Essential Ireland Itinerary

Day One

  • Arrive in Dublin City, Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital. Transfer to your hotel.


  • Free time for shopping in the city centre.


  • Dinner and overnight in the Dublin area.


Day Two

  • Following breakfast, a morning tour of Dublin.


  • Visit Trinity Dublin(Book of Kells) and St. Patrick's Cathedral, a 12th century Cathedral which was once the home of Dean Jonathan Swift. Depart Dublin and head westwards across the rolling central plains to Clonmacnoise.


  • Visit to the 6th century monastic settlement founded by St. Ciaran which contains the remains of Nine Churches and a Round Tower dating from the 10th to the 16th century.


  • Dinner and overnight in Galway/Clare.


Day Three

  • Today tour the Connemara Region.


  • A magnificent wilderness populated largely by sheep and dotted with hundreds of small lakes, stone walls, tiny farms and isolated thatch cottages.


  • Here you will see some of the most majestic scenery, which is dominated by the Twelve Bens mountain range.


  • Dinner and overnight in Galway / Clare.


Day Four

  • Leaving Galway and travelling to Kerry.


  • Visit The Cliffs of Moher, the highest sea cliffs in Europe towering to 250 metres above the Atlantic Ocean.


  • Onto 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 Kerry.


Day Five

  • Today explore the The Ring of Kerry, 170 km of some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery.


  • It 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 the hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day Six

  • Today tour the The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.


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


  • You will see prehistoric and early Christian monuments, and miles of fuschia hedges. Travel past unspoilt sandy beaches and visit the lively fishing port of Dingle Town.


  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day Seven

  • Depart Kerry today and travel to Portlaoise.


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


  • Visit the Folkpark where 19th century village life is recreated and you will see traditional crafts carried out in a natural setting.


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


  • Dinner and overnight in Portlaoise.


Day Eight

  • Transfer to Dublin airport for your departure flight.