Tour Code: 8962P43
Duration: 6 days
This 6-day tour of Ireland's highlights provides great sights and lots of off the beaten track adventures covering the Emerald Isle from Dublin all the way up to Northern Ireland and back. Mix with the local characters that make this tour a truly brilliant insight into Ireland, the people, and the Irish legends. You'll visit Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, historic Derry, the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula and The Ring of Kerry, kiss the magical Blarney Stone in Cork, enjoy a taste of 'black gold' at the Guinness Storehouse, and much more.
Day 1: Dublin-Belfast
Depart Dublin and make the first stop at Monasterboice. You can take a world famous Black Taxi tour (own expense) to view the Peace Wall and political murals. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. Overnight stay in Belfast.
Day 2: Belfast-Derry
Initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the 'Game of Thrones' along with views of Ballintoy Harbour one of the backdrops of the series. You'll see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Then it's Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site. Then it's off to Dunluce Castle and an overnight in historic Derry.
Day 3: Derry-Galway
Begin the day with a walking tour of Derry's walls. The next stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. Visit W.B Yeat's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. The road takes the tour to Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. Overnight in Galway.
Day 4: Galway-Killarney
You will have the wild Atlantic ocean by your side as the tour cruises down the West Coast. See the lunar landscape of the Burren, and visit the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. The last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 5: Killarney-Dingle
Visit Ireland's longest beach at Inch, and then take the short drive to Dingle. Visit Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, overnight in Dingle Peninsula.
Day 6: Dingle-Dublin
The day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Spend plenty of time visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin for the grand finale - the Guinness Storehouse, have a pint of the black stuff, a big creamy pint of Guinness!