Exclusive travel for clients who prefer to travel with a smaller group. Start and end in Dublin and stay for two nights in most locations, including Galway, Killarney and Cork. See ancient cities and towns on fun, gentle walking tours and end with a night at Dunboyne Castle Hotel, a few miles outside Dublin.

  • Merry Ploughboy Dinner & Show
  • Lough Corrib Cruise with Irish Coffee
  • Cliff of Moher
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Kinsale Walking Tour
  • Stay in the Undiscovered Gem of Rosscarbery

Sightseeing by luxury coach

Professional tour director

9 nights in hotels listed

Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1

8 dinners (D) including
– Merry Ploughboy Pub traditional Irish dinner/show
– Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
– 6 table d’hote dinners

1 Lunch (L)

Welcome get-together drink

Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College, Galway, Ennis and Kinsale

Tour of Dublin with your tour director

Corrib Princess Cruise with an Irish coffee

Rathbaun Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones

Ferry ride across the River Shannon

Irish coffee at Murphy’s Bar, Castlemaine

Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney

Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Ennis Friary, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Blasket Centre, Drombeg Stone Circle, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills

Audio headsets and group photo

Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap

All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies


Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells

Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Set off for a guided tour of Dublin to see the most prominent buildings and memorials. View rows of elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly painted doors. Enjoy a guided walking tour through Trinity College’s campus to view the Book of Kells. In the evening join your group for a welcome drink before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively show.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway

Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. Highlights include elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, church ruins and two round towers. Head to Galway for a walking tour with a local guide to explore the narrow medieval streets. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated.
(B, D) 

Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara

Embark on the Corrib Princess for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee. Then drive through Connemara to admire granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs. At Kylemore Abbey tour elegant rooms and the charming church set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch and enjoy more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city on your own.
(B, L)

Cliffs of Moher & Ennis

Immerse yourself in traditional farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep. Sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher which stretch along the coast for five miles and reach heights of almost 700 feet (200m). Enjoy a walking tour of the charming town of Ennis. Dating back to the 11th century, Ennis is full of character with its narrow streetscapes, quaint shops and shop fronts.
(B, D) 

Flying Boat & Maritime Museum & Killarney

Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry ride and drive along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930s and early 1940s, when Pan Am Clippers used to land on the water. Stop in Listowel for a look around and lunch on your own before heading to the picturesque town of Killarney. Dine in Killeen House Restaurant, renowned for a warm welcome and excellent food.
(B, D)

Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Center

Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula to experience wonderful views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Center in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Stop in Dingle to browse around and choose a restaurant for lunch on your own. In Castlemaine stop at the charming, old-fashioned Murphy’s Pub to savor an Irish coffee before returning to your hotel in Killarney.
(B, D)

Killarney's Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the peaceful Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Stop at the mighty Ross Castle to admire the unspoiled scenery. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around on your own. Then head across the Beara Peninsula and through Glengarriff, renowned for its palm trees and mild weather. Relax as you continue along the lovely County Cork coast and through the towns of Bantry and Skibbereen before arriving in Rosscarbery.
(B, D)

Charles fort & Historic Kinsale

Travel along the coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240 by two prominent families, MacCarthys and de Barrys. View the picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Then head to Kinsale, renowned for medieval sea trade, fishing and yachting. Join a local guide to visit the huge Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through the town to see many old buildings and learn about the long history of trade and shipping with mainland Europe.
(B, D)

Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle

Journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the colorful gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head north, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop containing church ruins. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel, located on the outskirts of Dublin. This property blends the elegant old mansion with state-of-the-art designed guest rooms. Enjoy a farewell dinner – a fitting end to your vacation.
(B, D)

Tour ends at Dunboyne Castle

Your tour ends after breakfast. The hotel is about 15 miles from either Dublin Airport or Dublin city center.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Single room supplement : €531

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