14 day Luxury Tour of Ireland & Northern Ireland

14 Day Private Tour of Ireland

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Are you looking for a 2 week vacation in Ireland with a difference? Do you want an itinerary that keeps everyone happy? At Executive Tours Ireland, we have put together a 14 day Luxury Tour of Ireland & Northern Ireland that will captivate every age group and leave your family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Private Tours of Ireland are so flexible that you can arrive in Shannon Airport & depart from Dublin Airport or if it suites you better, you can arrive in Dublin Airport & depart from Shannon Airport. We visit a huge selection of key attraction in South-West Ireland, Dublin & Northern Ireland. As always, we will show you the best that Ireland has to offer in terms of sightseeing gems and some hidden gems that we personally love to show our guests. Here is a sample 14-day tour with Executive Tours Ireland.

Customized Tours Ireland | Ireland & Northern Ireland | Private Sightseeing Tour 

Day 1 – Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Bunratty Woollen Mills

Executive Tours Ireland, luxury irish tour operators, brings you to Bunratty Castle

Executive Tours Ireland, luxury irish tour operators, brings you to Bunratty Castle

The most convenient airport to arrive and depart from this tour is Shannon. It is easily navigated and has the friendliest staff. Your private chauffeur driver guide will be waiting at arrivals with your name on a sign and a warm welcoming smile. Optionally, Breakfast fit for royalty at one of Ireland’s finest castle hotels such as Dromoland Castle is the first stop, followed by check in at your chosen hotel.

The tour begins at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and the Bunratty Woollen Mills store which allows you to step back in time and experience the Irish way of life centuries ago. Built in 1425, Bunratty Castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval glory with the addition of 15th and 16th century furnishings, arts and crafts. You can explore the village and shop in the Woollen Mills for all authentic Irish produce such as Irish linens, lace and crystal. All at Duty Free prices! Once you are back at the hotel, you can relax or explore the nearby area.

Overnight in Choice of Hotel:

5* Dromoland Castle | 5* Adare Manor |  | 5* The Savoy Hotel Limerick | 4* The Strand Hotel Limerick | 4* The Clarion Hotel & Suites Limerick |4* Dunraven Arms, Adare

 

Day 2 – Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

Customised Tours Ireland include trips to the Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

Customised Tours Ireland include trips to the Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

After a hearty Irish breakfast, the tour takes you to the Cliffs of Moher & the Burren. Climbing from the sea to a height of 214 meters & spanning 5 miles of awe-inspiring walks that will leave your holiday album filled with magnificent images. There are plenty of souvenir & craft shops in which to do some shopping too.

The tour then takes you along the famous Galway Bay into the typical Irish town of Ballyvaughan where you can enjoy a spot of lunch.

The next stop is the Burren region, a limestone mesa of huge geological and archaeological significance & is the residence of numerous Irish ancient monuments. Of particular interest is the Birds of Prey at Aillwee Caves, where for 50 minutes, you will see Falcons, Eagles, Owls & Hawks. This is followed by the Dolmen Graves, Neolithic graves characteristic of County Clare, which extend to 3600 B.C.. Once the tour is complete your private chauffeur will bring the entire party to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Overnight in Choice of Hotel:

5* Dromoland Castle | 5* Adare Manor | 4* Dunraven Arms, Adare | 5* The Savoy Hotel Limerick | 4* The Strand Hotel Limerick | 4* The Clarion Hotel & Suites Limerick

 

Day 3 – Killarney | Muckross House & Gardens | Ross Castle

Visit Killarney on one of our Driver Guided Tours of Ireland

Visit Killarney on one of our Driver Guided Tours of Ireland

We depart your Hotel for a 4 night stay in the Kingdom of Ireland, Killarney which offers some magnificent sightseeing gems like Lady’s View. It was named after Queen Victoria’s Ladies-in waiting, in the course of the Queen’s visit in 1861. The breath-taking view takes in the McGillycuddy Reeks & the splendid Purple Mountain Range. Nearby, the 18-meter-high Torc Falls boasts some of the countries outstanding panoramic views.

Equally, Muckross House & Gardens, a Victorian mansion, establishes the kernel of Killarney National Park. The final stop in Killarney is Ross Castle, a resplendent 15th century fortress owned by the O’Donoughue Ross Chieftains.

You will then be taken a short drive to the Kissane Sheep farm, where you can view sheep shearing and sheep dog trials which are very entertaining. You can peruse the girt shop for vacation gifts too. Your personal chauffeur will then take you back to your hotel in Killarney to relax for the evening. Your Personal Chauffeur Driver guide can recommend restaurants and bars for the evening and make any reservations for you that you may need.

Overnight in Killarney in choice of hotel:

5* The Killarney Park | 5* The Europe Hotel | 5* The Aghadoe Heights

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

 

Day 4 – The Gap of Dunloe | Lakes of Killarney

Visit The Gap Of Dunloe on a Chauffeur Tours Ireland Package

Visit The Gap Of Dunloe on a Chauffeur Tours Ireland Package

Today brings you to The Gap of Dunloe!  You will be taken on a short drive to the timeless Kate Kearney’s Cottage where you can take a ride on an Irish Jaunting Car (Horse & Carriage). After that, a tour through the superb mountains, mystical lakes & valleys which abound County Kerry will produce impressive panoramic scenery in which to walk and take photographs. At the summit of the mountain, a light lunch is in order at Lord Mount Brandon’s Cottage.

After lunch, a boat ride in a Fisherman’s boat will lead you through the 3 Lakes of Killarney to Ross House. After a perusal of the Town of Killarney, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel to relax for the evening.

Overnight in Killarney in choice of hotel:

5* The Killarney Park | 5* The Europe Hotel | 5* The Aghadoe Heights

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

 

Day 5 – The Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head

Our Small Group Tours Ireland includes a Tour of The Dingle Peninsula

Our Small Group Tours Ireland includes a Tour of The Dingle Peninsula

You will be brought in your private transport on a scenic & mesmerizing journey through the Connor’s Pass Mountains to the spectacular views of Tralee from the quaint village of Dingle. Dingle Harbor has some of the most salient views in Ireland and you must take a boat journey to truly appreciate them. You may even meet Dingle Harbors’ renowned 20-year resident, Fungi the dolphin.

The Journey continues on to the striking Slea Head, which has one of the most sought after film locations, Dunquinn Beach. The movie buffs among us will be able to see where the famous Ryan’s Daughter was filmed.

The tour resumes and takes you to the 7th or 8th century Dunbeg fort, which is the residence of the remarkable Bee Hive Huts. Gallarus Oratory is your next stop & is renowned as one of the first churches in Ireland. The tour ends with a drive to Killarney via Inch beach & back to your hotel for the evening to relax.

Overnight in Killarney in choice of hotel:

5* The Killarney Park | 5* The Europe Hotel | 5* The Aghadoe Heights

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

 

Day 6 – The Ring of Kerry

Discover the ring of Kerry with one of our Ireland Driver Guides

Discover the ring of Kerry with one of our Ireland Driver Guides

Today tour takes you to The Ring of Kerry, we will visit some charming little towns along the way, full of colorful characters! One highlight is Waterville village, a place Charlie Chaplin fell in love with and eventually moved here later in life.

The scenery here is unbelievable and we recommend visiting Smugglers Restaurant, over-looking the Atlantic Ocean, as the perfect place to lunch before proceeding to the top of the mountain to take-in the breathtaking views of the Ring of Kerry. Your private driver will than take you to Kenmare, a charming, friendly, traditional and very peaceful village. When this beautiful day is over we return to Killarney to your hotel for the evening to relax.

Overnight in Killarney in choice of hotel:

5* The Killarney Park | 5* The Europe Hotel | 5* The Aghadoe Heights

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

 

Day 7 – The Blarney Stone & Blarney Woolen Mills | Jameson Whiskey Distillery

Visit The Blarney Stone & Jameson Whiskey Distillery on one of our Chauffeur Tours of Ireland

Visit The Blarney Stone & Jameson Whiskey Distillery on one of our luxury family tours ireland packages

Todays adventure take us to The Blarney Stone & the Blarney Woollen Mills, which is probably going to be a most memorable day. Kissing the Blarney Stone & bestowing the gift of eloquence is a pilgrimage taken by many throughout the world; it is as fun as it is fascinating. The Blarney Stone is set in the wall below the battlements and to kiss it, one must lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. In close proximity to the stone is Blarney Castle which is encircled by magnificent grounds & gardens to explore. Next door, the Blarney Woollen Mills stock authentic Irish linens, lace & Waterford Crystal (Duty Free prices). They will even ship them directly to your house !!!

The Next stop is the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Middleton where they make the finest whiskey in the world.

Overnight in Cork in choice of hotel:

5* Hayfield Manor, Cork | 4* The River Lee Hotel, Cork

 

Day 8 – Kinsale & Cobh

Our luxury Chauffeur Tours Ireland bring you to Cobh and Kinsale

Our luxury Chauffeur Tours Ireland bring you to Cobh and Kinsale

Today your tour takes you to the exceptional town of Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland as we know it. This picturesque fishing village is found on practically every post card in Ireland. You will have ample time for beautiful walks and take in your own piece of Kinsale.

There are plenty of world renowned sea food restaurants to choose from but we highly recommend ‘Fishy Fishy’. Although it has an odd name, the food is truly amazing and the atmosphere is relaxing and authentic.

Finally, you will visit the heritage town of Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic before that deadly voyage. After a tour of the Titanic Museum, your private chauffeur will drive you back to Cork City to your hotel to relax for the evening.

Overnight in Cork in choice of hotel:

5* Hayfield Manor, Cork | 4* The River Lee Hotel, Cork

 

Day 9 – Rock of Cashel | Trinity College | Book of Kells

Visit the Rock of Cashel, Trinity College, Book of Kells on a luxury chauffeur vacation Ireland

Visit the Rock of Cashel, Trinity College, Book of Kells on a luxury chauffeur vacation Ireland

Today your tour takes you to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin but not before stopping at the iconic Rock of Cashel in the town of Cashel. Cashel has a rich history which is revealed in its architecture and buildings from medieval monasteries and fortified townhouses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century library which holds the smallest book in Ireland! This is the ideal place to have some lunch before resuming the journey to Dublin.

Dublin’s Trinity College Dublin an absolute must-see. The 18th century cobbled stones guide you to the superb Old Library. Contained in the library is the world famous 9th century, gospel manuscript, Book of Kells. Within the library is The Long Room, which houses over 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books.

After some light refreshments, you will visit St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. After the tour, you will then return to your hotel of choice for the evening.

Overnight in Dublin in choice of hotel:

5* The Shelbourne | 5* The Merrion | 5* The Westbury | 5* The Conrad Hilton

4* Brooks Hotel | 4* The Raddison Blu Royal

 

Day 10 – Guinness Storehouse | Kilmainham Gaol | Shopping on Grafton street

Visit Guinness Storehouse | Kiolmainham Gaol | Grafton Street on luxury small group tours of Ireland

Visit Guinness Storehouse | Kiolmainham Gaol | Grafton Street on luxury small group tours of Ireland

After breakfast you will taken a short journey to the world famous Guinness Storehouse. You will see how the legendary stout is made and get to taste it. You can also have a bit of fun and learn how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness. Additionally, you can shop for Guinness memorabilia in their delightful gift shop.

Your next stop is to the largest vacant jail in Ireland, Kilmainham Gaol. As you stroll through the jail, you will gain a very realistic perspective of life in this jail between 1796 and 1924. Famous patriot leaders such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell and De Valera were all detained here at various times.

No trip to Dublin would be complete with a shopping spree at Dublin’s famous shoppers paradise, Grafton Street. Grafton Street is lined with boutiques from high-end stores to high-street stores and from street entertainers to musicians & buskers.

Overnight in Dublin in choice of hotel:

5* The Shelbourne | 5* The Merrion | 5* The Westbury | 5* The Conrad Hilton

4* Brooks Hotel | 4* The Raddison Blu Royal

 

Day 11 – Belfast | Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum Belfast | Falls Rd Shankill Rd wall Art

See the Titanic Museum Belfast & Falls Rd/Shankill Rd wall Art on a discover Ireland Tour

The tour takes us to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. It is a city saturated in history, philosophy, art, music and literature and to top it all off it has great shopping and superb dining experiences.

The first stop is the Titanic Museum where the passion and the pride of those who designed and built the famous ship will soon be noticed. The tour then takes you on a historical expedition through the conventionally Catholic and Protestant parts of the previously dissenting wall along Falls Road and Shankill Road where you will view the wall murals which tell the stories of residence of both sides of the divide. We will then return to your hotel of choice for the evening.

Overnight in Belfast in choice of Hotel:

5* The Europa Hotel, Belfast| 4* The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

 

Day 12 – Giants Causeway | Dunluce Castle

Belfast | luxury family vacations ireland

Belfast | luxury family vacations ireland

The tour takes you to the Giants Causeway, one of the natural wonders of the world and a true geological site. En route you will stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which extends 28 meters. For the courageous and thrill seeking individuals in the group, you can take the challenge of walking across the bridge. The tour continues through the undulating farmland of Antrim where we will stop for another exquisite photo occasion at Dunluce Castle.

In the afternoon, the tour will continue to the famed Bushmills Whiskey factory before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Belfast in choice of Hotel:

5* The Europa Hotel, Belfast| 4* The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

 

 

Day 13 Newgrange & Shopping at Dublin’s Grafton Street

Visit Newgrange and Bru Na Boinne Visitor Centre with a Private Driver Ireland service.

Visit Newgrange and Bru Na Boinne Visitor Centre with a Private Driver Ireland service.

Sadly, you have to say goodbye to Northern Ireland return to Dublin via Newgrange. You will visit the Brú na Bóinne visitor centre where you can visit the fascinating museum.

Newgrange was constructed over 5000 years ago (about 3,200BC) making it older the Stonehenge in England and the Great pyramid of Giza in Eqypt.  It was built during the Neolithic or new Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Newgrange was initially classified as a passage tomb but this ancient temple has a much bigger significance in terms of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. Knowth and Dowth are similar mounds that together with Newgrage have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After light refreshment, the tour continues to Dublin where you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping on Grafton Street, then you will be taken back to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Dublin in choice of hotel:

5* The Shelbourne | 5* The Merrion | 5* The Westbury | 5* The Conrad Hilton

4* Brooks Hotel | 4* The Raddison Blu Royal

 

Day 14 – Airport Transfer

You will be collected from your hotel by your private chauffeur who will transfer you to the airport in plenty of time for check-in and to do a bit of shopping in the duty free.

 

If you are interested in booking a 14-day Luxury Tour of Ireland or would like further information on our Private Tours of Ireland, click here to contact Mike Ryan.

 

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