Ireland The Emerald Isle

Save up to 75% across the globe
ends on 26 Sep 2018
This tour is operated by
Ireland The Emerald Isle  - Back-Roads Touring
Ireland The Emerald Isle - Back-Roads Touring
4 reviews


  • 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
Max Group Size
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
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.

4 Reviews

Rather Poor
Write a review
  • A
    Written on September 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Some boutique accommodation. A lot in a short time.
    Show detailed ratings

  • J
    Written on September 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We are nearing the end of our "magical mystery tour" of Ireland and to date have enjoyed the experience, scenery and accommodation. The guide and driver have been exceptional. The two disappointments have been the famine village which was poorly displayed and the guide was boring. Tonight's accommodation in Blarney is awful as the party is not scheduled to finish until 12.30 am. The 2 guests from our group who could not be accommodated here have had a blessing in disguise as we cannot be moved to somewhere quieter to get a decent sleep. Our room is just above the DJ and the strobe lights cannot be blocked out by the curtains. Such a pity to finish our experience in this way, after all, this venue had been booked a year in advance.
    Show detailed ratings

  • 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
    Show detailed ratings

  • 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.
    Show detailed ratings


Download PDF Brochure
  1. Introduction
  2. Expand all
  1. Day 1: Dublin – Belfast
  2. Day 2: Belfast – Londonderry
  3. Day 3: Londonderry – North Irish Coast – Londonderry
  4. Day 4: Londonderry – Ballyfarnon
  5. Day 5: Ballyfarnon – Connemara – Galway
  6. Day 6: Galway
  7. Day 7: Galway – The Burren – Dingle
  8. Day 8: Dingle Peninsula
  9. Day 9: Dingle – Kenmare – Blarney
  10. Day 10: Blarney – Kinsale – Blarney
  11. Day 11: Blarney – Tipperary – Kilkenny
  12. Day 12: Kilkenny – Avoca – Dublin

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Additional Services

Download PDF Brochure


  • Small Group Tours of Europe & the UK
  • The Road Less Travelled
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Small Group Tours of Europe & the UK

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the tour price, however we are happy to assist with booking your transfers. Please contact our Travel Experts to arrange this once you have a confirmed booking.

    • When and where does the tour end

      The tour ends at the Dylan Hotel in Dublin at 5:30 pm. Please note that the arrival and departure points are subject to change until your final tour documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The tour starts at the Dylan Hotel in Dublin at 8:30 am. This is where you will meet the group for a full day of sightseeing before heading to Belfast.

    Ask a question

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Gregory6th September 2018
      Response within hours which was great considering our time difference. Tour choice was incredible, obviously an experienced team



    Ireland The Emerald Isle


    Monthly price comparison

    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go


    Pound sterling
    Northern Ireland

    Plugs & Adapters

    Ireland and Northern Ireland


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    Start and end in Dublin.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Back-Roads Touring to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 22 November 2018 the full payment of $3,456 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3456 for Ireland The Emerald Isle , but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Back-Roads Touring : Visa - Master Card - American Express


    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)
    Show all destinations

    Why book with TourRadar

    Best Price Guarantee
    If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $3,456 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
    Safely book online
    All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
    9,842 tours in Europe
    covered by 254 different operators in Europe
    No Cancellation Fee
    TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date.
    3 Genuine Reviews
    All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Ireland The Emerald Isle