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Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour
(6 Days Tour)

5.0 ⭐     15 customer reviews

There’s no better place to spend your honeymoon than the most romantic island in the Atlantic. Kick off married life by undertaking a wonderful trip around Ireland, stealing kisses in castles and strolling hand in hand through our national parks. Fall in love with the charming city of Dublin before discovering the rugged natural beauty of the countryside as you travel through Galway, Kerry, Clare and the Midlands, stopping off each night in a beautiful castle or a cozy B&B. Happy Honeymooning!
Gather with your guide and fellow Driftwood travelers at Dublin's Grand Canal Hotel at 8.10am. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey in our comfortable Mercedes tour vehicle!   Our initial destination is Glendalough, a 6th-century monastic settlement nestled in a picturesque mountain valley. This serene location is surrounded by two lakes and a lush native oak forest, making you feel far removed from Dublin despite just an hour's drive.   Experience the rugged beauty of the Nicklau Mountains National Park, a part of Ireland's vast upland wilderness. Here, nature's grandeur will leave you awestruck.   Visit the charming hillside village of Hollywood and witness a captivating sheepdog demonstration led by a local farmer. Gain insights into the fascinating world of sheepdogs.   Travel back in time to the Bronze Age as we explore Rathgall, one of Ireland's largest and oldest ringforts. Discover the rich history of this ancient site.   Conclude the day in the historic city of Kilkenny, where a warm Irish welcome awaits you.
This morning, we'll delve into the medieval charm of Kilkenny, where you can explore its cobblestone streets, artisan workshops, and cozy cafes.   History enthusiasts can opt for a guided tour of Kilkenny Castle (additional tour option). Keep an eye out for the rumored ghost of Strongbow that haunts the castle!   For those who still believe in Santa Claus, our journey takes us to Jerpoint Park, a medieval site where you can see the supposed resting place of Saint Nicholas. A guided tour of this intriguing location is included in the package.   In New Ross, you'll step aboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a 1840s emigrant vessel, for an insightful guided tour (included in the package).   If time allows, you can also get acquainted with Waterford city's Viking Triangle during a guided walking tour (additional tour option). This tour is part of the Viking Triangle Freedom Pass.
In the morning, immerse yourself in the history of a Norman dynasty as you visit the 13th-century Tintern Abbey (included in the package). Please note that the tour involves navigating steep steps.   Don't miss the chance to take a guided tour of Hook Head, home to the world's oldest operational lighthouse (additional tour option). This lighthouse has been lighting the way for sailors for over 850 years. Please be aware that the tour includes steep steps.   During the afternoon, you have the freedom to explore Waterford city as you wish.   Here are the tour options (Choose A, B, or C): A. The Viking Triangle Freedom Pass grants you access to the Medieval Museum, the Bishop's Palace Museum, the Irish Silver Museum, and the Museum of Time (additional tour option).   B. Experience the King of the Vikings VR and witness the Norsemen come to life (additional tour option).   C. Explore the House of Waterford Crystal, home to the world's largest Waterford Crystal collection (additional tour option).
Today, we will explore hidden coves and remarkable geological formations along the Copper Coast, a lesser-known but highly rewarding coastal route in Ireland.   We will take a detour through the scenic Comeragh Mountains, followed by a leisurely hike to Mahon Falls.   For lunch, we will stop in the charming coastal town of Dungarvan.   In the afternoon, whether you are a whiskey enthusiast or simply curious about whiskey, you will be invigorated by the guided tour of Jameson Whiskey in Midleton (included in the package). The Kindred Spirits sculpture at this location commemorates Native American assistance to Irish Famine victims.   In the evening, we will arrive in Ballycotton, a picturesque coastal village in Cork.
Our first stop today is in Cobh, a historic maritime town famous for hosting the Titanic in 1912.   While in Cobh, you have the option to visit the Queenstown Experience to learn about Irish emigration (available as a tour option).   Kinsale, a charming harbor town known as the unofficial gourmet capital of Ireland, awaits seafood enthusiasts.   This afternoon, you can explore Kinsale at your leisure, with its abundance of restaurants, pubs, and craft shops. Alternatively, you can take a scenic coastal drive to the Old Head of Kinsale.   In the evening, you can choose to check in early at your hotel or participate in a guided tour of the star-shaped Charles Fort at the mouth of Kinsale Harbour (available as a tour option).
Before we bid farewell - or "slán" in Irish - there's still some time to experience some of the most incredible sights in southern Ireland. After breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to kiss the renowned Blarney Stone and wander through the beautifully landscaped gardens of Blarney Castle (available as a tour option). You can also opt for a self-guided tour of the Rock of Cashel (admission fee included), a historic site where Saint Patrick converted the King of Munster, and Brian Boru was crowned High King of Ireland. It's a magnificent place to conclude your journey through southern Ireland! Your Drifter tour vehicle will drop you off back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm. It's time for farewell elbow bumps all around as you bid adieu to your newfound friends.



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  • Dublin | 1 night
  • Kerry | 2 nights
  • Clare | 1 night
  • Galway | 1 night
  • Midlands | 1 night
  • Car Rental: Your car rental package covers theft protection, unlimited mileage, taxes, and airport charges.
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Jason Turner

October 28, 2019

GoIrishTours' small group setting on the 6-day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour was a game-changer for our family. The intimate journey through Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford, and Wexford allowed us to appreciate the history and beauty of Ireland in a way that felt personal and special.

Emma Walker

October 29, 2019

Exploring southern and eastern Ireland with GoIrishTours' small group on the 6-day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour was like a dream. The cozy atmosphere and unique experiences like the sheepdog demo made it feel like an exclusive club of friends exploring the beauty of Ireland.

Ryan Murphy

May 20, 2019

Our small group experience on GoIrishTours' 6-day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour was extraordinary. The personal touch in every aspect, from castle ruins to the whiskey tasting, made this journey unforgettable. A big thank you to GoIrishTours for creating an intimate exploration of Ireland.

Megan Thompson

June 06, 2018

Traveling with GoIrishTours on the 6-day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour with our small group was an absolute joy. The intimate setting allowed us to forge connections with both the breathtaking scenery and our fellow travelers. Kudos to GoIrishTours for making history come alive.

Brandon Garcia

October 28, 2019

GoIrishTours' small group approach on the 6-day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour was a revelation. Exploring the landscapes and castles with a tight-knit group made the journey feel personal and exclusive. A heartfelt thank you for creating such an intimate and memorable experience