Ireland | Summer | 2024

Ireland | Summer | 2024

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$2074

Ireland | Summer | 2024

8 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting: Dublin, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Blarney, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Derry/Londonderry, Giant's Causeway, Belfast

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

BBIRMA19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 38

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Interests:

Cultural, History

From: $2379 $2074 Operator discount: -$238 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$67 -13%

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Exploring the medieval charm of Kilkenny with its castle and cathedral

  • Visiting the ancient town of Clonmel with its castles and quirky pubs

  • Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle for the gift of eloquence

  • Experiencing the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher

  • Enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and live music in Galway

  • Exploring the historic walls and learning about the past in Derry/Londonderry

  • Marveling at the natural wonder of the Giant's Causeway

  • Discovering the Titanic's history in Belfast

  • Returning to Dublin to experience the Guinness Storehouse and learn how to pull a pint the Irish way

Places You'll See

Ireland | Summer | 2024

Ireland | Summer | 2024

Ireland | Summer | 2024

Ireland | Summer | 2024

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Dublin

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Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre (or similar)

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 Clonmel

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Location: Kilkenny, Dublin, Clonmel

Accommodation: Talbot Hotel Clonmel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Talbot Hotel Clonmel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.
Break up your coach hangs with some bicycle time in a city sure to leave you wanting Irish in your blood. Explore the castle, a cathedral and take in all of the medieval charm that Kilkenny has to offer before we hit the road again.
Steeped in gorgeous greenery and hidden history, you won't find many towns cuter than Clonmel. After we arrive in the evening, we'll tuck into an included dinner and then head off into town together to explore. Ancient castles and quirky pubs incoming!

Day 3 : Clonmel To Galway

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Location: Blarney, Galway, Clonmel, Cliffs of Moher

Accommodation: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Clonmel, it's been fun, but we have to leave you now. Next up, we're off to an Irish city that was propelled into the pop culture stratosphere by none other than Ed Sheeran. Anyone wanna guess where?
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!
Whether heights are your cup of Irish Breakfast or not, these impressive cliff faces are not to be missed!
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 & colorful buildings lining the streets.

Day 4 : Galway

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Location: Galway

Accommodation: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Try your tongue at some Gaelic and carry on exploring gorgeous Galway. 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 Derry/Londonderry

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Location: Galway, Derry/Londonderry

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Derry (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Express Derry (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Goodbye Galway, hello more Irish eye-candy.
Here the 17th century walls stand at 8 meters 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 : Derry/Londonderry To Belfast

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Location: Giant's Causeway, Derry/Londonderry, Belfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Belfast City (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we've got a one way ticket to Belfast and a whole lot more exploration to do.
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.
Next up - we'll arrive in Belfast. Concluding the day will be a driving tour and a trip to the Titanic museum where the world's most famous ship was built.

Day 7 : Belfast To Dublin

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Location: Belfast, Dublin

Accommodation: Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

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Location: Dublin

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    Stay in comfortable and conveniently located hotels such as Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center, Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Travelodge Galway City Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express in Derry and Belfast.

  • Meals

    Enjoy daily breakfasts and selected dinners at local restaurants to experience authentic Irish cuisine.

  • Transportation

    Travel comfortably between cities and attractions in a modern, air-conditioned coach.

  • Guided Tours

    Benefit from guided tours in key cities and attractions, including Dublin, Clonmel, Galway, Derry/Londonderry, and Belfast, ensuring you get the most out of your visit.

  • Admission Fees

    All entry fees to attractions and landmarks as per the itinerary, including the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and the Titanic Museum, are covered.

  • Local Experiences

    Enjoy unique local experiences such as kissing the Blarney Stone, exploring the Giant's Causeway, and learning how to pull a pint the Irish way at the Guinness Storehouse.

What's Not Included

  • International Flights

    Flights to and from Ireland are not included and must be arranged by travelers.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is highly recommended but not included.

    Please arrange your own.

  • Personal Expenses

    Any personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals outside of those specified, and other incidentals are not covered.

  • Optional Activities

    Any optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary are not included and may incur additional costs.

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of transportation is provided?

    The tour provides travel between cities and attractions in a modern, air-conditioned coach.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Dublin.

  • Are there any guided tours included?

    Yes, the tour includes guided tours in key cities and attractions, including Dublin, Clonmel, Galway, Derry/Londonderry, and Belfast.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes daily breakfasts and selected dinners at local restaurants to experience authentic Irish cuisine.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include exploring the medieval charm of Kilkenny, visiting the ancient town of Clonmel, kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, experiencing the Cliffs of Moher, enjoying live music in Galway, exploring the historic walls in Derry/Londonderry, marveling at the Giant's Causeway, discovering the Titanic's history in Belfast, and learning how to pull a pint the Irish way at the Guinness Storehouse.

  • What are the local experiences included in the tour?

    Local experiences include kissing the Blarney Stone, exploring the Giant's Causeway, and learning how to pull a pint the Irish way at the Guinness Storehouse.

  • What type of accommodations can be expected?

    Accommodations include staying in comfortable and conveniently located hotels such as Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center, Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Travelodge Galway City Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express in Derry and Belfast.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Dublin.

  • What countries does the tour visit?

    The tour visits Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • What are the exclusions?

    Exclusions include international flights, travel insurance, personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals outside of those specified, and any optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this operator

Trusted Customer  

Northern Choice plus Kaikoura

16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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Trusted Customer  

First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Trusted Customer  

Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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    Contiki requires a minimum deposit of 200 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of contiki charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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