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.
- 2 nights in Dublin
- 2 nights in Belfast
- 1 night in Derry
- 2 nights in Galway
- 3 nights in Killarney
- 1 night in Limerick
- Merrion Square (Dublin)
- Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
- Castle Ward House & Gardens (Northern Ireland)
- 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
- Round-trip nonstop airfare from New York (JFK or EWR)
- 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
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Depart from the U.S.
Depart from the U.S. on an overnight flight to Europe. Your tour includes airfare from the U.S.
Arrive in Dublin
Galway or Full-Day Connemara/Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion
Explore Galway at your leisure or take our recommendation and spend a full day in the breathtaking, utterly romantic Connemara region, where we’ll visit the neo-goth Kylemore Abbey and take a scenic cruise on Killary Fjord. Read more about it under optional tours, and you’ll see why Oscar Wilde called the region “A Savage Beauty.”
Farm Visit/The Burren/Cliffs of Moher/Killarney
Ring of Kerry Highlights/Kenmare/Killarney
Dingle Peninsula Excursion
Blarney Castle/Adare/Medieval Castle Farewell Banquet/Limerick.
Early this morning transfer to the airport for your included return nonstop flight. Your Magical Ireland tour ends as you touch down in the U.S. later today.
Price includes round-trip airfare from the U.S. (Land-only pricing available upon request.)
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Jun 25, 2021||
Jun 25, 2021 Price Increase
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|September 9||September 21||Sep 9 - Sep 21||$3,699||$3,799||$4,099||Book Now|
|September 23||October 5||Sep 23 - Oct 5||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|October 14||October 26||Oct 14 - Oct 26||$3,199||$3,299||$3,599||Book Now|
|2022||2022||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|April 7||April 19||Apr 7 - Apr 19||$3,099||$3,199||$3,499||Book Now|
|May 5||May 17||May 5 - May 17||$3,299||$3,399||$3,699||Book Now|
|May 19||May 31||May 19 - May 31||$3,399||$3,499||$3,799||Book Now|
|June 2||June 14||Jun 2 - Jun 14||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|June 16||June 28||Jun 16 - Jun 28||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|June 30||July 12||Jun 30 - Jul 12||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|July 7||July 19||Jul 7 - Jul 19||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|July 14||July 26||Jul 14 - Jul 26||$3,699||$3,799||$4,099||
|August 4||August 16||Aug 4 - Aug 16||$3,499||$3,599||$3,899||Book Now|
|September 1||September 13||Sep 1 - Sep 13||$3,399||$3,499||$3,799||Book Now|
|September 15||September 27||Sep 15 - Sep 27||$3,349||$3,449||$3,749||Book Now|
|October 13||October 25||Oct 13 - Oct 25||$3,199||$3,299||$3,599||Book Now|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
2021 Departures: Single room supplement is $599.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $699.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made 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 $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. 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.
Indicated optional tours are now available to pre-book when you reserve your trip. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour!
Availability and pricing are subject to change. Optional tours require a minimum number of participants in order for the tour to operate. If you choose to book your optional tour while on your trip, payments are non-refundable and should be made by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AmEx, subject to service charge).
- From approx. $23 Per Person
Crumlin Road Gaol
- From approx. $10 Per Person
Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey Optional Excursion
- From approx. $79 Per Person
We highly recommend this optional full-day excursion to the wild, romantic Connemara Region, where you’ll see emerald lakes, rivers, bogs, and mountains, small villages where Gaelic is still spoken, and the neo-gothic Kylemore Abbey before taking a scenic cruise on Killary, a calm nine-mile-long fjord with gorgeous scenery. At Kylemore Abbey, you’ll have time to wander both the mansion and the lovely Victorian walled gardens. Then, enjoy a scenic cruise of Killary.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Kate Kearney’s Cottage Traditional Irish Night including Dinner
- From approx. $65 Per Person
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel DublinDublin
An upscale and modern hotel located in Dublin’s city center, minutes from points of interest like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle.
8 Golden Ln, Dublin 8, D08 VRR7, Ireland
Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
1-3 Great Victoria St,
Belfast BT2 7BQ, UK
City Hotel DerryDerry
Well-appointed urban hotel set along the River Foyle, near local attractions.
Queens Quay, Derry, County Londonderry
Clayton Hotel GalwayGalway
Luxury four-star hotel with contemporary style, located just minutes from Galway city.
Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
Four-star accommodations and spa at a family-owned hotel, just a five-minute walk to Killarney town center.
Muchross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The George Hotel LimerickLimerick
The George Hotel Limerick is a modern hotel in Limerick’s city center.
Shannon St, Limerick, Ireland
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Ireland, United Kingdom)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Ireland, United Kingdom)
Flights from the U.S. and back are on the following airlines and schedules. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|2021: All Dates||New York (JFK)||Aer Lingus||9:00PM||1:30PM|
|2022: All Dates||New York (JFK)||Aer Lingus||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance, and smarTours is not involved in seat assignments. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at Dublin hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at your hotel in Limerick on Day 13 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. If you wish to join the Dublin sightseeing on Day 2, we recommend that you arrive at the Dublin hotel by 10am for pick-up on Day 2 of the itinerary.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. U.S. citizens do not require visas. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, along with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required. However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Expect daytime temperatures averaging in the 60s and low 70s in June through August, upper 50s and low 60s in May and September, 40s to low 50s in April and November. Nights will be cooler.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour will offer dining options that range from cafes (where dinner, excluding drinks, average about $20-$25 per person) to specialty restaurants. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
In Ireland, the currency is the Euro while in Northern Ireland, the currency is the British Pound. Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash to local currency or you can draw local currency at any ATM. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.