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Full circle of Ireland

17 days from CAD11,205pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore the spectacular scenery of the Antrim Coast.

  • Hike along the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal and Torc Mountain in Killarney.

  • Learn about Ireland’s turbulent past at Kilmainham Gaol and on a private tour of Derry/Londonderry.

  • Taste local whiskey and cheese in Killarney.

Price includes:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival, you're met by your private driver and driven to your hotel. Today your private guide takes you on a walking tour of the city, exploring some of its highlights, including Trinity College and St Patrick's Cathedral. Later that day visit the historic Kilmainham Gaol.

  • This morning collect your rental car and head out of Dublin toward Belfast. This afternoon you'll learn the political history of Belfast on a Black Cab political tour with a local driver-guide before exploring the Titanic Exhibition, tickets included.

  • Travel along the Causeway Coastal Route, visiting characterful food venues along the way. Your day will cap off with a private blacksmith forge visit.

  • Make your way to Derry/Londonderry city today. In the afternoon, you will have a private tour of the city learning about the history and walking on the city walls.

  • Continue west to Donegal today where you can explore Glenveagh National Park. Check out the many walking trails, castle rooms, and gardens (tickets are included). After, we recommend visiting the Triona Tweed Centre to learn the craft of tweed production. You'll spend the night on the serene Lough Eske.

  • Today make your way to Slieve League for a privately guided hike along the cliffs, learn about the unique distilling process with a tour at Sliabh Liag Distillers, and visit Donegal Castle.

  • Make your way toward Sligo today and kayak on Lough Gill with your guide. Spend the next two nights in Sligo experiencing the lively music scene.

  • Walk around Sligo today with a private, local guide. Learn the significance of the Yeats family in town and visit multiple noteworthy sights along the way.

  • This morning make your way to Connemara where you will embark on a boat trip through the Killary Fjord with your local guide. Hike the famine trail back and experience a sheepdog demonstration at a local's farm. You'll spend a couple of nights in the vibrant Galway city.

  • This morning make your way via ferry to Inis OÍrr, a tiny, very traditional Irish island. You will spend the day with a private guide touring the island including a hands-on craft experience and homemade lobster lunch. At the end of the tour, take the ferry back to the mainland.

  • Drive down the west coast to Killarney today where you will meet a private, local guide to hike Torc Mountain. After you work up an appetite, sip some whiskey with delicious cheese pairings this evening in a shared tasting tour.

  • Today, take your car and drive around the Ring of Kerry, admiring the stunning scenery.

  • Continue to the quaint fishing village of Kinsale today where you will join a group for Don & Barry's Historic Walk to learn the history of the area and get your bearings.

  • Visit Jameson Old Midleton Distillery for a behind the scenes tour with whiskey tastings throughout. Later in the day, explore Cork city with a private local guide.

  • Journey north to Waterford today to visit the Waterford Crystal factory. Although no longer used for mass production, you'll be able to see the behind-the-scenes process and craftsmanship that goes into making the most prestigious crystal pieces.

  • Travel to Kilkenny today for a Medieval Mile walking tour with your private guide and visit Kilkenny Castle. In the afternoon visit Smithwick's Brewery for a shared brewery experience tour.

  • Return your car rental and say goodbye to the Emerald Isle.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Dublin
 
Belfast
 
Derry/Londonderry
 
County Donegal
 
Sligo
 
Galway
 
Killarney
 
Kinsale
 
Cork
 
Waterford
 
Kilkenny
 

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