Ireland Explorer

Classic, Belfast to Dublin

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For anyone looking to dive into the landscapes and lore of Ireland (all of it) this 13-day introduction to the entire island is just the ticket. From the perfectly charming city of Galway and the celebrated, awesomely lush Ring of Kerry (keep that camera at the ready) to the postcard streetscapes of Dublin and all the centuries-old distilleries, green hills, and local pubs (and Guinness!) you can possibly fit in — Ireland will get deep inside your heart.

What’s included

  • Carte Blanche: Dublin
  • Visit to Giant's Causeway
  • Guided tour of Old Bushmills Distillery
  • Guided historical walking tour of Derry
  • Cliffs of Moher visit
  • Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Ring of Kerry excursion
  • Cork orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub
  • Explore the breathtaking cliffs of moher
  • Visit the sites along the ring of kerry
  • Wander through the cities of cork and dublin

Itinerary

Day 1 Belfast Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Belfast/Londonderry (1B) En route to Derry, stop at the Giant's Causeway and marvel at the natural phenomenon of its volcanic columns. Stop at Bushmills Distillery for a guided tour of the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Spend the night in Derry. Included Activities: Giant's Causeway Visit Old Bushmills Distillery Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 96km) Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 60km)
Day 3 Londonderry/Belfast (1B) Enjoy a guided historical walk in Derry. Afterwards, take some time to explore on your own. Opt to grab a bite at a food stall in the Walled City Market, or visit the the Tower Museum. Transfer to Belfast in the evening. Included Activities: Historical Walking Tour of Derry Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-1.75 hours, 113km)
Day 4 Belfast (1B) Enjoy a free day in Belfast. Treat yourself to a traditional Irish breakfast, visit the Ulster Museum, or wander through the botanical gardens. In the evening, get in with the locals and hit the pub for a pint of a local brew.
Day 5 Belfast/Dublin Transfer to Dublin. Enjoy a free afternoon in the city before an optional welcome meeting in the evening. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 170km)
Day 6 Dublin (1B) Walk along the riverside, or marvel at the city's medieval castles and cathedrals. Don't tire yourself out too much - you'll want to get out later tonight and experience the nightlife that the Temple Bar area is known for.
Day 7 Dublin/Galway City (1B) Travel to Ireland's west coast to Galway. Set off on a guided walking tour before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the city's colourful streets and bohemian atmosphere. Included Activities: Galway Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 210km)
Day 8 Galway City (1B) Spend a few hours following the Wild Atlantic Way trail from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. Stroll leisurely along the path, soaking in the views. Opt for a picnic along the way. Included Activities: Cliffs of Moher Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 76km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 9 Galway City/Killarney (1B) Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 208km)
Day 10 Killarney (1B) Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town. Included Activities: Ring of Kerry Day Trip
Day 11 Killarney/Cork (1B) Cork is known for its many universities, theatres, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafés lining the streets. Make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two – Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 90km)
Day 12 Cork (1B) Enjoy a final night out on the town with the group and raise a pint to this beautiful island!
Day 13 Cork/Dublin (1B) Depart Cork after breakfast and return to Dublin. Trip will end upon arrival at a centrally located Dublin hotel where your CEO can help assist with onwards travel arrangements. Additional Notes: This tour will end upon arrival in Dublin at approximately 5pm. We suggest booking any onward travel after 7pm. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours, 263km)
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