Day 1. Arrival Dublin
Arrival at Dublin and transfer to the first hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Dublin – Galway
After breakfast meet with driver and guide and leave for a panoramic city tour of Dublin including Trinity grounds and Merrion Square.Leaving Dublin travel via Tullamore where you will take a tour to discover the home of the legendary Irish Whiskey. You will explore the production process from still house to warehouse and also sample an original triple blend Irish Whiskey. In the evening head to Dunguaire castle to savour a delicious four course banquet dinner. Overnight in Galway.
Day 3. Connemara
Today the magic and mystique of Connemara awaits you! This wind-swept magical region has captured the imagination and inspiration of artists and painters since time began and its natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers you a wonderful scenery. First stop will be at Dan O’Hara’s Cottage in the heart of Connemara. This award winning heritage centre offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of the West of Ireland. After taking the Old Sod tour enjoy tea and scones in the local restaurant. From here travel to Kylemore Abbey and visit arguably the jewel in the crown of the Connemara Region. In the afternoon stop and enjoy the view of Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord. Overnight in Galway.
Day 4. Galway – Killarney
Leaving behind the county of Galway you will be travelling south through the Burren – a unique limestone landscape, with megalithic tombs that predate the Roman and Egyptian civilisations and an astounding display of flora and fauna. You will stop at the Cliffs of Moher, a designated UNESCO site, standing on the precipices of Europe at some 702 feet and home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland. Continue towards Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Clare. You will be charmed as you visit the farm houses and cottages and watch the tasks of rural Irish family. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.
Day 5. Ring of Kerry
Ring of Kerry is the most common tourist route for seeing it. There are relatively few historic sites along the route, though those that are there are worth seeing. Unfortunately, with fame comes the masses, and there are dozens of tour buses that run this route every day.
Day 6. Killarney – Cork – Kilkenny
Leaving behind the county of Kerry your first stop today will be the historic Blarney Castle and the legendary Blarney Stone. You will also visit Cork City – Ireland’s second city, and you will learn more about the city’s history and have some time to explore the centre. Continue to Kilkenny and enjoy some time at leisure to explore most famous medieval city in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Kilkenny.
Day 7. Kilkenny – Dublin
Your first stop today will be the 6th century monastic site of Glendalough – located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains in a beautiful valley with two small lakes. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to Guinness Storehouse – Ireland’s no 1 visitor attraction. Seven-story visitor experience tells the epic tale of Ireland’s iconic drink and brings the heritage of Guinness to life from early days to its growth as a global brand. This evening you will have a chance to experience Irish music and dance night and enjoy a wholesome Irish dinner. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 8. Departure
Pack your bags and all those memories as you savour your remaining moments in Ireland. Individual transfer you to Dublin Airport where you will bid a final slán go foil (goodbye for now) to the Emerald Isle