9 days
from $2,999

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

 
2

Ireland: Dublin (round trip)

Connect with stories old and new


As they say in Irish Gaelic, “céad mà le fáilte!” — or, quite literally, a hundred thousand welcomes! Prepare to get local and hear the genuine stories that define Ireland. As we get off the beaten track, you’ll discover for yourself a country brimming with centuries of stories, filled with people passionate about telling them. You’ll laugh, you’ll be awed, and most of all — you’ll be welcomed.

Tour Highlights

  • Travel by train from Dublin to Galway

  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands

  • Visit the Titanic Museum and Jameson Distillery

Trip code: 9IRELUNC

Activity Level:
 
2

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Ireland to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Ireland Uncovered

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Ireland
  • Accommodation: Hotel (8 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $700
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, Train, Taxi, Ferry
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers available for purchase
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Dublin (round trip)

Day 1: Dublin
Great history, live music and friendly atmosphere welcomes you in Dublin today. Head out and explore — the Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol are iconic landmarks you might choose. Our group will come together tonight for a welcome meeting with our Local Leader, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (d)

  • Our hotel in Dublin: Cassidy’s Hotel

Day 2: Dublin
This morning, we take public transport through the city to Dublin Trinity College to see the famous medieval manuscript, the Book of Kells. The afternoon is unscripted for you to write your own adventure. Perhaps enjoy a pint while exploring the famous Temple Bar district or opt to visit one of Ireland’s best known assets: the Guinness Storehouse. (b)

  • Our hotel in Dublin: Cassidy’s Hotel

Day 3: Dublin > Galway
We head west by train to Galway. This afternoon is yours to discover this lively city. Choose how you’d like to explore, whether it’s aboard a local hop-on, hop-off bus to see the sites, or visiting a local horse farm. (b)

  • Our hotel in Galway: Jurys Inn

Day 4: Galway
This morning visit Kylemore Abbey. Wander through the six acres of gardens as you explore these magnificent grounds. Continue to Connemara National Park, where multiple walking trails are available for all activity levels. Enjoy looking back at the turrets of Kylemore Abbey from the top of Diamond Hill, or spend some time spotting the local wildlife. We head back to Galway for the evening. (b)

  • Our hotel in Galway: Jurys Inn

Day 5: Galway > County Clare
The sheer rocks of the Cliffs of Moher rise from the sparkling sea, topped with rolling green fields — making them an icon of Ireland. We visit the cliffs before taking a ferry across to Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands. You’ll have time at leisure to explore this tiny refuge. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in County Clare: Falls Hotel & Spa

Day 6: County Clare > Killarney
The Dingle Peninsula, Ireland’s westernmost point, is truly stunning. Stop off in the quaint settlement of Adare — artists, musicians and craftspeople have found their home here. We have lunch in a favorite local pub. Continue to Killarney and enjoy an unscripted afternoon. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Killarney: Killarney Court Hotel

Day 7: Killarney > Cork
Killarney National Park is a photographer’s dream. After a visit to the park, we continue east to Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone — the legendary Stone of Eloquence. The story is that after kissing the stone, you will receive “the gift of the gab.” Why not try it for yourself? Our day ends in Cork. (b)

  • Our hotel in Cork: Jurys Inn

Day 8: Cork
Travel to the small town of Cobh, best known as the last port of call for the Titanic. Visit the Titanic Experience Museum and learn more about the fateful journey of the ship. After, cross by ferry to Spike Island. Having been a monastery, fortress and a jail, the island’s history is reflected in its wide range of residents: monks, rioters, captains and convicts have all called Spike Island home. Our final stop of the day is the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. A short history lesson will be followed by a delicious whiskey tasting. (b)

  • Our hotel in Cork: Jurys Inn

Day 9: Cork > Dublin
Transfer back to Dublin this morning for your return flight home. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Ireland

CURRENCY:
The local currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro (EUR), however Northern Ireland uses the British Pound (GBP). The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money in Europe is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied. You can withdraw local currencies easily at airports, major train stations and most city centers, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning.

While traveling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

There are some basic breakfasts included on this trip which may simply include bread/toast or pastries, butter, jam, coffee/tea/juice (or similar).

CLOTHING & CLIMATE:
The climate in this region is extremely varied. In shoulder season (April, May, September, October and beyond) you can expect temperatures to vary between single digits and warm sunny days, while from June until September temperatures can reach well above 86°F . It is always a good idea to bring a warm windproof jacket, a hat and waterproof footwear. No matter which time of year you decide to travel, it can get quite cool at night especially when in the countryside, so we recommend that you bring a warm jacket or fleece.

WHITE NIGHTS:
The closer you travel to the second half of June, the shorter the nights are in this part of the world. As many of our accommodations may not have suitable curtains to block out light you may want to consider bringing an eye-mask, especially if you are a light sleeper.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Ireland

Pre-Night Add-ons

Pre-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Post-Night Add-ons

Post-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.


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