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The Best of Atlantic Way and Dublin

Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Explore the wonders of breathtaking Ireland and reveal the secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way with a fully-customizable tour by Firebird. The program covers all "must-sees" of the region, including the ancient Book of Kells, breathtaking Killarney National Park, and, of course, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher! As always, we guarantee an individual approach to every client.

The Best of Atlantic Way and Dublin

8 days4 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
From
$2,989
Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews

Explore the wonders of breathtaking Ireland and reveal the secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way with a fully-customizable tour by Firebird. The program covers all "must-sees" of the region, including the ancient Book of Kells, breathtaking Killarney National Park, and, of course, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher! As always, we guarantee an individual approach to every client.

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Dublin, Ireland Gallery

Dublin

first destination

The capital of Ireland, glorious Dublin, is situated on the shores of the picturesque bay on the east coast of the country. Leprechauns, exceptional beer and St. Patric's Day are just the first associations with this amazing city. In reality, Dublin keeps a lot more secrets to share with those, wishing to get to know the true Irish soul.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival & Guided Evening Bar Crawl
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin! Upon arrival, a private driver takes you to your home-away-from-home, a centrally located hotel, where you check in and have the rest of the day free. 

After settling in the hotel, you will join your guide for a bar crawl, one of the best ways to experience the lively cultural scene in Dublin. Together you will explore the bustling streets of the city, as well as visit some authentic bars where you will have the chance to interact with the ever-friendly Irish people.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience
City tour
City tour

Fuel up on Irish breakfast this morning as there will be plenty to do and see around the capital city today, starting with famous attractions and colorful doors and ending with the history of Guinness.

Your highly-trained local guide will take you for a walk in the footsteps of Irish lords as you will explore century-old Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, and pass the famous Ha’penny Bridge. The renowned Trinity College Library is also on your Dublin itinerary, thus make sure to look for the famous Book of Kells!

You will then pay a visit to the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse will begin at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and then make its way to the 7th floor as you will learn more about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.

  • Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.

Breakfast is included.

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The Grafton Hotel
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The newly renovated hotel boasts 127 brand new rooms with an exceptional interior.
train
Dublin
Cork
3 hrs

One of the best ways to get from Ireland's capital to the scenic city of Cork is by taking a train. During the ride, you will travel across numerous picturesque towns, so make sure to sit by the window to take in the beauty of Ireland to the fullest.

Cork, Ireland Gallery

Cork

second destination

Cork is the ever-bustling city full of cultural heritage, cheerful people and authentic architecture, making it a must-see while in Ireland.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Cork and Cobh Sightseeing
Day tour
Day tour

Start your day with a scenic train ride to the charming town of Cork!

  • Note: Alternatively, you may extend your stay in Dublin and have a day-trip to Kells and Bru na Boinne to explore the rich history of County Meath.

Upon arrival in the city, you will be taken to your centrally-located hotel for check-in and then meet your private guide to set off to Cobh nestled on the south coast of the County Cork. Following the 25-minute train ride, you will arrive in the lovely seaport town, and start exploring its old town that was known as Queenstown from 1849 until 1920. The day's route covers the main highlights in the city center, including the magnificent St Colman's Cathedral, which is known for being one of the tallest buildings in entire Ireland!

After Cobh sightseeing, you will return to Cork and enjoy a half-day tour around the 800-year-old enchanting town. During the tour, you will enjoy an exceptional opportunity to experience the authentic atmosphere of Cork; allow yourself to get enchanted by the scents and sounds of an English Market, taste local specialties, stroll the streets of the 18th-century Huguenot Quarter, and marvel at the Burges's impressive French Neo-Gothic cathedral. Your local guide will introduce to you the unique history of the region as well as its incomparable traditions. 

Breakfast is included.

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The Imperial Hotel
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Originally designed in 1813, the 4-star Imperial Hotel in Cork offers comfortable rooms.
car
Cork
Killarney
8 hrs

Relax and enjoy the beautiful route while our professional driver takes you through some of the most beautiful sceneries and towns in the area. The drive from Cork to Killarney takes about 1.5 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Killarney, Ireland Gallery

Killarney

third destination

Located by the postcard-like Killarney lakes, the lovely Irish town of Killarney is part of the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, making it a popular destination among tourists in the area.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Fill your heart with joy while marveling at the staggering rugged south and west coast, part of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way!

Take in the Irish scenery and breathtaking panoramas during numerous magnificent photo-stops, the first one being the Old Head of Kinsale. Make your way later to Skibbereen and absorb the  mesmerizing landscapes on every mile until you reach the Bantry Bay, one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

Your journey will continue to the picturesque village of Kenmare, where you will have time for lunch before embarking on the most spectacular part of the Ring of Kerry, the part of the route along the Killarney National Park.

Your final destination is the charming town of Killarney, where you will have an evening free to unwind or enjoy Ireland’s most famous tourist town and all of its great pubs and restaurants.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Killarney City Tour
City tour
City tour
Nature views
Nature views

Join your local professional guide and embark on a 2-hour private walking tour of Killarney to get acquainted with the main sights and stories of the town. 

Firstly, you will explore Killarney's spectacular lakes and admire the breathtaking sceneries around it. It is the perfect place to observe the local fauna as well, thus make sure to keep your eyes open for a Sika deer, red fox, mountain hare, or other representatives of Irish wildlife. 

To enhance the traveling experience, even more, you will also stop by several amazing off-the-beaten-path places, unknown to most travelers. Some include the location Queen Victoria visited back in 1861 and the location that the president Charles de Gaulle of France paid a visit to in 1969.

After the tour, you will have the rest of the evening free to explore the wonderful town on your own and check out its bustling streets and lively culture.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

car
Killarney
Galway
8 hrs

Explore the wonders of the breathtaking Irish countryside, driving with an experienced driver along one of the most breathtaking shorelines in the world! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular views passing by the car window. It takes approximately 3 hours to cover the Killarney - Galway distance by car, but the journey will take longer due to several sightseeing stops along the way.

Galway City Gallery

Galway

fourth destination

Galway is the perfect fusion of culture, nature, and architecture to be explored on your next getaway. Located in western Ireland, the harbor city provides with monumental sites to visit, such as the imposing St Nicholas's Church.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Cliffs of Moher & Arrival to Galway
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Get ready to embark on a wonderful day-trip to marvel at some jaw-droppingly scenic coastlines of Ireland!

Together with your private guide-driver, you will head towards one of the most praise-worthy coastlines in the country, the iconic Cliffs of Moher. The staggering natural wonder stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way and provides a scenery you won't forget. After soaking up the astonishing views, you will also visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to the cliffs and the region.

You will then continue the journey through the Burren Region and enjoy another route of predictably unpredictable beauty, this time taking you to the city of Galway. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own or unwind after such a remarkable day.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Galway City Tour
City tour
City tour

Meet your guide, and enjoy an exciting walking tour around Galway, covering its most iconic sights and hidden gems. 

You will start the journey on Eyre Square, where you will learn about the Occupy Wall Street movement and other important components of Galway history. You will also get to explore the amazing Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque, and the Quincentennial Fountain.

While making your way through the Old Town of Galway, you will have the chance to see the world-famous Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church, and the beautiful Spanish Arch. 

The rest of the day is dedicated to continuing the sightseeing on your own, getting acquainted with the bustling cultural scene, or unwinding at the hotel. Maybe catching a live performance of traditional music or grabbing a pint of local beer is something you would enjoy?

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Galway and explore the unspoiled beauty of Connemara distinct region. Contact your destination specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure from Galway
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you will say farewell to the Irish sceneries and take a 2.5-hour bus drive directly to Dublin airport for your departure flight.

  • Note: alternatively, you can have a private transfer to Shannon or Dublin airport. Contact your specialist for details.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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The Hardiman Hotel
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Set in the best-known Eyre Square since 1852, the luxurious Hardiman Hotel boasts charming Victorian-era style rooms. 

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in top-pick centrally located 4-star hotels in Dublin, Cork, Killarney, and Galway;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide-drivers;
  • Regular class train ticket from Dublin to Cork;
  • Entrance tickets to: Trinity College Library & Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre; 
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.​

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A guided sightseeing tour of Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse Experience
  • Entrance to the Trinity College Library
  • Visit to the Killarney national Park
  • Cliffs of Moher Tour
  • Walking tour around Galway

What To Know

  • The currency used by default in Ireland is Euro. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Ireland are up to your discretion. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated
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