Tour Overview

Start your honeymoon in Ireland’s largest county, Cork. Famous for Blarney Castle where the stone of eloquence is said to grant the gift of the gab to those that kiss it and  for the port town of Cobh where millions of Irish emigrants bid a permanent farewell to their families here in Ireland. On to Kerry where your tour includes a romantic cruise on the Lakes of Killarney and a horse and carriage journey through Killarney National Park. Next, to Galway city which is often regarded as Ireland’s festival capital, then travel further west where the karst landscape of Connemara a barren but beautiful landscape.  The final days of your honeymoon will be spent in Clare which is most famous for the wonderful Cliffs of Moher with their breath-taking Ocean views.

What's included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast 
  • Romantic Cruise on the Lakes of Killarney (Available/Included May to September)
  • Romantic Horse & Carriage Ride through Killarney National Park
  • Personal Irish Tourism Touring Guide
  • Discount vouchers for many of Ireland’s best visitor attractions

Tour highlights

  • Aran Islands
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Burren
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Conor Pass
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Doolin
  • Dun Aengus
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Titanic Walk
  • Bantry House & Gardens
  • Blasket Centre
  • Connemara National Park
  • Crag Cave & Kingdom Falconry
  • Desmond Castle & Wine Museum
  • Galway
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Mizen Head Signal Station
  • Garnish Island
  • Blarney Castle
  • Kenmare
  • Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Overnights for this tour

  • Cork for 1 Night
  • Kerry for 2 Nights 
  • Galway for 2 Nights 
  • Clare for 2 Nights

Accomodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • Luxury Accommodation & Service in our 4-Star Hotels
  • Country Manor Houses
  • Deluxe Accommodation in our 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles
  • Our Recommended & Handpicked B&B's, all rooms with private bath facilities
  • Any Combination of the above

Day 1 - Shannon to Cork

Travelling from Shannon, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is always a nice stop to begin your honeymoon in Ireland due to its proximity to the airport. Following this, you have two options for your journey to Cork, the direct route will take you very close to Blarney Castle, famous for its stone of eloquence which is said to grant the ‘Gift of the Gab’ to all those that kiss it! Taking a slight detour gives you the option to explore Tipperary and is famous Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. Places of interest in Cork include Kinsale which is especially nice for honeymoon couples due to its wealth of romantic restaurants and cosy pubs and its overall picturesque setting, Cobh which was the last port of call for millions of Irish people fleeing the harsh reality of Irish life in famine times and beyond and Cork City itself which is fast achieving a reputation as one of Europe's trendiest cities.

Day 2 - Cork to Kerry

Travelling from Shannon, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is always a nice stop to begin your honeymoon in Ireland due to its proximity to the airport. Following this, you have two options for your journey to Cork, the direct route will take you very close to Blarney Castle, famous for its stone of eloquence which is said to grant the ‘Gift of the Gab’ to all those that kiss it! Taking a slight detour gives you the option to explore Tipperary and is famous Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. Places of interest in Cork include Kinsale which is especially nice for honeymoon couples due to its wealth of romantic restaurants and cosy pubs and its overall picturesque setting, Cobh which was the last port of call for millions of Irish people fleeing the harsh reality of Irish life in famine times and beyond and Cork City itself which is fast achieving a reputation as one of Europe's trendiest cities.

Day 3 - Romantic Kerry

Kerry is an essential stop on any Ireland Honeymoon because of its wonderfully romantic sweeping sea views and curious history. Kerry is a great stop for the budget conscious traveller looking for an affordable tour of Ireland due to its many free touring attractions including those found on the remarkable Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry. Because of the Dingle Peninsula's isolated position beside the North Atlantic Ocean there is a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments.  Killarney, known as the gateway to the Ring of Kerry is famous for its lakes which are all free to visit. Recommended stops include Torc Waterfall where the Owengariff river cascades through breath-taking wooded glens and the Gap of Dunloe where Ice Age glaciers once carved a dramatic mountain pass through which the ‘gap’ offers spectacular views of three small lakes. 

Day 4 - Galway

Due to its compact size, Galway city is easily explored on foot. The redeveloped Eyre Square area encloses a pleasant courtyard and park, nearby you will find a new shopping centre leading out to shop street which is lined both sides with a mix of cafés, restaurants, traditional and modern shops.    The city comes alive during the summer months with tourists not just from overseas but also other parts of Ireland. Sites of interest include the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the old Spanish Arch and the Claddagh, which the famous Claddagh ring is named after. Galway city is a great place to enjoy some traditional Irish music with many pubs having live music on a weekly and in some cases a daily basis. You will also find many lovely restaurants to enjoy a romantic meal, Galway has something to suit every visitor’s taste buds and pocket! If you are looking for an affordable meal, our best advice is to eat a pub lunch in the afternoons from 12-3, most pubs do a main course for €10-12, if you prefer to eat later, expect to pay a little bit more.

Day 5 - Connemara

Your time in Connemara may well be the highlight of your honeymoon in Ireland! This wild region of Galway encompasses serene seascapes, rugged coastlines and magnificent mountains. Visit Kylemore Abbey which is often referred to as Ireland’s most romantic Castle as it was built by Mitchell Henry for his wife having fallen in love with the area whilst they visited on honeymoon!  Further west visit the town of Clifden with its colourful buildings, craft shops and lively pubs. Drive the breath-taking Sky road from Clifden passing desolate scenery and the narrow inlet at Clifden Bay, from here you could easily take the coastal route to the village of Roundstone. Your Irish Tourism itinerary will guide you with all the route options that you could possibly take.

Day 6 - Travel to Clare

You can’t miss the Burren when travelling the coast road from Galway to Clare, and you will find Romance in every corner of it! Scramble over karst limestone formations where the bleak landscape and unusual plants give the area an other-worldly ambience. In the Southern area of the Burren the limestone rock gives way to the black shale and sandstone that form the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are one of Ireland’s most visited attractions offering outstanding views. Well-worn visitor walkways lead in both directions, offering various viewing points. With tickets less than €7 per person, the Cliffs of Moher are an essential stop on any affordable honeymoon in Ireland. 

Day 7 - Exploring Clare

Clare has lots of lovely beaches to explore there’s Bishop’s Quarter in Ballyvaughan which has fabulous views across Galway Bay and over the Burren, Kilkee beach is quite small but has a lovely village beside it with a few nice spots to eat, Lahinch is widely considered to be one of Irelands finest beaches and is a hot spot for surfing and other water sport. At night we recommend spending a few hours in Doolin, which is often considered the traditional music capital of Ireland. You are surely to find a comfortable pub to spend the last evening of your honeymoon soaking up the lively atmosphere. On a sunny evening, join the crowds at Doolin Pier which has become famous for its stunning sunsets that somehow give the watcher a great appreciation for life and nature.

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Tour Prices

Below, you will find a price for this self drive tour including your car rental. While we offer very competitive rates for our car rental inclusive packages, this allows you to shop around for your own car rental price should you wish to.

Pricing for other accommodation and transport options is also available upon request. Please also note that all of our driving tours itineraries and sightseeing guides are available to those wishing to avail of one of our experienced driver guides.

Please note we charge in Euros. Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

 

ACCOMMODATION WITH CAR RENTAL PRICING

Accomodation Type B&B's 3* Hotels 4*Hotels & Manor Houses Combination
Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec €575 €676 €810 €692
April & October €575 €718 €911 €785
May-June €652 €931 €1,153 €914
July -September €730 €1,009 €1,231 €993

Notes

  • Please note prices are per person based on 2 persons in each room with full Irish breakfast and taxes included.
  • Romantic Horse & Carriage Ride through Killarney National Park included
  • Price includes Boat Cruise on the Lakes of Killarney (Available/Included May to September) (Available/Included May to September) 
  • Personal Irish Tourism Touring Guide & Discount vouchers to hundreds of Ireland’s attraction  included
  • The Combination package includes 3 Nights in 3*** Hotels, 2 nights in Luxury Manor House Hotels & 2 Nights in our hand-picked B&B's.
  • Children Sharing with 2 adults (aged 2-11) pay 40% of the Adult option.
  • Children under the age of 2 are free when sharing with 2 Adults.
  • Your Accommodation & Car Rental Package rate includes an Economy class car eg., Opel Corsa or Fiat Punto.
  • Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance, location fee of €30, Road fund tax, sales tax at 13.5%, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, 24 hour peace of mind break down cover.

Private Chauffeur Option Available For This Tour

  • Enjoy the services of an experienced and friendly driver guide
  • Luxury vehicles so you get to travel in style and comfort
  • Take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar and sometime narrow roads
  • With our knowledgeable drivers you see more in less time
  • You get to see the scenery instead of worrying about crashing into it!
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