Distillery & Brewery Visits

This is a unique Irish Whiskey tour that will visit the Northern route! Our last Ireland Whiskey Tour was in 2019 and we did the Classic Southern Route. This time we will go off the beaten track and start in Galway. The route will work north along the coast, hit the Bushmills area and head back south via Belfast to Dublin.

On this tour we will visit Connacht, The Shed, Sliabh Liag, Crolly, Bushmills, Echlinville, Hinch, Killowen, Boann and more!

Unique Excursions

Cultural and historical sights are an important element of this trip.  Whether we are in Galway, Sligo, Ardara or Belfast, we will visit some of the key cultural highlights in the areas.

Ireland is a beautiful country and getting out of the cities and into the countryside is an important aspect of any Ireland trip.

Pub Excursions and Entertainment

Ireland is known for its many pubs and great music. When traveling in a group, this makes for some really fun evenings and memories. There will be no shortage of places to explore.

This is a very exciting trip that will get to see parts of Ireland that are normally missed. A combination of beautiful natural sights mixed with culture… and whiskey!

  • Saturday, September 21 Day 1, Arrive into Galway for one night.
  • Sunday, September 22 Day 2, Visit Connacht and The Shed, overnight in Sligo.
  • Monday, September 23 Day 3, Visit Sliabh Liag (Ardara) and Crolly. Two nights in Ardara.
  • Tuesday, September 24 Day 4, Touring the Sliabh Liag Cliffs and Glenveagh National Park.
  • Wednesday, September 25 Day 5, Visit the Giants Causeway and Bushmills. Overnight in Ballycastle.
  • Thursday, September 26 Day 6, Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast, Echlinville and Hinch Distilleries. Overnight in Portaferry.
  • Friday, September 27 Day 7, Visit Killowen and Boann. Overnight in Slane.
  • Saturday, September 28 Day 8, Visit Slane and return to Dublin for the last night before departure.
  • Sunday, September 29 Day 9, Departure from Ireland.
  Breakfast (B) – 8

Distilleries & Breweries

  • Bushmills
  • Sliabh Liag
  • Crolly
  • Echlinville
  • Hinch
  • Connacht
  • The Shed
  • Killowen
  • Boann
  • Slane
  • and others


  • Touring of Natural Wonders
  • Titanic Experience in Belfast
  • Sliabh Liag Cliffs
  • Giants Causeway
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Whiskey Bars
  • Many other treats to be added
  • 8 overnights in select hotels and inns throughout Ireland
  • Private transportation within Ireland
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Brewery Tours and Tastings
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • 8 breakfasts (hotel)
  • Guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Ireland (air) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver

We select the best hotels and inns for the group throughout Ireland within walking distance to restaurants and local attractions.

$3695 USD Per Person

Early sign-up discount, $100 off, if deposit received by December 31st, 2023.

A deposit of $1195 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement $1000

Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of the tour

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