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.