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 4.38 out of 5 based on 16 reviews in the last year.
Ireland is truly a beautiful country with diverse landscapes. Most of our travel consisted by private bus and 1 day hike at the Aran Islands. We had opportunities to walk around villages/towns, which was nice. Food is good and serve large portions at pubs/restaurants. Tips are layering is the key, comfortable shoes and hat. If your from the sates, know your conversion of Fahrenheit to Celsius and Km to Miles if you desire. Oh and their street signs are on the sides of buidlings. This is a fast paced trip, but we saw and did a lot. Overall, our group had a great time!
Review submitted 23 May 2018
This trip was enjoyable and is great for first timers, with the included tours going to some of Ireland's really beautiful areas. An additional day in Belfast would provide time to see some of the city's sights. Casual clothes and walking shoes a must for this one!
Review submitted 18 Sep 2017