Magical Ireland

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DUBLIN, BELFAST, DERRY, GALWAY, CLIFFS OF MOHER, KILLARNEY AND DINGLE PENINSULA

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.

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section. 

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 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

  • Merrion Square (Dublin)
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
  • Titanic Belfast Experience
  • Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Cliffs of Moher (Clare)
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula (Kerry)
  • Blarney Castle
  • Medieval Castle Banquet

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip nonstop airfare from New York (JFK or EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 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 Driver/Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Map

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

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Dublin

Day 3: Dublin

Day 4: Dublin/Belfast

Day 5: Belfast

Day 6: Giant’s Causeway/Derry

Day 7: Sligo/Farm Visit/Galway

Day 8: Galway or Full-Day Connemara/Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion

Day 9: The Burren/Cliffs of Moher/Killarney

Day 10: Ring of Kerry Highlights/Kenmare/Killarney

Day 11: Dingle Peninsula Excursion

Day 12: Blarney Castle/Adare/Medieval Castle Farewell Banquet/Limerick.

Day 13: Depart Ireland

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK) for 2022 departures. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

Because we can’t secure airline pricing more than a year in advance, 2023 dates and prices listed below are for the tour only. Once flights are available, we’ll notify you of your options.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

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 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) 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 Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended 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

Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion

Kate Kearney’s Cottage Traditional Irish Night including Dinner

Reviews

Cheryl P

I just returned from Magical Ireland, 13 days starting in Dublin. This is the most enjoyable vacation I have ever taken. Ireland is the kindest country I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The scenery was lush and green at every turn. However, the true magic of this holiday was not this gorgeous island country. The true magic was our Tour Guide/Driver, Peter Murphy. Peter Murphy is a host that made us all feel welcome, and like good friends at the Pub, we all knew by the end of our time with Peter that we are a part of the Irish family. He organized us all with a kind structure to keep us on schedule, and make sure we did not miss anything. He gave us valuable tips to maximize our enjoyment (Oh My God!!!! The Bailey’s hot chocolate). His suggestion of the horse and carriage rides in Killarney, and the Irish dancer evening option truly added to the richness of our experience. I will travel again to Ireland. And I hope everyone that chooses Magical Ireland has their vacation graced by the likes of the best Irish Ambassador Tour Guide / Driver, Peter Murphy. Thank you Smart Tours, and thank you Mr. Murphy!

Juliet

It was excellent tour We enjoyed very much Our escort Paul Kelley was so informative great knowledge patience and very humble and humorous I give him Five Stars recommendation We all had a good time

Steve

This was our very first Smartours Trip and it exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide had lived in Ireland his entire life and was quite entertaining and well versed in all the local history, folklore, and culture of this magical land. We went to sites and out of the way places we wouldn't have visited on most tours. The scenery was spectacular, the people were so very friendly, and our group quickly became friends for life. It was a good blend of guided excursions and plenty of time on our own. We would recommend this tour for anyone! -Steve & Gail Rees

Rick B

We really didn't know what to expect when we booked the magical Ireland Tour. Oh My God !!!!! WE saw everything one could see in 13 days. And, most of our delights were due to our Driver/ Tour guide, Peter Murphy. He made the travels around the country enjoyable. He picked us up at the Dublin airport and from Day One he gave us the view of Ireland from a native. We saw areas of Ireland that most would not see. We visited ancient sites and saw some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. His personality was so infectious. The highlight of the trip was the castles and ancient sites like the Cliffs of Moher, the burial sites of Ancients, the Giants Causeway, and so much more. The coach was very comfortable and luxurious. I could just go on and on. You can only have our experiences by booking this trip.

Ann A

Added comments. The street side rooms in Dublin hotel were noisy especially after pubs closed and with early morning street sweeping. Boarding in Newark was very slow as two large planes were boarding at adjacent gates. It was hot in the area, people crowded together and acoustics were bad so announcements could not be heard easily.

Ann A

Additional comments to earlier review. The boarding in Newark was very prolonged. There were two overseas flights leaving from adjoining gates making it warm and confining. Also announcements were difficult to hear. This was on Your leaving August 1, 2019. Street side rooms in Dublin were very noisy, heard people shouting after leaving the nearby pubs and the street sweepers in early morning.

Thomas W

This is a well-planned tour by any measure. The sights and local guides were chosen with care, and the comfortable Mercedes bus allowed easy viewing of the countryside over the hedgerows, an asset denied those in a car. But the main feature was the driver/guide Peter Murphy. Beyond his paced history lessons and commentary, his unique sense of humor was the glue of our tour. He got to know each of us and drew our diverse group together. In very little time his muted, premonitory laugh had the entire group laughing like Pavlov’s dogs...before he told a story or a joke. We knew something hilarious was in the offing. All of this reflects his high intellect and great people skills. Best tour I’ve ever taken. If you go, you should DEMAND Peter Murphy.

Sandra F

Great trip and great memories. Beautiful country. Our tour started out in Dublin and Gerry was our local tour guide. Very great guy and we had a lot of fun in Dublin. From there we moved on with Pat, who was not only our bus driver, but wonderful host, historian and made the trip Magical.

Kelly R

This was our first time in Ireland and our first time with Smarttours and it was absolutely amazing! The tour was a good balance of organized activities and free time. We visited so many of the "traditional" sightseeing sites and saw so many things. However, I truly believe that our experience was made sooooo much better because of Peter Murphy!! His knowledge, personality, and sense of humor transformed the tour into something truly magical!!

Nancy P

The trip was amazing from start to finish. The bus driver was so great. Peter gave us so much history and country info and made you want to learn about it. He's very personable and good. The hotels and meals were all great. The things we got to do were fun and entertaining. We would take this trip again and recommend Ireland to anyone. Beautiful country and people. It was my first trip outside the US and it was a great experience.

Dany

Our guide, Paul, was a delight....knowledgeable, entertaining, accommodating, and patient. Our tour of the sites Ireland was extensive, the hotels lovely, and provided meals were delicious.

Linda

This was an amazing tour with Paul Kealy! The only problem is that I brought 7 other guests and we were all upset about SmarTours changing our flight plans just before we left and we had to make changes to our flights that we had booked to get to NY. Our airlines charge for flight changes and we ended up getting routed several times to get to NY and our luggage got lost for four days. We were told that the airlines cancelled the original flight we were booked on but someone in our party checked with the airline and they said it was still operating. We also had lots of frustrating problems with the accounting department trying to get that straight before we left, but finally did. Needless to say my new referrals were not happy with customer service and don't plan to travel with SmarTours again.

Linda

This was an excellent tour. Paul Kearny, our tour guide, was amazing! The only objection we have is that they changed our flights just before we left and it made it very difficult to change our flight plans to NY since that is where we had to be to go on this tour. Smart Tours will not book you from your own airport and no one wants to wait until the end to make their reservations to New York. I also had problems with the accounting department which was very frustrating. It finally got straightened out by the time of the tour. I invited 7 other people on this tour and they were very frustrated also with the last minute changes. I don't think any of them will be doing SmarTours again for that reason. I felt bad that I referred them and then had all of that trouble. SmarTours said they couldn't help the change, but one of our friends found out that the original flight was not canceled as we were told.

Terry C

My wife and I went to Ireland for thirteen days and had a wonderful time and experience. The hotels were great with excellent staff. Our tour guide Peter Murphy did a wonderful job keeping the people in his charge on time and involved with the schedule of the sites we were to see. I would highly recommend this tour site to anyone.

carol c

Had an absolutely fantastic trip. May 2019. Tour guide Peter Murphy was the best!!! The trip start to finish left us with no worries. Very informative on all points. Everything was taken care of. Great group of people to boot! Would most certainly recommend this trip to anyone.
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