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Discover Ireland
Commences Belfast 02 July, ends Dublin 20 July 2019

  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 8,990
  • Program Code GCTDI19
  • Single Supplement AUD 1,750
  • Program Leader Peter Burns
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 18 Nights
    • 2 - Belfast
    • 1 - Derry
    • 2 - County Donegal
    • 1 - Sligo
    • 2 - County Galway
    • 1 - Aran Islands
    • 4 - County Kerry, Killarney
    • 1 - Cork
    • 4 - Dublin

Commences Belfast 02 July and ends Dublin 20 July 2019

Tour Highlights

  • The bustling Irish capital, Dublin, with the historic Hill of Tara and scenic Wicklow Mountains
  • The city of Cork with legendry Blarney Castle and the emigration port of Cobh
  • Killarney with the picturesque Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
  • The dramatic coastal scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way including the craggy Burren with its dolmens, the unique flora and fauna of the Connemara and rugged County Donegal
  • The lively university city of Galway and Yeat's Sligo
  • The spectacular cliff-top ring fort of the Atlantic Aran isle of Inishmore
  • The rejuvenated cities of Derry, with its Peace Bridge, and Belfast with its impressive new Titanic Museum
  • The dramatic rock formation of the Giant's Causeway and the local whiskey at Bushmills

Tour Overview

Ireland is a lush green island full of thatched cottages, friendly pubs, music, poetry, ebullient people and dramatically diverse rugged countryside. We shall explore this captivating land - with its age-old fortresses and abbeys, quaint country towns, stately cities, dramatic islets and fascinating landscapes – and experience the history, people and natural heritage of Ireland.

This 18-night program ranges from the bustling capital of Dublin to the greenness of Killarney with its rugged Dingle and Kerry peninsulas; from the natural beauty of the Connemara to the rugged northwest with County Donegal's quintessential villages and national park; from the dramatic Isle of Inishmore, with its spectacular cliff-top ring fort, to the craggy and mystical Giant's Causeway in the north. With colourful local guides we will learn about Ireland's rich heritage as we explore Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains, Cork, Limerick, historic Galway, Yeats’ Sligo, Donegal, Derry and Belfast.


Tour Inclusions

  • 18 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Irish breakfast  daily and 16 dinners
  • Touring by comfortable  and modern  coach
  • Transport, lectures  and field trips as indicated Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet


This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Golden Compass's UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.