Magical Ireland

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Referred to as the Emerald Isle, Magical Ireland is one of Europe’s most extraordinary destinations! With smarTours, you’ll visit major cathedrals, historic castles, the world-famous Guinness Brewery, the incredible views from the Cliffs of Moher, among many other amazing highlights. Explore the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway, Killarney, and Limeric...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Merrion Square (Dublin)
    • Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
    • Guinness Brewery (Dublin)
    • Castle Ward House & Gardens (Northern Ireland)
    • Titanic Belfast Experience
    • Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
    • Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
    • Cliffs of Moher (Clare)
    • Ring of Kerry
    • Dingle Peninsula (Kerry)

What's this trip about?

    Referred to as the Emerald Isle, Magical Ireland is one of Europe’s most extraordinary destinations! With smarTours, you’ll visit major cathedrals, historic castles, the world-famous Guinness Brewery, the incredible views from the Cliffs of Moher, among many other amazing highlights. Explore the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway, Killarney, and Limerick on this thirteen day extensive tour of Ireland. smarTours combines all of this with highly rated hotel accommodations to create an unforgettable experience.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityLimerick

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Killarney National Park

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • River cruise
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • Round trip non-stop airfare from New York
    • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
    • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
    • Accommodations at First Class hotels
    • 17 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
    • Farewell medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle or Knappogue Castle with wine
    • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
    • Professional English-speaking Driver / Tour Director throughout

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.
Your fascinating journey to Ireland, the Emerald Isle, begins as you depart this evening on your overnight non-stop flight to Dublin.

Day 2: Arrive Dublin (Ireland).
Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Stephen’s Green Hotel Morning arrival in historic and elegant Dublin, the capital of Ireland. You’ll be greeted at the airport by your tour director. Founded in 841 by the Vikings, Dublin is a city with an interesting past and numerous mo...
Day 3: Dublin.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Stephen’s Green Hotel This morning continue your guided exploration of enchanting Dublin. You’ll visit Christchurch Cathedral, first built as a wooden church in 1038, rebuilt in 1172 and fully restored towards the end of the 19th Centu...
Day 4: Ards Peninsula/Belfast.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Fitzwilliam Hotel or Europa Hotel Depart Dublin this morning to the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland. En route, visit the magnificent Castle Ward House & Gardens, the 18th-century eccentric house with two dis...
Day 5: Belfast.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Fitzwilliam Hotel or Europa Hotel Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing to the dockyard area for an included fascinating visit to the Titanic Belfast Experience with multiple dimensions exhibitions, drawing together special effe...
Day 6: Giant’s Causeway/Derry.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Tower Hotel This morning depart Belfast, travel along the remote North Antrim Coast and discover the amazing geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it consists of 40,000 basalt polygonal columns st...
Day 7: Sligo/Galway.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Ardilaun Hotel or Clayton Hotel Today journey south via County Sligo’s beautiful scenery that was an inspiration for W. B. Yeats, a Nobel Prize winning poet that is buried in this area. The lakes of Sligo, with their still wate...
Day 8: Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ardilaun Hotel or Clayton Hotel Enjoy a day at leisure in Galway to explore at your own pace. We recommend an optional full day excursion to the exhilarating Connemara Region (euro 55), a land of emerald green lakes, pristine rivers, b...
Day 9: Farm Visit/The Burren/Cliffs of Moher/Killarney.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Randles Court Hotel Today depart Galway and visit Rathbaum Farm, a typical Irish farm where you’ll learn from your hosts about the life of an Irish farm family. View a demonstration of sheep sheering and maneuvering the flock w...
Day 10: Ring of Kerry Highlights/Kenmare/Killarney.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Randles Court Hotel Travel this morning to Molls Gap and Ladies View, two excellent outlook points overlooking Killarney, the valleys and pristine lakes. Molls Gap is a spectacular viewing point on the famous Ring of Kerry. Savor a mag...
Day 11: Dingle Peninsula Excursion.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Randles Court Hotel Today’s included excursion is reputed to be one of the most breathtaking in the world. Some of Ireland’s finest coastal scenery can be found in West Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula, the most northern of the Kerry Pen...
Day 12: Blarney Castle/Adare/Medieval Castle Farewell Banquet/Limerick.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Clarion Hotel or George Hotel This morning depart Killarney for the 15th-century Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. It was made famous for its Blarney stone, which is traditionally believed to ha...
Day 13: Depart Ireland.
Meals: Breakfast Early this morning transfer to Shannon Airport for your return non-stop flight. Your memorable journey ends as you arrive back in the USA later today. 

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Price From $2,799
Price per day$215
Single supplement (single occupancy)$579
Last Updated: 11/18/2019

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SmarTours Reviews & Ratings

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Thomas

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Well-Planned Tour

This is a well-planned tour by any measure. The sights and local guides were chosen with care, and the comfortable Mercedes bus allowed easy viewing of the countrysi...

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Sandra

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Great Trip

Great trip and great memories. Beautiful country. Our tour started out in Dublin and Gerry was our local tour guide. Very great guy and we had a lot of fun in Dublin...

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Linda

Mar 2020

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Excellent Tour

This was an excellent tour. Paul Kearny, our tour guide, was amazing! The only objection we have is that they changed our flights just before we left and it made it ...

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Dany

Mar 2020

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Extensive Tour

Our guide, Paul, was a delight....knowledgeable, entertaining, accommodating, and patient. Our tour of the sites Ireland was extensive, the hotels lovely, and provid...

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Terry

Mar 2020

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Highly Recommended

My wife and I went to Ireland for thirteen days and had a wonderful time and experience. The hotels were great with excellent staff. Our tour guide Peter Murphy did ...

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    • Baggage and personal insurance
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    • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
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    • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
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Cancellation policy
Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit. Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure. Cancellation charges per person are: Up to 75 days before departure: $300 74-45 days before departure: $600 44-30 days before departure: $1000 29-10 days before departure: $1500 9 days or less before departure: No refund. All cancellations must be received in writing.
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Meals Included
17 Meals: 11 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Optional Activities
Customize your trip with these optional tours. The Dublin liberties distillery: From approx. : $ 12 per person Connemara region & Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion: From approx. : $56 per person Kate kearney’s cottage traditional irish night including dinner: From approx. : $50 per person
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