All Ireland Tour (10 Days / 9 Nights)

Visiting over 30 Sites !!


Our 10 day All Ireland Tour is designed for those who would wish to see the main highlights of what Ireland has to offer both in the North & in the South. We have carefully selected locations and drives with the aim of showing you some of the most spectacular landscapes while providing you with a truly irish experience. We travel on roads that larger tours are not able to include, stopping off in small towns & villages where you have the opportunity to mix with the locals and get a real feel for the place.

Highlights

Aran Islands, Dun Aengus, Scaterry Island, Shannon Ferry, Connemara, Cong, Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey, Westport House, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary, Parkes Castle, Glencar Waterfall, Drumcliff Cemetery(W.B Yeats), Glencolumkille Folk Park, Weavers Cottage Dunlewey, Glenveagh Castle, Grianan an Aileach(Iron Age Fort), Giants Causeway, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, Knowth Megalithic Cemetary, Cliffs of Moher,Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, Muckross House Killarney, Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Drives, Mizen Head, Sheeps Head Peninsula, Kenmare, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel

Overnight Stays

Armagh, Letterkenny, Killybegs, Ballina, Roundstone, Doolin, Tralee, Kenmare, Clonakilty (See Trip Itinerary Below For Futher Details)


Package Includes

9 nights accommodation.

9 Full Irish Breakfasts

Free time to discover local Restaurants for lunch & dinner options

10 full days touring

Inclusive of all site entrance fees

Aran Island Ferry

Scattery Island Ferry

Shannon Estuary Ferry

No hidden costs or excursion fees

Transportation for 10 Days

Local Irish Guides







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Package Excludes

Flights to & From Ireland

Participants to arrange their own travel Insurance


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As with all our tours we aim to provide you with a truly authentic Irish experience, travelling the back roads & mixing with the locals. All of our itineraries are flexible which means that, if you are booking the tour as a group, you can opt to modify or include a destination of your choice.

Please feel free to contact us should you wish to make any modifications to the selected itinerary.

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Highlights: National Botanical Gardens, Temple Bar, Guinness Brewery, Trinity College Library, National Museum of Ireland, Sightseeing Tour, Kilmainham Gaol, Temple Bar, Galleries, Restaurants, Wine Bars, Shopping

Choose to arrive in Dublin a day or two before the commencement of the tour to 'take in' some of the capitals attractions. On the day of the tour you will be either collected from your hotel or picked up at our designated 'pick up' on the morning of the tour. We advise travellers to stay as close as possible to the city centre. Details of our 'pick up' point will be provided at the time of booking.

Depending on the amount of time you have to spend in Dublin you may wish to take in a hop on hop off city bus tour, take a leisurely stroll down O'Connell Street, visit the Guinness Brewery or Trinity College Library or have a meal at many of the restaurants & bars in the area.

Highlights: Newgrange, Knowth Megalithic Cemetary, Navan Fort (Emain Maca)

We leave Dublin at 9am approx & head north to Newgrange & Knowth. Over 5000 years old walk inside this great monumnet, marvel at is many fine examples of rock art and it's history of some of Irelands most influential settlers

Continuing north we arrive at Navan Fort, Emain Maca in Gaelic. One of Ireland's most important ceremonial sites, flint tools and shards of pottery found at the site show activity from the Neolithic (c. 4000 to 2500 BC). We will discover how people lived there lives 2000 years ago.

Accomodation: Charlemont Arms Hotel or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Giants Causeway, Carrick a Rede, Dunluce Castle

We continue North to the Giants Causeway. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 & the result of an ancient volcanic eruption some 50-60 million years ago, the Giants Causeway is located amongst some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes & drives found in Ireland. According to legend, the basalt columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant & stretches under the ocean to the coast of Scotland.

Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the carrick a rede rope bridge was first erected by salmon fisherman 350 years ago and is our next stop.The area is exceptional in natural beauty with stunning views of Rathlin Island and Scotland. The site and surrounding area is designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest for its unique geology, flora, and fauna.

Located on the edge of a Basalt outcrop Dunluce Castle was first extablished around 1500. Take in the ingenuity of its first builders and absorb yourself in the spectacular scenery.

Accomodation: Dillons Hotel, Letterkenny or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Grianan of Aileach, Glenveagh National Park & Castle, Weavers Cottage Dunlewey, Glencolumbkille Folk Park

Today, not unlike most other days, is all about the scenery & the Wild Atlantic Way. A day to make good use of the camera no doubt. Our first stop this morning is to the ancient site Grianan of Aileach. Situated atop Greenan Hill with 360 degree views across Lough Swilly, Lough Foyle and the gorgeous countryside of the Inishowen Peninsula it is believed to have been built in the 1st century, on the site of an early Iron Age (c 500 BC) multivallate hillfort.

From here we will make our way to Glenveagh National Park. A hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. At the centre of the park is the castle which was built in the 19th century as a fishing lodge.

We begin to head south now to our next stop Gweedore. an irish speaking town on the Atlantic Coast known for being a cradle of the culture of Ireland,with old Irish customs, traditional music, theatre, Gaelic games and the Irish language playing a central and pivotal role in the lives of the local people. Here we will get to see a demonstration of Carding, Spinning and Weaving using traditional techniques.

At 601m high is not a place for the faint-hearted but well worth the effort to go and experience, our next stop continues our coastal theme with a trip to Sliabh Liag. With some terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains, Sliabh Liag was also the site of a Christian pilgrimage for more than a 1,000 years, although it’s believed to have been a sacred place long before the Christians arrived.

Accomodation: Tara Hotel, Killybegs or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Drumcliff Cemetary, Glencar Waterfall, Parkes Castle, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary

The final resting place of one of Ireland's best known poets can be found at Drumcliffe Cemetary and is our first stop on the tour this morning.Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains.

A leisurley drive to Glencar Waterfall is next up. At 50ft high situated at Glencar Lough it served as an inspiration to William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’

A hop skip & a jump to our next location & we will arrive at Parkes Castle. In an idyllic setting on the banks of Lough Gill, in County Leitrim, Parke’s Castle is a plantation era castle completed in 1610. The courtyard contains the foundations and features of an earlier defensive structure, while another remnant of a bygone age is a traditional blacksmith forge of 17th Century style.

From here we will make our way to Carrowmore megalithic cemetary. Over 7000 years old, Carrowmore is one of the four major passage tomb complexes in Ireland & is one of the largest (in terms of number of monuments) complexes of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the oldest used passage tombs.

Accomodation: The Loft, Ballina or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Foxford Woolen Mills, Wesport House, Kylemore Abbey

Today we will be heading into the heart of the beautiful Connemara. Before we get there we will be making a stop in the pretty village of Foxford, here master craftspeople dwell. Explore the history of Foxford Woollen Mills and learn about techniques that have been passed down through generations. Of course there will be time to do a little gift shopping.

Dubbed the most beautiful house in Ireland, our next location is Wesport House. Local hero Grace O'Malley was first to establish a castle here and the current house is built upon the foundations which can still be toured in the dungeons today.

We continue to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history of tragedy, romance, education, innovation and spirituality. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its delightfully restored garden buildings. There is also an excellent gift shop & restaurant located on the grounds.

Accomodation: Eldons Hotel, Roundstone or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Ashford Castle, Cong, Dunguaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher

Famous for its connections with the classic John Ford's 1952 Oscar-winning film, The Quiet Man, the village of Cong still retains the romanticism of a traditional Irish Village. Spend some leisurely time exploring this quaint town, its historical archaeological remains and perhaps visit The Quiet Man Museum! A short trip to Ashford Castle, a medieval castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel nearby will also be worth visiting.

We will continue south on the Wild Atlantic Way to Dunguaire Castle a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay. Dunguaire Castle was used in the 1969 Walt Disney movie Guns in the Heather, featuring Kurt Russell, in which the castle was featured as Boyne Castle. It was also the Scottish castle home of the main character in the 1979 film North Sea Hijack.

From there its onto Irelands Iconic and most visited site the Cliffs of Moher located on the west coast of clare is a truly magnificent place. Rising almost 400ft above the Atlantic Ocean the views are breathtaking so ensure that your camera batteries are fully charged!

Accomodation: Aran View Country House Doolin or similar subject to availability..

Highlights: Arans Islands, Dun Aengus, Scattery Island

Today we will make our way to the Largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor, known for it's ancient sites & home to the prehistoric Dun Aengus. Weather permitting we will take the Ferry out from Doolin in the morning.

Once back on the mainland we will make our way to Scattery Island. A small & peaceful Island in the Shannon Estuary with some interesting historical sites in beautiful surrounds.

Accomodation: Benners Hotel, Tralee or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, Muckross House

This morning is all about the scenery & that must mean we have arrived in the Kingdom. We will take a leisurely drive around slea head, visit the beehive huts & maybe a quick stop off in Dingle before continuing south to Killarney.

Keep the camera batteries well charged as we make our way to Muckross House. A nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney's three lakes, famed world wide for their splendour and beauty.

Accomodation: O Donnabhains, Kenmare or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Bantry House & Garden, Mizen Head, Drombeg Stone Circle

This morning we will be making our way to Ireland's most south westerly point but before that we will stop off at Bantry House & Gardens.Bantry House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry which is situated overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork. The House has an important collection of art treasures mainly collected by the 2nd Earl of Bantry on his Grand Tour.The garden was inspired by travels of the 2nd Earl. It is laid out in the Italian style over seven terraces, with the house sitting on the third terrace.

Next we arrive at Ireland's most south westerly point. Noted for its dramatic cliff scenery Mizen Head lies close to one of the main transatlantic shipping routes and was, for many seafarers, the first (or last) sight of Europe.

From there we will make our way to Drombeg stone circle. Drombeg is probably one of Irelands most famous stone circles, a recumbent circle with the recumbent or altar stone lying to the south-west. Also present at the site is a Fulacht fiadh a communal cooking pit with a hearth & the site suggests that it was active c. 1100 - 800 BC

Accomodation:O'Donovans Hotel, Clonakilty or similar subject to availability.

Highlights: Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills, Rock of Cashel

If you have been holding out on making those souvenir purchases then perhaps today might be the day to splash out as we visit Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills. In the morning we will make our way to the castle where guests will get the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone & receive the gift of the gab. Afterwards we will visit the Blarney Woolen Mills store to do some gift shopping.

With the gift of the gab secured we will make our way to our final stop on this tour, the magnificent Rock of Cashel. Also known as Cashel of the Kings or St Patricks Rock, The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion

Finally it’s back to lively Dublin and perhaps your last night in Ireland. Savour the moments of the tour over dinner at any of Dublin's fine restaurants and talk about your next adventures in the Emerald Isle.



Dates

All our departures are from Dublin City Centre. Our prices are based on two people sharing. Our tours are subject to availability at time of booking. Generally our tours run all year round but primarily from March to October.

We specialise in custom private tours. We cater for groups up to 12 people. The larger your group the lower your price. For group sizes greater than 12 people please contact us for more information and pricing.


Prices

Please note that our prices are inclusive of all entrance fees to sites listed in Itinerary. Our prices are based on 2 people sharing.

There are no hidden costs or additional fees. If you are travelling alone please contact us regarding a single supplement which could aply to your cost. Where possible we would be happy to pair you with another fellow traveller.


Tour Type

Tour The South(7 Days)

Tour The North(7 Days)

All Ireland (10 Days)


Accoms

3/4 ★ Hotel

3/4 ★ Hotel

3/4 ★ Hotel


2 People

€1950/$2450

€1950/$2450

€2450/$3050

4 People

€1650/$2050

€1650/$2050

€2150/$2650

6 People

€1550/$1950

€1550/$1950

€2050/$2550

8 People

€1450/$1850

€1450/$1850

€1950/$2450



Tour Type

Tour The South(7 Days)

Tour The North(7 Days)

All Ireland (10 Days)


Accoms

B & B

B & B

B & B


2 People

€1750/$2150

€1750/$2150

€2150/$2650

4 People

€1450/$1850

€1450/$1850

€1850/$2350

6 People

€1350/$1650

€1350/$1650

€1750/$2150

8 People

€1250/$1550

€1250/$1550

€1650/$2050

Group Size

The maximum number of passengers per tour is 8 persons.

If you have a group and would like to customise your itinerary please see our Custom Group Tours page

Our tours run throughout the year & on demand. While we welcome group bookings we can offer reduced rates for groups where a tour coincides with dates for that of another group. For example, if you are booking as a couple(2) and you wish to go on our All Ireland Tour (10 Days), if there is no other group going on those dates at the time of booking then the price for the tour will be as advertised. But should there be another group requesting similar dates then we can offer the option of a reduced price for the tour to you at that point. So if there is another 4 people requesting the same date we would refund you the difference between the price based on 6 people and that of 2 people. We believe that this would be the fairest option for all. And remember there will never be any more than 8 people on the tour ensuring a more personalised experience.


Dates

May 8th - May 17th

June 5th - June 14th

July 2nd - July 11th

July 31 - August 9th

September 18th - September 27th

Overnight Accomodation

An essential part of any vacation is where you spend your nights. It is during this time that you get to mix with the locals and get a real feel for the magic of the location where you are staying.

We have carefully planned our routes to provide you with accomodation that is in keeping with the feel of the location where you are staying. From quiet country sea side towns, to locally owned guesthouses and B & B's we provide a variety of locations where you will have ample opportunity to mix with the locals and iimemerse yourself in the Irish Experience.

All Ireland Tour (10 Day/9 Nights) (Overnight Stays)

All our accommodations that are provided are either local guesthouses, hotels or B & B's. We carefully select choice acommodations that are in the centre of town allowing our travellers to experience what each town has to offer. All our accommodations are in close proximity to restaurants & bars allowing you to relax, wind down and mix with the locals at the end of each day.

Stops on the All Ireland Tour include for stays at the following acommodations(subject to availability at time of booking). Each being carefully selected to enhance and provide you with a Truly authentic Irish Experience.

In the unlikely event that we have to make accomodation amendments based on availability we will aim to provide accomodation of similar quality in locations as close as possible to the location of our intended stay.

Overnights Include

Each room has a private bathroom

A Traditional Irish Breakfast is included each morning.

Rooms will have a double bed with private bathroom for those travelling as a couple. For thouse travelling together who are not a couple these rooms will be provided with either 2 double beds or a double bed & a single bed. Every effort will be made to accomodate your needs.

The majority of our hotels have a Restaurant, Restaurant(a la carte),Room Service, Free Wifi & 24 hour front desk.

Travelling Solo ?

If you are a solo traveller please contact us regarding any additional single supplement fees that could apply to your booking. We will try every effort to pair you with another fellow single traveller so that no single supplement will apply.

Further Infortmation

If you require any further information please feel free to contact us for specifics regarding your selected tour dates.

Included in the Tour Price


Transportation for the duration of the tour.

9 Full Irish Breakfasts each morning.(Healthy options available if preferred).

10 full days touring.

9 nights accommodation.

Entrance fees to all sites listed.

Local Irish Guides



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