Encounter folklore and fairy tales as you explore Ireland's breathtaking coastline and ancient cities.
Keep an eye out for elves and fairies as you journey over the green plains of Ireland. Visit medieval castles and ancient sites filled with folklore and whimsy. Take in the views of Ireland's rugged coastline, including the famous Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and the Giant's Causeway. Don't forget to enjoy a pint of Guinness and some live music in one of Dublin's pubs.
Walk through the unspoilt natural wonders of the Ring of Kerry
Scramble about the clustered pillars of Giant's Causeway
Explore the rugged coastline of the Aran Islands
Stroll through Belfast's city centre and learn about recent historical events
Revel in Dublin's energetic nightlife
As there are cobblestones in many Irish towns and cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags or cases at home and bring a backpack instead.
Ireland can be cold at night throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, coat and anything else that you think may be applicable.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge (some exceptions may apply). Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe can seem small by Australian or American standards, and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart.
This trip is quite fast paced to make the most of your time in Ireland. We will take you on regular orientation walks, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2018
This trip will change direction and will start in Belfast before continuing on to the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. The trip will end in Dublin and will be reduced from 9 days to 8 days.
A single supplement is available to be purchased for this trip. Please check details with your travel consultant.
Our Northern & Southern Ireland trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is great for those who enjoy traveling humbly, and who care about the environment and supporting the local economy of their destination. My #1 tip is to PACK LIGHT! You don't want to be that person lugging around their heavy suitcase when everyone else only has a backpack.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2017
A whirlwind tour of Ireland which covers a lot of ground and gives you a taste of the natural beauty north and south. Be prepared for lots of transit, bring your rain coat, and enjoy all the pubs along the way.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2017