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Back Roads Ireland, The Emerald Isle
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  • Location
    Ireland, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and dramatic castles are all within reach on this tour of the Emerald Isle. Our highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Cork and Killarney, the legendary Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's wonderful capital, Dublin.

What's Included
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Full Irish breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Black Cab tour of Belfast
  • Entrance included to: Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne site, Titanic Museum, Giant’s Causeway, Doagh Famine Village, Ulster American Folk Park, Parke’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Blasket Islands Centre, Charles Fort, Connemara Heritage Centre, Swiss Cottage, Huntington Castle
Tour Highlights
  • Discover Northern Ireland's dramatic history in an escorted Black
  • Cab tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals
  • View the lunar-like landscape of the Burren
  • Marvel at the mysterious Giant’s Causeway
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast 

From Dublin, we’ll venture to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, where we’ll get an exciting preview of what to expect over the coming days. Tonight, we’ll move on to Belfast and enjoy a delicious meal together. 

Day 2: Belfast - Londonderry 

This morning begins with a Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals. Then, we’ll visit the Titanic Museum before continuing to Ballyscullion Park, a historic private country house, where lunch will be waiting for us. Later, we’ll take some time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, before arriving in Londonderry.

Day 3: Londonderry - North Irish Coast - Londonderry 

Today, we’ll stroll along the old city walls of Londonderry before continuing our journey to the Isle of Doagh. Here, we’ll learn of the local population’s experience of the Great Famine.

Day 4: Londonderry - Ballyfarnon 

At Ulster American Folk Park, we’ll learn why two million people sailed from Ulster to start a life in the New World – and there’s also time for a pottery shop visit. The day ends in Ballyfarnon, where we’ll regroup for an evening meal together.

Day 5: Ballyfarnon - Connemara - Galway 

The morning will see us in Westport before we visit the award-winning Connemara Heritage and History Centre. As the day draws to a close, we’ll complete our journey with a walking tour through the harbour city of Galway.

Day 6: Galway 

Today is yours to enjoy as you wish in buzzing, bohemian Galway.

Day 7: Galway - The Burren - Dingle 

Picturesque Caherconnell awaits today, where we’ll witness local sheepdog trials in action. Then, we’ll continue across the Burren and round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. 

Day 8: Dingle Peninsula 

We’ll begin in the Dingle Peninsula before stopping off at the Blasket Islands Centre. This afternoon, we’ll have plenty of free time to delve deeper and explore Dingle.

Day 9: Dingle - Kenmare - Cork 

Take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney before we travel onwards to Kenmare. Next, we’ve got a visit to the iconic Blarney Castle. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be blessed with the gift of eloquence. Tonight, we’ll dine at our hotel in Cork. 

Day 10: Cork - Kinsale - Cork

The port and fishing town of Kinsale is where we’ll start our historical walking tour. Topped off with a stop at Charles Fort, we’ll return to Cork for the evening.

Day 11: Cork - Tipperary - Kilkenny 

As we approach the final few chapters of our tour, we find ourselves in rural Tipperary and Swiss Cottage before carrying on through to medieval Kilkenny.

Day 12: Kilkenny - Avoca - Dublin 

Our last day sees us reach Dublin. We’ll make stops at Avoca and Huntington Castle, where our tour comes to an end.

Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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