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
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.
A single supplement is available to be purchased for this trip. Please check details with your travel consultant.
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.
Our Northern & Southern Ireland trips score an average of 4.56 out of 5 based on 27 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is the only way to go - small group travel with like minded people. You see and experience far more than you could alone and have delightful company along the way. No large groups/ tourist buses, good use of public transport with active fast moving itinerary - Intrepid is the perfect mix for the active independent traveller.
Review submitted 11 Jul 2018
To see all the beautiful sights in Ireland, be prepared for a lot of walking. Pack light, check the weather, especially for the warmer months as Ireland do not have common air conditioning. To save time, bring cash! Take extra days for Belfast and Dublin. Write down your itinerary.
Review submitted 11 Jul 2018