Visit Ireland with Blackthorn

June 28 – July 8, 2024

 $5,065 – Air Inclusive
$3,995 – Land Only

Above price is per person, based on shared accommodations.
Very limited single accommodations available for a supplemental payment of $975

Simply click on the “Book Now” button to the right and begin the secure booking process



Flight Information

Group airfare is available on American Airlines from Detroit (DTW).  Current schedule details (subject to change) are published below. Connecting flights from your local airport may available at an additional cost, call our office for details.

Depart DTW on American Airlines flight #2429 on 28 June at 11.53am, connecting in Charlotte (CLT) to American Airlines flight #724 to arrive in Dublin (DUB) at 5:00 am on 29 June.

Depart Dublin (DUB) on American Airlines flight #725 on July 8 at 11:15 am, connecting in Charlotte (CLT) to American Airlines flight #1297 to Detroit (DTW) arriving at 6:05pm on July 8th.

If you make your own flight arrangements outside of the group flights above, please take note.  You must be at Dublin airport by 5am on 29 June to meet the driver and join this tour.  At the conclusion of the tour, you may utilize transportation to the Dublin airport with the group. Please book your return flight on a departure after Noon.  Please provide flight details as early as possible to Isle Inn Tours.


Departure Day

Depart on your overnight flight from the US to Dublin, Ireland. See flight details above.

Saturday, June 29th

Céad míle fáilte! Arrive very early in Dublin Airport around 5:05am. We meet our charming Irish driver/guide, Cork-man Lesley Daunt, then board our luxury coach before a stop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford for breakfast. We continue north to Belfast. Take some time to relax or shake off the jet-lag with a stroll around the very walkable Belfast from your city center hotel. Dinner tonight in our hotel where you can meet your fellow travelers.
Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast (B, D)

Sunday, June 30th

Today we will be joined by a local guide for a tour of Belfast City. Explore the different “quarters” of the city to learn it’s history and charm. This afternoon will be left free to explore the city on our own. Perhaps a visit to award-winning St George’s Market, housed in a charming Victorian building and always lively on a Sunday. Experience the fascinating Titanic Belfast for a glimpse into the industrial history and the lore of the legendary ship. Or take a Black Taxi Tour to learn more about the city’s troubled past.  Be sure to drop into the Crown Liquor Saloon an architectural masterpiece dating back to the 1880s – it’s just across the street from your hotel and a perfect end to a day in Belfast.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast (B)

Monday, July 1st

After breakfast we drive north to the beautiful Antrim coast.  See the Dark Hedges – iconic beech trees have been used as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones®. After a brief photo stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge it’s on to the Giant’s Causeway, a mass of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago. Legends about giants abound, especially Finn McCool, a hardy Ulster hero. Check into the beautiful Galgorm Manor.  Dinner tonight in the Fratelli Ristorante.

Overnight: Galgorm Manor, Antrim (B, D)

Tuesday, July 2nd

This morning, we visit Seamus Heaney HomePlace and celebrate the life and poems of the Nobel Laureate.   Delight in hearing a selection of Heaney’s poems which have been recognized for their “lyrical beauty” and “ethical depth.”  Next we visit Glenshane Farm and see the sheepdogs at work.  Enjoy some tea and biscuits overlooking the Slieve Gallion, Lough Neagh and the Mourne mountain rangeReturn to Galgorm (by 3pm) with some free time to explore the grounds or enjoy the SPA.  Dinner tonight in Gillies Grill.

Overnight: Galgorm Manor, Antrim (B, D)

Wednesday, July 3rd

Today we will visit Derry where a local guide will take us on a walking tour of its medieval city walls – among the best preserved in all of Europe. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and culture.  Some free time in Derry to have lunch and visit some local sights, the Tower Museum, the Guildhall Museum or the Siege Museum are all in the city center.

Overnight: Sandhouse Hotel, Donegal (B, D)


Thursday, July 4th

This morning visit Slieve League and experience a view that is guaranteed to take your breath away. A sheer drop of roughly 2,000 feet separates the Atlantic Ocean from the highest point of the cliffs.  Next stop the Triona Design Center in Ardara. See the tweed making process from start to finish.  Some time to shop and enjoy complimentary tea and freshly baked scones.

Overnight: Sandhouse Hotel, Donegal (B, D)


Friday, July 5th

Travel south to Mount Falcon Estate. Experience the ancient tradition of Falconry.  A lesson in this ancient husbandry will be completed with a walk through a magical woodland Estate. Next stop is Westport to meet our guide for a walking tour while enjoying some local treats along the way.  Westport is nestled at the foot of towering Croagh Patrick, overlooking Clew Bay and its enchanting islands.

Overnight: Castlecourt Hotel, Westport (B, D)

Saturday, July 6th

Today see some of the most picturesque touring in the Northwest.  Starting at Clew Bay, reputed to have 365 islands, continue via Newport and across the Curraun Peninsula to reach Achill Island.  Travel along the Atlantic drive to capture scenic views of steeply sloped mountains plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. See the Deserted Village, home to the remains of nearly 100 abandoned stone cottages.

Overnight: Castlecourt Hotel, Westport (B)


Sunday, July 7th

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we leave Westport about noon and head east to Athlone.  Have lunch at one of the eateries along the River Shannon. Browse the galleries and bookshops. Stop in for a pint at Sean’s Bar (the oldest in Ireland, at least according to a dubiously obtained Guinness Book of Records certificate inside!).

Overnight: Johnston Estate Hotel, Meath (B, D)




Monday, July 8th

After breakfast drive to Dublin Airport in time for our American Airlines departure at 11.15am.  We’ll arrive in Charlotte at 2.35pm where we will meet our connecting AA flight, departing at 4.15pm, arriving in Detroit at 6.05pm.

Slán abhaile! – Safe home!  And Go raibh maith agat! Thank you! (B)



Details and other Things to Know about your tour

Your tour is subject to our terms and conditions. We strongly urge all travelers to become familiar with the details of your vacation investment before booking by reading our Terms and Conditions – simply click here.

Tour price is per person based on shared accommodation in double occupancy room.

Mobility requirement is moderate, walking along un-paved surfaces should be expected.

Weather and other circumstances beyond control of Isle Inn Tours, our drivers, or business partners may suggest or require changes to the itinerary without notice.

Scheduled flight times are subject to change and are set by the airline and will be communicated to participants.  Day of travel conditions are beyond the control or influence of Isle Inn Tours and are the sole responsibility of the airline.

A valid passport, with a minimum of six months remaining validity AFTER planned return date is required.  If you are a United States citizen and do not currently have a valid passport you should begin the process online with the US State Department as early as possible by clicking here


B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

Admissions Included/Tour Highlights

  • Carlingford
  • Guided Tour of Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (Photo Stop)
  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace
  • Glenshane Farm
  • Walking tour of Derry
  • Slieve League
  • Tiona Handweaves
  • Achill Island
  • Walking Tour of Westport
  • Athlone


Our Hotels

  • 2 Nights The Europa Hotel, Belfast
  • 2 nights Galgorm Manor, Antrim
  • 2 Nights Sandhouse Hotel, Donegal
  • 2 nights Castlecourt Hotel, Westport
  • 1 Night Johnston Estate, Meath

What’s Included

  • Roundtrip main-cabin airfare on American Airlines
  • Breakfast daily (B)
  • 7 table d’hôte dinners (D)
  • 9 Nights 1st class hotels
  • Fully escorted via deluxe motorcoach and Irish Driver Guide
  • Admissions as highlighted on itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • All service charges and local government taxes related to the described itinerary


What’s not included

Elements NOT INCLUDED in the price of your tour/airfare

  • Travel insurance must be paid for at the time of deposit to cover any pre-existing conditions, if purchased after initial payment, pre-existing conditions are subject to exclusion.
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, admissions, not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages, including alcohol and soft-drinks, unless otherwise indicated
  • Tips, admissions, and other “out of pocket” items not designated in the itinerary
  • Gratuity to hotel/wait staff, etc.
  • Airline upgrades, special seating requests, excess/overweight baggage, connecting flights, or club access
  • Please note driver/guide gratuity is NOT included in the tour price.  While not required, it is customary to tip 10 Euro per person per day to acknowledge excellent service.


Payment Schedule

  • A $750 per person non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your spot on the tour
  • Final Payment must be received no later than March 25, 2024

Payment may be made online any time by credit card using our secure process.  If you prefer to pay by check, you may mail payment to:

Isle Inn Tours
PO Box 2559
Moorpark,  CA  93020

For FedEx/UPS

Isle Inn Tours
100 W. High Street # 2559
Moorpark, CA 93021

Protect your vacation investment

 Travel Insurance is STRONGLY suggested.

Trip insurance is available for additional cost through Travel Guard (approximately 8% of total tour price) and is strongly recommended.  Visit to learn more. You can click through to Travel Guard’s website to purchase from here as well.

Circumstances beyond our control may require us to change the schedule. This tour is subject to the terms and conditions listed on


Reserve your spot on the tour today!

Simply click on the “Book Now” button to the right and begin the secure booking process

Contact Fiona at Isle Inn Tours

By e-mail at or by telephone M-Th 10:00 – 4:00 703-997-6723

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