Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Dublin | 1 Nights Waterford | 2 Nights Killarney | 2 Nights Galway | 1 Nights Dublin
Discover Ireland's magic, culture and history on a coach tour travelling through magnificent seas ... More
Welcome to Ireland, a land of magic and enchantment!
Upon arrival in Dublin, you will be transferred to your hotel.
(Note: The flight has to arrive between 7.00 am and 12.00 noon, If you arrive later than noon, transfer to hotel at your own expense).
Afternoon guided tour of Dublin (Seat In Coach).
In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Dublin and see Georgian squares with elegant row houses, public buildings, public parks, lively shopping streets around Grafton and Nassau Streets and pause at the evocative figures at the Famine Memorial. Walk through Trinity College to the Old Library to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces.
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The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own. Dublin offers visitors an excellent selection of shopping to suit all tastes. The city-centre is very compact and all of the shopping areas and shopping centres are within walking distance of each other. So why not splurge today !!
Transfer from hotel in Dublin to hotel in Waterford, en route the famous house of Waterford Crystal (Seat in Coach).
Drive through the Irish countryside to County Kilkenny for a stop at a farm in Jerpoint for tea and home-made scones. Chat with the owners about farming and also see one of Ireland's best examples of a deserted 12th century town. Continue south to visit the famous House of Waterford Crystal to see how molten glass is transformed into elaborate and shimmering trophies by the skilled blowers and cutters. Also view a huge array of stemware in the showrooms. Check in to your hotel in the center of the compact city.
Walking tour of Waterford with a local guide (On foot).
After dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to learn about local history.
Transfer from hotel in Waterford to hotel in Killarney, en route visit the Titanic Experience and Blarney Castle (Seat in Coach).
Travel along the south coast to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience. Learn about the people who embarked for the United States aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs or take a walk around the village green. Drive into County Kerry to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
The evening is at leisure Or you may check out the many "singing" pubs around town on your own.
View Ireland's natural scenery on the Ring of Kerry route (Seat in Coach).
View the highlights of Ireland's natural scenery on the famous Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgilly cuddy's Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Enjoy lunch at the Bridge Bar in Portmagee before taking the bridge to Valencia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived in early Christian times. Today the islands form a protected bird sanctuary. Stop in the attractive village of Sneem and also at Moll's Gap to view the Three Lakes of Killarney.
The rest of the evening is at leisure .Relish some free time to browse around Killarney before dining on your own.
Transfer from hotel in Killarney to hotel in Galway, en route view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and city tour of Galway (Seat in coach).
Drive north through Listowel to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Continue your journey north to view the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for views across Galway Bay of Connemara and the Aran Islands on a clear day. Motor through the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay to Galway city. Take a short walking tour around the city center with a local guide to see the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle and Eyre Square before checking in to your hotel.
Full day tour including stop at Standun of Spiddal for coffee, walking tour in Cong, local lunch at Eddie's Pub in Clonbur and a scenic cruise on Corrib Princess (Seat in Coach).
Today explore another of Ireland's famous scenic regions, Connemara, with granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs. Travel alongside Galway Bay and stop at Standun of Spiddal for coffee and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts. In Cong take a walking tour with a local guide to see places associated with "The Quiet Man" movie which was made in the village in 1952. Head to Eddie's Pub in nearby Clonbur for lunch before returning to Galway to embark on the Corrib Princess for a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib to the north of the city (Mar 23 - Nov 02 departures).
Transfer from hotel in Galway to hotel in Dublin, en route Kilbeggan to visit the world's oldest Distillery, Abbey Tavern for dinner and Irish coffee (Seat in coach).
This morning enjoy some free time in Galway before driving to Kilbeggan to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757 making it the world's oldest. See how whiskey is distilled on modern equipment in the old buildings and enjoy a sample of the finished product. Continue your journey to Dublin and check in to your hotel. Finish up your tour at the famous Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and an Irish coffee followed by a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
Today group transfers are provided to Dublin airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon.