At Experience Ireland Travel we tailor your itinerary based on your preferences: Are you interested in seeing the more popular attractions such as the Skellig Rock, the latest stage of the Star Wars movie, the beautiful and rugged Cliffs of Moher or the bustling city of Dublin steeped in history?
Sample Itinerary – Sightseeing & Luxurious 5 Star Hotels
After landing in Dublin Airport & clearing customs meet with your Experience Ireland Travel Drive/Guide who will be your personal chauffeur and guide for the duration of your trip.
Make the short journey to the Merrion Hotel & check-in and afterwards take the afternoon at leisure to relax and catch up on your jetlag. Possibly enjoy the flight reviver treatment in the Tethra Spa.
Overnight at the Merrion Hotel.
The Merrion Hotel is a beautiful restoration of four Georgian townhouses, and is a marriage of exquisite comfort, relaxed elegance and advanced guest facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an 18m pool, spa and gym. The Merrion is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar and Restaurant, and the intimate No. 23 Cocktail Bar.
Meet with your Experience Ireland Travel driver/guide in the Drawing Rooms of the Merrion Hotel for your discussion about the upcoming week and any preference that you may have.
After your brief discussion you then head off for your personalised Dublin City Tour and enjoy the comfort of your own luxury vehicle. Explore Trinity College, one of Irelands oldest college, and the book of Kells which are a must for anyone visiting Ireland. You can then make you way with your driver/guide to Christchurch Cathedral; Dublin’s Oldest Building & is also home to the famous 12th Century crypt.
Your driver shall offer many suggestions for lunch options.
Then once you have worked up a thirst you can stop off at the Guinness Storehouse or Teelings Whiskey Distillery.
Overnight in the Merrion Hotel Dublin.
Meet with your Experience Ireland Travel driver/guide and head towards the beautiful rugged West of Ireland and to the Wild Atlantic Way.
First visit will be to Galway City Galway City. Known the world over for its friendly people, charming streets and brightly painted pubs heave with Irish Music. Remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran Sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings and storytellers.
After exploring the city and having some time for lunch and browsing you will make your way up to Ashford Castle.
Overnight in Ashford Castle.
The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228 with 83 spectacular rooms, suites and a Lakeside Cottage, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, guests will enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale.
Spend the day, walking with Hawks, Archery, Fishing, Kayaking, canoeing, Clay Pigeon Shooting or visit the main attractions that were the key filming places for the world famous movie The Quiet Man.
Take the boat across the beautiful Lough Corrib for a picnic or just relax in the The Connaught Room for Afternoon Tea.
Overnight in Ashford Castle.
Meet with your Experience Ireland Travel driver/guide and depart the beautiful Ashford Castle.
Today will be spent exploring the magnificent Connemara Coast where the sandy beaches meet the extreme rugged mountains and listen to one of the few places where the native Gaelic is spoken.
Visit the beautiful Kylemore Abbey which is a working monastery and is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. Nuns have resided here since 1920.
Next stop will be Leenane and Killarney Harbour. Nestled beneath the Maumturk, Sheefry and Twelve Bens mountain ranges and perched at the edge of Ireland’s only fjord, Leenane boasts some of the finest scenery in the country,
After some free time for lunch your last stop before Killarney will be the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. The Burren is Park Land that includes many different habitats spread over 1500 hectares. The Cliffs of Moher are just south of the Burren and are breath-taking and are one of the most visited natural attractions in Ireland.
After your busy day touring sit back relax and make your way to Killarney.
Overnight in the Killarney Park Hotel.
Perfectly located in the heart of Killarney town centre, the Killarney Park Hotel is set in mature grounds and framed by the legendary surroundings of Killarney National Park; this is a family owned Five Star Hotel really like no other.
Meet with your Experience Ireland Travel driver/guide and get ready for a day exploring the Ring of Kerry.
Enjoy the 180km circular route of the mystical and unspoilt landscape. It dates back to 10,000 years with dramatic history. It’s a road that takes you from deep forest to the crashing waters of the Atlantic. Stop off at the Kerry Bog village which gives you a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century, they you could move onto the sleepy fishing village of Portmagee and catch the boat to the Skellig Islands where is the backdrop for the latest Star Wars Movie: The Force Awakens.
Again your driver will discuss with you the best place to stop for lunch depending on what your taste buds are calling for today!
Head onto the coastal drive to Kenmare where you can wander around the shops selling authentic Irish symbols & gifts.
Then it is back to the Killarney Park Hotel to relax.
Overnight in the Killarney Park Hotel.
Meet with your Experience Ireland Travel driver/guide for a fun filled day to Dingle.
Today is day to experience the beauty of Dingle & Slea Head. Firstly you stop off at Inch Beach; this was the filming place of Ryan’s Daughter. Then onto Annuscaul village which is home to the famous Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.
Onwards then to the beautiful fishing town of Dingle where you can get lost in the traditional pubs and shops or even take a boat trip out to see Irelands friendliest Dolphin, Fungi!
After exploring Dingle you will make you way around Slea Head which has been described as “the most beautiful place on earth” by National Geographic.
After your day you will head back to Killarney in the evening for your last night and farewell dinner in Killarney.
Overnight in the Killarney Park Hotel
Meet with you Experience Ireland driver/guide for the last day and transfer to Shannon Airport.
Bid farewell to your driver and board your plane with new friendships, Irish memories, and dreams of the emerald Isle.
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