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Grand Tour Of Ireland

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8558

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

8 days

Ireland 2021

PRICE FROM ? £699 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Ireland is one of the most enchanting holiday destinations in the world, offering a host of vibrant cities bursting with culture and breathtaking natural scenery. On this captivating break we blend the country’s panoramic landscapes of rolling hills and sparkling lakes with its historic towns and lively cities, including the capital Dublin. We combine guided tours with time at leisure for a wonderful exploration of the Emerald Isle. We also visit Northern Ireland to discover cosmopolitan Belfast and the geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Coach Itinerary

Air And Coach Tours Of Ireland

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where we meet our tour manager. We continue onwards to our hotel in Belfast, our base for the next two nights.

Day 2 – Belfast & Titanic Belfast
Today our tour manager takes us on a guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s vibrant capital and now a thriving, modern metropolis with a colourful history – as a key player in the Industrial Revolution; it was the centre for the Irish linen and tobacco industries. We take in the city’s highlights before visiting Titanic Belfast, a fantastic museum located on site of the original shipyard in which the famous liner was built. The museum brings the maiden voyage of the Titanic to life in the city where it all began.

Day 3 – Giant’s Causeway, Derry~Londonderry& Donegal
We make our way to the Giant’s Causeway, named for the enormous volcanic columns that make this National Trust-owned site such an incredible place to visit. From here we head to Derry~Londonderry – the only completely walled city in Ireland. We enjoy a guided walking tour with our tour manager where highlights include the gleaming Peace Bridge across the River Foyle and St Columb’s cathedral. Later, we check in to our Donegal hotel where we spend the night.

Day 4 – Sligo, Galway & Lisdoonvarna
Leaving Donegal, we travel to the pretty coastal town of Sligo, located within the western province of Connacht.Surrounded by rugged landscapes, the peaceful town boasts a castle, medieval abbey, traditional pubs and a myriad of shopping opportunities.

Next stop is Galway where we enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager. This thriving, cosmopolitan city was named European Capital of Culture in 2020. It may be the fastest growing city in Ireland but it has managed to retain its friendly atmosphere. We continue on to our hotel in Lisdoonvarna where we stay overnight.


Day 5 – Limerick & Tralee
We say goodbye to Lisdoonvarna, heading for Limerick where we enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager. Set on the River Shannon, the city is overlooked by the 13th-century King John’s Castle and has a rich history, which we learn about on our tour. From here we travel to our hotel in Tralee, the county town of County Kerry, where we spend the next two nights.

Day 6 – The Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Our tour manager takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare. We then head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Day 7 – Dublin
Finally, we head to Dublin and enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s wonderful capital with our tour manager. With its fascinating past, iconic landmarks and plethora of convivial pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness, Dublin never fails to charm its visitors. After our guided tour we enjoy free time in the city before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 8
We check out of our hotel very early to catch the ferry back to Holyhead; therefore a voucher will be provided to enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival in Holyhead, we continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 7 nights at selected 3-star hotels in Ireland with dinner & breakfast*
  • Excursions to Belfast, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Derry~Londonderry, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Killarney & Dublin
  • Guided city tours of Belfast, Galway, Limerick and Dublin with our tour manager
  • Guided walking tour of Derry~Londonderry with our tour manager
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    *Please note: due to our early departure, breakfast on the final morning will be taken on the ferry.

Search Bullets

  • 7 nights at selected 3-star hotels in Ireland with dinner & breakfast*
  • Excursions to Belfast, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Derry~Londonderry, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Killarney & Dublin
  • Guided city tours of Belfast, Galway, Limerick and Dublin with our tour manager
  • Guided walking tour of Derry~Londonderry with our tour manager
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

Helpful Information

*Please note: due to our early departure, breakfast on the final morning will be taken on the ferry.

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Air Itinerary

Day 1
We fly to Belfast airport and are transferred to our hotel in the city, our base for the next two nights.

Day 2 – Belfast & Titanic Belfast
Today our tour manager takes us on a guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s vibrant capital and now a thriving, modern metropolis with a colourful history – as a key player in the Industrial Revolution; it was the centre for the Irish linen and tobacco industries. We take in the city’s highlights before visiting Titanic Belfast, a fantastic museum located on site of the original shipyard in which the famous liner was built. The museum brings the maiden voyage of the Titanic to life in the city where it all began.

Day 3 – Giant’s Causeway, Derry~Londonderry& Donegal
We make our way to the Giant’s Causeway, named for the enormous volcanic columns that make this National Trust-owned site such an incredible place to visit. From here we head to Derry~Londonderry – the only completely walled city in Ireland. We enjoy a guided walking tour with our tour manager where highlights include the gleaming Peace Bridge across the River Foyle and St Columb’s cathedral. Later, we check in to our Donegal hotel where we spend the night.

Day 4 – Sligo, Galway & Lisdoonvarna
Leaving Donegal, we travel to the pretty coastal town of Sligo, located within the western province of Connacht.Surrounded by rugged landscapes, the peaceful town boasts a castle, medieval abbey, traditional pubs and a myriad of shopping opportunities.

Next stop is Galway where we enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager. This thriving, cosmopolitan city was named European Capital of Culture in 2020. It may be the fastest growing city in Ireland but it has managed to retain its friendly atmosphere. We continue on to our hotel in Lisdoonvarna where we stay overnight.


Day 5 – Limerick & Tralee
We say goodbye to Lisdoonvarna, heading for Limerick where we enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager. Set on the River Shannon, the city is overlooked by the 13th-century King John’s Castle and has a rich history, which we learn about on our tour. From here we travel to our hotel in Tralee, the county town of County Kerry, where we spend the next two nights.

Day 6 – The Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Our tour manager takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare. We then head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Day 7 – Dublin
Finally, we head to Dublin and enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s wonderful capital with our tour manager. With its fascinating past, iconic landmarks and plethora of convivial pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness, Dublin never fails to charm its visitors. After our guided tour we enjoy free time in the city before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 8
We transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Flight to Belfast and return from Dublin* ATOL protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 7 nights at selected 3-star hotels in Ireland with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Belfast, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Derry~Londonderry, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Killarney & Dublin
  • Guided city tours of Belfast, Galway, Limerick and Dublin with our tour manager
  • Guided walking tour of Derry~Londonderry with our tour manager
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Booking Flights

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.

What others thought...

"I have just returned from a Grand Tour of Ireland with seven of my friends and the whole experience was excellent. Our driver John was always helpful and David our guide was very experienced and the whole trip was far better than expected. You could not of asked for better locations of the hotels and on arriving dinner was waiting for us, breakfast was always good. The meals were limited in choice at two hotels but given the excellent value in the price it was lack of choice than quality. I have been on many coach holidays before to Scotland and America and this one was the best in all ways." Mr Morgan

What others thought...

"I have just returned from a Grand Tour of Ireland with seven of my friends and the whole experience was excellent. Our driver John was always helpful and David our guide was very experienced and the whole trip was far better than expected. You could not of asked for better locations of the hotels and on arriving dinner was waiting for us, breakfast was always good. The meals were limited in choice at two hotels but given the excellent value in the price it was lack of choice than quality. I have been on many coach holidays before to Scotland and America and this one was the best in all ways." Mr Morgan

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Accommodation

Selection of Hotels

We’ll stay at a selection of comfortable 3-star hotels during our exploration of Ireland’s highlights such as the Ramada Encore in Belfast, the Abbey or Central in Donegal, the Burren Castle in Lisdoonvarna, the Earl of Desmond in Tralee and the Kingswood City West in Dublin. All are of a similar, well-appointed standard with en-suite facilities and in-house bar and restaurant.

Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.

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