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Explore North East South & West
Explore North East South & West

♣ 16 Days / 15 Nights guided & escorted 4 and 5 Star Hotels and SPAs
♣ North East South West Trip 16 Days / 15 Nights
Escorted and guided trip in minibus
♣ Dublin - Guinness Brewery - Bunratty - Cork - Skellig Michael - Galway - Proleek Dolmen - Giants Causeway - Doolin Boat Trip - Cliffs of Moher - Belfast - Connemara - Clifden Sky Road - Kylemore Abbey - Cong - Westport - Achill Island

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Explore North East South & West : 16 Days / 15 Nights

This is a very exclusive escorted and guided private tour showcasing absolutely all Ireland. You can book as a group or join a group.

For starting date 7 September 2019 prices per persons are:

Your Private Group Size P.p.p 7 September
14 persons
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9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
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4 persons
2 persons

*Triple rooms available on request. Individual room supplement applies.

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CIf you are a private group with different dates please contact us.

You can join a group without any compromise! Only when the group is completed will you be charged for the tour.
Prices Semi-Private with English speaking driver-guides:

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7 September
14 persons

If you wish to join a semi-private group please contact us.

Private minibus - private guide - transfers - hotels 4* and 5* - 15 breakfasts - 14 dinners in hotels - 1 dinner in Traditional Irish Venue with Folkloric Dance - entrance fees of all mentioned attractions

What to expect on this journey:
Cathedrals, Megalithic Passages, Dolmens and Tombs, Extreme Landscape on the Causeway Drive and the Wild Atlantic Way, Castles, Ring of Kerry and Beara, Connemara, Burren, Wicklow, Cities like Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Donegal, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Dingle, Killarney, Kinsale, Cork, Kilkenny, Whiskey Distilleries and Beer Brewery, National Parks and lots of lakes, seaside and green nature.

Itinerary attraction tickets included (all mentioned in program):

Dublin Christ Church and St Patricks Cathedrals - Dublinia Viking Museum - Guinness Brewery - Bru Na Boinne - Titanic Museum - Crumlin Road Gaol - Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge - Giant's Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Bushmills Distillery Tour - Dunree Fort - Glenveagh Castle - Doe Castle - Carrowmore Megalithic Passage - Kylemore Abbey - Cliffs of Moher and Boat Trip - Bunratty Castle & Folk Park - Fahan Beehive Huts - Ross Castle - Skellig Michael Boat Trip - Uragh Stone Circle - Charles Fort - Blarney Castle - Jameson Brewery Experience - Rock of Cashel - Kilkenny Castle - Glendalough - Folkloric Celtic Dinner with Traditional Irish Music and Dance (all other mentioned have free access)

Attractions on this Tour

Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin's oldest building and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years.
Renowned for its beauty, architecture and exquisite floor tiles, it is home to the famous 12th Century crypt, one of the oldest and largest in Britain and Ireland.
In Dublinia, take a trip back to Viking times. Experience what was life really like on-board a Viking warship. See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. The Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. The Cathedral is world famous for its choir which still performs daily during school term and in recent years the Lady Chapel, dating from 1270, has been restored to its original glory.

Dublin’s Temple Bar Imagine the best of Dublin city – pubs, galleries, restaurants and music – squeezed into a few blocks.

Introducing Temple Bar, the cobbled, cultural heart of Dublin City
A perfect arch spanning the Liffey River, the Ha’penny bridge is one of the most recognisable sights in Dublin. It was the city’s first pedestrian halfpence toll bridge and remained the only footbridge in Dublin until 1999. Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, where you will discover what goes into its making, and learn about the brand history stretching over 250 years.

Bru Na Boinne contains one of the world's most important prehistoric landscapes dating from the Neolithic period, including the large Megalithic passage graves of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth as well as some 90 additional monuments. Monasterboice monuments the remains of two churches built in the 14th century and an earlier 28 metres tall round tower, but it is most famous for its three 10th century high crosses. The tallest 5.5-metre Muiredach's High Cross is regarded as the finest high cross in the whole of Ireland. The Proleek dolmen dates to the Neolithic, around 3000 BC. It was used for interments in which the cremated remains were placed in the tomb, often accompanied by grave goods, tools, beads and pottery. The tomb may be aligned so that its portal points towards the setting sun at the summer solstice.

Discover the story that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Belfast, the city where the most famous ship was designed, built and launched, marked the centenary of RMS Titanic's maiden voyage with the opening of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. In 1888 Queen Victoria granted Belfast the status of the city and it was agreed that a grand and magnificent building was required to reflect this new status. City Hall opened its doors on the first of August 1906, at a time of unprecedented prosperity and industrial might for the city. If the walls of the cities could talk, they would tell us many stories... well, this is what happens in Belfast, where thousands of tourists come to visit the murals scattered around the city to learn about the history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Taking its name from St Anne’s Cathedral, the Cathedral Quarter is packed full of fascinating architecture, cobble-stoned streets, buzzing beer gardens and trendy warehouse restaurants. It fabulously contrasts the old with the new. St George’s Market was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. The Crumlin Road Gaol, a 19th century Grade A listed jail, first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots, was finally closed on March 31, 1996.

One of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland is the Dark Hedges, a beautiful row of trees that has been made famous by appearances in TV shows and films such as Game of Thrones. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755 to connect the cliffs to Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building - a fisherman's cottage) is the final destination. (*if weather allows) Stretching from bustling Belfast to the historic city of Derry and taking in some of Ireland's most incredible sights, the Causeway Coastal Route, studded with sandy beaches, fishing villages and clifftop paths, is sure to get your heart racing.

In the footsteps of giants... Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant's Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. In the small village of Bushmills, we'll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland: Old Bushmills Distillery. A place where family and friends have worked for over 400 years and kept to the philosophy of hand crafting in small batches.

Every castle has its legends of tragedy, romance, and...ghosts. Doe Castle is no exception sitting in a spectacular location on the shore. It was a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan who came to Donegal from Scotland as Gallowglasses (professional fighters). Grianan of Aileach Ringfort, a restored cashel, is over 23 metres in diameter with surrounding earthworks and sits atop Greenan Hill with 360 degree views across Lough Swilly, Lough Foyle and the gorgeous countryside of the Inishowen Peninsula. Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat.

First inhabited 5,000 years ago, Achill Island is the largest of all islands off the coast of Ireland accessible by bridge. The island offers spectacularly beautiful views and spectacular beaches, two in particular – Keem Bay and Keel Beach. Thirty monuments remain at Carrowmore today with the most perfect being a complete circle of 32 boulders measuring 12.5 meters in diameter surrounding a graceful dolmen balancing on three upright stones, and covering a chamber. Benbulben is an iconic Sligo mountain also known as County Sligo's "Table Mountain". Part of the Dartry Range and standing at 526m above sea level it hosts a unique variety of plants found nowhere else in Ireland. Many are arctic in origin.

At Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, you can explore the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history of tragedy, romance, education, innovation and spirituality. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden, woodlands and lakeshore walks that will take you on a beautiful journey through our 1,000 acre estate. Many believe Connemara has the most beautiful landscaping in Ireland. The terrain varies widely from lengthy sandy beaches to jagged peaks of the Twelve Bens mountain range. The people of the peninsula destination hold fast to the traditional customs and traditions of the country, which remains rich in folklore and music. The majority of the residents here speak Irish. The Sky Road, a 16km long circular route in Clifden, is one of the most picturesque areas in the Connemara region and part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and unbeatable views of the Connemara countryside, the Atlantic Ocean, The Islands, and the coastline of Co. Mayo to the North, and Co. Clare to the south.

The most complete and authentic 15th century Castle in Ireland, Bunratty Castle stands on a spot which has been occupied for over 1000 years by Vikings, Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies. Graciously restored in the 1960's you can experience a window on Ireland’s past. Situated on the high Burren limestone plateau, Poulnabrone Dolmen is one of Ireland’s most iconic archaeological monuments and is the second most visited location in the Burren after the Cliffs of Moher. It is the oldest dated megalithic monument in Ireland. The Burren, dominated by glaciated karst landscape, is a living place teeming with nature’s bounty: ordinary and exotic rocks, plants, animals, insects and birds. Its geology and diverse habitats are packed with startling features and surprising landforms from a thick succession of sedimentary rocks.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and located on the edge of the historic Burren dramatic landscape, boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland we'll visit the colourful and wonderful welcoming village of Doolin. Its many pubs with live music cannot easily be forgotten. Weather allowing you'll enjoy the magical Cliffs of Moher by boat. This tour, departing and returning to Doolin Pier, will take you on a 1 hour trip that travels about 4 kilometers along this stunning coastline for great photog opportunities and wonderful View-up close to the Cliffs! The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most treasured sites. When visiting you'll experience both the staggering 215 meters height of the rock face, as well as the even more staggering beauty of the views from the top. With a keen eye from O'Brien's Tower one can spot the Aran Islands to the north.

You'll discover the Fahan Beehive Huts on Dingle Peninsula, Ireland's most remarkable collection of dry stone beehive houses.
The date of the Fahan clochán is uncertain, since stone huts with this design have been built from Neolithic times to the twentieth century.
One of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Dingle Peninsula culminates in the Irish mainland's westernmost point. A maze of fuchsia-fringed country lanes weaves together an ancient landscape of prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, early Christian chapels, crosses and holy wells, picturesque hamlets and abandoned villages. The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of entering or leaving Dingle. The views from the road are breathtaking, as the glaciated landscape of mountains and corrie lakes comes into view. (Groups of maximum 12 people as bigger buses are not allowed).

Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built in the 15th century and now part of Killarney National Park. The large rock at the entrance to the bay is known as O’Donoghue’s prison.
Ross Castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Cromwell.
Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 218 metres above sea level. On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find a remarkably well preserved sixth century monastic settlement. On the smaller islands 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. The Lady's view is probably the best known view of the sublime Killarney National Park, Ireland's first national park sprawling over 10236 hectares.
Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting visited here during the royal visit in 1861. They were so taken with the view that it was named after them.

The Beara Peninsula straddles the border of Cork and Kerry in South-West Ireland. It is the next peninsula south of the famous Ring of Kerry but smaller and quieter with a very impressive rugged Atlantic coastline. There is something mysterious about visiting a stone circle and there is an abundance of neolithic sites on Beara. Ardgroom Stone Circle is a beautiful example located in the middle of a working sheep farm. Situated near Lough Inchiquin (Beara), The Uragh Stone Circle consists of five megaliths. The largest stone is 3 m high and the circle is 2.4 m in diameter. There are two brilliant quartz stones at the south, as well as one off centre within the ring.

Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland. Famous for its harbour in the town, the favourable mild climate and its safe shelter make Kinsale the ideal spot for watersports. Charles Fort, a star-shaped military fortress constructed between 1677 and 1682 to protect the town and harbour of Kinsale is one of the largest military forts in the country and associated with the most momentous events in Irish history. The English Market is a must-see in Cork. Inside and open year round, it is full of a very wide variety of shops and really fun to wander and look whether you buy anything or not. But the chocolates, the fruits and the local treats will all tempt you.

Blarney Castle is a medieval fortress close to the city of Cork. Although the McCarthy Clan constructed Blarney Castle, different families possessed it over the centuries.
The current building is the third castle constructed on this site.
Today, every drop of Jameson is produced in Midleton. Enjoying the world’s best Irish whiskey at source with a tour at Jameson Midleton distillery will provide you with a new appreciation of Irish whiskey, from grain to glass. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular archaeological site. A collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale. The 12th-century round tower is the oldest surviving building on the Rock.

The magnificent Kilkenny Castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. Glendalough is a glacial valley with an Early Medieval monastic settlement from 6th century, founded by St. Kevin. The area includes historic sites such as the remains of several churches and a cathedral, gateway and round tower. Wicklow Mountains National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland, and one of the most popular. It comprises the area of 220 square km and is home to numerous plant species and wildlife habitats.

The unique history of Fort Dunree is fully explained and recreated in vibrant and colourful displays. Its spectacular natural location is rich in wildlife, some of it unique for the area. This is detailed in a beautiful wildlife exhibition in the old fort hospital. Ballycarbery is the ruin of what was once a magnificent 15th century Castle of MacCarty Mor. It was subsequently held by the O'Connells, ascendants of the Liberator, until it was taken by the Cromwellians in 1652. It still retains some of its grand old features. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, Celtic Nights is choreographed for maximum audience participation and entertainment showcasing the very best in Irish dance. A 3 Course dinner feast featuring traditional home style cooking in a charming Irish atmosphere.