9 or 11 days
Dublin, Galway, Derry, Belfast, extension to southeast Ireland

From rugged coastlines to rolling countrysides, charming villages to valleys dotted with sheep, experience Ireland’s natural beauty and local culture.

Travel beyond the major cities to explore the towering Cliffs of Moher by boat, wander past ancient rock formations at Giant’s Causeway, and stop at small towns along the Atlantic coast. Our tip for this tour? Snag a window seat.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin • Athlone

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street
    • Temple Bar district

    Explore Dublin on your own

    Travel to Athlone

  • Day 3: Athlone • Atlantic coast

    Take a day trip to the Atlantic coast

    Travel to the village of Doolin where you will take a cruise to:

    • Explore the Island of Inis Oírr 
    • See the Cliffs of Moher 
  • Day 4: Athlone • Galway • Castlebar region

    Travel via Galway to the Castlebar region

    Take a walking tour of Galway

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • River Corrib
    • Bowling Green
    • Local sites recommended by your Tour Director

    Visit Glengowla Mines, where you will:

    • Tour the silver and lead mines
    • See a sheepdog demonstration

    Explore the farm town of Clifden, the capital of Connemara

  • Day 5: Castlebar region • Derry

    Travel via the western coast to Derry

    Explore some of the region's small villages. 

    Stops your Tour Director might recommend include:

    • Sligo
    • Bundoran, with its famous Fairy Bridges and Wishing Chair
    • Donegal

    Visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

    Visit Donegal Castle

  • Day 6: Derry • Belfast

    Take a guided tour of Derry

    With your expert local guide you will:

    • Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral
    • See the Diamond War Memorial
    • Learn about the unique history of Derry

    Travel via Giant's Causeway to Belfast

    Visit Giant’s Causeway

    Visit the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge 

     Stop for a photo at the Dark Hedges

  • Day 7: Belfast

    Visit Titanic Belfast 

    Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls
    • Shankill Row
    • Murals

    Explore Belfast on your own

  • Day 8: Belfast • Dublin

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit the GPO Witness History Museum

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Georgian squares
    • O’Connell Street
    • St. Stephen’s Green
    • Phoenix Park

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Dublin • Kilkenny • Waterford region

    Travel via Kilkenny to the Waterford region

    Explore Glendalough, "The valley of two lakes"

    Take a walking tour of Kilkenny

  • Day 10: Waterford • Wexford • Dublin

    Travel via Waterford and Wexford to Dublin

    Visit the Waterford Medieval Museum

    Visit the Irish National Heritage Park open-air museum

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin • Athlone

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street
    • Temple Bar district

    Explore Dublin on your own

    Travel to Athlone

  • Day 3: Athlone • Atlantic coast

    Take a day trip to the Atlantic coast

    Travel to the village of Doolin where you will take a cruise to:

    • Explore the Island of Inis Oírr 
    • See the Cliffs of Moher 
  • Day 4: Athlone • Galway • Castlebar region

    Travel via Galway to the Castlebar region

    Take a walking tour of Galway

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • River Corrib
    • Bowling Green
    • Local sites recommended by your Tour Director

    Visit Glengowla Mines, where you will:

    • Tour the silver and lead mines
    • See a sheepdog demonstration

    Explore the farm town of Clifden, the capital of Connemara

  • Day 5: Castlebar region • Derry

    Travel via the western coast to Derry

    Explore some of the region's small villages. 

    Stops your Tour Director might recommend include:

    • Sligo
    • Bundoran, with its famous Fairy Bridges and Wishing Chair
    • Donegal

    Visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

    Visit Donegal Castle

  • Day 6: Derry • Belfast

    Take a guided tour of Derry

    With your expert local guide you will:

    • Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral
    • See the Diamond War Memorial
    • Learn about the unique history of Derry

    Travel via Giant's Causeway to Belfast

    Visit Giant’s Causeway

    Visit the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge 

     Stop for a photo at the Dark Hedges

  • Day 7: Belfast

    Visit Titanic Belfast 

    Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls
    • Shankill Row
    • Murals

    Explore Belfast on your own

  • Day 8: Belfast • Dublin

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit the GPO Witness History Museum

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Georgian squares
    • O’Connell Street
    • St. Stephen’s Green
    • Phoenix Park

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Dublin • Kilkenny • Waterford region

    Travel via Kilkenny to the Waterford region

    Explore Glendalough, "The valley of two lakes"

    Take a walking tour of Kilkenny

  • Day 10: Waterford • Wexford • Dublin

    Travel via Waterford and Wexford to Dublin

    Visit the Waterford Medieval Museum

    Visit the Irish National Heritage Park open-air museum

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Cliffs of Moher boat ride; Inis Oírr; Glengowla Mines; Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery; Giant’s Causeway; Titanic Belfast; GPO Witness History Museum; St. Patrick’s Cathedral (with extension: Glendalough; Waterford Treasures Museums; Irish National Heritage Park)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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