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Tour code: BEHEIDD-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 Nights
  • 17 Meals 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

The Emerald Isle

  • 12 days
  • Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland
  • Max 18 Passengers


From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Map of The Emerald Isle 2020 | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Discover Northern Ireland's history on a Black Cab Tour of Belfast's street art and political murals
  • Set foot on the basalt columns of the legendary Giant's Causeway
  • Discover the moon like landscape of the Burren

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Dublin - Belfast

    Warm, welcoming and unmistakably charismatic, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. But we won’t stick around for long – the fascinating Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is calling. After a history-filled day (a taste of what’s to come), we’ll move on to Belfast – where we’ll get to know each other a little better over a welcome dinner. Accommodation: Malone Lodge Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Belfast - Londonderry

  • Day 3 - Londonderry - North Irish Coast - Londonderry

  • Day 4 - Londonderry - Roscommon

  • Day 5 - Roscommon - Connemara - Galway

  • Day 6 - Galway

  • Day 7 - Galway - The Burren - Dingle Peninsula

  • Day 8 - Dingle Peninsula 

  • Day 9 - Dingle Peninsula - Kenmere - Cork 

  • Day 10 - Cork - Kinsale - Cork 

  • Day 11 - Cork - Tipperary - Kilkenny

  • Day 12 - Kilkenny - Avoca - Dublin

Tour Inclusions


11 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 29th July 2019
    Review rating
    Well organised. Excellent tour guide. Good accommodation. Good selection of attractions and places to visit. Ample free time.
  • 29th July 2019
    Review rating
    Great tour guide and driver, never felt rushed, with fewer travellers than seats on the bus there was room to move freely, accommodation of a high standard, this was my second tour and would take another.
  • 29th July 2019
    Review rating
    Bus .was to far to small for the amount of passengers . To much variance in the hotel rooms , some passengers had 5 Star ; yet in the same hotel others copped 2 Star .
  • 28th July 2019
    Review rating
    The tour leader, Eva and driver Greg were excellent. Most of the hotel choices were good. The hotel in Cork was not good. Too far out of town, dirty, substandard service. Would have liked more time in Kinsale and Killarney.
  • 27th July 2019
    Review rating
    Yes. The tour was small, well planned and most enjoyable. The guide and the driver were exceptionally good