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8 Day 'Gems of Ireland' Premium Guided Tour

8 Day 'Gems of Ireland' Premium Guided Tour

Your search for the perfect Irish tour is finally over! It's time to step into Ireland. On this ‘Gems of Ireland’ tour expect to see the most amazing landscapes and seascapes, expect to sample the delicacies of Irish cuisine, expect traditional pubs and turf fires, feet stamping rhythms and haunting ballads, ancient castles and awesome cliffs, meet our people, learn our history, hear our stories and make lifelong friends. In the course of this journey, you can also expect to make loads of new friends as we adventure and explore Ireland together. This tour will be like no other. To ensure your comfort, we operate a 70% seating capacity policy. ✅ All Transport Requirements (Does Not Include Flights To Ireland) ✅ Qualified & Accredited Guides ✅ Quality 4 Star Hotel Accommodation ✅ Breakfast (7) and Dinners (6) Including Food Tour Experience ✅ All Attraction Entry Fees and Experiences ✅ Ireland Experts with over 50 years Industry Experience ✅ Luxury Touring Specification Vehicles
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Ages 4-110, max of 35 per group
Duration: 8 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Newgrange
  • Entry/Admission - Titanic Belfast
  • Entry/Admission - Belfast
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Dunluce Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Grianan Of Aileach
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Crolly Distillery, Visitors' Experience
  • Entry/Admission - Leo's Tavern
  • Entry/Admission - Glencolmcille Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Donegal Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)
  • Entry/Admission - Arigna Mining Experience

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
    At the coach park, Zone 16
  • Option 2
    Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Stockhole Lane, Clonshagh, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X3H5, Ireland
    At the front entrance of the hotel
  • Option 3
    Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport, Corballis, Dublin, K67 T6P6, Ireland
    At the front entrance of the hotel
  • Option 4
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport, Corballis, Dublin, Ireland
    At the front entrance of the hotel
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 209116P8

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 209116P8

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      Joined in October 2019
    • davidmI3894GL
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      Excellent experience with Chieftain Tours!
      Joe Greene of Chieftain Tours is simply outstanding! He is gregarious, funny, smart and very creative! We had a personal tour of sites in Donegal and Northern Ireland. He speaks Irish and seems to know everyone! Very knowledgeable. If you are in search of a challenging walking tour of Ireland's sites, Joe is #1 ! He easily climbed up steep inclines at the Slieve League Cliffs and the Giant's Causeway which made me jealous! I strongly recommend him if you want an interesting, informative and engaging tour experience. He can customize a tour to fit your interests.
      Written 30 May 2024
    • Onita18
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      Tour of South Dongeal
      We had Joe as our tour guide for South Dongeal. Joe was very knowledgeable, he knew the history of Ireland and you saw his passion about Ireland as it showed in all the places we visited. He also spoke to the native language of Gaeilge which was a plus as we got to experience his interactions with the locals! The tour was “NOT scripted” as Joe related personally to everything he told us. Joe was very adaptable as we started late due to travels and he also made time in the schedule to take us to the prettiest beach in Ireland. Additionally, we loved our experience at Slieve League (Europe’s highest Sea Cliffs). We thought the Slieve League Cliffs are so much better than the Cliffs of Moher! We would definitely hire Joe again!
      Written 23 May 2024
    • C977IJkathleenc
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      Great overview of the area
      The guide was pleasant, knowledgeable and told great stories. The tour stops were fascinating and lunch was delicious.
      Written 18 May 2024
    • X2292XOkennethm
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      Unbelievable Donegal area
      All I can say is " Maureen exceeded our wildest expectations". She gave us an insight to the area that only a proud local could. Thank you Maureen, we will always remember our time with you! Ken and Martha Boston
      Written 15 May 2024
    • MeganR8
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      Great Guides and Experiences
      Joe and Maureen were amazing - knowledgeable, easy going, and SO patient with the very challenging group of non-listeners/non-readers. It would have been miserable to be stuck with those folks on most excursions, but Joe and Maureen kept things going so we all had a good time. The mini bus is really nice and allows the tour to drive all the way to the top of Sligh Lough…bigger buses have to have guests transfer to a shuttle or walk. They somehow arranged things with the Rusty Mackerel to have everyone order and be served in record time, and the food was excellent. The monastery and castle were great and very well explained as well. We’ve been on many cruises to many places, and this was among the best excursions we’ve ever done!
      Written 11 May 2024
    • Z136CElisag
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      A delight!
      We recently stopped over in Killybegs and decided to go see the music show. It was a short 10min walk from our ship to the center of town, where the venue was located. The venue is in a nice room in the local hotel and is fully accessible which was important to us. The show itself was great with some traditional Irish music as well as a ballad singer and some great Irish dancers. After the show, we had a coffee in a nearby cafe which was suitable named "Ahoy!" Bus tours are not usually our thing, so this was a welcomed treat. Would recommend.
      Written 22 April 2024
    • Quest88951
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      Fabulous Entertainment
      This was a wonderful experience, the music was fantastic, powerful ballads by such a great singer, the dancers were amazing and the location of the venue, the Tara Hotel was perfect, only 10 minute walk from the harbor. I would definitely recommend it.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • peonies1606
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      Music show Killybegs
      Such an exhilarating experience. Omg, what a great show. Had such an amazing time and was a really enjoyable couple of hours, spent amongst friends! The music and singers where top class. Even though the musicians where phenomenal, the dancers are what made the experience for me. Highly recommend, great way to spend a few hours on your visit to Killybegs.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Go55962616806
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      Perfect balance of city and country sights, a lovely day!
      We had a wonderful time with Sean on Chieftain tours. His smaller tour buses (but still very nice!) allowed us to go places the larger tour buses could not. We saw many of our ship board mates waiting for shuttle busses to take them from the lower parking lots to the top of the cliffs, while we were able to drive up ourselves. The place they picked for lunch was amazing, including wonderful entertainment. The tour was well organized, and I felt we spend just the right amount of time at each of the activities. Highly recommended!
      Written 24 October 2023
    • brendagT3106MX
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      Great tour with a great company!!
      We booked this at the last minute as our ship had a major change in itinerary due to weather. Once booked we rec'd a note from Chieftain with all info on the coming excursion. I did have questions which were answered same day. We were in it for the cliffs but I was very impressed with the presentation of the Abbey and Castle. Our tour guide was very well spoken and knowledgable. He had a great sense of humor too. We had some time to roam town and shop. When we stopped for lunch we had THE BEST seafood chowder ever!!! And to top it off our guides came in and recited poetry and sang!!! They were AWESOME!!! What a personal touch!!! Unfortunately we never got to see the cliffs due to the mist. Our guide did bring us up to try but the mist won. I still feel the tour was very worth it even though we didn't get our views. Thank you so much to Cheiftain!!!!
      Written 19 October 2023
    • Donna8553
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      Castles , Cliffs, History !
      Our trip was amazing . We saw a castle in Donegal. A beautiful little town. Lots of shops and a historic Franciscan Cemetery. Delicious treats with Cappuccino’s. Lunch at Rusty Mackerel with lots of fun with Irish songs and lots of knowledge from our tour guide Keith. He is a famous writer straight from Donegal, his home town ! Then off to see the cliffs . Amazing day !
      Written 18 October 2023
    • Islandtimed
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      Great tour of Donegal County!
      Great tour of Donegal county! Our guide, Roger, was extremely engaging and shared many interesting historical facts about the area and founding clans. We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour of Donegal Castle, and the charming city center. The only recommendation I have is to move the trip to Slieve League cliffs to morning instead of afternoon to hopefully avoid heavy fog. We were disappointed the fog prevented us from seeing them.
      Written 13 October 2023
    • 537stacyj
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      Delightful day in Killybegs!
      This excursion was the best one of our 10 day trip. Joe is a very talented driver, guide, and performer!! We were blown away by his abilities. Thank you for such a wonderful day!!
      Written 13 October 2023
    • susant739
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      Couldn’t do better than choose Chieftain.
      From start to finish this tour was amazing. Great communication before the tour. Instant response when our ship changed route and we had to change the date. Small coach and minibus on quayside less than 40 metres from ship was there when we disembarked. Greeted by one of the owners -Joe. Our guide was Keith Corcoran a famed storyteller, author and guide who is from Donegal. He was a wonderful person to give us facts, stories and jokes as he informed us of our itinerary and took great care to ensure everyone knew times and meeting places on several stops. A great balance of historical stops and scenery. Even saw an impromptu hand loom weaving demonstration. Even the inclement weather which meant the cliffs were shrouded in mist didn’t ruin the day. Lunch stop entertainment from Joe, a flute playing good enough to have him play with Clannad and Enya and sang a traditional song, whilst Keith told a story and recited a poem. I’ll have to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chieftain Tours.
      Written 10 October 2023
    • greggK8396BA
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      An unexpected pleasure
      Our first time in Ireland was made a wonderful journey by Joe, we provided him a blank slate and he crafted a wonderful overview of the history of his homeland which he clearly loves. The scenery, the people , the music, Joe used all of these to weave an unforgettable tapestry of memories for us. If you are fortunate enough to have him as your guide, listen to his stories, give him your time and you will be well rewarded.
      Written 7 October 2023
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