Our 12 Night Tour of Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
  • First class hotel accommodations for Twelve (12) nights in: Europa Hotel, Belfast (3), Trim Castle Hotel, Trim (2), Castletroy Hotel, Limerick (2), Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (3), Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Full Irish breakfast daily including day of arrival.
  • Six (6) hotel dinners
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include:
    • Luggage tags
    • Daily itinerary           
    • Document wallet

Tour Details:

TOUR PRICE Prices from $2694 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (pricing subject to change)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $499 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATE Tour Commences based on a minimum of 20 passengers (dates will be confirmed once tour numbers are final)
END DATE Tour Finishes with Brack Tours on Day 14 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)

INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions

Belfast Panoramic City Tour
Sheans Farm & Game of Thrones Experience
Dark Hedges
Antrim Coastline & Giant’s Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Kells Monastic Site, Book of Kells Discovery Site & Spire of Llyod
Trim Castle (featured in Braveheart)
Star Wars Fan Club with Costume themed meeting
Irish Farm Experience (turf-cutting, Girley Bog Visit, Brown Bread demonstration & activity, Hurling Lesson, Sheepdog demonstration, Ceili Dancing & Bodhran drum workshop)
Loughcrew & Old Castle Village
Kilbeggan Distillery
King John’s Castle
Cliffs of Moher (featured in Harry Potter)
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Adare Village & Desmond castle
Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
Skellig Michael Boat Trip and Island Visit (featured in Star Wars Episode 7)
Dublin Panoramic City Tour
Kilmainham Gaol (featured in The Tudors)
Trinity College & the Book of Kells

NOT INCLUDED
Optional Travel Protection Plans
Gratuity to Tour Director

Tour Registration/ Expression of Interest

Please complete our tour enquiry form, if you are interested or wish to know more about this sample tour of Ireland. 

Additional information

TOUR BOOKING CODESFSTI16
TRAVEL PROTECTION (DO):Optional Travel Protection: $207 (Based on double occupancy)
TRAVEL PROTECTION (SO):Optional Travel Protection: $234 (Based on single occupancy)

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – Travel to Ireland

Depart tonight aboard your wide‑bodied jet bound for the Emerald Isle. Dinner will be served shortly after take-off, sit back and relax or watch a movie.
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Day 2 – Arrive in Belfast

Cead Mile Failte! One hundred thousand welcomes! Upon clearing customs, you will be met by and escorted to your deluxe motor coach. After a hearty Irish breakfast, we take a panoramic tour of Belfast City highlighting City Hall, Botanic Gardens and the Loyalist and Republican colourful walled murals which tell the tale of the Troubles, a war which lasted over 30 years. You will have some free time to explore Belfast this afternoon after check-in at our hotel & before dinner this evening.

Dinner & Overnight – Europa Hotel, Belfast

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Day 3 – Game of Throne's Tour of the Antrim

This morning after breakfast we bid a short farewell to Belfast as we travel north to visit the spectacular Antrim Coastline. Our first stop of the day will be at the Dark Hedges. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. In recent years the Dark Hedges have been used in the TV series Game of Thrones and is known as the King’s Road. From here we continue our drive along the beautiful Antrim coastline where we visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant’s Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction, and only world heritage site. A dramatic coastal landscape steeped in local mythology which consists of around 40,000 polygonal basalt columns, jutting out into the sea amid a spectacular coastal landscape. We return to Belfast in the late afternoon where you will have some free time before dinner this evening.

Dinner & Overnight – Europa Hotel, Belfast

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Day 4 – Free Day in Belfast

Today you may have some free time to explore Belfast City at your leisure. Discover many of the shopping outlets that Belfast has to offer such as Victoria Square and Castlecourt. You may also wish to take the opportunity to visit the Titanic Visitor Centre or Crumlin Road Gaol. Tonight you will be free to enjoy dinner in one of the many fine restaurants or pubs found throughout Northern Ireland’s Capital City.

Overnight – Europa Hotel, Belfast

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Day 5 – Belfast to Trim via Kells

This morning after a leisurely Irish breakfast we depart Belfast and bid farewell to Northern Ireland as we travel south towards Trim. Our first stop today will be in the town of Kells. Here we will visit and explore some of Kells Monastic Sites such as the Spire of Lloyd, Abbey of Kells and we will also learn about the history of this town and its connection to the book of Kells. We travel to trim in the afternoon and  upon arrival we pay a visit to Trim Castle the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland which was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Trim castle is also famous as being one of the filming locations for Braveheart. We will also have the opportunity to meet up with the Star wars fan club before we check into our hotel. You may have some free time this evening before dinner.

Dinner & Overnight – Trim Castle Hotel, Trim

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Day 6 – Local Touring of County Meath

Today’s touring will have us experiencing a local Irish farm and you will be able to partake in many different activities such as Irish bread making, Ceili Dancing and learning how to play the Bodhran Drum. After your busy morning of activities you will be treated to some homemade soup and bread. This afternoon we will travel to Loughcrew cairns which are a series of approx 30 tombs situated across a ridge of four hills. Of a similar age to the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth (c.3000BC) and located on the highest point in County Meath, there are spectacular views from the cairns to the surrounding and distant landscapes. We will also pass through the town of Oldcastle which has been a market town since the 1500s and today it’s still a lively, bustling crossroads where people from three counties and beyond meet and mingle. In the late afternoon we return to Trim where you will be free to explore and dine out tonight.

Overnight – Trim Castle Hotel, Trim

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Day 7 – Trim to Limerick via Kilbeggan

We bid farewell to County Meath as we travel towards County Limerick. Our first stop today will be at Kilbeggan Distillery. Formerly known as Brusna Distillery and Locke’s Distillery) it began as a small pot still distillery and has held a license to distil alcohol since 1757. From here we continue on to Limerick City and upon arrival we will have a short panoramic tour of the city before visiting King John’s Castle. A 13th-century castle located on King’s Island in Limerick, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. We check into our hotel in the late afternoon and will have some free time before dinner this evening.

Dinner & Overnight – Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick  

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Day 8 – Cliffs of Moher, Burren Region and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

This morning after breakfast we set out and explore County Clare. Our first stop of the day will be the Cliffs of Moher. The tower at the cliffs was built by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. On a clear day you can easily view the cliffs, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. In the afternoon we reach our final attraction, the beautiful Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house around the charming village. We return to Limerick in the late afternoon.

Overnight – Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick 

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Day 9 – Limerick to Killarney via Adare

Bidding farewell to Limerick, our first stop of the day will be in the quaint village of Adare. Snuggled in a wooded and lush countryside setting, Adare is widely regarded as being Ireland’s prettiest and most picturesque village. We also pay a visit to Desmond Castle before arriving in Killarney in the afternoon. After check in you will have some free time to explore Killarney. You may wish to take a jaunting car ride and visit Killarney National Park before dinner this evening.

Dinner & Overnight – Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

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Day 10 – Killarney and The Ring of Kerry

After a leisurely breakfast we have another exciting day of touring as we experience one of the most scenic drives in all of Europe, around the famous Ring of Kerry. As we head along the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula through the towns of Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views as we circle the mountainous MacGillycuddy Reeks. We complete the tour via the Ladies View back to Killarney. We return in the late afternoon where you are free to explore this unique town and where you will have many options for dinner tonight.

Overnight – Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

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Day 11 – Day Trip to Skellig

Today we begin our tour by travelling to Portmagee. It is here that we take a boat trip to the island of Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael was uninhabited before its monastery was founded. Folklore holds that Ir, son of Míl Espáine, was buried on the island, and a text from the 8th or 9th century states that Duagh, King of West Munster, fled to “Scellecc” after a feud with the Kings of Cashel. More recently Skellig Michael has been used as an iconic location in Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens and may also play an important role in future Star Wars Films. We return to Killarney after a long days touring and will have dinner in the hotel this evening.

Dinner & Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

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Day 12 – Killarney to Dublin via Kildare

Today we will depart Killarney and travel north to the fair city of Dublin. We stop along the way in some of the small towns and villages such as Portlaoise. Our main stop of the day will be in the town of Kildare. Rich in heritage and history, Kildare Town dates from the 5th Century, when it was the site of the original ‘Church of the Oak’ and monastery founded by Saint Brigid. This became one of the three most important Christian foundations in Celtic Ireland. Here you will have time to have some lunch and also explore the many shopping outlets found throughout Kildare. We continue on to Dublin City and after check-in you will have some free time, before dinner this evening in our hotel.

Dinner & Overnight – Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

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Day 13 – Dublin City Touring

Today we get to explore the wonderful city of Dublin. Sit back and enjoy a relaxed panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin, taking in many of the cities wonders and also learning the history of the city from your friendly Tour Director. Then we visit two of most iconic and top visitor attractions in Dublin, Trinity College & Kilmainham Gaol. On our tour we visit Trinity College and its library, home to the Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow and one of the finest collections of manuscripts and early printed books in Ireland. When it was first built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was called the “New Gaol” to distinguish it from the old prison it was intended to replace – a noisome dungeon, just a few hundred metres from the present site. It was officially called the County of Dublin Gaol, and was originally run by the Grand Jury for County Dublin. More recently Kilmainham Gaol has been used in the original Italian Job film and was also used in the television show, the Tudors. You now are free to explore Dublin at your leisure and will have the opportunity to dine in one of the many Irish pubs or traditional restaurants found throughout the city.

Overnight – Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

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Day 14 – Depart Ireland

With an early departure this morning we bid farewell as we board our coach for transfer to Dublin Airport.  You will have time to browse and shop in the Duty Free Store before boarding your return flight bound for home.

April-November (depending on tour numbers etc) 

Overnight flight to Ireland

Europa Hotel, Belfast

The World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre. Due to its prime location, the Europa Hotel is a short distance from many of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum,Grand Opera House, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.

 

Trim Castle Hotel, Trim

Trim Castle Meath Hotel’s breathtaking views and contemporary elegance are the first thing that you will notice throughout your stay in County Meath and the Boyne Valley.

Trim Castle Hotel is a beautifully appointed 4 star hotel, in Trim, County Meath. The location of Trim, County Meath will capture the imagination of every visitor and is a perfect retreat for relaxation offering elements of Ireland’s History that are truly inspirational.

Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick

The Castletroy Park Hotel, a leading 4* Limerick Hotel, is ideally located at the gates of the University of Limerick, and just over 2 miles from the hustle and bustle of Limerick City Centre. With its newly redesigned interior, there has never been a better time to rediscover the elegance of Castletroy Park Hotel.

Contemporary chic, served up with a traditional twist, ensure that our guests sample a taste of luxury.

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

The Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre, is one of three luxury Killarney hotels owned by the O’ Donoghue Ring Hotel Group.

As with any of these hotels, guests can be assured of receiving all the luxury that you would expect from one of the leading Killarney hotels, whilst complemented by the ever-growing number of attractions & events Killarney has to offer.

Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

The 4 Star Camden Court Hotel boasts an envious location in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. We’re walking distance from some of the city’s top landmarks such a Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and shopper’s paradise – Grafton Street..

April-November (depending on tour numbers etc) 

Return Outbound Flight/Drop-off at Dublin Airport

Transport in partnership with Matthews.ie

Matthews Coach Hire set the standard in group & luxury travel and can match all group requirements in an environmentally friendly way. Our tour directors are friendly,knowledgeable, professional and fully-trained in every aspect of their job. They know Ireland Intimately and are there at all times to provide the best advice on where to dine, shop and visit.

 

All our coaches are Luxurious and ideal for a comfortable tour of Ireland. There is ample leg room and all seats recline. The coaches are fully air conditioned and have a wc on board. There is a PA system on board so as not to miss a word of our knowledgeable and competent drivers/guides.

Luxury 49 Seat Executive Coach (Volvo – B9R Plaxton Elite)

  • 49 Reclining Seats
  • Full air conditioning
  • Tables
  • Powerpoints
  • WC

 

*Coach may be subject to change due to tour numbers*

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land only prices from $2694.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement from $499.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

*Based on a minimum of 20 passengers*

Airfare:

  • Airfare available upon request for more information please email info@bracktours.com

Travel Insurance

(rate based on maximum tour coverage of $3500)

  • Optional Travel Insurance $207.00 (Based on double occupancy) per person
  • Optional Travel Insurance $234.00  (Based on single occupancy) per person
  • If you require post or pre travel arrangements to Ireland please note that this insurance price will not cover your additional costs. To receive a quote to cover all your travel arrangements please email info@bracktours.com and a member of the Brack Tours team will be in contact.
  • CFAR (Cancel for any Reason) travel insurance upgrade available upon request, for more information please contact a member of the Brack Tours team via email at info@bracktours.com

How To Join

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with check deposit of $300 per person (and insurance fee if required) and make payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see below.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300.00 per person required at time of booking
  • Second part payment of $800.00 due 125 days prior per person
  • Final Payment per person due 65 days prior to tour start date.

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to : Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover, NH 03820

If paying by credit card 

  • We can set up an easy to use payment and registration system from our website once touring numbers have been confirmed.
  • Please note that we accept most major credit cards, although our payment system does not accept the following cards: Discover credit cards

Tour Booking Code:

  • SFSTI16

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Deposit: $300.00 deposit non-refundable once paid

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure air is Non-refundable

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: 65 days or longer          Forfeit of deposit per person
  • Land: 64 & 46 days                  Forfeit 35%    Land Price  per person
  • Land: 45 & 16 days                   Forfeit 50%    Land Price per person
  • Land: 15 & day of departure   Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

 

Tour Registration/ Expression of Interest

Please complete our tour enquiry form, if you are interested or wish to know more about this sample tour of Ireland. 

Travel Insurance Policy Details

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