Visti Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Explore one of Ireland’s famous scenic regions, Connemara, a district in western Ireland, facing the Atlantic. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the the Gardens at Muckross House, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland. We hope you’ll join us on this breathtaking journey through Ireland! September is one of the best months to visit the Emerald Isle. Join us as we explore this beautiful, wild country!
Saturday, September 12
Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival at Shannon Airport, go through customs, collect your luggage and proceed to the arrivals hall. Meet with your Driver/Guide and transfer to Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18thcentury Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Galway.
Sunday, September 13
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your Driver/Guide at the hotel lobby and depart from hotel. Explore one of Ireland’s famous scenic regions, Connemara, a district in western Ireland, facing the Atlantic. Its coastline has tiny coves, bays and fishing villages like Roundstone. Connemara National Park is a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, heathland and lakes. Visit Kylemore Abbey. The story of Kylemore – both Castle and Abbey – is a truly remarkable one. Settling at Kylemore, the Benedictine Community opened a world renowned boarding school for girls and began restoring the Abbey, Gothic Church and Victorian Walled Garden to their former glory. Afterwards, return to your hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight in Galway.
Monday September 14
After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your Driver/Guide at the hotel lobby and depart for Killarney, a town on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. En route, make a stop to visit the Cliffs of Moher and see the dramatic, near-vertical Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. From the cliffs on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. Continue on to Killarney and check-in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight in Killarney.
Tuesday, September 15
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will enjoy the breathtaking landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and sea while you travel the beautiful road that winds around the famous Ring of Kerry, undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all Ireland. Make stops along the way for breathtaking photo opportunities. This afternoon, come on board a horse and carriage and take a unique tour and visit some of Killarney’s many beautiful spots. The tour enters the Killarney National Park near St. Mary’s Cathedral. Afterwards, visit the Muckross House and Gardens, a 19th century Victorian mansion set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. One of Ireland’s stately home featuring elegantly furnished rooms portraying the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. The Gardens at Muckross House are renowned worldwide for their beauty. Rest of your afternoon is spent at leisure. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight in Killarney.
Wednesday, September 16
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your Driver/Guide at the hotel lobby and shortly afterwards, depart Killarney and travel towards Cork for a visit to Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Visit Ireland’s largest Irish gift store, Woolen Mills, and shop for traditional souvenirs. Continue and arrive in Cork, check-in and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Cork.
Thursday, September 17
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Cork and travel to Dublin. En route, make a stop to visit Kilkenny Castle, to see the one of the most instantly recognized buildings in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle. An Anglo-Norman stone castle built in the thirteenth century, later became the residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years before they presented it to the people of Kilkenny for a token payment. Continue your journey and arrive in Dublin. Check-in to your hotel and bid farewell to your Driver/Guide (end of chauffeur service). Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight in Dubiln.
Friday, Setember 18
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you have the opportunity to make your own itinerary and explore Dublin on your own. Make the most of your visit in Dublin with many great places to see with your 1 Day Dublin Pass. Visit major attractions including Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Teeling Distillery, Dublin Zoo, Dublin Castle, GPO Witness History Exhibition, Glasnevin Museum, Dublina with your 24 Hour Hop On/Off bus pass. The entertaining Dublin tour guides, who are all accredited by Failte Ireland, will show you the city as only a native can. Your Hop On/Off 24 hour ticket allows you to hop on and off as often as you wish. The tour operates daily from 9:00am and can be joined at any of 24 stops, each conveniently located near one of the most popular Dublin attractions. From magnificent landmarks to distillery tours, there is something for everyone with the Dublin sightseeing pass! Tonight, enjoy folklore and storytelling at O’Sheas Pub and stay overnight in Dublin.
Saturday, September 19
After breakfast, bid farewell to Ireland! Meet with your Driver at the hotel lobby for your transfer to Dublin Airport for returning flights to the US. Have a safe journey home!
Tour pricing is $2,758.00, per person, based on double occupancy. (The single room supplement is $950.00 and is subject to availability.) Non-refundable deposit is $300 per person and final payment date, May 20, 2020.
Included in the Tour:
** Northern Ireland add-on available for pre or post tour **
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, for land only. Subject to availability. Certain restrictions apply. Prices are quoted in US dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.
** We highly recommend travel insurance, in order to cover the unexpected. **