Your Tour Itinerary - Ireland - The Emerald Isle

Day 1 Dublin – Belfast

From Dublin, we’ll venture to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, where we’ll get an exciting preview of what to expect over the coming days. Tonight, we’ll move on to Belfast and enjoy a delicious meal together. (D)

Day 2 Belfast – Londonderry

This morning begins with a Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals. Then, we’ll visit the Titanic Museum before continuing to Ballyscullion Park, a historic private country house, where lunch will be waiting for us. Later, we’ll take some time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, before arriving in Londonderry. (B,L)

Day 3 Londonderry – North Irish Coast – Londonderry

Today, we’ll stroll along the old city walls of Londonderry before continuing our journey to the Isle of Doagh. Here, we’ll learn of the local population’s experience of the Great Famine. (B)

Day 4 Londonderry – Ballyfarnon

At Ulster American Folk Park, we’ll learn why two million people sailed from Ulster to start a life in the New
World – and there’s also time for a pottery shop visit. The day ends in Ballyfarnon, where we’ll regroup for
an evening meal together. (B,D)

Day 5 Ballyfarnon – Connemara – Galway

The morning will see us in Westport before we visit the award-winning Connemara Heritage and History
Centre. As the day draws to a close, we’ll complete our journey with a walking tour through the harbour city of Galway. (B)

Day 6 Galway

Today is yours to enjoy as you wish in buzzing, bohemian Galway. (B)

Day 7 Galway – The Burren – Dingle

Picturesque Caherconnell awaits today, where we’ll witness local sheepdog trials in action. Then, we’ll continue across the Burren and round off the day with a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. (B,D)

Day 8 Dingle Peninsula

We’ll begin in the Dingle Peninsula before stopping off at the Blasket Islands Centre. This afternoon, we’ll
have plenty of free time to delve deeper and explore Dingle. (B)

Day 9 Dingle – Kenmare – Cork

Take in the views across the stunning Lakes of Killarney before we travel onwards to Kenmare. Next, we’ve got a visit to the iconic Blarney Castle. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be blessed with
the gift of eloquence. Tonight, we’ll dine at our hotel in Cork. (B,D)

Day 10 Cork – Kinsale – Cork

The port and fishing town of Kinsale is where we’ll start our historical walking tour. Topped off with a stop at Charles Fort, we’ll return to Cork for the evening. (B)

Day 11 Cork – Tipperary – Kilkenny

As we approach the final few chapters of our tour, we find ourselves in rural Tipperary and Swiss Cottage before carrying on through to medieval Kilkenny. (B,D)

Day 12 Kilkenny – Avoca - Dublin

Our last day sees us reach Dublin. We’ll make stops at Avoca and Huntington Castle, where our tour
comes to an end. (B)

This tour can be combined with A Scottish Journey and/ or Highlights of Britain. Call for details.

Departuredates and prices 2019 Ireland - The Emerald Isle - tour code BEHEIDD-9

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + tour code 

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April 8g, 15, 17g, 22, 29g


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October 7g



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Back-Roads Touring
Ireland - The Emerald Isle

12 days / 11 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2840

Step into Ireland’s colourful past, beginning with Belfast’s Titanic Museum and on to the legendary Giant’s Causeway.

You will visit the award-winning Connemara Heritage, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, the iconic Blarney Castle, Cork and Kinsale. 

Small group of up to 18 guests.

To book this wonderful 12 day Ireland - The Emerald Isle tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Discover Northern Ireland's history on an escorted Black Cab Tour of Belfast’s unique street art and political murals

  • Marvel at the mysterious Giant’s Causeway

  • View the moon-like landscape of the Burren region

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 nights’ in boutique accommodation

  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Irish breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Battle of the Boyne site, Titanic Museum, Giant’s Causeway

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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