Your driver guide will pick you up at the Ashling hotel between 9.30am and 10am. Dublin City is a spectacular city so that’s where we’ll start. It’s with great architecture, culture and history! We will start off by showing you Trinity College and the beautiful Book Of Kells.
Throughout the day you’ll see sights like the Spire, Ha’penny Bridge, Temple Bar before being brought to the Iconic Guinness Storehouse where you’ll witness a spectacular view of the city while enjoying ‘the perfect pint’ and you’ll have a certificate to prove you pulled it yourself! P.S because you’re with us, you’ll get a fast track entry; so no queuing. 🙂
From there we will go to luxurious The Bloomfield House Hotel, County Westmeath, where you’ll be wined and dined. This is the location of your first nights sleep.
Day 2 – Saturday
After breakfast on your first full day of the tour, we’ll head to Galway where we will see the city and you can take a stroll through the cobblestone streets freely. Galway has an excellent atmosphere. Explore the pub scene, and beautiful little shops, and you are sure to hear some traditional Irish music along the way.
Whenever you are done exploring you can make your way to Connemara and the beautiful Kylemore Abbey before we go to your hotel to relax for the evening.
Day 3 – Sunday
You will have an early start today as you head down the west coast of Ireland into Clare. You’ll want to embrace the jaw dropping sights today. Beginning with The Burren – a piece of land 5 miles long that contains examples of all major habitats and it looks really magnificent. It is a great organic location.
You will also visit the Doolin Caves – beautiful limestone caves for you to roam around and gain a real feel for the natural formation. These caves are host to the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere (23 feet). You can tour around Doolin Village, which is a very beautiful coastline village with lovely countryside architecture. It is known to be the traditional music capital of Ireland. If you get hungry there is a cafe on-site at the Doolin Caves.
After Doolin Village we’ll treat you to some traditional Irish farming – sheepdog trials. This involves a trained dog herding sheep into a pin. There are annual competitions in this sport, both here in Ireland and the UK.
Taking in the beautiful Cliffs Of Moher! The sight appeared in ‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’. Don’t get too close to the edge as it is a 702 feet drop which provides an epic view from above… Not below.
Day 4 – Monday
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before we head across the Shannon Estuary into the Kingdom (County Kerry). Off to one of Ireland’s most famous peninsulas, Dingle. Drive the Slí Cheann Sléibhe (The Slea Head Drive) along the #1 scenic attraction in Kerry as voted on Tripadvisor #1 of 101 attractions in Kerry! See Dunbeg Fort and the setting for Ireland’s 2nd most famous film Ryan’s Daughter. You may want to rest after so we’ll bring you to Dingle town & peninsula – a beautiful coastline town with pubs and places to eat.
Tonight you will stay in the fabulous Fairview Hotel in Killarney which is located in the centre of the town. You’ll have a free evening in Killarney where you are free to explore the local shops, restaurants and pubs. Dine where you heart desires tonight as you’re free to choose if it’s a pub scene with plenty of craic or perhaps you search for an Irish Stew will be realized.
Day 5 – Tuesday
You will wake up to breakfast in the Fairview before we set off to enjoy Killarney National Park & the Ring Of Kerry with its combination of tranquil waterfalls, beautiful forest walkways and wildlife. It is safe, the deer or squirrels won’t bite.
Then moving on to a 1 hour tour of the Muckross House and traditional farms. It is an Victorian mansion surrounded by fabulous maintained gardens.
There is a pool-table inside. You can have lunch in the restaurant which provides a great view of the gardens. Returning to Killarney after where we have a lovely restaurant booked for dinner.
Today we will continue our journey across to Cork where you can visit the Cork City Gaol, a former prison and now museum. It was refurbished and in 1824 and when it reopened it became known as ‘The Finest In 3 Kingdoms”. You can have a 1 hour tour through the Gaol (Jail).
Also view Cobh for the Titanic Experience tour. It begins with an exciting immersive audio & visual tour retracing the steps of the passengers who boarded the Titanic from Cobh, followed by computer generated graphics to recreate the collision and subsequent sinking and an analysis.
Don’t worry – you are safe with us 🙂 After that we will take you to beautiful Cork City where you can stroll around the shops and get souvenirs, check out the pubs or find a quiet little cafe to enjoy some lunch.
Day 7 – Thursday
After breakfast, we’ll take you to Blarney. Blarney Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland. You can stick with our tour guide to learn everything there is to know or explore it yourself. The famous Blarney Stone is located at the top of the castle. Old Tales claim whoever kisses it is granted eloquence. Then we continue North to Tipperary and bring you to a photoshoot view the Rock Of Cashel, known as St. Patrick’s Rock, which is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.
Then on to the beautiful Kilkenny Town to let you get anything you need, view the famous Kilkenny Castle grounds, experience our culture more, shop, hit the pub or take in the beauty one last time.
Your last Irish dinner will be served in the Newgrange Hotel, which is where you will spend your last night of the tour. Just a county away from the airport but only 30 min drive.
Day 8 – Friday
It is time to say goodbye to Ireland today. We hope you enjoyed your tour as much as we enjoyed giving it to you. Your driver will have a single transfer booked to Dublin airport in the morning usually between 7.30am and 8am so please ensure to notify the driver 24 hours in-advance. If you require an earlier or later transfer please arrange your own transfer with the hotel on arrival. We’ll give you one last Irish breakfast and if you have not tried the black pudding yet now is the time to try, it will be so good that you’ll have to come back soon 🙂
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