IE1 Ireland Group Tours
The Republic & Ulster (Northern Ireland)
Dublin walking tour; Ring of Kerry scenic drive; Charming Killarney; Charming Galway & Aran Islands; Cliffs of Moher; Belfast: the good, the bad, the ugly
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Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 03 Jun 2019||Sun 16 Jun 2019||$5170 USD|
|Mon 09 Sep 2019||Sun 22 Sep 2019||$5170 USD|
|Mon 01 Jun 2020||Sun 14 Jun 2020||$5170 USD|
|Mon 07 Sep 2020||Sun 20 Sep 2020||$5170 USD|
Final balance payments by cheque or wire deduct $125 USD per person!
Optional Single Supplement: $1164 USD (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $582 if you join our share program and we are unable to pair you.
Ireland is a land of legends, where history meets myths and the landscape inspires timeless literature and art. On our Ireland group tours, we delve into the iconic vistas, charming villages, and cobbled walkways that make this historic land famous. It is a journey for those who enjoy a culture that prides itself on a friendly image, and for those who fancy a geographic landscape that is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
In the capital city of Dublin, it is the iconic buildings such as the Trinity College with ninth-century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript that is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and is widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure, that capture the imagination of most travellers. The college was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in an effort to civilize the country, and since its doors were opened the likes Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and Samuel Beckett have become noted alumni.
Around the city it is easy to feel as though you have stepped back in time with Georgian style buildings and 18th century squares around many corners. One stop for a Guinness along the Temple Bar district, and you will understand the importance of pub culture on the collective mindset of the people. Bursting with song, friendly with all, the pub atmosphere is an intimate way to decipher what is important to the everyday Irish.
Never far from pub nor a cathedral, the country's most magnificent church we will discover on our Ireland group tours is also found in the capital. St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is said to be the earliest Christian site in Ireland, is where St. Patrick baptized converts. The present building was built between 1191 and 1270 but recent connections with Jonathan Swift of "Gulliver" fame, has made this an important literary pilgrimage as well.
Out of the city, one truly starts to understand why Ireland group tours remain so popular. In the southernmost point of Ireland, at Healy Pass, have your cameras at the ready for some breathtaking scenery across the Caha Mountains that divide counties Cork and Kerry.
The gorgeous green scenery does not stop there, something you will notice driving around the Ring of Kerry where we are continuously presented with a succession of picturesque land and seascapes. It does not take long to discover why Ireland has been bestowed with the nickname of the Emerald Isle.
For those with a love of ancient history, there is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as that in the Dingle Peninsula. With the preservation of over 2,000 monuments, this mountainous finger of land jutting into the Atlantic Ocean has supported various tribes and populations for almost 6,000 years.
Whether you arrived to be blown away by the beautiful of the Cliffs of Moher at Galway, or were intrigued to better understand the connections between Ireland and Northern Island, there are many sides to this legendary country to fall in love with. Stone walled farms protecting sheep pastures, islands of saints and scholars, and lively pubs are all just an added bonus in a land as culturally rich as Ireland.
Ireland group tours by Adventures Abroad take you to a land of such exquisite beauty that it is easy to understand why it has been the birthplace to some of the world's most compelling literature and art.
The inspiration of Thomas Moore's writings came from the northern valleys of this island and we will surely see the extent of the land as we travel to its most northerly tip. The Ring of Kerry is a perfect example of the medley of geographic majesty that is contained here.
From the massive peak of Carrantuohill, to the amalgamation of the sheer cliffs and sandy beaches around the Dingle Peninsula, this trip won't fall short in mystifying us.
The enchanting history of this country lives on through the 17th century walls of Derry that have withstood numerous sieges over the centuries or through the Edwardian and Victorian buildings in Belfast. Join our Ireland group tours to see the Emerald Isle like never before!
Janice M. (Pasco, WA, US)
I especially enjoyed the up close and personal stops that Ann, our tour leader, included from her local knowledge. She was very enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the participants. Ann was full of energy and enthusiasm. She was full of knowledge on Ireland, it's history and customs. She made the tours very personal and was supportive and understanding to the personal needs of the participants. She made an effort to get to know each person individually. Awesome trip! It was a delightful group of people and a fabulous tour guide paired with an excellent driver.
Linda R. (Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
We enjoyed the scenic west coast of Ireland the most. In particular, Killarney, Dingle peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands. Also the Giant's Causeway. The local guides in Dublin, Londonderry and Belfast were very good. We had a small van for our small group and it worked out very well. The meals were tasty and substantial. There was generally a good variety of selections. A very good tour.
Vera G. (Victoria, BC, CA)
I loved the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Aran Islands. Belfast, Dublin and Killarney were the best cities. The hotels were good and well located. Hotel staff were excellent and rooms were clean and comfortable. Another great Adventures Abroad trip! You never disappoint!
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Situated in the heart of Dublin City Wynn's Hotel is only a few minutes walk to the Abbey Theatre, Trinity ... Temple Bar and Dublin's two premier shopping streets. It has been a well known Dublin landmark for over 150 years providing luxury accommodation to many famous personalities and dignitaries. TV, phone, hair dryer, iron, tea / coffee facilities.
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A hotel has overlooked the Fairfield for over 200 years. It became the Arbutus in 1926, when it was renovated. ... room has its own distinctive décor. Rooms are designed as a haven as well as a place to sleep, some where to read, think or chat.
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Skeffington Arms Hotel
The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position in the heart of Galway City, overlooking the newly ... Eyre Square, within distance of rail & bus terminals & just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The Skeffington Arms Hotel Galway offers 24 modern, spacious & comfortable newly refurbished bedrooms.
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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.
International airfare to/from the tour. 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 and late summer/early fall when crowds are thinner. Showers, rain, mist are possible any time of year.
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.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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