10 Day Ireland & Belfast

3 Dublin, 1 Belfast, 2 Donegal & 2 Westport
Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York, 8 nights accommodations, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Belfast
    • 2 nights Donegal
    • 2 nights Westport
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Highlights in Dublin include Phoenix Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Book of Kells
  • In Belfast, visit the Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built
  • Visit spectacular Giant's Causeway with its hexagonal basalt columns that stretch into the sea
  • Enjoy Irish whiskey tastings at the Old Bushmills Distillery the oldest working distillery in Ireland
  • View the preserved medieval city walls in Derry encircling the city with its four original gates
  • Drive via spectacular scenery to picture-perfect Donegal Castle built in the 15th century
  • Visit the Westport House with more than 300 years of Irish history
  • On Achilll Island, view remains of a 5000 year old human settlement and deserted villages
  • Tour Kylemore Abbey, in the heart of the Connemara National Park
  • A walking tour in the bohemian city of Galway reveals brightly painted pubs, cafes and galleries

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Dublin
Welcome to the "Emerald Isle!" Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Next, on to Oscar Wilde's Trinity College where you see the magnificent 8th century Book of Kells, a superb example of early Irish manuscript illumination on display in the Old Library. This afternoon, there is so much to do on your own - from EPIC Ireland Emigration Museum to the St. James's Gate Brewery. Perhaps take in the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland's leading attractions. Evening is on your own to discover Dublin's fabulous restaurants, nightlife and the friendly pubs on every corner, or join the optional Dinner at Taylors Three Rock. Spend an evening filled with traditional Irish song & dance, accompanied by delectable Irish food
Optional: Dinner at Taylors Three Rock (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
This morning, depart for Belfast capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture, European-style cafes and a rich cultural life. En route, stop at Hillsborough Castle. This historic Georgian castle built in the 1770s, serves as the official Northern Ireland residence of HM The Queen. Visit the elegant State Rooms, the graceful Drawing Room, Lady Grey's Study, and the regal Throne Room. Later, begin the exploration of Belfast at the towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall, followed by the university district. Stop in a neighborhood where buildings are still scarred from "The Troubles" which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Visit the gleaming Titanic Belfast Museum constructed in the actual dockyard where the doomed ship was built; its multimedia presentation follows the history of Belfast and the creation of the world's most famous ocean liner. Exhibits include a high-tech ride through a recreation of the city's shipyards. View details of the Titanic's construction, replicas of the passenger accommodations and old film footage of the actual ship. The rest of the day is yours to discover Belfast on your own
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Derry City Tour
Begin the day with a drive via Ballymena in County Antrim that takes you along winding roads to the spectacular Giant's Causeway. It's the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, where unusual hexagonal columns formed by 60 million years of volcanic activity stretch into the sea. Marvel at this natural phenomenon! Afterward, tour the Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest working distillery in Ireland with a chance to taste the different Irish whiskeys. After, take a drive along a scenic route, to view stately mountains, valleys and the jagged coastline where many scenes were filmed for the "Game of Thrones" series. Arrive at the charming city of Derry (also known as Londonderry) with its rich history and glimpses of Northern Ireland's past and present. During your walking tour of the artistic cultural hub, view St. Columb's Cathedral, the oldest surviving building in Derry, dating back to 1633 and the neo-Gothic Guildhall with its beautiful stained glass windows. Proceed to the well-preserved medieval city walls with its four original gates that completely encircle the old city center, protecting Derry throughout centuries from foreign invaders. Afterward, travel to Donegal with its spectacular landscapes for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Donegal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Slieve League, Donegal Castle
This morning, take a scenic drive to the dramatic Slieve League cliffs. Stop at the Visitor Center and learn about the local history and culture. Afterward, take a hike to the cliffs. Admire the astounding panorama before you. On a clear day, you can see across to Sligo and to the mountains of the Mayo coast. After, return to Donegal and visit Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O'Donnell chieftain. The castle was the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan from the 5th to the 16th centuries. The picture-perfect royal castle at the heart of the historic town, is considered one of Ireland's finest Gaelic castles. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Donegal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Sheepdog Demonstration, Westport House
Depart Donegal and travel into the countryside to a working sheep farm and watch a sheepdog herding demonstration. Continue to Westport House; discover the lush gardens of the Westport House Estate, and admire the magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay. Visit the historic mansion and later enjoy tea and scones, while listening to the fascinating tales about the people who once lived in the 300 year old house. After the visit, travel to Westport, one of Ireland's most popular vacation spots, known for its wide choice of outdoor activities, and celebrating the best of Irish music. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Achill Island
Wondrous views abound as you circle the shores of Clew Bay. View steeply sloped mountains plunging into the ocean after crossing the bridge to Achill Island, home to beautiful beaches and some of Europe's highest cliffs. Here, view remains of a human settlement dating back over 5000 years and the poignant deserted village at Slievemore. After, travel back to Westport. Tonight is at leisure
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Galway City Tour, Dublin
Today's drive through the verdant green Irish countryside takes you to Connemara National Park, a wonderland of scenic mountains, with expanses of lush grasslands and woodlands, part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate. Here, visit the striking lakeside abbey, set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Once a castle, Kylemore is steeped in history and is now home to Ireland's only community of Benedictine nuns. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the Abbey's restored rooms and, time permitting, stroll through the magical Victorian walled garden. Continue to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition. Take a tour of the city, including the Spanish Arch, located on the banks of river Corrib, believed to be an extension of Galway's medieval city walls, and Eyre Square. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter and soak up the medieval atmosphere. Travel through the scenic Irish countryside back to Dublin. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
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  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

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