The Emerald Isle

12 Day Small Group Tour from Dublin to Dublin with Back-Roads

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 12 Day The Emerald Isle. From north to south - step into Ireland's colourful past, starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway and Belfast's Titanic history. Rugged peninsulas, village gems and sweeping views of the...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Dublin
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Dublin
Accomodation
Accomodation
Boutique
18
Max Group Size
18
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
Ireland, Northern Ireland
Trip Operated By:
Back-Roads
Back-Roads
68 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
6 Reviews
Trip Code:
BRIRL

Itinerary

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1 Dublin – Belfast
From Dublin, we’ll venture to the prehistoric site of Newgrange and visit the Battle of Boyne Visitor Centre. Here, we’ll get an exciting preview of what to expect over the coming days. Tonight, we’ll move on to  Belfast and enjoy a delicious meal together. (D) Overnight: Malone Lodge Hotel (or similar)
2 Belfast – Londonderry
This morning begins with a Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals. Then, we’ll visit the Titanic Museum before continuing to Ballyscullion Park, a historic private country house, where lunch will be waiting for us. Later, we’ll take some time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, before arriving in Londonderry. (B/L) Overnight: Beech Hill Country House (or similar)
3 Londonderry – North Irish Coast – Londonderry
Today, we’ll stroll along the old city walls of Londonderry before continuing our journey to the Isle of Doagh. Here, we’ll learn of the local population’s experience of the Great Famine. (B) Overnight: Beech Hill Country House (or similar)
4 Londonderry – Ballyfarnon
At Ulster American Folk Park, we’ll learn why two million people sailed from Ulster to start a life in the New World – and there’s also time for a pottery shop visit. The day ends in Ballyfarnon, where we’ll regroup for an evening meal together. (B/D) Overnight: Kilronan Castle (or similar)
5 Ballyfarnon – Connemara – Galway
The morning will see us in Westport before we visit the award-winning Connemara Heritage and History Centre. As the day draws to a close, we’ll complete our journey with a walking tour through the harbour city of Galway. (B)Overnight: Park House Hotel (or similar)
6 Galway
Today is yours to enjoy as you wish in buzzing, bohemian Galway. (B) Overnight: Park House Hotel (or similar)
7 Galway – The Burren – Dingle
Picturesque Caherconnell awaits today, where we’ll witness local sheepdog trials in action. Then, we’ll continue across the Burren and round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. (B/D) Overnight: Dingle Skellig Hotel (or similar)
8 Dingle Peninsula
We’ll begin in the Dingle Peninsula before stopping off at the Blasket Islands Centre. This afternoon, we’ll have plenty of free time to delve deeper and explore Dingle. (B) Overnight: Dingle Skellig Hotel (or similar)
9 Dingle – Kenmare – Cork
Take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney before we travel onwards to Kenmare. Next, we’ve got a visit to the iconic Blarney Castle. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be blessed with the gift of eloquence. Tonight, we’ll dine at our hotel in Cork. (B/D) Overnight: Blarney Castle Hotel (or similar)
10 Cork – Kinsale – Cork
The port and fishing town of Kinsale is where we’ll start our historical walking tour. Topped off with a stop at Charles Fort, we’ll return to Cork for the evening. (B) Overnight: Blarney Castle Hotel (or similar)
11 Cork – Tipperary – Kilkenny
As we approach the final few chapters of our tour, we find ourselves in rural Tipperary and Swiss Cottage before carrying on through to medieval Kilkenny. (B/D)  Overnight: Kilkenny River Court (or similar)
12 Kilkenny – Avoca – Dublin
Our last day sees us reach Dublin. We’ll make stops at Avoca and Huntington Castle, where our tour comes to an end. (B)

Back-Roads Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Discover Northern Ireland's history in an escorted Black Cab tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals
  • Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway
  • View the lunar-like landscape of the Burren region
Trip Inclusions
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation 
  • Daily full Irish breakfast (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Battle of the Boyne site, Titanic Museum, Giant’s Causeway
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (6)

12 Day The Emerald Isle reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Back Roads Tour of Ireland”
- QLD, Australia Jun 2018 4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Tour director and driver. Hotels were good to excellent. They need thicker black out curtains with day being so long. Enjoyed the tour.

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“Excellent tour hitting all the highlights of Ireland”
- QLD, Australia Jun 2018 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

The tour was amazing taking us right around Ireland mostly via backroads - the scenery was breathtaking. The coach was great and there were 18 passengers in total. The driver and tour director were the best and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The accommodation was of a high standard and we had a number of 2 night stays which is always a bonus. I have no hesitation recommending this tour, it gives you a good sample of the Irish scenery, history and culture. This is the...read more

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“Back roads of Ireland ”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2017 6 Helpful Votes

Loved the whole trip. New small bus full of wonderfully friendly people. Well organised with interesting stops along the way. The guides and our tour leader were fountains of knowledge. All the accommodation was if high standard with a couple of nights being a real stand out.

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“A history lesson in real time”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2016 11 Helpful Votes

I had previously undertaken a coach tour of Ireland and was left a little dissapointed. Not this time! The Back-Roads people do exactly what their name implies. We rarely saw a main road it was truly on the back roads where the scenery was spectacular. The transportation was by a small mini bus with only a maximum of 15 people. The driver and guide, Breda, was wonderful. She was a true Irish woman with a keen wit who continually entertained us with stories about the history and area we were in....read more

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“Loved every minute”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2015 3 Helpful Votes

This tour was well above expectations with lots of wonderful surprises. Accommodation was superb. Guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Accommodation you would only dream about. Food wow so so much quality and highly presentable. Great for singles. A beautiful country with a must to learn and see Northern Ireland. Loved every minute.

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