Celtic Ireland Discovery Tourfrom
A tour thats explores both the North and South of the Emerald Isle on a 14 day Island Odyssey.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Discovery
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Join us on a 14 day tour full Island Tour, that will take us from rugged coatlines to major cities and everything in between!
- 13 Nights B&B in 4*/5* Hotels
- All Transport
- Admission to all attractions listed in the programme – exception Jaunting Cars in Gap of Dunloe & free day in Dublin City
- 8 evening meals
- Transfers to/from Dublin Airport
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Liquors, beers, bottled beverages & Soft Drinks/Sodas
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
Neolithic Ireland & The Boyne Valley
From Dublin we travel the short distance north to visit Trim Castle, Ireland’s Largest Norman Castle built in the 12th Century followed by a visit to the ancient ceremonial and burial site of the Hill of Tara and the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange dating back to 3200BC before our journey North to our first overnight in Northern Ireland.
Belfast – The Troubles & The Titanic
In the morning we will start with a Black Taxi Tour of Belfast City, taking in the cities troubled past visiting among others the cities peace walls. Following the city tour we will visit the cities Titanic Quarter and visit the Titanic Museum. In the afternoon we will journey north stopping at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace Museum before arriving at our overnight on the North Coast.
The Causeway Coast
The morning begins with a visit to the ever-beautiful Dark Hedges, followed by the iconic Carrick-o-Reed Rope Bridge, the UNESCO World Heritage site of The Giants Causeway, a visit to Dunluce Castle overlooking the North Channel and finally a visit to the world’s oldest whiskey distillery of Bushmills
The Walled City of Derry & Glenveagh National Park
Our Morning begins with a visit to the Walled City of Derry/Londonderry and a city walking tour of the city walls of the Maiden City and its rich history from its foundation by Saint Columba, to stories of the city siege and the cities modern day troubled past. In the afternoon we will visit the Glenveagh National Park and visit and tour the beautiful Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh.
The Ceide Fields & Westport
Dating back over 6000 years the Ceide Fields is one of the oldest known fields systems in the world and its spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean offers a stunning location for this ancient landmark. Following our visit we will travel through the spectacular boglands of Ballycroy National park to Westport and a visit to Westport House followed by some free time to explore the charming shops & bars of the town.
Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
Our morning starts with one of the most spectacular drives in Ireland through beautiful mountains and valleys to Leenaun on the shores of Killary Harbour where you will have the opportunity to take a cruise along the Fjord. In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful and stunning Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens within.
Galway & The Cliffs of Moher
A morning stop in the city of the tribe with some free time to explore the city on the shores of Lough Corrib. After lunch we will depart via the limestone mountains of the Burren to the stunning Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Irelands western shores.
Bunratty Castle, Adare & Killarney
Our first stop today is the 15th Century Bunratty Castle one of the most historic landmarks in the west of Ireland. Followed by a lunch stop in the 13th Century heritage town of Adare before our arrival into our base for the next two nights Killarney.
Dingle & Slea Head
Today we will tour the Dingle Peninsula, stopping for morning coffee at inch beach before continuing onto the Dingle Peninsula and a drive along the beautiful Slea Head and the ring of Dingle stopping at the heritage rich Blasket Islands centre in Dunquin and returning in the afternoon to explore Dingle Town in your own time.
The Ring of Kerry
Starting from Killarney our day will take us around the ring of Kerry visiting Kate Karney’s cottage, where you can journey by jaunting car into the Gap of Dunloe, stop in the village of Waterville and the town of Kenmare among others before returning in the evening to Killarney.
Glengariff, Garnish & The Town of Kinsale
Travelling south from Killarney, our first stop of the day is the pretty Cork town of Glengariff and a short boat ride with seals by your side to the beautiful Garnish Island Gardens & House. Our afternoon will take us along the beautiful West Cork County-side to the enchanting town of Kinsale.
The Blarney Castle, The Rock of Cashel & Guinness Storehouse
Our first stop of the day will be the beautiful historic Blarney Castle & Gardens, giving you the opportunity to kiss the fabled Blarney Stone! Departing Blarney we will visit the Rock of Cashel on route to Dublin where on arrival into the city we will visit the Guinness Storehouse before arrival in our city centre hotel.
Today at your leisure you can explore the sites of Dublin City by relaxing with some shopping on Grafton Street or visit the book of Kells in Trinity libraries or day trip out to the beautiful valley of Glendalough and the 6th century monastic city of St. Kevin.
You will be collected from your hotel in good time to make your flight check-in at the airport for your onwards travels.
For cash on the island of Ireland, GBP£ is used in Northern Ireland & Euro€ in Ireland. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere – with the exception of AMEX
The Island of Ireland has moderate weather conditions and averange daily summer temerpatures of 18c-23c (64f-75f) can be expected, its always a good idea to keep a rain jacket or umbrella close by!
For this tour we use 4*-5* star hotels
You sure can, if you fancy a days golf or a fishing trip or anything else. This can be arranged with transfers for you to catch up. An additional cost will apply.