Luxury Tour Ireland | Southwest to East tour of Ireland Highlights
With so many wonderful places to tour in Ireland, we know it can be a tough choice to decide where to go when you have limited time. At Executive Tours Ireland this is why we plan a bespoke vacation in Ireland just for you, it will always suit your itinerary. Here’s a sample of a seven-day tour flying into Shannon and out of Dublin, we will fit in as much sight-seeing as possible!! Mike Ryan’s slogan is he will leave no stone unturned to make sure you have an Irish trip of a lifetime!!
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Bunratty means the ‘end of the ratty’ (river) in Irish and the river can be seen surrounding the castle. The castle was built in 1425 and is a very popular tourist attractions. It hosts a medieval banquet, guests dine at banquet tables in the castle while drinking traditional Irish mead and listening to historical Irish music. The folk park is like stepping back in time, there are a number of houses all decorated to an older day and highlight the difference in living standards. Right beside Bunratty is Blarney Woolen Mills were you can indulge in some duty-free shopping for some original Irish gifts to bring home.
Cliffs of Moher
On your deluxe tour of Ireland there is a trip to the Cliffs of Moher in county Clare. The gigantic cliffs are 702 feet tall and stretch over 8 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. There is a safe path that leads the way and on a fine day you can take in the breath-taking views of scenery near and far. It’s the perfect view-point of the Southwest. On site there is also a visitor centre with a cafe and shop, the centre hosts interesting artefacts and information on local history.
The Burren National Park
Your personal chauffeur will be on stand-by to take you to the Burren. The Burren National Park gets it name from the Irish word ‘boireann’ meaning rocky place, and it certainly is! Mainly formed of limestone rock the Burren stretches over 15,000 Acres and is the smallest National Park in Ireland. There have been many tombs found around the Burren, made from the rocks, the famous being the Portal Dolmen, proving people have lived in the Burren for over 5,000 years. It’s a very different landscape for Ireland as there’s no lush green grass and it’s easy to forget the the vast area of rock landscape is still the Emerald Isle.
County Dublin and the historical Kilmainham Gaol (Jail). It was first built in 1796 and is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe. Public hangings used to take place in front of the prison but there were very few hangings from the 1820’s onward. However, many of the leaders of the 1916 Easter rising were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. Seen at the time as a place of suffering and oppression it’s no surprise that the jail was shut down as a functioning prison by the Irish Free State in 1924. The restoration of Kilmainhan Gaol was completed in 1971 and opened to the public.
The next stop is the popular tourist attraction: Trinity College. It is recognised for its academic excellence world-wide, founded in 1592 it is Ireland’s most prestigious universities. Up to the 20th Century men were the only scholars allowed entry to Trinity College, this changed in 1904 when women were admitted to the college as full members for the first time. Trinity College is home to the infamous Book of Kells in the Long Room Library. This ancient book is from the 9th Century and was found in the Abbey of Kells, Co. Meath. The stylistic detail and Celtic art throughout the book is breathtaking. A digital version of the book was created by Trinity College and means the reader can have the experience of going through the book page by page. A deluxe way to discover-Ireland tour.
The tour in Ireland everyone looks forward…. to the world famous Guinness Storehouse. In 1759 Arthur Guinness famously signed the 9,000 year lease for the storehouse. On this customised tour of Ireland you get to learn the history of Guinness and how to pour the perfect pint, there’s definitely a skill to pouring a pint of the black stuff!!
We can help you plan any part of your luxury vacation in Ireland and if you have any questions please do contact us and we’d be happy to help. If you are interested in an Irish Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below.
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