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Coastal Gems of the Emerald Isle

Ireland’s dazzling coastal beauty takes center stage on this magical, 11-night journey!

Kylemore Abbey
Aug 25 - Sep 6, 2024
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AHI Travel

Tour Manager

Debbie Vargo

Trip overview

Ireland’s dazzling coastal beauty takes center stage on this magical, 11-night journey! Explore the Wild Atlantic Way, beginning with the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and the fossil-laden limestone terrain of the Burren. Ferry to the starkly beautiful Aran Island of Inishmore and take in Achill Island’s moors and mountains. Amid Connemara’s glacier-carved landscape, watch lively dogs herding sheep on a family farm. Next, venture north on a less explored route to the hidden gem, County Donegal. Be awed by spectacular Slieve League, Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, and taste authentic dishes crafted by up-and-coming Donegal chefs on a culinary tour. From there, travel into Northern Ireland to discover the vibrant walled city of Derry-Londonderry and Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder of interlocking columns. This well-rounded, small-group experience features visits to two 19th-century castles and tales from a traditional Irish storyteller. Enjoy stays at first-class hotels, including a family-owned castle estate, and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner.

Tour highlights

  • Three nights in Ennis, County Clare, at the first-class Old Ground Hotel.
  • Three nights in Westport, County Mayo, at the first-class Westport Plaza Hotel.
  • Three nights Rathmullan, County Donegal, at the first-class Rathmullan House Hotel.
  • Two nights in Glaslough, County Monaghan, at The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate, a first-class property.
  • Deluxe motor coach transfers during the Land Program.
  • Extensive Meal Program: 11 breakfasts, six lunches and five dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner.
  • Opportunities to sample local cuisine.
  • Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history.
  • Enrichment by expert speakers enhances your insight into the region.
  • AHI Connects: Local immersion.
  • Free time to pursue your individual interests.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers.
  • AHI Sustainability Promise: We strive to make a positive impact wherever we travel.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of guides and drivers.
  • Complimentary travel mementos.

*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change. 


Day 1 - Depart US

Day 2 - Arrive in Shanon and transfer to Ennis

Day 3 - The Burren | Cliffs of Moher

Day 4 - Aran Islands of Inishmore

Day 5 - Galway | Westport

Day 6 - Achill Island

Day 7 - Connemara

Day 8 - County Silgo | Donegal | Slieve League | Rathmullan

Day 9 - Rathmullan | Donegal

Day 10 - Derry-Londonberry, Northern Ireland | Giant's Causeway | Glaslough, Republic of Ireland

Day 11 - Glaslough

Day 12 - Return to US

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. We highly recommend that you review this information and consider insurance to protect yourself and your investment. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387.

The insurance that AHI Travel includes is very helpful, but limited in scope. Please visit to see an explanation of their Travel Assurance package and what it does and does not include.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel.

  • Cancellation received up to 90 days prior to trip departure will incur a $300 per person administrative fee.
  • Cancellation received 89 to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 59-45 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 44 days prior to departure to the time of departure (or no show) will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.

If a tour is canceled by AHI Travel before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting one of these options from AHI Travel:

i) transfer to another date of the same tour, if available; ii) book another tour of equal or greater value, if available (you will be responsible for paying any difference in price); or iii) book another tour of lesser value, if available (with a refund payable to you for the difference in price); or iv) receive a full refund for the land-only portion of the applicable tour.


Reservations made prior to 120 days before a tour´s scheduled departure date may be canceled within 7 days following the reservation date for a full refund. Reservations made within 120 days prior to a tour´s scheduled departure will not qualify for the grace period.


Purchases of optional excursions, pre- and/or post-tour extensions, additional hotel nights, private transfers or other trip options become fully non-refundable 44 days prior to departure. Air transportation purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines.