Experience the broadness of Irish history from famine to freedom as you sweep down from the land of Giants to the castle of pirates. Your driver will weave through tales of modern conflict in Belfast & Derry to ancient Celtic beliefs of the true Gaelic communities of the wild west coast of Ireland.


TOUR INCLUSIONS:

All transport: You’ll travel in our comfortable mid-sized coaches around Ireland.

Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide.

Accommodation

OPTION 1 – HOSTEL/LODGE:  6 nights’ Multi-share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels & wilderness lodges.  Upgrades to private twin and single rooms are available info@irishexperiencetours.com to book.

OPTION 2 – B&B/HOTEL:  6 nights in twin-share accommodation in a variety of classic B&Bs and hotels.

Please note when booking your tour : 

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

Meals: 6 breakfasts – Continental breakfast in Hostel/Lodge – Mix of cooked & continental in B&B’s/Hotel

Tour Inclusions: 

  • Overnight in the wilderness of Connemara/Westport Region
  • Experience the Cliffs of Moher & Slieve League Cliffs
  • Boat trip to Inismore
  • Music sessions in Doolin
  • Choice of bike or bus trip around Aran Islands
  • Dare to cross the famous Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge
  • Discover the ancient fort of  Griannan of Aileach
  • Gentle hikes along the causeway coast & Glenveagh National Park
  • Explore the amazing Giants Causeway
  • Award-winning historical walking tour of Derry City
  • Game of Thrones Locations

Optional Extras: 

  • Sea kayaking in Clew Bay  (optional extra)
  • Biking excursion along the Great Western Greenway (optional extra)
  • Black taxi tour of Belfast suburbs & peace walls (optional extra)

What’s not included?

Any optional extra activities above and not specified as included in the itinerary. These can be booked via your guide, often at an exclusive Irish Experience special price!


WHAT TO BRING

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket/trousers, warm fleece, hat and gloves, towel, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.


 

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Additional information

Departure Point8.30 am Dublin -Jury’s Inn, Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1
PriceHostel – Mixed Dorm €789 – 7 Days, B&B – Twin/Double €989 – 7 Days, B&B – Single Private €1,199 – 7 Days
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Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

Failte Romhat; (Welcome), Your tour starts when we leave the capital city of Dublin and make our way to the Boyne Valley, for The Kings boat tour along the Boyne river in a ‘currach’, ancient small-sized boats that has featured many times in Game of Thrones.
Onwards as we make our way to majestic Northern Ireland. Here you can opt to visit is the world-famous attraction, the Titanic Museum. This museum extends over nine galleries, telling you the Titanic story in an interactive, fresh and insightful way.
If not, you will have free time to choose from many excellent optional activities such as; Black Taxi Tour, 3-hour historical walking tour or Belfast bike tour. In the evening be sure to visit the quirky bars of the Cathedral Quarter and the beautiful murals on the walls of the alleyways.
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Day 2: Causeway Coast to Derry

This morning we take the coast road has been compared to the Great Ocean Road in Australia and California and you will see why. En Route we will take in Game of Thrones locations and the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, where you can sway Indiana Jones’ style over the choppy Atlantic Ocean below.
After a ‘wee’ photo stop at ‘The Dark Hedges’, this morning we walk along with the North’s top tourist attractions The Giants Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. In the evening we travel along the coast to the historic Derry city.
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Day 3: Derry to Donegal

Today we head back to the Republic of Ireland, to Donegal. However, firstly we will take you on an award-winning guided tour of Derry City. The tour has been described by many as possibly the Best Walking Tour on the Island of Ireland. Afterwards, we cross the border to Donegal and travel up the foothill of a mountain, known as An Grianan Aileach, an ancient stone fort with breathtaking views from the top.
Onwards then to explore Glenveagh National park by bike or by foot. The park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of County Donegal.
This followed by late afternoon visit to Slieve League. Walk along Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve League. These cliffs are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. From the highest point on the cliffs, it’s a staggering 609m (1,998 feet) drop into the swirling Atlantic Ocean below.
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Day 4: Donegal to Westport/Connemara

This morning we travel through the wilds of Northwest Mayo and stand at the edge of the world at Downpatrick Head. From there we make our way to Achill Island. Irelands largest offshore island is Achill with its golden beaches, unspoiled beauty and great island skies full of ever-changing cloudscapes, continually caressing its peaks and valleys.
Achill is dotted with small villages and magnificent sandy blue flag beaches. The western end of the island is dominated by the majestic.
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Day 5: Connemara & Westport Region

Enjoy a free day and get out and explore the savage beauty of the Connemara Region. There are many excellent outdoor activities available in the region, with your guide you can navigate the stony path to the summit of Croagh Patrick, or if climbing a mountain is not your thing, at your own expense, go kayaking along Clew Bay, or bike along the Great Western Greenway or just spend some time around the historic Westport town and visit its attractions.
If you don’t fancy doing any of the activities, you can spend the afternoon in Westport, take a guided walking tour, visit Westport house or catch a trad session in a local pub. Westport, take a few hours to explore the brightly coloured streets of Westport.
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Day 6: Inis Mor & Doolin

Today we catch a boat from Rosseveal to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike.
This morning we will catch the ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the 3 Aran Islands. After the 40 mins boat trip, you can choose to explore the island by foot, bike, bus or horse and cart. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike. After lunch and visits to the islands main attractions, such as Dun Aongas and the wormhole, home of the Red Bull diving experience.Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands (7,635 acres) and includes several ancient stone forts and churches among its antiquities. Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aengus. It is semicircular, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean.
The fort consists of an inner court 50 metres across surrounded by a wall six metres high and five metres thick at the base. Outside is a rampart, a defence formed by sharp-pointed stones set closely together. Dun Aengus superb position and it’s structural perfection, have prompted many experts to pronounce it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. There are about 1100 inhabitants on Inis Mor making it by far the most populated of the islands. The main village on the island is Kilronan, which has a quite large new harbour that accommodates a vast amount of tourist travel to the island. The best way to see Inis Mor is to hire a bike or take a Pony & Trap. The bus tour which is also recommended.
In the evening we will catch the ferry back to Doolin
Overnight in Doolin
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Day 7: Cliffs of Moher to Dublin

This morning we will have time for a pleasant stroll along the Atlantic edge to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs.
You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O’Brien’s Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.
From there we will make our way back to Dublin. This is where your Irish Adventure comes to an end, we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

Irish Experience Tours are small group tours based on a fixed itinerary where you stay with the same guide and group of travellers.

Think of it as a road trip experience, where your guide takes you on a once-of-a-lifetime journey, with plenty of awesome stops along the way showing you the real Ireland!

What’s included?

  • Bus transport around North and West of Ireland
  • Local knowledge, entertaining commentary and bookings service from your tour guide
  • All accommodation – (upgrades available)
  • Some meals and a selection of activities (as indicated on each tour’s itinerary)
  • Special deals on activities

What’s not included?

Any additional activities not specified as included in the itinerary. These can be booked via your guide, often at an exclusive Irish Experience special price!

 FREETIME

  • Plenty of free time in Belfast city, Antrim Coast, Glenvagh National Park & Westport
  • Experience local Irish Pubs with traditional Irish Music.
  • Many of the walks and hikes give you time to share the experience with like-minded travelling companions.

We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of hostels, bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels.

Quality – Hostel ­& Lodge:

Rest up for the next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located hostel & lodge accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing

Multi-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).

(*single room supplement €25 per person per night)

(*double/twin room supplement €15 per person per night)

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Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& House Hotel

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

Please note: 

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

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