9 Day Affordable Irish Highlights

3 Dublin or Dublin Area, 1 Galway, 1 Derry & 2 Belfast
Round trip airfare from NYC, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Dublin or Dublin Area
    • 1 night Galway
    • 1 night Derry
    • 2 nights Belfast
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • 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 Trinity College
  • A walking tour in the bohemian city of Galway reveals brightly painted pubs, cafes and galleries
  • Drive via spectacular scenery to picture-perfect Donegal Castle built in the 15th century
  • View the preserved medieval city walls in Derry encircling the city with its four original gates
  • Admire spectacular Giant's Causeway with its hexagonal basalt columns that stretch into the sea
  • In Belfast, visit the Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built

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

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Balance of the day is at leisure to relax, or explore this friendly city on your own. 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 5 PM
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Saturday - 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 Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells and St. Stephen's Green, a Victorian public park. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps 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, Sunday - Sheepdog Demonstration, Galway Walking Tour
Today, depart Dublin and travel westward into the countryside to Rathbaun Farm, a working sheep farm to watch a sheep herding demonstration. Later, arrive in Galway, the home of the famous Claddagh ring. Embark on a walking 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. Afterward, spend free time on your own exploring this bohemian city
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Donegal Castle
Drive through the rugged verdant green countryside to Derry with its rich history and compelling glimpses of Northern Ireland's past and present. On to County Donegal, a land of unspoiled splendor. In the centre of town, visit Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by the O'Donnell chieftain. This picture-perfect royal castle, is regarded as one of the finest Gaelic castles in Ireland. Next, continue to Derry for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Derry Walking Tour, Giant's Causeway
Begin the day with a morning walking tour of the artistic cultural hub of Derry. View St. Columb's Cathedral, the neo-Gothic Guildhall and 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, drive 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. Continue to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture and European-style cafes
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
Today's exploration of Belfast starts at the towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall, followed by the university district. Stop in a neighborhood in West Belfast, 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, or join the optional Hillsborough Castle with Afternoon Tea. Tour this splendid castle built in the 1770s. Visit the elegant State Rooms, Drawing Room, Lady Grey's Study, and the regal Throne Room. Afterward, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea
Optional: Hillsborough Castle with Afternoon Tea
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Return to Dublin
This morning, depart Belfast and return to the Dublin area. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your castle hotel
Overnight: Dublin Area
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - 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.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers
  • Gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.