Irish Odyssey 12 Day - Dublin to Dublin Group Tour

Irish OdysseyOne of our most requested Ireland trips, perfect for those travelling to Ireland for the first time. See ever-changing landscapes, splendid seascapes, purple moorlands, monastic ruins, enchanting lakes, towering fortresses, and patchwork of fields spread in every shade of green.

Ireland Tour

Your Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1Dublin City Tour | Kilmainham Gaol

Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your Dublin hotel. Take a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights and view Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and the GPO. Tour Kilmainham Gaol, built in 1796, and hear stories of Ireland’s revolutionary leaders. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum | Taylors Three Rock PubIreland castle

Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and discover the story of the 10 million people who have left Ireland over the last 1,500 years – and their impact on the world. Your afternoon is free to explore Dublin. Later, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub. (B, D)

Day 3Farmhouse Visit | House of Waterford Crystal

Visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country life while enjoying tea and scones. At the House of Waterford Crystal and watch skilled artisans cut crystal into sparkling masterpieces. Continue along the coast to Cork city for dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4Cork | Blarney Castle | Killarney

Take a brief walking tour of Cork city with a local guide. Perhaps stroll through the English Market, where vendors have been selling local and artisanal foods since 1788. Visit Blarney Castle to climb the winding stairs and kiss its famed stone, or stroll the gardens. Enjoy the scenery as you head to colorful Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for marvelous views on your way to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 5Jaunting Car Ride | Dingle Peninsula | Sheepdog Demonstration

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate and see Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney’s lakes. Visit Moriarty’s in the Gap of Dunloe. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Enjoy a demonstration of highly-skilled sheepdogs herding sheep at a local farm. Enjoy dinner at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry while you hear a fun talk on Gaelic sports. (B, D)

 

King Johns Castle

Day 6Cliffs of Moher | Galway

Visit the family pub of the late famed playwright, John B. Keane for some tea and scones. One of Ireland’s most beloved writers, he wrote many works in a room behind the bar. Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast of County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic, and enjoy views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Proceed on to vibrant Galway and join a local guide for a walking tour of the city’s historic heart. (B, D)

Day 7Lough Corrib Cruise | Kylemore Abbey | Galway

Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib and sip some creamy Irish coffee (seasonal). Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through this elegant mansion, set beside a tranquil lake. Return to Galway, where the rest of your day is free for independent sightseeing and dining. (B)

Day 8Ballintubber Abbey | Belleek Pottery | Derry

Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber Abbey, Ireland’s only royal Abbey. Known as “the Abbey that refused to die”, it has been in continuous use for more than 800 years. Visit Belleek Pottery, then follow the Atlantic Shore to Donegal town, where you’ll visit Triona Design. Continue on through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry. (B, D)

Day 9Giant’s Causeway | Derry Walking Tour | Walled City Brewery

Explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a walk around this historic city’s medieval walls; take a walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant. Enjoy a flight of the brewery’s craft beers with your dinner. (B, D)

Day 10Belfast Walking Tour

Visit the historic city of Belfast, taking a panoramic tour to see grand government buildings, the peace wall, and the docks where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Take a walking tour of the city with a local guide to learn an insider’s perspective. Then, the rest of the day will be yours to explore this fascinating city as you wish. (B)

County CorkDay 11Titanic Belfast | Long Meadow Cider | Farewell Dinner

Visit the magnificent Titanic Belfast, a high-tech attraction that will immerse you in the story of the doomed liner. Next, go to Long Meadow Cider, an award-winning family orchard, for a tour and tasting followed by a picnic lunch. Travel to Kingscourt and enjoy some free time in your luxury castle hotel, built in 1760 and set on 100 acres of gardens and parklands. In the evening, share a farewell dinner with your group. (B, L, D)

Day 12Tour Ends in Kingscourt
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

One of our most requested Ireland trips includes:
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 11 nights in hotels listed
    • Many Meals
    • Sightseeing admission fees
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

  • Your Hotels Stay at the following (or similar):

    • Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    • The River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
    • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    • The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
    • City Hotel, Derry
    • Grand Central Belfast
    • Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)

    Did you know? A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer. 

    Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

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    Call 1-800-221-2474 9AM - 5PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time

    Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

    Guaranteed Price This Tour & Continue Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60


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