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5 Day Highlights of Ireland Tour

5 Day Highlights of Ireland Tour

Tour Details
Valid From01-01-2019
Valid To31-12-2021
Days Touring4
Reference:ICTS001456
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

Tour Summary
A short five day tour that starts on the West Coast in Shannon and ends on the East Coast in Dublin. The tour can be taken clockwise or anticlockwise. The focus of the tour is the very best scenic routes on the West and south coast of Ireland including Kerry, West Clare, Cork and Tipperary.

Tour Highlights>
•West Clare, Cliffs & Burren Region Tour
•Dromoland Castle Estate Activities
•Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Tour
•Muckross House, Gardens & Torc Waterfall
•Highlights of the Ring of Kerry Tour
•Kenmare Town, Waterfalls & Bay Tour
•West Cork Coastline Towns and Villages

Suggested Overnights
•1 x Night at Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare
•2 x Nights at the Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry
•1 x Night at Hayfield Manor Hotel, Co. Cork

Transport Details

Day 1 to 5

Driver Guide/s - Your Expert 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 5

Mercedes Luxury Minivan - Mercedes Luxury Touring Minivan

Mercedes Luxury Viano is a superb, all-round, multi-purpose chauffeur vehicle. Our models are all extra long wheel base for extra leg room, comfort and luggage requirements. The windows are slightly tinted with privacy glass to enjoy the beautiful scenery without the glare of the sunshine. The captain seats are individual leather with armrests and reclining options. Vehicles have air conditioning and music players as standard. This is the ideal transportation for a small group on a tour of Ireland.

Day 1

Highlights & Panoramic Ireland Tour

Our Unique Highlights of Ireland Tour takes in the very best of the Emerald Isle from Dublin to the South, South West and West Coast and back to Dublin again. The must see places of Ireland on this tour are Historical Dublin City, Kilkenny Medieval City, Rock of Cashel, Kinsale, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, West Clare & Cliffs of Moher, Galway Tribal City, Connemara National Park and The Midlands Bog Region.

West Clare, Cliffs of Moher & Burren

West Clare is among Irelands most rugged and dramatic landscapes with shifting and sculpting stone creating unforgettable scenery such as the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Plateau and Islands. We recommend a visit to visit to the spectacular Aillwee Caves in Ballyvaughan at the heart of The Burren. The ancient Dolmen at Poulnabrune is a relic to the intelligence of the first settlers in this remote lunar like landscape. The villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra are quaint and two of the most pleasant and photogenic in Ireland.


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 2

Adare Historic Village, Abbeys & Castles

Adare is one of Irelands most pretty and historic villages which is ideal for some time at leisure to enjoy the quaint village and numerous points of interest on foot. There are three Abbeys in the village the Augustinian, Franciscan & Trinitarian which is now the local church. Many of the photogenic perfect thatched cottages are boutiques, tea rooms and fine dining restaurants. The famous Dunraven Arms and Adare Manor Hotel and golf club are excellent choices for a bite to eat and we also recommend a stroll through in the town park in fine weather. A visit to the ruins of the Desmond Castle are also worth the walk as they are located on the banks of the River Maigue five minutes from the village centre.

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.


Day 3

Muckross House, Gardens & Torc Waterfall

Muckross House and Gardens is the finest Victorian Mansion and Estate in Ireland. Its position overlooking the Lakes of Killarney becomes impossibly romantic when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. The House documents the history of all the influential families who dominated local life and politics for centuries. The estate can be walked on foot or admired from the many jaunting cars which are about. Close to the estate is the Torc Waterfall located in an enchanted wooded area which makes a small hike into the National Park very rewarding.

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.

Day 4

Kenmare Town, Waterfalls & Bay Tour

Kenmare is one of Irelands prettiest towns nestled between the imposing Ring of Kerry Mountain Range and the Caha Mountains on the Kenmare River. The town has numerous shops that specialize in all kinds of fine antiques, laces & linen, gourmet food and fine arts. Close to the town is Kenmare Stone Circle, an unusual egg shaped circle and one of the oldest and largest in the South West. In summer boats trips from the pier that tour the magnificent Bay of Kenmare can be arranged. There are wonderful tree lined walks from the 5* Park Hotel to the Bay via pretty inlets. On the outskirts of the town are the pretty waterfalls on the Sheen River, where the Sheen Falls Hotel is located.

West Cork Coastline Towns and Villages

The lovely West Cork coastline is among the most indented, varied and lush in Ireland. Among the highlights of this tour is the ancient Drombeg Stone Circle and the nearby quaint fishing villages of Glandore and Union Hall. There are also seaside towns of Baltimore and Schull with lots of nice shops and cafes to browse through. Further on are Bantry and Glengarriff is located at the foot of the Caha Mountains that separate Cork from Kerry. It is a dense lush sub-tropical valley that is famous for a seal colony and Italian Gardens visited by boat from The Blue Pool in Glengarriff.

Day 1

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.

Day 2 - 3

Cahernane Hotel Killarney

The Cahernane House Hotel is simply one of the great gems of Ireland's hospitality industry and was our Hotel of the Year for 2008. Its superb location on the edge of The Killarney National Park coupled with a wonderful Victorian d\'e9cor makes it touring favorites in Ireland. The property is a traditional Manor House which was the property of the Earl of Herbert, brother to Lord Kenmare of Muckross House and Gardens. Paintings of royal ancestors adorn the oak paneled walls of the lovely reception, library and public lounge areas. Fine dining and excellent wines are a specialty of this luxury four star hotel. You will also enjoy the very personal attention given to you by the friendly local staff.



Day 4

Hayfield Manor Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork City's only five Star Hotel located in the leafy and tranquil University Region. The hotel is positioned in mature gardens with fine oak trees, a private garden and an aviary. The hotel has a wonderful fine dining restaurant which we highly recommend as well as a newer bistro style venue for more informal dining options. Hayfield Manor is celebrated for Corks most spacious and luxurious rooms ranging from Manor House to Executive Suites. There is also a swimming pool and spa for those who wish to really relax and unwind after a day's touring. The city centre is ten minutes walk through the university quarter and along the banks of the River Lee.

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