2 nights in Dublin at Academy Plaza Hotel or similar
2 nights in Kerry at Randles Court Hotel or similar
1 night in Limerick at George Hotel or similar
2 nights in Galway at Clayton Hotel or similar
8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Visit Blarney Castle
Visit Blarney Wooden Mils
Visit Ring of Kerry
Visit Cliffs of Moher
Tour of Burren Region
Tour of Galway City
Visit Galway Cathedral
Cruise along Lough Corrib
Visit Kylemore Abbey
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Modern motor coach with driver included as per itinerary
English-speaking guide included as per itinerary
Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
Any airline tickets
Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels
Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Rates and Dates
Hotels or similar
Dublin – Academy Plaza Hotel
Kerry – Randles Court Hotel
Limerick – George Hotel
Galway – Clayton Hotel
Day 1 - Arrival - Dublin
Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center.
Day 2 - Blarney Castle & Kerry
Today meet with your driver & English speaking guide & depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. The presence of the Woollen Mills during the famine shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the famine, due to its employment of local workers. In 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time Chris & his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.
Overnight in Kerry | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Ring of Kerry
Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Along the Ring of Kerry stop at a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit starts with an overview of the different breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction to the farmer’s most important tools, his border collies. Next you will see a superb demonstration of sheep herding as the farmer with his dogs demonstrate how by working together, he can take a flock of sheep from the mountaintop to the sheep pen close to the farmyard.
Overnight in Kerry | Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Burren & Cliffs of Moher
Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange & unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare.
Overnight in Limerick | Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 - Galway City & Cruise
This morning travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next enjoy a cruise along Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic Lough Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.
Overnight in Galway | Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 - Connemara
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Next you will visit a bodhrán maker (traditional Irish drum). Roundstone Music and Crafts is located in a former Franciscan monastery in Roundstone, in the heart of Connemara. It is here that you will find the workshop of Malachy Kearns, better known as Malachy Bodhrán, who is famous for the manufacture of bodhráns, the oldest instruments that accompany traditional Irish music. Malachy makes bodhráns for the world famous Riverdance troupe and he is currently the only full-time bodhrán maker in Ireland.
Overnight in Galway | Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 - Dublin's Fair City
Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival, you will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants.
Overnight in Dublin | Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 - Dublin - Departure
After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home under own arrangements.