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Visit Galway, Cork and Dublin on a solo trip to Ireland.

Imagine you're in a pub listening to live music and shouting sláinte (the local slang for "cheers") with a group of like-minded travellers. Thankfully, you don't have to wish for a four-leaf clover for this travel dream to come true. Join this trip to Ireland for solo travelers, where verdant landscapes and frothy Guinness await.

Your travel package includes

  • 6 nights in a private room in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 beer tasting
  • 4 sightseeing tours

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Included Highlights

  • St. Patricks-Kathedrale
  • Guinness Brewery
  • Temple Bar district
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Schloss Blarney

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night flight1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Dublin today.

County Dublin2 nights

Day 2: Arrive in County Dublin

Meal included: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Ireland! Make yourself comfortable at your hotel. Then meet your tour director and other group members at a mixer before enjoying a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Dublin & Guinness Brewery Sightseeing Tour

Meal Included: Breakfast

Take a comprehensive tour of Ireland's capital with a local expert to lead the way.

  • Stop at Phoenix Park, site of the Presidential Residence, and drive past the Guinness Brewery
  • Enter the towering St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland's largest church
  • Pass St. Stephen's Green while admiring the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square
  • View Trinity College and walk past Grafton Street to the statue of Molly Malone ending in Temple Bar

Take a self-guided tour of the Guinness Brewery this afternoon.

  • Explore the many fun, colorful exhibits that show how the Irish brand has evolved since Arthur Guinness made the first beer in 1759
  • Learn how to pour the perfect glass of the famous stout
  • Head to the top floor to sip your beer and enjoy the 360 ​​degree views of Dublin

County Cork2 nights

Tag 4: County Cork über Kilkenny & Rock of Cashel

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Explore the Irish countryside en route to County Cork.

  • Stop in Kilkenny, Ireland's best preserved medieval city
  • Tour the imposing 12th-century Kilkenny Castle overlooking the River Nore
  • Take a tour of the legendary Rock of Cashel with impressive 12th and 13th century stone buildings

Later, sit down with your group for an included dinner.

Tag 5: Schloss Blarney

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Meal Included: Breakfast

Head into the Irish countryside to climb to the top of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone, said to bestow the 'gift of the mouth'.

Enjoy a free evening in County Cork or add an excursion.

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An evening in Kinsale

Ab $105 pro Person

County Galway2 nights

Day 6: County Galway via the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

Meal Included: Breakfast

Head north into County Galway, taking time to see the spectacular scenery along the way.

  • Stroll along the fascinating coastline of the Cliffs of Moher
  • Drive through the Burren, a unique limestone plateau where rocky fields are dotted with wildflowers

Arrive in Galway and admire some of the city's highlights on a walking tour led by your guide.

  • Stroll past Lynch's Castle, the Druid Theater Company and sprawling Eyre Square
  • Check out the city's medieval walls and the Spanish Arch
  • View authentic Claddagh rings at a local shop

Day 7: Free day in County Galway

Meals included: breakfast, farewell dinner

Spend a day off in County Galway or add an excursion.

Tonight, visit a local pub in Galway to hear traditional Gaelic music and celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner.

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Kylemore Abbey & Connemara-Nationalpark

Ab 79 $ pro Person

flight home

Day 8: Departure

Meal Included: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home.

Please note: some airport transfers may depart very early in the morning to accommodate return flights.

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Rich in history and culture, a trip to Dublin is always a good idea. Extend your trip and experience more of everything the capital of the Republic of Ireland has to offer.

Dublin2 nights

Day 8: Dublin via Glendalough

Meal Included: Breakfast

On the way to Dublin pay a visit to Glendalough.

  • Enter Wicklow Mountains National Park and make your way to the Glendalough Visitor Center to learn more about the historic site
  • Explore the old monastery, past the round tower, stone churches and ornate crosses

Continue to Dublin and enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

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Traditional Irish Dinner & Show

Ab 109 $ pro Person

Day 9: Free day in Dublin

Meal Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Dublin or add an excursion.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your other group members.

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Powerscourt Estate & Gardens

Ab $55 pro Person

flight home

Day 10: Departure

Meal Included: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Simply great tour!



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    The trip to Ireland met and exceeded all of my expectations. Ireland is a beautiful country with a fascinating history. This tour and our director offer a wonderful way to experience the beauty and take a crash course in history. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and had a keen sense of...

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    An amazing adventure!



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    Had an amazing experience on my first tour with Go Ahead. Everything was perfect. Ireland was beautiful! Highly recommended! Continue! Go!

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    The tour itself, the tour guide and the driver were all five stars. But I gave the overall experience four stars mainly because of the horrible plane reservation (6 extra flight hours and seats in the back by the restrooms that I had to pay extra to upgrade). Also, I spent two nights in a small disabled room in...

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    Hotels, Flights & FAQ

    Here's the essentials - where to stay, how to get there, and what you should know about your destination before you leave.


    We carefully select each hotel to find the balance between comfort, location and local charm. Specific accommodation will vary based on departure date, but these are common hotels for this tour and we are confident you will be satisfied.

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    Maldron Sandy Road

    This comfortable hotel is located near the center of Galway. It offers free WiFi, a hotel bar and a restaurant. Nearby you will find the Galway Shop...

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    Garryvoe Hotel

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    This boutique hotel is located in Dublin city centre. Guests enjoy the bistro restaurant, the fitness room and the hotel bar. Nearby you will find EPIC The Irish Emirates...

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    Round trip flights is another thing we take care of to make your trip as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find you the best flight route at a competitive price thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.

    Add our flight package and you get:

    • Round-trip airfare for your tour
    • Airport transfers at your destination
    • A great price is fixed today
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated service team
    • Options for early arrival, longer stay or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your itinerary changes
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    Passport, visa and entry requirements

    • To enter Ireland, US and Canadian citizens require a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after the date of re-entry.
    • We recommend at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
    • No visa is required for US or Canadian citizens.
    • If you are not a US or Canadian citizen, you must contact the consulate of your destination country regarding your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting on your tour by going search for the code IR6.

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    Tour pace & mobility

    • You will walk a minimum of 1.5 hours daily over moderately rough terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets with some hills and stairs.
    • Travelers should be in good health to participate in all included hikes unassisted. Adding optional excursions may increase the total number of hikes on your tour.
    • You should occasionally feel comfortable managing your own luggage.
    • If you have mobility issues or physical limitations, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

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    Transport and arrival information

    • Return flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive and depart from Dublin. A Go Ahead Tours representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the Arrivals Hall as the representative may be escorting one of your fellow passengers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who booked their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers booking their own flights can request airport transfers from Go Ahead Tours at an additional cost.
    • All other included transport is by private coach.

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    free luggage

    • Please note that due to space restrictions on coaches and other transfers that may involve trains or flights, our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person.
    • Check with your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your return flights to and from the tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage restrictions.
    • Some airlines may charge additional fees if you check baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Note that you are responsible for all baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Be sure to label your luggage and keep valuables, medicines and documents in your hand luggage.

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    Clothing & packing tips

    • We recommend packing light, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to adjust for different temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rain gear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You might want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    • It is preferable not to enter churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entry may be refused on this basis).

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    • Check with your doctor or health care provider for the latest updates and immigration requirements at least 60 days before departure, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
    • If you have medication that you take daily, make sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any delays.
    • If you have any dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging into your account and updating your travel details. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our customer service team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting on your tour by going search for the code IR6.

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    • Irish pubs serve hearty lunches, like the traditional bacon and boiled cabbage stew. Soda bread is delicious, very filling, and served with many meals. For afternoon tea, nibble on a scone with a knob of quality Kerry butter. Guinness stout is an international sensation, but locals may prefer Murphy's depending on where you are.
    • Dublin has experienced something of a culinary revolution and the city now boasts an impressive range of new restaurants offering exciting cuisine with continental European, Asian and even American influences.

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    Electricity & air conditioning

    • Ireland operates within 230-240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large flat prongs.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter as well as a voltage converter if you intend to use your own hair dryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
    • The level of air conditioning in European hotels is often not as powerful or as cool as you might be used to in the US or Canada. If air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
    • Hotels may provide hair dryers, irons, and other small items, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

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    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, but fees may apply.
    • There is no internet access on the coach.
    • Please contact your mobile operator for information on roaming charges.

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    time zones

    • Ireland uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
    • When it's noon in New York, it's 5pm on tour.

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    • You will use the euro on tour.
    • Better exchange rates are usually available abroad, although it's worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use on your first arrival.
    • We strongly recommend that you bring debit/bank cards and credit cards, which you can use to withdraw cash from local banks if needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international Cirrus and Plus networks, but be sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Let your bank and credit card company know about your travel plans so they don't confuse your international purchases with fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and companies mainly accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one chipped debit or credit card, we strongly recommend that you request one from your bank prior to your tour.

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    • At the end of your tour, it is customary to offer your guide and driver a tip in local currency. Please note the current exchange rates.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $8 to $10 per person per day for your guide and the equivalent of $3 per person per day for your driver.
    • Where appropriate, we also recommend the equivalent of $2 per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.

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    Purchase of excursions on tour

    • Most optional excursions are available for purchase during your tour.
    • Your guide will only accept cash (USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
    • Please note that if you use a credit card to pay for an excursion during the tour, it can take up to three months before your card is charged.
    • Some optional excursions can only be booked in advance. See page four of your Itinerary for more information.

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