Ireland in a Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

Ireland in a Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

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Ireland in a Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

8 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

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

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

WWIRMA19

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 50

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

From: $2005 $1553 Operator discount: -$401 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$51 -23%

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

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey with "Ireland in a Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)" as you explore the rich cultural tapestry of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Starting in Dublin, you'll be welcomed with the city's vibrant heritage and lively pubs. Travel through the medieval charm of Kilkenny, the picturesque town of Clonmel, and the atmospheric city of Galway, where live music and colorful streets await. Discover the historic walls of Derry/Londonderry, marvel at the natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway, and delve into Belfast's Titanic history. Conclude your adventure back in Dublin, enriched with memories and new friendships.

Highlights

  • Meet your new travel squad for dinner and end the day with a lively night of festivities at the cobbled lanes of Temple Bar in Dublin.

  • Explore the castle, a cathedral, and take in all of the medieval charm that Kilkenny has to offer.

  • Tuck into an included dinner and then head off into Clonmel to explore ancient castles and quirky pubs.

  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher, impressive cliff faces that are not to be missed.

  • Step into a local pub in Galway and down Irish stew over live music and chats with locals.

  • Explore the ruins of a prehistoric fortress at Dún Aonghasa in Galway.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway.

  • Take a driving tour and visit the Titanic museum in Belfast.

Places You'll See

Ireland In A Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

Ireland In A Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

Ireland In A Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

Ireland In A Week (Winter Oct 2024/25)

Itinerary

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Day 1: Start Dublin

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Location: Dublin

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: Dublin, Kilkenny, Clonmel

Accommodation: Hotel

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. Welcome to Clonmel! But not before the chance to sample some of Ireland's famous whiskey at the Jameson's Distillery in Midleton. After we arrive in the evening, we'll tuck into an included dinner and then head off into town together to explore.

Day 3: Clonmel To Galway

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Location: Blarney, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Clonmel

Accommodation: Hotel

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: Hotel

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, Londonderry

Accommodation: Hotel

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, Belfast, Londonderry

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 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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation is provided at various hotels including Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center, Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Travelodge Galway City Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Derry, and Holiday Inn Express Belfast City.

  • Dinner on Day 1

    Meet your new travel squad for dinner and end the day with a lively night of festivities at the cobbled lanes of Temple Bar in Dublin.

  • Dinner on Day 2

    Tuck into an included dinner and then head off into Clonmel to explore ancient castles and quirky pubs.

  • Dinner on Day 3

    Step into a local pub in Galway and down Irish stew over live music and chats with locals.

  • Dinner on Day 5

    Enjoy an included dinner in Derry/Londonderry.

  • Breakfast on Day 8

    Say goodbye at breakfast as it will be the last bite our crew has together.

  • Visits to Key Attractions

    Visits to key attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, Dún Aonghasa, Giant’s Causeway, and the Titanic museum in Belfast are included.

  • Local Guide in Derry/Londonderry

    Learn about the history of Derry/Londonderry from a wise Local Guide.

What's Not Included

  • Meals Not Mentioned

    Any meals not specifically mentioned in the inclusions are not included.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional activities, and drinks are not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and should be purchased separately.

  • Optional Activities

    Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary are not included.

  • Flights

    International and domestic flights to and from Dublin are not included.

Mode of Transport

Travel between destinations is primarily by coach, with opportunities for bicycle rides in Kilkenny and other local explorations.

Check out our Q&As

  • What kind of activities can I expect in Galway?

    In Galway, you can expect to visit local pubs, enjoy live music, and explore the ruins of a prehistoric fortress at Dún Aonghasa.

  • What are some of the key attractions visited during the tour?

    The tour includes visits to key attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, Dún Aonghasa, Giant’s Causeway, and the Titanic museum in Belfast.

  • Are flights included in the tour package?

    No, international and domestic flights to and from Dublin are not included in the tour package.

  • What kind of accommodation is provided during the tour?

    Accommodation is provided at various hotels including Travelodge Plus Dublin City Center, Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Travelodge Galway City Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Derry, and Holiday Inn Express Belfast City.

  • What is the highlight of the visit to Belfast?

    The highlight of the visit to Belfast includes a driving tour and a trip to the Titanic museum where the world’s most famous ship was built.

  • Are there any optional activities available during the tour?

    Yes, there are optional activities and excursions available, but they are not included in the tour package and must be paid for separately.

  • Is there a local guide included in the tour?

    Yes, a local guide is included in Derry/Londonderry to provide historical insights.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, some meals are included. Specifically, dinner is provided on Days 1, 2, 3, and 5, and breakfast is provided on Day 8.

  • Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

    No, travel insurance is not included and should be purchased separately.

  • What is the starting and ending location of the tour?

    The tour starts and ends in Dublin.

  • 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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