Ireland Hopper
8, 10, 11 or 13 Days
from $1,549 per person

Small Group Tour w/driver

Join this Ireland Hopper- perfect for the independent traveler who doesn’t want to join a large tour group with a rigid itinerary, but also doesn’t want to drive themselves. This tour provides you with one-way transportation between towns, accommodations, a flexible itinerary and optional day tours & attractions.

 

Hopper Itinerary:

*2-Night Northern Coast Pre-Trip Extension Available*

Sunday- Day 1: Tour begins in Dublin

Monday- Day 2: Transfer from Dublin to Galway

Tuesday- Day 3: Galway

Wednesday- Day 4: Galway

Thursday- Day 5: Transfer from Galway to Killarney

Friday- Day 6: Killarney

Saturday- Day 7: Transfer from Killarney to Co. Clare (standard) OR Dublin (via train)

Sunday- Day 8: Tour ends in Co. Clare (standard) OR Dublin

*3-Night Southern Castles Post-Trip Extension Available*


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Tour Details

INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights in Premiere city-center hotels
    • Pre/Post nights available
    • Superior & Luxury Hotel upgrades available
    • Castle stay option available on the last night
  • Airport transfers to/from airport and city-center locations (private upgrades available)
  • Transportation between all towns that are guaranteed door-to-door transfers with a driver** (standard itinerary)
  • Hopper Meet & Greet: Dublin pub crawl w/host & your first drink on us!*
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Farewell Dinner & Entertainment with Traditional Irish Music & Dance
  • Your choice of tours & attractions:
    • Dublin – Guinness Storehouse tour -OR- Old Jameson Distillery tour (Included)
    • Cliffs of Moher tour on your door-to-door transfer from Galway to Killarney (Admission Included)
    • Killarney – Ring of Kerry day tour -OR- Dingle Peninsula day tour (Included)
    • Complete offerings of additional tours and attractions in each town to spend your trip how you choose! (Optional, for purchase)
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Tenon Tours Traveler Hotline available 24/7
  • E-Documents
  • 50% off Mi-Fi personal Wi-Fi hotspot rental rebate.

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and departure from Shannon International Airport (SNN) (standard itinerary) or Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.
*Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

St. Patrick's day Tour to Ireland
EXTENDED ITINERARY:

Friday – Northern Coast Pre-Day 1: Tour begins in Belfast
Saturday – Northern Coast Pre-Day 2: Belfast
Sunday – Northern Coast Pre-Day 3/Hopper Day 1: Transfer from Belfast to Dublin (Ireland Hopper Begins)

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS:

  • Belfast Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Titanic Museum
  • North Antrim Day Tour including Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Bridge, Bushmills Distillery & more

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Belfast International Airport (BFS) or arrangements can be made from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Departure required from Shannon International Airport (SNN) (standard itinerary) or Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.

EXTENDED ITINERARY:

Saturday – Southern Castles Post-Day 1/Hopper Day 7: Transfer from Killarney to Cork
(Standard Ireland Hopper transfers to Co. Clare or Dublin for departure)
Sunday – Southern Castles Post-Day 2: Cork
Monday – Southern Castles Post-Day 3: Transfer from Cork to Kilkenny
Tuesday – Southern Castles Post-Day 4: Transfer from Kilkenny to Dublin
Wednesday – Southern Castles Post-Day 5: Tour ends in Dublin

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS/OPTIONS:

  • Kilkenny – Black & Gold City Train -OR- Smithwick’s Experience
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cork – Blarney Castle (Optional, for purchase)

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires round-trip flight to/from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.

 

Ireland Hopper


(Sun-Sun)
Northern Coast
Pre-Tour

(Fri-Sun)
Southern Castles
Post-Tour

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Ultimate
Ireland Hopper

(Fri-Weds)
May 7, 2017 Singles Week $1,649 $1,949 $2,049 $2,349
May 14, 2017 Ages 50+ & Active $1,649 $1,949 $2,049 $2,349
June 18, 2017 $1,649 $1,949 $2,049 $2,349
June 25, 2017 $1,649 $1,999 $2,089 $2,349
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July 16, 2017 *THIS WEEK: Departs via Shannon Airport only* $1,699 $1,999 $2,099 $2,399
July 30, 2017 $1,699 $1,999 $2,099 $2,399
August 6, 2017 SOLD OUT! Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request
August 20, 2017 $1,699 $1,999 $2,099 $2,399
September 10, 2017 Singles Week $1,649 $1,949 $2,049 $2,349
September 24, 2017 $1,649 $1,949 $2,049 $2,349
October 1, 2017 $1,549 $1,949 $1,949 $2,299
October 29, 2017 $1,549 $1,899 $1,949 $2,299

 

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Custom Options: Would you like to experience this itinerary on a week other than what is listed above? Like the idea of a Hopper, but want to customize it to be your own? Our travel specialists would be happy to price this tour or put a custom Ireland hopper tour together for you! Make sure to ask about our available upgrades as well.
TERMS: Pricing is per person based on land-only, double or triple occupancy and can change at any times. Add $69/night (Premiere Category) or $89/night (Superior Category) for single room supplement. Rates are not locked in until per person deposit is received. Not valid for weeks or transfers with three or fewer travelers, alternate transfers or pricing will be available. Guaranteed transfers do not include door-to-door transfers to/from the Dublin airport. Please ask your travel specialist for upgrade options. Prices do not include airfare or optional travel insurance. Superior Hotels, Luxury Hotels & child pricing (12 and under) available upon request. Balance due 90 days prior to departure.
Is our tour departure guaranteed?

All tours are guaranteed and will not be canceled due to a lack of travelers. Our flexible transportation contracts allow for us to run a tour with anywhere from two to twenty people.

Will I have free time or will I have to stay with the group the entire time?

The foundation of our tours is the flexibility that is built into them. Other than transfers from town to town & scheduled tours or attractions, your vacation to spend as you please. A Hopper Tour is designed to provide you flexibility and independence in which your itinerary, accommodations, transfers and some tours/attractions are all pre-arranged to provide you with the structure you need while traveling. The rest of the trip is up to you to do as you please.

Do we need to tip our drivers on a Hopper tour?

Yes! For each door-to-door transfer with a driver or day tour with a tour guide (such as on our optional tours) it is customary to tip between 2 to 5 Euros or Pounds per person, per transfer based on the service and information provided by your driver and/or guide. No tipping is required for drivers of scheduled/public transfers.

When will I be able to check into my hotel/hostel/B&B in each city/town?

Typically, check-in is 3:00pm, although many places will allow you to check in earlier once rooms have been cleaned and inspected. Luggage can be stored in a secure area for early arrivals.

Are the hotels air-conditioned?

Due to the cooler average climate in Ireland and Britain, most accommodations (hotels and/or B&B’s) do not have or need air-conditioning.  Some accommodations will state that they have “temperature control” in the rooms, however the control you have over how hot or cold to make it is not to the extremes that our clients may be used to in North America.  Some accommodations may have fans available, check with reception or your B&B host. Please see more detailed information here in our blog!

Wondering what makes our Hopper Tours different than traditional escorted tours? We’ve compiled a list below to help chart out the differences between these types of tours:


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