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Irish Explorer - 7 days

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Irish Explorer - 7 days - Expat Explore Travel
Irish Explorer - 7 days - Expat Explore Travel
Excellent
32 reviews
Starts
Dublin
+12 Destinations
Southern Ireland
Ends
Dublin
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Highlights

  • Uncover Dublin’s extraordinary history
  • Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Explore the bohemian city of Galway
  • Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Dublin! With the in-depth cultural tour Irish Explorer - 7 days, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 12 other destinations in Europe. Irish Explorer - 7 days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

32 Reviews

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Good
22%
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  • CH
    Written on September 17, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was efficiently organised by Expat, with special accolades to Kerry for her 'on tour' organisation. The accommodation varied considerably from what I would call a 2 star hotel at Galway to a 4 star at Blanchardstown. I know the Imperial Hotel at Galway is very conveniently located, but is an inferior hotel in all ways and I have written an honest, somewhat scathing review on TripAdvisor. I know others felt similarly.The other unmentioned hotels were satisfactory. Included meals were very good. The itinerary was tight and tiring with so much bus travel. However it was what it was - a taster for Ireland. The coach was very good, driver Martin was excellent and his experience showed. He was very friendly, polite and helpful at all times. Tour guide Kerry was efficient and super organised. Her understanding of the area showed in her explanations and directions. There was no talking about herself (as we've had on another recent tour) and she made the whole trip interesting. The only thing I might say is that Kerry, although friendly, was not skilled in one to one conversations and not prepared to give as much time as she could to individuals. She always seemed to be keen to get away. She also didn't have meals or socialise with the group (as far as we could see) so this limited her personal contact with people. A small criticism, but one which stood out to us. Still one of the best organised guides we've had. Would I recommend this tour to others? Better for younger people, not us older ones. Not overly strenuous activity, but a long time on the coach and long days.
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  • JG
    Written on September 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very good. A lot to cover so on the road a lot, accomodation good, breakfast boxes could be improved Overall value for money
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  • MB
    Written on August 1, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    It was great to get an early start. We enjoyed the sights around Ireland.
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  • MA
    Written on July 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It would have been nice to be introduced to one another. Some type of ice breaker. Something simple like your name, where from, why Ireland. But nothing was suggested or offered to let us get to know anyone but her and our driver. She was very strict, which was appreciated as we were often the first tour buses at destinations. The driver was fantastic.
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  • Irish Explorer - 7 days reviewer 5
    Written on July 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    What a great experience and way to see Ireland for the first time. Kerry was an excellent tour guide great personality, interacted well with everyone. Our driver Peadar was also great telling stories about Irish history and entertaining us with song. Would recommend this tour 100%.
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  • Irish Explorer - 7 days reviewer 6
    Written on June 19, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very good overview of Ireland.
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  • SW
    Written on June 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved our guide and driver, very knowledgeable and helpful. The itinerary covered so much of the beautiful country of Ireland so that in a short time we have a good overview of this beautiful place. Hotels were very good, wish there were elevators or porters to help with luggage but overall very nice.
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  • Irish Explorer - 7 days reviewer 8
    Written on June 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Ring of Kerry day was the highlight
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  • SO
    Written on June 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We were fortunate to have a lovely group of people, age 9 to age 70-something. The people were from all over the world including South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Germany and the U.S. Our tour guide, Kerry, was very knowledgeable and always kept us updated of the places we were going next, plans for the following day and things we might want to bring along, etc.
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  • A
    Written on May 31, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The bus driver, Mr. O'Brien, was an excellent driver and went out of his way to accommodate us and offer assistance getting on and off the bus and unloading our luggage. Kerry, our tour guide, was delightful, organized and was a fantastic leader, making sure everyone knew the plans for each day and for the following day. She frequently reminded the group of the departure times and where the bus would be parked, so no one would be left behind. The Travel Lodge for our first and last night was less then ideal and the food at that hotel was not that great either.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Dublin
  2. Day 2: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Derry/Londonderry
  3. Day 3: Derry/Londonderry - Galway
  4. Day 4: Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - Killarney
  5. Day 5: Ring of Kerry
  6. Day 6: Blarney Castle - Dublin
  7. Day 7: End of Tour

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Questions & Answers

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    • How much time is spent on the bus each day?

      Passengers will spend 3-5 hours on the bus each day, depending on the distance between cities and stops.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour concludes after breakfast at 10 am at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin (The hotel is subject to change until your booking is finalised). Don’t forget to swap details with your fellow travellers before your onward journey home!

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is an arrivals day so you can arrive at any time at Red Cow Moran Hotel (subject to change), however, your tour guide will be at the hotel between 2 pm and 5 pm on the first day of the tour to help you with check-in. If you arrive early, the tour operator recommends taking a walk around the city centre, and as Dublin is a relatively compact city, you can easily explore the history and culture on foot!

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,073 km.
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 140 km
    • Belfast (Ireland)
    • 99 km
    • Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
    • 223 km
    • Galway (Ireland)
    • 41 km
    • Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
    • 51 km
    • Bunratty (Ireland)
    • 13 km
    • Limerick (Ireland)
    • 16 km
    • Adare (Ireland)
    • 119 km
    • Caherciveen (Ireland)
    • 44 km
    • Kenmare (Ireland)
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