The Ireland Connection

Ireland in depth

Embark on an unforgettable journey with wonderful sightseeing

From Temple Bar in Dublin, Killarney and the Wild Atlantic Way, to the Aran Islands, Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre - site of the ancient megalithic tombs and the Titanic Experience in Belfast, plus the fascinating story of the mass emigration and deportation of the Irish to Australia.  Kiss the Blarney stone, enjoy a lake cruise, an Aran Islands boat ride, a relaxing horse-drawn "jaunting car" ride, tastings of Guinness, Irish Coffee, and Whiskey, and so much more!

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • Welcome drink on Day 1 25 meals including breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 9 evening meals including a special farewell dinner with ‘Titanic themed menu’ (D) A complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink with all included dinners

  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available) 14 nights specially selected hotel accommodation Free WiFi at most hotels (where available)

  • Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager

  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences including Guinness Storehouse visit and tasting in Dublin, Irish coffee demonstration and tasting in Foynes, Bushmills whiskey tour and tasting, Lake Cruise and Jaunting Cars Killarney, Aran Islands boat ride and the 'Trad on the Prom' folklore show, ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

Tour itinerary

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Hand Selected Experiences

These are just a few of the very special hand selected experiences that will really make your touring experience exceptional and unique, and don’t forget, with Albatross they are always included.

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* The itinerary and hotels featured are based on 2025 tour departures and may be subject to change. If you are travelling in 2024 please refer to your specific booking Itinerary. Any questions, please contact our European Tour Specialists for further details.

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  • Blarney Castle is set in a gorgeous location. The walk to it is very easy. If you wish to go to the stop to kiss the stone you need to negotiate a spiral staircase up the equivalent of about 4 storeys.
  • Only one activity on the Aran Islands is physically taxing and that is when we visit the spectacular rock castle of Dun Aengus. The walkway is about 400 metres up a rocky road to the cliff top. It is quite straight forward and you just need to pace yourself and take your time. It is an incredible experience standing on top of the rock castle above those huge, wave battered cliffs. Alternatively, if you want, you can instead enjoy the woollen shops and café at the start of the walkway. Your choice.

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