The Republic & Ulster (Northern Ireland)


Dublin walking tour; Ring of Kerry scenic drive; 3 nights in charming Killarney; Charming Galway & Aran Islands; Belfast: the good, the bad, the ugly

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters (if available) Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.


Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in spring, summer and fall, the most popular of which are spring and fall when crowds are thinner. Showers, rain, mist are possible any time of year. Summer's long daylight hours maximize exploration.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Distances are not that great in Ireland though we will have a couple of full bus days with plenty of scenery and stops of interest. We will have some walking tours on uneven surfaces though this tour overall is not terribly strenuous.


Well-located, mid-range hotels (3-star) throughout. Many are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub). Porters are sometimes available but you must be prepared to manage your own luggage.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)