Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland The sun setting over the Irish coast Irish locals fishing on the lake at Kylemore Abbey Glendalough, monastic site visited on some of our Ireland tours Traditional Irish music performed for visitors on a Tour of Ireland Sheep grazing on the Irish coastal clifftops

Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Dingle Version A luxury tour for max. 8 Guests

Ancient Ireland 2019.
Your choice of 2 great mini-group tours.

The Ancient Ireland Tour has two different versions for 2019. Both tours include all the aspects that have made the Ancient Ireland Tour Series hugely popular. The page you are currently on is the Ancient Ireland Tour 2019, Dingle Version. Between staying in Dingle, Co. Kerry on nights 4 and 5, you will visit the local attractions of the stunning fishing village.

On the Ring of Kerry Version of the Ancient Ireland Tour, on nights 4 and 5, you will stay in Killarney, Co. Kerry and in between you will travel around the world famous Ring of Kerry.

Besides the change of location for nights 4 & 5 and the change of activities on day 5 the tours are, more or less, identical.

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2019 Tour Summary

Take a closer look at Ireland. With only eight guests, the Ancient Ireland Tour places the focus on you. That's more time and more attention for you, your interests and your questions. You will be exploring Ireland at a comfortable pace, with plenty to see and do, plus plenty of time for yourself.

This is a luxury tour of Ireland in every sense, and you will be staying in some of Ireland's top hotels. Even spending two nights in the luxury of Ballynahinch Castle, nestled in 700 acres of pristine walkways, rivers and woodland. We invite you to live like royalty for eight days and seven nights in Ancient Ireland on a Mini-Group Tour.

  • Dublin

    Explore Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the famous Guinness Storehouse.

  • Galway & Clonmacnoise

    Stay in Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara. Galway city & Kylemore Abbey.

  • Clare & Shannon

    The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren limestone landscape, the thatched village of Adare.

  • Kerry & Cork

    Dingle, enjoy an Irish pub lunch, Cork/Kerry Mountains, Macroom and Blarney Castles.

  • Kilkenny & Waterford

    Spend the night on a real Irish farm. Visit Kilkenny Castle and the House of Waterford Crystal.

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  • Max. 8 Guests
  • €2,390 to €2,690
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
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  • Thursday:

    Welcome to Ireland

  • Friday:

    Dublin to Galway

  • Saturday:

    Wild Connemara

  • Sunday:

    Wild Atlantic Way

  • Monday:

    Dingle

  • Tuesday:

    Kerry to Cork

  • Wednesday:

    Kilkenny & Waterford

  • Thursday:

    Departure or onward journey
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Tour Accommodation Stay in a real Irish Castle

The Ancient Ireland Tour welcomes you to a different class of accommodation. We are very proud of the selection of hotels we have put together for this exclusive journey through Ireland's history and culture. Some of these hotels are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long standing relationship with them all.

We know and trust the hotels we use for our tours, and we choose them carefully based not only on their star rating, but also on their location, service, value and character. With 29 years of experience offering tours of Ireland, we have the knowledge, the experience and the local contacts to design the perfect accommodation package for your vacation.

Luxury Transport

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our vehicles are all of the highest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability. For our mini-group tours of Ireland, we use custom 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, offering the very pinnacle of comfort and safety, combined with a luxurious finish throughout. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the glorious sights which mark the way. Enjoy a front-row seat on your tour of Ireland.

  • Extra Legroom & Comfort
  • Tinted Windows
  • Panoramic Outlook
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Cushioned Seats

Tour Prices, Ancient Ireland Tour 2019, Dingle Version

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Thu 13 Jun 2019 Thu 20 Jun 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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Thu 03 Oct 2019 Thu 10 Oct 2019 € 2490 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Dingle Version is €450 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €545

Tour Prices, Ancient Ireland Tour 2019, Ring of Kerry Version

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Tue 30 Apr 2019 Tue 07 May 2019 € 2390 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 14 May 2019 Tue 21 May 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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Tue 01 Oct 2019 Tue 08 Oct 2019 € 2490 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Ring of Kerry Version is €450 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €545

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Tour Name Duration Price
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6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 10 days / 9 nights €1,190 to €1,690 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 15 days / 14 nights €1,985 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Ring of Kerry Version 8 days / 7 nights €2,390 to €2,690 Max. 8 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Dingle Version 8 days / 7 nights €2,490 to €2,690 Max. 8 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,395 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 2019 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,390 Max. 26 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 2019 6 days / 5 nights €895 to €995 per person Max. 26 ppl Details
Rugged Ireland Mini Group Tour 2019 8 days / 7 nights €2690 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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The stunning Ballynahinch Castle with panoramic views over the lake The stunning Ballynahinch Castle with panoramic views over the lake

Because we were such a small group we were able to spend more time at the sights we visited and had a little more flexibility with our schedule. I highly recommend this trip!!

Richard V.

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Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny Castle

The Tour Itinerary Thursday: Welcome to Ireland

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Thursday's Itinerary

On arrival in Dublin Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here in the Arrivals Hall you will meet your Professional Irish Driver-Guide (one person). There will be 3 Group transfers this morning between 0700 am & 1200 noon. Board your luxury air-conditioned mini-coach and make the short transfer to the Brooks Hotel in the heart of Dublin city where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

This afternoon after all introductions have been made you will depart on a tour of the "Fair City" of Dublin, Ireland's capital city visiting Trinity College which was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of an Augustinian monastery. Trinity College is also home to the Book of Kells, which is the most richly decorated of Ireland's medieval illuminated manuscripts. The book contains the four gospels in Latin. Some of the dyes used were imported from as far as the Middle East.

No visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate for a tour of the world famous brewery and afterwards enjoy a perfect pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, which is located at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City & County in every direction.

Evening free to relax and unwind at your leisure. Overnight in the Brooks Hotel.

Included Today

Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement

Friday's Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will depart for Ballynahinch Castle for an unrivalled experience of true Irish hospitality. Formerly the home of "Humanity Dick" Martin and The Maharajah Ranjitsinhji, Ballynahinch Castle has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over 250 years. At Ballynahinch Castle, My Ireland Tour guests will enjoy the breathtaking Superior Bedroom. This unique castle is spectacularly located on a private 450 acre estate of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara.

Travelling west your route today will take you through Ballinasloe & Athlone, which is the centre of Ireland. You will visit Clonmacnoise a medieval monastery on the banks of the River Shannon founded by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. Clonmacnoise lay at a crossroads of medieval Ireland linking all parts of the island. Sacked time and again by the Vikings, it nevertheless flourished for over 600 years.

We will continue west on our journey to Galway City, known as the "City of the Tribes". On arrival in Galway you will have a panoramic tour of this ancient city including its famous Eyre Square. Take time for a ramble down Shop Street to Galway's Latin Quarter where stands Lynch's Castle, Galway's grandest 16th century town house. Stroll up the bustling Quay Street with its many great pubs and lively street performers.

We will travel on west of Galway City via the villages of Oughterard, Maam Cross & Recess into the wilds of Connemara, famous for its bogs, mountains and rugged coastline. Tonight you will overnight & dine in Ballynahinch Castle. Suggestion: After dinner you might like to retire to the friendly Fisherman's Pub for a nightcap (Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey is just a suggestion) before bed.

Included Today

The rugged and rustic grounds of Ballynahinch Castle, your accommodation in Connemara The rugged and rustic grounds of Ballynahinch Castle, your accommodation in Connemara

Saturday's Itinerary

This morning after breakfast take some time to explore at your leisure the extensive grounds of Ballynahinch Castle. There are some who visit Ballynahinch Castle and never leave the grounds during their stay, such is the choice of activities available. Hiking the trails, taking a fly-fishing tutorial, playing tennis, biking, or simply sitting in the tranquillity of the grounds listening to the song of the river as it makes its interminable journey to the sea are all possibilities today.

This afternoon if the lure of the castle grounds are not too strong you will tour the sights of wild Connemara. You will have free time in Clifden, the capital of Connemara which was founded in 1812 by the High Sheriff of Galway to create a pocket of respectability within the lawlessness of Connemara.

You will visit Kylemore Abbey, which is nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul, in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. It is regarded as one of Ireland's most romantic buildings.

Your return route to Ballynahinch Castle will take you via the spectacular Inagh Valley with the rugged 12 Bens of Connemara on your right and the Maumturks mountain range on your left. Tonight you will overnight and dine in Ballynahinch Castle

Included Today

The Cliffs of Moher The Cliffs of Moher

Sunday's Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will depart for for the Gaelic speaking fishing port of Dingle. The hotels commands the most magnificent setting with the truly unique backdrop of the mountains, islands, woodlands and the 12th century McCarthy Mór castle ruins.

Your journey to Dingle will take you down the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Clare via the famous Galway Bay, Dunguaire Castle and the fishing village of Kinvarra. You will see The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land, an apt name for this vast limestone plateau. In the 1640's, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

On the Atlantic west coast of County Clare you will stand on the dramatic 650ft high and 5 mile long Cliffs of Moher to gaze out on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a short ferry journey across the majestic Shannon River from Killimer to Tarbert. Continue on via Tralee, the capital of Kerry to the fishing town of Dingle. Tonight you will overnight in Heaton's Guesthouse.

Included Today

Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry

Monday's Itinerary

Depart for the scenic Slea Head Drive on the Wild Atlantic Way via the quaint village of Ventry. Continue on via the Slea Head to Dunquin for views over the Blasket Islands, now an uninhabited island rich for its flora and fauna. Irish writer Peig Sayers famously wrote about life on the island in the struggling 20th century.

You may be interested in a stroll on Coomenoole beach. This small but beautiful beach was used as one of the film locations for the filming of 'Ryan's Daughter'. Continue on to Ballyferriter, a West Kerry Gaeltacht heartland (Irish speaking area). Here in Ballyferriter you will have a workshop tour of the Louis Mulcahy Pottery and you will have an opportunity to try your own skill at the potter’s wheel.

Afterwards enjoy lunch in the inspiring Dingle landscape surroundings. Travel on to visit the archaeological highlight of Gallarus Oratory - an early Christian site. Return to Dingle for an afternoon visit to the Dingle Distillery. Evening free in Dingle famous for its artisan galleries and lively pubs including Dick Mack’s, O Flaherty’s & O'Sullivan’s Court House Pub. Tonight you will overnight at Heaton's Guesthouse.

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Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland

Tuesday's Itinerary

Your journey this morning will take you through Boolteens and Milltown to Killarney town. Enjoy a Panoramic tour of Killarney town. Continue on over the famous Cork/Kerry Mountains via the Irish speaking villages of Ballymakeery & Ballyvourney to the old market town of Macroom, where you will see Macroom Castle, once home of Sir William Penn, whose son was later to found the state of Pennsylvania.

Travel on to the village of Blarney via the valley of the river Lee to visit Blarney Castle. This world famous castle was built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy and here you will have the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone.

You will have time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills where one of the largest selections of Irish arts, crafts and produce can be seen on display.

Our destination for tonight is Ballymacarbry on the Tipperary/Waterford border to a family owned Irish Farmhouse for a unique overnight stay.

The idyllic setting of Glasha Farmhouse nestled between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains will give you a unique insight into rural Irish life. Tonight you will enjoy a hearty home cooked dinner and conversation with your Irish hosts.

Suggestion: After dinner you might fancy taking the three minute stroll to the Bridge Bar, a friendly authentic Irish pub to enjoy chatting with the locals over a pint of Guinness.

Included Today

Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny Castle

Wednesday Kilkenny & Waterford

Wednesday's Itinerary

After a hearty home cooked full Irish breakfast this morning we will set off for the world renowned House of Waterford Crystal in the Viking founded city of Waterford where extensive glass manufacturing was established in 1783. Learn the art of glass blowing from the professional craftsmen and take time to visit the store which is home to the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world.

We will continue on to Kilkenny for a visit of Kilkenny Castle. It has been an important site since Strongbow constructed the first building a wooden tower in the 12th century. William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site in 1260.

This afternoon you will once again be back in the "Fair City" of Dublin. Overnight at the Brooks Hotel.

Included Today

The stunning landscapes of Co. Meath The stunning landscapes of Co. Meath

Thursday Departure Day

This morning there will be 3 group transfers between 0500 & 1200 for you to choose from to bring you to Dublin Airport for your return flight home.

Included Today:

  • Irish Breakfast
  • Airport Transfer
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Why this Tour?

With a maximum of eight guests per tour, the Ancient Ireland Tour is designed to give you the space and the freedom to experience Ireland to its fullest. Offering a different level of luxury, this tour of Ireland invites you to stay in some of Ireland's very best hotels, including to nights in a real Irish castle. Visiting Blarney, Macroom and Kilkenny castles, The Ancient Ireland Tour gives a unique glimpse into the Old World, the stories and secrets is still holds.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

Small Groups

With a maximum of eight guests per tour, the Ancient Ireland Tour is designed to give you the space and the freedom to experience Ireland to the fullest. More time and attention from your driver-guide (one person). Greater flexibility to focus on your specific interests.

The stunning Ballynahinch Castle with panoramic views over the lake

Luxury Tour

The Ancient Ireland Tour is a luxury experience in every sense. Travel in total comfort as you experience Ireland on one of the most inclusive Ireland tour packages around. You will be staying and dining in some of Ireland's very best hotels including Ballynahinch Castle (pictured above).

Blarney Castle, captured on one of our tours of Ireland

History & Culture

Witness the storied legend of ancient Ireland as you visit such attractions as Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, and Macroom Castle ruins; Clonmacnoise Medieval Monastery, Kylemore Abbey and the historic Book of Kells. Drawing on their extensive knowledge, your driver-guide will breathe life into these ancients monuments and they stories they tell.

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Glen Gleeson

Reviewed in June 2018

The small group also made the tour a much more pleasurable experience as you got to spread out on the coach and get to know your fellow travellers in a more relaxed environment. The tour visits and inclusions were awesome and in my opinion the tour as a whole represented fantastic value for money.

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Kimberle Boyd

Reviewed in June 2018

The 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland was our first-ever travel tour, and it was wonderful! Martina helped us with planning and booking for days both before and after the tour, and was spot-on with both her attention to detail and the timeliness of her replies. She was a pleasure.

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Louise Fitzpatrick

Reviewed in June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful trip. Martina, the Ireland Tour agent, was very supportive in helping me find a sign language interpreter for the first night of the tour and the rest of the tour, she organized pamphlets and written scripts of each tour stop we attended.

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Carmel Pendergast

Reviewed in June 2018

I would highly recommend the 10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland tour. Every aspect, from planning, payment & connecting with group went smoothly. Our driver/guide, Tom Lavin, was professional in every way & great company, looking after all our needs & keeping us entertained with his knowledge of his home country & family stories.

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Jacqueline Morris

Reviewed in June 2018

FANTASTIC is all I can say about My Ireland Tours. My daughter and I went on the Castle tour with 23 other great folks. Not only was the scenery spectacular but the history offered by our guide/driver was so informative.

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Diane Sammarco

Reviewed in June 2018

We just returned from our castle tour, and it was far beyond our expectations. Our guide, George Connelly, was so knowledgeable and professional. He took such good care of all 25 of us on the tour at all times. We had gourmet meals each night (which we didn’t expect), and the accommodations were always exceptional.

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Marilyn Price

Reviewed in June 2018

We recently took a transatlantic cruise from Miami to Ireland and it worked out perfect that the My Ireland Tour 10 day Iconic Tour started the day we docked in Dublin. MIT agreed to pick us up from the cruise port and at the end of the tour dropped us off at the train station so that we could continue on our journey through Ireland. The hotels and food were great (love that Irish soda bread and scones). The scenery was spectacular and we enjoyed the company and conversation of those who toured with us.

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Leeann Leitch

Reviewed in May 2018

Kristel helped us plan a tour of Ireland for four women. She was so helpful and worked with us through several changes. Our driver Patrick was informative, helpful and flexible. Great way to see the country. While this is certainly a more costly way to travel, we all felt it was well worth it.

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Julie Wrabetz

Reviewed in April 2018

We can't say enough great things about our Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 day tour. Our guide/driver, Nigel O'Connor, was just outstanding. We had a great, small group on our March journey, and Nigel was the perfect host. He has a vast knowledge of the history of this beautiful island and was eager to share it with us. We left Ireland knowing so much about these wonderful Irish people and the beautiful place they live. We urge anyone looking for a truly great experience in Ireland to book the journey with My Ireland Tour. You won't be sad!

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What makes us different?

Small group size

With My Ireland Tour, you will be touring in a group that can be half the size of our rivals. We only run Small-Group Tours. The maximum guests size on any our tours is 26. That means more space, more comfort, and a much more personal experience.

Less time waiting in queues to see attractions, checking in and getting on and off the coach.

Best Value

As well as designing and building all of our own tours we also sell our tours directly. This keeps our costs down & allows us to offer you the best value tours of Ireland.

We encourage you to compare our tours and see how we offer the best value tours in the market.

Top Rated

Our past guests say it better than we ever could. Collectively, they have rated our Tours of Ireland as 4.9★ out of 5★.

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Family Run Business

Established by the O'Gorman Family, My Ireland Tour is an independent and family-run business based right here in Cork, Ireland. If you have any questions, we would love for you to get in touch.

Eric O'Gorman and the rest of the team look forward to chatting to you and showing you what makes Ireland such a magical place.

Irish Driver Guide

Your driver-guide (one person) is your chauffeur and your expert tour guide for the duration of your tour of Ireland. Experienced specialists in their fields, our driver-guides are expertly knowledgeable in all aspects of Irish life, history and culture.

Experts in Irish Tours

The only way to choose an authentic, expertly designed tour of Ireland is to know that it has been created by an Irish Company that live and breathe Irish life and culture.

As we are an Irish, family run business, you can be assured that your Ireland tour has been planned and thought out by experts. Knowing not only the popular attractions and favourite destinations but also the best farm to drop into for lunch in County Kilkenny or where to find the best pint of Guinness in County Kerry.

No Sales Pitches

With My Ireland Tour, there is no up-selling, no arm-twisting, no sales-pitches. We have included all the extras in your tour. So your driver-guide (one person) is there to look after you, not to sell you add-ons or hidden extras.

Guaranteed to Run

Once you've booked your space, the Tour is Guaranteed to run. That is not something most of our rivals can say. We never cancel tours or change dates. There are no minimum numbers to make the tour run and no caveats for changing dates. With My Ireland Tour you can relax - your tour vacation to Ireland is guaranteed.

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6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 10 days / 9 nights €1,190 to €1,690 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2019 15 days / 14 nights €1,985 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Ring of Kerry Version 8 days / 7 nights €2,390 to €2,690 Max. 8 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Dingle Version 8 days / 7 nights €2,490 to €2,690 Max. 8 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,395 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 2019 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,390 Max. 26 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 2019 6 days / 5 nights €895 to €995 per person Max. 26 ppl Details
Rugged Ireland Mini Group Tour 2019 8 days / 7 nights €2690 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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What's Included?

This is one of the most inclusive Ireland tour packages available anywhere in Ireland. Click below to find out just how much is included in the price.

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Will the tour run?

Yes. Our “Ancient Ireland Tours” are guaranteed. Unlike many rivals there are no minimum numbers for the tours to go ahead. Rest assured: we do not cancel tours or change dates.

Can I extend the tour?

Yes. You can extend this tour simply by letting us know what else you would like to do on your Ireland Tour and we can arrange it for you.

Mini Group Tours:
A Personal Experience of Ireland

We offer two types of tour sizes: Small Group Tours (limited to 26 passengers) and Mini Group Tours (limited to 8 or 12 passengers).

Our Mini Group tours offer a stark contrast to some comparable tours with other companies, which can have have around 50 people per tour. So we thought we should take a minute to explain why we've designed tours limit to such small groups.

Our Mini Group Tours offer the ultimate in a personal experience of Ireland. For those who want to really get up close and personal with all the experiences Ireland has to offer. From local culture to hidden vistas, to experience everything first hand in your own bespoke experience of every place you stop.

The Difference a Mini Group Group Makes to you:

Unrivalled Personal Attention from your Driver-Guide
With such a small party your driver-guide gets the chance to really know you and understand your interests, allow you to really experience the bits of Ireland that interest you most.

A Personal Experience at each attraction
In such a small party each attraction can offer you a personalised experience, where the guides can focus on the aspects that really appeal to you. Time to delve deeper, time to tailor the experience to you.

Go places a large coach cannot
From farm stays to remote locations, the small numbers allow us to go to places a large coach cannot. From hidden locations to unique accommodations, you'll see a side of Ireland only accessible in such a small party.

Everything is a Breeze
Such a small tour group makes an incredibly easy and enjoyable tour experience. Photo stops just take a minute, meals are personal and relaxing, hotel check-ins are a breeze. Enjoy a personalised experience with such a small select group.

Guests on one of our mini group tours at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara:

Guests at Kylemore Abbey on a Mini Group Tour of Ireland

Our Most Popular Tour Type

Our mini group tours sell out first each year, the key to their popularity being the exclusive benefits & personal experience that can only be found in a tour for such small numbers. Highly recommended for those who want to experience every detail of Ireland and it's culture.

We offer two Different Mini Group Tours Itineraries:

Celtic Explorer Mini-Group Tour is strictly limited to 12 People

Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour is strictly limited to 8 People

Prices & AvailabilityAncient Ireland Tour 2019,
Dingle Version

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Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Thu 13 Jun 2019 Thu 20 Jun 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Thu 11 Jul 2019 Thu 18 Jul 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Thu 08 Aug 2019 Thu 15 Aug 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Thu 22 Aug 2019 Thu 29 Aug 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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Thu 03 Oct 2019 Thu 10 Oct 2019 € 2490 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Thu 17 Oct 2019 Thu 24 Oct 2019 € 2490 Spaces Available - Book Now!

The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Dingle Version is €450 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €545

Prices & AvailabilityAncient Ireland Tour 2019,
Ring of Kerry Version

Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Tue 30 Apr 2019 Tue 07 May 2019 € 2390 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 14 May 2019 Tue 21 May 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 28 May 2019 Tue 04 Jun 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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Tue 17 Sep 2019 Tue 24 Sep 2019 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 01 Oct 2019 Tue 08 Oct 2019 € 2490 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2019, Ring of Kerry Version is €450 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €545

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  • Balance Payments: The full balance is due 60 days before your tour.
  • Currency: All payments are in Euros.
  • Credit Cards & Fees: We do not charge any fees for paying by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • Children's Rate: Children ages 8 yrs - 17 yrs inclusive receive a 10% discount on the prices. Children must share a room with a least 1 adult. Our tours do not cater for children 7 yrs or younger. You must be 18 or over to travel on our Mini-Group Tours.

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The General Post Office of Ireland The General Post Office of Ireland

The General Post Office of Ireland had many homes before finally settling on its current location of O'Connell Street, on January 6th 1818. It is most famous for housing the Irish Rebels during the Easter Rising of 1916.

The building was destroyed by fire during the uprising and was left unattended until the Irish Free State government set about restoring it. The General Post Office now acts as a visitor centre and sheds an amazing light on some of Ireland's darkest days and the country it was to become.