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See Ireland in incredible depth on a small group tour

This tour delves into the Emerald Isle’s fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Book before 23 November to SAVE $250 per person on select departures!
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12 nights
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About this holiday

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Your tour at a glance

Enjoy the company of a small group as you avoid the motorways and travel the back roads.

From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle’s fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant’s Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland’s rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks – all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

With no more than 18 people, you can expect a more personalised touring experience – and with like-minded travellers at your side, you’ll find that a journey shared is a journey best enjoyed.

Have we sparked your imagination? Call our team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place today!


  • 12 nights in boutique style accommodation
  • 18 meals (12 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners)
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Tour Highlights
    • Discover Northern Ireland's history on a Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals
    • Set foot on the basalt columns of the legendary Giant’s Causeway
    • Be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ while visiting the iconic Blarney Castle
    • Uncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty



    On your tour you will spend 12 nights in boutique style accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.

    Travel dates


    Twin Share from $5,629 per person / Sole use from $7,039 per person

    • Sun 12 Mar - Fri 24 Mar 2023
    • Sun 2 Apr - Fri 14 Apr 2023
    • Sun 01 Oct - Fri 13 Oct 2023
    • Sun 08 Oct - Fri 20 Oct 2023

    Twin Share from $5,789 per person / Sole use from $7,239 per person

    • Sun 23 Apr - Fri 5 May 2023
    • Sun 4 Jun - Fri 16 Jun 2023
    • Sun 11 Jun - Fri 23 Jun 2023
    • Wed 14 Jun - Mon 26 Jun 2023
    • Sun 25 Jun - Fri 7 Jul 2023
    • Sun 2 Jul - Fri 14 Jul 2023
    • Wed 5 Jul - Mon 17 Jul 2023
    • Wed 12 Jul - Mon 24 Jul 2023
    • Sun 16 Jul - Fri 28 Jul 2023
    • Sun 30 Jul - Fri 11 Aug 2023
    • Wed 2 Aug - Mon 14 Aug 2023
    • Sun 6 Aug - Fri 18 Aug 2023
    • Sun 20 Aug - Fri 1 Sep 2023
    • Sun 27 Aug - Fri 8 Sep 2023
    • Wed 30 Aug - Mon 11 Sep 2023

    Why not extend your stay in the UK or head to Europe? Don't forget to ask our consultants about booking your flights and travel insurance. Call our friendly travel team on freecall 1300 414 198.

    Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.



    Day 1 - Dublin

    Historic and full of character, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

    • Stay: The Iveagh (or similar)
    • Meals: Dinner

    Day 2 - Belfast

    After breakfast, we’ll make tracks to the fascinating Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre. Then, a visit to the Titanic Museum to discover the personal stories surrounding the infamous ship’s fateful journey. After a history-filled day (a taste of what’s to come), the evening will be yours to explore Belfast at your leisure.

    • Stay: Malone Lodge (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Londonderry

    You don’t have to delve deep into Northern Ireland’s past to see its influences on contemporary culture – and this morning’s Black Cab tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals will serve as proof. After an included lunch, it’s time to explore Ireland’s natural geological wonder – the Giant’s Causeway, before arriving in Londonderry for the night.

    • Stay: Bishopsgate (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 4 - North Irish Coast

    After a morning spent exploring Londonderry’s old city walls with a local guide, we’ll board the mini-coach and head to the North Irish Coast for the day. At the Isle of Doagh, we’ll pay a visit to the Famine Village and Visitor Centre to gain an insight into Irish life during the time of the Great Famine. We’ll round off the day with some free time to relax back in Londonderry.

    • Stay: Bishopsgate (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 5 - Roscommon

    More fascinating history is on the cards today! Kick things off with a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park, where we’ll learn why two million Irish people sailed away to start a life in the New World. A visit to the Belleek Pottery Centre (the home of Ireland’s oldest working fine china pottery) is on this afternoon’s agenda, before moving on to Roscommon, where we’ll regroup for an included dinner.

    • Stay: Kilronan Castle (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 6 - Galway

    After breakfast, we’ll pay a visit to the homestead of Dan O’Hara (he of the famous ballad), where we’ll gain a unique insight into prefamine life and culture. Then, it’s time to turn our attention to the harbour city of Galway where we’ll enjoy an evening of leisure.

    • Stay: The Hardiman (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 7 - Galway

    Today we’ll see the likes of the Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square on an orientation tour of the city. Then: the afternoon will be yours to spend exploring brightly coloured pubs, tasting local seafood and listening to the ever-present assembly of tuneful street performers. Buzzing, bohemian and utterly charismatic, you’re sure to fall for Galway’s many charms!

    • Stay: The Hardiman (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 8 - Cliffs of Moher

    Out of Galway and onwards to the karst landscapes of the Burren. Before we reach our accommodation in the Dingle Peninsula, we’ll round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is bound to take your breath away. Tonight, share stories with your travel companions over an included dinner.

    • Stay: Dingle Benners Hotel (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 9 - Dingle Peninsula

    Today will begin at one of the Dingle Peninsula’s most famous landmarks: the Gallarus Oratory, a unique stone chapel that resembles an upturned boat. After that, there’s one more stop in store – the fascinating Blasket Centre, which celebrates the history of the beautiful Great Blasket Island. Upon our return to Dingle, we’ll have plenty of free time to explore the quaint fishing port and dine at one of the many local restaurants at our leisure.

    • Stay: Dingle Benners Hotel (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 10 - Cork

    Peaks and lakes are on the menu today! First, we’ll take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney as we travel to pretty Kenmare, the ‘head of the sea’. Then, we have an appointment to keep with a true Irish icon: Blarney Castle. Legend has it that you’ll be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ if you kiss the famous Blarney Stone – a block of limestone built into the castle’s battlements. Tonight, we’ll make the most of our new-found eloquence over dinner in Cork.

    • Stay: Vienna Woods (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 11 - Kinsale

    After boarding the mini-coach in Cork, the port town of Kinsale will be our first stop of the day where we’ll have some time to soak up fishing town’s laid-back atmosphere. Then, it’s time to turn our attention toward the world-renowned Jameson Distillery. After an afternoon tour and whiskey tasting, we’ll return to Cork to enjoy the evening at our leisure.

    • Stay: Vienna Woods (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 12 - Kilkenny

    As we approach the final few chapters of the tour, we’ll stop in to admire the delicate detailing of a traditional cottage orné. After that, it’s time to spend the afternoon acquainting ourselves with Kilkenny – Ireland’s ‘most perfect’ medieval city. Our Tour Leader will take us for a leisurely walk around town before we come together for our last hurrah: a delicious farewell dinner. What an adventure it’s been!

    • Stay: The Hibernian (or similar)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 13 - Dublin

    After breakfast, we’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where our tour will come to a close.

    • Meals: Breakfast

    Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change. Call 1300 414 198 to speak to our local travel team to secure your booking.


    Where do I meet my Tour Leader upon arrival?

    Your Tour Leader will usually meet you in the arrival hotel’s reception area at the tour’s listed start time. If you can’t see your Tour Leader, look out for any notices posted in the lobby or ask a member of the hotel staff.

    How much luggage can I bring?

    Each of our guests may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person.

    What clothes should I bring?

    We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. If you are travelling through Italy, Spain or Southern France in summer, make sure you pack a hat and sunscreen. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

    Top 10 items to bring:
    • Chargers and adapters
    • A waterproof jacket or umbrella
    • Layers
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Passport
    • Towel
    • Medication
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Reusable water bottle
    Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

    Fine print


    Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

    • $200 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, full payment required 60 days prior to departure.
    • Deposit is non refundable but will be issued as a credit to use within 1 year of cancellation. Further cancellation fees within 60 days of travel.