Join Ray Coleman for a load of craic as he hosts you on a tour of his homeland, Northern Ireland, and of several areas of the south as well. Your local guide and Ray will show you points of interest and beauty in Counties Galway, Donegal, Clare and the cities & towns of Derry, Letterkenny, Galway City, and Dublin. See Ray and other local musicians play in pubs and sessions along the way, and enjoy a special visit to Ray's hometown of Ardboe and meet his family.
This is the per person price for the tour based on double occupancy. Air is not included but offered as an optional add-on.
Please note - the tour begins on July 30 in Dublin. You need to depart from the USA on July 29 to arrive Dublin on July 30th. The group air offered later on this page is July 29-August 6, 2023.
The tour begins at the Dublin Airport at 8:45AM on July 30th and ends at the Dublin Airport at 1:30PM on August 6. If you arrive after this time on July 30th you will need to provide transportation to the first hotel in Galway to join the tour at your own expense. If you need to depart prior to the group, you will need your own transportation to the airport.
Group flight times are subject to change.
The tour begins at the Dublin Airport at 8:45AM. You can opt to purchase our group air PHL-Dublin on Aer Lingus that arrives at 8:45Am or make your own arrangements. If you purchase your own air, please note your need to depart the USA on July 29.
Your CIE Tours driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach. Next, stop to have breakfast with your group at a local restaurant or pub. Then, travel across Ireland from east to west, driving through the fertile midland region, which has many farms and marketing towns. All along the way, you can see how Irish people make a living from agriculture, one of the most important sources of revenue for Ireland. Continue your drive through the towns of Moate, Athlone and Ballinasloe into Galway, which is located on the shores of Galway Bay. Upon arrival, embark on a panoramic tour to see the principal sights of the city. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, the City Museum and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is built on the site of the former county jail. Motor a short distance to your hotel, check in and settle into your room. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.
OVERNIGHT: HARDIMAN HOTEL, GALWAY or similar