Gardens and Castles Tour of Ireland Itinerary

Day One

  • Depart from Newark on evening flight. Arrive six hours later in Ireland.

Day Two

  • Arrive Shannon Airport. Meet and Greet with Signpost Tours.

  • Transfer to Dromoland Castle for full Irish Breakfast.

  • Relax. Depart for a tour of the The Cliffs of Moher and a drive through The Burren Region in County Clare.

  • Return to Dromoland Castle. Check In. Lunch with your guide.

  • Free time to roam around the castle and it's grounds. Evening cocktails followed by dinner.

Day Three

Day Four

  • Breakfast. Ring of Kerry Bus Tour.

  • Highlights include Skellig Michael, Round Tower, Beehive Cells, Kenmare Town and much more.

  • Lunch in Kenmare. Return to Killarney for guided walking tour of town.

  • Free time to shop or just relax. Dinner at Bricins.

  • Stay at the Killarney Great Southern Hotel.

Day Five

  • Breakfast. Transfer to Kilkenny City.

  • Enroute we will visit the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in County Cork. Tour of the Blarney Woollen Mills.

  • Lunch and Tour at the Waterford Crystal factory.

  • Check into Kilkenny hotel. Evening guided walking tour of this medieval city.

  • Dinner at Hotel. Free time to relax.

Day Six

  • Breakfast. Depart for the JFK Arboretum in County Waterford.

  • Guided Tour of Arboretum. Pony and trap transport and miniature railway available.

  • Pinic on the beech at Dunmore East on Ireland's sunny southeast.

  • Transfer back to Kilkenny City. Guided tour of Kilkenny Castle.

  • Evening tour of the Kilkenny Design Centre. Lecture by famous pottery artist. Dinner hosted by the Design Centre.

Day Seven

Day Eight

  • Breakfast. Guided Tour of Medeival Dublin.

  • Attractions include Dublin Castle, Writer's Museum, Kilmainham Gaol, National Gallery, Book of Kells, Christchurch Cathedral amongst others.

  • In the afternoon enjoy a visit to the National Botanic Gardens which were established in 1795 and today contains over 20,000 floral species.

  • Late Afternoon - Free time to shop for gifts in Graffton Street, Dublin's High Street Shopping Area.

  • Medeival Night out at the Brazen Head with dinner/drink/music and dance.

  • Overnight at Kilkea Castle.

Day Nine

  • Early Breakfast.

  • Transfer to Dublin Airport. Depart to the US.

  • Arrive Home. Big Smiles. Great Memories.