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From the treasures of Dublin's fair city to the calming lull of coastal pastures, Ireland's charm extends from sea to sea. The Titanic sailed from it, James Joyce celebrated it, and a host of people flock to its pubs, castles, and festivals every year. Join in the celebration of this welcoming, unassuming cultural zenith and explore the fishing ports of Dingle Peninsula, tip toe across the jagged Giant's Causeway, or contort yourself to kiss Blarney Castle's famous Stone of Eloquence. Enjoy a 15-day guided coach tour of Ireland with first class hotels, most evening meals and popular Irish sites.
Day 1 - Arrive in Dublin
Day 2 - Boyne Valley & Cooley Peninsula
Day 3 - Belfast's Titanic Quarter
Day 4 - Giant's Causeway & Derry
Day 5 - Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
Day 6 - Connemara
Day 7 - Galway City & Cliffs of Moher
Day 8 - Limerick & Adare
Day 9 - Dingle Peninsula
Day 10 - Kenmare & Killarney National Park
Day 11 - Blarney & Tipperary
Day 12 - Waterford & Kilkenny
Day 13 - Curragh of Kildare
Day 14 - Dublin's "Fair City"
Dublin in depth, Belfast in all its beauty
Your trip will be bookended with time to explore Dublin, its famous sites and its intimate yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. Disembark your hop-on hop-off bus tour to explore the Guinness Storehouse or Jameson distillery, and taste test these favourite libations offered in bounty at the bar stools of friendly neighbourhood pubs. Make sure to embark on a thoughtful amble through the picturesque grounds of Trinity College, pausing to admire the Book of Kells and the incredible library where it's stored.
Belfast is the northern counterpart of Irish city living, where an intricate modern history interweaves with tales of famous ships. Enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Belfast City Hall followed by a panoramic tour of the city before a visit to the Titanic Experience. Take time to wander the streets and sample some northern Irish fare, and appreciate the thoughtful murals swept across stone buildings, paying homage to cultural, political and literary heroes.
Sites that span the country
As your tour coach weaves through the lyrical landscapes of Ireland, you'll note the diversity held in her coastline, from the calm pastures that hold grazing herds of sheep to the ancient castles that crumble into raging ocean waves. After a drive through the "Green Glens of Antrim" you'll visit the Giant's Causeway (popular in Irish legend) and continue on to Londonderry - the inspiration for the popular Irish ballad oft times called "Oh Danny Boy".
From there you'll journey to Belleek, home to a world famous porcelain factory, before whispering "He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven" softly to yourself at the burial ground of W. B. Yeats in Sligo. Pass on to Connemara, one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland, before driving through the famous region of Galway Bay. Here you'll traverse the Burren region and view the mighty Cliffs of Moher. You'll also drive through the pictorial Ring of Kerry, have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and admire the Rock of Cashel, and visit medieval Kilkenny and Viking-founded Waterford.
A first-rate stay
Your accommodations in Ireland are composed of luxury accommodations in the heart of Belfast, a historic and hospitable hotel in Co. Donegal, a calming quayside retreat and more. The Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast is a chic Victorian townhouse hotel set in the luxurious tree-lined avenues of South Belfast, while your 4-star Dublin accommodations take a modern approach with plush furnishings and a wine bar. In Donegal you'll stay in a centuries-old hotel, while your repose in Killarney proffers marble bathrooms and complimentary tea trays and your Kilkenny hotel is two minutes away from the area's best shopping.