The Emerald Isle is truly a destination that inspires exploration. While the lively cities of Dublin, Galway and Belfast offer plenty of cosmopolitan diversion, there are dramatic coastlines, stunning scenery and friendly seaside villages beckoning just beyond. First order of business: choose your exploration style. For the more intrepid, or those comfortable with driving on the left side of the road, a self-drive tour will offer the most freedom and flexibility. For those who prefer being driven, an escorted bus tour or a chauffeur-driven tour may be the ideal option. And for those who enjoy traveling by train, a locally hosted rail tour of Ireland may be just the ticket.
Locally hosted rail tours include hotel accommodations, train transportation between cities, a hearty Irish breakfast daily, and not-to-be-missed excursions like a visit to the Ring of Kerry or the Cliffs of Moher. Wherever the train is not a viable mode of transport, private car transfers are included. The itineraries are pre-set, but also flexible and can be customized to your preferences. And, you have access to 24/7 support of local hosts who will greet you in each city and provide insider tips.
Explore Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Shannon in 8 days, with excursions to Blarney Castle and the Ring of Kerry included. Or head north from Dublin on an 8-day adventure to Belfast, Londonderry and the Giant’s Causeway. Prices start at $1740 per person.
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Photo: Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland
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