7-Day Ireland Explorer Tour from Dublin - 7 Days

7-Day Ireland Explorer Tour from Dublin

Experience the best the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have to offer on this 7-day tour.

7-Day Ireland Explorer Tour from Dublin

Highlights
• Experience the best the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have to offer!
• Dublin
• Belfast
• Giant’s Causeway
• County Londonderry
• Sligo
• Galway
• Cliffs of Moher
• Killarney
• Ring of Kerry
• Blarney
• Waterford

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Dublin and Ireland travel guides

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Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Dublin

The peak season for flights to Dublin is January, March and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is May, June and July.

Dublin is served by these airports: Dublin Airport. Direct flights to Dublin are offered by 39 airlines. Most flights are with Ryanair. Direct flights from Dublin, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Dublin

Welcome to Ireland and get your tour started! You will have an opportunity to see a bit of the city, depending on when you arrive.

You can do a spot of sightseeing or just chill after meeting with your tour guide and fellow travellers. It depends on you! Dublin has an extraordinary past, a rich cultural heritage, and a touch of indulgence, large enough to keep one entertained, but small enough to cover it in a relatively short time. Enjoy! Enjoy!

You’ll have a chance to get to know your fellow travelers tonight at a welcoming dinner and learn more about our exciting program.

Day 2
Dublin - Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Derry

Your tour guide will give you an introduction to the history of Ireland once we’re on our way. It is especially important to learn about the Rising, the Civil War and the Struggle for Independence, as well as the Troubles, as we are going to Northern Ireland. This is an important part of the history of Ireland, particularly the north, even though it is peaceful now.

We’re going to stop in the popular city of Belfast first, where we’re going to take an orientation tour. In recent years , having redefined itself, the city is constantly in flux. You are in for an eye-opening experience, whether you are checking out the Victorian architecture, strolling along the lively waterfront, or exploring Victoria Square.

We’ll head to Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge for a picture stop after some free time , followed by Giant’s Causeway, an impressive rock formation consisting of about 40,000 columns of interlocking basalt. The last stop of our day is the riverside town of Londonderry / Derry, where we’re going to retire for the night.

Day 3
Derry - Galway

Heading out of Derry, we’re going to be joined by the popular Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest coastal drive, and potentially the most scenic! In the early afternoon, we’ll arrive in Galway.

Enjoy some free time in this arty, bohemian town that, thanks to its huge student population, has a vibrant atmosphere. You can find plenty of bars and cafes, some with live music, with students making up a quarter of the population. Check out the ruins of the medieval city walls, or take a walk down the Galway Bay promenade to Salthill, the source of the oysters that the area is popular for.

Day 4
Galway - Bunratty Castle - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - Killarney

First of all, one of the highlights of the tour today: the world-famous Moher Cliffs, a natural wonder that rises more than 200 meters above the churning sea. We’re going to drive to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park then.

In the early 1400s, the present version of Bunratty Castle was erected, though many buildings preceded it, dating back to the 10th century. Folk Park, a restored Irish village full of cottages, weavers, piemakers, a forge, and a working blacksmith, is adjacent to the castle.

With its fascinating castle, traditional pubs, art museum and a vibrant café scene, we’ll stop for lunch in Limerick. We’ll also stop off for photos in Adare. You’ll wonder at what is also called the prettiest village in Ireland. Catch a glimpse of the perfectly preserved thatch cottages, which are now home to restaurants and craft shops.

Day 5
Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Have your camera packed, because it will be a day full of amazing landscapes! Our stomping ground on Day 5 is the famed Ring of Kerry-home to stunning coastal views, emerald-green pastures and charming villages, including Caherciveen and Kenmare.

Take the opportunity to stroll down Kenmare’s high street and try the culinary treats from the cute cafes, bars , and restaurants on sale. In the heart of Killarney National Park, Muckross House & Gardens is a breathtaking Victorian mansion. To admire the decor and the horticulture (own cost), you will be given the option of entering this stunning home.

Day 6
Blarney Castle - Kilkenny - Dublin

We’ll stop at Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and win the ‘gift of the gab.’ Heading back to Dublin and leaving the Wild Atlantic Route.

We’ll also stop at a picturesque medieval town, Kilkenny. Your tour guide will take you on an orientation tour of the Medieval Mile, the historic center: narrow streets and ancient buildings sandwiched between the cathedral and the castle. Arriving back in Dublin, celebrate the last night of your tour with an optional Irish music evening, including dinner and a performance at the Irish Music Pub Merry Ploughboy, Ireland’s Best Music Pub winner. This is an authentic experience located in the Irish countryside, kept in a pub run by traditional musicians specializing in all facets of Irish Music and Dance (own costs).

Day 7
Dublin

It’s time to say our farewells after breakfast. We hope you’ve enjoyed this beautiful part of the world with its scenery, music, sights and history. Don’t forget to share with your fellow travellers your info. Ireland, before we meet again!