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Irish Gold (8 – 9 Days Tour)

5.0 ⭐     10 customer reviews

Savor a leisurely pace on this tour of Ireland, discovering the renowned attractions of the southern and western regions, including the captivating landscapes of Connemara.

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM from your hotel in Dún Laoghaire, a delightful coastal suburb. Commence with a panoramic Dublin tour, taking in landmarks like historic O’Connell Street, Georgian architecture, and St Stephen’s Green. Explore the historical Liberties district, visiting Pearse Lyons Distillery situated in a converted church. This unique experience includes intriguing tales about the church and the neighborhood, along with whiskey sampling. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with fellow travelers, then have an evening free to dine and explore at your leisure.

Travel to the lively and culturally rich city of Galway. En route, savor a drink at Athlone's Sean’s Bar, renowned as the oldest pub in Europe, serving patrons since 900 AD. Embark on a guided walking tour with a local expert in Galway, exploring its medieval alleys and vibrant street scenes. Utilize some free time to independently discover Galway's attractions before joining your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel.

Discover the picturesque landscapes of Connemara, where the dynamic play of clouds enhances the beauty of granite hills, glistening lakes, and peat bogs. Enjoy a brief catamaran cruise along Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord, weather permitting. Explore Kylemore Abbey, situated beside a serene lake, and visit its graceful rooms, the delightful church, and the Victorian Walled Gardens. Conclude the day in Galway, where you have the evening at your leisure to explore the city.

Journey south along the shores of Galway Bay, passing through the unique and rugged terrain of the Burren, characterized by its distinctive limestone landscape. Experience the charm of farm life as skilled sheepdogs expertly herd their flock. Explore the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, towering 700 feet above the turbulent Atlantic waves. Cross the River Shannon estuary by ferry and arrive in the picturesque town of Killarney. In the evening, enjoy a vibrant show of traditional music and dance at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, accompanied by a delightful dinner.

Embark on a classic horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park, reaching the picturesque Ross Castle along the shores of Lough Leane. Explore the scenic wonders of the renowned Ring of Kerry, capturing the breathtaking coastal and mountain views with ample opportunities for memorable photos. Make a stop at Moriarty’s, a preferred shopping partner of GIT, located in the enchanting Gap of Dunloe. Discover the vibrant village of Kenmare, filled with charming craft shops, art galleries, and cafes, where you can enjoy some free time for exploration. As you return to Killarney, the evening unfolds with the freedom to explore at your leisure.

Travel through mountainous landscapes transitioning into fertile farming regions en route to Blarney Castle. Embrace the opportunity to kiss the renowned "Stone of Eloquence" or wander through the serene gardens. Journey along the coastal route to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, an exclusive venue offered by GIT, to experience traditional Irish music. Proceed to Waterford, where you'll witness expert artisans crafting exquisite masterpieces during your tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, a preferred shopping partner of GIT.

Embark on a walking tour led by a local guide through the charming narrow streets of Waterford, unraveling the city's captivating history. Enjoy leisure time in Kilkenny to explore the medieval city center and visit the meticulously restored Kilkenny Castle. The castle showcases splendid 17th-century tapestries, family portraits, and opulent furnishings that offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Butler family, former residents. Continue your journey to Dublin, where you'll indulge in dinner with a glass of wine at The Donnybrook Gastropub.

Your journey concludes following breakfast.



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  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Sean’s Bar in Athlone
  • Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
  • Ring of Kerry Highlights
  • Dublin: 1 night
  • Galway: 2 nights
  • Killarney: 2 nights
  • Dungarvan: 1 night
  • Waterford: 1 night
  • Full daily breakfast and numerous meals
  • An evening of Irish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

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about this trip

Jonathan White

March 13, 2021

GoIrishTours turned our Irish Gold trip into a cultural feast. The guides shared fascinating stories, making every destination come alive. A heartfelt thank you!

Megan Lewis

September 11, 2021

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens were a tranquil oasis on our busy tour. Kudos to GoIrishTours for curating a perfect blend of history and nature. A must-do for any traveler!

Kevin Thompson

December 25, 2019

The Ring of Kerry stole our hearts! Each twist and turn revealed stunning landscapes. GoIrishTours created a seamless journey, making every stop a photo-worthy moment.

Jessica Martinez

November 17, 2022

The jaunting car ride was a whimsical touch to our Irish Gold tour. Hats off to GoIrishTours for adding this unique experience to our adventure.

Michael Adams

November 20, 2021

The House of Waterford Crystal was a dazzling highlight. Our group enjoyed a perfect mix of culture and craftsmanship. GoIrishTours made sure every detail sparkled!