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Discover Ireland Tour

An 11 day tour full of history, culture, and rugged Irish landscapes

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Understand the story of a great nation
Central, high quality hotels. Upgraded meals
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Breathtaking scenery, remarkable stories, warm people
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Learn about Irish history, culture, and discover amazing, natural landscapes
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Discover Galway, Aran Islands, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Waterford, Dublin, Belfast, and more
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Learn about the country's rich history in the best way possible

Discover Ireland Tour

Galway, Killarney, Waterford, Dublin, and more

11 day group tour

Ireland is known for her breathtaking scenery, friendly people and tradition of storytelling; and the greatest story of all is the incredible history of this rugged Atlantic Island. The best way to truly understand and grasp the story and history of a country is to see things first hand – see where lands were discovered, battles fought, lives lost, and nations built.

On this customizable tour itinerary, you’ll travel through the incredible rich and diverse story of Ireland, covering important parts of the nation’s history in a chronological order each day, all the while travelling around the country and taking in the wild and breathtaking scenery along the way.

Over the 11 days on this Discover Ireland Tour you will:

  • Experience mysterious megaliths on stark stone landscapes of the Burren
  • Explore a stunning Bronze Age clifftop fort at Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands
  • Hear about the earliest Celtic Christians and enter their stone beehive huts in Dingle
  • Walk through Waterford with your award winning guide; Ireland’s oldest city founded by Norse raiders from Scandinavia
  • Visit Ireland’s finest Norman castle in Kilkenny and learn about these warlike people.
  • Hear about Tudors and Stuart and 100 years of English conquests through the 17th century
  • See abandoned stone cottages, left empty since the Great Hunger-the Irish famine of the 1840’s which had a profound impact on Irish and US history.
  • Walk through rebel Dublin and appreciate how a handful of Irish men and women declared independence and eventually broke away from the mighty British Empire
  • Visit the divided city of Belfast and understand for yourself how history still shapes daily life there

 

So sign up today and come along with us and listen to the great story that is Ireland’s rich and diverse history; discover vibrant cities, adventure across counties, and listen to centuries of ancient stories all told against the remarkable backdrop and stunning landscapes of this rugged island.

Tour Route

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Discover Ireland & Nothern Ireland

Hear the stories and learn about the history of this amazing nation, all told against the breathtaking scenery of this rugged Atlantic island.
With each stop you'll cover a part of Irish history told in chronological order so you can truly get a grasp on times that have been and gone.

Accommodation

Quality Hotel Accommodation

Central hotel stays

  • Galway - 2 nights
  • Killarney - 2 nights
  • Waterford - 1 night
  • Dublin - 2 nights
  • Belfast - 2 nights
All hotels are minimum 3 - 4 star standard and centrally located when staying in cities so you're never far from main attractions.

Restaurants & Meals

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Upgraded, high quality meals

When you travel with Lingo Tours, you will always enjoy meals of upgraded quality.
You'll enjoy daily delicious full buffet breakfasts as well as a Welcome and Farewell dinner. Other meals are also possible to include as well, just let us know what you would like.
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Dingle Peninsula

Titanic Museum, Belfast

Dublin

Kilkenny Castle

Cliffs of Moher

Irish farming landscapes

Belfast mural

Burren

Phoenix Park, Dublin

Wild landscapes

Giants Causeway

Aran Islands

Day by Day

  • Depart on an overnight flight to Shannon, Ireland.
  • Be greeted at the airport by your Tour Manager before travelling on to Galway. Along the way, make a stop at the famed natural Irish wonder of the Cliffs of Moher. Stay overnight in Galway.
  • Take a day trip across to the rugged Aran Islands, where all natives of the islands speak Gaelic. Explore the prehistoric hill fort of Dun Aengus as well as the Seven Churches. Return to Galway in the early evening.
  • Travel south to Tralee and Killarney and, while en route, explore a Celtic ring-fort and the unique limestone landscape of the Burren, sacred to the ancient people of Ireland. Stay overnight in Killarney.
  • Tour around the rugged Dingle Peninsula via Slea Head. Visit Gallarus and see the ancient stone huts which were believed to have been constructed between the 7th and 12th century. Return to Killarney.
  • Travel on to Waterford making a stop at the famous Blarney Castle. Get to know Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, on a walking tour and discover the seaside port town which was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D. Stay overnight in Waterford.
  • Travel north to Kilkenny and learn all about the history of the Normans. You’ll also have time to visit St. Canice Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle before heading on to Dublin, the lively capital city of the Republic of Ireland. Stay overnight in Dublin.
  • Explore Dublin on a guided sightseeing tour and learn all about the monumental Easter Rising event (or Easter Rebellion), which was the staged rebellion against the British government in Ireland on Easter Monday 1916. Make visits to the former prison Kilmainham Gaol, which is now an important Dublin museum. Stay overnight in Dublin.
  • Transfer to the Northern Ireland city of Belfast, and spend time at the famous Titanic maritime museum as well as enjoying the Belfast Murals Tour. Stay overnight in Belfast.
  • Enjoy a free day in Belfast, or take the optional day excursion to the north coast to explore the amazing stone formations of Giants Causeway and see the famous area noted for their strange interlocking basalt columns which is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Regroup all together in the evening for a Farewell Dinner in Belfast.
  • Transfer to Belfast or Dublin airport for your return flight home.

Flights and Dates

This tour is customizable to suit whenever you want to fly. Simply get in contact with us and let us know the airport and approximate dates you would be interested in and we will advise on the best possible price for your flights. Simple.

Included on tour

This tour itinerary is completely customizable to your group. Want dinner every night? No problem. Let us know what you want to include or not include and we will make it happen.
As a guide, below are the usual Lingo Tours inclusions:
  • An expert Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • Centrally located hotels of high standard
  • Full, daily breakfasts – upgraded quality
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners – all of upgraded quality
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours
  • Visits to selected museums, sights, and tours for scheduled activities (excluding any optionals)
  • High quality transportation for all scheduled activities
  • Round trip airfares and European airport transfers
  • Smartphone app for all travellers with schedules, timings, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

Giants Causeway

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Galway

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Tralee

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Killarney

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Blarney Castle

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Dublin

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Old Belfast

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Take me to Ireland!

Interested in finding out more about this tour? Get in contact with the Lingo Tours team today and let us plan and create your perfect Discover Ireland Tour today.