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five star family adventure tour of ireland

five star family adventure tour of ireland

Tour Details
Valid From01-01-2015
Valid To31-12-2016
Days Touring7
Reference:ICTS001781
Tour Inclusions
  • Private Guided Transport
  • Transfers & Orientations
  • Driver Guide Expenses
  • Bed & Breakfast at Hotels
  • Activities & Events Listed
  • 24 Hour Concierge Service
Not Included
  • International Flights
  • Meals excluding breakfast
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuity / Tipping
  • Card Processing Fees
Important

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Tour Description

We are experts at creating the most wonderfully memorable family friendly tours of Ireland. We ue all our knowledge base to select hotels that have excellent rooms and facilities geared for family groups with great dining options, good room specifications and some nice treats for the younger generation. We also customize the day touring to include more family orientated touring experiences with much more activity and interaction than regular tours so everybody is having fun. Our vehicles are perfectly suited to family groups with lots of space to stretch out, ample luggage room and you will have your own knowledgeable and energetic driver guide.

Hotel Highlights

2 x Night in Dublin at 5 Star Merrion Hotel
2 x Nights in Killarney at 5 Star Killarney Park Hotel
2 x Nights in West Clare at 5 Star Dromoland Castle Hotel

Adventure Highlights
-200 Touring ancient castles and ruined abbeys.
Visiting working food markets and sampling local delights.
Activities such as hiking, biking and walking in beautiful countryside.
Boat Tour to the Cliffs of Moher.
Valleys, Lakes, Mountains, Coastal scenery, meadows, lowlands and highlands.
Delightful gourmet picnic in secret location.

Call us on 1800 329 9138 to discuss your custom tour & small group requirements.


Transport Details

Day 1 to 7

Driver Guide/s - Your Ireland Touring Driver Guide

All of our driver guides are experts on the areas you will be visiting on your tour of Ireland. We bring experienced driving skills, expert touring routes as well as knowledge and insight into the places you will be visiting and staying on your tour. Our driver guides will also recommend places to shop, have a drink, and dine in the various towns and villages and cities of Ireland. Your driver guide can arrange all kinds of activities, events and generally show you the country in such depth and quality is only possible using a local expert. It is simply the most enjoyable and carefree way of travelling with style.

Day 1 to 8

Luxury Mercedes Touring Fleet - Luxury Mercedes Transportation

We provide the very best in private touring transportation for your private guided tour of Ireland. Our Luxury Mercedes Touring Fleet come with individual leather seats, air conditioning and privacy glass as standard. We use only long wheel base models to ensure extra leg room and luggage space. The vehicles come with expert driver guide, bottled water, maps and guide books as standard.
Mercedes S Class Sedan 1 - 2 Persons
Mercedes Viano Minivan 3 - 5 Persons
Mercedes Sprinter Minibus 6 -12 Persons
Mercedes Riada Minicoach 12 + Persons.


Day 1

Family Friendly Tour of Ireland

We are experts at creating the most wonderfully memorable family friendly tours of Ireland. We ue all our knowledge base to select hotels that have excellent rooms and facilities geared for family groups with great dining options, good room specifications and some nice treats for the younger generation. We also customize the day touring to include more family orientated touring experiences with much more activity and interaction than regular tours so everybody is having fun. Our vehicles are perfectly suited to family groups with lots of space to stretch out, ample luggage room and you will have your own knowledgeable local driver guide.

Orientation Tour of Dublin City Centre

Our Dublin Based Driver Guide will give you a Panoramic Tour of Dublin City's highlights based on your expressed interests. He will point out the major attractions and places of historical and cultural importance from the monuments of the Phoenix Park, Custom House, Millennium Spire and Trinity College in the City Centre. Once you are familiar with the city our driver will take you to your hotel to relax after your flight. You may also be dropped at any of the attractions in the city centre such as the Guinness Storehouse or Trinity and your luggage taken to your Hotel.

Dublin City Self Guided Historical Tour

In the centre of Dublin the major attractions are Trinity College and the Book of Kells, perhaps the worlds most beautifully illustrated book. In the same area there is also St Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch and the famous Guinness Brewery . There are a host of shopping and museums and galleries to explore on foot. We highly recommend the National Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Gallery to name a few.

Day 2

Newgrange & Ancient Boyne Valley Tour

Just one hour North West of Dublin city is Newgrange an ancient wonder of Neolithic Age in Europe. Newgrange is a large grass covered mound covering an area of over one acre with large kerbstones which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The tour of the monument involves travelling through a chamber into the centre of the tomb. Here you will experience a reenactment of the magical process of the centre chamber lighting up with a thin shaft of early morning winter sunshine. There is an exhibition of ancient life in the Boyne Valley to support the monument that is worthy of a visit as well as an excellent audio visual show. The tour can be combined with visits to the lesser known monuments of Knowth and Dowth and also Ireland's most important battle site where the Battle of the Boyne took place in 1690.

Powerscourt Estate & Waterfall Tour

Powerscourt is a majestic Estate and Gardens in the Wicklow Mountains overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain. The Gardens provide a fascinating juxtaposition between manicured formal gardens and the wild and beautiful backdrop of the Mountains. The village of Enniskerry is a pretty rural hamlet on the edge of the estate. Further along the Dublin Mountains which are famed for their views over Dublin Bay and beyond is Johnny Fox's pub, which is reputed to be the highest in Ireland.

Day 3

South Tipperary & Rock of Cashel Tour

South Tipperary is renowned for its rustic castles and ancient abbeys and lush farming landscapes. The World Heritage town of Cashel lies at the foot of the world famous Rock of Cashel. This towering monument has a unique collection of medieval buildings including a Fortified Castle, atmospheric Cathedral, Romanesque Chapel and Round Tower. The town of Cahir is famous for its Norman fortification, Cahir Castle as well as the associated Hunting Lodge, known simply as the Swiss Cottage. Also in the immediate area there are the remains of once thriving monasteries at Cashel, Holy Cross and Attassel. Tipperary is also associated with evergreen valleys and mountainscapes of the Glen of Aherlow and the Vee Valley Drives.

Corks Old English Market Experience

Cork Citys Old English Market is populated with some of Ireland's finest gourmet footstalls, artisan producers and an thriving city centre atmosphere. The craft food producers have been trading local delicacies under charming Victorian decor for almost two centuries. Among the speciality foods sold at the market are buttered eggs, Crubeens, puddings and a host of specialty local fish. At the end of the market tour we will visit the panoramic Farmgate Cafe to sample some of the local produce from the market and enjoy the atmosphere from the galleries.

Day 4

Gap of Dunloe Tour and Aghadoe Park

From Killarney the tour to The Gap of Dunloe is a must and perhaps is scenery akin to Ireland at its most serene and quintessential. The tour is a wonderful trip through a canyon of mountainous scenery to be taken by horse and trap or on foot. There are many lakes en route that eventually leads back to the bigger Lakes of Killarney which can be reached by boat. Kate Kearney's Cottage is a famous meeting point at the bottom of the gap. Towards Killarney is the Aghadoe Viewing Park where the view of the dramatic lakes and mountains are breathtaking in their immensity.

Two Hour Trail Ride in National Park

Killarney Riding Stables is located next to the Killarney National Park and has its own trials through some of the most unexplored areas of the Park. The scenery is an inspiration of the poet and artist with its high mountain ranges, its inlet studded coast, its woods, lakes, waterfalls, the ever-changing drama of its skies. During the trail ride you will see the native deer, the prized catlle of west Ireland as well the lusg and rare vegetation of south west ireland. You can can enjoy daily rides of one, two, or three hours depending on your preferences.

Day 5

Highlights of The Ring of Kerry Tour

Our Highlights of The Ring of Kerry Tour takes in the very best of this magical landscape in a unique and unforgettable drive through the gems of the Killarney National Park. From Killarney and the Muckross Estate the narrow road winds up to Ladies View and Molls Gap where panoramic view of the lakes and distant peaks form a picturesque stop. Returning to the town of Killarney the beautiful Ross Castle is nested on a serene lakeshore with small wooden boat trips available to the nearby islands. A walk through the lively streets of Killarney is also recommended with many fine craft stores in the town centre.

Boat Tour- Ross Castle to Gap of Dunloe

Day 6

Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Tour

From the town of Dingle, the Slea Head Drive is simply one of the most beautiful coastal drives through rugged landscapes, epic mountains, deep coastlines and serene villages. The Blasket Islands that are a group of historical islands located on the tip of the peninsula in Irelands most westerly point. The Blasket Islands Heritage Center celebrates the story of the Blasket Islands, their writers the native language, culture and tradition. There are also ancient beehive huts, a perfectly formed miniature oratory at Gallarus and countless ancient sights dotted amongst the epic landscapes which was the setting for many epic movies most notably Ryans Daughter.


Dingle Peninsula Beaches, Island & Coast

The Dingle Peninsula is a wonderful destination to enjoy at a leisurely pace taking in the sights and sounds with carefree abandon. There are a huge range of activities for all ages and tastes from golfing, horse riding, hiking to enjoying a brew with locals in the pubs. Among the most enjoyable parts of this beautiful region are the many beaches, cliffs and country lanes which can be explored at a leisurely pace. The pubs and restaurants provide excellent stopping points and many are landmarks in themselves brimming with character and real life characters.

Day 7

Scenic Cruise at The Cliffs of Moher

A scenic cruise at The Cliffs of Moher are the most memorable and breath-taking way to experience Ireland's most famous coastal attraction. The Cliffs that rise dramatically from the Clare Landscape are home to thousands of seabirds who live in the rocks and crags of the epic landscape. The sea stacks also make this trip memorable for they create unique photographic opportunities not to be missed.

Dromoland Castle Estate Activities

Dromoland Castle is a wonderful property to enjoy a day of relaxation from extensive touring or a long flight. There are numerous activities that can be arranged on the grounds of the castle. For golfers there is an excellent eighteen hole parkland course which has many challenging greens. There are opportunities to go horse trekking which can be arranged through the local equestrian centre. Dromoland also arranges archery, shooting, fishing, boating and other track, field and river disciplines on their excellent landscaped grounds. Finally there is a leisure centre and spa with many treatments available if you wish to completely relax and unwind in a wonderful environment.

Day 1 - 2

Merrion Hotel Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin, a five star Manor Hotel is our preferred hotel in Dublin City Centre and quite simply one of the very best hotels in Ireland. It combines the convenience of location, a wonderful choice of restaurants and the finest private art collection in Dublin. The hotel has a quiet and refined sophistication with large drawing rooms, an enclosed garden as public areas. On the doorstep are some of Ireland's finest restaurants and music pubs on the lively and fashionable Baggot Street. For those wishing to unwind there is the option to get pampered in the Tethra Spa.

Day 3 - 5

Killarney Park Hotel

The Killarney Park located in the centre of Killarney Town has for many years being the destinations leading 5 Star Hotel. The hotel combines excellent services with intimacy and friendly staff who make staying at the hotel a memorable experience. The hotel has an excellent spa facility, music in the bar on summer nights and a choice of excellent restaurants. Located in the centre of town this is an ideal base to enjoy the nightlife of Killarney at leisure and perhaps an evening show .

Day 6 - 7

Dromoland Castle Hotel

Dromoland Castle is Irelands premier Castle hotels located on one of the finest country estates in the western world. Built in the 14 th century by the Earl of Thomond its illustrious history includes great Kings and Statesmen who still enjoy its refined treasures today. The estate has a range of luxury accommodations and boasts multiple activities from golf, to falconry, archery and horse riding. The restaurants on the estate are famous for using the finest of Irish ingredients with the flair of French classical cooking.

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