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 Jameson whiskey distillery and take a ride on the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway.

Ireland in a Nutshell

8 days5 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
From
$3,199
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 Jameson whiskey distillery 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 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 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 activity: Whiskey Blending Class
  • Optional activity: Guinness Storehouse & Connoisseur Experience
  • Optional activity: Newgrange & Boyne Valley Tour

Breakfast, dinner and a tasting are included.

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Brooks Hotel, Dublin
4

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.

car
Dublin
Cork
2 hrs 30 min

Let our professional driver take care of your journey through some of the most picturesque sceneries in the area while traveling from Dublin to Cork.

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
Exploring Ireland's Countryside
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you meet your driver-guide to explore Ireland's countryside on the way to Cork. The first stop during your trip 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. Your trip continues with a stop at the stunning Blarney Castle where you have the chance to kiss the famous 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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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.

car
Cork
Killarney
1 hr 10 min

Relax and enjoy the beautiful route while our professional driver takes you through some of the most beautiful sceneries and towns in the area. 

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

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and travel with your guide/driver along the wild and rugged south and west coast, which is 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 a stop to view the beautiful scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale. You then travel along the coastline to Skibbereen and around Bantry Bay - one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

There is time for lunch in the picturesque village of Kenmare and then you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry (its "short route" ) along the Killarney National Park.

Your final destination today is 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.

  • Optional accommodation upgrade: An accommodation upgrade to Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney is available upon request.

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
Limerick
1 hr 20 min

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. 

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
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.

In the evening you arrive in Limerick and check-in to your centrally-located hotel.

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.

train
Limerick
Galway
2 h

On your way to Galway from Limerick, enjoy your fast and comfortable train journey through the beautiful sceneries of Ireland.

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

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet with your guide/driver. 

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 followed by a scenic drive to the city of Galway.

Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.

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

Breakfast is included.

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

Today you are free for you to enjoy and explore Galway on your own.

Alternatively, you can take one of our carefully planned 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
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. 

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 in top-pick centrally located 4 or 5-star hotels in Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Galway;
  • 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;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide/driver;
  • 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: 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
  • A show of traditional Irish music, dance, and dinner
  • 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 Jameson Distillery
  • A tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • One hour Cliffs of Moher cruise
  • 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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