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Irish Classic Tour (13 Days)

5.0 ⭐     14 customer reviews

Take in a beautiful route through the West with this tour, devoted to exploring and adventuring through the rugged green terrain of Ireland. Take in the hustle and bustle of big towns and cities like Dublin, before discovering the charm and culture of little villages and communities scattered throughout Donegal, Galway, Kerry and more. This tour is perfect for people with adventure in their hearts.

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM from your Dublin hotel. Embark on a panoramic tour of Dublin, taking in landmarks such as elegant Georgian townhouses, St. Stephen’s Green, and the River Liffey. Explore the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the city’s sole independent, family-owned distillery, housed in the former St James’s Church in the Liberties. Sample the whiskey and listen to tales dating back to the 12th century as you wander through this meticulously restored church. Conclude the day with a welcome drink with your group before having dinner on your own.

Explore Down Cathedral, where a massive boulder marks the historical burial site of St. Patrick. Delve into his life, work, and era at the adjacent St. Patrick Centre. Tour the Crumlin Road Gaol and gain insight into the experience of prison life across different ages. Conclude the day in central Belfast, offering a leisurely opportunity before dinner at your hotel.

Explore downtown Belfast to view Victorian architecture, the majestic City Hall in Donegall Square, and the historic shipyards where the RMS Titanic was constructed in 1912. Delve into the story of the ill-fated liner at Titanic Belfast, a museum located in the city where the ship was built. Later in the afternoon, accompany a local guide on a walking tour of Belfast before enjoying some leisure time on your own.

Travel north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, offering breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, and coastline in this picturesque region featured in "Game of Thrones." Pause for photo opportunities at the remnants of Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, a stunning geological formation with colossal hexagonal columns shaped by volcanic activity some 60 million years ago. In Derry, participate in a walking tour led by a local guide, exploring the defensive walls enveloping the compact old city. Conclude your day with a visit to the Walled City Brewery, an acclaimed venue exclusive to CIE Tours, for a dinner experience paired with a flight of their artisanal craft beers.

Embark on a journey through the rugged landscapes of Donegal, celebrated for its heathery hills, sheep, and the production of various tweeds crafted from their wool. Explore the art of handweaving at Triona Design in Ardara, a preferred shopping partner of GIT, where a demonstration awaits you. Move on to County Mayo, where a local guide will lead you on a walking tour of historic Westport, concluding with a visit to a local pub. Wrap up your day with dinner at your hotel.

Take in the scenic beauty of the pilgrimage mountain Croagh Patrick and make a stop in the picturesque town of Leenane. Observe skilled dogs herding sheep at a local farm and enjoy the view of Killary Harbour, Ireland's sole fjord. Upon returning to Westport, partake in a guided tour of Westport House, an 18th-century residence furnished with original items such as portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is yours to explore the vibrant town of Westport at your own pace.

Take advantage of leisure time to explore Galway, then proceed to the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, towering 700 feet above the Atlantic. Conclude your day with an evening spent at a medieval-style banquet in an authentic Irish castle.


Embark on a journey along the River Shannon into County Kerry. In Listowel, indulge in tea and scones at the family pub of the late, renowned playwright John B. Keane. Proceed along the Dingle Peninsula to Slea Head, where you can relish stunning scenic views of hills and coastline. After enjoying some free time in Dingle, continue your journey to Killarney.

Journey along a section of the Ring of Kerry, witnessing breathtaking mountain landscapes at Moll’s Gap and Ladies’ View on your route to Kenmare. Enjoy lunch and leisure time for exploration in Kenmare. Visit Moriarty’s in the Gap of Dunloe, a preferred shopping partner of CIE Tours. Experience a scenic, traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and the Kenmare Estate. Return to Killarney, where your evening is open for independent dining and perhaps a visit to a local pub featuring live music.

Explore Blarney Castle, where you can ascend the spiral staircase to kiss the renowned “Stone of Eloquence” or unwind in the beautiful gardens. Proceed to Dungarvan for an Irish coffee and traditional music at the Marine Bar, an exclusive venue with GIT. Move on to Waterford, where a local guide will take you on a leisurely walk around the historic old port city.

Observe the crafting of exquisite crystal creations at the House of Waterford Crystal, a preferred shopping partner with GIT. Explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, which played a role in transporting people to North America during the famine of the 1840s. Later, savor dinner and a captivating show at Taylors Three Rock.

Explore Dublin at your own pace with a day of independent exploration using the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Utilize your voucher to visit a preferred attraction of your choice, such as the Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Museum. Cap off your day with dinner at one of the diverse restaurants or inviting pubs that Dublin has to offer.

Your journey concludes following breakfast.



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  • Walled City Brewery
  • Westport House
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Marine Bar
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • John B. Keane’s Pub
  • Nine Glens of Antrim
  • St. Patrick’s Grave
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • Dublin: 4 nights
  • Belfast: 2 nights
  • Derry: 1 night
  • Westport: 2 nights
  • Galway: 1 night
  • Killarney: 2 nights
  • Waterford: 1 night
  • Full daily breakfast and numerous meals
  • An evening of Irish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

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Jordan Davis

March 13, 2021

"Hey, this is Jordan Davis from Chicago. The Irish Classic Big Group Tour was like a road trip with your best pals but with more castles. Big thanks to GoIrishTours for the laughs and amazing adventures!"

Emily Turner

March 27, 2019

"What's up, it's Emily Turner from Seattle. Just wrapped up the Irish Classic Big Group Tour, and it was a wild ride! From giant causeways to medieval banquets, GoIrishTours, you nailed it!"

Chris Rodriguez

June 12, 2019

”The Irish Classic Big Group Tour was epic! Dingle Peninsula, Westport, and the Cliffs of Moher – GoIrishTours knows how to throw a party. Highly recommend!"

Samantha Miller

June 12, 2019

“The Irish Classic Big Group Tour was straight-up magical! Belfast, Dingle, and all the in-between moments – thanks, GoIrishTours, for the good times!"

Jake Thompson

June 19, 2023

“Just got back from the Irish Classic Big Group Tour, and man, it was a rollercoaster of awesome! Shoutout to GoIrishTours for the craic and unforgettable memories!"