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View of Slieve League Cliffs

Heart of Ireland Tour

6th-15th October 2024

A pint of Guinness on a table in an Irish bar

Exclusive Escorted Tour with Excursions

Tour dates: 6-15 October 2024

 

Group size: 8-24 guests

Physical activity: Moderate

From $2,699 USD

St Laurence Gate, Drogheda
Mc Daid's pub, Harry Street, Dublin City
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  • Low deposit

  • Optional instalments

Take a journey to the heart of Ireland with our unique Heart of Ireland Tour. Get off the beaten track and see the real Ireland. Explore historic gems like the gated town of Drogheda and the ancient heritage site of Newgrange. Explore the beautiful Dunsany Castle. Get lost in nature at the stunning Slieve League Cliffs, Glencar Waterfall, and Benbulbin Mountain. And what's a trip to Ireland without a visit to the oldest pub in the country, Seáns Bar? Join us for a tour you'll never forget.

What's included

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels

  • breakfast served daily

  • 3 dinners 

  • 6 sightseeing day tours

  • Expert Tour Director & local guides

Included highlights

  • Ancient Passage Tomb at Newgrange & Brú na Boínne Heritage Site

  • Visit the stunning Dunsany Castle

  • See the magnificent Slieve League Cliffs

  • Scenic trip to Achill Island, famous Irish filming location

  • Enjoy a pint in Ireland's Oldest Bar!

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Travel Day

Day 1:  
Board your overnight flight to Dublin

 

2 Nights in County Dublin
Day 2: Arrival in County Dublin

A Cead Míle Failte – ‘A thousand welcomes’ to Ireland!
Your tour director will welcome you at Dublin Airport.

Welcome dinner that evening at your Dublin hotel. 

Included meal: Welcome dinner


Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Boyne Valley

Visit the famous Bru na Boinne World Heritage site. Includes a visit to Newgrange (older than the pyramids, older than Stonehenge)

Battle of the Boyne Visitor centre. Famous site of the 1690 battle – one of the most significant battles in history.

Walk around the beautiful gardens and take in the panoramic view of the Boyne Valley

Included meal: Breakfast

** Evening option will be available

2 Nights in County Donegal 

Day 4:  Visit to Dunsany Castle

Visit the fascinating Anglo-Norman castle of Dunsany in County Meath. 

Continue on to Donegal to check in to your hotel.

Included meal: Breakfast

Day 5:  Spend the day in the historic town of Donegal or join us on excursion

Let us guide you through the spectacular sights of Donegal. From its rugged coastline to its verdant hills, we will take you to the most beautiful destinations in the region. And when the day is done, enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Donegal town.

An unforgettable experience of this enchanting part of Ireland.

Optional Excursion:

Slieve League, the highest coastal cliffs in Europe. A traditional fish and chips in the famous seaside town of Killybegs.

Included meal: Breakfast

2 Nights in County Sligo 

Day 6:  Glencar waterfall, Rosses Point & Creevykeel Megalithic Site

Get ready to discover the magic of Sligo, home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Ireland. From the awe-inspiring Glencar Waterfall to the historic Creevykeel Megalithic site, Sligo is a place that is sure to surprise and delight. Let us guide you through the hidden gems of this region and show you all the beauty it has to offer.

Included meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7:  Achill Island

  • Journey to the beautiful Achill Island, where much of the Irish film The Banshees of Inisherin was filmed. 

  • Visit Grace O'Malley Tower,  the home of the pirate queen which was built in 1429. 

  • Enjoy a night of Traditional Irish Music at your accommodation

Included meal: Breakfast


1 Night in County Westmeath 

Day 8:  Strokestown National Famine Museum & Seáns Bar

  • Let us guide you through this interactive and compelling museum, and take you back in time to one of the darkest periods of Irish history. You'll leave understanding and appreciating the resilience of the Irish people. Join us in exploring this hidden gem!

  • Visit Seáns Bar -Ireland's Oldest Bar

       Group farewell at the oldest pub in Ireland ‘Sean’s Bar’

Included meal: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 9: Departure Day

Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home

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Have some questions?

Request a no-obligation Q&A call with us.

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Accommodation

We handpick our hotels and guesthouses to ensure maximum comfort for all of our guests.

Accommodation will differ based on availability and tour type, but here are a selection of our accommodation partners we regularly use. 

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