Explore Ireland Coach Tour
Explore Ireland Coach Tour
Explore Ireland Coach Tour
Explore Ireland Coach Tour

Explore Ireland Coach Tour

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Coach Tour (Maximum 29 passengers)
12 Days ex Dublin
Departs Selected Saturdays
2024 Departure Dates
May 25; June 15, Jul 20; Aug 10; Sep 14; Oct 12

Tour highlights:

  • Scenic drive of the Causeway Coast and Ring of Kerry Highlights
  • Explore Dublin, Belfast, The Burren and The Medieval City of Kilkenny
  • Discover the Walled City of Derry, the art of whiskey making at The Midleton Distillery Experience and the history of glass making in Waterford

Day 1: Dublin (D)

Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. Remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer. This evening meet your fellow participants for a welcome drink.

Day 2:  Dublin - Belfast (B)

Today meet with your driver and English-speaking tour guide and depart Ireland’s Capital towards Belfast. On route, travel through the Boyne Valley and the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara, the seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Stop at the Glyde Inn for a unique VR experience! You won’t just learn about being a Viking; you will become one. Continue to Hillsborough Castle, the official Royal Palace for Northern Ireland, for a visit. Discover stories of celebration, entertainment, diplomacy, and negotiation as you explore Hillsborough Castle’s fascinating history and stunning State Rooms. Overnight: Belfast

Day 3: Belfast City (B)

Splendidly situated at the head of Belfast Lough, Belfast City is a modern and vibrant city which is proud of its heritage and history. Embark on a panoramic tour of the city centre during which your guide will explain how Belfast developed from a small market town to an industrial giant. Pass by landmarks like City Hall and Queen’s University before visiting Titanic Belfast, an iconic landmark building where the story of Titanic is told. The afternoon will be at leisure to explore further. Overnight: Belfast

Optional: Glenshane Country Farm Sheepdog Demo - supplement applies

Day 4: Giant's Causeway and Derry (BD)

Embark on a journey along the spectacular North Antrim Coastline. Experience the highlight of any trip to Northern Ireland: The Giant’s Causeway, where about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns resulted from a volcanic eruption. This site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Continue to Derry, Ireland’s only fully intact walled city, and take a walk along Derry’s walls, which have witnessed centuries of drama.

Day 5: Donegal - Galway (BD) 

First stop today is at Belleek Pottery which has been in business since 1857. See first-hand how this world-renowned pottery is created. Continue to the Marble Arch Caves and explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, winding passages and lofty chambers.   The caves, in the heart of the UNESCO Global Geopark, were formed in limestone rock when water flowing through the rock slowly dissolved it to leave chambers, passages and systems you can explore during a guided tour. Overnight: Galway

Day 6: Burren and Cliffs of Moher (B)

This morning, travel into Co. Clare and the Burren Region. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, offering splendid views over the Atlantic Ocean. Rising to over 200 metres in places, they are among the highest sea cliffs in Western Europe and stretch for about 8km along the Atlantic coast. Return to Galway with some time at leisure in the city. Overnight: Galway

Day 7: Galway - Cork (B)

Travel south towards Cork. En route, you will pass Limerick City, founded in the 9th century by Vikings. In the afternoon arrive in Blarney where you will visit Blarney Castle. Blarney Castle is set in over 60 acres of stunning parkland, filled with rare and unusual plants and trees and steeped in history. Visitors, too, can possess the gift of the gab by kissing the mythical Blarney Stone (or stone of eloquence). Overnight: Cork

Day 8:  Kerry Highlights (B)

Today discover the highlights of the Ring of Kerry. Take in the spectacular scenery of Molls Gap and Ladies’ View. Finish the day with a relaxing Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney National Park! Step back in time by experiencing Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport with a Jaunting Car Tour/horse and carriage to view Killarney’s most loved beauty hotspots. Learn all about the area’s history from your jarvey, many of whom are second and third generation jarveys. Overnight: Cork

Day 9: Midleton and Waterford (B)

Visit the nearby Midleton Distillery Experience, founded by the Murphy Brothers in 1825, which still produces more that 24 million bottles of whiskey yearly. Finish the visit with a tasting of this famous Irish Whiskey. Continue towards Waterford, where you will visit the House of Waterford in the city’s Viking Triangle. Witness how Waterford Crystal masterpieces are crafted, from initial design to final engraving. Overnight: Kilkenny

Day 10: Kilkenny and Dunbrody (B)

Explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a full-scale replica of the original ship built in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross and which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America over thirty years. You will have the afternoon at leisure to discover this picturesque medieval city.  
Overnight: Kilkenny

Optional: Entrance and self-guided tour to Kilkenny Castle – supplement applies

Day 11: Kilkenny - Dublin (B)

Bid farewell to Kilkenny and travel to Dublin. Visit the EPIC Museum and find out why over 10 million people emigrated from Ireland. As you uncover the stories of the emigrants, you will realise that emigration is not about what people leave behind but what they bring with them. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight: Dublin

Optional: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar (surcharge applies)
              Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance.

Day 12: Dublin (B)

After a final Irish breakfast, transfer under own arrangements to Dublin Airport for your onward flight.

Tour Inclusions: 

  • Modern Motor Coach with driver from Day 2 to Day 11
  • English speaking guide included throughout
  • 11 nights accommodation in first class hotels
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Dinner at your hotel on Day 4 and Day 5
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary. Visits include: The Glyde Inn VR Experience, Hillsborough Castle, Titanic Belfast, Giants Causeway, Derry City Walking Tour, Belleek Pottery, Marble Arch Caves, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Jaunting Car ride in Killarney National Park, Midleton Distillery Experience, House of Waterford, Dunbrody Famine Ship, EPIC Museum
  • Entrance Fees
  • Porterage x1 piece of luggage per person in/out hotels

Tour Exclusions: 

  • International and/or Domestic Air Fares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Sightseeing/Meals not stated in Itinerary
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Porterage
  • Early check in/late check out unless specified
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Fuel surcharges/Major currency fluctuations
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar


Academy Plaza Hotel / The Gresham Hotel


Maldron Hotel / Holiday Inn Belfast


Jacksons Hotel / The Clanree


Salthill Hotel / Clayton Hotel


Maldron Southmall / Clayton Hotel


Hotel Kilkenny / Ormonde Hotel


A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 35 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 35 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel between 18 and 34 days prior to your travel date 60% of your tour cost will be charged. Cancellations within 17 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. All cancellations must be acknowledged in writing.


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Note: Wheelchair passengers

Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.

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