Tour Overview

7 days/6 nights/11 meals - Discover some of the old, very old and new that Ireland has to offer with this diverse Private Group Tour. Some of the sights & attractions visited are The Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, Rock of Cashel, Cobh Heritage Centre, Atlantic Edge Exhibition and The Irish National Stud. 

What's included

  • 7 days/6 nights/11 meals
  • Meeting, assistance & transfers on arrival & departure in Ireland
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide
  • Accommodation in your choice of hotels for 6 nights
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners including
    - Traditional Irish evening with dinner and entertainment at the Abbey Tavern
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • Half day tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Burren Visitors Centre, Kylemore Abbey, Dan O’Hara Heritage Centre, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Clonmacnoise, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Tour highlights

  • Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
  • Galway
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Connemara National Park
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney National Park
  • Cahir Castle

Overnights for this tour

  • Dublin
  • Killarney 
  • Galway 

Accomodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • 4-Star Country Manor Houses
  • 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles
  • Any Combination of the above

Day 1 - Arrive Dublin

To begin your 6 night heritage group tour of Ireland, arrive Dublin Airport and meet with your experienced Irish driver/guide. All of the drivers we use are qualified guides and have great personalities that really will make your trip unforgettable. Travel into Ireland’s capital city and visit Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells, transcribed by 9th century monks. Continue on to a more modern attraction, The Guinness Storehouse, which tells the 250 year story of one of Ireland’s greatest exports. At the end of the tour, sample a pint of “The Blackstuff” whilst enjoying 360 degree panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the afternoon is free for individual sightseeing. In the evening, why not enjoy dinner at one of Dublin’s superb restaurants followed by an evening’s entertainment at one of the lively pubs. Overnight Dublin B&B

Day 2 - Dublin to Killarney

Depart Dublin to travel through the Irish countryside where you can see the "Forty Shades of Green" as you pass the many farms en-route to Killarney. Stop at the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens before traveling on to visit the Rock of Cashel, where Brian Boru was crowned King of Munster in 977. See the 12th century, highly-decorated Cormac's Chapel, the large cruciform cathedral and round tower. Just outside Cork shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills, renowned for their quality Irish merchandise, or take a walk around the charming village green and then climb to the ramparts of Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which according to legend will bestow the gift of eloquence to all who kiss it. Continue your drive to your hotel in Killarney. After dinner you may like to sample one of the many singing bars. Overnight Killarney DBB

Day 3 - Ring of Kerry

Today you will discover the wonderful scenery of Killarney in County Kerry, as you drive around the famous Ring of Kerry. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountains, and the varied Atlantic coast. You will be amazed at the breathtaking views and you will stop for photos at the most dramatic scenes. Continue through the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Waterville. On the return, pass through the colorful village of Sneem and pause at Moll's Gap to view the Three Lakes of Killarney. Stop for a stroll through the splendid Muckross Gardens on the shores of Muckross Lake. Enjoy some free time in Killarney before dinner in your hotel. Overnight Killarney DBB

Day 4 - Killarney to Galway

Continuing on your Group Tour of Ireland, depart Killarney and travel north through the Heritage village of Listowel to Tarbert. Take the short ferry ride across the River Shannon and drive along the coastline of County Clare to view the stunning Cliffs of Moher. This wall of limestone rises to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Visit the Atlantic Edge Exhibition which brings to life the story of the Cliffs of Moher, presenting geology, wildlife & human aspects of the Cliffs in an entertaining way. Drive through the Burren, an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams. With its innate sense of spiritual peace, extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, the Burren creates a tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura which few people leave without wanting to experience again. Take a short orientation tour around central Galwaybefore checking into your hotel. Overnight Galway DBB

Day 5 - Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

Continuing on your Group Tour of Ireland, depart Killarney and travel north through the Heritage village of Listowel to Tarbert. Take the short ferry ride across the River Shannon and drive along the coastline of County Clare to view the stunning Cliffs of Moher. This wall of limestone rises to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Visit the Atlantic Edge Exhibition which brings to life the story of the Cliffs of Moher, presenting geology, wildlife & human aspects of the Cliffs in an entertaining way. Drive through the Burren, an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams. With its innate sense of spiritual peace, extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, the Burren creates a tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura which few people leave without wanting to experience again. Take a short orientation tour around central Galwaybefore checking into your hotel. Overnight Galway DBB

Day 6 - Galway to Dublin

On the last day of your bus tour, drive to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This early Christian monastic site was founded by St. Ciaran in 545 AD, when Christianity flourished throughout Ireland. See round towers, church ruins and Celtic crosses with elaborate carvings, all in a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Shannon. Continue to the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre which relates the story of Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Irish Mist Liqueur. This is followed by a complimentary tasting of the whiskey or liqueur. Return to Dublin in time to relax before your hearty farewell dinner followed by a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing at the Abbey Tavern. Overnight Dublin BB BB = Bed & Irish Breakfast DBB = Dinner, Bed & Irish Breakfast

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Prices for our group tours are determined by the grade of accommodation required and the tour start date and will be for land only from arrival into and departure from Ireland. To arrange your tour, simply fill out our Enquiry Form, e-mail us at groups@irishtourism.com or call us in Ireland on our TollFree and International numbers as displayed on this page.

 

All our private & exclusive group tours include the following services at no extra cost.

 

  • Your own private luxury coach to suit your group size – groups from 10 passengers 
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide or driver and licensed guide throughout your tour 
  • Individually designed itinerary 
  • No optional extras unless agreed with the group organiser and advised to all members of the group prior to arrival in Ireland – NO HIDDEN EXTRAS 
  • Generous complimentary tour leader policy – Flexible Free Places according to requirements 
  • Flexibility of the itinerary even when touring in Ireland 
  • 24/7 help line when in Ireland

 

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