guinness Storehouse where you can learn how to pull a pint the Irish way.

DAY 8 - Depart Dublin

Dublin

We leave Ireland today with leprechauns in our hearts and memories in our souls. Say goodbye at breakfast as it will be the last bite our crew has together.

Top Experiences

6 included & 8 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Visit Blarney Castle and get the gift of the gab as you kiss the Blarney Stone

    Included

    Blarney

  • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher

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    Cliffs of Moher

  • Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and learn how to pour a pint of the black stuff

    GBP 17.50

    Dublin

Ireland

6 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Galway Orientation
  • Visit Blarney Castle and get the gift of the gab as you kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher
  • See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry
  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Giant’s Causeway (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

8 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Jamesons Whiskey Distillery tour GBP 18.00
  • Cycle through the historical and cultural wonders of Kilkenny GBP 19.00
  • Explore the ancient cultural churches and hike and cycle along the beautiful Aran Islands (Summer Only) GBP 30.00
  • Sheep Dog Experience GBP 28.00
  • Take a LegenDerry Walking Tour and uncover Ireland's troubled recent history GBP 10.00
  • Visit the epic Titanic Museum and learn all about the doomed ship at its original home, Belfast GBP 16.65
  • Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and learn how to pour a pint of the black stuff GBP 17.50
  • Experience some good old 'Irish Craic' with an evening of delicious food, drinks, traditional dancing, and some good laughs together GBP 52.00

Where You'll Stay

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    Oriel House Hotel

    Ballincollig, Ireland

    Charming and cosy hotel in Ballincollig

    1 night

  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel

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