10 Day Private Tour of Ireland

Our 10 day Luxury Tour of Ireland flying into and out of Dublin Airport

Commences and Departs from Dublin Airport. We visit key attractions in Dublin City and the West of Ireland.

Accommodation:

We suggest the following hotel options for this tour:

5* Hotel Options:

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin
Conrad Hilton, Dublin
The Killarney Park
The Europe, Killarney
Aghadoe Heights, Killarney
Hayfield Manor, Cork

4* Hotel Options:
Brooks Hotel, Dublin
Radisson Blu Royal, Dublin
The Killarney Plaza
The Malton, Killarney
The Killarney Royal
The River Lee, Cork

Tour Highlights:

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Trinity College
  • The Book Of Kells
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Library
  • Jameson Whiskey factory
  • Adare Scenic Village
  • Killarney Shopping and Nightlife
  • The Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head scenic drives
  • Limerick, Medieval City
  • Connemara, and Clifden
  • Jamesons ‘(Midleton) and Tullamore Dew Distilleries
  • The Gap of Dunloe

 

 

Transport

Mercedes S-Class Sedan (up to 2-3 passengers)

Mercedes Viano/V-Class Mini-Bus (up to 6 passengers)

Mercedes Sprinter (up to 12 passengers)


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Here follows a suggested itinerary, we can start and finish at any airport and we will customize a very special tour for you to suit your every need.

Day 1 – Arrival, Transfer to Hotel, Dublin City Attractions

Arrival at Dublin Airport: When you disembark you will be brought to the main airport terminal where you will first be met with passport control. You will then proceed to collect your luggage before walking through customs. After that you come through the arrivals door where you will know our guy straight away, he will be the one with the biggest and most welcoming smile. After collection at the airport, check-in at your Hotel we can conveniently enjoy some amazing nearby Dublin City experiences, starting with Kilmainham Gaol, the biggest unoccupied jail in these Islands. As we walk through you will get a very realistic insight into what it was like to be confined in this house of punishment and correction between 1796 and 1924. Famous Leaders of rebellions were all detained here such names as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell and DeValera.

 

 

We will then proceed to Trinity College Dublin an absolute must see. As you walk through the cobbled stones you will be brought back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library was constructed. It is here that you will also get to see the world famous Book Of Kells, a 9th century gospel manuscript. You will also get to view the Long Room which houses over 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. We will stop for a little refreshment before heading to St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest Cathedral dating back to the 13th century. After a day steeped in history and magnificent sites you will then return to your hotel of choice for the evening.

Overnight in Dublin, choice of hotels:
5*The Shelbourne, The Merrion, The Westbury, The Conrad Hilton.

4* Brooks Hotel, The Raddison Blu Royal Dublin.

Day 2 Guinness Storehouse, National Library, Old Jameson Distillery

After breakfast we will take a short journey to the world famous Guinness Storehouse. Here, you will get to see how the famous stout is made. You will get to taste it and you can also learn how to pull the perfect pint. You will also have time to shop for Guinness memorabilia in their wonderful gift shop.

 

 

 

 

For those of you that would like to trace your ancestors, a trip to the National Library is a must. They have Census records dating back to 1901. You can view birth marriage notices dating back to 1845. If you are on the ancestral trail, there is an ideal booklet available to help you on your way, indeed there is a full Genealogy service available (inside office hours). We will then stop for a spot of lunch in one of a few favourite spots before heading to Jameson Whiskey Factory.

 

 

 

Yes, I know we are world famous for so much. Just like the Guinness storehouse, here at the Old Jameson’s Distillery you get see how the famous whiskey is made and a little taste to finish your day. ‘Uisce beatha’, the Irish for water of life, taste it here and see for yourself why!

We will then return to your hotel for the evening. Should you require dinner reservations, we would be more than happy to recommend nearby restaurants.

Overnight in Dublin, choice of hotels:
5*The Shelbourne, The Merrion, The Westbury, The Conrad Hilton.

4* Brooks Hotel, The Raddison Blu Royal, Dublin.

Day 3 – Depart Dublin for Killarney via Adare

We depart our Hotel today for our visit to the Kingdom of Ireland, Killarney, via Adare, the most picturesque village in Ireland. Rows of thatched roofed cottages line the streets, as do a fine selection of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There are fabulous boutiques and shoe stores. It also has a wonderful heritage Centre with a gift shop selling traditional Irish crafts as well as a very interesting museum tour.

Onwards to Killarney where our highlights for today include:

  • Lady’s View – so named after Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting during the Queen’s visit to Killarney in 1861. The views toward the McGillycuddy Reeks and the Purple Mountain Range are truly magnificent.
  • Torc Falls – we follow a scenic path to the top of the 18 meter high waterfall for panoramic views.
  • Muckross House and Gardens – this magnificent Victorian mansion forms the centre-piece of Killarney National Park.
  • Ross Castle – this 15th century stronghold was the original home of the O’Donoghue Ross Chieftans.

 

We then take a 15 min drive to the Kissane sheep farm, where we will see some sheep shearing and some sheep dog trials, this is a great stop, sure to put a smile on your face. We will then head back to Killarney and check into your choice of some of the most beautiful Hotels in Ireland such as the Hotel Europe situated on the famous Lakes of Killarney with breath taking views. Your Personal Chauffeur Driver guide will be with you every step of the way. He will be more than happy to recommend restaurants and bars for the evening and make any reservations for you that you may need.

Overnight in Killarney, choice of hotels:

5* The Killarney Park, The Europe Hotel, The Aghadoe Heights.

4* The Killarney Plaza, The Malton Hotel, The Killarney Royal Hotel

Day 4 The Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head

Today we tour to the most awesome place on earth The Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head where we will see some of the most beautiful and unrivalled scenery in Ireland. Our tour will take us to the beautiful town of Dingle via the Conor Pass Mountains. The views here of Dingle town are spectacular and you can even see Tralee on the other side. You will have plenty of time to explore the lovely fishing village that Dingle is and take some lovely photos.

 

 

 

 

You can also take a boat journey to see Fungi the dolphin who has been a resident in Dingle Harbour for over 20 years (optional and paid for locally).
Onwards to Slea Head to continue the visual feast of scenic Ireland. We will stop at Dunbeg fort which takes us back to the 7 / 8th century with the unusual and intriguing Bee Hive Huts. Slea head has what surely is my favourite beach in the world, Dunquinn. The movie buffs among you will be able to see and learn all about the famous Ryan’s Daughter which was filmed onsite right here. No wonder as this place is simply magical. We then visit the Gallarus Oratory one of the first churches in Ireland, before some time in Dingle and onwards to Killarney via Inch beach. This is one beautiful day that you will never forget.

Overnight in Killarney, choice of hotels:

5* The Killarney Park, The Europe Hotel, The Aghadoe Heights.

4* The Killarney Plaza, The Malton Hotel, The Killarney Royal Hotel

Day 5 The Gap of Dunloe

Today is a favourite of ours, The Gap of Dunloe, it gets us up out of bed earlier than usual! We begin by taking a short drive to Kate Kearney’s Cottage where we jump twice – once on an Irish Jaunting Car ( Horse & Carriage), and secondly, we jump back in time and things get pretty authentic here folks.

We tour through the beautiful mountains, mystical lakes & valleys which abound County Kerry, with majestic scenery everywhere we look. You will be able to get out of the carriage and walk through this pure and unspoiled beautiful terrain. Your camera will be snapping crazy so make sure it’s fully charged!When we get to the top of the mountain you can have some light lunch at Lord Mount Brandon’s Cottage.

After this magnificent lunch you will come down the other side of the mountain in an open Fisherman’s boat down through the 3 Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle. Keep your eyes peeled, on the way down you might see some eagles nests in the mountains and see some salmon swimming beside you in the lake. This tour will live with you for a long time to come, it is truly spectacular. Then after that you will have some time to explore the Town of Killarney and have a nice stroll through her pedestrianised streets before dinner.

Overnight in Killarney, choice of hotel:

5* The Killarney Park, The Europe Hotel, The Aghadoe Heights.

4* The Killarney Plaza, The Malton Hotel, The Killarney Royal

Day 6 Adare

Today we depart Killarney with a tear in our eye. We head to another beautiful village, Adare and the Gorgeous Romantic Adare Manor. In Adare village the streets are lined with thatched roofed cottages and floral displays. There are great restaurants and pubs with Irish music in the village, full of characters and craic (Irish for banter and fun), you can stroll to the village from Adare Manor in 5 minutes a beautiful walk indeed. You can buy traditional Irish crafts here such as Limerick lace, and there is a heritage centre right in the heart of the village which outlines the history of this important village.

 

Limerick, Medieval City

We will visit the nearby medieval Limerick City. Founded in 922 founded by the Normans and known today as the Lady City or Treaty City, it is Ireland’s Sporting capital and was designated City of Culture in 2014. In Limerick we can visit King John’s Castle and St Marys Cathedral both 12th Century. Then we can visit the famous Hunt Museum, which houses a massive private collection of artefacts entrusted to the state. We will then proceed to the Treaty Stone, Limericks best known landmark which marks the signing between the Jacobites and Williamites in 1691 – an important year in Ireland’s history. When the day is over we return to Adare. We can easily arrange for you to have a round of golf at Adare Manor. The Golf Course here is the best parkland course in Ireland designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior. Enjoy spectacular river side views. The Oak Room Restaurant is just superb for quality and value.

Overnight in Adare, choice of hotel:

5* Adare Manor, Co. Limerick (*Hotel & Golf Course temporarily closed for renovations)

4* Dunraven Arms, Adare, Co. Limerick

Day 7 – Cliffs of Moher and The Burren

We depart our hotel after breakfast for the wonderful Cliffs of Moher & the Burren. Rising from the sea to a height of 214 metres and running relentlessly for 5 miles, generations of visitors have not failed to be impressed by what many regard as their 8th wonder of the world. The Cliffs are just beautiful and there are great walks here. As you and your snap happy camera take in the magnificent view, you can feel the full force of the Atlantic Ocean from the floor up. Some souvenir and craft shopping can be done here also.

When we are finished at the Cliffs we then travel along the famous Galway Bay into the typical Irish town of Ballyvaughan. Here we can stop off for some nice lunch along the way.

Then it’s on to the nearby Burren region, a limestone plateau with its treasure trove of geological and archaeological interests. The Burren is home to many of Ireland’s most famous prehistoric monuments. After lunch we can visit a personal favourite of mine, Birds of Prey at Aillwee Caves, where you will see Falcons, Eagles, Owls, & Hawks all hunting for their dinner! This is a great show that lasts 50 minutes. Next up is the Dolmen Graves which go back to 3600 B.C. These Neolithic graves are very typical in County Clare. We will then drive through the rugged Clare countryside and back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Galway: Choice of hotels:

4* The Meyrick, The Park House Hotel

Day 8 Depart Galway for Connemara, Clifden & Kylemore Abbey

Ashford CastleWe depart Galway for Clifden and the beautiful scenery at Sky Road, then we continue after Clifden to Kylemore Abbey .

Kylemore Abbey has a fascinating history spanning over 150 years, it is home to a community of Nuns of the Benedictine Order who came here in 1920 after their Abbey was destroyed in World War 1.

The award winning 6 acre Victorian walled Garden was built by Mitchell Henry at the same time as the construction of Kylemore Castle. Between 1867 & 1871.

Kylemore is a most beautiful sight.

We can then travel to the magnificent ‘must stay’ Ashford Castle.

Overnight at the Wonderful Ashford Castle

Day 9 Depart Ashford Castle for Dublin

Tullamore Dew DistilleryWe depart the beautiful Ashford Castle for Dublin , we will visit the famous Tullamore Dew Whiskey Factory on the way.

We will drop you to your Hotel and you will have some time to do some last minute Irish shopping on the famous Grafton Street.

Overnight in Dublin, choice of hotels:
5*The Shelbourne, The Merrion, The Westbury, The Conrad Hilton.

4* Brooks Hotel, The Raddison Blu Royal, Dublin.

Day 10 Sadly we depart Dublin Airport today for home

We will pick you up 3 hours prior to your departure and drop you to Dublin Airport in good time for check in and duty free shopping.

 

 

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Transport options for this tour include a choice of these luxury Mercedes vehicles:

Mercedes Executive S Class 350 CDI Saloon Sedan Silver

The Mercedes S Class saloon car is the ultimate in transport sophistication and elegance. The spacious and luxurious interior seats a maximum of 2-3 passengers. All vehicles are furnished with complementary refreshments and the daily newspapers.

Features:

  • Finished in Silver
  • Long Wheel Base
  • Upgraded leather seating
  • Built-in phone
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite navigation
  • Large boot for extra storage
  • Seats maximum of 2-3 comfortably

Mercedes Executive Viano Minibus

The Mercedes Executive Viano Minibus is the perfect solution for sight seeing and golf tours Ireland wide. The Viano minibus seats a maximum of 6 passengers. All vehicles are furnished with complementary refreshments and the daily newspapers.

Features:

  • Metallic Silver
  • Upgraded leather seating
  • Built-in phone
  • Laptop plugin
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite navigation
  • Extra long wheel base for carrying luggage and golf clubs

Mercedes Executive Sprinter

The Mercedes Executive Sprinter is a superb luxury vehicle for group travel. Finished to the highest standards, the spacious interior can facilitate 12 passengers. All vehicles are furnished with complementary refreshments and the daily newspapers.

Features:

  • Metalic Silver
  • Custom Built
  • Large Captain leather seating with tables
  • DVD Player with multiple plasma TV screens
  • Air-conditioning
  • Double glazed windows (reducing noise)
  • Extra long wheel base for carrying luggage and golf clubs
  • Seats maximum of 12 passengers


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Accommodation:

We suggest the following hotel options for this tour:

5* Hotel Options:

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin
Conrad Hilton, Dublin
The Killarney Park
The Europe, Killarney
Aghadoe Heights, Killarney
Hayfield Manor, Cork

4* Hotel Options:
Brooks Hotel, Dublin
Radisson Blu Royal, Dublin
The Killarney Plaza
The Malton, Killarney
The River Lee, Cork


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