Land Journey

The Best of Ireland, Small Groups

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests



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$11,420 CAD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Belfast, Dublin, Kilkenny, Ashford Castle, Connemara, Giant's Causeway
Best of Irelad Escorted Tour
Ashford Castle


Uniquely Tauck



ALL SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES averaging 24 Tauck guests! A small group size means a more personal travel experience highlighted by stays at some of Ireland's top hotels


TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Journey through the Irish wilds of Connemara & along the spectacular coastal scenery of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast Road


Accommodations include lavishly restored castles, grand hotels, and manor houses: The Westin Dublin; The Merchant Hotel in Belfast; Lough Eske Castle, Donegal; Old Ground Hotel in Ennis; Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney; Ashford Castle in Cong; Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, Kilkenny.


Visit Belfast's award-winning Titanic Belfast interactive museum & enjoy a sumptuous 9-course Titanic tasting dinner





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Céad Mile Fáilte, Irish Gaelic for "one hundred thousand welcomes"... from the first dawning of a countryside morning to the setting sun over rolling green hills, an Irish welcome for visitors is genuine, exuding warm hospitality...

Tauck's Yellow Roads take you from the Giant's Causeway in the north to the Ring of Kerry in the south – and along the way you'll stay at luxury accommodations including grand hotels and elegant manor houses. Learn the story of three centuries of Irish emigrants building a new life in North America at the Ulster American Folk Park. Get a little taste of the artistic side of Ireland on visits to the Belleek Pottery factory. Experience past and present in Dublin and Belfast and the warmth of small villages. Have lunch with a family who run a working dairy farm. Explore the magnificent Titanic exhibit and enjoy a special 9-course tasting dinner inspired by the great ship's menu in the city where it was built, Belfast. Discover the centuries-old tradition of Irish Whiskey at The Jameson Experience. And explore what castle life is all about when you're a guest at Ashford Castle... All this and more on our new Small Group Ireland journey. Read Less

Belfast's Titanic exhibit and a Titanic dinner

Belfast's award-winning Titanic museum... followed by a 9-course Titanic tasting dinner

Learn insider stories behind Titanic, designed to be one of the finest ships ever to grace the seas, on your visit to Titanic Belfast, built on the site of the former Queen's Island shipyards that produced the ill-fated liner. J. Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, asked Lord Pirrie of shipbuilders Harland & Wolff to construct "a stable ship that will not disturb the sediment in the fine wines" they were drinking together at a planning meeting. And while Titanic was, according to her builders, "as nearly as perfect as human brains can make her," she proved no match for nature. Discover more in modern-day galleries that bring the legendary ship back to life... and enjoy a 9-course Titanic tasting dinner in the Great Room of The Merchant Hotel.

Ulster American Folk Park

Day 5

Hear compelling stories of Irish emigrants to North America at the Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the story of the brave Irish emigrants who made the arduous journey across the Atlantic to start a new life in America hundreds of years ago on your visit to the Ulster American Folk Park, an acclaimed open-air museum in Omagh, in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone. Wander through thatched cottages and log cabins, and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food. Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.

Visit and lunch at a family dairy farm

Day 10

Visit a working dairy farm in Kilmallock for a lunch of Irish specialties

Discover the importance of farming in the west of Ireland – and learn firsthand about the country's modern agribusiness pursuits – on a visit to a working dairy farm in Kilmallock that's been in the same family for generations. You're invited for a light, farm-fresh Irish lunch and some excellent stories!

Ashford Castle

Nights 7 and 8

A taste of the royal life of the past on a two-night stay at Ashford Castle

Turrets and ramparts, armor and oak paneling, Waterford chandeliers and gilt mirrors reflect the royal architectural décor you'll find at Ashford Castle. Its first stones were laid in 1228, and since that time eight privileged Irish families have called this 83-bedroom castle – now one of Ireland's most magnificent castle-hotels – home. And for two memorable nights during this journey, you can, too.


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Reviews (14)

Two weeks with a small group of 24. Received ample support from tour guide and bus driver, who managed to maneuver narrow two lane roads despite bicycles, others buses and steep embankments. Interesting variety of activities and all the food you could possibly eat. Weather was excellent and showed Ireland off at her best.

Most Memorable Moment:

A visit to Kylemore Abbey was the most memorable, among many.

This tour was fantastic from beginning to end. Can't imagine doing this tour without our tour director. She was outstanding. Because she is from Ireland, she had more knowledge about everything. She was organized, has a fantastic sense of humor and was full of stories about Ireland. Also, our bus driver was exceptional.

Most Memorable Moment:

It's hard to choose, but pulling up to Ashford Castle from a boat ride to be greeted by a bag pipe player and having the staff lined up outside and waving to us.

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