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Motorcycle Tour
The Forty Shades of Green - 12 days

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The Emerald Isle is famous for the "forty shades of green", the 40 different types of green. Johnny Cash already sang about it in the 1960s... and yet the expression is much older.

Pricing

- The prices indicated are Bed and Breakfast minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Bed & Breakfast variant: You will usually stay in typical bed and breakfast accommodation - private guest rooms with shower/WC. "Bed and breakfast is the classic way to live in Ireland. In private houses we offer you comfortable rooms with shower/WC. Legendary is the Irish breakfast, which is also served with warm meals. Please note that bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also be located outside built-up areas. If necessary, restaurants or pubs are within "riding distance". )
Price per rider in double room 2-bed cabin: €1,269.00 $1,411.71 ?
Price per rider in single room 1-bed cabin: €1,959.00 $2,179.31 ?
Price per person with pillion passenger in double room 2-bed interior cabin: €999.00 $1,111.35 ?
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- The indicated prices are hotel minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Hotel option: You will usually stay in middle class hotels, in smaller towns sometimes also in bed and breakfast accommodation. In Dublin, we usually deliberately choose a hotel just outside the city centre, but make sure that it is connected to public transport and has good parking facilities. This has the advantage that you do not have to cross the city centre, and parking is scarce and expensive. Hotel prices in Dublin's city centre have also risen dramatically in recent years. )
Price per rider in double room 2-bed cabin: €1,579.00 $1,756.57 ?
Price per rider in single room 1-bed cabin: €2,499.00 $2,780.03 ?
Price per person with pillion passenger in double room 2-bed interior cabin: €1,329.00 $1,478.46 ?
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- bookable options:
Extra charge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s). Price per vehicle and trip. €348.00 $387.14 ?
2 berth cabin outside Premier (bunk beds) €44.00 $48.95 ?
1 berth cabin outside Club Stateroom €200.00 $222.49 ?
1 berth cabin outside Premier €88.00 $97.90 ?
2 berth cabin Outside Club Stateroom (double bed) €100.00 $111.25 ?
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- The prices indicated are Bed and Breakfast minimum prices for the main season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Bed & Breakfast variant: You will usually stay in typical bed and breakfast accommodation - private guest rooms with shower/WC. "Bed and breakfast is the classic way to live in Ireland. In private houses we offer you comfortable rooms with shower/WC. Legendary is the Irish breakfast, which is also served with warm meals. Please note that bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also be located outside built-up areas. If necessary, restaurants or pubs are within "riding distance". )
Price per rider in double room 2-bed cabin: €1,369.00 $1,522.96 ?
Price per rider in single room 1-bed cabin: €2,099.00 $2,335.05 ?
Price per person with pillion passenger in double room 2-bed interior cabin: €1,099.00 $1,222.59 ?
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- The indicated prices are hotel minimum prices for the main season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Hotel option: You will usually stay in middle class hotels, in smaller towns sometimes also in bed and breakfast accommodation. In Dublin, we usually deliberately choose a hotel just outside the city centre, but make sure that it is connected to public transport and has good parking facilities. This has the advantage that you do not have to cross the city centre, and parking is scarce and expensive. Hotel prices in Dublin's city centre have also risen dramatically in recent years.)
Price per rider in double room 2-bed cabin: €1,759.00 $1,956.81 ?
Price per rider in single room 1-bed cabin: €2,789.00 $3,102.65 ?
Price per person with pillion passenger in double room 2-bed interior cabin: €1,499.00 $1,667.57 ?
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- bookable options:
Extra charge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s). Price per vehicle and trip. €507.00 $564.02 ?
2 berth cabin outside Premier (bunk beds) €44.00 $48.95 ?
1 berth cabin outside Club Stateroom €200.00 $222.49 ?
1 berth cabin outside Premier €88.00 $97.90 ?
2 berth cabin Outside Club Stateroom (double bed) €100.00 $111.25 ?
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Please note: During the main season, prices will be higher if the tour starts on Friday or Saturday. Please inquire.

Included

Ferry routes Rotterdam - Hull - Rotterdam in a 2-bed cabin inside (bunk beds) with shower/WC (without on-board catering)
Ferry passages Holyhead - Dublin - Holyhead and Killimer - Tarbert (no cabin, no on-board catering)
Motorcycle transport on the ferries
9 nights in hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation in rooms with bath or shower/WC
Breakfast (except on 11th day in Dublin)
Route description and GPS data
Maps and information material
one travel book per room
Not included
Everything that is not listed under services
Parking fees
Toll
optional excursions and visits
local tax

More details

Arrival Please note that the ferry from/to Rotterdam is included in the price. The tour will be ridden with your own motorcycle.
Meals on the ferries On the ferries meals are offered in the on-board restaurants - payable on the spot. On some ferry routes we offer pre-bookable meal packages. You will then find these under the optional services in the price section of the trip and can only be booked directly in connection with the trip, a subsequent booking is not possible.
Parking spaces: We generally use hotels that have parking spaces on this trip. We reserve a parking space for you when booking (where possible, no claim). Parking fees may apply, which you are kindly requested to pay on site. The amount of the parking fees can vary greatly depending on the location and hotel.
Tolls Ireland: Please note that the Dublin Ring Road (M50), as well as other roads and tunnels in Ireland, are subject to tolls. You will be automatically registered when passing through and will then pay the fee either online or at one of the registered payment points. The fee must be paid by 8pm the following day.
Optional excursion programs: You can add bookable excursions and city tours to your individual trip.
Entry requirements Great Britain: For entry to Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), German nationals require an identity card or passport, each with sufficient validity. Other nationals should enquire at the embassy concerned. Children need their own identity document, the entry in the parents' passport is no longer accepted.
Entry requirements Ireland: Ireland is a member of the EU, but not of the Schengen area. German citizens need an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. Other nationals please enquire at the embassy concerned. Children need their own identity document, the entry in the passport of the parents is no longer accepted.
Please note that you are responsible for your own compliance with entry requirements and that entry requirements are subject to change at any time.
Health requirements: Please contact your family doctor regarding vaccination advice for the destination.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

The Emerald Isle is famous for the "forty shades of green", the 40 different kinds of green. Johnny Cash already sang about it in the 1960s ... and yet the expression is considerably older. Ireland's lush vegetation, aided by its mild climate, appears in many glorious shades of green. Discover Ireland and its "forty shades of green"! Lots of narrow and quiet roads make a trip to Ireland a pleasure. Not to mention the nature, the many exciting "outdoor" sights, the hospitable Irish and the cozy pubs. Park-like landscapes alternate with barren ridges and rugged coastlines, white sandy beaches with breathtaking cliffs.

Touring Character:

An Ireland tour on your own motorcycle! Two longer stages take you through Great Britain on the way there and back. In Ireland itself, however, things are more relaxed: manageable daily stages of 170 to 270 km and two day trips without luggage make this motorcycle tour a comfortable trip with time for individual side trips. You will generally ride on asphalted roads and secondary routes. Total mileage approx. 2,100 km.

- Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

Individual arrival at the ferry port of Rotterdam, embarkation and departure (approx. 8:30 p.m.) in the direction of Hull in Great Britain. Overnight stay on board.

Day 2: Hull - Snowdonia (approx. 300 km)

Arrival in Hull in the morning (approx. 8.00 am). Then you will ride once across Great Britain to the Snowdonia region on the Welsh coast. If you like, you can use the time for a detour through the Snowdonia National Park. Overnight stay in Conway, Caernarfon or surroundings.

Day 3: Snowdonia - Holyhead - Dublin (approx. 50 km + ferry passage Holyhead - Dublin)

You will ride to Holyhead and take the ferry to Dublin (departure approx. 08.55 hrs). After your arrival (approx. 12.10 p.m.) you have time to explore the lively metropolis. In the evening, a visit to the lively Temple Bar district in the heart of the city is worthwhile. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Day 4: Dublin - Galway (approx. 210 km)

First you have time to explore the Irish capital. Imposing churches like Christ Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the modern monument "The Spire" in O'Connell Street lined with many representative buildings, Dublin Castle and the elegant Georgian architecture - Dublin presents itself with a lot of sights. Then your tour through Ireland starts: It goes through the tranquil Midlands to Galway in the west of Ireland. In Galway you can still feel the Spanish influence, the city had trade relations with Spain for a long time. The Spanish Arch, an archway in the city wall, and the Spanish Parade, where the wealthy merchants promenaded with their families, are witnesses of this era. Overnight stay in/near Galway.

Day 5: Connemara (approx. 200 km)

Round trip through Connemara - one of the wildest and most romantic landscapes in Ireland. The predominant picture is sheep and lonely cottages. You will ride past the Twelve Bens mountain range and into the tranquil village of Clifden. From here you will go to Kylemore Abbey. The beautiful monastery is situated at the lake Pollacappul - with the mountain ranges in the background a wonderful scenery. Continue to Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour. In the picturesque village of Leenane, a stop at the cozy pub, which also served as a backdrop in the feature film "The Fields", is a tempting treat. Overnight stay in/near Galway.

Day 6: Galway - Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Kilrush (approx. 230 km)

Today you ride into County Kerry - and pass two scenic highlights. You will reach the Cliffs of Moher, which drop more than 200 meters vertically into the Atlantic Ocean. A unique sight! In the immediate vicinity is the extensive karst area of Burren. Seemingly endless, a treeless landscape of limestone stretches out. Overnight stay in/near Kilrush.

Day 7: Kilrush - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney - Kenmare (approx. 270 km)

With a small ferry across the river Shannon you reach Tarbert in County Kerry. Afterwards you can enjoy the Dingle Peninsula. The coastal road leads to the cliffs of Slea Head, the Gallerus Oratory and to the colorful fishing village of Dingle. Dingle is already in the Gaelic-speaking area of Ireland, the so-called Gaeltacht. Here many locals - mainly older ones - still speak the Irish language, which has been almost completely displaced by English. Dingle is also known for its lively music scene. Continue towards Killarney. Exciting is the visit of the manor house of Muckross, situated between two lakes, with the partly original furnishings from Victorian times. Overnight stay in/near Kenmare.

Day 8: Iveragh Peninsula & Ring of Kerry (approx. 200 km)

The Iveragh Peninsula is on the program today! The Ring of Kerry is Ireland's most famous panoramic road, running between the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland's highest mountains, the Mcgillycuddy Reeks. The Ring offers incomparable views and small detours are always worthwhile. The picturesque village of Sneem is worth a stop and a little stroll through the center. And the Staigue Stone Fort is a ring fort at least 2,000 years old. You can reach it via a small side road. A little off the Ring of Kerry, the Skellig Coast Road takes you to the far west of the peninsula and finally to the small port of Portmagee. Overnight stay in/near Kenmare.

Day 9: Kenmare - Rock of Cashel - Kilkenny (approx. 230 km)

From Kenmare you first ride to Cashel with the famous "Rock of Cashel", which plays an - in the truest sense of the word - outstanding role in the history of Ireland. The ruins of important buildings from different eras are gathered in a very small area. In the view over the plain lies picturesquely the ruin of Hore Abbey (13th century). Your destination for the day is Kilkenny with Kilkenny Castle. Overnight stay in/near Kilkenny.

Day 10: Kilkenny - Wicklow Mountains - Dublin (approx. 170 km)

For the last stage you follow a really beautiful route through the Wicklow Mountains. Highlights are the early Christian monastic district of Glendalough, the ride on the old military road and the huge park of Powerscourt House. Then you will continue to the Irish capital, where you will again have time to explore. Finally, if you want to learn about Irish whiskey, visit the Jameson Experience Center. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Day 11: Departure

In the morning (approx. 8:10 a.m.), take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales and ride back to Hull (approx. 350 km). Embarkation and departure (approx. 20.30) to Rotterdam. Overnight stay on board.

Day 12: Arrival in Rotterdam

In the morning (approx. 9.00 a.m.) you will arrive in Rotterdam, where your journey ends.

If you have any questions about the voyage "The forty Shades of Green", please do not hesitate to contact us.

If applicable, the time of day is subject to change.