Essential Ireland

This is an example for a Tour covering the most important attractions of the Republic of Ireland. All the famous must-sees are being visited.

Highlights could include:
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Connemara
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Burren
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Bunratty Castle
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Essential Ireland Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Dublin

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland's cosmopolitan capital city and transfer to your hotel. Free time for shopping in the city centre. Dinner and overnight in the Dublin area.
Day 2 - Dublin to Galway/Clare

Morning tour of Dublin. Visit Trinity College, home to the famous 'Book of Kells' & St. Patrick's Cathedral, a 12th century Cathedral once home to Dean Jonathan Swift. Depart Dublin, travel westwards across the rolling central plains to Clonmacnoise. Visit the 6th century monastic settlement founded by St. Ciaran which contains the remains of nine Churches & a Round Tower dating from the 10th to the 16th century. Dinner & overnight Galway / Clare.
Day 3 - Connemara

Tour the magnificent wilderness of Connemara, dotted with hundreds of small lakes, stone walls, tiny farms, isolated thatch cottages and heather covered hills. Here you will see some of the most majestic scenery of Ireland which is dominated by the Twelve Bens mountain range. Dinner & overnight Galway / Clare.
Day 4 - Cliffs of Moher & Burren

Depart for Kerry via the Cliffs of Moher, the highest sea cliffs in Europe towering to 250 metres above the Atlantic Ocean & the Burren, a strange lunar like region occupying some 150 square kilometres, noted for the wide and unusual variety of local flora and fauna. Take the ferry from Killimer to Tarbert. Dinner & overnight Kerry.
Day 5 - Ring of Kerry

Today explore the 'Ring of Kerry', 170 km of some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry offers magnificent panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline of south-west Ireland contrasting with the rich and varied vegetation nurtured by the Gulf Stream. Stop at Killorglin Fisheries & visit Muckross House and Gardens. Return to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 6 - Dingle Peninsula

Today tour the Dingle Peninsula, a Gaelic speaking area which is justly famous for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean. You will see prehistoric and early Christian monuments & miles of fuschia hedges. Travel past unspoilt sandy beaches & visit the lively fishing port of Dingle. Return to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 7 - Bunratty to Portlaoise

Depart Kerry today to travel to Portlaoise. Visit Bunratty Castle, the most complete & authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Visit the Folkpark where 19th century village life is recreated & you will see traditional crafts carried out in a natural setting. Continue to Limerick city for some free time for shopping. Dinner & overnight Portlaoise.
  Day 8 - Slán Abhaile!

Transfer to Dublin Airport for departure.
 


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