DEPARTURE POINT: 8.30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland

Experience the broadness of Irish history from famine to freedom in 7 full days. You will sweep down from the land of Giants to the castle of pirates. Your local guides 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.

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Our tours include everything you need for a stress – free trip: accommodation, transport, Irish tour guide, breakfast, and a few key cultural inclusions that are simply not to be missed.

 

 

2020 DATESHOSTEL/LODGEB&B/GUESTHOUSESINGLE B&B
May 05 & 19€789€989€1,199
June 09 & 23€789€989€1,199
July 07 & 21€789€989€1,199
August 04 & 11€789€989€1,199
September 15 & 29€789€989€1,199
October 13 & 27€789€989€1,199

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

OPTION 1 – B&B/HOTEL:  6 nights in double/twin-share accommodation in a variety of classic B&Bs and hotels.

Please note when booking your tour : 

  • B&B Single Supplement – Solo traveller price is based on own private room in a B&B.
  • B&B Twin/Double Room Share – based on an upgrade to B&B accommodation for 2 people sharing a room.

OPTION 2 – HOSTEL/LODGE: 6 nights’ Multi-share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels & wilderness lodges.  

 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike, bus or pony & trap
  • Take a famous black taxi tour of Belfast or visit the gigantic Titanic Museum
  • Visit the impressive Kylemore Abbey & explore the legendary Giants Causeway
  • Dare to cross the Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge
  • Discover the ancient fort of  Griannan of Aileach
  • Gentle walks along the causeway coast
  • Award-winning historical walking tour of Derry City
  • Explore scenic film Locations from Game of Thrones
  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.

 

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

Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Transportation throughout in our comfortable mid-sized buses
  • Experienced tour guide with local knowledge & entertaining commentary
  • 7 full days on tour
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts (B&B option only see below)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Wild Connemara & Bohemian Galway
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Ballycastle, Derry & Donegal
  • Return boat trip to Inis Mor – Aran Islands
  • Entrance fee to Giants Causeway & Kylemore Abbey
  • Discover the ancient fort of  Griannan of Aileach
  • Gentle walks along the causeway coast
  • Explore scenic Game of Thrones locations
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below)

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

All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurrence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

  • Black Cab Tour

£15.00
Guided tour of historic Belfast. Highly Recommended.

  • Canoe journey on River Boyne

€20.00
Guided open boat tour along the ancient river Boyne.

  • Titanic Experience

£18.50
Self-guided tour of the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.

  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

£9.00
Cross this scenic rope bridge, suspended over the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bushmills Distillery Tour

£9.00
Guided walking tour of the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

  • Dunluce Castle

£5.50
Self-guided tour of clifftop Dunluce Castle.

  • Walking Tour of Derry/Londonderry

£4.00
Guided walking tour of Ireland’s only walled city.

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Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

Begin your tour from Dublin and travel to Antrim’s Causeway Coast via Belfast.

  • Revel at the Friary church and monastic ruin on The Hill of Slane, with its beautiful views of The Boyne Valley.
  • Cross into Northern Ireland (remember, UK £ sterling required).
  • Explore Belfast with a guided Black Cab Tour (Tour Option – £15 per person), and enjoy a visit to the fantastic Titanic Centre (Tour Option – £18.50 per person) or follow the Glass of Thrones trail.
  • Discover one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, the Causeway Coastal Route.
  • Overnight at Ballycastle

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

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Day 2: Causeway Coast to Derry

Start the day on the Antrim coast before heading to Derry.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the mythical Irish giant, Finn McCool, on the legendary Giant’s Causeway.
  • Cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge over the ocean Indiana Jones style (Tour Option – £9 per person).
  • Photo stop at the historic ruins of clifftop Dunluce Castle.
  • Taste Irish whiskey on a guided tour of Bushmills – one of the world’s oldest licensed distilleries (Tour Option – £7 per person)
  • Overnight in Derry

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

3

Day 3: Derry to Donegal

Explore Derry before departing Northern Ireland, ending the day in the hills of Donegal.

  • Take a guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry, Ireland’s only walled city (Tour Option – £4 per person).
  • Visit an ancient stone ringfort at Grianán of Aileach.
  • Visit the hauntingly beautiful wilderness of Glenveagh National Park and a dramatic 19th-century castle.
  • Visit Eddie Doherty’s weaving studio. One of Ireland’s few remaining handweavers
  • Traditional Irish music and crafts in the quaint town of Ardara.
  • Overnight in Adara, Donegal

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

4

Day 4: Donegal to Connemara

Explore Donegal, and enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, Connemara.
  • Wander wild along the Slieve League Cliffs –Take a guided boat trip under these dramatic 600m/2000ft cliffs  (Tour Option – €20 per person).
  • Honour Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, WB Yeats, in Sligo.
  • Stroll around one of Ireland’s most atmospheric towns, Westport
  • Visit the ruins 16th-century Murrisk Abbey and the National Famine Memorial.
  • Drive through the breathtaking Doolough Valley.
  • Overnight in Connemara

The average driving time today is 3 hour 30 minutes.

5

Day 5: Full Day Connemara Region

We spend another day and night in the wilderness of Connemara, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy.

  • Admire Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings
  • Wander Kylemore’s wonderful landscaped gardens.
  • Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road.
  • Drop by Clifden, a quaint town at the heart of Connemara.
  • Accommodation tonight is once again in Connemara

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

6

Day 6: Inis Mor & Galway

Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls awaits

  • Enjoy a 40 min boat trip to the island & choose to explore the island by bus with a local guide or on pony & trap
  • Discover the most impressive stone fort in Ireland at Dun Aengus.
  • Drop by local market shops for the famous Aran sweaters.
  • Visit a nice cosy Pub for food and traditional Irish music experience.
  • Overnight in Galway

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

7

Day 7: Galway & Dublin

  • Stroll around the tribal city of Galway and take it all in – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters’
  • You will have some free time to soak up the atmosphere. Street performers, live music and dance and colourful locals will keep you entertained during your stay.
  • Lush rolling hills and patchwork farmland as we traverse Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands towards Dublin.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

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

OPTION 1

Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& House Hotels

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

OPTION 2

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-shared room accommodation is included with your tour.

stairway to Dunluce castle on the causeway coast - Irish Experience Tours
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Two females and two males cycling on a sunny day on the great western greenway Westport , Mayo
group tour of peace wall Belfast
sunset view at the Giants causeway
young travelers at the peace wall Belfast city
crossing the rope bridge at Carrick a Rede
couple overlooking Connemara on small group tour
group biking on Aran Islands
Aerial shot of Dun Aongus Fort on Inismore , Aran Islands , Galway , Ireland
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Torr Head hiking Causeway coast Northern Ireland
Rolling green hills and Causeway Coastline Northern Ireland , small group tours
A couple on walking tour of Derry , taking a photo of The Guildhall
Erie photo of The Dark Hedges Northern Ireland, famous Game of Thrones location
Aerial road trip shot of Northern Ireland beaches and coastline
Solo traveler taking in the fresh sea air at the Giants Causeway
colourful harbour view of Cushden hotel with small blue and red boats
night time view of Titanic Museum Northern Ireland
Ancient stone fort at Grianán of Aileach, County Donegal
a group of girls having a picnic on the beach on the Aran islands