Trip Overview

Ireland in a Nutshell

Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Treat yourself to an unforgettable journey to Ireland's mesmerizing cities and inspiring landscapes as you loop it's most sought-after attractions in 8 days. Take in the dazzling Irish scenery, visit historic castles, enjoy a show of traditional Irish music and dance, explore unique cities and the Wild Atlantic Way, visit the Guinness Storehouse and take a ride on the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway.

Ireland in a Nutshell

8 days5 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
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$2,899
Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews

Treat yourself to an unforgettable journey to Ireland's mesmerizing cities and inspiring landscapes as you loop it's most sought-after attractions in 8 days. Take in the dazzling Irish scenery, visit historic castles, enjoy a show of traditional Irish music and dance, explore unique cities and the Wild Atlantic Way, visit the Guinness Storehouse and take a ride on the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway.

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Day-By-Day
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 & 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.
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Dublin
Cork
8 hrs

Get ready to appreciate the allure of the most breathtaking Irish sceneries on your way to the spectacular city of Cork. The whole ride takes about 3 hours but there are several stops planned on the route.

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
Irish Countryside Tour & Arrival to Cork
Day tour
Day tour

Get ready to marvel at some stunning landscapes and sights! On your way to Cork, you will stop at several attention-worthy sites, such as the Rock of Cashel - a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale. It was actually the Seat of the High Kings of Munster and the location where St Patrick converted King Aengus Christianity.

Continue later to visit the stunning Blarney Castle, where you will have the chance to familiarize yourself with  tales and legends of the past, as well as kiss the renowned Stone of Eloquence.

  • 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.

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.
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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.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney
Day tour
Day tour

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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Randles Hotel, Killarney
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The impressive Randles Hotel is a getaway to the unique Killarney National Park, one of the most remarkable places in Ireland, as the property is located right beside it. It provides light and ample guestrooms, fitted with various modern amenities, great service, and a wide choice of on-site facilities to make your holiday unforgettable.

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Killarney
Limerick
8 hrs

Let our experienced driver take care of your fast and safe journey, while you sit back and enjoy the postcard-like views through your window. The drive from Killarney to Limerick takes about 2 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Limerick, Ireland

Limerick

fourth destination

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.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
The Dingle Peninsula & Arrival to Limerick
Day tour
Day tour

Get set to marvel at some jaw-droppingly scenic settings, as the day is dedicated to the Dingle Peninsula and the staggering beauty of the Atlantic coast. You will travel along rugged landscapes of the southwest frozen in awe as part of the route includes the 30-mile-long Slea Head Drive, once cited as "the most beautiful place on earth" by the National Geographic. Sounds like one unforgettable road trip, doesn't it?

In addition to the idyllic views, the peninsula also houses archaeological sites, sandy beaches, and quaint towns, such as Dingle - the starting point of the route. It is also part of one of Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions where Irish is the first language!

Breakfast is included.

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Limerick Strand Hotel
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Looking for a hotel, settled close to the Thomond Park, the Limerick Milk Market, and the King John's Castle, as well as boasting great service and comfortable guestrooms? In this case, the Limerick Strand Hotel is a great accommodation option to consider for your Irish holiday.

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Limerick
Galway
8 hrs

On your way from Limerick to Galway, enjoy your comfortable and worry-free car journey through the beautiful sceneries of Ireland. The drive takes about 2 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Galway City Gallery

Galway

fifth 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
Day tour
Day tour

Your first stop today is the famous Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park, showcasing charming houses along an authentic village street. Strolling around the site will surely make you go back in time!

Afterward, 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. During the tour, you will also visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre after soaking up the astonishing views.

Continue your journey later to explore the Burren Region and embark on 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 and enjoy a wide range of cultural activities, fun pursuits, and mouth-watering cuisine.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Free Day in Galway & Optional Tours
Free day
Free day

Today have the chance to immerse yourself in all that Galway has to offer and explore it on your own, following to wherever your heart leads. Whether it's a local restaurant, seeking active outdoor pursuits, or unwinding with a pint of Guinness, it's sure to be a fun-filled day.

Alternatively, you can leave the joys and worries of trip planning to us and take upon one of our carefully arranged optional tours or day trips:

  • Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Tour from Galway
  • Scenic Cruise of Corrib River & Lake
  • Galway Walking City Tour
  • Connemara and Aran Island Food Tour
  • Galway Food Tour​

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure from Shannon
Bus transfer
Bus transfer

Wave Ireland goodbye before boarding your plane at Shannon Airport and unwind with the views of idyllic sceneries in your mind.

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. 

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway and a heritage country house hotel in Killarney;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfer on arrival and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide-drivers;
  • Guinness Storehouse group tour;
  • Entrance tickets to: Trinity College Library, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre; 
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: 1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. 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
  • The most scenic train ride in the world - the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway
  • A visit to The Rock of Cashel
  • A visit to the Guinness Storehouse
  • A tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • A visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk 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
  • 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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