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8-Night Northern Lights Golf Tour

Price: From $3,498 Per Person
8 Nights

Play The 3 Best Golf Courses in Ireland (Plus 2 More!)

Royal County Down is consistently ranked as one of the best - if not the best - golf course outside America. It is without doubt Ireland’s best course. Portmarnock and Royal Portrush round out Ireland’s top 3. But there is still plenty more to be excited about – the gems that are Ballyliffin and Portstewart. You will also discover the dramatic beauty of Northern Ireland. This part of Ireland offers many world-class attractions, among them the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills whiskey distillery, The Inishowen Peninsula and stunning Glens of Antrim coastal scenic drive. This Ireland golf tour can be done self-drive in a rental car, or with a chauffeur and mini coach for larger groups. You can also customize this tour. Feel free to change anything you like. With three of the top golf courses in the world included in this trip, Ireland golf tours truly don’t get much better than this!

Ireland vacations guarantee memories that last a lifetime, but for a truly special golfing trip, a visit to Royal Portrush is a must. Located in the midst of Northern Ireland’s celebrated myths and legends on the famous Causeway Coast, Royal Portrush, which plays host to the 148th Open Championship in July, regularly attracts golf’s biggest names to its famous Dunluce Links. While in the area, pay a visit to all the very best that Northern Ireland’s famous Causeway Coast has to offer, including The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and the village of Bushmills, where you can partake in a tour of the world-famous Bushmill’s Distillery.

It’s the crème de la crème of Irish golf courses, regularly gaining accolades and topping polls as the best golf course in the world. Now you can experience the Golf Digest-crowned ‘Greatest Course in the World of 2018’ at Royal County Down for yourself. Sitting in the shadows of the Mourne Mountains in the midst of the Murlough Nature Reserve, Royal County Down’s setting is as picturesque as its famous 18-hole links are challenging. It’s no wonder that local boy and golfing superstar Rory McIlroy rates Royal County Down above all others. If you play your round at Royal County Down this coming summer, you might just bump into Tiger Woods, who is set to practice there in preparation for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Now that would truly make this a golfing trip of dreams!

Following your tour of Northern Ireland’s best golf courses, you’ll descend on Dublin to play a round at Portmarnock Golf Club. Situated just a short distance from Dublin city, Portmarnock offers a championship links course, along with championship-standard practice facilities. This whistle-stop tour of Ireland’s capital city offers the opportunity to partake in the Guinness Connoisseur Experience at the Guinness Storehouse. You’ll also enjoy all the very best that Dublin nightlife has to offer via a musician-led pub crawl featuring some of Dublin’s best pubs.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Amazing Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Ballyliffen Golf - Glashedy Links
    • Portstewart Golf Club - Strand Course
    • Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course
    • Royal County Down Golf Club
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • Visit the Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle
  • Step back in time at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tasting
  • Join two Professional Musicians on a Musical Pub Crawl through Dublin's Lively Pubs
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car Included (Chauffeur options available)
  • Completely Flexible – We’ll arrange your Golf Tour around Your Schedule. 
  • Customizable – Make any changes you like to this Golf Tour.

Derry, County Derry

Arrive at

Arrive at Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Arrive at Dublin Airport after your overnight flight if you are coming from the U.S. or Canada.

Dublin is Ireland's main airport - located just north of Dublin City.
If you are heading downtown, it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic.
There are 2 terminals at Dublin Airport, the second of which opened to air traffic in November 2010.
Most flights from the U.S. (on Aer Lingus, Delta, United, US Airways & American Airlines) arrive into Terminal 2.


Accommodation

Beech Hill Country House Hotel - Derry, County Derry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Enroute Sightseeing

Boyne Valley, County Meath

On the Map: The Boyne Valley is a fairly large region located in the east of Ireland in County Meath. Only 30 minutes/ 20km north of Dublin City, the Boyne Valley is accessed via the N2 or N3 roads heading northwest from the city.

The Boyne Valley contains the largest and most decorated megalithic sites in all of Ireland and has been described as "the largest and most important expression of prehistoric megalithic art in Europe". The large Megalithic sites were built over 5000 years ago between 3800 and 3200 BC, built before both Stonehenge in England and the great pyramids in Egypt. Within a three square mile radius in the Boyne Valley are grouped more than 30 prehistoric monuments including the great passage tombs and their satellite structures, standing stones, barrows and other enclosures. The great sites of the Boyne Valley include Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Loughcrew, Fourknocks and the Hill of Tara. Neolithic communities built these sites over earlier sacred spots and it is suspected that they were used for a combination of different purposes, including use as burial tombs, sacred temples and astronomical observatories. The nearby towns of Trim, Slane and Navan make ideal bases from which to explore the area.


Enroute Sightseeing

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

On The Map: The Ulster American Folk Park is located 5 miles north of Omagh town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on the main A5 road between Omagh and Strabane.

The Ulster American Folk Park is an open-air museum in Castletown, just outside Omagh, in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The Park explores the historical link between Ulster and America, focusing particularly on the lifestyle and experiences of those immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries. Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish immigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the immigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale immigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier.  Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.


Overnight Location

Derry, County Derry

On the Map: Derry City is located close to the northern coast in Northern Ireland. Derry is accessed via the N15/N13 from Donegal (to the southwest) and the A6 from Belfast (to the southeast).

The story of Derry is a long and tumultuous one. Set on a hill on the banks of the Foyle estuary, strategically close to the open sea, it came under siege and attack for over a thousand years. You can walk along the great 17th-century walls, about a mile round and 18 feet thick, which withstood several sieges and even today are unbroken and complete, with old cannon still pointing their black noses over the ramparts. The great siege lasted for 105 days. Today, there’s an atmosphere of optimism in Derry and the city buzzes with life. It’s an artistic city, with theatres, galleries and other cultural centres and a number of annual festivals. Its people, with their gentle accent, are very welcoming.


Derry, County Derry

Accommodation

Beech Hill Country House Hotel - Derry, County Derry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Ballyliffin Golf (Glashedy Links)

Ballyliffin, County Donegal

The new Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin GC is fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is already notorious for its peat riveted bunkers and its opening three challenging par fours. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten. The Glashedy Links has hosted the Irish Inter-provincial Championships in 2006, the European Tour, North West of Ireland Open in 2002 and the Ladies European Tour, Ladies Irish Open in 1998.


Must-See Sites

The Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal

On The Map: The Inishowen Peninsula is located in County Donegal, in the northwest of Ireland. The tip of the Inishowen Peninsula - Malin Head - is Ireland's most northerly point.

Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain, meaning "Island of Eoghan") is the largest peninsula in Ireland. It offers many historical monuments, dating back to early settlements, and including the ruins of several castles, and the fort at Grianán Aileach. The ancient Grianán Ailigh fort at Burt was the one time seat of the High Kings of Ireland, including both High Kings of the Mac Lochlainn Clan, who held power in Inis Eoghain for many centuries. It was restored in the nineteenth century, although some damage in recent years has resulted in the partial collapse of the south side wall. Among the main castle ruins of Inishowen are Carrickabraghey on the Isle of Doagh, the Norman Castle at Greencastle, Inch Castle, Buncrana Castle and Elagh Castle. 


Bushmills, County Antrim

Accommodation

Bushmills Inn - Bushmills, County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Classic Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 3.00pm on your arrival day. Check out time is before 12.00 noon on your departure. If you require an arrival time before 2pm or after 6pm, please contact your property above on 0044 28 2073 3000 (if outside of Northern Ireland). If calling within Northern Ireland please dial 028 2073 3000.

The hotel has a beautiful restaurant which books up quickly. If you think you might like to dine at Bushmills while staying there, please call ahead to make advance reservations on same numbers as above. 


Included Experiences

Portstewart Golf Club (Strand Course)

Portstewart, County Derry

Founded in 1894 and redesigned by Willie Park jnr in the 1920’s this championship links course received its greatest makeover with the purchase of land known as “Thistly Hollow” in 1981. This enabled the club to build a stunning new seven holes through towering dunes and fabulous and natural links land. Designed by local school teacher Des Giffin the Strand Course is the jewel in the Portstewart portfolio.


Dunluce Castle

Bushmills, County Antrim

Dunluce Castle is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. One could spend hours marvelling at such a wondrous feat of construction 500 years ago! Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built, and its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. The Castle has a rich and varied history, connected with such famous names as Richard de Burgh, Sorley Boy MacDonnell, and Sir John Perrott. Dunluce Village which once surrounded the castle was destroyed by fire during the siege of 1641, but some archaelogical remnants of walls remain. Also nearby are the ancient church ruins of St. Cuthbert's, and the site was witness to the sinking of the colony ship the Exmouth, bound for Quebec, which broke up on rocks off Islay with 240 deaths in 1847. The site features a visitor centre, shop and guided tours of the ruins, gardens and remnants of the town. No need to pre-book - use your included admission voucher to visit anytime today!


Enroute Sightseeing

Mussenden Temple, County Derry

On The Map: Mussenden Temple is located in County Derry, on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Temple is accessed via the A2 road that connects the towns of Limaviddy (to the southwest) & Coleraine (to the southeast)

Mussenden Temple perches dramatically on a 120 ft cliff top above the Atlantic Ocean, offering spectacular views westwards over Downhill Strand towards Magilligan Point and County Donegal, and to the east Castlerock beach towards Portstewart, Portrush and Fair Head. The temple was built in as a summer library in1785 by Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol (or the 'Earl Bishop'), and its architecture was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, near Rome. Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Over the years the Temple was in danger of being lost to the sea due as the cliff-edge drew ever closer. Thankfully, in 1997 the National Trust carried out cliff stabilisation work to prevent the loss of this lovely building.


Overnight Location

Bushmills, County Antrim

On the Map: Bushmills Village located just off the spectacular coast of Northern Ireland in County Antrim. The town is accessed via the A2 road, that connects the cities of Portrush (to the west) and Ballycastle (to the east).

Bushmills is the gateway to the Giant's Causeway, a unique rock formation formed 55 million years ago by cooling lava flows, although according to local legend the symmetrical columns were part of a bridge to Scotland built and then destroyed by the famous Irish giant, Finn McCool. Similar rock formations can be found on the Scottish coast. The Causeway visible today is all that remains of the bridge. If visiting the Causeway be sure to take the cliff walk route so that you descend to the water's edge and approach  the Causeway itself from the east. The views across to Scotland and west along the coast to the mountains of Donegal are magnificient. Bushmills is also famous as the home of the world's oldest whiskey distillery. The license to produce the famous malt whiskey was granted by King James I in 1608. Visitors can take a one hour guided tour which includes a tasting. Just west of Bushmills, the ruins of Dunluce Castle dramatically straddle sheer cliffs that plunge hundreds of feet into the sea. And of course you cannot leave County Antrim without testing your nerves on the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which can be found just 6 miles east of Bushmills near the village of Ballintoy.


Bushmills, County Antrim

Accommodation

Bushmills Inn - Bushmills, County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Classic Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 3.00pm on your arrival day. Check out time is before 12.00 noon on your departure. If you require an arrival time before 2pm or after 6pm, please contact your property above on 0044 28 2073 3000 (if outside of Northern Ireland). If calling within Northern Ireland please dial 028 2073 3000.

The hotel has a beautiful restaurant which books up quickly. If you think you might like to dine at Bushmills while staying there, please call ahead to make advance reservations on same numbers as above. 


Included Experiences

Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Course)

Portrush, County Antrim

Simply put, the Dunluce course at Royal Portrush is one of the world's finest links courses, and the only course in Ireland to have hosted the British Open (in 1951) Fred Daly, the only Irishman ever to win "The Open" was a Royal Portrush member. Overlooked by the ruins of the 13th Century Dunluce Castle it is a masterpiece of golf architecture. Famous for its magnificent turf and excellent holes, many of which require long and accurate drives made all the more difficult by the high winds. Unimaginable rough and tricky greens, thrown with windy conditions make this course an admirable test for a seasoned golfer.


Giant's Causeway

Bushmills, County Antrim

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it. Why not experience the Giant's Causeway for yourself? Visit the world-famous basalt columns with one of our knowledgeable tour guides (for a small additional fee paid on-site), or pick up an audio guide and go at your own pace. Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the cliff-top trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of our award-winning visitor centre, which also boasts a café serving a seasonal menu, and retail zone where you can pick up locally sourced souvenirs and handicrafts.


Must-See Sites

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

On The Map: Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is located near the small town of Ballintoy, in County Antrim Northern Ireland. The rope bridge connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick in the northeast corner of Northern Ireland.

Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it's construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island to which it leads. The single handrail was subsequently replaced by a two hand railed bridge, and the current, caged bridge was installed by the National Trust during Easter of 2000 as a further safety measure. Although no-one has ever been injured falling off the old or new bridge, there have been many instances of visitors being unable to face the return walk back across the bridge, resulting in them being taken off the island by boat, so not an activity for the faint-hearted!


Newcastle, County Down

Accommodation

Slieve Donard Hotel - Newcastle, County Down

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Titanic Experience Belfast

Belfast, County Antrim

Visit the birthplace of the Titanic and experience the story. Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre. No need to pre-book - use your included admission voucher anytime today!


Enroute Sightseeing

Glens of Antrim, County Antrim

On The Map: County Antrim is located in the northeast corner of Northern Ireland.

The Glens of Antrim (there are 9) are beautifully unique and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Within twenty square miles you can enjoy natural landscape that covers glacial valleys, sandy beaches, vertical cliffs, tundra plateau, boglands, wooded decidious glens, coniferous forests, waterfalls and picturesque villages! Antrim's coast, from the busy port of Larne to the resorts of Portrush and Portstewart, is dotted with beaches and rocky inlets. Ancient sites and places of intrigue abound too. In addition to wonderful scenery, the landscape is dominated by spectacular ruins of fortresses built by Gaelic chieftains and Norman invaders. Ireland's first inhabitants, nomadic boatmen from Scotland, are believed to have landed in this area around 7000 BC. 


Enroute Sightseeing

Belfast, County Antrim

On The Map: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is located in the northeastern corner of the country in County Antrim. Belfast is well served by a network of good roads, including the M1 motorway from Dublin City.

Approximately one third of the population of Northern Ireland - about half a million people - live in Belfast. It's setting is very attractive, nestling in a semicircle of hills, where the River Langan enters Belfast Lough. The city got it's name from Beile Feirst  "the mouth of the sandy ford" - and was founded in 1177 when the Anglo-Normans built a castle here. It began to really expand in the 17th century with the development of the local linen and shipbuilding industries (the Titanic was built here).  Sights to see in Belfast City, the Belfast City Hall, built of Portland stone in Classical Renaissance style, dominates the city center.  The Linen Hall Library, founded in 1788 is an absolute delight, a cultural centre with exhibitions, a Theater & Performing Arts Archive and a Genealogy and Heraldry collection. Away from the city center you have the Ulster Museum in the Botanic Gardens, near Queens University which has miles of galleries and exhibitions. This lively and friendly city, with historic buildings standing side-by-side with modern creations is a delight not to be missed.


Overnight Location

Newcastle, County Down

On the Map: Newcastle is located in County Down on the east coast of Northern Ireland. The A2 road, connecting the cities of Newry (to the west), and Belfast (to the north), passes right through town.

Voted Northern Ireland’s best kept town a few years ago, Newcastle offers activities to interest all ages. Steeped in history, Newcastle has for many years been one of the most popular resorts in the country. The combination of a long, clean, tidy beach to one side and the overbearing sulking mountains of Mourne to the other gives the place a special feeling which many poets and artists have tried to convey over the years. However one can only truly appreciate the unparalleled beauty of the town by experiencing it first hand. The nearby Royal County Down Golf Club is believed by many to be among the most beautiful and competitive courses anywhere, indeed many professional players have included it among their top ten courses in the world.


Newcastle, County Down

Accommodation

Slieve Donard Hotel - Newcastle, County Down

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Royal County Down Golf Club

Newcastle, County Down

Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole. The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined.
The ‘bearded’ bunkers are world famous and feature overhanging lips of marram, red fescue and heather. The greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot lacking conviction. This is a true test of any player’s command of the traditional bump and run - the preferred way to play any links.


Must-See Sites

Tollymore Forest Park, County Down

Covering an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne mountains this forest park has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at Newcastle.


Downpatrick, County Down

On The Map: Downpatrick is located in the southeast corner of Northern Ireland. It is located just 20 miles south of Belfast along the A24 & A7 Roads.

Downpatrick is one of Ireland's most ancient and historic towns. It takes its name from a dún (fort), which once stood on the hill that dominates the town and on which Down Cathedral stands.Saint Patrick was reputedly buried here in 461 on Cathedral Hill, within the grounds of Down Cathedral. His grave is still a place of pilgrimage on St Patricks Day (17 March each year). The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre in Downpatrick is purpose-built to tell the story of St Patrick. It is the only permanent exhibition in the world dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland, and one of the best tourist destinations in Ireland.


Dublin, County Dublin

Accommodation

Davenport Hotel - Dublin, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock, County Dublin

Founded in 1894, Portmarnock is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world.  With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup and the Irish Amateur Close Championship.   From Sam Snead to Seve Ballesteros, some of golf's best known names have tested their skills on this north county Dublin sand spit. Considered by many as a fair but challenging test of golf, Portmarnock invites you to experience one of the purest links courses in the world.


Overnight Location

Dublin, County Dublin

On the Map: Dublin, Ireland's Capital City is located on the east coast of the country, and is well served by infrastructure linking it to all parts of the Emerald Isle.

Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture. You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed. It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland's first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin. For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in. Phoenix Park (twice the size of New York City's Central Park), Georgian Dublin around Stephen's Green, Dublin Castle, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Gaol and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour. Then there's the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery.  A visit to Dublin's Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin's best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper's street of choice. Purchasing a 'hop-on, hop-off' Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.


Must-See Sites

Malahide, County Dublin

On The Map: Malahide is a coastal suburb of Dublin, located just north of the city and east of the M1 motorway linking Dublin and Belfast

Malahide can trace its origins to the coming of the Vikings, who landed in 795 A.D., and used the Malahide Estuary as a convenient base. The village is an affluent spot, and boasts many retail boutiques, nice pubs and restaurants. Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel. As well as being quite picturesque, the village also boasts the 800 year old Malahide Castle (pictured). Set on a 250 acre estate, Malahide Castle has a rich and varied history, not to mention being reputedly haunted by no less than 5 ghosts! There is an ancient covered well - St. Sylvester's - on the old main street. Malahide also has a substantial marina.


Dublin, County Dublin

Accommodation

Davenport Hotel - Dublin, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Dublin, County Dublin

The Connoisseur Experience is the ultimate tasting experience for the ultimate Guinness fan. Gather in the luxurious private bar, discreetly tucked away in a secluded area of the Guinness Storehouse where you will embark on a journey through tastes, traditions, and stories of the most popular variants of Guinness beer - Guinness Draught, Guinness Original, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and one of the beers from The Brewers Project range. You will also have the opportunity to learn the craft of how to pour the perfect pint of your very own Guinness. This experience is an exclusive added feature to the general admission tickets which include a self-guided tour of the visitor experience and a complimentary pint of Guinness or soft drink.


Dublin Musical Pub Crawl

Dublin, County Dublin

The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl is led by two professional musicians who perform tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music. The Crawl is best described as a moving concert, at which everyone is guaranteed a seat in the privately booked pubs. The Crawl is a highly entertaining and informative evening of music and song. The musicians explain the history of Irish music and share their personal stories of the how Irish people interact with the music as its played today. You will visit famous pubs and bars in the Temple Bar area. All pubs are privately booked, with private bar and are in close proximity to one another. Tours take place every night April to October and Thursday thru Saturday in other months. Your tour begins at 7.30 pm and typically lasts 2.5 hours.

 

*Note: Children under 18 years of age may not attend the Musical Pub Crawl*


Must-See Sites

Old Jameson Distillery, County Dublin

On The Map: The Old Jameson Distillery is located in the Smithfield area of Dublin City. Walking from Trinity College (approx 20 minutes), head west on Dame Street to Lord Edward Street to Christchurch Place. Carry on past Christchurch Cathedral and take the next right onto Bridge Street. Head straight over Merchants Quay and Fr. Mathew bridge across Arran Quay. Walk up Church Street past St. Michans Cathedral and then take the next left onto May Lane /Bow Street. Alternately, the Distillery is Stop 20 on the 'hop-on, hop-off' Dublin Bus tour.

Set in the heart of Ireland’s thriving capital city, Dublin, The Old Jameson Distillery captures the imagination and the spirit of Ireland. Originally built in 1780, this Distillery was once considered one of the largest and finest Distilleries in the world. Tours operate 7 days a week all year, except selected dates at Christmas. The journey begins with an audio visual presentation. Expert guides then lead you through the fascinating story of Jameson, one of the world’s most famous whiskies. Follow the path through malting, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and maturing. The journey is completed with a visit to the Jameson Discovery Bar where you can enjoy the ultimate whiskey tasting experience - a complimentary glass of Jameson and mixer plus a chance for selected volunteers to become a "Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster". After your tour, browse in the gift shop or lunch in the restaurant or bar and soak up the unique atmosphere.


Temple Bar, County Dublin

On The Map: Temple Bar lies in the heart of Dublin City. Located on the south bank of the River Liffey, and just west of Trinity College and Grafton Street.

The lively and vibrant Temple Bar District - Dublin's Cultural Quarter, is well worth a visit. Best known for being Dublin’s major nightlife center, Temple Bar comes alive after dark, with many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. For those visiting during the day, the area boasts a timeless charm, with narrow cobbled streets and a plethora of cultural organizations, such as the Irish Film Centre & Project Arts Centre. There are also a variety of small galleries and stores - perfect for a day of shopping. While Temple Bar after dark might not be for everyone, the area is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon. 


Trinity College, County Dublin

On The Map: Trinity College is located in the heart of Dublin City. Just south of the River Liffey, the campus grounds are bordered by Grafton, College, Pearse, Nassau & Leinster Streets.

Time spent in Dublin would not be complete without a visit to Trinity College. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st, it is one of the oldest universities in the British Isles, and the very oldest in Ireland. Standing on a self contained site in the very heart of Dublin, the College itself covers some 35 acres of cobbled squares and green spaces surrounded by buildings which represent the accumulated architectural riches of nearly three centuries. Although Trinity offers much of interest to the visitor, the crown jewel is without doubt the Book of Kells. The Book is an 'illuminated manuscript', globally celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin), in a bold and expert version of the script known as 'insular majuscule'. Written in the 9th century, it has been on display in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid-19th century, and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.


Depart From

Depart from Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Return to Dublin Airport at least two hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. This will allow ample time to check in for your flight home.

After check-in and passenger security, browse the array of shops on offer at 'The Loop' in Dublin Airport. With an extensive range of stores, bars and cafes, any spare time you have will fly!


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  • 8 Nights Accommodation - From 17th Century Manor to City Hotel
  • 5 Rounds of Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Time Reservations
  • Rental Car Included (Chauffeur Option also available)
  • 8 Breakfasts - Sumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts each morning
  • Your Vacation Online - 24/7 Access to Your Tour Details & Travel Documents
  • 5-Star Customer Service - Expert Advice, VIP Service & 7-Day Travel Helpline
  • Risk-Free Cancellation Policy - No Change or Cancellation Fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amazing Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Ballyliffen Golf - Glashedy Links
    • Portstewart Golf Club - Strand Course
    • Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course
    • Royal County Down Golf Club
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • Visit the Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle
  • Step back in time at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tasting
  • Join two Professional Musicians on a Musical Pub Crawl through Dublin's Lively Pubs
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car Included (Chauffeur options available)
  • Completely Flexible – We’ll arrange your Golf Tour around Your Schedule. 
  • Customizable – Make any changes you like to this Golf Tour.

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  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Risk-Free Cancellation Policy
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling alone? No problem. Just ask us for a single supplement price.

Beautiful Ireland

byGwendolyn A GodfreyAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

Your Hometown: Dayton

Amazing!! Every single detail was taken care of for us! Heather did a great job! It was so nice to not have to worry about logistics and we could just enjoy Ireland. I would highly recommend if you are renting a car to get an automatic. I drive a standard in the states, but it would have been way to much to think about and would have prevented me from enjoying the county side.

Honeymoon

byElizabeth TravisAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Blacksburg

My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon and it was AMAZING! Heather helped us and honestly, we had such a fun time. We didn't do a lot of the mentioned or planned items because we tend to just like to explore places but the set up to be able to do that if we wanted to or not was amazing!

Ireland

Your Hometown: Knoxville, TN

I am a travel agent and I had the opportunity to work with Tim LeGris which was a wonderful experience . The trip was for a 10 day chauffeured trip for an older couple who wanted to see and stay at castles and manors in Ireland. Tim put together the perfect trip. I had lunch with the couple when they returned. They said it was the best trip ever. Tim, thank you for your expertise and the amazing job you did on such a short notice trip to Ireland!

Your Hometown: Sag Harbor

Just wanted to share with all who are interested in booking with Authentic Vacations what a truly wonderful experience we had with our Destination Expert, Michael Erickson... He gave us a wonderful itinerary , with great ideas ,and was quick to email us back when we had questions and last minute revisions ..He was knowledgeable,kind,and made arranging our holiday to Ireland & Scotland a pleasure.. So thank you Michael Erickson & thank you Authentic Vacations.....

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At Authentic Vacations, each of our self-drive and chauffeur tours are tailor made to your specific requirements. We work with all budgets and group sizes to deliver a personalized experience that remains true to the authentic brand. When you book with Authentic Vacations, you can always expect a package rich with cultural experiences, secret spots and insider knowledge, unique and boutique accommodations and more.

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