8 Day Tour: All Ireland

8 Day Tour: All Ireland

The mother of all tours! Join us for this great tour which will explore the best of Ireland, with relaxing 1 and 2 night stays! This tour allows you to explore more of the coastal areas of Ireland in more detail.
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Our most popular tour, the 8 day all Ireland, allows a more relaxed pace than the 6 Day Option, and includes more coastal drives.

Relaxing 1 and 2 night stays in Ireland's Ancient East, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Galway, Donegal and Belfast.

Enjoy a few days exploring the magical "Kingdom" of Kerry. Enjoy the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, two of the world's most famous coastal drives. marvel at Slea Head and walk the beaches featured in Far & Away (Tom Cruise). A brilliant two night stay in Killarney - mountains, lakes, castles, national park, live music, Irish dancing, and unforgettable memories!!

Visit the mind-blowing 750ft high Cliffs of Moher (a lifetime highlight for many people) and the mystical 200 million year old Burren area - botanical and geological wonderland.

Enjoy the atmosphere of Gaelic Galway. This charming medieval town has been often voted Ireland's party capital.

We pass through the wild Connemara region, and visit the Museum of Country Life - part of the National Museum of Ireland. We then cross the border into Northern Ireland to continue our adventures!

We make our way to historic Derry. Included is the award winning historical and political walking tour of Derry. We also take a day to explore the Donegal mountains, and the beautiful Glenveagh national park.

Enjoy a coastal drive along the Antrim coast. Visit the Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge. Marvel at this world heritage site, said to built by the mighty giant Finn MacCoole!

We spend our last night in Belfast. We stay in the fashionable University District. You will have the option to take a "Black Taxi Tour", giving a great insight to those interested in the history of the Troubles. We will party the night away in Belfast's "Golden Mile." A wonderful climax to 9 days of non-stop, craic-filled happy days! Go raibh mile maith agat, a thousand thank yous...... Happy Days! The independent traveler wins again...

Accommodation options available
We offer two choices of accommodation on this tour. This allows everyone the chance to join our world-famous fun tours of Ireland while staying in the Accommodation type that best meets their needs and budget.

Backpacker: This is the best value level of accommodation, where you stay in hostels in shared dormitory style rooms, sharing with other tour members. Basic Breakfast is included. No single supplements!

Economy Private Rooms: This option stays in B&B’s, Apartments & Budget Hotels. Guests enjoy breakfast each morning, with a variety of Continental and full Irish Breakfasts. All private rooms are en-suite.

From May-October we also offer a hotel version of this tour - see our 9 day tour section for more details!

A Supplement price per room per night will apply when choosing single rooms.
  • Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Waterford Crystal - Waterford

    The tour begins this morning @ 9:00 in central Dublin. We'll leave the city behind and drive through rolling countryside to the Wicklow Mountains. Our first stop is the monastery ruins at Glendalough, the Valley of Two Lakes. This is an area of natural beauty and you'll have time at leisure to enjoy the local walks and trails and take some great photos of the ancient Celtic crosses and round towers. Afterwards, we'll continue to medieval Kilkenny with its cobbled streets and famous red ale. Potential sights to explore at leisure include the Castle, Cathedral, Abbeys and Churches all dating back to the Norman period following the invasion of the 12th Century. This afternoon we continue south to the Viking settlement of Waterford. Not far from Waterford Harbour on the south- east coast, Waterford City is a relaxing spot to spend the evening with some great pubs and seafood restaurants. Our day ends with a visit to the world famous Waterford Crystal factory. Stock up on fine cut glass at the outlet store or simply pause a while to watch the artisans at work.

  • Day 2: Waterford City - Blarney Castle - Ring Of Kerry Highlights - Tralee

    Our day begins with a scenic drive through Co. Waterford and a panoramic drive- through of Cork city. The highlight for many today is world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2 hours) visiting the Castle, with the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone (to receive the gift of eloquent speech also known as the gift of the gab). Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, you may also shop for souvenirs at Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch we'll continue on our journey to the Kingdom of Kerry, a journey that combines the best of the Ring of Kerry with its emerald pastures and villages highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and much more and overnight at the home of the Rose of Tralee

  • Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head

    This morning we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant trip around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, lunch in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. We complete our day with a visit to Ireland's longest beach at Inch, connecting Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry.

  • Day 4: Kerry - Cliffs of Moher & Burren - Doolin - Galway

    Leaving Tralee, we will make our way across the river Shannon to county Clare, the home of the Irish music. Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic way, visiting Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop before continuing onwards to explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Our journey takes us along the West Coast of Clare, and Galway Bay with fabulous vistas of the Aran Islands before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey one of Ireland's finest examples of the Island of Saints and Scholars. We overnight in Galway known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries, and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. Galway was also once home of Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer. here will will spend 2 nights.

  • Day 5: Galway - Cong - Westport - Galway

    After a great night in Galway, our first stop today is the charming village of Cong famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film the Quiet Man. The village is home to Ashford Castle a regular haunt for the rich and famous and wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off to Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara. We head on from here to leenaun and along the famine way and on to Westport for lunch. We return to Galway again for the night of fun and caric...!!!

  • Day 6: Galway - Sligo - Derry

    After a great two nights in Galway, we set off through parts of Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Here we are introduced to the Irish way of life that has existed in this rugged and beautiful part of country since 1800s. Our lunch stop today shall be Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. We watch some of Ireland's finest breakers roll against our Atlantic shores before heading off through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. This afternoon we'll visit the city of Derry. Enjoy a walking tour of Derry's walls (1613) and the well known Bogside district made famous by the 1972 massacre and U2 song "Bloody Sunday". Enjoy some time at leisure and maybe a pint in one of the local pubs. Tonight we stay in Derry for 2 nights.

  • Day 7: Derry - Giants Causeway - North Antrim Coast - Derry

    Today we cruise the beautiful North Antrim Coast to world famous Giant's Causeway. Its 37,000 basalt columns form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland and are featured in the Celtic legend of Fionn MacCool. Afterwards, we'll continue along the coastal route, with fantastic views of Whitepark Bay and through part of the Glens of Antrim . Overnight in Belfast.

  • Day 8: Derry - Belfast - Dublin

    We begin the day with a city tour of the highlights of Belfast including City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens and much more. Together we'll visit Titanic Belfast, a fascinating exhibit housed in the very docklands where this most famous ship was built and launched before her tragic maiden voyage. You will also have some time at leisure and many guests will take a Black Taxi tour (optional) of the political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republican from the Protestant Loyalist communities. Enjoy time for lunch and shopping downtown. We'll depart Belfast around 14:00 - 14:30 making a stop at Dublin Airport at 16:30 approx. and finish in Dublin at 17:00 approx.


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You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Select between Backpacker or Economy options. Backpacker includes a bed in a small to medium mixed youth hostel dorm. Economy includes a double, twin, triple or single room in a bed & breakfast accommodation.
  • 09:00am - Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin
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