Country Roads Of Ireland

Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Blarney, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Moher, Galway, Londonderry, Ballygally, Belfast

Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you'll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

Our prices start from

$ 4,095 LAND ONLY

12 Days • GUIDED • 16 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Services of a travel director
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Conditions apply.
  • Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome To Dublin

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Dinner Included

On arrival at Dublin airport, transfers leave for your hotel. Join your travel director for a warm and friendly welcome dinner, with the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a meal with wine.

Day 2 - Relaxed Start - In Dublin's Fair City

Dublin: Enjoy VIP priority entrance to the Book of Kells and a guided walk through Trinity College with a university insider.

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Breakfast Included

Become acquainted with Dublin's elegant squares during an orientation of the city. Discover Custom House, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of KElls and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, who will share their insights into modern life and the establishment's impressive history.

Day 3 - A Journey From Dublin to Cork

Maldron Hotel South Mall

Breakfast Included

Visit one of the country's main racehorse breeding centers and meet an equine professional. Visit the 100-year-old Japanese Gardens. Travel to the medieval city of Kilkenny, home of the world's fastest field game and IReland's national sport, hurling. Meet a player who shares his passion, as you test your skill during a lesson. Continue through Cahir and see its 13th century castle. In Cork, your travel director shows you around the university city, with its vibrant waterfront and grand Georgian parades.

Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Across The Mountains To Killarney

Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel to Blarney Castle and kiss the stone to ensure a lifetime of eloquence. Travel across the majestic Derrynasaggart Mountains to the peaceful town of Killarney. Savor the delicious flavors of freshly prepared local cuisine. Join John and Freda, your hosts at the 19th Green Guesthouse, for a farm-to-table dining experience and a personal Insight into classic Irish recipes that are loved throughout the world.

Day 5 - Relaxed Start - Ring Of Kerry Experience

Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Breakfast Included

Enloy exploring Killarney. Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys, or join a gentle hike with a local expert along the lake shore through the National Park. Take a leisurely excursion around the magnificent Ring of Kerry. Here, mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words. Journey past lush lakelands and around towering cliffs as you appreciate sweeping sea views.

Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Around The Dingle Peninsula

Skellig Hotel

Breakfast Included

Continue driving with views of wide skies, peaceful towns and coastal scenery of the Dingle Peninsula - the setting for the film Ryan's Daughter. Drive to dramatic Slea Head at the peninsula's far end, before reaching your hotel on the shores of Dingle harbor. With the evening at leisure, why not treat yourself to a relaxing experience at the hotel's spa.

Day 7 - The Cliffs of Moher And Galway

Connemara Coast Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Journey to the Visitor Centre at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking views. Enjoy a delightful drive through the strange, rocky landscape of the Burren to Galway Bay. See the Lynch Memorial, Spanish Arch, Eyre Square and Church of St. Nicholas.

Day 8 - Relaxed Start - Free Day Galway Or Aran Islands

Connemara Coast Hotel

Breakfast Included

Spend a day at leisure to relax and enjoy Galway. Perhaps join an optional experience to the Aran Islands. A genuine highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Day 9 - Londonderry

Maldron Hotel Derry

Breakfast, Dinner Included

The final resting place of Ireland's famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Cross into Northern Ireland, bound for the ancient walled city of "Derry." On arrival, one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, will fascinate you as he takes you inside the city walls.

Day 10 - Relaxed Start - Walk In The Giant's Steps

Ballygally Castle

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Journey to the legendary Giant's Causeway, a breathtaking geological masterpiece. Continue to your hotel overlooking Ballygally Bay. Join us for a finale celebration dinner, where old-fashioned hospitality blends with good food and wine.

Day 11 - Relaxed Start - The Antrim Coast To Belfast

Europa Hotel

Breakfast Included

Follow the Antrim Coast, past the huge Norman castle at Carrickfergus, to arrive in Belfast. Meet Hilda, your local expert, for a passionate city tour including views of the City Hall, Queen's University, the Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.

Day 12 - Depart Belfast or Dublin

Breakfast Included

Departure transfers arrive at Belfast George Best City Airport and Belfast International Airport. An additional transfer will arrive at Dublin airport.

2021 Tour Dates

August
2, 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, 30
|
$4,095
September
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
|
$4,095
November
1, 29
|
$4,095
December
30
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$4,095

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on April 5, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.

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