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Essence of Ireland
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Essence of Ireland
ieIreland
3 cities
7 days, 6 nights
Day by day
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Day 1 Dublin

Arrival & Guided 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!

Breakfast included
The Morgan Hotel
The Morgan Hotel
10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin, IE, Dublin 2
Signature Queen Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Queen Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Airport Transfer Sedan
3h
Guided Evening Bar Crawl
Guided Evening Bar Crawl
Day 2 Dublin

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.

4h
Dublin Walking Tour with Entrance to the Book of Kells
Dublin Walking Tour with Entrance to the Book of Kells
2h
Guinness Gravity Bar Experience
Guinness Gravity Bar Experience
Day 3 Dublin

Departure
Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to the station. 

Alternatively you may extend your stay in Dublin and have a day trip to Kells and Brú na Bóinne to explore the rich history of County Meath.

The Morgan Hotel
Address
10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin, IE, Dublin 2
Departure: Private Airport Transfer Sedan
Train from Dublin to Cork
Departure
3 h
Arrival
Day 3 Cork

Arrival & Cobh and Cork Sightseeing
Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. 

Later you meet your guide and head for Cobh, a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork. Within just 25 minutes of train trip from Cork you arrive to Cobh and start exploring the town that was known as Queenstown from 1849 until 1920. Your tour route covers the main attractions in the town center, including the cathedral church of the diocese of Cloyne, St Colman's, which is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.

You then continue to Cork and enjoy a walking tour with a professional local guide around the compact and charming 800-year-old city. During the tour you stroll the streets of the 18th-century Huguenot Quarter and admire the Burges’s magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral. Your local guide shares with you the unique history and culture of the city, as well as Corkonian wit and traditions. You also experience the sounds and scents and of the English Market regarded for its mid-19th-century architecture. Here you have a chance to taste local specialities to explore the local culture from a new angle.

Afterwards you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.

Note: the English Market does not operate on Sundays.  

Breakfast included
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
76 South Mall Street, Cork, Cork, IE, T12 A2YT
Classic Twin Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
2 Twin Beds
18 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private City Transfer Sedan Cork
4h
Exploring Cork and Cobh
Exploring Cork and Cobh
Day 4 Cork

Ring of Kerry Group Tour
Today you join a full day group tour to explore one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Ring of Kerry. 

During this day trip, you experience the wilderness of the peninsula with its rugged cliffs and golden beaches, small villages, and picturesque mountain ranges. You make the first stop in a charming town of Killarney, nestled in the valley beneath Irish highest mountains, proceeding to Killorglin and passing the stunning views along the Dingle Bay. Then you continue to the tiny village of Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, and next take a stop in the colorful village of Sneem. 

Afterward, you come to one of the most picturesque national parks in the world and the oldest one in Ireland, Killarney where you see the magnificent Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley as well as the striking Torc Waterfall. After the tour, you return back to Cork. 

Note: in the morning, you meet the guide at Bridge Street Tourist Office and return to Cork around 19:00. From November to February the tour is not available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

11h
Ring of Kerry Tour
Ring of Kerry Tour
Day 5 Cork

Cliffs of Moher Tour on the Way to Galway
Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and embark on a wonderful day-trip to one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. 

Together with your private guide-driver you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. You get to enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region. 

You then continue your journey with a scenic drive through the Burren Region to the city of Galway.

Imperial Hotel
Address
76 South Mall Street, Cork, Cork, IE, T12 A2YT
Train from Cork to Galway
Departure
5 h 30 min
Arrival

Description for connection

Your comfortable Irishrails train takes you to the destination via Portarligton.

Day 5 Galway

Arrival
Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the evening is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.

Breakfast included
The Galmont
The Galmont
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Galway, IE
Superior Double Room
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
Breakfast included
More amenities
Day 6 Galway

Galway City Tour
Following breakfast you meet your guide and go on an exciting walking tour around Galway and its best sights.

Your tour starts at the Eyre Square, where you learn the Occupy Wall Street movement and other important points of Galway history. Then you explore Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque and quincentennial Fountain. 

As you make your way through the Old Town of Galway, you also see Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church and the beautiful Spanish Arch. 

After the tour you either return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.

Note: you may extend your stay in Galway and explore the unspoiled beauty of Connemara distinct region. Contact your destination specialist for details.

2h
Walking Tour of Galway
Walking Tour of Galway
Day 7 Galway

Departure
This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the bus station where you take a 2.5-hour bus directly to Dublin airport.

Note: alternatively you can have a private transfer to Shannon or Dublin airport. Contact your specialist for details.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

The Galmont
Address
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Galway, IE
Departure: Dublin Airport Shuttle

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

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This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
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