Grand Tour of Ireland

  • 9 Day Tour
  • 15 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Fly to Dublin where you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel on the outskirts of the city for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Dublin & the Wicklow Mountains

Included morning in Dublin’s fair city. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the inner heart of Dublin which, if left on your own, would take a week! See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. This afternoon, our optional excursion is to the spectacular Wicklow Mountains, visiting Avoca, and the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Trinity College

St. Patrick’S Cathedral

Avoca

Glendalough

The Four Courts

Wicklow Mountains

Dublin

Day 3 - Kilkenny

Leaving Dublin, we travel to Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital. Above the broad sweep of the River Nore sits the castle, while a pretty humpbacked stone bridge leads into narrow, cheerful streets lined with carefully-maintained buildings. Continue via Clonmel to Killarney for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Kilkenny

Day 4 - Ring of Kerry & Killarney

Enjoy today’s included excursion seeing dramatic scenery, picturesque villages and fishing towns on the mystical and unspoilt Kerry coastline. Spend time in Killarney, sitting at the foot of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and absorb the town’s cheerful atmosphere and the infectious Kerry humour of the local families. You may even wish to try an optional ride on a traditional jaunting car (pony and trap).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ring Of Kerry

Killarney

Day 5 - Galway

To Galway, the friendly city, famed for its music, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and, most of all, people. Continue to Westport for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galway

Day 6 - Achill Island & Atlantic Drive

A day of glorious scenery on our optional excursion as we head north to Achill, Ireland’s largest island. Reaching the island by road bridge, we follow the spectacular Atlantic Coast Drive, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Achill Island

Day 7 - Donegal

Included visit to the bustling market town of Donegal, its special charm best represented by the friendly locals and the ‘craic’. Continue to Ballybofey or Letterkenny for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Donegal

Day 8 - Giant’s Causeway & Derry

Included excursion to enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Antrim Coast, where we visit the world-famous Giant’s Causeway (admission is extra), an astonishing complex of basalt columns, packed together forming ‘stepping stones’ from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. We continue to the walled city of Derry (Londonderry), with its tumultuous, but fascinating history. During your visit, an optional sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Derry

Giant's Causeway

Day 9

We leave County Donegal and head to Dublin, for the return flight to the U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £209; travel insurance from £47.95; flight supplements may apply. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.