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Ireland: Belfast, Galway & the Ring of Kerry

8 days from only £949pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Tour Belfast, Northern Ireland’s cultured and historically industrious capital
  • Travel the scenic Antrim Coast Road to the Giant's Causeway, an incredible natural phenomenon
  • Uncover the secrets of the world's most famous ship at the Titanic Experience in Belfast's waterfront area
  • Marvel at the vast Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic
  • Visit Ireland's oldest working whiskey distillery at Bushmills for a tour and tasting
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin to discover Ireland's lively capital city
  • Follow the Wild Atlantic Way – north through Ireland's beautifully untamed western province into Connemara National Park, and south through the Burren, a striking section of limestone landscape
  • Discover the remarkable story of magnificent Kylemore Abbey and admire its Victorian walled garden
  • Explore colourful Galway and its many colourful highlights
  • Visit medieval Bunratty Castle and experience its atmospheric Folk Park
  • Drive the famous Ring of Kerry route along the breathtaking coastline of the Kerry Peninsular
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, with hotel transfers
  • Seven nights in four-star accommodation, inclusive of all local taxes, with breakfast daily and three dinners
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager

Selected departures from April to September 2019 

 
At a Glance
7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Ireland and Northern Ireland combine to create a vastly varied experience. Although Ireland has struggled historically through disastrous famines and political conflicts, it has settled into the 21st-century as a peaceful, friendly place, with cities transformed by a fresh focus on art and culture, and rural areas eager to show off their myriad natural treasures.

This tour is exceptional as it covers all four provinces into which Ireland was historically divided – each one determinedly different. We begin in the chief city of the Ulster province and Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, before following the Antrim Coast Road, one of the most scenic driving routes in the world, to see the Giant's Causeway and sample the handcrafted spoils of the 400-year-old Bushmills whiskey distillery. From there we dip into the Leinster province, where Dublin shines as Ireland’s charismatic, cosmopolitan centre of history and culture – and the craic! Cutting across the country to the Connacht province we're met by a riot of colour and music in Galway, before swapping the vibrant city for the contrasting starkness and drama of Connemara National Park. Finally, a romantic drive south along the castle-dotted, limestone-scarred Wild Atlantic Way takes us past the colossal Cliffs of Moher to the Ring of Kerry.

While locals are protective of their provincial roots, they achieve the perfect balance between cultivating a real sense of community and offering a warm welcome to visitors. Traversing from coast to coast, it's easy to see why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, as rolling fields ripe for farming blanket the lush countryside. This fertile landscape is kept interesting with a full house of terrains, from vast peaty bogs, thick forests and heathlands to a rugged coastline scattered with geographical marvels. Add in our history and culture-soaked city stop-offs and you have an incredible banquet of experiences.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement from £369. The price includes return flights, seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and three dinners, all local taxes and transfers, all tours as mentioned, entrance to the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, The Titanic Experience,  Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Please note: On some dates, this tour operates in reverse order.

Useful Information

Reverse Itinerary

Some dates for this tour will operate in reverse to the itinerary as published on this website. These dates will start in Killarney and end in Belfast. You will experience the same tours and visits.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

  Arrival airport  First hotel location  Transfer time  Final hotel location  Departure airport  Transfer time
Belfast International Airport Belfast 45 mins Killarney Cork Airport   1 hr 30 mins 

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr to 1 hr 45 mins
  • Language: English, Irish Gaelic
  • Time Zone: GMT
  • Country: Northern Ireland