From the staggering heights of the Cliffs of Moher to the spectacular seascapes along the Ring of Kerry, Ireland is home to rich histories, medieval villages, soulful cities, and the most breathtaking scenery. Journeying on a loop around the Emerald Isle, you’ll tick off the lively capitals of Dublin and Belfast, the charming towns of Killarney and Limerick, the emerald fields of the Dingle Peninsula, and much more on this 9 day holiday.
Travel to Ireland with Cosmos and enjoy hand-picked hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, an expert Tour Director and knowledgeable Local Guides, transport by deluxe touring motorcoach, and the perfect mix of included guided sightseeing and free time.
Cosmos | Irish Discovery:
From price based on 29 October 2023, other dates available at a seasonal surcharge
*Terms and conditions:
All pricing is per person, twin share, includes any applicable savings, and is available on select listed departures only. All care is taken to promote correct pricing as at 08/09/22, is subject to availability and will be confirmed at time of booking. Offer applicable on new bookings made and deposited between 19 – 30 September 2022 or until sold out, and cannot be claimed retrospectively. Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of $500 per person per tour is required within 7 days or by 30 September 2022 (whichever comes first) to secure reservation and offer. Offer not combinable with any other offer except Second Tour discount and/or Welcome Back Credit (separate conditions apply). Offer applicable to singles – single supplement applies. Offer reliant on availability and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties apply. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply, visit www.cosmostours.com.au
Breakfast: 8 Lunch: 0 Dinner: 3
Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach.
Free Wi-Fi (where available)
Rooms with private bath or shower. Includes
hotel taxes, tips and service charges
Cliffs of Moher
Ring of Kerry
House of Waterford Crystal, Waterford
Handweaving Mill, Avoca
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for an afternoon
orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick’s
Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness
DAY 2: DUBLIN-DOWNPATRICK, NORTHERN IRELAND-BELFAST.
On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then
through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. Cross the
border into Northern Ireland, and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial
place of Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, and on to the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was
built. Later, why not join a Local Guide on a “living history” tour, including a visit to the fascinating
Titanic Belfast Experience? Today’s Distance: 125 mi/ 202 km (B)
DAY 3: BELFAST-GIANT’S CAUSEWAY-DERRY-DONEGAL, IRELAND- SLIGO.
First stop this morning is awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, let
the province’s story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit
Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O’Donnell Clan. Drive along
Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches before arriving in Sligo. Today’s
Distance: 197 mi/ 316 km (B,D)
DAY 4: SLIGO-GALWAY-CLIFFS OF MOHER-LIMERICK.
Travel farther south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan district
with vibrant shops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to
visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, you might like to join an optional medieval
banquet. Today’s Distance: 181 mi/ 290 km (B)
DAY 5: LIMERICK-ADARE-DINGLE PENINSULA-KILLARNEY.
Start your day with a stroll through Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages.
Then, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive
affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands and hear about the way of
life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. The next two
nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney. Tonight, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for
dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. Today’s Distance: 156 mi/
253 km (B)
DAY 6: KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION.
At Killorglin, join the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling
seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly painted farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with
subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Back in
Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park
lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Today’s Distance: 100 mi/ 160 km (B,D)
DAY 7: KILLARNEY-BLARNEY-WATERFORD-TRAMORE.
More scenic beauty as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous
for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and
handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country’s second-largest city on the way to
Waterford, where a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is included. Spend the night at the
nearby seaside resort of Tramore. Later, consider an optional pub tour. Today’s Distance: 132 mi/ 212
DAY 8: TRAMORE-KILKENNY-DUBLIN.
On the last leg of your journey on your way to Dublin, visit Kilkenny to wander the Medieval Mile and
learn about its Norman heritage. An optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song,
and laughter would be an exciting finale to your holiday. Today’s Distance: 120 mi/ 193 km (B)
DAY 9: DUBLIN.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departure City: Dublin
End City: Dublin
From $2,379* per person twin share