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Shades of Ireland

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast and onward to Belfast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the new House of Waterford Crystal factory. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s & Derry’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Have coffee and scones at a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide, either by foot or on a panoramic city tour " it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!

Inclusions

11 breakfasts
11 dinners
Visit the beautiful House of Waterford Crystal.
Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
See Northern Ireland's famous phenomenon " the spectacular Giant's Causeway.
Enjoy an overnight stay on the grounds of an iconic castle and experience old Ireland at its finest.
Marvel at "Samson" and "Goliath," the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $3,029
Start Location
Dublin, Ireland
End Location
Kingscourt, Ireland
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
ItineraryExpand
Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening including regional cuisine.
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Dublin
Today you decide how you want to explore Dublin. You may choose to set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephan’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phnix Park. Or, perhaps you will choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing or set out to independently explore more of charming Dublin.
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Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford
Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore. Then, arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely paced walking tour of this unique city.
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Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. This afternoon you decide how you would like to explore charming Killarney. Perhaps you will set out on a tour of stately Muckross House to get a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Explore the perfectly restored rooms and manicured gardens of this magnificent mansion. Or, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman known for their local knowledge and ‘craic’ (amusing nature). This evening its Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Killarney’s great restaurants.
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Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunl, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm.
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Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis
Begin your day with a traditional jaunting car ride through one of Ireland’s best kept secrets - Killarney National Park. Bid Killarney farewell as we travel across the lovely Shannon River by ferry and arrive into County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most iconic sites. Walk along the rambling edge, soaking up unparalleled views and snapping incredible photos. Complete your day at the historic Old Ground Hotel and experience the finest in Irish hospitality.
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Ennis - Galway - Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Travel to the iconic city of Galway, Ireland’s ‘City of Tribes’. After a brief tour, enjoy time at leisure to peruse its historic streets and charming shops. Your day ends at the Manor House Hotel, a stunning 19th-centry estate located on a secluded lakeside in the western most reaches of Northern Ireland.
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Enniskillen - Donegal Town - Derry
Today you take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woolen shops. Next, we travel to the city of Derry, famous for its turbulent political history. This afternoon, a local guide leads you on a walk through the old city, including the Craft Village, a charming 19th century Georgian square in the heart of the walled city. Tonight, it’s another Diner’s Choice…you will choose your included dinner from a ‘menu’ of Derry’s great restaurants.
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Derry
This morning it’s your choice. You may choose to journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head; passing through Malin village, you arrive at Malin Head, Ireland's northernmost point with its beautiful panoramic view of the North Atlantic Ocean. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to join a local guide to take a deeper look at Derry’s rich and turbulent history and meet local experts at some of the city’s museums; finish at the Museum of Free Derry, where you’ll meet individuals who witnessed the events of Bloody Sunday.
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Derry - Giant's Causeway - Glens of Antrim - Belfast
See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobble road leading into the sea. Then, lose yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland as you explore the scenic back roads of the Glens of Antrim.
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Belfast - Kingscourt, Ireland
Get ready for a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hear of the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through the different neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic, before touring the “Titanic Experience,” Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction. Next, we are off to Kingscourt, crossing back into the Republic of Ireland. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner.
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Kingscourt - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Kingscourt.
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