Grand Tour of Ireland by Air

9 days from £959 pp.


Ring of Kerry

Visit: Ring of Kerry, Ireland

About the Tour

Enjoy this impressive holiday to Ireland by air as we take in the history and culture of the stunning Emerald Isle. Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we include visits to the charismatic city of Dublin, the picture-postcard town of Killarney, glorious Donegal and the world-famous Giant's Causeway, whatever notion you have of Ireland, it’s all waiting for you just a short hop across the Irish Sea with this fascinating itinerary.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Return flights to Dublin
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • Escorted in Ireland by a Tour Manager
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Dublin

    Dublin

    Enjoy a 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! You will see both the north and south part of the capital. The tour is a panoramic one, seeing all the beautiful buildings of architectural significance like Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. Dublin is a beautiful Georgian city and highlights will be the magnificence of Georgian Dublin with visits to some of the superb squares. This afternoon, our optional excursion is to the spectacular Wicklow Mountains. We will visit the town of ‘Ballykissangel’ fame, Avoca, and the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough, celebrated equally for its beauty and for its historical and archaeological interests.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kilkenny

    Kilkenny

    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 laced with carefully maintained buildings. Following time at leisure in Kilkenny we travel via Clonmel to our hotel in Killarney for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ring Of Kerry

    Ring Of Kerry

    Enjoy an included full-day tour along the Ring of Kerry, part of the mystical and unspoilt Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. See dramatic scenery, picturesque villages and fishing towns. Visit Killarney and absorb the town’s cheerful atmosphere and the infectious Kerry humour of the local families. You may even wish to enjoy an optional ride on a traditional jaunting car! Climb aboard a traditional Irish jaunting car (pony and trap ride) for a tour around the sights of Killarney. Operated by Irish families for many generations this traditional mode of transport is a great way to discover the delights of Ireland. The jaunting car rambles its way along Killarney National Park, Deer Park and on to Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Galway

    Galway

    We make our way to the friendly University City of Galway. The city has a certain chemistry and vibrancy which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create this atmospheric medieval city of culture. Be sure to see Eyre Square, enclosing a pleasant park lined with imposing, mainly 19th century buildings. Overlooking the park is a modern shopping mall built to incorporate sections of the historic city walls. To complete your explorations why not visit the old quays, a tranquil spot for a stroll down the Long Walk to the docks. We continue to our hotel in Westport, where we stay for the next two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Achill Island

    Achill Island

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Donegal

    Donegal

    We leave Westport this morning for the bustling market town of Donegal. Situated at the mouth of Donegal bay on the river Eske, Donegal is overlooked by the Bluestack Mountains and holds a special charm, best represented in the friendly locals and the craic. We continue to Ballybofey or Letterkenny for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Derry

    Derry

    A day of fantastic scenery, as we travel to the Antrim coast where we visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway (entrance is extra ), an astonishing complex of basalt columns packed together forming ‘stepping stones’ from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. We later continue to the walled city of Derry (Londonderry). Prosperity and peace have made this compact city, with its tumultuous history, one of the most fascinating to visit in the British Isles. During your visit an optional sightseeing tour will be available to introduce you to the city. The sightseeing tour of Derry will commence by coach, giving an overview of the city before we continue on foot around the walls. Ireland’s only completely walled city – there is over 1,450 years of history locked into its 17th century walls. We enjoy a stroll along part of the walls, ending in the city centre. From the walls you will view the murals, which are a reminder of key events within Derry’s more recent history.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Dublin - Cosmopolitan capital
    • Kilkenny - Medieval architecture
    • Ring of Kerry - Dramatic scenery and natural beauty
    • Killarney - Home of the 'craic'
    • Galway - Friendly charm
    • Donegal - Market town
    • Giant's Causeway & Derry - World-famous site, steeped in legend

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Dublin Sightseeing
    • Wicklow Mountains
    • Jaunting Car Ride (Killarney)
    • Achill Island & Atlantic Drive
    • Derry Sightseeing

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £215.00 (9 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay for two nights each as follows: the Dublin or Bray area at a minimum 3-star hotel; Killarney at the 4-star Dromhall or Randles Court Hotel Resort (8 Sep 2017 departure will stay at the 3-star Killarney Heights Hotel & May 4 2018 departure will stay at the 4-star Maritime Hotel in Bantry.); Westport at the 3-star Clew Bay Hotel or 3-star Mill Times Hotel; and finally, County Donegal at the 4-star Jacksons Hotel in Ballybofey or 3-star Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny.

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    Mill Times Hotel

    Mill Times Hotel

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    Dromhall Hotel

    Dromhall Hotel

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    Clew Bay Hotel

    Clew Bay Hotel

    Mill Times Hotel


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Dromhall Hotel


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Clew Bay Hotel


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Dromhall Hotel


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Clew Bay Hotel


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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