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Tour code: BEHEIDD-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 Nights
  • 17 Meals 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver

The Emerald Isle

  • 12 days
  • Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland
  • Max 18 Passengers


From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Map of The Emerald Isle 2020 | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Blue-Roads Difference

  • Discover Northern Ireland's history on a Black Cab Tour of Belfast's street art and political murals
  • Set foot on the basalt columns of the legendary Giant's Causeway
  • Discover the moon like landscape of the Burren

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Dublin - Belfast

    Warm, welcoming and unmistakably charismatic, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. But we won’t stick around for long – the fascinating Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is calling. After a history-filled day (a taste of what’s to come), we’ll move on to Belfast – where we’ll get to know each other a little better over a welcome dinner. Accommodation: Malone Lodge Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Belfast - Londonderry

  • Day 3 - Londonderry - North Irish Coast - Londonderry

  • Day 4 - Londonderry - Roscommon

  • Day 5 - Roscommon - Connemara - Galway

  • Day 6 - Galway

  • Day 7 - Galway - The Burren - Dingle Peninsula

  • Day 8 - Dingle Peninsula 

  • Day 9 - Dingle Peninsula - Kenmere - Cork 

  • Day 10 - Cork - Kinsale - Cork 

  • Day 11 - Cork - Tipperary - Kilkenny

  • Day 12 - Kilkenny - Avoca - Dublin

Tour Inclusions


11 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 11th June 2019
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    We thoroughly enjoyed he experiences of this tour, the size of bus and the limited number of guests on the tour. The tour guide (director) was brilliant and most accommodating and the driver friendly, knowledgable as well as being a very responsible driver.
  • 11th June 2019
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    We were very impressed with professional way the tour was set up and then on the other hand how relaxed and friendly the tour was. The small size (13 people) coupled with the excellent choice and variety of the features chosen was very much to our liking. The "boutique" hotels were without exception, comfortable, impressive and relaxed. The driver and the guide were excellent; friendly, knowledgeable and practical. In short we loved the tour, the staff and our fellow travellers. What else is there to like?????
  • 10th June 2019
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    Have travelled with Back Roads tours four times now. Their guides and bus drivers are always friendly, courteous and helpful. I often recommend the tours to others as I enjoy the small group policy, though this latest tour, there was 18, and my first tour, we only had 15 which was an ideal number. Certainly hoping the company doesn’t increase the limit for a tour.
  • 10th June 2019
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    Both leader, Eva, and driver, Kirsty, were excellent. Well prepared, organized, considerate, interesting and amusing. Itinerary, choice of visits and hotels were excellent. However, only 13 of the 18 seats were occupied. This made it much more comfortable. We think if all 18 seats had been occupied, it could have been a bit squeezed.
  • 4th June 2019
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    Blue-Roads Emerald Isle with Eva and Kirsty the driver was highly informative, safe travelling, insightful and witty, plus well organised. Meals and accommodation were excellent. A highly recommended holiday over 12 nights exploring the winding roads from north to south of Ireland. Amazing comradeship and safety at all times. Our group were mostly Australians and a couple from the UK. Positive memories will stay with us for a long time.