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Discover Ireland, right from the vibrant capital city Dublin to the picture perfect Atlantic coastline, national parks and the stunning Cliffs of Moher, to medieval cities and living Irish culture. Explore untouched landscapes and ancient castles, hike up beautiful trails and enjoy downtime in authentic Irish pubs!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4DublinHistory & Architecture, Guinness Storehouse, Pubs & NightlifeThe Alex Hotel, Dylan Hotel
4 - 5Galway CountyConnemara National ParkRoss Lake House Hotel, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
5 - 7County ClareGateway to Western Ireland, The Burren & Cliffs of Moher, Irish Countryside VillagesOld Ground Hotel Ennis, Dromoland Castle
7 - 9KillarneyRing of Kerry, Hiking & NatureCahernane House Hotel, Killarney Park Hotel
9 - 11KilkennyMedieval Mile, Living Irish Culture, Blarney CastlePembroke Kilkenny, Manor House at Mount Juliet Estate
11 - 12DublinHistory & Architecture, Guinness Storehouse, Pubs & NightlifeThe Wilder Townhouse, The K Club Hotel & Resort

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private Transfer from Dublin Airport to your hotel

Dublin

3 Nights

Dublin is a bustling cosmopolitan capital, straddling River Liffey on Ireland’s eastern coast. Step into contemporary galleries, admire street art, or cheer buskers as music fills the air.

Included Activities

Dublin Highlights on Foot
Explore the cultural and historical attractions of Dublin through an walking tour. Your friendly local guide will pick you up at your hotel and will be only too happy to tailor the itinerary according to your preferences and interests. Stroll past the majestic Dublin Castle dating back to the 13th century or the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral that goes back by another two centuries. Explore the scenic landscapes of St Stephen’s Green or the Georgian aesthetics of Merrion Square. Take in the grandeur of the City Hall and the magnificence of Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Learn more from your guide about the fractious history of the former Houses of Parliament and then savor the hip vibes of Temple Bar, Dublin’s eclectic riverside neighborhood. Take in interesting stories of famous Dubliners who are as much a part of the cultural landscape of the city as its iconic buildings. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; Transfer not required; No Admissions Included; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Traditional Irish Dinner With Live Entertainment
Enjoy an evening of fun and food at The Merry Ploughboy Pub in Dublin. Relish a hearty three course dinner with a choice of options including traditional Irish staples such as brown bread and apple pie. After your meal, relax and sit back to watch the entertaining live performance by The Merry Ploughboys, who also own the pub. Derive pleasure from the best of Irish music and dance in the show, which also has the performers engaging in a lively interaction with the audience. This show is the longest running in the country, having featured the same performers for more than a quarter of a century! Midway through the show, get to watch a special segment with performances by all-Ireland and World champion Irish dancers from the city and beyond. (Half Day; Times: 1900; Duration: 3 hrs; Meal Included: Dinner; Shared Activity; Transfer not Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Guinness Storehouse Tasting Tour
Gain valuable knowledge about what goes into the making of each refreshing pint of Guinness in this interesting brewery tour. Start your exploration at what might be the world’s largest pint glass, situated in the heart of the building! Accompany your knowledgeable guide over seven floors of the structure that was once an old fermentation plant. The iconic beer brand has a history that dates back 250 years. Listen to the dramatic story of how the brand has grown to its current stature over the decades. Conclude your tour of the country’s premier attraction with a halt at Gravity Bar on the top floor. Settle in to enjoy a well-deserved complimentary pint along with stunning 360 degrees views of the city skyline. (Times: 1230/1630; Duration: 1.5 hrs; Private Activity Tour with Admission and Tastings; Transfer not Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
The Alex Hotel – Opt 1
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Dylan Hotel – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Queen Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 5

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Dublin to Galway County in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Galway County

1 Night

Galway County in western Ireland boasts a mosaic of experiences. Between the picturesque Atlantic coastline and the rocky Connemara National Park, explore the Twelve Bens mountain range, several pristine lakes, picture-postcard farmlands, the Carraroe coral beach, and Clifden’s Sky Road.

Included Activities

Killary Kayaking Thrills
Explore the fun side of the Connemara coastline with this morning or afternoon activity. Choose from Sea Kayaks, Sit on Tops and Single Cockpit Playboats to get splashing in Killary fjord. Safely in your lifejackets, paddle forth to admire the timeless beauty of fjord’s deep blue waters and the mighty mountains that stand silent sentinel on the horizon. Enjoy the chilled spray on your face and feel the exhilaration of gliding through water in the wild outdoors. (Shared Activity; Group size: 4-15 ppl; Duration: 3 hrs; Times: 10:00 or 12:00 hrs; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Life jackets are provided. Please wear appropriate shoes. Children below 8 yrs are not permitted.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 5 - 7

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Galway County to County Clare in a private vehicle (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

County Clare

2 Nights

County Clare in western Ireland is known for its natural beauty and culture, from the showstopper Cliffs of Moher that features crashing Atlantic swells, to the lively Irish culture that reels you into intimate gatherings.

Included Activities

Dolphin Spotting on River Shannon
Set off for the pier next to the castle in Carrigaholt as you embark on an exciting river adventure. Settle into the comfortable boat as it cuts through the water and heads to the mouth of the River Shannon. Listen to the skipper talk about the dolphins and their habitat, as well as the geology and history of the region. Enjoy stunning views of the rugged cliffs and historic landmarks that dot the shoreline. Watch out for dolphins moving in pods as your boat enters the special conservation area. With two zoologists on board, soak in lesser known details about the dolphins and seabirds, such as peregrine falcons and gannets, that are found in the region. Return to shore with lasting memories of your trip to the spot with the largest group of resident bottlenose dolphins in Europe. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that tours are not conducted at fixed times but depend on tide and sea conditions as well as passenger demands.)

Leisurely Tour of Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Set out for the Burren Center to get a glimpse into the events that brought on the formation of this unique landscape. Watch an audio-visual presentation about this natural wonder before strolling into the airy crafts shop. Browse through the selection of largely handmade traditional crafts before ambling to the tea rooms with their relaxing ambiance and traditional cuisine. Step out onto the sprawling limestone terrain, which is home to more than 80 tombs that date from the Mesolithic era through the Iron Age. Head along the wild Atlantic Way to the gorgeous Cliffs of Moher, considered the country’s top tourist attraction. For more than 350 million years, these rugged cliffs have towered majestically over the Atlantic Ocean with the waves lapping against them, making for a breathtaking spectacle. Step up to the highest point on the cliffs to savor panoramic views of the vast ocean, which will stay with you for a lifetime. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity, Admissions Included; Chauffeur Transfer Included; No Guide at Cliffs of Moher; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Dromoland Castle – Opt 2
RoomQueen Anne Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 7 - 9

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from County Clare to Killarney in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

Killarney

2 Nights

Discover Killarney, a vibrant town on the fringes of its namesake national park surrounded by heather-clad highlands in southwestern Ireland.

Included Activities

Whip up a Dash of Culinary Magic
Add some flavor to your life with this popular cookery class, ‘Our Taste of Ireland’. Visit the purpose-built cookery school ‘Just Cooking’, founded by Mark and Bernie Doe, food and hospitality industry professionals with over 20 years of experience. Learn how to use the best local produce in a relaxed and fun setting to create some culinary goodness. A few of the dishes that you might create include the traditional brown soda bread, smoked salmon on a potato pancake or Rack of Kerry lamb and vegetables. You might also be trying your hand at crafting delicious Baileys bread and butter pudding with butterscotch sauce! (Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Duration: 3 hrs; Please note that the meeting point in Killahane, Firies, Killarney; Children will be allowed into the class only if they are above 12 years of age.)

Ring of Kerry Delights and Hiking
Experience the myriad joys and offerings of the famous Ring of Kerry by car and foot! This untouched part of Ireland, which is a part of the Wild Atlantic Way, has long attracted travelers from around the world. After a peaceful one hour drive, amble through a range of territories, ranging from rugged islands and white sand beaches to dramatic mountain passes. Get a closer view of this wild nature by hiking within. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed sea eagles as they fly over Killarney National park. Full Day, Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity, Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Medium)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 9 - 11

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Killarney to Kilkenny in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

Kilkenny

2 Nights

Keep up with Kilkenny, a well-preserved and lively medieval city nestled amid stud farms and sprawling fields along the Nore river in southeastern Ireland.

Included Activities

En Route: Medieval Wanderings at Blarney Castle
Make a visit to one of Ireland’s remarkable medieval treasures on your way from Killarney to Kilkenny! Blarney Castle, near Cork and the River Martin, was built almost 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy. Located close to lush gardens, dungeons and caves, expect to find a lot to explore in the area! Visit The Blarney Stone that has drawn movie stars, literary giants, world statesmen and millions of pilgrims alike, who have kissed the stone, hoping to receive the gift of eloquence. Another incredible archaeological site you will visit is the Rock of Cashel, also known as St. Patrick’s Rock, which is just 500 meters from the center of Cashel Town, County Tipperary. Enter through a spectacular 15th century castle and the Hall of the Vicars, where the museum housing the original Cross of St. Patrick is located. Stroll through this magnificent set of ecclesiastical buildings set on a limestone outcrop in the Golden Vale, which includes a variety of splendid historical structures. Spend time admiring this Romanesque chapel, one of the earliest and most impressive churches built in this style. Head to the cultural region of West Cork, the towns teeming with rural beauty and bustling with activity. Visit Kinsale, a gorgeous seafront town bright with colorful shop fronts, flowerbeds and stunning harbor views. Don’t forget to sample the delicious food it is famous for! Stop by at Glandore village, centered around a 19th century pier, where you can take in the sights of the ocean and see people sailing. (En route Activity; Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Blarney Castle Admission Included; Rock of Cashel Admission not Included; No Guide inside of Attractions; Fitness Level: Easy)

Easy Walking Tour of Kilkenny With Medieval Mile
Unravel the deepest secrets of this medieval city in this fascinating private tour. Learn about the origin of the phrase ‘stinking rich’ and unveil the reason people of Kilkenny are known as cats! Learn about how a 12 inch needle was used to expose witches in a different era. Laugh your way across the quaint city streets as your guide regales you with humorous anecdotes and blends magic with history for a unique experience. Walk down the Medieval Mile trail, an iconic path that runs by prominent historical landmarks of the city, from the 13th century Saint Canice’s Cathedral to the imposing Kilkenny Castle. (Duration: 1.5 hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Sample the True Taste of Ireland
Get a taste of Ireland’s most popular ale on this guided tour through Smithwick’s brewery and discover brewing innovations by an establishment that has over 300 years of experience in the field. Find out more about how the ale is harvested from the land, right at the heart of Kilkenny. Listen closely to the local staff as they explain what makes the ale so unique. This tour is truly a treat for your senses; take the opportunity to mill the malt, stir the mash and smell the hops firsthand. Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy yourself on this delightful tour! (Duration: 1 hr; Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Please note that children between 0-5 years of age can enter for free, while children between 6-17 years of age receive child rates and a soft drink during the tour.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomExecutive King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 12

Your chauffeur guide will drive you from Kilkenny to Dublin in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

Dublin

1 Night

Dublin is a bustling cosmopolitan capital, straddling River Liffey on Ireland’s eastern coast. Step into contemporary galleries, admire street art, or cheer buskers as music fills the air.

Included Activities

En Route: Leisurely Exploration of County Wicklow Attractions
Set out on the drive to Dublin, halting en route to appreciate the exquisite beauty of County Wicklow attractions. Soak in the picturesque beauty of the Glendalough glacial valley that is tucked into the majestic Wicklow Mountains. Situated within the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the valley is dotted with walking trails and picnic spots and is home to numerous wildlife species. Listen to your guide outline the historical significance of the sixth century monastic settlement, founded by Saint Kevin, as you walk around its ruins. Make your way to elegant Powerscourt House and Gardens set at the foot of the mountains. This 13th century mansion was renovated in 1996 and is surrounded by spectacular gardens. Amble across the beautiful lawns at your own pace, as you pause by ornamental lakes and uncover secret hollows. Resume your onward journey after attempting to identify as many as possible of the 200 species of shrubs and trees on the property! (En route Activity; Full Day; Duration: 8hrs; Private Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Admission Included; No Guide inside of Gardens; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomPopular Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDeluxe Woodland View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia

You will be transferred from your hotel to Dublin Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 9,190 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Dublin: Dublin Highlights on Foot
    • Dublin:  Traditional Irish Dinner With Live Entertainment
    • Dublin:  Guinness Storehouse Tasting Tour
    • Galway County: Killary Kayaking Thrills
    • County Clare: Dolphin Spotting on River Shannon
    • County Clare: Leisurely Tour of Burren and Cliffs of Moher
    • Killarney: Whip up a Dash of Culinary Magic
    • Killarney: Ring of Kerry Delights and Hiking
    • Kilkenny: En Route: Medieval Wanderings at Blarney Castle
    • Kilkenny: Easy Walking Tour of Kilkenny With Medieval Mile
    • Kilkenny: Sample the True Taste of Ireland
    • Dublin: En Route: Leisurely Exploration of County Wicklow Attractions
  • The general business terms apply
  • Car and chauffeur at free disposal for 8 hours per day on all days for which your itinerary mentions “chauffeur and vehicle available for a maximum of 8 hrs” (excluding entrance fees)
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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12 days $ 8,290 / person

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