Ireland Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Walk the Wicklow Way

Intrepid Travel
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6 days
$ 388 / day
$ 2,275
From : $ 3,139
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Hike through the hills and valleys of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, discovering fields that once housed potato farms, and emerge from lush green forests to peer towards deep coloured lakes.
  • Descend into Glendalough and visit a monastery, where a local folklorist will explain some of the histories and mysteries of the trails. Ireland is much more than leprechauns and four leaf clovers!
  • If you ask us, some of the best views are a little off the main trail. Take a rest stop on top of Luggala, overlooking the Guinness-coloured Lough Tay, and consider summiting Derrybawn and Mullcor peaks.
  • The small sleepy towns in the Wicklow Mountains are arguably as charming as the countryside itself. Rest and recoup in comfort as you stay in handpicked bed and breakfasts along your journey.
Visits:
Dublin, Ireland
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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

11 days
$ 259 / day
$ 2,850
From : $ 3,506
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
  • Kilkenny: Travel to 12th-century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by an Irish Be My Guest lunch with the O'Connells.
  • Connemara: Visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory and witness master craftsmen bring these intricate crystal designs to life.
  • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Ring of Kerry: Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
  • Galway: Explore the historic heart of Galway. See landmarks such as the Spanish Arch and the cathedral, or perhaps admire the distinctive Claddagh rings.
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden: Visit the turreted Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey. This monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.
  • Sligo: Take in one of County Sligo's natural jewels on a cruise and learn about the isle's historic significance with Captain Patrick.
  • Lahinch: Help preserve the Cliffs of Moher for generations to come and learn about its extraordinary geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.
  • : Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Lough Corrib with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Killarney and Galway
  • : Visit Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory and Kylemore Abbey
  • : See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • : Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Cork: Discover centuries of tumultuous history staying at the Maldron Shandon hotel, a building that has survived wars, fires and threats of demolition to become the grand hotel it is today.
  • Cong: Built by the de Burgo family in the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 140 hectares, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib.
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
Visits:
Connemara, Dublin, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Essential Britain & Ireland

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10 days
$ 275 / day
$ 2,749
From : $ 3,711
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Stonehenge: Visit the prehistoric monument
  • Bath : Visit the Roman relics
  • Newport : Welcome dinner
  • Cardiff : Orientation drive, guided tour of Cardiff Castle
  • Pembroke–rosslare: Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
  • Waterford: Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Kilkenny: Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Dublin : Orientation drive
  • Belfast: Orientation
  • Belfast–cairnryan : Cross the North Channel by ferry
  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
  • Jedburgh : Take pictures of the abbey ruins
  • York : Walking tour
  • Stratford-upon-avon : Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour
  • Your tour starts and ends in London with overnights in between in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin in Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England
Visits:
Bath, Belfast, Britain, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hadrian's Wall, Kilkenny, London, Stonehenge, York, England, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
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Country Roads of Ireland - End Dublin, Classic Gr ...

13 days
$ 271 / day
$ 3,525
From : $ 4,759
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. 0- Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Killarney: Enjoy a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys as you explore the lush scenery of Killarney National Park.
  • Killarney: Join a gentle hike with a nature guide in Killarney National Park and admire stunning mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls. Stroll along the lake shore and past the impressive 15th Century Ross Castle and the famous Muckross Estate, a charming 19th Century mansion and grounds. Alternatively, enjoy a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys.
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Dublin: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.
  • Ballygalley: The Irish call it 'craic' - the warm feeling resulting from the confluence of music, drink, good food, laughter, and conversation. And after circumnavigating the Emerald Isle, there's bound to be a fair share of craic at your grand finale Celebration Dinner. Sláinte!
  • Dublin:
  • Kilkenny: Meet James, an experienced player, for a fun session to discover the skills involved in hurling. Learn about this 3,000-year-old discipline, a proud legacy of Ireland's heritage, and have a go for yourself on the pitch.
  • Killarney: Join a gentle hike with a nature guide in Killarney National Park and admire stunning mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls. Stroll along the lake shore and past the impressive 15th Century Ross Castle and the famous Muckross Estate, a charming 19th Century mansion and grounds. Alternatively, enjoy a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys.
  • Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.
  • Killarney: Meet passionate restaurant owners John and Freda at their beautiful guesthouse in Killarney, where you'll hear more about their farm-to-table concept, while enjoying a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients sourced within a five mile radius. John and Freda have a policy that all food is sourced locally from farms and the coach of the Emerald Isle. On the farm they also grow and harvest all their own fruit and veg. They educate their visitors about sustainable consumption and the benefits of eating fresh homegrown produce. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.
  • Giant's Causeway: Visit the legendary Giant's Causeway, site of wonders. At the visitor centre, learn about the efforts to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, participating in habitat restoration. The National Trust charity has been undertaking replanting activities in Innisfree Farm, adjacent to the Causeway. By sowing a field of Herbal Ley seed mixes containing up to 17 different species, they have prioritized biodiversity and quality food production leaving a low carbon footprint. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land.
  • Dublin: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Custom House and travel along the River Liffey. See the Guinness Brewery, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Cahir: See one of the largest castles in Ireland.
  • Cork: Your Travel Director will show you the Grand Parade and South Mall, along with City Hall and the Opera House.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Killarney: Enjoy a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys as you explore the lush scenery of Killarney National Park.
  • Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you journey the magical Ring of Kerry.
  • Killarney: Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.
  • Dingle Peninsula: Enjoy a scenic drive to Slea Head.
  • Adare: Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
  • Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Ballygalley: Explore this seaside town with your Travel Director.
  • Carrickfergus: See the immense Castle as your drive around it.
  • Belfast: Meet Hilda, a true Belfast local, having lived in the same house her entire life. During your panoramic tour, hear about the history of the city and learn why Hilda is proud of its progress and current prosperity. You'll also see the City Hall, Queen's University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.
  • : "One person my guests love to meet is a real musician because they love Irish music and love to experience it in its own land."
  • : "The trick to really connecting with Ireland is not taking the Irish weather too seriously. If you don't like it, give it a few minutes and it's bound to change."
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Visits:
Dublin, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle Winter 2022/2023

11 days
$ 259 / day
$ 2,850
From : $ 3,506
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Lough Corrib with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Killarney and Galway
  • Visit Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble Factory and Kylemore Abbey
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Connect With Locals Travel to 12th-century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by an Irish Be My Guest lunch with the O'Connells.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit a Connemara marble factory to see how this vivid green-coloured stone has been crafted into jewellery and figurines for generations.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Help preserve the Cliffs of Moher for generations to come and learn about its extraordinary geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.
  • Stays with Stories Built by the de Burgo family in the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 140 hectares, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib.
  • Stays with Stories Discover centuries of tumultuous history staying at the Maldron Shandon hotel, a building that has survived wars, fires and threats of demolition to become the grand hotel it is today.
Visits:
Connemara, Dublin, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Northern & Southern Ireland

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 369 / day
$ 3,040
From : $ 3,983
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Walk through Ireland’s unspoilt natural wonders of the Rings of Kerry and see shepherds in action, with a sheep farm visit and herding demonstration for your small group.
  • Scramble about the clustered pillars of Giant's Causeway and decide for yourself if it’s a natural phenomenon, or the work of giants, as legends may say.
  • Explore the rugged coastline of the Aran Islands, with time to explore ruins and remains from the Bronze and Iron Age with your local leader.
  • Stroll through Belfast's city centre and learn about recent historical events brought to life in their monuments and buildings – one most notably being the story of the Titanic.
  • Revel in Dublin's energetic nightlife – it’ll feel like there’s a pub on nearly every corner, and its creative neighbourhoods are teeming with hip bars and eateries.
Visits:
Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Emerald Isle

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10 days
$ 276 / day
$ 2,759
From : $ 3,394
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Dublin : Orientation drive; welcome dinner
  • Kildare : Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
  • Strokestown house: Guided tour of the house and Famine Museum, and visit the gardens
  • Kylemore : Visit the Benedictine abbey
  • Connemara : Visit a marble workshop
  • Galway : Orientation
  • Aran islands: Ferry to and from Inishmore, hear a presentation on life on the island by a local historian, enjoy lunch at Tí Joe Watty’s pub, take a minibus tour with a driver-guide, visit Dun Aengus
  • Rathbaun farm : See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouse
  • Cliffs of moher: Savor the spectacular views
  • Foynes : Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum, enjoy an Irish CoffeeDINGLE PENINSULA
  • Ring of kerry: Scenic peninsula drive
  • Killarney : Horse-drawn jaunting car ride
  • Blarney : Visit the famous village
  • Waterford : Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Avoca : Guided tour of the handweaving mill
  • Glendalough: Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity
  • When you think of a vacation to Ireland, what comes to mind? Witnessing the lush, green landscape? Visiting historical and religious sights, and seeing remains from medieval times? Perhaps it is visiting farms or savouring authentic Irish food
  • If so, all of this and more are offered on this amazing Ireland tour—with overnights in Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, and Waterford
Visits:
Connemara, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Celtic Highlights

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13 days
$ 254 / day
$ 3,299
From : $ 4,454
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Blair atholl: Visit Blair Castle
  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (excluding August and other occasional dates)
  • Grasmere: Visit Wordsworth’s village, try original Grasmere gingerbread
  • Liverpool : Visit The Beatles Story
  • Caernarvon : Admire the impressive castle
  • Holyhead–dublin : Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
  • Dublin : Orientation drive
  • Kildare : Guided tour of the Irish National StudROCK OF CASHEL
  • Killarney: Visit the popular resort town
  • Ring of kerry: Scenic peninsula drive
  • Adare : Admire the thatched cottages
  • Cliffs of moher: Savor the spectacular views
  • Galway : Orientation
  • Derry : Guided walking tour on the city walls
  • County antrim: Take pictures of Dunluce Castle, visit Giant’s Causeway
  • Belfast : Visit the Titanic Experience
  • Belfast-cairnryan : Cross the North Channel by ferry
  • From their breath-taking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle
  • You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Sligo in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland
Visits:
Belfast, Blair Castle, Britain, Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Glasgow, Inverness, Lake District, Liverpool, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Snowdonia, England, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
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Introduction to Ireland

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7 days
$ 251 / day
$ 1,759
From : $ 2,164
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Dublin : Orientation drive; welcome dinner
  • Kildare : Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
  • Rock of cashel: Take photographs of this famous landmark
  • Limerick: Orientation drive
  • Cliffs of moher: Savor the spectacular views
  • Galway: Orientation
  • Rathbaun farm: See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
  • Killimer–tarbert: Cross the Shannon estuary by ferry
  • Ring of kerry: Scenic peninsula drive
  • Killarney : Visit the popular resort town
  • Blarney : Visit the famous village
  • Waterford : Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration
  • Avoca : Guided tour of the handweaving mill
  • Glendalough : Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity
  • This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time
  • You’ll experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns
Visits:
Dublin, Galway, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Britain & Ireland in Depth

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24 days
$ 257 / day
$ 6,159
From : $ 8,315
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stonehenge : Visit the prehistoric monumentDARTMOOR
  • Cornwall : Take pictures of St. Michael’s Mount, visit St. Ives; Plymouth Sound cruise
  • Bath : Visit the Roman relics
  • Fishguard-rosslare : Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
  • Waterford: Enjoy an Irish Coffee; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Killarney : Enjoy dinner and music at Scruffys pub
  • Ring of kerry: Scenic peninsula drive
  • Dingle peninsula : Visit the Blasket Islands Centre
  • Adare: Admire the thatched cottages
  • Cliffs of moher: Savor the spectacular views
  • Belleek : Guided tour of the pottery
  • County antrim : Visit Giant’s Causeway
  • Belfast: Orientation drive, visit the Titanic Experience
  • Downpatrick: Visit the Saint Patrick Centre
  • Dublin : Orientation drive
  • Dublin–holyhead: Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
  • Liverpool : Visit the Beatles Story
  • Grasmere: Try original Grasmere gingerbread
  • Mallaig–armadale: Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
  • Isle of skye: Visit the Museum of the Isles
  • Inverness: Visit the Highland capital
  • Clava cairns: Visit the sacred prehistoric site featured in Outlander
  • Culloden moor : Visit the battle site’s visitor center
  • Brodie: Visit the castle
  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace
  • Floors : Visit the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s castle
  • York : Walking tour
  • Stratford-upon-avon: Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplaceCOTSWOLDS
  • Blenheim : Visit the palace
  • Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles
  • On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights
Visits:
Bath, Belfast, Britain, Cotswolds, Derry, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Glasgow, Inverness, Lake District, Liverpool, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, London, Plymouth, Stonehenge, York, Snowdonia, England, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
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North of Ireland Escape

Globus
By Globus
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7 days
$ 136 / day
$ 949
From : $ 1,281
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Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Galway, Ireland
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Scenic Ireland

Globus
By Globus
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13 days
$ 252 / day
$ 3,279
From : $ 4,033
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Limerick : Welcome dinner
  • Cliffs of moher : Savor the spectacular views
  • Rathbaun farm: See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
  • Galway : Orientation
  • Connemara : Visit a marble workshop
  • Kylemore : Visit the Benedictine abbey
  • Westport : Visit this heritage townDERRY
  • County antrim : Visit Giant’s Causeway
  • Belfast : Guided “Living History” tour; visit the Titanic Experience, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle and enjoy morning coffeeCARLINGFORD
  • Dublin : Orientation drive
  • Kilkenny : Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Waterford : Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal; enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided walking tour
  • Blarney : Visit the famous castle and kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Glengarriff : Private boat to Garinish Island
  • Ring of kerry: Take pictures of the Lakes of Killarney
  • Dingle peninsula: Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and the town of Dingle
  • Adare : Admire the thatched cottages
  • Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historical attractions—all of this and more await you on this Scenic Ireland tour, which includes Northern Ireland
  • You’ll visit some of the most famous cities as well as some of the smaller towns
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Belfast, Connemara, Derry, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Legacy of St. Patrick – Faith-Based Travel

Globus
By Globus
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10 days
$ 267 / day
$ 2,669
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. 4- Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Dublin : Welcome dinner; orientation drive, visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Downpatrick : Visit the Saint Patrick Centre, St. Patrick’s grave, Down Cathedral, the High Cross Galleries and Saul Church
  • Belfast : Visit the Titanic Experience
  • County antrim : Visit Giant’s Causeway
  • Armagh : Visit the ecclesiastical metropolis of Ireland
  • Knock : Attend [M] Mass, visit the Shrine, the Church of the Apparition, the Basilica and the Folk Museum
  • Murrisk (croagh patrick): Visit the Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre
  • Kylemore : Visit the Benedictine abbey
  • Galway : Attend [M] Mass
  • Aran islands: Ferry to and from Inishmore; hear a presentation about life on the island by a local historian; take a minibus tour with a driver-guide; visit Dun Aengus; enjoy lunch at a local pub
  • Rathbaun farm: See the farmer at work and enjoy morning coffee at the farmhouse
  • Cliffs of moher : Savor the spectacular views
  • Kilkenny: Explore this pretty county town
  • Glendalough: Guided tour of the medieval monastic settlement
  • The “Emerald Isle” offers spectacular beauty and a rich cultural history
  • Explore this spectacular island as well as following in the footsteps of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and among the first missionaries to spread the Christian faith here during the 5th Century
Visits:
Belfast, Connemara, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Ireland: Kilkenny & Surrounds

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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5 days
$ 513 / day
$ 2,625
From : $ 3,155
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Learn the tricks of the trade at a local farm, with a live sheep herding demonstration and an insight into a rural way of life, plus a picnic lunch to soak it all in.
  • Try your hand at the Gaelic game of Hurling – one of Ireland’s treasured national sports. After a city tour of Kilkenny, join a local team to hear about its ancient roots and give it a go yourself!
  • Cycle through the lush Irish countryside as you explore the Waterford Greenway – a traffic-free trail built on a disused railway line – and hike along the River Nore to Kilkenny Castle.
  • What’s Ireland without a drink at the pub? Join your small group in Kilkenny for a night of traditional live music and whiskey tasting, celebrating the best of the country.
  • The charm and small-town feel of Ireland is hard to resist. With the option to extend your stay in Kilkenny or the lively and central Dublin, why not discover more of the country?
Visits:
Dublin, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ireland (Winter Oct 2022 to Mar 2023)

Contiki
Premier
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9 days
$ 226 / day
$ 2,036
From : $ 2,850
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • Blarney Castle: Your chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and get the ‘gift of the gab’. And to visit the medieval Irish castle.
  • Cliffs of Moher: These rugged, photogenic cliffs have been the star of many films, including a Harry Potter one.
  • Galway: Tread the cobbles of this well-loved Irish city with your new Contiki crew. See Lynch’s Castle, Eyre Square and all the best pubs.
  • Derry/Londonderry: One for the history fans. Take a look around Ireland’s only walled city, built in the 17th Century.
  • Giant's Causeway: Sure, rock formations may sound a bit dull on paper, but this quirky natural wonder has to be seen to be believed.
  • Belfast: Hang with a local guide to see all the landmarks and learn about the city’s checkered history.
Visits:
Dublin, Galway, Ireland
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    Touring Dublin with its mansions and townhouses, not to mention impressive literary legacy (home of James Joyce, Brendan Behan, and Oscar Wilde)

    Hiking through rolling green hills at the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula, overlooking the craggy outcroppings, ancient ruins, and the sea and islands beyond

    Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, near Cork (hint: it requires some effort)

    Drinking a Guinness – with foam expertly shaped into a shamrock -- in an Irish pub, while gabbing with the locals for hours and listening to toe-tapping music

    Sailing with the amazing Irish coastline in view

    Taking a short cruise to places like remote Skellig Michael Island, eight miles off the coast of southwest Ireland, and climbing 600 stone steps to the top for a picnic lunch and incredible views

    Stepping across the thousands of basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, remnants of an ancient volcano that extends into the North Channel in Northern Ireland

    Exploring the incredible ruins and archaeological sites 

    Enjoying water adventures such as surfing or fishing in opal-blue waters of the Dingle Peninsula

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All well so far . . . .

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LE MIE PLURIMA ESPERIENZA CON VOI NON MI HANNO MAI DELUSO.... DIMENTICAVO UN PARTICOLARE RINGRAZIAMENTO ALLA SIG.RA ANNALISA CAVAGNA.

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Ease of booking,excellent experience when dealing with staff on the phone. Prompt service and ver helpful knowledgeable staff.

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Canal Du Midi, France

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
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Linda, the salesperson was so very helpful and answered my multitude of questions as I planned what we should do. She made valuable suggestions about our trip which helped guide our final decisions.

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Service vor Ort

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  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Übersicht ist ausbaubar.

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I would like to visit the Base at…

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I would like to visit the Base at Portumna before our trip to see the boat and get a general briefing

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