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Essence of Ireland

7 days3 cities
Ireland1 country
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Small group tour to Ireland

Delve into the incomparable Irish spirit, explore the cobblestone streets of charming towns, and take in the striking beauty of local landscapes to the fullest during your memorable 7-day adventure. This program comes with only remarkable hotels, fast connections, and fascinating sightseeing tours, featuring the main highlights of the region.

7 days3 cities
Ireland1 country
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$1,919
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Dublin, Ireland Gallery
2
days
Ireland

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.

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1
day
Arrival & Guided Evening Bar Crawl

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.

2
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Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience

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.

The Grafton Hotel
4
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
2
days
Ireland

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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3
day
Cork and Cobh Sightseeing

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.

4
day
Ring of Kerry Group Tour

Continue your Ireland exploration by going to one of the most picturesque routes on the planet, the breathtaking Ring of Kerry. During this eventful day-trip, you will delve into the pure wilderness of the peninsula with its monumental cliffs and sandy beaches, tiny villages, and jaw-dropping mountain ranges. 

You will start your journey in the alluring town of Killarney, cozily situated in the valley beneath the highest mountains in Ireland. The tour will then proceed to scenic Killorglin and provide mind-blowing views along the Dingle Bay. You will then head to the wonderful village of Waterville, overlooking the Ballinskellings Bay, before making your way to the colorful village of Sneem. The fun does not end there!

Afterward, pay a visit to one of the most picturesque national parks in the world, and the oldest one in entire Ireland, the Killarney National Park. There you will have a unique chance to appreciate the beauty of the stunning lakes of Killarney and the Black Valley, as well as the mighty Torc Waterfall. Make sure to have your camera fully charged!

  • Note: in the morning, you meet the guide at the Bridge Street Tourist Office at 08:20 and return to Cork at 19:00. From November to February, the tour is not available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Breakfast is included.

The Imperial Hotel
4
Originally designed in 1813, the 4-star Imperial Hotel in Cork offers comfortable rooms.
car
Cork
Galway
2 hrs 30 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Ireland passing by the outside of the car window while one of our trusted drivers takes you to the marvelous city of Galway.

Galway City Gallery
3
days
Ireland

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.

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5
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Arrival in Galway

Embark on a journey taking you from Cork to the fantastic city of Galway and enjoy scenic landscapes along the way!

Accompanied by a fantastic guide-driver, you will make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. After reveling in the staggering beauty of the site, you will enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this unique natural wonder. You will then continue your journey towards Galway through the picture-perfect Burren Region.

Upon arrival, you will have the rest of the evening free to explore the city on your own and enjoy some of the great music and food in the local bars and restaurants.

Breakfast is included.

6
day
Galway 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's distinct region. Contact your destination specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

7
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Departure from Galway

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.

The Hardiman Hotel
4

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, 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: 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 with entrance to the Book of Kells
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Exploration of the lovely seaport town of Cobh
  • Discovering one of the most scenic drives in the world, Ring of Kerry
  • Day-trip to the impressive Irish coastline, Cliffs of Moher
  • A visit to the picturesque Killarney National Park

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
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  • 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
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

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