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.

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 SOLD OUT! Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request
June 25, 2017 $1,649 $1,999 $2,089 $2,349
July 9, 2017 SOLD OUT! Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request Custom Price Request
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.
What is the difference between a Hopper Tour and an Escorted Tour?

We’ve compiled a list below to help chart out the differences between these types of tours:


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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.

For whom are tours recommended?

We recommend our tours for active independent travelers who want an alternative to driving themselves or a fully-planned tour with no freedom or flexibility. This tour is not recommended for those who require a full time guide, private transportation service at all times, luggage handling or have mobility issues requiring wheelchairs, have trouble walking or limiting medical conditions.

When will I get my travel documents?

Your travel documents will be issued via EMAIL 7 to 10 days prior to departure. Documents will include your assigned hotel accommodations, transfer details and times, vendor contact information, emergency numbers and more. All you need to do is print out all of these documents and take them with you. You may forward them to friends & family to share your trip details and contact information.

Escorted Tours: Travel documents for escorted tours are mailed and will be  delivered via USPS (sent from our office in Massachusetts) and should arrive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. 

What are the hotel bedding options?

It is important to note that European hotel rooms generally tend to be smaller than North American hotel rooms.

For your hotel room you can choose to have:

Double– One bed for two people (usually Queen size, sometimes Double/Full.  King only by request and not always guaranteed).

Twin– Two separate beds (can be two Single beds, two Double/Full, one Single & one Double/Full, etc…)

Triple– Two beds to sleep three people.  Rarely will there be three separate beds.  (Normally you will find a Double/Full bed and one twin bed for a total of 2 beds.  Sometimes you may find two Double/Full or three Single beds, but it is rare.) Please note there is no reduction in cost for a third person sharing a room with two others. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two separate rooms.

Twin and Triple Room configurations will be assigned based on hotel availability at the time of check-in.

Note: No more than three people can share a hotel room on escorted tours.

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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Day Tours & Attractions

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Ring of Kerry

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Belfast Hop On Hop Off City Tour

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Giants Causeway/North Antrim Coast Tour

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Titanic Belfast Experience

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Traveler Stories

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"Hopper tour allowed us to pick the activities that we wanted to do at each city without being held to a rigid tour group schedule"

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"Stephanie and Molly were extremely helpful with planning my trip"

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"Cara was very attentive to all of my questions as we worked to fit in everything I wanted to see"

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"Our trip has been two years in the making, so I think I got the best of everything"

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