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Ireland Explorer

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.

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EQII/166470
  • Starts: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Finishes: Cork, Ireland
You will Visit
  • Belfast
  • Dublin

Itinerary

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Day 1: Belfast

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Belfast/Londonderry

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.

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Day 3: Londonderry/Belfast

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.

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Day 4: Belfast

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.

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Day 5: Belfast/Dublin

Transfer to Dublin. Enjoy a free afternoon in the city before an optional welcome meeting in the evening.

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Day 6: Dublin

Take a free day to roam the cobblestone streets of this historic city.
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.

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Day 7: Dublin/Galway City

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.

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Day 8: Galway City

Travel to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. Walk through picturesque countryside along the cliffs. Gaze out at the splendour before returning to Galway for the evening. Opt for a night out at the local pub.
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.

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Day 9: Galway City/Killarney

Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park.

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Day 10: Killarney

Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town.

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Day 11: Killarney/Cork

Spend a morning in Killarney before traveling to Cork. Set out on a CEO-led orientation walk.
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.

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Day 12: Cork

Enjoy free time to see the sights of Cork.
Enjoy a final night out on the town with the group and raise a pint to this beautiful island!

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Day 13: Cork/Dublin

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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotel (12 nts)
    • 11 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide
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Tour 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