Essential Ireland in Eight Days Itinerary

Day One

  • Arrive in Dublin, Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city and transfer to your hotel.


  • Rest /Relax. Free time for shopping in the city centre.


  • Dinner and overnight in the Dublin area. Visit the Guiness Storehouse and enjoy an evening pint in the Glass Bar, overlooking Dublin City


  • Dinner and overnight in the Dublin area.


Day Two

  • Breakfast. Morning Tour of Dublin.


  • Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum are amongst the best attractions to see in Dublin.


  • See our travel guide of Dublin for more details. Depart for Galway in the afternoon.


  • Stop at Clonmacnoise, the moanstic ruins founded by St. Ciaran.


  • Check into Galway accomodations.


Day Three

  • Breakfast. Tour the Connemara region which is a magnificent wilderness populated largely by sheep and 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.


  • See our Connemara Travel Guide for more details.


  • Overnight in Galway City.


Day Four

  • Breakfast. Leaving Galway travel to Kerry.


  • Your route will take you via the Cliffs of Moher, the highest sea cliffs in Europe towering to 250 metres above the Atlantic Ocean and the Burren, a strange lunar like region occupying some 150 square kilometres and noted for the wide and unusual variety of local flora and fauna.


  • Take the ferry from Killimer to Tarbert. Dinner and overnight in Killarney in County Kerry.


Day Five

  • Breakfast. 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 off at Killorglin Fisheries and visit Muckross House and Gardens.


  • Return to Killarney for dinner and overnight.


Day Six

  • Breakfast. Today tour the Dingle Peninsula, a Gaelic speaking area which is justly famous for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean.


  • Today tour the Dingle Peninsula, a Gaelic speaking area which is justly famous for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean.


  • See our Travel Guide of Kerry.


  • Return to Killarney for dinner and overnight.


Day Seven

  • Breakfast. Depart Kerry today and travel to Portlaoise.


  • Visit Bunratty Castle which is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle which is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland


  • Onto Limerick city where you will have some free time for shopping.


  • Dinner and overnight in Portlaoise.


Day Eight

  • Breakfast. Transfer to Dublin airport for your departure flight.