Trip Type : Private Guided
Mountains and Reflection of Lake Killarney, Ireland

Magical Ireland

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 979 $ 122 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Spend a few nights in Dublin, home to literary giants and stunning scenery
  • Discover Cork City
  • Explore Killarney
  • Visit to Galway City known as the `city of the tribes`
  • visit to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey are simply stunning, not to be missed

Short Description

A favorite vacation package that allows you to experience the best of Ireland on your own terms! Spend a few nights in Dublin (home to a rich literary tradition, stunning scenery, and fantastic food). On your last morning, pick up your rental car and head for Cork (the `Rebel City,` where you can see the charming Blarney Castle, whimsical sculpture gardens, and moody Drombeg Stone Circle), continue to Killarney (the unforgettable Muckross House and Gardens are a must see as is the breathtaking Ring of Kerry) and Galway (Connemara and Kylemore Abbey are simply stunning). End your stay in lively Limerick (a bubbling, revitalized city that honors its past as it looks to the future). Please note, your return flight will be out of nearby Shannon Airport. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, rental car, desired hotel and activities.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dublin
End City Galway

Destinations

Ireland

Cities & Attractions

Cork Dublin Galway Killarney National Park

Activities

Nature

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Trip Includes

  • Flight into Dublin and out of Shannon
  • 2 nights in Dublin
  • Rent a car for 6 days
  • 1 night in Cork
  • 2 nights in Killarney
  • 2 nights in Galway
  • Breakfast Daily (where indicated in hotel) and service charges

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Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin

Arrive to Dublin

Overnight in Dublin

Optional  104 Things to do, Few are mentioned below.

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Discover the capital of Northern Ireland on the Belfast Day Trip from Dublin! Combining guided tours with independent sightseeing, you'll gain an understanding of Northern Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit the historical town of Dundrum, a Norman castle, and the resting place of Ireland's patron saint.

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Visit three top Ireland attractions in one day on the Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll travel south to Blarney Castle, Cork City and the Rock of Cashel cathedral, passing through beautiful, green South Irish countryside on your way. Be sure to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and you'll be blessed with the "gift of the gab" for a lifetime of smooth talking!

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin

Leave Dublin behind for a day, and travel to County Clare to see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast. Standing 702 feet (214 meters) high, the cliffs provide dramatic views over the Atlantic Ocean and west coast countryside. Your day trip includes several walks, taking in sites of historical relevance amid stunning Irish scenery in Burren National Park.

Day 2:

Overnight in Dublin

Optional 104 Things to do, Few are mentioned below.

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Discover the capital of Northern Ireland on the Belfast Day Trip from Dublin! Combining guided tours with independent sightseeing, you'll gain an understanding of Northern Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit the historical town of Dundrum, a Norman castle, and the resting place of Ireland's patron saint.

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Visit three top Ireland attractions in one day on the Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll travel south to Blarney Castle, Cork City and the Rock of Cashel cathedral, passing through beautiful, green South Irish countryside on your way. Be sure to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and you'll be blessed with the "gift of the gab" for a lifetime of smooth talking!

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin

Leave Dublin behind for a day, and travel to County Clare to see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast. Standing 702 feet (214 meters) high, the cliffs provide dramatic views over the Atlantic Ocean and west coast countryside. Your day trip includes several walks, taking in sites of historical relevance amid stunning Irish scenery in Burren National Park.

Day 3:

Departing from Dublin

Transportation to next city by: By Car

Arrive to Cork

Overnight in Cork

Optional 9 Things to do, Few are mentioned below.

Jameson Experience in County Cork

Trace the history of Irish whiskey through the ages at the Jameson Experience in Midleton, Cork. Take a guided tour around the well-preserved Jameson Distillery. Hear the story of John Jameson and the influential Jameson brand, the best-selling Irish whiskey in the world. Learn about the distillation processes and see the old kilns, mills and casks. Gain insight into the ancient art of making whiskey barrels, before finishing up in the Jameson Bar, where you can savor a complimentary taster of the popular spirit.

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Cork Including Bunratty Castle

Depart Cork for a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most popular natural attractions. This guided tour also includes a visit to the city of Limerick, checking out the lunar-style landscape of the Burren, and stopping by medieval Bunratty Castle.

Dingle Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cork

The Dingle Peninsula has amazing mountain scenery and unusual antiquities to see as you travel around this spectacular peninsula. You will stop at the famed Inch beach, one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, which is a site of outstanding natural beauty.   Then to the most westerly drive in Europe known as the Slea Head drive. Marvel at the Atlantic Coast as you travel on this spectacular road which hugs the western shoreline. Enjoy great views of the Blasket Islands and maybe even see the "Sleeping Giant Island."  You will also stop in Dingle town. This is one of the most picturesque fishing towns in Ireland, and is also famed for Fungi the dolphin who has been a local for almost 30 years. Dingle town is the heart and soul of the Peninsula. Today is attracts visitors, including artists and musicians, from all over the world.

Day 4:

Departing from Cork

Transportation to next city by: Rental Car

Arrive to Killarney

Overnight in Killarney

Optional  25 Things to do, Few are mentioned below

Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head and Inch Beach

The Dingle Peninsula has the most rugged Atlantic coastline in Kerry and is scattered with forts and pre-historic huts such as the Gallarus Oratory.

The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney

Considering a walking, rambling or hiking tour? Look no further as The Gap of Dunloe is 7 miles (11 kilometers) and takes approximately 90 minutes.

The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park

An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks, running through its many passes and valleys along the shore of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay.

Day 5:

Overnight in Killarney

Optional  25 Things to do

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

Leave Galway and head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher that sit on Europe’s most westerly tip! Traveling south by luxury coach, pass quaint coastal towns and villages like Kinvara and Doolin, and see attractions steeped in history such as Dunguaire Castle. Travel through the lunar landscape that's known as the Burren and then spend two hours at leisure walking around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cliffs of Moher.

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway city. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits Ross Errilly Friary, pretty Cong village and must-see Kylemore Abbey. Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.

3-hour Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway including Cliff Cruise

Join this spectacular journey along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren and on to the iconic Cliffs of Moher. See medieval ruins, 16th century tower house castles, churches, graveyards, drystone walls, quays, harbours, ponies, calves, cows, lambs, sheep and maybe even a leprechaun or two! Driving along the coast of Clare, witness the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it battles the coastline. Board the ferry in Doolin for Inisheer, the smallest and nearest of the Gaeltacht Aran Islands. Keep an eye out for local bottlenose dolphins that occasionally follow the ferry. On Inisheer, explore ancient castles, churches, narrow lanes, stone walls and deserted white sand beaches.  The return ferry takes you on a guided scenic cruise beneath the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Returning to Doolin, you go to the top of the Cliffs of Moher where you can take a stroll along the Cliffs. Departing the Cliffs you return to Galway.

Day 6:

Departing from Killarney

Transportation to next city by: Rental Car

Arrive to Galway

Overnight in Galway

Optional 46 Things to do, Few are mentioned below.

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

Leave Galway and head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher that sit on Europe’s most westerly tip! Traveling south by luxury coach, pass quaint coastal towns and villages like Kinvara and Doolin, and see attractions steeped in history such as Dunguaire Castle. Travel through the lunar landscape that's known as the Burren and then spend two hours at leisure walking around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cliffs of Moher.

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway city. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits Ross Errilly Friary, pretty Cong village and must-see Kylemore Abbey. Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.

3-hour Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan

Come explore the wilds of the Connemara coastline along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way, on this half-day, guided kayak tour. Experience kayaking into unique sea caves in Connemara, then journey through sea arches, and visit the local salmon farms to see the variety of marine wildlife in the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Witness the outstanding surrounding scenery, sea life, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear water ideal for kayaking and snorkeling. Snorkeling gear is available so you can have a look for yourself at the beauty of the underwater world. If you’re lucky, you may get to see the seals or dolphins swimming below!?

Day 7:

Overnight in Galway

Optional 46 Things to do, Few are mentioned below.

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway including Cliff Cruise

Join this spectacular journey along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren and on to the iconic Cliffs of Moher. See medieval ruins, 16th century tower house castles, churches, graveyards, drystone walls, quays, harbours, ponies, calves, cows, lambs, sheep and maybe even a leprechaun or two! Driving along the coast of Clare, witness the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it battles the coastline. Board the ferry in Doolin for Inisheer, the smallest and nearest of the Gaeltacht Aran Islands. Keep an eye out for local bottlenose dolphins that occasionally follow the ferry. On Inisheer, explore ancient castles, churches, narrow lanes, stone walls and deserted white sand beaches.  The return ferry takes you on a guided scenic cruise beneath the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Returning to Doolin, you go to the top of the Cliffs of Moher where you can take a stroll along the Cliffs. Departing the Cliffs you return to Galway.

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway including Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Visit two of Ireland's top natural attractions—the Aran Islands (Inisheer) and the Cliffs of Moher—in one day on this tour from Galway. You'll take in the amazing scenery of two of the Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way, plus enjoy a boat ride beneath the Cliffs of Moher. Other sights include the Burren and villages such as Clarenbridge and Ballyvaughan.

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave and Doolin from Galway

On your journey South to the Cliffs of Moher, listen to your expert driver/guide share the history of the Burren region, an area of exposed limestone terrain, jagged sea-side cliffs and rare flora. Explore a bay-side castle and discover the karst landscape inside the Aillwee Cave before arriving to the Cliffs of Moher. Feel a moment of magic as you stand atop these 700ft high, awe-inspiring cliffs. Following the featured stops of the journey, you'll travel back to Galway via the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, offering many photo opportunities!

Day 8

Departing from Galway

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

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We do not charge cancellation fees of our own, only those the suppliers apply to your booking.

Each supplier has its own conditions and penalties for cancellations. Supplier's conditions are subject to change without previous notice' therefore we can only explain in a general way some of those penalties, as follows:

Airlines

All Airline Tickets are non-refundable. Changes will be permitted as long as the reservation has been canceled 48 hours prior to departure (see changes for more information).

Exceptions: Due to Death or Medical - If the airline rules permit to request a refund it is up to the airline to evaluate your case and process a Full and/or Partial refund in the event of a Death or Medical related reason. The airline will require proof such as a death certificate, military deploy letter and/or a medical certificate. Reservations must be cancelled prior to ticketed departure date in order to request a refund to airlines.Airline paper tickets must be mailed back to our office in order to process a refund in reference to the exceptions listed above. A "no show" is considered no notification to cancel or change prior to check in time. Noshow tickets do not have any value.

Hotels

Hotels have different cancellation penalties according to the dates of stay at hotel and others. For example, stricter cancellation penalties are imposed during high season dates such as peak winter, peak summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc., special events, etc.

Additional Information:

2 nights in Dublin

With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See`s:

Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!

1 nights in Cork

Founded in the late 6th century by Saint Finbarr, Cork is Ireland's second largest city. A famous landmark is the Shandon Steeple of St. Ann's Church, which contains the Bells of Shandon. Other interesting places to visit are the English market in the center of the city, the University founded in 1845 and the very steep St Patrick's Hill, from the top of which are magnificent views over the entire metropolis. The River Lee flows through the city forming one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's:

The Shandon Bells, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, the Cork City Gaol, The English Market and the nearby Blarney Castle and Cobh Harbor.

2 nights in Killarney

Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and is one of best places in Ireland to explore the outdoors. The attractive town is outshone by the Killarney National Park and the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods and overall beauty. Killarney town has charming architecture and style reminiscent of the late nineteenth century and offers the fine restaurants, gift shops and traditional pubs. About 6 miles west is the Gap of Dunloe with steep sides and deep glacial lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry meanders around the Iveragh Peninsula with sensational views, especially at Caherdanial where you will find Ireland's only beach pub. At regular intervals you will come across restaurants, cafes and gift shops majoring in Irish crafts. Another landmark is the Ross Castle, a square medieval tower which was built by the O'Donoghues in the 15th century, situated on the shores of Lough Lein. Muckross House and Gardens are also worth a visit.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See`s:

Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Three Lakes of Killarney - Lough Léin, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake, Ross Castle on Lough Léin, Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Town of Killarney and much more!

2 nights in Galway

Galway City known as the `city of the tribes` is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. It is a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade and has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy café/ bar culture. The city is renowned for its thriving Irish Theatre, arts, music and culture scene and Galway plays host to a number of internationally renowned festivals throughout the year. Eyre Square is Galway`s best known sight. Nearby are Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, the Aran Islands and Connemara National Park.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See`s:

Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Connemara National Park, Aran Island, the Burren region across Galway Bay, Lynch Castle, Galway City Museum, the National Aquarium, Salthill beach, Spanish Arch, festivals like the annual Galway Arts Festival and much more!

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