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Dublin and Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast Tour

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Be a part of  a small group of 8-14 travelers on a delightful visit to Dublin and a ramble through the small cities and towns of Ireland's wild Atlantic Coast.  Forget those big bus Ireland tours, get the real Irish experience on this small group tour.  We get out into the countryside, staying in charming B&B's, guest houses, and lodges full of Irish spirit and friendliness.

Dublin:  Enjoy professionally guided walks of Dublin.  We make sure to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and the Book of Kells.  There is always time to raise a pint at the Guinness Storehouse.   Our guide is a local Dubliner and no doubt will take us to his favorite neighborhoods, markets, and friendly meeting spots. It's a great start to this Ireland tour with smartly planned programmed activities as well as plenty of free time to explore on your own. 

The Wild Atlantic Coast:  The only way to see the true beauty of Ireland is to go to those remote places the big bus tours cannot get to.  We travel there and stay at the small but elegant family-owned inns and hotels for the full Irish treatment.  Among the many places we visit are the Beara Peninsuala, Blarney Castle, Cork County, Bullig Bay, Ring of Kerry, Ladies View, Slea Head, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, Dunguaire Castle, and just about any place you want to pull over in the countryside to take a picture.

What's Included?
  • 4 nights in Dublin  1 night Gougane Barra (West Cork), 1 night Kenmare or Killarney, 2 nights Dingle, 1 night County Clare, 2 nights Galway, and a final night at the Dublin Airport.  Travelers may stay in Dublin on the last night of the trip at an additional $100 per room charge.  Hearty Irish breakfast is included.  
  • Walking tours of Dublin.  Guinness Store House experience.  Tours and admissions on itinerary except where noted.  Whiskey tasting at Tullamore Dew.  Dinner at Gougane Barra Hotel. 
  • Professional guide services.  A tour leader is with the group 24/7. We use a luxury van to travel about the Wild Atlantic Coast.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 8-14 friendly travelers.  Forget those big bus tours.  We get to the intimate places most other people never see on a trip to Ireland.
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • Everyone loves the hotels on this trip.  From authentic Irish guest houses to fine hotels, you'll feel at home and like one of the family.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
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Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Dublin.  Airfare is not included.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Hotel: In Dublin, we stay at a "Small Luxury Hotel of the World", the Brooks Hotel.   In West Cork it is the Gougane Barra Hotel.  Nothing says Ireland like the Landsdowne Arms Hotel in Kenmare or the 5-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney.  Benner's is the finest hotel in Dingle. On the final night of the tour we include a night's stay at the Dublin airport hotel or travelers have the option of staying in the center of Dublin. On the sea in County Clare it is the luxury guesthouse Spanish Point House. The House Hotel has the perfect location in Galway.  Additional nights in Dublin available upon request.

2022/2023 Tour Dates and Pricing

2022 Dates and Prices

  • Starts in Dublin on August 15, 2022 and ends in Dublin on August 27, 2022.   One place available. 
  • Cost is $3899 per person double occupancy.  Have your own room for only $699 more. 

2023 Dates and Prices

  • Starts in Dublin on Monday, May 1, 2023.  Ends in Dublin on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
  • Cost is $3999 per person double occupancy.  Have your own room for only $799 more. 
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