2021 Ultimate Ireland Tour
Aug 21, 2021 to Sep 12, 2021
Join us for the ULTIMATE IRELAND TOUR. We are starting in Shannon, heading south and then around to Dublin.
We spend a few days in Dublin and then head North to Londonderry.
Along the way we will hopefully see 22 Lighthouses in the South and 21 Lighthouses in the North and spend free days in Bunratty, Waterford and Dublin. The Lighthouse list is a wish list but we may not be able to see them all due to accessibility.
We will be able to see other sights as well such as Titanic Museum and all of the wonderful scenery of Ireland.
DATE CHANGE: Due to current events, this tour has been moved from 2020 to 2021. Please note the new dates.
Day 1 - August 21, 2021 - Land in Shannon Airport and then on to Bunratty Hotel
Day 2 - August 22, 2021 - Travel to Kilrush and take the Scattery Island Tour to see the lighthouse, then on to Kilcredaun Lighthouse for a photo op. Last lighthouse for the day is Loop Head Lighthouse in Kilbana. That evening we return to the same hotel and have a medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle.
Day 3 - August 23, 2021 - Full Day at your leisure at Bunratty to tour the local sites including the Bunratty Castle, if you desire.
Day 4 - August 24, 2021 - Travel in the morning to see Tarbert Lighthouse. Then board a boat to view Dingle Lighthouse. On to Killarney for an overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Day 5 - August 25, 2021 - Travel along the Ring of Kerry with lots of scenic stops. In Valentia Island we will have a tour of the Lighthouse then back to the hotel in Killarney.
Day 6 - August 26, 2021 - Travel to Sheep Head to see Muntervary Lighthouse. The lighthous trail is almost 3 miles long but for those that want to you can stay back at the cafe.
Day 7 - August 27, 2021 - Today is full day from Bantry to Baltimore to visit Fastnet Rock lighthouse (view from boat) then back to hotel in Bantry. Dinner on your own.
Day 8 - August 28, 2021 - Another full day traveling starting at Mizenhead Lighthouse and Crookhaven Lighthouse. Then a ferry trip to Long Island to see Copper Head Lighthouse on Long Island. The next stop will be Galley Head Lighthouse and then Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Last lighthouse will be at Summer Cove with an entrance to Charles Court to view the Charles Fort Lighthouse. We will end at Cork for an overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Day 9 - August 29, 2021 - Today we will see Roches Lighthouse and Youghal Lighthouse. Then we will board a boat to see Ballycotton Lighthouse. Then ending at Dungarvan for an overnight stay.
Day 10 - August 30, 2021 - We will view Ballinacourty Lighthouse then proceed to Hook Head Lighthouse where will will have a tour and lunch. Then on to Duncannon Lighthouse and Dunmore East Lighthouse, ending at Waterford hotel.
Day 11 - August 31, 2021 - Free Day in Waterford to do as you wish or just rest up.
Day 12 - September 1, 2021 - A boat trip from Rosslare to view Tusker lighthouse. After the boat ride we will stop at Wicklow to view Wicklow Head Lighthouse then on to Dublin.
Day 13 - September 2, 2021 - Free Day in Dublin to do as you wish or just rest up.
Day 14 - September 3, 2021 - We will have a city tour with a local guide. We will then board a boat to tour the harbor and see Muglins Lighthouse, Dun Loaghair Lighthouses (East and West), Howth Lighthouse and Baily Lighthouse. Then back to Dublin Hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 15 - September 4, 2021 - A long bus ride (5 hours with a lunch stop) to Derry (Londonderry). There will be a visit to Culmore Lighthouse with a visit. Then on a boat to view Ballynagard Lighthouse then back to Derry for hotel and dinner.
Day 16 - September 5, 2021 - On the bus to see the Buncranan Lighthouse, the Dunree Head Lighthouse and then the Inishowen Head Lighthouse. Back to Derry for hotel and dinner.
Day 17 - September 6, 2021 - In the morning we will travel to Bally Castle with a stop to view Port Stewart Lighthouse. Back to Derry and the remainder of the day is on your own, dinner on your own.
Day 18 - September 7, 2021 - This will be a full day excursion to Rathlin Island where we will see Rue Point Lighthouse and East Lighthouse (from the ferry) and visit Rathlin West Lighthouse. Then on to Bally Castle for an overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Day 19 - September 8, 2021 - We will travel to Larne where we will stop to view the Chaine Tower Lighthouse, then on to Whitehard Golf Club for lunch. Travel to Blackhead Lighthouse then on to Belfast for and overnight and dinner.
Day 20 - September 9, 2021 - Today we will visit the Lightship Petrel the lunch at a local cafe. We will then have a tour of the city and visit the Titanic Museum. Back to Belfast hotel and dinner on your own.
Day 21 - September 10, 2021 - On the bus to Killough where we will see St. John's Point Lighthouse. Then on to Greencastle and then take the ferry to Greenore. From the ferry you will be able to see Haulbowline Lighthouse and the Greenore Lighthouse. Overnight in Drogheda with dinner.
Day 22 - September 11, 2021 - Travel to Mornington Lighthouse then on to Balbriggan to view Balbriggan Lighthouse. We will end at Dublin and have our Farewell Dinner.
Day 23 - September 12, 2021 - Buffet breakfast and shuttle to Airport for flights home.
- Scattery Island Lighthouse
- Kilcredaun Lighthouse
- Loop Head Lighthouse
- Tarbert Lighthouse
- Dingle Lighthouse
- Valentia Lighthouse
- Muntervary Lighthouse
- Fastnet Lighthouse
- Baltimore Harbour Barrack Point Lighthouse
- Mizen Head Lighthouse
- Crookhaven Lighthouse
- Galley Head Lighthouse
- Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse
- Charles Fort Lighthouse
- Roches Lighthouse
- Ballycotton Lighthouse
- Youghal Lighthouse
- Mine Head Lighthouse
- Ballinacourty Lighthouse
- Hook Head Lighthouse
- Duncannon Front Range Lighthouse
- Duncannon Rear Range Lighthouse
- Dunmore East Lighthouse
- Tuskar Lighthouse
- Wicklow Head Lighthouse
- Wicklow Harbor East Pier Light
- Wicklow Head High 1
- Wicklow Head High 2
- Wicklow Head Low
- Muglins Lighthouse
- Loaghair Lighthouse East
- Loaghair Lighthouse West
- North Wall Quay Light
- Poolbeg Lighthouse
- Baily Lighthouse
- Culmore Lighthouse
- Buncrana Lighthouse
- Dunree Lighthouse
- Inishhowen Head Lighthouse
- Rathlin Island East Lighthouse
- Rue Point Lighthouse
- Rathlin Island West Lighthouse
- Chaine Tower Lighthouse
- Black Head Lighthouse
- St. Johns Point Lighthouse
- Greenore Lighthouse
- Haulbowline Lighthouse
- Drogheda West Light
- Drogheda East Light
- Drogheda North Light
- Aleria Light
- Balbriggan Lighthouse
All hotel accommodations.
Transports - Tour Bus and Boats
Tour Manager from Ireland for the entire tour
Entrance into National Maritime Museum and Titanic Museum
Meals: 13 Dinners
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