COUNTY SLIGO, GALWAY & DUBLIN
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.
- 2 nights in County Sligo
- 3 nights in Dublin
- 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
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
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.
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.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $299.
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. $26 Per Person
- From approx. $29 Per Person
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)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Ireland)
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: Sep. 5, Oct. 11||New York (JFK)||Aer Lingus||9:00PM||1:30PM|
|2022: All Dates||TBA||TBA||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 County Sligo hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at your hotel in Dublin on Day 7 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. If you wish to join the sightseeing on Day 2, please be sure to arrive to Dublin airport at the same time (or earlier) than travelers who book package air. Land only travelers are free to make their own way to County Sligo but will forfeit any sightseeing missed. Specific details of the meeting place at the airport will be provided on the final documents.
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.
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.