Entdeckungsreise Rund um Irland
11 Tage Tour

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Cross between borders and myths as you weave through the Emerald Isle’s stunning terrain on this comprehensive tour.

Tour map

Highlights

Ferry
Abbeys
Gaelic Culture
Mountains
Beaches
Castles
Prehistoric Sites
Distilleries

Places you'll explore


The City of Belfast - A city steeped in the history and heartaches of Ireland.

The Titanic Quarter - See the regenerated waterfront where the Titanic was constructed and explore the tragic histories of the people who built it.

Giant's Causeway - Feel the power of Irish giants in the unique and breathtaking coastal formations of the Causeway.

Portrush - Relax in this small but charming coastal resort town.

Derry - Enter the only completely walled city in Ireland and the British Isles where markets, spires and museums await within.

Donegal - Venture into this land of castles, rugged coasts and thick forest, where Gaelic culture is writ large and proud.

County Mayo - Explore the typical Irish scenery and magnificent wildlife of this land with a tragic past.

Westport - Sweep past Atlantic views and across verdant soil around this pretty bay front village.

Cong - This scenic town in the heart of Connemara has the beauty of its ancient abbey, as well as more modern strains of culture within the “Quiet Man” Museum.

Kylemore Abbey - A refuge for Benedictine nuns fleeing World War 1, this incredible neo-gothic building is steeped in the scars and bravery of world history.

Connemara National Park - Stunning vistas and superb wildlife abound within this famously serene park.

Clifden - The “Capital of Connemara”, this historically significant site is where the first transatlantic flight landed.

The Sky Road - 11km of heaven, you’ll see the Ireland only usually glimpsed on postcards and travel blogs. Visually arresting landscapes offer views that will fill your senses.

The Twelve Bens - The towering peaks of twelve mountains above a rare bog habitat and pristine lakes, this is a dramatic area that always teems with wildlife.

Galway Town - Stone clad buildings line the winding lanes and medieval walls of this ancient harbour city, all accompanied by the strains of traditional music pouring from cosy pubs.

Cliffs of Moher - Behold an awe-inspiring 700ft drop to the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Burren - A true treasure of Ireland: beautiful and mysterious in equal measure. This national park is home to some of the nation’s most profound spiritual and natural culture.

Dingle Peninsula - Glorious beaches merge with traditional Irish scenery in this land of Gaelic mystery and towering forts.

Ring of Kerry - Travel over 100 miles of beauty and intrigue, with something for all the senses along this classic tour route.

Torc Waterfall - Learn of the ancient curse that formed this waterfall and its inimitable cascade.

Blarney Castle - Kiss the famed Blarney Stone amidst the walls of this impressive medieval stronghold.

Kilkenny - Survey the dominant and unmistakeable three walled castle whilst roaming its splendid grounds and market town.


Your journey


Ireland has more myths and legends than you’d dare to believe. It has more gorgeous coastlines and majestic mountains than your camera could capture. And there’s enough lively bars to satisfy even the most dedicated of partygoers.

So join this tour and explore all of it on our most comprehensive tour.

You’ll delve into the tragic history of the Titanic, follow in the footsteps of giants, and get to know local Irish pub life.

Experience the richness of Ireland’s culture from North to South with this complete 11 day tour of the Emerald Isle.


Reisedetails

Abfahrt
09:00 - Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin
Rückkehr
18:30
Luggage
Auf unseren Touren sind Sie auf 14kg Gepäck pro Person beschränkt. Dies sollte ein Gepäckstück sein, das einem Handgepäck einer Fluggesellschaft ähnelt (etwa 55 x 45 x 25 cm) und eine kleine Tasche für persönliche Gegenstände an Bord.
Discounts

Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre und Kinder von 5 bis 15 Jahren

Important information
  • Packen Sie Ihre wasserdichte Kleidung und Wanderschuhe
Tour inclusions
  • Alle Fähren und Brückenkreuzungen
  • Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's
  • Standardmäβige automatische Klimatisierung im Bus
  • Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen
Tour exclusions
  • Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktione
  • Unterkunft

Route

Day 1

  • Explore historic Belfast with an insightful city tour
  • Learn about the tragic history of the world’s most famous maritime disaster in the museums and attractions of the Titanic Quarter
  • Wander the glens and coast at Antrim, an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the superb Scottish coast
  • Walk where giants fought and changed the earth at the unique and stunning Giant’s Causeway

Departing Dublin, you head north to Belfast, a city famed for its industrial heritage and turbulent past. You take a short city tour which covers the capital’s triumphs, tragedies and soul.

You then have time for lunch and exploring in the Titanic Quarter, a regenerated hub where the famous liner was built and launched in 1911. Here you can visit the award winning Titanic museum, board the HMS Caroline or take a black cab tour of the city.

Leaving bustling Belfast behind, you travel through the phenomenal scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Moving along the winding roads from Ballycastle, you enter the awe inspiring setting of the Giant’s Causeway, a place where history and myth collide spectacularly with raw geological power. Waving farewell to the giant’s steps, you head to Portrush, a charming fishing village and your home for the night.

Day 2

  • Marvel at the 17th walled city of Derry, with its famous seven gates and bustling markets
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient Gaelic culture of Donegal as you pass through its rugged mountains
  • Experience the haunting beauty of the remote Glenveagh National Park

You head to Derry, the fabulous 17th-century walled city that boasts seven ornate gates. Derry was designated as UK City of Culture in 2013, and you get time to explore its museums, galleries and excellent markets.

From here, you head to County Donegal, which boasts stunning scenery and a strong Gaelic heritage. You then head into the picturesque Glenveagh National Park and past the soaring peak of Mount Errigal, before traveling through the traditional fishing villages of the area. Along the way there will be plenty time for walks, photos and soaking up the local culture before arriving at your overnight stop in Donegal.

Day 3

  • Wander amongst the ancient standing stones of Carrowmore
  • Explore the bogs and misty moors of County Mayo
  • Gaze in awe at the magnificent sea cliffs of Achill Island

In the morning, you pass south along the coast near Donegal and into County Sligo. This area is home to the burial site of famed poet WB Yeats, and dramatic views of the gorgeous mountain, Benbulben.

Outside Sligo Town lies Carrowmore, where you have the chance to visit the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland, some of which date back over 6000 years.

Moving westwards, you enter County Mayo, an area ravaged by the Great Potato Famine. Winding roads curve through the picturesque farmlands, bogs and open moors, offering views of distant hills and the Atlantic coast, where you’ll visit the dramatic Achill Island. Here you have time to savour the steeply rugged sea and peaceful beaut. From here it is a short drive to Westport – your base for the next two nights.

Day 4

  • Explore the Connemara National Park’s verdant marshes and incredible historical sites
  • Stroll through the superb grounds at Kylemore Abbey
  • Roam Clifden, site of the first transatlantic flight landing, and home to a delightful castle
  • Be enchanted by the seemingly infinite blend of earth and sunset on the Sky Road
  • Prepare to be stunned by the legendary Twelve Bens, the famous jagged mountain range of Connemara.

Westport and the Connemara National Park are the areas you explore today.The itinerary is flexible today and your guide will ensure you take the route that best suits the weather .

Your options include the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara National Park, Clifden (the first transatlantic flight landed here), the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara.

After an incredible day of exploration you return back to Westport, where you can dine on the delicious local seafood in the town’s top notch restaurants.

Day 5

  • Gaze into the past at the iconic 7th century ruins of Cong Abbey
  • Walk the iconic locations of “The Quiet Man” on the scenic shores of Lough Corrib
  • Enjoy the culture, sea views, and historic streets of Galway City

Traveling through the heart of Connemara, you arrive in the town of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. This area was where “The Quiet Man” was filmed and you’re free to wander the local museum devoted to the movie. Alternatively, you can visit the magnificently restored 12th century Cong Abbey.

Your route then weaves through the Maam Valley, a stunning pass lined by gorgeous mountains. Exiting the valley, you head to Galway City, a vibrant harbour city that combines traditional market life with high quality restaurants and pubs.

The afternoon and evening are free to explore this lively university city. You will be collected from your accommodation the following morning by your new tour guide.

Day 6

  • Roam the Burren, home to some of Ireland’s most profound spiritual and natural experiences
  • Marvel at the steep Cliffs of Moher and the stunning 700ft drop into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Relax with traditional Irish music in the atmospheric pubs and bars of Killarney

A short drive along the coast from Galway City lies the Burren, one of Ireland’s national treasures. It’s home to one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland and broad limestone pavements and rare flora.

After time to explore the area, you travel to Kilfenora, the “town of the crosses”. You can visit the town’s fabulous ancient cathedral and before we stop for lunch in one of the area’s charming villages.

You then head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher. Walk the stunning cliff trails as seabirds swoop through the clear air above you. And learn about the unique ecosystem in the excellent and award winning environmental exhibition nearby.

The tour then moves south through County Clare, passing its famous golf course on the way to the picturesque beach at Lahinch. From here you board a ferry across the Shannon Estuary to the lakeside town of Killarney. This energetic, charming area will be your base for the next three nights, so take your time sampling the superb collection of traditional pubs and live music.

Day 7

  • Traverse the Dingle Peninsula, famous for its scenery and Gaelic culture
  • Wander ancient forts and religious sites of the past at Slea Head
  • Stroll the beautiful length of Inch Beach on your way to Dingle

Today, your tour explores the fabulous Dingle Peninsula. Your first stop is Inch Beach, a vast expanse of sand stretching out into the Atlantic. Venturing down the narrow roads away from the beach leads you through the town of Dingle.

You continue towards Slea Head, an area loaded with ancient forts and prehistoric dwellings. The impressive views of the nearby Blasket Islands make this an excellent spot for panoramic photos. If the weather is pleasant, you can ramble along the beaches and cliff tops to fully appreciate the incredible vistas.

Arriving back amidst the brightly coloured houses and jolly harbour of Dingle, you can spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying delicious seafood in this idyllic setting. In the evening, you head back to Killarney, with time for an evening stroll in the National Park that encapsulates the town.

Day 8

  • Tour the world renowned Ring of Kerry, hailed globally for its incredible scenery and cultural heritage

Today, you explore the Ring of Kerry, a spectacular route through some of Ireland’s most visually spectacular areas.

You head out in the morning, stopping first at Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. After snapping some shots of its rugged majesty, you join the scenic coast road through Glenbeigh and Kells on the way to Cahersiveen. Possible stops include the site of “The Liberator of Ireland” Daniel O’Connell’s birthplace and an impressive ring fort outside Portmagee.

You stop for lunch in the quaint fishing village of Portmagee. Alternatively, you can have a quick snack and head to the island of Valentia for a visit to the Skellig Experience. This excursion teaches you about the ancient community of monks who made the outcrop of rocky islands their home.

In the afternoon, there’s a photo stop in Charlie Chaplin’s “home away from home” at Waterville, before enjoying fine views at the top of Coonmakista pass.

Winding down from the peaks, you head to Derrynane House, home of the family O’Driscoll. Daniel O’Driscoll holds a special place in Irish hearts, as an emancipating force from colonial rule. Enjoy a walk in the scenic gardens here, as well as a visit to the main house.

Continuing along the Ring, you stop at Moll’s Gap and the Ladies View. Stroll a short way from here to the Torc Waterfall before heading back to Killarney. (On some tours, days three and four are switched).

Day 9

  • Kiss the famed Blarney Stone within the walls of the medieval stronghold of Blarney Castle
  • Explore Kilkenny Castle and its impressive craft centres

Heading east through the mountains of West Cork, you weave along the Lee Valley until you reach Blarney Castle. You have time here to take in the castle grounds, and maybe kiss the famous Blarney Stone and receive the “gift of the gab”!

After this, you visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Here you have a chance to learn the history, find out how the drink is made, and taste a little yourself.

In the afternoon, you change tour guides and pass along the beautiful coastline south of Cork before arriving in Kinsale. This charming little fishing village is your overnight stop, so you can take in the delights of the “gourmet capital of Ireland”, with its first rate local restaurants and lively pubs. Savour your free evening whilst exploring the narrow streets and brightly coloured houses around your accommodation.

Day 10

  • See where the Titanic made its last fateful port of call before its ill-fated maiden voyage
  • Follow the rugged “Copper Coast” to Waterford, Ireland’s most ancient city
  • Discover Ireland’s Viking heritage or marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship at the famous Waterford Crystal factory

Leaving Kinsale in the morning, you make your way to the historic port town of Cobh. The major departure point for Irish emigration for the 19th and 20th centuries, this was the last port of call for the Titanic on its infamous maiden voyage. After unearthing the stories from Ireland’s past, you head east along the Copper Coast, a Unesco Geopark famed for its beauty and intricate histories. You continue until you reach Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, founded by Vikings in the 9th century. Survey the wondrous craftmanship at the Waterford Crystal factory, explore the selection of fine museums or wander the Viking Triangle on foot.

In the late afternoon, you travel north away from Waterford and over to Kilkenny, a vibrant city with an impressive castle and parklands where you stay for the evening. WIth riverside trails, the National Craft Centre and a thriving pub and restaurant culture, you are certain to see why it was voted Ireland’s friendliest city!

Day 11

  • Roam Kilkenny Castle and its impressive craft centres
  • Traverse the Wicklow Mountains and the majestic national park, known as “the Garden of Ireland”
  • Witness the ancient structures at Glendalough, from the distinct high crosses to the 6th century monastic site

In the morning, you have free time in Kilkenny and its superb castle. Match the calm pace of life in the charming town centre and its fine craft centres. You then head north into the Wicklow Mountains, where the National Park will impress you with its steep granite mountains and captivating green paths. The famous valleys open up before you, carved by ancient glaciers. You follow winding paths that lead to Glendalough, site of an awe-inspiring 6th century monastery at the heart of the park’s woodland trails. This offers a perfect opportunity for photography, from the verdant natural setting to the much admired round tower of the monastery.

After this, you head through the centre of the National Park to cross the famous Sally Gap, before descending the short distance back to Dublin.

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Unterkunft

Wo wohnt diese Tour über Nacht?

Sie übernachten für eine Nacht in Portrush, eine Nacht in Donegal, zwei Nächte in Westport, eine Nacht in Galway, drei Nächte in Killarney, eine Nacht in Kinsale und eine Nacht in Kilkenny.


Wie funktioniert die Buchung von Unterkünften?

Der Tourpreis beinhaltet nicht die Kosten der Unterkunft. Aber Sie können selbstverständlich diese bei Rabbie´s hinzubuchen und wir bemühen uns um eine gute örtliche Unterbringung für Sie. Oder Sie suchen bzw. buchen selbst Ihre Unterkünfte in den betreffenden Übernachtungsorten.


Ich möchte die Unterkunft über Rabbies´s buchen. Wie funktioniert das?

Nach Eingang Ihrer Buchung reserviert Rabbie´s Ihre Unterkünfte, und Ihr Fahrer setzt Sie auf der Tour direkt vor der Haustür ab. Sie bezahlen die Übernachtungen vor Ort direkt bei den Gastgebern. Bitte nehmen Sie dafür ausreichend Bargeld mit, denn zahlreiche Unterkünfte akzeptieren keine Kreditkarten.

Je nach Verfügbarkeit zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Buchung bekommen wir eventuell nicht immer die Unterkunft Ihrer ersten Wahl. Wenn das der Fall ist, buchen wir die Unterkunft, die Sie uns als 2. Wahl genannt haben. Falls Rückfragen erforderlich sind, werden wir uns mit Ihnen in Verbindung setzen.


Kann ich die von Rabbie´s gebuchten Unterkünfte auch ändern lassen?

Die Möglichkeit zu einer Buchungsänderung kann nicht garantiert werden und ist abhängig von den Verfügbarkeiten. Eine Umbuchung kostet, je nach Aufwand und Länge der Tour, zwischen £5 und £25.


Ich habe meine Unterkunft selbst gebucht. Was muss ich hierbei beachten?

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns und nennen Sie uns Ihre selbst gebuchten Unterkünfte. Bitte buchen Sie nur Unterkünfte in den jeweiligen, im Programmablauf ausgeschriebenen Übernachtungsorten. Wenn Sie unsicher sind, setzten Sie sich bitte vor Ihrer Unterkunftsbuchung mit uns in Verbindung. Ihr Fahrer wird Sie an der von Ihnen gewählten Unterkunft absetzten, vorausgesetzt sie liegt relativ zentral im ausgeschriebenen Übernachtungsort.


Was passiert, wenn ich meine Reise kurzfristig storniere?

Bei Stornierungen weniger als 3 Tage vor Start der Touren fallen Stornierungskosten in Höhe der Kosten der ersten Übernachtung an. In einigen Fällen berechnen wir auch die Kosten aller gebuchten Unterkünfte


Welche Arten der Unterbringung gibt es und was kosten sie?

In der Regel liegen die von uns gebuchten Unterkünfte nicht weiter als 20 Gehminuten von der jeweiligen Stadt- bzw. Ortsmitte entfernt. In der Hochsaison kann es schon mal ein 30-Minuten-Fußweg sein. Wir überprüfen regelmäßig alle Unterkünfte und Ihre Gastgeber, um einen gleichbleibend guten Standard zu gewährleisten. Die unterstehenden Preise sind lediglich zur Orientierung gedacht.


Standardzimmer im Gästehaus

In diesen Unterkünften teilen sich mindestens 2 Gästezimmer ein Badezimmer/WC. Das Frühstück ist im Preis inklusive. Diese Unterkünfte kosten zwischen £30.00 und £35.00 pro Person und Nacht. Ein Einzelzimmer Standard kostet zwischen £35.00 und £60.00 pro Nacht.


Zimmer mit Du/WC im Gästehaus

In diesen Häusern gehört zu jedem Gästezimmer ein eigenes Badezimmer/WC. Das Frühstück ist im Preis inklusive. Der zu erwartende Preis pro Person in einem Doppelzimmer dieser Kategorie liegt zwischen £40 und £50 pro Nacht. Die voraussichtlichen Kosten für ein Einzelzimmer liegen zwischen £55 und £65 pro Nacht. In der Hochsaison können diese Preise durchaus bis £75 oder £80 pro Nacht steigen. Die Zahl der Zimmer mit besonderem Ausblick ist begrenzt und in der Regel mit einen Aufpreis versehen.

In Irland kostet die Übernachtung in einem vergleichbaren Gästehaus zwischen €45 und €55 pro Person und Nacht in einem DZ.


Mittelklassehotels

Hotels haben eine Bar oder Restaurant und bieten Abendmahlzeiten an. Das Frühstück am Morgen ist im Preis inklusive. Die zu erwartenden Kosten für ein 3* Hotel liegen zwischen £65 und £85 pro Nacht und Person im Doppelzimmer. 4* Hotels kosten ca. £75 bis £120 pro Person und Nacht im DZ. Bitte beachten Sie, dass es in den kleinen Ortschaften und ländlichen Gebieten der schottischen Highlands und auf den Inseln häufig keine 4* Hotels gibt.

In Irland kostet die Übernachtung in einem Hotel zwischen €55 und €65 pro Person und Nacht in einem DZ.


Jugendherbergen

In den Jugendherbergen schläft man in der Regel in Mehrbettzimmer bzw. Schlafsälen für 4 bis 16 Personen (Doppelstockbetten). Handtücher sind im Preis nicht enthalten, können aber vor Ort gegen eine Gebühr ausgeliehen werden. Die Wasch- und Duschräume liegen in kurzer Entfernung zu den Schlafräumen. Es steht eine gut ausgestattete Gemeinschaftsküche zur Verfügung, in der eigene Mahlzeiten zubereitet werden können.

Einige unabhängige Hostels bieten »mixed rooms«, also Zimmer für beiderlei Geschlecht in einem Raum. Bitte informieren Sie uns im Vorfeld über Ihre Vorstellungen.


Wenn ich noch Fragen habe, an wen kann ich mich wenden?

Für weitere Fragen stehen wir gerne telefonisch unter +44-131-2263133 oder per Mail an rooms@rabbies.com zur Verfügung.

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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