Blue skies over an Irish lake, as seen on our 2020 Tours of Ireland Blue skies over an Irish lake, as seen on our 2020 Tours of Ireland

8-Day Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2020 A luxury tour for max. 8 Guests

Key Tour Information

  • €2,590 to €2,790
  • 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Max. 8 Guests
  • Adults Only

Take a closer look at Ireland. Strictly limited to eight guests and adults only, 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.

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.

  • Dublin

    • Explore Trinity College
    • Ancient Book of Kells
    • The Guinness Storehouse
  • Galway & Clonmacnoise

    • Stay in Ballynahinch Castle
    • Wild Connemara Region
    • Clonmacnoise Monastery
    • Galway "City of the Tribes"
    • Kylemore Abbey
  • Clare & Shannon

    • Wild Atlantic Way
    • The Spectacular Cliffs of Moher
    • Burren Limestone Landscape
    • Thatched village of Adare
  • Kerry & Cork

    • The Ring of Kerry
    • Pub Lunch In The Blind Piper
    • Blarney Castle & Blarney Stone
    • Macroom Castle
    • Jameson Old Midleton Distillery
  • Kilkenny & Waterford

    • Stay on a real Irish farm
    • Medieval Kilkenny Castle
    • House of Waterford Crystal
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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Why our Mini group sizes are better for you

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

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:
More Personal Attention

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.

Adults Only

We all love children. But sometimes it's nice to enjoy a little quiet time without them. That's why our Mini Group tours are for people 18 years old and above. The hotels, attractions and other visits will, of course, have an abundance of children but on the coach, at least, you can expect your down time to be that little bit more relaxing.

A close-up personal experience

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.

Spread Out and Relax

Space to spread out on the coach. Our mini group tours use 9-seater Mercedes-Benz coaches but only sell 8 spaces, giving room for you to spread out.

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.

Speedy Check-ins

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.

Better service for you

Just look at our amazing reviews to see for yourself. Our guests consistently list smaller group sizes among the top reasons why they would book My Ireland Tour again. The smaller numbers mean we can really deliver the best in service and attention throughout your whole experience.

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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.

Questions about this tour?

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.

Prices & AvailabilityAncient Ireland Tour 2020

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Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Tue 28 Apr 2020 Tue 05 May 2020 € 2590 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 05 May 2020 Tue 12 May 2020 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 12 May 2020 Tue 19 May 2020 € 2790 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 19 May 2020 Tue 26 May 2020 € 2790 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Tue 26 May 2020 Tue 02 Jun 2020 € 2790 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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Tue 06 Oct 2020 Tue 13 Oct 2020 € 2690 Spaces Available - Book Now!
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The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2020 is €450 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €545

Paying for your Escorted Tour of Ireland

Payment Information

  • 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

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.