Northern & Southern Ireland

8 Days | Rugged coastline and charming pubs – Irish style

4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
AUD $4,275
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The northern nooks and the regal Republic – see it all on an eight-day adventure on both sides of the Irish border. Travel past green pastures, stunning lakes, striking cliff faces and, in the evening, head straight to the pub for a Guinness (or two). Visit medieval castles and ancient sites filled with folklore and whimsy, and marvel at the views of Ireland's rugged coastline, including the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and the Giant's Causeway. Hitting the cities of Belfast and Dublin, don't forget to gather your travel crew together for some pub grub and live music to cap off a tour that hits all the hotspots of Ireland. ‘To be sure?’, you say? Why yes, we’re sure.

Trip overview

Map of Northern & Southern Ireland including Ireland and United Kingdom
Belfast, United Kingdom
Dublin, Ireland
Ireland, United Kingdom
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 33.86 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Walk through Ireland’s unspoilt natural wonders of the Rings of Kerry and see shepherds in action, with a sheep farm visit and herding demonstration for your small group.
  • Scramble about the clustered pillars of Giant's Causeway and decide for yourself if it’s a natural phenomenon, or the work of giants, as legends may say.
  • Explore the rugged coastline of the Aran Islands, with time to explore ruins and remains from the Bronze and Iron Age with your local leader.
  • Stroll through Belfast's city centre and learn about recent historical events brought to life in their monuments and buildings – one most notably being the story of the Titanic.
  • Revel in Dublin's energetic nightlife – it’ll feel like there’s a pub on nearly every corner, and its creative neighbourhoods are teeming with hip bars and eateries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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, waterproof clothes/umbrella 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. Please remember that on this trip you don't have a lot of time in Belfast and Dublin at the start and the end of the trip respectively, so if you're keen to explore these spectacular cities in depth we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip and/or extend your stay at the end.


Map of Northern & Southern Ireland including Ireland and United Kingdom



7 breakfasts


Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Ferry


Hotel (5 nights), Hostel (2 nights)

  • Giant's Causeway - Day Trip
  • Aran Islands - Guided Day Trip by Ferry
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Killarney - Ring of Kerry Day Trip
  • Killarney - Sheep Dog Trials (seasonal)
  • Cork - leader led city tour
Add on activities
  • Belfast - SS Nomadic Museum - GBP7
  • Belfast - Botanical Gardens - Free
  • Belfast - Ulster Museum - Free
  • Belfast - Titanic Museum - GBP19
  • Belfast - Black Cab Tour - GBP50
  • Belfast - History of Terror Guided Tour - GBP18
  • Galway - Cathedral - Free
  • Killarney - Ross Castle - EUR5
  • Dublin - St Patrick Cathedral - EUR8
  • Dublin - Guinness Storehouse - EUR25

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability.  Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.  
2. You don't have a lot of time in Belfast and Dublin at the start and the end of the trip respectively, so if you're keen to explore these spectacular cities in depth we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip and/or extend your stay at the end.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Anita · Traveled August 2023
Very well organized, busy trip. We got to see so much more than is listed and learned a lot about Irish history. Nick was a great leader and so much fun!
Review submitted 04 Sep 2023

Christopher · Traveled August 2023
This trip was very enjoyable primarily due to our tour guide and the people we met along the way. This tour is good for those looking for physical activity (a lot of walking, inclines and steps). If you're looking for a turnkey trip, this isn't for you.
Review submitted 20 Aug 2023

Martin · Traveled June 2023
I have done around 10 trips with Intrepid and have never been disappointed. The safety of the group is a great consideration and have experienced no issues within the differing make up and age of the members. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the world from a local perspective to travel with Intrepid.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2023

Erin · Traveled January 2023
The best bit about my trip was the tickling.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2023

Sarah · Traveled January 2023
The tickling was definitely a standout experience.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2023
Northern & Southern Ireland
AUD $4,275