Scenic Ireland Guided Tour
10 Days
1 Country

Ireland

9 Cities

Dublin, Kilkenny, Blarney, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Westport, Sligo

13 Meals

4 Dinner with Wines, 9 Breakfasts

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

View all Insight Vacations Tours

Ireland’s scenery will inspire the mind of any curious traveler. On this ten-day guided Ireland tour, stand atop the towering Cliffs of Moher and admire 40 shades of green on the mystical the Ring of Kerry. A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience Seatrails Coastal walk reveals a landscape that inspired William Butler Yeats while a foodie tour of the town of Westport finds you sampling local delicacies. Elevate your experience discovering historical insights at the iconic Blarney Castle and Kilkenny Castle. 

Reviews
0
Average group size
average 33
Tour brand
Insight Vacations
Globe

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

Current Entry Requirements Check your destination View Entry Guide >

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Dublin

Soul-stirring landscapes of rugged cliffs and rolling hills, the 'Emerald Isle' has lured the most curious of travelers for centuries. Get your bearings and discover Dublin’s past and present on an insightful orientation tour with your Local Expert past the Georgian Squares and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Hear stories of Ireland's largest church dating back to the 1100s, gain all the insights learning how Jonathan Swift was once installed as Dean and ultimately laid to rest. After an afternoon celebrating the icons of scenic Ireland, embrace its fine cuisine over a Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation Riu Plaza The Gresham
Included Meals Dinner with Wine
Top Rated Highlights The Custom House in Dublin, Ireland
Dublin City Tour

See Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House with a Local Expert

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers
Dublin Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 2

Dublin and Kilkenny

A tall pint and a history dating back to 1759. Learn the story behind the name at the Guinness Storehouse where you’ll sip your way through history, starting with when the founder, Arthur Guinness, signed a 9,000-year lease on St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. After an enlightening morning, arrive in the medieval city of Kilkenny, with its majestic castle and river walk. Browse the medieval mile showcasing the hub of Ireland’s arts and crafts scene along its narrow lanes on an orientation. Visit Kilkenny Castle, founded after the Norman conquest of Ireland and rebuilt, extended and adapted over 800 years.

Visit Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland
Hotel Kilkenny View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel Kilkenny

About the Hotel

Kilkenny, Ireland

The stylish Hotel Kilkenny is located a short walk from Kilkenny city center and is the ideal base to explore all this charming town has to offer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Spa with pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Insight Experiences Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny-Ireland
Visit the Majestic Kilkenny Castle

Visit Kilkenny Castle with a Local Expert. On a guided tour, learn the history of this magnificent castle and that of the powerful family that came...

See More
Included in Trip

Insight Experiences

Top Rated Highlights Colourful street in Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilkenny Orientation

Take in the sights of the medieval city of Kilkenny with its majestic castle and River walk.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 3

Blarney Castle and Killarney

Blarney Castle conjures up images of the centuries-old castle, the Witch's Kitchen and Wishing Steps gardens and, of course, the infamous stone – said to bestow the 'gift of the gab' upon whoever kisses it. Take your turn at giving it a peck knowing that the stone was sourced from 330-million year-old limestone. Next, head to Killarney, gateway to the famous Ring of Kerry, that has been welcoming travelers who appreciate the spectacular scenery of woodlands and lakes, for over 250 years. Delve into the insights on an orientation with your Travel Director and relive the highlights of the day over a Dine Around evening of local cuisine.

Blarney Castle and gardens, Blarney, Ireland
Accommodation Killarney Oaks
Included Meals Breakfast
Top Rated Highlights The main street in Killarney, Ireland
Killarney Orientation

Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Insight Experiences Blarney Castle grounds from high in the tower, Blarney, Ireland
Visit Blarney Castle

It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone, the famous stone of eloquence, are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. Take yo...

See More
Included in Trip

Insight Experiences

Optional Experiences Music and dance show in Killarney, Ireland
Gaelic Roots

The origins of Irish culture spring to life over a tour de force of traditional Irish song, music and dance at this Gaelic Roots show. Using tradit...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 4

Killarney Free Day

This morning, take in Killarney with Insight Choice. Choose to join a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys. Alternatively, admire incredible scenery on a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of the 15th Century Ross Castle. Famous for its 'forty shades of green,' the Ring of Kerry has inspired writers and poets for centuries. Drink in the beauty of the coastal drive lined with beaches, colorful seaside villages and views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ring of Kerry landscape with Muckross lake and mountains, Killarney, Ireland
Accommodation Killarney Oaks
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Insight Choice Guests enjoying a jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park, Ireland
Killarney Horse-Drawn Jaunting Ride

Explore the lush scenery of Killarney National Park on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys. 

Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Insight Choice Choice Killarney, Ireland
Hike through Killarney National Park

Join a gentle hike with a nature guide in Killarney National Park and admire stunning mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls. Stroll along the lake...

See More
Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Top Rated Highlights A couple enjoying the landscape view of Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Ireland
The Ring of Kerry Scenic Drive

Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands, beaches, fields dotted with sheep, rocky coastline, remote villages and historical sites, ...

See More
Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences An Irish Pub Visit, Killarney, Ireland
An Irish Pub Experience

Enjoy an exclusive Irish 'session' in the oldest pub in town, perhaps even pull your own pint! A local musician joins us this afternoon for music, ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Cliffs of Moher and Galway

All aboard Ferry Tarbert to Killimer bringing you to an up-close-and-personal encounter with the towering Cliffs of Moher. Take in views of the Clare Coast and the pounding Atlantic, where puffins find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies. Gain insights into the cliffs’ geology and history before driving through the rocky landscape of the Burren to Galway Bay. On an orientation tour, your Travel Director then shows you all the sights and insights of Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F. Kennedy. After an afternoon option to join a Galway Walking Tour, conclude your day with dinner out at a local restaurant hosting live music.

Cliffs of Moher in Clare, Ireland
Connemara Coast Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Connemara Coast Hotel

About the Hotel

Galway, Ireland

Set on the coast, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers spectacular views of Connemara and continues a tradition in hospitality dating back to 1839.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights View of the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty, Ireland
See the Cliffs of Moher

Towering cliffs and the dramatic sea, the Cliffs of Moher has inspired countless travelers. Visit the Exhibition Center and look out over the Wild ...

See More
Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Colourful pedestrian streets in town centre, Galway, Ireland
Galway Orientation

Fascinating stories and interesting locals take center stage on your orientation of the historic heart of Galway. Visit the Lynch Memorial Window. ...

See More
Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 6

Galway Free Day

Ireland’s cultural center and the festival capital of Ireland, Galway hosts 122 festivals per year. One might say the city’s artistic side is reflected in actor Peter O’Toole, who has a strong connection with Galway. O’Toole claimed that he was born in Galway before being taken to England as a baby and built a house outside Clifden in the county. You’ll feel Galway’s fun, bohemian vibe come to life over your free day at leisure to discover this bustling port city. Curate your time joining an Optional Experience to the iconic Aran Islands, a must-see of scenic Ireland.

Skyline of Galway with Galway cathedral, Ireland
Connemara Coast Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Connemara Coast Hotel

About the Hotel

Galway, Ireland

Set on the coast, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers spectacular views of Connemara and continues a tradition in hospitality dating back to 1839.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Optional Experiences Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland
Aran Islands

Embark on a journey across Galway Bay taking the Aran ferry as you pass rocky oceanside cliffs. Hear the story of Inishmore from the island men the...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Galway to Sligo

The seaside town of Westport will charm any traveler. Your Local Expert leads you on a culinary walk for a tasting of the local favorites and to learn about the town's heritage - from its settlement 5,000 years ago to today. The town is famous for its sustainability and Westport House - a heritage home museum celebrating 300 years of Irish heritage, a quaint stone bridge, Rockfleet Castle and Burrishoole Abbey tied to the 16th-century pirate queen Grace O’ Malley. Meaning “abounding in shells,” the town of Sligo will enchant the most curious of travelers. An orientation tour introduces you to the charms of the town, followed by an Optional Experience Sligo Drive along the scenic shores of Sligo Bay.  

Sligo Bay, Landscape, Ireland
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo

About the Hotel

Sligo, Ireland

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Concierge
  • Room Service

Style

  • Hotel
Authentic Dining Westport bridge in Westport, Ireland
Westport Foodie Walk

Embark on a foodie exploration of the town of Westport in a remote area of Ireland full of rugged beauty. The heritage town of Westport is unique i...

See More
Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Top Rated Highlights Town centre view of Sligo, Ireland
Sligo Bay Orientation

The area surrounding the town of Sligo was home to one of Ireland's most famous literary figures, the poet William Butler Yeats. On your journey in...

See More
Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 8

Sligo

Embark on an insightful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to Rosses Point, a small maritime village near the intriguing town of Sligo under the guidance of a Local Expert and maritime archaeologist. With the afternoon free in Sligo, take the opportunity for an in-depth look at one of the historic houses, museums or the Yeats memorial building. The Yeats Building in the heart of Sligo is a gathering space for literary culture and the arts. Its permanent Yeats exhibition and contemporary exhibitions and give you local insights into this land that was an inspiration for Yeats. 

Town centre view of Sligo, Ireland
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo

About the Hotel

Sligo, Ireland

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Concierge
  • Room Service

Style

  • Hotel
Make Travel Matter Seatrails Coastal Walk, Sligo, Ireland
Seatrails Coastal Walk

While you amble along a coastal promenade and path, your Local Expert shares with you Sligo’s connection to the sea, its shipping history and about...

See More
Included in Trip

Make Travel Matter

Day 9

Sligo to Dublin

Depart Sligo this morning to conclude your scenic Ireland tour in Dublin. Your journey finishes with a memorable Farewell Dinner.  

River Liffey and Hapenny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

About the Hotel

Dublin, Ireland

In the heart of Dublin’s leafy southside, you'll find the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, offering traditional-style rooms with complimentary WiFi.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Room Service

Style

  • Traditional

Day 10

Depart Dublin

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast.  

Belfast viewed across the Laggan Weir, Northern Ireland
Included Meals Breakfast

Select your date

Tour Start {{ getFormattedDate(departure.departureDate) }}
Tour End {{ getFormattedDate(departure.returnDate) }}
Definite Departure
Twin Room
{{departure.leadPrice}} per person
{{departure.fullPrice}} Save {{departure.highestDiscountAmount}}
{{departure.dealsLabel}} {{departure.epdDueDate}} {{departure.advertisementMessage}}
{{departure.dealsLabel}} {{departure.epdDueDate}} {{departure.advertisementMessage}}

Special Departure

Special Departure

Included Highlights

Top rated highlights

Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Top Rated Highlights
Dublin City Tour

See Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House with a Local Expert

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Visit the Majestic Kilkenny Castle

Visit Kilkenny Castle with a Local Expert. On a guided tour, learn the history of this magnificent castle and that of the powerful family that came...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Kilkenny Orientation

Take in the sights of the medieval city of Kilkenny with its majestic castle and River walk.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Killarney Orientation

Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Visit Blarney Castle

It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone, the famous stone of eloquence, are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. Take yo...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Killarney Horse-Drawn Jaunting Ride

Explore the lush scenery of Killarney National Park on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys. 

Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Hike through Killarney National Park

Join a gentle hike with a nature guide in Killarney National Park and admire stunning mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls. Stroll along the lake...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
The Ring of Kerry Scenic Drive

Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands, beaches, fields dotted with sheep, rocky coastline, remote villages and historical sites, ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
See the Cliffs of Moher

Towering cliffs and the dramatic sea, the Cliffs of Moher has inspired countless travelers. Visit the Exhibition Center and look out over the Wild ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Galway Orientation

Fascinating stories and interesting locals take center stage on your orientation of the historic heart of Galway. Visit the Lynch Memorial Window. ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Sligo Bay Orientation

The area surrounding the town of Sligo was home to one of Ireland's most famous literary figures, the poet William Butler Yeats. On your journey in...

See More
Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Seatrails Coastal Walk

While you amble along a coastal promenade and path, your Local Expert shares with you Sligo’s connection to the sea, its shipping history and about...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Ferry across the Shannon estuary
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Authentic Dining

4 Dinner with Wines, 9 Breakfasts

Dublin Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal.

Westport Foodie Walk

Embark on a foodie exploration of the town of Westport in a remote area of Ireland full of rugged beauty. The heritage town of Westport is unique in that it is one of the few planned towns in Ireland. Feel inspired by the beauty of the tree-lined boulevard, the Mall, built on the Carrowbeg River. Meet the locals and savor the local delicacies which may include Achill Island fudge, Irish charcuterie and gelato or cupcakes.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Connemara Coast Hotel
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Gaelic Roots

The origins of Irish culture spring to life over a tour de force of traditional Irish song, music and dance at this Gaelic Roots show. Using tradit...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
An Irish Pub Experience

Enjoy an exclusive Irish 'session' in the oldest pub in town, perhaps even pull your own pint! A local musician joins us this afternoon for music, ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Aran Islands

Embark on a journey across Galway Bay taking the Aran ferry as you pass rocky oceanside cliffs. Hear the story of Inishmore from the island men the...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Ireland

  • The Republic of Ireland, also known simply as Ireland, is a sovereign nation located in the northwestern part of Europe. It occupies most of the island of Ireland and is an independent country separate from the United Kingdom, with its own government, institutions, and culture.
  • When referring to the two distinct regions on the island of Ireland, "Northern Ireland" is used to describe the region that is part of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). This term specifically denotes the six counties in the northeastern part of the island.
  • Language of Ireland: Irish is the official language of the Republic of Ireland, and you'll hear it spoken in Northern Ireland as well.
  • Currencies used in Ireland: Euro (€) is used in the Republic of Ireland, the British Pound Sterling (£) is used in Northern Ireland
  • Capital Cities: Dublin (Rep. Ireland), Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Time Zone(s) in Ireland: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Greenwich Mean Time +1 (GMT+1) during daylight saving time

Ireland passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Ireland
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather in Ireland is heavily influenced by its maritime location, resulting in mild, temperate conditions. The climate is characterized by frequent rainfall and changeable weather patterns throughout the year. Winters are generally mild, with average temperatures ranging from 4°C to 8°C (39°F to 46°F), while summer temperatures average between 14°C to 20°C (57°F to 68°F) in coastal areas. Rainfall is frequent throughout the year, with the western and northwestern coastal regions experiencing higher precipitation levels. The weather is often changeable, with a mix of sunny spells, rain showers, and cloud cover. The Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream influence Ireland's climate, helping to moderate temperatures.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

  • American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.
  • Type G outlets are used throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
    Adapters are used to change the plug style from American-style plugs with two flat prongs to fit into these outlets, which take three rectangular prongs.
  • You will need a plug adapter and voltage converter to use your appliances in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
  • We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. Also, pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is commonly available in European and United Kingdom hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.
  • However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings.
  • Most hotels in Europe or the UK can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport Transfers for Europe flights not arriving to or departing from London
Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if:

  • You are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold 
  • Your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings

Airport Transfers for Europe flights arriving to or departing from London
Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days are complimentary only if:

  • You are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold
  • You booked your land tour and flights as a land/air package through GET. If you book your flights independently via London Heathrow, you can *purchase a transfer through us.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

Your GET Wishlist

{{ tour.title }}
{{ tour.duration }} Days from {{ tour.displayPrice }}

Find Your Perfect Destination

Italy
47 tours from $1,100
Britain & Ireland
44 tours from $1,452
Spain & Portugal
34 tours from $1,283
France
31 tours from $2,099
Greece
10 tours from $2,125
United States
54 tours from $1,404
Australia
8 tours from $4,473
Africa
12 tours from $3,095
Dates & Prices Back to Top