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From Shannon to Dublin, this escorted tour of Ireland takes you to the stately homes and royal residences of the Emerald Isle. You’ll also visit some of Ireland’s most beautiful natural settings—from the Cliffs of Moher on the Clare Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, and the Causeway Coastal Route.
Walk the gorgeous manor halls of Westport House in the town voted “best place to live in Ireland.” Visit the Drumcliff grave of Irish poet and Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats, and travel through the “cathedral town” of Donegal. Explore Northern Ireland’s seat of government, Belfast, and visit the fascinating Titanic Experience. Take a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle, the home of Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State and official local residence of the Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. Stay two nights at Cabra Castle, now a luxury hotel, with time to explore the town of Kingscourt. Your escorted tour of Ireland concludes with a night in Dublin’s fair city, including an orientation drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. A royally fantastic way to explore Ireland!
LIMERICK Welcome dinner
CLIFFS OF MOHER Savor the spectacular views
WESTPORT Guided tour of the historic house and scone baking demonstration
DRUMCLIFF Visit W.B. Yeats’ burial place
DONEGAL Visit the county town
COUNTY ANTRIM Visit Giant’s Causeway, scenic Causeway Coastal Route drive
BELFAST Visit the Titanic Experience, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle
CARLINGFORD Visit the medieval town
DUBLIN Orientation drive
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Total meals included:
Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel’s leisure amenities or explore the city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 40 mi / 65 km
Drive to the CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. Later this afternoon, pause in Galway, a buzzing seaside destination with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, spend the night in Westport, elegant holiday resort voted “the best place to live in Ireland.”
Today’s Distance: 145 mi / 232 km
Begin your day with a private guided tour of iconic LF WESTPORT HOUSE, one of the most beautiful historic manors in Ireland, and enjoy a scone baking demonstration in the finely restored Victorian kitchen. Travel through rugged landscapes to the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo, known for its literary heritage. Visit LF Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats. Continue your way through Donegal to “the Cathedral Town” of Letterkenny for an overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 134 mi / 215 km
This morning’s highlight is the awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Then, follow the epic LF Causeway Coastal Route along the Antrim Coast and admire its gorse-covered clifftops, sandy beaches, and the quaint fishing village of Glenarm. A full afternoon at leisure in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.
Today’s Distance: 136 mi / 218 km
Your first visit today is the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Next, stop at HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE, where you will be treated to a guided tour of the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland, and home of the Secretary of State. Then stop in the charming village of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings. Spend the next two nights in LF CABRA CASTLE, one of the best-known castle hotels in Ireland.
Today’s Distance: 92 mi / 148 km
The day is free for you to relax and enjoy the historic atmosphere of the hotel or join an afternoon optional excursion.
Make your way to the “Fair City” for an orientation drive to see statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city. For a taste of the Irish capital, join an optional cabaret evening with dinner and entertainment.
Today’s Distance: 55 mi / 88 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
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