Tour from Dublin
Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Day 1: Dublin – Monasterboice - Titanic Belfast - Black Taxi (optional) – overnight Belfast
Day 2: start Belfast – Antrim coast – Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge* or Dunluce Castle – Giant’s Causeway – overnight Derry
Day 3: Derry (optional walking tour) – Road trip (drive) through Co. Sligo – Galway – overnight Galway
Day 4: start Galway – Burren Region – Cliffs of Moher – Doolin (lunch) - Bunratty Castle (photos) - overnight Killarney
Day 5: start Killarney – Dingle Peninsula – overnight Dingle Village
Day 6: Dingle - Blarney Castle (Co. Cork) – Rock of Dunamase – Dublin (ends)
Meet your dedicated driver guide this morning with a collection from your hotel. We kick off the tour heading north of Dublin towards the historic city of Belfast. A brief stop en route at the ancient monastic settlement of Monasterboice allows for wonderful photo opportunities of ancient Celtic stone structures. Next stop is Belfast city – where you can explore the world famous Titanic quarter (be sure not to miss the award-winning ‘Titanic Experience’!). Downtown Belfast is home to attractions such as the Albert Clock and the historic city hall – both of which you will have ample time to enjoy. Round off your day in Belfast’s vibrant University quarter –where endless dining and nightlife options await. Overnight in Belfast city.
Day two of your tour begins with a picturesque drive along the Glens of Antrim, (location of ‘Game of Thrones’). Along the coast, enjoy the opportunity to cross the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge – taking in unforgettable cliff and coastal views. The UNESCO Heritage site and Irish natural treasure that is the Giants Causeway is our next stop. Learn how this unique geological area was formed as a result of volcanic activity and explore the ancient Irish legends, which surround the area. Today’s journey continues on to the ruins of Dunluce Castle and the charming town of Bushmills, before wrapping up in the ‘walled city’ of Derry. Your overnight stay will be here in Derry and we highly encourage you to pay a visit to Peadar O Donnell’s musical pub where you can enjoy some live Irish music over a pint or two.
NB: Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge can only be visited by groups of 5 passengers or less travelling in a vehicle not larger than an MPV. This is due to restrictions put in place by the local government as they pivot the attraction from being a visitor attraction to a place of conservation.
After breakfast, either embark on a comprehensive walking tour of Derry or head straight for Galway.
NB: Please specify if you would like a private walking tour of Derry at time of booking - advance arrangement is required for this optional extra and availability is limited (approximate pricing is GBP 135.00 total for 2 hours based on 1-6 guests). The city’s tough political history (location of the 1972 ‘Bloody Sunday’ massacre) will be outlined to you on the walking tour as you stroll within the city’s ancient walls (the oldest in Europe which remain intact).
Depart Derry and enjoy a relaxing drive through Co. Sligo, perhaps pausing in the coastal resort town of Strandhill for refreshments.
Prepare to let your hair down as you arrive into Galway City. If you departed Derry relatively early this morning you'll arrive in time to enjoy the afternoon at leisure and maybe shop for Aran Sweaters or Claddagh Rings!
This evening sample world-class dining or relax over cozy pub grub. Afterwards, maybe hit the town, enjoying Guinness and oysters and signing along to ‘Galway Girl’ in one of the many bustling pubs!
This morning prepare yourself for one of the world’s most beautiful drives – cruising south of Galway along the rugged ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ (one of Europe’s top 10 coastal drives – ‘National Geographic’). Stopping off at the Lunar landscape better known as ‘The Burren’, you can enjoy the chance to experience the only location in the world in which floral species of Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean origin grow side-by-side. The stunning Cliffs of Moher is the highlight of the day – where you can experience incredible views from 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean, the Blasket Islands and Galway bay in the distance. Our journey continues with a short photo stop at the enchanting Bunratty Castle, before continuing on to Killarney for tonight’s overnight stay.
Begin the day with a visit to the small fishing village of Dingle, which remains one of Ireland’s few Gaelic-speaking regions. Enjoy some free time here to connect with the friendly locals and enjoy a traditional lunch. The afternoon has in store some beautiful Atlantic views, as we take a tour around Slea Head, location of the battle between the Spanish Armada and English Imperial Navy in the year 1588. Sample the local dishes and beers in this traditional atmosphere, before retiring for your overnight stay in Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula.
Day 6 continues onwards towards Co. Cork, home of the famous Blarney. This enchanting Castle delights guests from around the world with its eloquent rooms, dungeons and beautiful gardens. Of course, you must conclude your visit to Blarney by kissing the famous ‘Blarney Stone’ – which is rumored to give you the ‘gift of the gab’ (the unique Irish tendency for far-fetched storytelling!) Break the journey with time for a delicious local lunch – after which you will continue onwards towards the Rock of Castle Dunamase, set amidst Ireland lush ‘Golden Vale’ landscape. Your tour ends in Dublin / Dublin Airport this afternoon / evening.
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.