About the tour: Grand Tour of Ireland by Air

Enjoy this impressive holiday to Ireland by air as we take in the history and culture of the stunning Emerald Isle. Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we include visits to the charismatic city of Dublin, the picture-postcard town of Killarney, glorious Donegal and the world-famous Giant's Causeway, whatever notion you have of Ireland, it’s all waiting for you with this fascinating itinerary.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Escorted in Ireland by a Tour Manager

9 days from $2223 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Enjoy a morning in Dublin’s fair city. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the inner heart of Dublin, which, if left on your own would take a week! You will see both the north and south part of the capital. The tour is a panoramic one, seeing all the beautiful buildings of architectural significance like Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. Dublin is a beautiful Georgian city and highlights will be the magnificence of Georgian Dublin with visits to some of the superb squares. This afternoon, our optional excursion is to the spectacular Wicklow Mountains. We will visit the town of ‘Ballykissangel’ fame, Avoca, and the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough, celebrated equally for its beauty and for its historical and archaeological interests.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Dublin

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Dublin Guided Sightseeing Tour*
    $49 $53
    • The Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough*
    $35 $38
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    We travel to Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital. Above the broad sweep of the River Nore sits the castle, while a pretty humpbacked stone bridge leads into narrow, cheerful streets laced with carefully maintained buildings. Following time at leisure in Kilkenny we travel via Clonmel to our hotel in the Killarney area for a two night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Kilkenny

    Enjoy an included full-day tour along the Ring of Kerry, part of the mystical and unspoilt Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. See dramatic scenery, picturesque villages and fishing towns. Visit Killarney and absorb the town’s cheerful atmosphere and the infectious Kerry humour of the local families. You may even wish to enjoy an optional ride on a traditional jaunting car! Climb aboard a traditional Irish jaunting car (pony and trap ride) for a tour around the sights of Killarney. Operated by Irish families for many generations this traditional mode of transport is a great way to discover the delights of Ireland. The jaunting car rambles its way along Killarney National Park, Deer Park and on to Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Ring Of Kerry
    • Killarney

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Killarney Jaunting Car Ride
    $49 $53
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We make our way to the friendly University city of Galway. The city has a certain chemistry and vibrancy which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create this atmospheric medieval city of culture. Be sure to see Eyre Square, enclosing a pleasant park lined with imposing, mainly 19th century buildings. Overlooking the park is a modern shopping mall built to incorporate sections of the historic city walls. To complete your explorations why not visit the old quays, a tranquil spot for a stroll down the Long Walk to the docks. We continue to our hotel in Westport, where we stay for the next two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Galway

    A day of glorious scenery awaits as we head north to Achill, Ireland’s largest island on our optional excursion. Reaching the island by road bridge, we follow the spectacular Atlantic Coast Drive, a circular route around the southern tip of the island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Achill Island & Atlantic Drive*
    $57 $60
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    We leave Westport this morning for the bustling market town of Donegal. Situated at the mouth of Donegal bay on the river Eske, Donegal is overlooked by the Bluestack Mountains and holds a special charm, best represented in the friendly locals and the craic. We continue to the Letterkenny area for a two night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Donegal

    A day of fantastic scenery, as we travel to the Antrim coast where we visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway (entrance is extra ), an astonishing complex of basalt columns packed together forming ‘stepping stones’ from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. We later continue to the walled city of Derry (Londonderry). Prosperity and peace have made this compact city, with its tumultuous history, one of the most fascinating to visit in the British Isles. During your visit an optional sightseeing tour will be available to introduce you to the city. The sightseeing tour of Derry will commence by coach, giving an overview of the city before we continue on foot around the walls. Ireland’s only completely walled city – there is over 1,450 years of history locked into its 17th century walls. We enjoy a stroll along part of the walls, ending in the city centre. From the walls you will view the murals, which are a reminder of key events within Derry’s more recent history.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Derry

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Derry Guided Sightseeing Tour*
    $49 $53
    • Giant's Causeway
    $32 $33
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Grand Tour of Ireland by Air 9 days from $2,223pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    2019 Departures

    You will stay for two nights in the Dublin area in a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Clayton Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley or Red Cow Moran Hotel. You will then stay for two nights in the Killarney area at the 4-star Dromhall Hotel, or similar, then onto a two night stay in the Westport area in a minimum 3-star hotel such as the Clew Bay Hotel. Finally, you will stay for two nights in County Donegal in the 3-star Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny, or similar.

    2020 and 2021 Departures

    You will stay for two nights in the Dublin area in the 4-star Clayton Hotel Leopardstown or the 4-star Red Cow Moran Hotel, followed by a two night stay in the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney. You will then stay for two nights in the 4-star Westport Woods Hotel & Spa or 3-star Mill Times Hotel. Finally, you will stay for two nights in County Donegal at  3-star Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny, or similar. 

    Mill Times Hotel

    Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Dromhall Hotel

    Muckross Road , Killarney,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Red Cow Moran Hotel

    Naas Road, Dublin,

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer

    Clayton Hotel Leopardstown

    Central Park, , Dublin 18,,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Bath and/or Shower

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats