North of Ireland Escape ( KANX)

7 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

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Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland. Enjoy your getaway into the green valleys and sweeping seashores without the large crowds or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin. Admire statue-lined O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, and elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses and colorful doors behind the wrought-iron fences. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.

Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s countryside, and visit Rathbaun Farm. You’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices, and try your hand at scone baking in the farmhouse kitchen. You’ll travel on to western Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to Northern Ireland, pass through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Then, enjoy a guided walk on Derry’s Old Town walls, and visit the amazing natural formation of the Giant’s Causeway—massive interlocking basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.

Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city, including the fascinating Titanic Experience. On your way back to Dublin, stop in Carlingford. This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings, and 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the city. Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin. You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.

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Day 1

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.
Dinner Dinner

CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty” you’ll also find great personality and charm. The charisma of Dubliners and the bounty of pubs here is matched only by the gorgeous Georgian Squares, 12th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and legendary library of Trinity College.


Day 2

DUBLIN–ATHLONE–RATHBAUN FARM–GALWAY Shannon's Shores & Farmer's Chores ATHLONE Visit the town on the River Shannon.
RATHBAUN LF Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
Breakfast Breakfast 130 mi / 210 km

LOCAL TASTES Someone’s in the kitchen in Rathbaun Farm, just outside of Galway. You can don an apron and whip up your own delicious home-made scones, served with fresh preserves and whipped cream. Learn about the long-time tradition of sheep farming in this beautiful Irish landscape.


Day 3

GALWAY–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY West Is Best WESTPORT Visit the elegant holiday resort on Ireland’s west coast.
DONEGAL Visit the Vikings’ town.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 181 mi / 292 km

PICTURE PERFECT The long Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland stretching to Donegal's Inishowen peninsula encapsulates some of the most dramatic landscapes and charming towns such as Westport, with its Georgian town center and tree-lined promenade, and “The Cathedral Town” of Donegal.


Day 4

LETTERKENNY–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST Ancient Walls & Giant Steps DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
Breakfast Breakfast 124 mi / 200 km

LEGENDS & LORE Follow in the legendary footsteps of giants at the foot of the cliffs along the coast of Northern Ireland, where 40,000 massive black basalt columns jut out of the sea. Hear the legendary myth of two battling giants that caused the magnificent geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway, which actually evolved through volcanic activity 50–60 million years ago.


Day 5

BELFAST A Grand Ship & Great Sights BELFAST Orientation drive. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

HISTORIC SPOT Explore the fascinating Titanic Belfast Experience for an in-depth look at the history and mystery of the legendary ocean liner. See artifacts and amazing accounts of Belfast’s boom in shipping and those who built her. Learn about the courage and loss of all involved on a fateful night in April 1912. Get an immersive look at the launch, sinking, and final resting place of the doomed ship, with myths and reality revealed.


Day 6

BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN Seaside Charm CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
DUBLIN Free time in the evening.
Breakfast Breakfast 105 mi / 169 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT BEAUTY SPOT Carlingford is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Ireland, known for its oyster farms, quaint buildings and the 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the harbor. Explore this magical place, full of character, and walk through the narrow lanes and small streets including Tholsel Street, where the remains of the medieval walled town's gates can still be seen.


Day 7

DUBLIN Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast



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" I have been guiding since 1995. I started working for Globus in Belfast in 1997 and now I guide groups around Britain and Ireland. I love travelling, and it is a privilege to show people these beautiful island."





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