T he Southern Loop tour is designed to show off the best of the South of Ireland and is one of our most popular driving tours of Ireland. Beginning in the fair city of Dublin, you’ll journey through cities and towns such as Cork and Galway, exploring the enchanting culture and scenery of southern Ireland along the way. Take in sights like Kilmainham Gaol and The Burren before finishing up in the rolling green hills of the Midlands.
DAY 1 – Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
The Book of Kells
Old Jameson Distillery
National Museum of Ireland
DAY 2 – CORK
Blarney Woolen Mills
Cobh Heritage Centre
Old Midleton Whiskey Distillery
Cork Opera House
Cork City Gaol
DAY 3 & 4 – KERRY
The Ring of Kerry
Killarney National Park
Muckross House & Gardens
DAY 5 – CLARE
Bunratty castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher
DAY 6 – GALWAY
Connemara National Park
Day 7 – MIDLANDS
Loughcrew Passage Tomb
Hill of Tara
DAY 8 – HOMEWARD BOUND WITH LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES AND PICTURES
Package includes accommodation, breakfast each morning, guide booklet, heritage island guide, attraction guide, car rental with unlimited mileage, insurances.
Starting off in Dublin, you will have time to absorb the charm of our capital city, be it a pint of Guinness in the Storehouse, the Georgian Squares or charming cobbled streets of Temple Bar, there is plenty to offer all types of visitor! Your journey will continue on to Cork, The Rebel County with the option to swing by Waterford and visit the home of Waterford Crystal or to Kilkenny to the Castle or artisan food producers.
Cork is a bustling city on the south coast of Ireland where culture and heritage abounds. You can visit the the old gaol (jail & pronounced jail too) or the seaside town of Kinsale. Old Head Golf Course is there for the golfer who dares!
The road continues to the charming Kerry, as known as The Kingdom. Dramatic scenery of the sea, mountains and lakes awaits you – so many photo opportunities of scenery, people and craic (Irish for fun). With two days here you have time to do the famous Ring of Kerry, a boat trip to the Skelligs weather permitting (location of the filming of the new Star Wars movie) or horse and trap trip through the Gap of Dunloe, so much to choose from! Staying on the west coast you cross into Clare; a must-see are the Cliffs of Moher (Harry Potter quidditch scenes were filmed here). Stop in to a traditional pub for an Irish music session and more banter!
The port city of Galway will wrap you in its romantic charm. The Spanish Armada sought refuge from stormy seas in 1588 and many stayed as they found the people so welcoming and charming! Hopefully your time here will be as lasting. Your final journey see you return to Dublin before heading back home. Why not swing by the old monastic site of Clonmacnoise or the Megalithic Tombs of Newgrange. You will leave Ireland a near Irish expert and an Irish Ambassador to spread the good word about our island!
Our insider knowledge of Ireland is an essential part of building our tours and trips.
The Travel Butler service is designed to ensure you get the best, truest Irish experience possible. The service is is personalised and tailored to each customer and their chosen tour. We have explored countless paths and services throughout the island which has given us an edge when it comes to rates, recommendations and VIP privileges. If you’re looking for a vacation company that can provide you with a legitimate, interesting and utterly authentic trip to Ireland, then look no further. Go Irish Tours is devoted to ensuring our customers get to witness the Emerald Isle in all its glory - hidden gems, day trips and perfect pints of Guinness included!
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When you book with Go Irish Tours, the cost is upfront and clear. We won’t hit you with any hidden “extras” or other unpleasant surprises along the way. Your personalised itinerary will outline everything included on the tour, allowing you to plan your trip exactly to your tastes and specifications.
Hi. My name is Ed short for Edgar. Mixed blood of Latvian and Ireland I have lived in Mullingar town for most of my life. Traveling around the country is my favorite pass time activity, I have been to many places, and love to explore all the nooks & crannies of Ireland. The beauty of Ireland's landscape is unbelievable sometimes you feel like in a different country. From the serenity of the walk at Glendalough to the humbling feeling of being beside Cliffs of Moher is truly amazing to experience. When I travel throughout Ireland the hospitality is the one thing that stood out most! Cork is my personal favourite as the people are so nice and welcoming my highlight was the Titanic experience where you feel like one of the passengers who are about to board the ship from the heartbreak pier that still stands to this day. In Ireland you will always get the warmest welcome in any B&B. My other hobbies are cooking horse riding and fishing. I can’t wait to share the experiences with you for your Trip of a lifetime to this amazing Green Isle. Sláinte (Cheers)
Hey, my name is Donna and I'm from the town of Mullingar in the Heart of Ireland.
One of my passions is exploring and from my experience, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. I have so many recommendations but for newcomers to Ireland I definitely opt to send you to Westport for Croagh Patrick & Clew Bay, perfect for hiking scenery and beautiful seafood,
My favorite place in Ireland is Galway City - I love going for a meal with my friends, followed by a stroll down the cobbled streets, before popping into one of the Traditional Irish Pubs like An Púcan.
Hi, I’m Rita and I am living in Kilkenny, the Marble city.
Born in Portugal, I fell in love with Ireland from the moment I landed here. I intended to stay for 6 months, and 6 years after I just cannot imagine my life without the Irish ‘craic’.
Working in Events & Tourism for the last years has been so rewarding - bringing people to see all the magical, undiscovered spots in this country is what I wake up for every day. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and I work towards creating the same experiences for others visiting the Emerald island.
My favourite place in Ireland is probably the Dingle Peninsula, where bumpy roads bring the Atlantic ocean and green mountains together. The seafood is just as brilliant as the landscape, which I couldn’t forget to mention, being the foodie that I am!
You could say I am biased when I pick Kilkenny as one of my other top spots - I just can’t get enough of this lively mediaeval city branded by its hospitality.
Hi my name is TinaMarie, I have been working in Travel for over 15 years now and still love it as much as when I just started. There is something very special about bringing people to Ireland because we live here we take pride in our wonderful little country and want the whole world to experience what we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.
Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite county and city in Ireland is Galway simply due to the dual aspect living you can have in this area the beauty and serenity of the Connemara countryside and the diverse cultural living of Galway city. Come and see firsthand how friendly and welcoming the Irish people are , Stop waiting and make the trip of a lifetime!
Hey! My name is Sinéad. I'm from Longford, the heart of the midlands. I'm a countryside girl at heart, depsite living in the capital for a few years while studying. I love the hustle bustle of Dublin city centre, there's always so much going on and so much to do. Although, you can't beat the tranquility of the Irish countryside in my opinion!
Apart from my hometown, one of my favorite place in Ireland has got to be 'The Kingdom' (Kerry). The scenery is just unparalleled. From the idyllic wild Atlantic coasts to our selection of well-known mountain ranges, and everything in between. The ring of Kerry is definitely a must see, the nightlife is pretty great too!!
On my weekends I love to cheer on my local Gaelic football teams. I'd definitely recommend catching a GAA match on your travels!
I'm from the town of Mullingar, known as the hidden heartlands of Ireland. Travel is my passion, every weekend I try to visit a few different counties here in Ireland and also explore new and exciting countries. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to visit everywhere I want too on our beautiful island of Ireland, Naturally the next best thing is to help make others dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to our fair isle!
My two favorite places in Ireland is Galway and Kerry. They are full of great culture, food, scenery, and of course many traditional Irish pubs!! There is always a great lively buzz no matter what time of year you visit.
I look forward to working with many of you in the near future to offer my knowledge, guidance and support for your trip of a lifetime.
My name is Ronan and I'm from Mullingar (the heart of the Midlands). I have a passion for travelling and have been all over the world. However, my most favourite place in the world is the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From seeing Basking sharks in Keem bay in Achill Island (Mayo), to having a lovely relaxing pint of Guinness in Salthill in Galway, to taking in the majestic Cliffs of Moher in Clare and kayaking alongside dolphins in Dingle bay (Kerry) - it's all just amazing. Oh, and not to forget the delicious Skellig chocolates while looking out at Skellig Michaeal in Kerry, yum!
I love all things sport and food - when I'm not travelling around Ireland I'm cooking up a storm in the kitchen and watching some local GAA (our national sport). I can't wait to help you out and make your trip to Ireland, the trip of a lifetime!
Céad mile fáilte mo chara - (A thousand welcomes my friend).