Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Ireland Explorer tour
Belfast Cork Ireland Explorer Trip

Ireland Explorer

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
13 days
From: $ 3,099 $ 238 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub
  • Explore the breathtaking cliffs of moher
  • Visit the sites along the ring of kerry
  • Wander through the cities of cork and dublin

Short Description

For anyone looking to dive into the landscapes and lore of Ireland (all of it) this 13-day introduction to the entire island is just the ticket. From the perfectly charming city of Galway and the celebrated, awesomely lush Ring of Kerry (keep that camera at the ready) to the postcard streetscapes of Dublin and all the centuries-old distilleries, green hills, and local pubs (and Guinness!) you can possibly fit in — Ireland will get deep inside your heart.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Belfast
End City Dublin

Destinations

United Kingdom Ireland

Cities & Attractions

Belfast Cork Derry Dublin Galway Ring of Kerry

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your Discover Moment: Dublin
  • Visit to Giant's Causeway
  • Guided tour of Old Bushmills Distillery
  • Guided historical walking tour of Derry
  • Cliffs of Moher visit
  • Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Ring of Kerry excursion
  • Cork orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Belfast

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2 Belfast/City of Derry (1B)

En route to Derry, stop at the Giant's Causeway and marvel at the natural phenomenon of its volcanic columns. Stop at Bushmills Distillery for a guided tour of the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Spend the night in Derry. Included Activities: Giant's Causeway Visit Old Bushmills Distillery Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 96km) Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 60km)

Day 3 City of Derry/Belfast (1B)

Enjoy a guided historical walk in Derry. Afterwards, take some time to explore on your own. Opt to grab a bite at a food stall in the Walled City Market, or visit the the Tower Museum. Transfer to Belfast in the evening. Included Activities: Historical Walking Tour of Derry Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-1.75 hours, 113km)

Day 4 Belfast (1B)

Enjoy a free day in Belfast. Treat yourself to a traditional Irish breakfast, visit the Ulster Museum, or wander through the botanical gardens. In the evening, get in with the locals and hit the pub for a pint of a local brew.

Day 5 Belfast/Dublin

Transfer to Dublin. Enjoy a free afternoon in the city before an optional welcome meeting in the evening. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 170km)

Day 6 Dublin (1B)

Walk along the riverside, or marvel at the city's medieval castles and cathedrals. Don't tire yourself out too much - you'll want to get out later tonight and experience the nightlife that the Temple Bar area is known for.

Day 7 Dublin/Galway City (1B)

Travel to Ireland's west coast to Galway. Set off on a guided walking tour before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the city's colourful streets and bohemian atmosphere. Included Activities: Galway Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 210km)

Day 8 Galway City (1B)

Spend a few hours following the Wild Atlantic Way trail from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. Stroll leisurely along the path, soaking in the views. Opt for a picnic along the way. Included Activities: Cliffs of Moher Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 76km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 9 Galway City/Killarney (1B)

Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 208km)

Day 10 Killarney (1B)

Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town. Included Activities: Ring of Kerry Day Trip

Day 11 Killarney/Cork (1B)

Cork is known for its many universities, theatres, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafés lining the streets. Make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two – Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 90km)

Day 12 Cork (1B)

Enjoy a final night out on the town with the group and raise a pint to this beautiful island!

Day 13 Cork/Dublin (1B)

Depart Cork after breakfast and return to Dublin. Trip will end upon arrival at a centrally located Dublin hotel where your CEO can help assist with onwards travel arrangements. Additional Notes: This tour will end upon arrival in Dublin at approximately 5pm. We suggest booking any onward travel after 7pm. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours, 263km)

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Magnificent mountain peaks, stunning glaciers and picture-perfect lakes. The twelve-person tour was well organized and well paced. Our guide, Romi, was fun and competent. She took good care of us and made sure we had a good time.

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Note that there were many more optional activities than were listed on the website, including a day in Bariloche of rafting or horseback riding with gauchos. We also enjoyed a couple of home visits, one featuring a meal prepared in a traditional pot made from a plow disk. And then there was that sweet trip to the dulce de leche tasting shop... So many pleasures, big and small, in an incredibly beautiful land!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private vehicle, walking.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

max 16, avg 11.

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Simple hotel (12 nts).

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they engage in any form of paid sex work.

Trip ID#:

gadventure-24569

Meals Included:

11 breakfasts

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