Spirit of Ireland

  • $1,499
    Tour Only
  • $2,299
    Flights Included
  • 7
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Uncover the spirit of Ireland on this seven-day express tour to County Sligo and Dublin. County Sligo makes an excellent home base for exploring County Meath, home to Trim Castle; and County Galway with the scenic Connemara district, stunning Kylemore Abbey, and lovely Galway city. In Dublin, explore the city with a panoramic tour plus an opportunity to explore the Wicklow Mountains with its varied scenery.

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

Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in County Sligo
  • 3 nights in Dublin


  • Trim Castle
  • Connemara
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Dublin Panoramic Tour
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • The Merry Ploughboy Show

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip nonstop airfare from the New York area (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
  • 7 meals: 5 buffet breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Driver/Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Depart from the U.S. on an overnight flight to Europe. Your tour includes airfare from the U.S.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Sligo on Day 2.

Arrive in Dublin/Sligo

Welcome to Ireland! Today arrive at Dublin airport, meet with your driver/guide and transfer to County Sligo. En-route visit Trim Castle. Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive…


Today enjoy a drive into Connemara. Connemara is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed little since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland. Connemara is a vast peninsula bordered by the arid and rocky coastline of Galway Bay in the south ~ a land…

County Sligo/Galway/Dublin

This morning depart County Sligo and journey to Dublin. On the way, enjoy a walking tour in Galway City. Galway City is a delight with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The city has attracted a bohemian crown of musicians and artists, which add so much to the character of the city. There is free time to enjoy in Galway before heading to Dublin. Clayton Cardiff Lane…


This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin and discover the north and south side of River Liffey. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, with 20 themed galleries to find out why people left Ireland, see how they influenced the world, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. The remainder of the day is at leisure or you can visit the Guinness Storehouse as an optional tour. See Optional Tours for more…


Spend the day at leisure in Dublin or consider a journey through the Wicklow Mountains. The region features all various types of scenery that makes Ireland so beautiful. More details in the Optional Tours section. This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy as your farewell dinner.

| Breakfast, Dinner


This morning we transfer to Dublin Airport for the journey home.

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights today, on Day 7, in Dublin.

| Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Jan. 28, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
June 20
June 26
$1,899 $1,499
$2,799 $2,399
September 5
September 11
$1,999 $1,599
$2,699 $2,299

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $299.

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 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).

Guinness Storehouse

  • From approx. $26 Per Person
The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe’s largest stout producing brewery and is home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, The Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today, it houses an exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making of a pint of Guinness from the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft, and the passion. The exhibition shows how the brew has…

Wicklow Mountains

  • From approx. $29 Per Person
On this optional tour, journey through the Wicklow Mountains. County Wicklow is known as “the Garden of Ireland” and featured all the various types of scenery that makes Ireland so beautiful. Discover its romantic and quiet beauty, the deserted mounts where nothing but heather grows, the small forests and the lush prairies illuminated by yellow gorse in spring. Along the way, we’ll visit Glendalough, an early Christian monastic site founded by Saint Kevin in the…