Trip Overview

Best of Dublin & Galway

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Wish to feel the luck of the Irish? Enjoy the country's must-see highlights and flawless logistics with the fully customizable Ireland itinerary. Get an insight into the cities, historical castles, as well as the gorgeous natural wonders together with professional local guides.

Best of Dublin & Galway

7 days2 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
From
$2,849
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Wish to feel the luck of the Irish? Enjoy the country's must-see highlights and flawless logistics with the fully customizable Ireland itinerary. Get an insight into the cities, historical castles, as well as the gorgeous natural wonders together with professional local guides.

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Day-By-Day

Dublin

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Dublin
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the exit gate and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room. As an option, you may take the famous Luas - a modern local tram.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Dublin City Tour & Irish Dance Night
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting
Show
Show
Dinner
Dinner

After breakfast, this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.

During the sightseeing tour, you see many of Dublin's icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where you explore the famous Book of Kells.

You have a guided group tour of the original Jameson Distillery on Bow St. where it all began in 1780. The former factory founded by John Jameson where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971 now stands as a monument to Irish Whiskey. Here you explore the history and heritage and enjoy a comparative whiskey tasting.

After the tour, you have the afternoon at leisure. In the evening we invite you to enjoy a show of traditional Irish music, dance, and dinner for which Ireland is famous worldwide. The cast of dancers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance will provide you with the flavor of different styles of Irish dance. Transfers for the show are not included, you may take a taxi or walk to the Belvedere.

Breakfast, whiskey tasting, and dinner included.

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Day 3
Day Trip to Newgrange Boyne Valley
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you walk to the meeting point, located within walking distance from your hotel, meet your group and embark on a small group tour to Newgrange Boyne Valley, a true must-visit of any Irish journey.

During the tour, you enter the ancient 5200-year Passage Tomb at Newgrange, and Newgrange visitor center, enjoy a guided tour at Monasterboice, the remains of an early Christian settlement and a guided walking tour at Hill of Slane, a prehistoric monument associated with Saint Patrick. Entrance and guided tour at the archeological complex Hill of Tara, an ancient Celtic ritual site, are also included.

After the tour you drive back to the Dublin city center.

  • Please, note: the tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can go on a small group tour to Giant's Causeway at an extra charge. Contact your travel specialist for the details.

Breakfast is included.

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Brooks Hotel, Dublin
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The stylish Brooks Hotel is set right in the heart of Dublin and offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. All guestrooms are equipped with flat-screen LCD TVs, WiFi, individually controlled air-conditioning, ironing facilities, and private bathrooms with hair dryers.

Welcome to Dublin

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.

train
Dublin
Galway
2 hrs 20 min

Travel by train from Dublin to Galway and enjoy the picturesque landscapes outside your window. The trains are all equipped with power sockets, storage compartments, and other necessary amenities. 

Galway

second destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to Galway & City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning you check out and have a transfer to the train station. Here you board a 2.5-hour train to a harbor city of Galway.

4-star itinerary:

Upon arrival, you meet your guide at the station, walk to your hotel (located within walking distance from station) and leave your luggage.

Then you enjoy a 2-hour walking tour around Galway and its best sights. Your route starts at the Eyre Square, where you learn the Occupy Wall Street movement and other important points of Galway history. Then you explore Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque, and the Quincentennial Fountain. As you make your way through the Old Town of Galway, you also see Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church, and the beautiful Spanish Arch.

After the tour, you either return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.
5-star itinerary:

Upon arrival, you meet your guide-driver at the station and enjoy a tour around Galway and its best sights.

Your route starts from the Eyre Square, where you learn the Occupy Wall Street movement and other important points of Galway history. Then you explore Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque, and the Quincentennial Fountain. As you make your way through the Old Town of Galway, you also see Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church and the beautiful Spanish Arch.

After the tour, you are transferred to the hotel for check-in and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Day Trip to Cliffs of Moher & Cruise
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast, you embark on a wonderful day-trip to one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Together with your private guide-driver, you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Upon arrival, you get to enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center and see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region.

As a highlight, you enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise from Doolin Pier along the cliffs on a ferry.

After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region followed by a scenic drive back to the city of Galway.

  • Please note: Cliffs of Moher cruise is available from mid-March to end of October.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Day Trip to Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
Day tour
Day tour

Today after breakfast you explore the unspoiled beauty of Connemara distinct region with a private guide-driver.

During the tour, you learn more about the origin of the Irish language and the reason why it is still the native language of the region. You see the rivers and lakes that flow from the Twelve Pins Mountain Range and find out why this unique corner of Ireland was a filming location for the famous Marley & Me and the Field.

You also visit the 19th century magnificent Kylemore Abbey, situated on a lake in the middle of the mountains, and Aughnanure Castle, dating back to the 16th century, before you return to Galway.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure from Shannon
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to Shannon Airport* for your departure flight.

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

  • Alternatively, you can choose to have a return by train to Dublin arranged for your departure at an extra change. Contact your travel specialist for the details.

Breakfast is included.

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Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway
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Providing beautiful views of Galway Bay, the Galmont Hotel & Spa is set right in the heart of the city. It boasts an on-site award-winning spa center and top-notch service. Apart from the spa, the property features impressive facilities such as the Marinas Grill or the Coopers Bar and Lounge.

Welcome to Galway

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star or 5-star hotels in Dublin and Galway;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Dublin & Galway;
  • Small group tour to Newgrange from Dublin;
  • Guided day trips with private transportation to the Cliffs of Moher and Connemara & Kylemore Abbey from Galway;
  • Entrance tickets to the Book of Kells Exhibition, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Aughnanure Castle, Kylemore Abbey;
  • Group tour of Jameson Distillery with tasting;
  • Belvedere Irish Night with dinner;
  • Cliffs of Moher cruise;
  • Regular class train tickets: Dublin - Galway;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Dublin and Galway;
  • A visit to the Jameson Distillery with whiskey tasting;
  • A show of traditional Irish music, dance, and dinner;
  • Exploring the Newgrange Boyne Valley;
  • One hour Cliffs of Moher cruise;
  • Trip to the Connemara & Kylemore Abbey.

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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