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Best of Ireland in Small Group

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Small group tour to Ireland

Join a petite group of travelers in a saturated discovery of the most breathtaking places in Ireland. This small group tour includes fascinating day trips to Irish highlights as well as memorable guided tours and includes stays at central hotels and private airport transfers.

Best of Ireland in Small Group

7 days4 cities
Ireland1 country
Small group tour to Ireland
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$2,698
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Join a petite group of travelers in a saturated discovery of the most breathtaking places in Ireland. This small group tour includes fascinating day trips to Irish highlights as well as memorable guided tours and includes stays at central hotels and private airport transfers.

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Limerick

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Shannon & Transfer to Limerick
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the exit gate of the Shannon Airport and transfers you to Limerick where you check-in your centrally located hotel.

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.

Please, note: you may have a pre-extension to Galway. Contact your travel specialist for details.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Visit to Bunratty Castle & Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast, you meet with your guide/driver to start your outstanding full-day tour of Ireland's west coast. Your first stop is the famous Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park where you enjoy its sights as you stroll from house to house of the charming village street.

Afterwards, you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher, a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Today you get to enjoy the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and, as a highlight of your day, a one-hour Cliffs of Moher Cruise.

After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region, and then return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
The Dingle Peninsula & Transfer to Killarney
Day tour
Day tour

Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and are met by your guide/driver. This day is dedicated to a memorable day tour to the Dingle Peninsula - a journey that takes in the wild and rugged beauty of the Slea Head Drive - once cited as "the most beautiful place on earth" by the National Geographic.

The peninsula is littered with archaeological remains and secluded sandy beaches. Dingle Town is one of Ireland's quickly disappearing Gaeltacht regions where Irish is the first language.

Afterward, you arrive in the popular town of Killarney. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free and you can take the hotel shuttle to town to enjoy Ireland's most famous tourist town and all of its great pubs and restaurants.

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.

Welcome to Limerick

Located in the Munster province in southern Ireland, the city of Limerick features marvelous architecture, as well as an abundant cultural scene with numerous museums, restaurants and green spaces for your leisurely activities.

car
Limerick
Killarney
1 hr 20 min

Have a great time traveling with one of our experienced drivers along some of the most picturesque landscapes in Ireland. Sit back, relax, and enjoy numerous beautiful dales and scenic hollows, passing by outside the window.

Killarney

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a heritage country house hotel
Day 4
Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way & Transfer to Cork
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you check out from the Killarney hotel and travel with your guide/driver along the wild and rugged south and west coast, which are part of Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way route. Today is all about the very best Irish scenery and truly breathtaking panoramas that present a new vista with every mile. During the day you enjoy a number of magnificent photo stops.

You first make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry (its "short route" ) along the Killarney National Park. Then you have time in the picturesque village of Kenmare. Then travel along the coastline to Skibbereen and around Bantry Bay, one of the world's largest natural harbors, and continue with a stop to view the beautiful scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale.

Your final destination for today is the university city of Cork. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free for you to enjoy pubs and restaurants in the city center.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

Welcome to Killarney

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.

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Killarney
Cork
1 hr 10 min

Taking a car is one of the best ways to marvel at the beautiful views of enchanting Ireland. Enjoy your worry-free ride and the jaw-dropping landscapes, passing by outside the car window.

 

Cork

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Exploring Ireland's Countryside
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the Cork hotel for your day trip along the fabulous Irish countryside on the way to Dublin. Your trip begins with a stop at the stunning Blarney Castle where you have the chance to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence.

Next on your list is The Rock of Cashel, the site that was the Seat of the High Kings of Munster and where St Patrick converted King Aengus to Christianity. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.

*Please, note: you may add a journey on gorgeous Dublin – Rosslare railway line that passes Killiney Bay, the Avoca viaduct and the waterfront in Wexford town to your route today.

Afterward, your driver takes you to Dublin. Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally-located Dublin hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

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.

Welcome to Cork

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

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Cork
Dublin
2 hrs 30 min

A comfortable car ride with one of our experienced drivers is among the best ways to enjoy the views of magnificent Ireland. On your way to the scenic Irish capital, you'll pass dozens of picturesque villages and numerous beautiful dales.

Dublin

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hote
Day 6
Dublin City Tour & Irish Dance Night
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting
Show
Show
Dinner
Dinner

After a full Irish 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 see the famous Book of Kells.

You then 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 are not included, you may take a taxi or walk to the Belvedere.

  • Optional activities: Whiskey Blending Class; Guinness Storehouse & Connoisseur Experience; Newgrange & Boyne Valley Tour

Breakfast, dinner and a tasting are included.

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Day 7
Departure
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 the airport for your departure flight. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Please, note: you may have a post-tour private extension to Northern Ireland or even join a small group tour of Scotland. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

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.

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in top-pick downtown hotels in Limerick, Cork and Dublin, and a heritage country house hotel in Killarney;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Irish Dance Night show with 3-course dinner, Jameson Distillery tour, Cliffs of Moher Cruise;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to: Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, and Trinity College Library;
  • All taxes and fees;
  • 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

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers
  • Professional local guides
  • A visit to Bunratty Castle & 1-hour Cliffs of Moher cruise
  • A tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • A visit to The Rock of Cashel
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Dublin
  • Traditional Irish music & dance show and dinner
  • A visit to the Jameson Distillery

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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