Ireland Hopper
8, 10, 11 or 13 Days
only $1,699 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

 

PRICE:

Ireland Hopper: 7-Night Itinerary (Sun-Sun)
Double Room: $1,699
Single Room: $2,364

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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.

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

 

PRICE:

Pre-Tour + Ireland Hopper: 9-Night Itinerary (Fri-Sun)
Double Room: $2,149
Single Room: $3,004

 

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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)

 

PRICE:

Post-Tour + Ireland Hopper: 10-Night Itinerary (Sun-Wed)
Double Room: $2,149
Single Room: $3,099

 

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

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)

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

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:

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

 

PRICE:

Pre & Post-Tour + Ireland Hopper: 12-Night Itinerary (Fri-Wed)
Double Room: $2,599
Single Room: $3,739

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and departure from Shannon International Airport (SNN) 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.

2018 available dates:

March 13, 2018: St. Patrick’s Day
May 6, 2018: Singles Week
May 13, 2018: 50+ & Active! All ages welcome
June 17, 2018
June 24, 2018
July 8, 2018
July 29, 2018
August 5, 2018
September 9, 2018: Singles Week
September 23, 2018
October 14, 2018

 

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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. 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.

SPECIAL TERMS: 2017 $500 discount is per reservation, based on double occupancy for October 1, 2017 tour. Maximum discount per traveler is $250 per person. Offer not valid for travel agents. Must book tour by 5:00pm EST Thursday, August 31, 2017 to receive discount. 2018 5% discount is valid per person when booking with a deposit by September 15, 2017.

What hotels do you use in the city-centers in Ireland?

Dublin Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jury's Inns, Hilton Garden Inn, Academy Plaza, Mont Clare, Cassidy's or similar.
Galway Premiere City-Center Hotels: Western Hotel, Jurys Inn, Victoria Hotel, Salthill Hotel, or similar.
Killarney Premiere City-Center Hotels: International Hotel, Killarney Towers, Eviston House, Randles Court, or similar.
Cork Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Gresham Metropole, Clarion Hotel, Ambassador or similar.
Belfast Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Park Inn, Clayton Malone Lodge or similar.
Co. Clare Premiere City-Center Hotels: Bunratty Manor, Temple Gate Hotel, Old Ground, Inn at Dromoland or similar.
Kilkenny Premiere City-Center Hotels: Kilkenny River Court, Pembroke Hotel, Hibernian Hotel, or similar.
Belfast Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Park Inn, Clayton Malone Lodge or similar.

When should I arrive at the airport?

Play it safe and plan to arrive 2.5 to 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure time to allow for any unexpected delays in traffic, check-in, security, or long lines at the newsstand!

Do I need a passport?

Yes! All US citizens must have a passport that remains valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip. All non-US citizens must check with their local consulate for documentation requirements. If you do not have a passport, one may be obtained through your local post office, which also offers expedited processing. ALL NAMES PROVIDED TO TENON TOURS MUST BE AS THEY APPEAR ON YOUR PASSPORT (first and last names only). You may want to make a copy of your passport and leave it at home with a friend of family.

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.

Consider Registering with STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program).

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. Click here for more information.

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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