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    The Emerald Isle Tour
    12 nights
    from $6,569* per person twin share
    Breakfast daily, visits to Giant's Causeway, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher plus more
    From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle’s fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 12 nights hand-picked 3 to 5-star hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily
    • 6 x dinners
    • Black Cab tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals
    • Visits to Giant’s Causeway, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher
    • Entrance fees to all included activities
    • Experienced tour leader and driver
    • Premium mini-coach transportation
    Package Highlights:

    Package Highlights:

    Your 12-night journey of the Emerald Isle visits these iconic destinations:

    • Dublin
    • Belfast
    • North Irish Coast
    • Derry
    • County Roscommon
    • Galway
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Dingle Peninsula
    • County Cork
    • Kilkenny
    Valid for travel
    Tours departing 2 Oct 2024 and 6 Oct 2024. Subject to availability. Other departure dates available between 1 Mar - 30 Nov 2025. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    1 Jul 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1


    Historic and full of character, Dublin is where you’ll meet the group and begin your adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

    Day 2

    Dublin - Belfast

    After breakfast, you’ll make tracks to the fascinating Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre. Then, a visit to the Titanic Museum to discover the personal stories surrounding the infamous ship’s fateful journey. After a history-filled day (a taste of what’s to come), the evening will be yours to explore Belfast at your leisure.

    Day 3

    Belfast - North Irish Coast

    You don’t have to delve deep into Northern Ireland’s past to see its influences on contemporary culture – and this morning’s Black Cab tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals will serve as proof. After lunch, it’s time to explore Ireland’s natural geological wonder – the Giant’s Causeway. Next, you’ll settle into your hotel on the North Irish Coast and tuck into a delicious included dinner.

    Day 4

    North Irish Coast - Derry - North Irish Coast

    After a morning spent exploring Londonderry’s old city walls with a local guide, you’ll board the mini-coach and head to the North Irish Coast for the day. At the Isle of Doagh, you’ll pay a visit to the Famine Village and Visitor Centre to gain an insight into Irish life during the time of the Great Famine. You’ll round off the day with some free time to relax back at the hotel.

    Day 5

    North Irish Coast - County Roscommon

    More fascinating history is on the cards today! Kick things off with a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park, where you’ll learn why two million Irish people sailed away to start a life in the New World. A visit to the Belleek Pottery Centre (the home of Ireland’s oldest working fine china pottery) is on this afternoon’s agenda, before moving on to County Roscommon, where you’ll regroup for an included dinner.

    Day 6

    County Roscommon - Galway

    After breakfast, you’ll pay a visit to the homestead of Dan O’Hara (he of the famous ballad), where you’ll gain a unique insight into prefamine life and culture. Then, it’s time to turn your attention to the harbour city of Galway where you’ll enjoy an evening of leisure.

    Day 7


    Today you’ll see the likes of the Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square on an orientation tour of the city. The afternoon will be yours to spend exploring brightly coloured pubs, tasting local seafood and listening to the ever-present assembly of tuneful street performers. Buzzing, bohemian and utterly charismatic, you’re sure to fall for Galway’s many charms!

    Day 8

    Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle Peninsula

    Out of Galway and onwards to the karst landscapes of the Burren. Before you reach your accommodation in the Dingle Peninsula, you’ll round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an area of outstanding natural beauty that is bound to take your breath away. Tonight, share stories with your travel companions over an included dinner

    Day 9

    Dingle Peninsula

    Today will begin at one of the Dingle Peninsula’s most famous landmarks: the Gallarus Oratory, a unique stone chapel that resembles an upturned boat. After that, there’s one more stop in store – the fascinating Blasket Centre, which celebrates the history of the beautiful Great Blasket Island. Upon your return to Dingle, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the quaint fishing port and dine at one of the many local restaurants at your leisure.

    Day 10

    Dingle Peninsula - County Cork

    Peaks and lakes are on the menu today! First, you’ll take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney. Then, you’ll visit a true Irish icon: Blarney Castle. Legend has it that you’ll be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ if you kiss the famous Blarney Stone – a block of limestone built into the castle’s battlements. Tonight, you’ll make the most of your new-found eloquence over dinner.

    Day 11

    County Cork - Kinsale - County Cork

    After boarding the mini-coach in County Cork, the port town of Kinsale will be your first stop of the day where you’ll have some time to soak up the fishing town’s laid-back atmosphere. Then, it’s time to turn your attention toward the world-renowned Jameson Distillery. After an afternoon tour and whiskey tasting, you’ll return to the hotel to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

    Day 12

    County Cork - Kilkenny

    As you approach the final few chapters of the tour, you’ll stop in to admire the delicate detailing of a traditional cottage orné. After that, it’s time to spend the afternoon acquainting yourself with Kilkenny – Ireland’s ‘most perfect’ medieval city. Your tour leader will take you for a leisurely walk around town before you come together with your group for a last hurrah: a delicious farewell dinner. What an adventure it’s been!

    Day 13

    Kilkenny - Dublin

    After breakfast, you’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where your tour will come to a close.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Prices for tours from 1 March to 30 November 2025 are frozen at 2024 prices, based on like for like week of departure date. Where no departure within the same week of travel, the 2025 price is frozen against the closest previous 2024 departure date. Price freeze is only applicable to bookings made between 8 May and 1 July 2024, subject to availability. Price freeze does not apply to pre- or post-accommodation or transfers. Back-Roads Touring reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time. For standard booking terms and conditions see www.backroadstouring.com/terms-and-conditions. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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