Day 1: Arrival & Evening Bar Crawl
Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.
In the evening you meet your private guide for an evening bar crawl that is that is an amazing way to be introduced to the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enriches your experience in Dublin!
Day 2: Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience
After a full Irish breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.
During the sightseeing tour you see many of Dublin’s icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where you see the famous Book of Kells.
You then pay a visit to the most popular Ireland's attraction - the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and as you make your way to the 7th floor you learn about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.
Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.
Day 3: Exploring Ireland's Countryside on the Way to Cork
In the morning you check out and meet your driver-guide to explore Ireland's countryside on the way to Cork. The first stop during your trip is the Rock of Cashel, the site that was the he Seat of the High Kings of Munster and where St Patrick converted King Aengus to Christianity. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.
Your trip continues with a stop at the stunning Blarney Castle where you have the chance to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence.
*Please, note: you may add a journey on gorgeous Dublin – Rosslare railway line that passes Killiney Bay, the Avoca viaduct and the waterfront in Wexford town to your route today.
Day 3: Arrival
Your final destination today the university city of Cork. Upon arrival, you have a panoramic ride through the compact and charming 800 year old city center. You explore the streets of the 18th century Huguenot Quarter and admire the Burges’s magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral before you arrive to your hotel and check in.
Day 4: Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney
Today you check out from the hotel and travel with your driver-guide along the wild and rugged south and west coast, which is part of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way route. Today is all about the very best Irish scenery and truly breathtaking panoramas that present a new vista with every mile. During the day you enjoy a number of magnificent photo stops. You first make a stop to view the beautiful scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale.
You then travel along the coastline to Skibbereen and around Bantry Bay - one of the world’s largest natural harbours. There is time for lunch in the picturesque village of Kenmare and then you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry (its "short route" ) along the Killarney National Park.
Day 4: Arrival
Your final destination today is the popular town of Killarney.
Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free and you can take the hotel shuttle to town to enjoy Ireland’s most famous tourist town and all of its great pubs and restaurants.
Day 5: The Dingle Peninsula on the Way to Limerick
Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and are met by your guide-driver. This day is dedicated to a memorable day tour to the Dingle Peninsula - a journey that takes in the wild and rugged beauty of the Slea Head Drive - once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic. The peninsula is littered with archaeological remains and secluded sandy beaches. Dingle Town is one of Ireland’s quickly disappearing Gaeltacht regions where Irish is the first language.
Day 5: Arrival
In the evening you arrive in Limerick and check-in to your centrally-located hotel.
Day 6: Trip for Galway & Cliffs of Moher Tour
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet with your guide-driver.
Your first stop is the famous Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park where you enjoy its sights as you stroll from house to house of the charming village street. Afterwards, you make your way to The Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Today you pay s visit to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region. After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region followed by a scenic drive to the city of Galway.
Day 6: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.
Day 7: Free Day in Galway & Optional Tours
Today you are free for you to enjoy and explore Galway on your own.
Alternatively, you can take one of our carefully planned optional tours or day trips:
Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Tour from Galway
Scenic Cruise of Corrib River & Lake
Galway Walking City Tour
Connemara and Aran Island Food Tour
Galway Food Tour
Day 8: Newgrange & Boyne Valley on the Way to Belfast
After breakfast at your hotel, you check out, meet your guide-driver and continue your journey.
In approximately 3 hours after leaving Galway you reach Newgrange (or Brú na Bóinne in Irish) & Boyne Valley. Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a prehistoric circular mound, built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
Then you proceed to explore the other highlights of the Boyne Valley: the Monasterboice, remains of an early Christian monastic settlement, the Mellifont Abbey, which is one of the first Cistercian abbeys in Ireland, and the Hill of Tara, an ancient coronation site for Irish High Kings and the seat of the High King of Ireland where the Druid forefather ruled supremely before the arrival of Christianity. After the tour, your guide-driver transfers you to Belfast.
Day 8: Arrival
Welcome to to the capital of Northern Ireland - Belfast! Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally located hotel.
The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 9: Belfast City Tour & Titanic Museum
After delicious breakfast you meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and start your walking city tour of Belfast.
During the tour you learn about the history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland, visit the International Wall and the Peace Wall, which remind about the troubled past of the city. You explore the most iconic sites and some hidden gems of the city as Belfast City Hall, Albert Clock, and the Cathedral Quarter.
The highlight of your day is a visit to the famous Titanic Museum that is situated where the actual liner was built!
After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 10: Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
After breakfast get ready for an exciting day trip! Together with your guide/driver set forth to the unique and mysterious rock formations - the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you have some free time to explore Giant's Boot, Wishing Chair, The Camel and Shepherds' Steps and some time for the Visitor Center.
You then make a stop at the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - the exhilarating crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. You can take a walk across it (own expense) and try hard not to look down at the 100-feet (30-meter) drop!
Today you also visit the world's oldest whisky distillery, Old Bushmills Distillery, where you tour a working distillery with all the associated sights and smells and have a tasting.
Then you proceed to the Dark Hedges road - Northern Irish filming location that was used in the award-winning 'Game of Thrones'.
After the tour, you return to your hotel in Belfast and have the rest of the day free.
Day 11: Departure from Belfast or Dublin
This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight. You may choose to depart from Belfast airport (40-minute drive from your hotel) or, at an extra charge, from Dublin airport (2-hour drive from your hotel).
We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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