Important Dates

Conference Dates

27 – 30 May 2020

Registration Open

8 May 2019

Early Bird Registration

28 November 2019

Regular Registration

18 March 2020

Late Registration

26 May 2020

WEST TOUR

GALWAY, CLIFFS OF MOHER AND CONNEMARA

See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, stroll through the Burren, visit Connemara, and stay in the beautiful city of Galway in the West of Ireland!

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

This tour takes in the highlights of the rugged West of Ireland and the province of Connacht. Majestic in its beauty with stone walls, barren landscapes, and dramatic coastline this tour gives you an insight into the lives and hardships of Irish peasants historically. It is a true combination of castles, cliffs, coastline, and colorful villages providing the traveler with unrivaled opportunities to enjoy picture-postcard Ireland.

Short on time, yet high on energy and curiosity our 2 day West tour ticks all the boxes!!!

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Dublin – Connemara – Galway
Leave Dublin’s Paddy Palace at 08:00 and head straight through the spiritual beauty of the bogs of Allen in our midlands.
We continue our drive to the west where we shall enjoy a tour of Connemara taking in the sights of Cong, Lough Corrib, and the remote valleys of Connemara. Connemara is considered to be one of the most beautiful wildernesses in Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. Onward to Ireland’s cultural capital – Galway. After you have checked in, we recommend the free walking tour of Galway that will show you the city’s historic and cultural side. Galway is known for its pubs and clubs, join the locals for a fun night filled with traditional music and local delicatessens.

DAY 2:
Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Dublin

After a relaxing morning and a hearty breakfast, we will pick you up at 10 am from your accommodation and begin our day driving around marvelous Galway Bay, famed in song and story.

Our first stop is the fascinating lunar landscape of the Burren. This site is a true geological and botanical wonder, as it is the only place on Earth where Mediterranean, Artic and Alpine flora grow side by side. We continue our adventure and make a short photo stop at the majestic Corcomroe Abbey. Located in the north of the Burren region of County Clare, Corcomroe Abbey is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery. The abbey is noted for its detailed carvings and other rich ornamentation, which are not commonly found in structures from this period.

The Wild Atlantic Way takes us to Ireland’t number one site – Cliffs of Moher. Rising 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs give you a fantastic view of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. You will spend 1.5 h at this site of nature’s beauty.
We continue our drive and make a last photo stop at Bunratty Castle, 15th century tower house in County Clare, Ireland.

We return to Dublin at approximately 20:00 with memories that will truly last a lifetime as this past 2 days have been an inspiring insight to the beauty that is Ireland.

Backpacker option refers to hostel accommodation Economy option refers to B&B lodging
€149 €199

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

NORTHERN IRELAND

BELFAST AND GIANTS CAUSEWAY

See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, stroll through the Burren, visit Connemara, and stay in the beautiful city of Galway in the West of Ireland!

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

This tour takes in the highlights of the rugged West of Ireland and the province of Connacht. Majestic in its beauty with stone walls, barren landscapes, and dramatic coastline this tour gives you an insight into the lives and hardships of Irish peasants historically. It is a true combination of castles, cliffs, coastline, and colorful villages providing the traveler with unrivaled opportunities to enjoy picture-postcard Ireland.

Short on time, yet high on energy and curiosity our 2 day West tour ticks all the boxes!!!

ITINERARY

DAY 1:
Dublin – Belfast

Depart Dublin with your fantastic Irish Tour Guide and a host of other international travelers of all ages. We depart at 9 am from Paddys Palace (Dublin Central Hostel on Lower Gardiner Street)/ 9:10 am from O’Connell Street (in front of Savoy cinema)/ 9:20 am from Dublin Tourist Office on Suffolk street (the former church on the south side of town).

A wonderful tour lies ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new ‘Peace Highway’. The drive up will be broken up by some interesting and lovely little stops.

Our first stop are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks in the 9th century.

Arrive in lovely Belfast where we visit Belfast’s number 1 attraction – the Titanic Experience (entry included)! We take you on a fascinating journey back in time during which we get to experience Titanic’s story. From her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. With plenty of free time in Belfast city, we recommend the optional (£8.50) Black Taxi Tour which will take you on a political and historical journey of the city. You will visit the Falls and Shankill Roads, murals and the peace wall, learn the city’s troubled history and how Belfast overcame the troubles. This tour comes highly recommended by Lonely Planet.

Use the free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in Belfast bustling downtown area. Excellent shopping opportunities as the prices are much lower than Dublin! We also recommend a visit to the Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Queen’s University, and Belfast’s own leaning tower – Albert Clock.

We will overnight in Belfast’s historic city location, the University quarter with a vast array of bars, music venues and fantastic eateries to suit all budgets.

DAY 2:
Belfast – Causeway – Dublin

We depart Belfast 10 am, as your loyal Paddywagon coach comes up from Dublin to collect you at your accommodation and take you on another fantastic touring day!

We drive through the beautiful County Antrim that takes us to the North Coast of Ulster. Our first stop shall be the Dark Hedges, and the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and also known as the set of the popular TV series Game of Thrones. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience (optional/£5.60).This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge, build by salmon fishermen. You can even spot Rathlin Island (four miles off the coast), a huge bird-colony between ourselves and Scotland.

Since the 18th century The Giant’s Causeway has often been described as ‘The Eighth Wonder Of The World’ and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. The area consists of an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the great natural attractions of the world and many believe the Causeway was built by a giant Finn McCool. A brand new ultra-modern visitor center has opened and we include the entrance (worth £8). Visit to the center offers you their unique audio guides with earphones which tells the story of the rock formations as you stand on them.

After a magical site like the Giant’s Causeway it is hard to believe you can see something as exciting, however we will prove you wrong. Our final stop is Dunluce Castle which to this day still arouses curiosity. The ancestral home of the MacDonnell Clan is rumored to be haunted by spirits of the residents that died under mysterious circumstances. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the mere beauty of this spot before we head back to Dublin. On our way back we take a short refreshment stop. With a wealth of songs, stories, and memories we arrive back in Dublin approx 8:30 pm after the best 2 days you will ever experience touring!

Backpacker option refers to hostel accommodation Economy option refers to B&B lodging
€149 €199

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

WILD ATLANTIC WAY TOUR

BELFAST AND GIANTS

DAY 1:
Dublin – Cliffs of Moher – Dingle Peninsula

 

Meet your tour guide and fellow travellers at one of the central Dublin collection points this morning. You will enjoy a relaxing drive across the beautiful countryside with amazing views. Your tour guide will also ensure you have the best possible experience while on the road by telling stories and providing information you may be interested in. We will take a short stop for refreshments and then continue our drive towards the West Coast. You will enjoy a drive along the shores of Galway Bay with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. This coastal route is distinctive due to its gorgeous golden beaches and dolphins breaching off the shore. We will make our way to the Burren which is one of the most popular landscapes in Ireland. Famous for its Limestone Rock that stretches as far as the eye can see, reaching down to the sea shore.

 

Before we reach the Cliffs of Moher, we’ll pause for lunch in the small village of Doolin with continuous views of Doolin Harbour and the Aran Islands. We then arrive at the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, which is considered one of the world’s great natural attractions. Here you can enjoy breath-taking views, relaxing walks and take memorable photographs. Rising over 700ft in height, the cliffs are home to some of nature’s most majestic birds like gannets, puffins and many more. This afternoon, you will change bus and continue south towards the Kingdom of Kerry (day one of this tour departs Dublin with our Cliffs of Moher day tour & meets one of our multi- day tours). We will overnight on the Dingle Peninsula.

 

DAY 2:
Dingle Peninsula – Highlights of the Ring of Kerry – Killarney – Dublin

 

After a relaxing morning and a hearty breakfast, we depart the Dingle Peninsula and we make our way towards some highlights of the Ring of Kerry. These include Torc Waterfall, Moll’s Gap, Lakes of Killarney, Leprechaun Crossing and Killarney National Park before enjoying time at leisure in Killarney. Once we get to Killarney you can go on a horseback ride through the park if you are more adventurous and energetic, or you can go on a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park, both are optional. On our way back to Dublin we drive through the heritage town of Adare with its amazing Golden Vale, which are the finest agricultural land in Ireland. We expect to be back in Dublin by 19:00 approx.

 

Backpacker option refers to hostel accommodation Economy option refers to B&B lodging
€149 €199

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

SOUTH TOUR

CLIFFS OF MOHER AND BLARNEY

See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, wonder in the barren beauty of the Burren, and stroll through the grounds of Blarney Castle and stay overnight in Cork!

This tour is ideal for those who seek to visit Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Short on time but high on energy and curiosity, this tour is a great mix of rural villages, rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs, historic castles, rolling landscapes, and superb nightlife. Something for everyone…

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

DAY 1:
Dublin – Rock of Cashel – Blarney – Cork

We depart Dublin 8:00 am, and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood’s blockbuster movie Braveheart.

Our first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland’s most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Your entrance fee (EUR 7.00) is included in the price of this tour.

Our next stop is a 20 min drive away in Ireland’s second city, Cork. Here we have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch.

The afternoon is spent in Blarney where we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, the world’s largest Irish shop.

We return to Cork where we spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries, music and dance venues.

 

DAY 2:
Cork – Burren – Cliffs of Moher – Dublin

We start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. We stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John’s Castle. Next we head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of county of Clare. We are dazzled by beautiful beaches, golden sands and dolphins playing in the waves. We explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the Great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes.
Then it’s the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more.

Our last stop is Bunratty Castle, where we get an opportunity to take some photos of the castle before making our way back to Dublin and concluding a marvelous tour later in the evening (approx 7:30 pm).

 

Backpacker option refers to hostel accommodation Economy option refers to B&B lodging
€149 €199

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

KERRY TOUR

RING OF KERRY AND DINGLE

Known as the “Kingdom”, Kerry is one of the most breathtaking counties in Ireland. Join us on this two day adventure, travelling two of the most scenic drives in Ireland – the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. With ocean views, dramatic mountain ranges, panoramic islands, and ancient pagan forts the County of Kerry is truly the jewel in Ireland’s crown and the most visited county in Ireland for those seeking true natural beauty of our island. Overnight in Killarney, a charming town well known for its great welcome and lively nightlife.

 

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

DAY 1:
Dublin – Ring Kerry – Killarney

We depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland’s tidiest town. Next it’s off on our journey around the Ring of Kerry that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch we find ourselves in the homeland of Daniel O’Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. Our afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and much more. Overnight in Killarney, charming town knows for great Irish music, food, dancing and nightlife.

 

DAY 2:
Killarney – Dingle – Dublin

Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). We take a drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan’s Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle’s most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it’s off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland’s most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland’s famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it’s back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Our last stop is the famous Inch Beach, Ireland’s longest beach that stretches from Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry. We arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.

 

Backpacker option refers to hostel accommodation Economy option refers to B&B lodging
€149 €199

Price Includes ALL Accommodation, Entrance Fees & Breakfasts

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