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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 Davenport Hotel, The Alex Hotel
4 - 5County GalwayConnemara 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, Sheedy's Hotel & Restaurant
7 - 9KillarneyRing of Kerry, Hiking & NatureRandles Hotel Killarney, Cahernane House Hotel
9 - 11KilkennyMedieval Mile, Living Irish Culture, Blarney CastleHunter’s Yard, Manor House at Mount Juliet Estate
11 - 12DublinHistory & Architecture, Guinness Storehouse, Pubs & NightlifeThe Wilder Townhouse, The Davenport Hotel

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private Transfer from Dublin Airport to your hotel

Dublin

3 Days

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

A Stroll through Dublin
Your local guide will meet you at your hotel to embark on an exploration of Dublin by foot; which is the best way to see this very walkable city. Let your knowledgeable guide create a bespoke tour to your liking of Dublin. This tour can be tailored to feature particular places of interest or follow themes chosen by you. Or if you prefer see the city’s most significant sights such as Trinity College, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, the former Houses of Parliament, Temple Bar, City Hall, Dublin Castle’s Courtyards & Gardens and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Throughout your walk, your guide will share anecdotes from Dublin’s past and present, and tell stories about the fascinating Dublin characters who are as much part of Dublin’s story as the monuments, streets and buildings you will see on your tour. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Duration: 3hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Not included: entrance fees to attractions and any food or drink if guests visit any pubs on tour)

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.)

Leisurely Tasting Tour of Guinness Storehouse
Set off at a convenient time on this interesting self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse set in the heart of the Guinness Brewery. Begin your exploration at the huge pint glass located at the center of the building. On the ground floor, familiarize yourself with the main ingredients that are used to produce the beer. At your own pace, stroll across all seven floors of the erstwhile fermentation plant as you trace the history of this iconic 250-year-old brand. Get a glimpse of the intricate process of brewing fine beer that has helped Guinness reach its current stature. Before you wrap up your visit, head to Gravity Bar located on the top floor. Unwind with a complimentary pint at the bar as you savor stunning views of the city’s skyline. (Flexible Duration; Shared (Public) Activity; Transfer not Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
The Alex Hotel – Opt 2
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 5

Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Dublin to Galway County (2.5 hrs)

County Galway

1 Day

County Galway, 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 Fjord by Kayak
Explore the magical waters of Killary Fjord by kayak! Killary Fjord is the ideal location to take in the beautiful landscapes of the region from the water. Choose your kayak and enjoy splashing around this truly stunning location on the Connemara Coastline. A choice of kayaks including Sea Kayaks, Sit on Tops and Single Cockpit Playboats are available. (Time of Day: 10:00 or 2:00; Transfer not Included; Duration: 3 hrs; Please note that the meeting point Killary Adventure Centre, N59 on the Kylemore side of Leenane Village, County Galway; Only children above eights years are allowed on this shared tour; Bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet.)

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

Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Galway County to County Clare (1.5 hrs)

County Clare

2 Days

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; Private Activity; Transfer not 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
Get picked up from your hotel as you 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, Transfer not included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 7 - 9

Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from County Clare to Killarney (2 hrs)

Killarney

2 Days

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

Included Activities

Victorian Era Delights in Killarney
Discover the charms of a 19th century Victorian mansion in Killarney! Designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Burn, Muckross House was the residence of Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, Mary Balfour Herbert, the water-colorist. The Herbert family lived here for generations together, spanning almost two hundred years. Explore the elegant rooms with period-style furnishings harking back to the impressive lifestyle of the 19th century landowning class. Amble through the basement, where servants would go about their chores. In the mid 19th century, extensive work was undertaken in the garden in anticipation of Queen Victoria’s visit. See how this gardening tradition has endured over the centuries till today, thanks to the Bourn Vincent family who bought the estate in the early 20th century. The Rock Garden, Stream Garden and the Sunken Garden were developed around this time as well, which are a true pleasure to stroll through. (Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon; Transfer not Included; Duration: 3 hrs; Please note that the meeting point in The National Park, Dromy Rourke, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland; Children up to two years of age can enter free of cost, while children between 3-17 years of age receive child rates.)

Driving Through the Ring of Kerry
Experience the myriad joys and offerings of the famous Ring of Kerry on this private tour! This untouched part of Ireland, which is a part of the Wild Atlantic Way, has long attracted travelers from around the world. Amble through a range of territories, ranging from rugged islands and white sand beaches to dramatic mountain passes. Drive down from the coastline to the bustling towns and villages nearby. Pay a visit to Killarney and experience its fine food, lively festivals and pubs teeming with traditional music. Immerse yourself in the spirit of local culture and festivity, against the backdrop of the stunning natural landscapes that surround it. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity; Transfer not Included)

 

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

Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Killarney to Kilkenny (3 hrs)

Kilkenny

2 Days

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

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 go sailing and whale watching. (Full Day; Private Activity; Transfer not Included; Duration: 8 hrs, Drive time: 2hrs 30 mins; Rock of Cashel entry fees to be paid on-site.)

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; Transfer not Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
Hunter’s Yard – Opt 1
RoomSuperior King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomExecutive King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 12

Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Kilkenny to Dublin (2 hrs)

Dublin

1 Day

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.

Hotel Options
RoomPopular Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage

You will be transferred from your hotel to Dublin Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,190 /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

  • All activities as listed :
    • Dublin: A Stroll through Dublin
    • Dublin: Traditional Irish Dinner With Live Entertainment
    • Dublin: Leisurely Tasting Tour of Guinness Storehouse
    • County Galway: Killary Fjord by Kayak
    • County Clare: Dolphin Spotting on River Shannon
    • County Clare: Leisurely Tour of Burren and Cliffs of Moher
    • Killarney: Victorian Era Delights in Killarney
    • Killarney: Driving Through the Ring of Kerry
    • Kilkenny: Easy Walking Tour of Kilkenny With Medieval Mile
    • Kilkenny: Medieval Wanderings at Blarney Castle
  • Ireland:
    • Car and chauffeur at free disposal for 8 hours per day on all days for which your itinerary mentions “Today your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel…” (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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Classic Ireland

12 days $ 6,990 / person

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