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Grand Tour of Ireland

  • The River Liffey ©Tourism Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland - The River Liffey
  • Reflections on the lake at Powerscourt Estate ©Photographer Chris Hill, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland

    Irish gardens Powerscourt House and Gardens featuring the fountain and pond, County Wicklow
  • The House of Waterford Crystal, The Mall, Waterford City ©Courtesy Patrick Browne

    The House of Waterford Crystal
  • Ring of Kerry ©Photographer Arthur Ward, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland

    Ireland tour Killarney delights Ring of Kerry
  • Muckross House and Gardens ©Chris Hill Photographic 2011, Tourism Ireland

    Muckross House & Gardens
  • Galway Cathedral ©Courtesy Chaosheng Zhang

    Galway
  • Kylemore Abbey ©Courtesy of Finn Richards, Failte Ireland

    Kylemore Abbey
12 day tour
From £779 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Enjoy a relaxing 11 night break exploring the best of Ireland, from lively Dublin to the rugged scenery of the Burren, from Crystal in Waterford to a Jaunting car trip in Killarney, this tour offers great experiences in abundance.

 

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Dates

March - October 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to Ireland

Take the afternoon ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, then a short drive to your hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Dublin and The Guinness Storehouse

Morning guided tour of Dublin with an afternoon visit to The Guinness Storehouse.

Day 3

The ‘Garden of Ireland’ and Powerscourt Gardens

Explore beautiful County Wicklow, and enjoy stunning scenic views of Wicklow’s countryside including the two Blessington Lakes and Glendalough. Visit Powerscourt House & Gardens, one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland. Overnight in Waterford.

Day 4

Waterford City and Waterford Crystal

(Coach driver’s rest day)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city and visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a guided factory tour. Free time to visit the heritage quarter and its museums. Overnight Waterford.

Day 5

Cobh and the Titanic Trail

Cobh, formerly Queenstown, is most famous as the last port of call of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912. Learn about the fascinating and varied history of Cobh and the harbour on a guided walking tour before visiting the ‘Titanic Experience’, situated in the original offices of The White Star Line.

Day 6

Killarney, Jaunting Car Trip and Muckross House

(Coach driver’s rest day)

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Killarney. In the afternoon, we take a jaunting car to Muckross House & Gardens known as the Jewel of the National Park. Overnight in Killarney.

Day 7

Ring of Kerry

Full day excursion around the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’ with a local guide. Travel via Killorglin, with en-route visit to the Skellig Heritage Centre and Derrynane House, finishing at the colourful fishing town of Kenmare. Overnight in Killarney.

Day 8

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Tour

Take the ferry across the Shannon to visit The Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. Standing more than 700 feet at their highest point, they stretch for five miles along the Atlantic coast. Our journey then takes us along the coast road through the ‘moonscape’ of the Burren and past Dunquaire Castle. Overnight in Galway.

Day 9

Day in Galway

(Coach driver’s rest day)

Walking tour of Galway, see the main street of colourfully painted buildings and the medieval arch looking out across the Atlantic, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Galway.

Day 10

Full Day Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

Explore the beautiful Connemara region, admiring the wonderful views of the bogland and magical mountains. See Ross Abbey and the picturesque Cong village and visit the impressive Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, the monastic home of the Irish Benedictine nuns (optional Killary Fjord cruise) Overnight in Galway.

Day 11

Athlone and Lake Cruise.

Morning visit to Athlone where we enjoy a cruise on Lough Ree known as
the ‘Lake of Kings’. We continue our journey with an optional stop at Tullamore Whiskey Distillery. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 12

Return to the UK

After an early breakfast, take the morning ferry and return home.


Dates 12 days / 11 nights 
March – October 2023
£779.00 per person

Prices include return ferry. If you would like a price travelling by air, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Single room supplement available upon request.

Exchange rate based on £1 = €1.192 as of January 2022. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire, travel or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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