It's time to discover Ireland. This tour puts the best of Ireland at your fingertips for an exceptionally low price, so you can explore Dublin, Killarney, Galway and more for less! Get acquainted with the castles, cities, countryside and culture of Ireland on your next vacation. Click the Itinerary for details on this trip, then book online or call our team at 1-888-937-8474 to plan with a destination specialist.
Escorted Package 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 First Class accommodations
3 nights Dublin
1 night Galway
1 night Derry
2 nights Belfast
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
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
Tour of the famed Belleek Pottery Factory; watch craftspeople decorate this world-famous china
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
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. For visa information,
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Is This Trip Right for You?
This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.
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9 Day Affordable Northern Ireland
DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Ireland Depart for Ireland
DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Dublin Arrive in Dublin, the energetic 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. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at approximately 5 pm, followed by an orientation meeting on the upcoming journey.
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 afternoon is at leisure, to visit Oscar Wilde's childhood home or, perhaps visit the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s leading attractions
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
DAY 5, Monday - Belleek, 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. En route, stop to visit the famed Belleek Pottery Factory on the banks of the River Erne, where traditional techniques have been passed down for generations. At the Visitor's Centre, learn some of the secrets of these magnificent porcelain creations, that have made Belleek an enduring success story of Irish craftsmanship. 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
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 oldest surviving building in Derry, dating back to 1633, the neo-Gothic Guildhall with its beautiful stained glass windows 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. Marvel at this natural phenomenon! Continue to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture and European-style cafes
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 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
DAY 8, Thursday - Return to Dublin This morning, depart Belfast and return to the Dublin area. Spend time the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy an elegant Farewell Dinner at your castle hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9, Friday - Depart Ireland Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin
This first class hotel is ideally located in the Dublin Docklands.