Highlights of Ireland

Start: Dublin Finish: Belfast

Visiting: Dublin, Killarney, Galway City, Galway, Londonderry, Belfast


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2363

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Tour Overview

We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delightful nine-day adventure to the Emerald Isle. Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, traditional music in a local pub... seriously, it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Irish than this. We mix the essential sites and time in the villages to really round out the experience. Even if Ireland isn’t the Old Country for you, this trip will make you feel as though you’re back home.

Highlights

  • iconDrink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub
  • iconWalk some of the Wild Atlantic Way to the Cliffs of Moher
  • iconEnjoy Killarney National Park
  • icon Visit the sites along the Ring of Kerry
  • icon Explore the cities of Dublin and Belfast

Places You'll See

Countries:
Ireland
Dublin
Killarney
Belfast

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Dublin

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Fleet Street Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this lively city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Additional Information: If you wish to explore Dublin before the tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Dublin before Day 1 of this itinerary.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Dublin

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Fleet Street Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Take a free day to roam the cobblestone streets of this historic city.

Walk along the riverside, or marvel at the city's medieval castles and cathedrals. Don't tire yourself out too much - you'll want to get out later tonight and experience the nightlife that the Temple Bar area is known for.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Explore the city's architectural wonders in the Medieval Quarter, tour an iconic distillery, grab a pint at the pub.

icon Day 3 : Dublin/Killarney

Location: Dublin, Killarney

Accommodation: Countess House (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Killarney

Location: Killarney

Accommodation: Countess House (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town.

ACTIVITY: Experience sights along the famous, 179-km-long Ring of Kerry.

icon Day 5 : Killarney/Galway City

Location: Killarney, Galway City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Imperial Hotel Galway (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Ireland's west coast to Galway. Set off on a guided walking tour before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the city's colourful streets and bohemian atmosphere.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a guided walking tour through the medieval heart of the city.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore.

icon Day 6 : Galway City

Location: Galway City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Imperial Hotel Galway (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. Hike the picturesque countryside along the cliffs. Gaze out at the splendour before returning to Galway for the evening. Opt for a night out at the local pub.

Spend a few hours following the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. Soak in the views as you hike the trail. Opt for a picnic along the way.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Set off on a half day hike along the cliffs, with a maximum height of 214m (702 ft) above the Atlantic. Take in the incredible views as you trek along the cliff's edge. Visit the tower near the midpoint and look out into the sea beyond. This is a great spot to take some fantastic photos of the panoramic view.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 7 : Galway City/Belfast

Location: Galway, Londonderry, Belfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel along the coast towards Northern Ireland. Stop for lunch in the historic city of Derry, then visit the mysterious Dark Hedges. End the day in Belfast.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 8 : Belfast

Location: Belfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Stop at the Giant's Causeway and marvel at the natural phenomenon of its volcanic columns. Continue on to Bushmills Distillery for a guided tour of the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Return to Belfast.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop at the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe. This area is known for its unique, polygonal column rock formations that were created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. You don't want to forget your camera for this one.

ACTIVITY: Take a guided tour of the Old Bushmills Distillery - and is the oldest working distillery in Ireland. For over 400 years, this distillery believes the secret to good whiskey is crafting the spirit in small batches; taste the difference yourself as you indulge in a whiskey tasting.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 9 : Belfast

Location: Belfast

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

If you wish to extend your stay in Belfast, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Belfast after your tour ends.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

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    Giant's Causeway visit

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    Accommodation

    Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts).

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    Ring of Kerry excursion

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    Cliffs of Moher visit

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    Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way

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    Old Bushmills Distillery tour

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    Your Discover Moment: Dublin

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 1 lunch. Allow USD305-400 for meals not included.

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts).

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Saturday May 14, 2022

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