Ireland in Depth | June 2023

22 Days
Category:
  • Newgrange prehistoric monument Ireland
  • Panoramic,Landscape,Of,Inisheer,Island,,Part,Of,Aran,Islands,,Ireland.
  • Rock,Of,Cashel
  • Kinsale’s-bright-coloured-houses
  • Kenmare-main-street
  • Skellig_hives
  • Waterfall-near-Kenmare, Ireland
  • The-Cliffs-of-Moher-Burren-Ireland

From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes and the drama of the coastline, to the urban buzz of the country’s dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years worth of culture and history, The Emerald Isle is a country that never fails to surprise.

There are very few detailed, small group tours available in Ireland, which is why we’ve developed such a comprehensive tour. We’ll have you drinking Guinness in a traditional pub, strolling through quaint cobblestoned villages, dancing to Celtic music and driving through stunningly beautiful rugged back roads and spectacular coastlines. Of course, you’ll also take in history which might even be relevant to your own ancestry.

Ireland is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, both inscribed during the 1990’s. Brú na Bóinne, or ‘the palace of the Boyne’, in County Meath is a complex of Neolithic chamber tombs and standing stones which were built some 5,000 years ago, making them older than the pyramids. The passage tombs Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Western Europe. Each year on the winter solstice in December the passage tomb at Newgrange aligns with the rising sun which spills morning light into the central tomb.

Skellig Michael is one of the most unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Located off the coast of Co. Kerry in southwest Ireland, Skellig Michael is the biggest of the Skellig Rocks, two towering sea crags rising from the Atlantic Ocean. A Gaelic Christian monastery operated on the island for over 600 years from the 7th century, and was home to a to a small group of monks keen to distance themselves from civilisation. The iconic island rock, jutting out of the Atlantic ocean is visible from the mainland and the beehive huts which formed part of the monastery are still intact on top of the island.

This beautiful and dramatic ice-carved landscape is steeped in treasures of history that go back thousands of years.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. UNESCO listed Newgrange neolithic chamber tombs
  2. Skellig Michael towering sea crag
  3. Giants Causeway geological formation
  4. The iconic sea cliffs at Slieve League
  5. Ferry to the Aran Islands
  6. Visits to Tipperary, Donegal, Killarney, Dublin and Belfast
DEPARTURE DATE
4 June 2023
DURATION 22 days
TOUR COST $12,990
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$2,450 Additional
INCLUDED
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide/driver
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum numbers of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tour cost excludes international flights
    • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on any trip
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • International flights can be arranged by Blue Dot Travel
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
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