Ireland and the Last Jedi Encounter: A Star Wars-Inspired Tour

Ratings of Zicasso's Service

Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Ireland

Places Visited

Dublin, Killarney, Galway, Donegal...

See all

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Inspired by the upcoming Star Wars film, the eighth episode in the legendary series, embark on an extraordinary journey following in the footsteps of the last Jedis - Luke and Rey. Discover how ancient Irish settlements inspired the magnificent scenery of the remote hideaway planet of the first Jedi temple. Relish Irish storytelling traditions when meeting locals who witnessed how their hometowns in Ireland were converted into filming sets. Experience an awakening in grandeur, highlighting natural...

Customizable Itinerary

Expand All

Trip Highlights

  • Traverse the UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Michael, the stunning island off the Kerry Coast where Rey discovers and trains with Luke
  • Visit Malin Head at the top of Donegal, while meeting the locals who worked as extras and observed the secretive nature of the movie filming
  • Fill up a pint of refreshing Guinness from Luke’s Tap, a Guinness tap used by Mark Hamill during the filming wrap party
  • Spend a night at a castle in Donegal, where the cast and crew stayed during the filming
  • Explore Newgrange, a circular megalithic passage tomb that resembles the spacecraft used by smugglers in the film, and delve into the depths of Irish history and heritage
  • Partake in a falconry demonstration at Ashford Castle that offers the unique hands-on experience of flying a hawk under professional guidance
  • Witness marvels at the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, which resemble the stunning breathtaking landscapes seen in a galaxy far away
  • Take to the skies on an optional premium helicopter tour for the ultimate director’s point of view, flying over iconic sights such as Skellig Michael, Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands

Detailed Description

Unite with the rebels against the forces of the empire during your 8-day Ireland tour that is inspired by the latest release in the legendary Star Wars series, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, for a journey filled with adventure and enlightenment into the depths of the island’s natural beauty paired with remarkable filming locations. The epic release of the newest movie of the legendary series blends reality with fantastical scenery immersing you in a galaxy far away before transporting you to a celebratory ambiance of the film crew during the wrap party. From the hall of the great archives in Episode II to the enchanting plunge of sandstone walls at the Cliffs of Moher, you will delight in the mixture of luxury, high sci-fi discovery, and legendary storytelling becoming of the galactic civil war and the heritage of Ireland.

Your journey begins at Shannon Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. Relish the tranquil setting of Killarney with time boating around the three lakes, passing through the Gap of Dunloe, and spending the night in the secret hotel the cast and crew stayed at during their time filming. Travel around the Ring of Kerry and venture over the splashing Northern Atlantic waters to reach the secluded island of Skellig Michael, where Rey unites with Luke at the end of the previous film.

Travel the remarkable road wandering along the Wild Atlantic Way leading to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the unique contours of the Burren. Take your time wandering through Galway City and enjoy the cinematic history of the Connemara Peninsula, which includes the charms of Kylemore Abbey. Bask in the traditions of storytelling by visiting the home of W.B. Yeats in Sligo and traverse Neolithic passage tombs. Gain insight into the action behind the scenes of the filming at Lough Eske Castle over a pint, including the ways in which Northern Donegal turned into a site similar to a secret military complex during filming. The parallels between the sci-fi universe and Ireland move beyond the filming locations for a palpable connection showcased in the history, myths, and scenery before you board your flight home at Dublin Airport. If interested in extending your Ireland tour, consider reading some of our travelers’ top Ireland reviews.

Note: Zicasso’s Star Wars-inspired itineraries are not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by, The Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm Ltd.

Starting Price

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

Note: Zicasso’s Star Wars-Inspired itineraries are not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by, The Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.84 stars based on 364 reviews.

Ireland Travel Review: Dublin, Cong, Killarney, Falconry,...
"Our guide was kind, funny, flexible, knowledgeable, and...

Reviewed By Susan D.

Travel Review: Luxury Ireland Trip, Dublin, Galway, Limerick,...
"The communication between us and [our travel planner] was...

Reviewed By JEFFREY R.

Travel Review: Ireland, Killarney National Park, Connemara...
"Trip of a lifetime thanks to the travel company."

Reviewed By Kathleen U.

Ireland Trip Review: Luxury 12 Day Tour of Ashford Castle,...
"Without hyperbole, our stay at Ashford Castle was beyond...

Reviewed By WIlliam D.

Luxury Trip to Ireland Travel Review: Anniversary/Vow Renewal...
"A big THANK YOU to the travel company for planning our...

Reviewed By Rachel S.

Ireland Travel Review: A Week in Dublin, County Cork, Cliffs...
"Paula was thorough, efficient, responsive, and flexible....

Reviewed By Ellen M.

Your Dream Vacation

in 3 simple steps

  1. 1

    Describe your dream trip

  2. 2

    Get matched with top travel specialists

  3. 3

    Book the trip

Free service - no credit card required