12 Day Luxury Escorted Irish Tour

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Day 1
Dublin to Belfast
Belfast snacks, City tour and Italian Dinner
Upon leaving Dublin we travel north to Belfast and the Titanic Hotel where you’ll be treated to a welcome of tea, coffee, and cake. The first visit of the tour is to the Titanic Centre, a must see attraction in Belfast. After this a black taxi tour of the city. Tonight, we go out for dinner to an Italian restaurant, but before that we will have a tour meeting. The day concludes with an overnight stay in the Titanic Hotel.

Guests by the bar inside the Titanic Hotel Belfast.
Day 2
Belfast to Letterkenny
Trip north to Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giants Causeway and Derry
Today we travel from the northeast of Northern Ireland across the top of Ireland travelling to Letterkenny on the north west side of the Country. We will stop at various attractions, the first of these, a visit to the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. After this we’ll visit the Giants Causeway, before spending the rest of the afternoon in the City of Derry (Londonderry). When our tour is complete it is onward to our hotel in Letterkenny where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay and dinner in the hotel.
View of Fanad Lighthouse, Letterkenny, County Donegal.
Day 3
Letterkenny to Westport
Guinness and coffee experience with traditional music and a trip to Drumcliffe
The next two nights are for people who like to have a Pint of Guinness or an Irish Coffee while listening to traditional Irish music. On the way we’ll stop at the Slieve League cliffs the highest in Ireland before returning to Donegal for lunch. This is followed by a trip to Drumcliffe and a stop at the grave of W.B.Yeats. From there it’s on to Westport where once in our hotel we have dinner and you are then free to explore the town and its pubs.
Aerial view of Drumcliffe Church County Sligo.
Day 4
Westport to Galway
Famine walk and a city coach tour
On leaving our hotel we travel west to Ireland’s Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick. For today is about the famine in Ireland from 1845 to1849. We will walk part of the famine walk from Westport to Delphi in Doo Lough Valley. As we travel through Connemara, we’ll stop and visit Kylemore Abbey. From there we work our way south into Galway passing through towns and villages before arriving in Galway City. We will proceed on a coach tour of the city before painting the town red with plenty of restaurants, bars which serve a good standard of food, wine, and beer. There will be music galore. Some people may prefer to have dinner in the hotel and then walk from pub to pub enjoying the craic.
Day 5
Galway to Limerick
City of the Tribes experience
This is our first of two days off the bus where you are free to enjoy the city of the Tribes. It’s a great city with lots to do and see so ask your Guide and Driver. There are plenty of pubs and bars where you can enjoy the craic, pints of the black stuff, and the music.
Day 6
Galway to Killarney
Wild Atlantic Way trip, Hotel dinner
Still travelling the Wild Atlantic Way, today we circle Galway Bay and make our way to Co. Clare home of the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, (Irish Music), and Lisdoonvarna (Matchmaking Festival) or Black Head depending on the weather. After lunch we make our way to Adare famed for its Cottages, Castle, and new Golf Courses. We’ll enjoy a short stop here before moving onward to Killarney where we’ll enjoy dinner in the hotel.
Aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher County Clare.
Day 7
Ring of Kerry
Red fox village visit and Bank house stories
It’s the Ring of Kerry today where you’ll get to see some of Ireland’s small roads, so to help us on the way we will need an Irish Coffee, or Baileys Coffee, and a visit to the bog village at the Red Fox. Really Killarney and Tralee are the gateway to the ring so from the time of departure this morning we’ll be on the Ring of Kerry. We’ll visit the Sneem and as a group we have tea, coffee, sandwiches, and homemade scones, in the Bank House while listening to the stories of Maureen O Hara, of the world famous movie The Quite Man with John Wayne. A full day of travel and shopping is to be enjoyed before returning to our hotel.
People outside the Red Fox Inn, County Kerry.
Day 8
Killarney to Cork
Irish landscape sightseeing
No shopping today as we now take in the beauty of the Irish Landscape.This will include Tom Healy Pass but will depend on the size of coach as some coaches will not get round the pass. We travel today on old Irish roads, taking in the cells of St. Finbarr patron Saint of Cork, travelling onto Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills. From there we travel into Cork City and register in our hotel where we’ll have dinner.
View of St Finbarr's Cathedral, County Cork.
Day 9
Day off Cork
Cork city relaxation
Cork city is the capital city of Munster and there’s plenty to see and do. Please ask your guide and he or she will help you out. Some people prefer to chill out and relax in the hotel, and either way a good day is to be had by all.
Day 10
Cork to Waterford
Three attractions visit
Back on the road today we are travelling east. Before we leave Cork, we have three attractions to visit which include Cobh, and the Jameson Distillery in Middleton. From here we drive to our last attraction of the day which is Waterford city and the Famous Waterford Crystal Showrooms and factory workshop.
Day 11
Waterford to Dublin
Avoca walk, sightseeing and a Gala dinner
This is the last day for shopping, as we travel to Avoca and the woollen mills. Here you'll find Aran jumpers, scarfs, and crystal glass. When we finish it’s onward to Glendalough to pay our respects to another Saint. This time Saint Kevin. We’ll enjoy the short walk around the graveyard. There’s lots to see in Glendalough including the round towers, high crosses, St. Kevins Bed, (upper lake), and the Priests’ house. We’ll continue on to Dublin and our hotel for a Gala Dinner and overnight stay.
Three people hiking in Glendalough, County Wicklow.
Day 12
Dublin City Tour
Dublin coach sightseeing and a dinner at Taylors tree Rock
Having recovered from our Gala Dinner it’s back on the road for this our last day. First it is Dublin by coach where your guide will explain the city to you from the comfort of your seat. There’ll be stops along the way for photos and there’s plenty to see including Christchurch, St. Patricks, Parnell Square, O’ Connell Street, Georgian Squares, Leinster House, Trinity College, and God forbid we forget Guinness Storehouse (a pint of the black stuff in the home of Guinness). We’ll return to the hotel for a short rest before going out for a show and dinner in Taylors tree Rock. At 11 pm we return to hotel to bring the tour to a close.

The only thing left is to get a good night sleep before you head on your way. Talk to your guide and he or she will help make plans to assist you with your onward journey.
View of Guinness Storehouse, St James Gate, Dublin City.
Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway
Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway
Gougane Barra Lake, Gougane Forest Park, Co. Cork
Gougane Barra Lake, Gougane Forest Park, Co. Cork
Westport Town Clock
Westport Town Clock
Doolin, Co. Clare
Doolin, Co. Clare
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin City
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin City

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