Ireland The Emerald Isle

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Ireland The Emerald Isle  - Back-Roads Touring
Ireland The Emerald Isle - Back-Roads Touring
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  • Have lunch at historic private country house, Ballyscullion Park
  • Drive along Ireland’s back roads
  • Enjoy a traditional Irish evening sipping whiskies and a pint of Guinness
  • Experience legendary Giant’s Causeway and Belfast’s Titanic Quarter
Age range
40 to 90 year olds
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Start and end in Dublin! With the in-depth cultural tour Ireland The Emerald Isle , you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 13 other destinations in Europe. Ireland The Emerald Isle is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • AO
    Written on September 14, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    Was bitterly disappointed after paying extra money because I believed the brochure that it would be leisurely was so wrong, yes didn't leave on average till 9.00am but didn't get to hotel till,6.30 had to met in bar at 7pm in dining room 7.30 got meal about 8.15pm if lucky finished 9.30. going to bed on a full stomach. We were driving quite a few times for 2 1/2 hours which is not good for the bladder. I mentioned to the tour guide why the long days reply it's only for the first couple days well that lasted for 10days. Whenever how long a journey would be oooh not long just down the road, well 1-2hrs later we arrived at our destination. Never again will I do a back roads tour or recomend it, tour guide needs to learn his measurements a hundred metres is not three or four, asked how long a walking tour would be he said less than an hour well it was over an hour and a half.. I'll stop now but could go on
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  • RM
    Written on April 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just loved my 12 day tour of Ireland. Great balance of history, culture and good times. The tour guide was fabulous.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Dublin – Belfast
  • Day 3: Londonderry – North Irish Coast – Londonderry
  • Day 4: Londonderry – Ballyfarnon
  • Day 5: Ballyfarnon – Connemara – Galway
  • Day 6: Galway
  • Day 7: Galway – The Burren – Dingle
  • Day 8: Dingle Peninsula
  • Day 9: Dingle – Kenmare – Blarney
  • Day 10: Blarney – Kinsale – Blarney
  • Day 11: Blarney – Tipperary – Kilkenny
  • Day 12: Kilkenny – Avoca – Dublin

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Small Group Tours of Europe & the UK
  • The Road Less Travelled
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • September 1, 2016

    How is the accommodation booked?

    The accommodation for this tour is already included in the price of the tour and pre-booked for you.

  • September 1, 2016

    Can you provide any information on the accommodation?

    Generally, the tour operator uses a 3-star / 4-star standard of accommodation ranging from country inns to town centre hotels and the occasional castle! Rather than going by the official grading (based solely on facilities rather than the standard), they base thier choices on quality. In all properties the rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

    Many of the traditional properties used are in historic buildings which have been converted to hotels from the original function, rather than purpose built hotels.

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    Start and end in Dublin.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Back-Roads Touring booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 January 2018 the full payment of $3,389 is necessary.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,234 km.
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 140 km
    • Belfast (Ireland)
    • 99 km
    • Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
    • 64 km
    • Donegal (Ireland)
    • 64 km
    • Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
    • 118 km
    • Ballyfarnon (Ireland)
    • 125 km
    • Connemara National Park (Ireland)
    • 62 km
    • Galway (Ireland)
    • 150 km
    • Dingle (Ireland)
    • 55 km
    • Kenmare (Ireland)
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