10% off selected departures on this tour
From
A$4,589.10 pp Was A$5,099.00
See dates & prices

Reviews

Reviews Rating
Ratings

Tour code: BEHEIDD-9

Tour Inclusions

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

The Emerald Isle

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

Overview

From north to south, take a step into Ireland's colourful past. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway and Belfast's Titanic history, this tour takes in Ireland's rugged peninsulas, village gems and sweeping views of the Wicklow Mountains.

Map of The Emerald Isle 2019 | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Blue-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 Giant's Causeway
  • View the moon like landscape of the Burren region

Tour Itinerary

Expand Full Itinerary
  • 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. Accommodation: Malone Lodge Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Belfast - Londonderry

  • Day 3 - Londonderry - North Irish Coast - Londonderry

  • Day 4 - Londonderry - Ballyfarnon

  • Day 5 - Ballyfarnon - Connemara - Galway

  • Day 6 - Galway

  • Day 7 - Galway - The Burren - Dingle

  • Day 8 - Dingle Peninsula

  • Day 9 - Dingle - Kenmere - Cork

  • Day 10 - Cork - Kinsale - Cork

  • Day 11 - Cork - Tipperary - Kilkenny

  • Day 12 - Kilkenny - Avoca - Dublin

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

11 nights in boutique accommodation

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation

Reviews

Reviews Rating
  • 11th June 2019
    Review rating
    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
    Review rating
    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
    Review rating
    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
    Review rating
    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
    Review rating
    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.