Grand Tour Of Ireland
8 Days Away - 2022
Discover the charm and beauty of Ireland on this fantastic holiday! Our inclusive itinerary takes in the highlights of the Emerald Isle, from the vibrant city of Dublin and the historic town of Sligo to the stunning scenery of the Ring of Kerry and the natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel and ferry crossings
- 7 nights at selected 3-star hotels in Ireland with dinner & breakfast*
- Glass of wine or beer on first & last evening
- Free excursion to Belfast with guided city tour and admission to Titanic Belfast
- Free excursion to Giant's Causeway & Derry~Londonderry
- Free excursion to Sligo & Galway
- Free excursion to Limerick
- Free excursion to the Ring of Kerry with guided tour & Killarney
- Free excursion to Dublin with guided city tour
*Please note: due to our early departure, breakfast on the final morning will be taken on the ferry.
Ireland really is the land of discovery with its rugged coastline and beautiful countryside. What better way to see some of the best scenery in Europe, than onboard a coach tour to the Emerald Isle.
It’s easy to see why Killarney is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Ireland’ with its delightful blend of mountains, shimmering lakes and waterfalls while the lush pastures of the Wicklow Mountains are a true sight to behold.
Belfast Guided City Tour and Titanic BelfastBelfast Guided City Tour and Titanic Belfast
Vibrant Belfast is a cosmopolitan city rich in art, culture and history. Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and shipbuilding, these days the Queens Quarter is alive with shops, cafés, bars, live venues and the Botanical Gardens. We’ll find out all about the city’s fascinating history and brilliant transformation during our guided city tour.
We couldn’t visit Belfast without exploring the recently redeveloped Titanic quarter; home to the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibition. Find all about the ship’s construction and tragic loss, as we soak up the haunting atmosphere of a bygone era with original vintage photos, recordings, newsreels, music and more.
Giant’s CausewayGiant’s Causeway
The bucket list-worthy Giant’s Causeway is incredible and should be seen by everyone at least once. Formed 60 million years ago by volcanic activity, the formation of 38,000 hexagonal basalt columns stretch far into the sea, some standing as tall as 12m high! Standing watchfully between the craggy cliffs and dramatic ocean waves, a trip to Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site is set to be a brilliantly atmospheric excursion.
Packed with culture, we discover everything Derry~Londonderry has to offer. From the awe-inspiring St Columb’s cathedral, to a stroll across the glittering Peace Bridge arching over the River Foyle, the city basks in its redeveloped glow!
Find out all about Derry~Londonderry’s fascinating history including the famous Battle of the Bogside and the Siege of Derry, or grab a pint of the black stuff in this lovely riverside setting.
The picturesque coastal town of Sligo is surrounded by dramatic landscapes and stands in the shadow of Knocknarea and Benbulben Mountains. This relaxed, yet bustling town offers an array of shops, cafés and bars alongside the river banks, and there are plenty of historic sights to discover, including a castle and medieval abbey.
The delightful town of Galway is the ancient capital of West Ireland and is the only city along the Wild Atlantic Way. Offering vibrantly-coloured alleys dotted with an array of museums, the famous Spanish Arch and a unique Cathedral, it is easy to see why the city was named as the European Capital of Culture for 2020! The winding cobbled streets are also packed with independent shops and traditional Irish pubs to enjoy.
The lively city of Limerick is steeped in history and is situated in the heart of Ireland’s beautiful Shannon region. Dating back 1,100 years, the city combines a mix of historic and modern features and is overlooked by the majestic 13th-century St Johns Castle. St Marys Cathedral, founded in the 12th century, remains the oldest building in Limerick and is still used as a place of worship and prayer. The city is also home to the Hunt museum, which exhibits one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities and includes works by Picasso and Yeats.
Ring of KerryRing of Kerry
Discover the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years – the Ring of Kerry. Forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry offers an incredible insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland with its Iron Age forts, historic monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
Located in Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Killarney is one of the most delightful towns you will visit! By day or night you will be spellbound by the great atmosphere and amazing sights keeping you and your fellow coach tour travellers entertained.
The fair city of Dublin is a beautiful medieval city, with a long and colourful past - its museums, art galleries and wonderful architecture, all chronicling its fascinating history.
Tracing its origins back to a small Viking settlement, it has much history to offer its visitors. See the Book of Kells, written around 800AD, one of the most beautifully illustrated manuscripts in the world or visit the many castles in the area.Back to top
Selected hotels, Ireland Selected hotels, Ireland
We’ll stay at a selection of hotels in Ireland such as the Ramada Encore in Belfast, the Abbey or Central in Donegal, Limerick City Hotel, Limerick, the Earl of Desmond in Tralee and the Kingswood City West in Dublin.
Hotel Features: Bedrooms with en-suite facilities ● Restaurant ● Bar
Hotel accessibility information
Your hotels will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotels will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.