Save Up to $400 Per Couple on 2022 Coach Tours with Royal Irish Tours
Price: $3,899 CAD per person
(land only, based on double occupancy and includes all taxes & fees)
Savings: $200 per person when you book and deposit by April 30, 2021
Departure Dates: April 12 or April 19, 2022
Photo: Visit Belfast City Hall, a 2-minute walk from your centrally located hotel
- Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 14-nights accommodation in first class hotels, full Irish breakfast daily
- 7-table d'hote evening meals in hotels
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Visit the top voted tourist attraction in Europe - Titanic Experience in Belfast
- Dinner and entertainment at Quill's farmhouse, Muckross Park
- Farewell dinner and entertainment in Dublin
- Admissions to: Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway Centre, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Cahir Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kissane Sheep Farm, Irish National Stud & Gardens
- Walking tour of Derry City
- Jaunting car ride through Killarney
- Baggage handling charges
Photo: Map of Shamrock Royal Itinerary
Shamrock Royal Itinerary:
Day 1: Joining Day
Today is leisurely as we all gather in our hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea in north County Dublin. If you have purchased our Air & Land package you are transferred from the airport to the hotel. Enjoy a predinner drink and an introduction to your travelling companions before an early dinner.
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Dublin
Day 2: St. Patrick's Country
Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones is filmed and take the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique cultural experience.
Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Photo: Enjoy the scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way
Day 3: Belfast City Hall & Titanic Quarter
A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909, followed by a tour at the Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe's top visitor attraction. The evening is free to explore the Northern capital on your own.
Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Day 4: Giant's Causeway & Derry
This morning we drive north along the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway. We then continue on to Derry (Londonderry), where a local guide will tell the ‘Story of Derry’ on a walking tour of this historic walled city.
Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Co. Donegal
Day 5: Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
We visit Belleek, home of the world famous porcelain factory. We then enter the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats via Drumcliffe where he is buried and other sites in Sligo associated with the life of the poet, before continuing to Westport.
Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Day 6: Connemara
Connemara remains one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland. A drive around Murrisk Peninsula brings us to Delphi and Killary Harbour. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the shores of Kylemore Lough. Some free time this afternoon to discover the charm of Westport.
Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Day 7: Galway City & Cliffs of Moher
Enroute to Galway this morning we will pass thru’ the village of Cong location for the classic film ‘The Quiet Man’. Some time in Galway City before driving along the southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing the Burren region and viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. An optional Medieval Banquet at Knappogue Castle is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Radisson Blu, Limerick
Day 8: Limerick & Adare
After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken before travelling to Adare and then arriving in the beautiful town of Killarney.
Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
Day 9: Dingle Peninsula
This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride thru' Killarney National Park. We will visit the fishing port of Dingle and view the Blasket Islands as we round Slea Head. Enjoy views of the Lakes before returning to Killarney.
Dinner*/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
Photo: Travel back in time with a jaunting ride through Killarney National Park
Day 10: Kenmare & Killarney
We take the short drive to the heritage town of Kenmare this morning. We then travel the Ring of Kerry road back into Killarney thru’ Moll’s Gap where we visit a traditional working sheep farm. Later this evening you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment.
Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
Day 11: Blarney & Tipperary
Leaving Kerry we travel east to Blarney Castle (optional). We head to Tipperary and visit Cahir Castle and the town of Cashel, before arriving in medieval Kilkenny.
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Photo: Get the 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle
Day 12: Waterford & Kilkenny
Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. Next, onto Waterford for some free time to explore the Medieval town. You can visit the Viking Museums or the famous Crystal factory (optional).
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Day 13: Curragh of Kildare
This morning we travel through the Curragh of Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud. You also visit the Horse Museum and the Japanese Gardens. A panoramic tour of Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your city hotel. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Day 14: Dublin's 'Fair City'
The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with some lively Irish entertainment.
Dinner/Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Day 15: Tour Ends
Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel.