Magical Ireland

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Get ready for plenty of craic (fun) on this expansive Ireland escorted tour, as we ramble from Dublin to Northern Ireland, then along the Wild Atlantic Way to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. The Irish are renowned storytellers, and our smarTours® guides do justice to the tradition by illuminating Ireland’s fascinating history for you, plus keep you laughing with anecdotes and tall tales from the mists of time. They’ll also point the way to pubs that pull the perfect pint and showcase Ireland’s spirited trad music. Ireland’s scenery is pure poetry, and you’ll be mesmerized by the Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, ancient castles, and more on this magical trip.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Dublin
  • 2 nights in Belfast
  • 1 night in Derry
  • 2 nights in Galway
  • 3 nights in Killarney
  • 1 night in Limerick

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin City Tour
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Hands-on baking bread demonstration at family home
  • Titanic Belfast Experience
  • Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walking tour of Derry
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Irish family farm with sheepdog demonstration
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry and Ladies View
  • Dingle Peininsula
  • Blarney Castle
  • Adare Village
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 17 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
  • Farewell medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle or Knappogue Castle with wine
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary


Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin

Day 2: Dublin

Day 3: Dublin – Belfast

Day 4: Belfast

Day 5: Giant’s Causeway – Derry

Day 6: Derry/Letterkenny – Sligo – Galway

Day 7: Galway at Leisure

Day 8: Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

Day 9: Ring of Kerry & Kenmare Excursion

Day 10: Dingle Peninsula Excursion

Day 11: Killarney – Blarney Castle – Limerick

Day 12: Depart Limerick

Guided Tour Pricing

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Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Jul 18–30
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Jul 19–30
$3,849 $3,549
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Aug 15–27
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Aug 16–27
$3,849 $3,549
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Sep 5–17
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Sep 6–17
$4,099 $3,689
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Sep 12–24
$4,999 $4,589
Sep 13–24
$4,099 $3,689
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Sep 19–Oct 1
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Sep 20–Oct 1
$4,099 $3,689
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Sep 26–Oct 8
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Sep 27–Oct 8
$4,099 $3,689
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Oct 10–22
$4,899 $4,499
Oct 11–22
$3,999 $3,599
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Guinness Storehouse

Hillsborough Castle Gardens & Long Meadow Cider Excursion

Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

Kate Kearney’s Cottage Traditional Irish Night including Dinner

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 1

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

The walk to Giants Causeway from the Visitor Centre is downhill on the way there and uphill on the way back (approx 15-20 minutes each way). There is a shuttle bus available which can be paid for locally. At the Cliffs of Moher, there are uneven paths along the cliffs. The main section and visitor centre are accessible. On the Derry Walls walking tour travelers will encounter some cobblestones and uneven surfaces.

There are a handful of days that require 4-6 hours of travel by driving. It is scenic drives with sightseeing stops along the way.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.


Wallace H

7 months ago
good to see many sites in Ireland. lots of hours on motorcoach. cost was reasonable, as hotels
we’re very nice

Anne T

7 months ago
Excellent itinerary. Professional guide who tried very hard to make the journey as memorable as possible. Fantastic driver who navigated the narrow roads with skill.

Christine z

8 months ago
Ireland is amazing! We had a wonderful tour. Smart tours are the way to go. We looked forward to what was planned everyday. Peter, our tour guide was quite a funny character. He always had us laughing. And Bill, our bus driver, made us feel safe especially on rainy windy roads. He always kept the bus washed and sanitized very clean. This was our first smart tour it won’t be our last ! Now we are looking forward to planning our next one!
We hope you fall in love with Ireland as much as we did!

Steven C

8 months ago
Smart tours is the way to go. As a gay couple, we were unsure of how things would work out. No problems at all. Everyone on our tour was on point and on time. Ireland was beautiful. Our guide Peter did a great job. The days were busy and full of information. We highly recommend Smart Tours.

Heather K

8 months ago
Fabulous experience! Peter and Bill (our bus driver) were both amazing!

For some reason I couldn't upload my photo - and it was a cute one. Let me know if I can send it later when I find out what happened:)

I would definitly go on another tour with Smart Tours.

The people on the tour was great. There was one covid case and it was handled very professionally.

It was a great experience for my first tour.



8 months ago
SmarTours Magical Ireland tour allowed us to see all of Ireland in one trip! We saw all the "must see" locations and I especially loved the local, little known places we visited and experiences, like baking soda bread. Free time was perfect for us to explore and we enjoyed everyone we traveled with! It was a dream trip for my 60th birthday!

Kathryn N

8 months ago
Great trip!

Mary M

9 months ago
This was my fourth SmarTours trip in 10 years, and it lived up to my hopes as I traveled with my 17-year-old granddaughter. The itinerary was the best I’ve seen for an escorted tour in Ireland. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and always managed to keep us ahead of the crowds wherever we went. Our driver, Bill, sanitized the bus frequently and looked out for all of us in addition to being an amazing driver on narrow, challenging roads. The hotels were top of the line, and the balance of touring and free time was just right.

Donald t

9 months ago
Great trip go when you can

Donald B

10 months ago