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Ireland Irish explorer road trip

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This 7-night road trip shows you the best that Ireland has to offer, beginning with Ireland’s bustling capital of Dublin. Venturing on to some of the more pastoral regions of Ireland, such as the Wicklow Mountains and the Ring of Kerry; and making stops at some notable castles along the way, you’ll experience Irish hospitality at its finest. Very important: We drive on the left side!...

This 7-night road trip shows you the best that Ireland has to offer, beginning with Ireland’s bustling capital of Dublin. Venturing on to some of the more pastoral regions of Ireland, such as the Wicklow Mountains and the Ring of Kerry; and making stops at some notable castles along the way, you’ll experience Irish hospitality at its finest. Very important: We drive on the left side!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Countryside
    Countryside

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ireland!

Your Irish vacation begins...

Private transfer from Dublin Airport to your
   hotel in the city center

• Today is about getting you accustomed to Ireland and your new home for the next week.​

• The menu for the day, if we have time according to your arrival time, is Trinity College, Dublin Castle and not to be missed nightlife

Visited:
Dublin

Day 2: The Guinness Storehouse

Irelands national drink, how do they make it so tasty!?

• The Guinness Storehouse is a must, whether you can handle the crowds or not. Time for the taster!

• After the Guinness visit, if you feel up for it, discover how Irish people lived in times past while enjoying a traditional candlelight dinner.

• Migrate from dinner to The Brazen Head, before retiring for a final night at your hotel!

Visited:
The Guinness Storehouse

Day 3: Wicklow Mountains & Kilkenny Castle

Davenport Early monastic settlement...

• En route to Kilkenny, stop at Glendalough, known for its serene ambience and breathtaking scenery. Get out and take it all in!

• Land at the Avoca Village for lunch and a visit to Ireland’s oldest wool mill - maybe pick up something to keep you warm

• Upon arriving in Kilkenny, visit the city’s dramatic castle and cathedral. 

Visited:
Glendalough, Avoca, Kilkenny

Day 4: Rock of Cashel & Killarney

Visit the beautiful Muckross House & Gardens

• Visit the Rock of Cashel, a group of medieval buildings set on a rocky outcrop of limestone

• Experience a horse and carriage ride that stops at some scenic and historic highlights

• Spend the rest of the day exploring Killarney’s excellent shops and restaurants 

Visited:
Rock of Cashel, Killarney

Day 5: ​The Ring of Kerry

Another day of glorious scenery...

• Immerse yourself in the magical scenery that makes up beautiful County Kerry. Take the slow road today and really soak it all in...

• Uncover soft mountains, forest glades, green bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches

• Stop in Kenmare, a quaint little town with a number of quality restaurant and pub options for any meal or just for the heck of it

Remember it's your vacation, at your own pace!

Visited:
Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Killarney

Day 6: Adare heritage village

Historic castles...who could want more?

• Drive through County Limerick and stop to admire King John’s Castle - both Irish and Viking heritage site and truly something interesting

• Visit the breathtakingly beautiful Cliffs of Moher towering above the Wild Atlantic

• For those Game of Thrones fans out there, this day will be very reminiscent of your favorite series

Visited:
Limerick, Adare, Birr, Kinnitty Castle, Slieve Bloom Mountains

Day 7:  The Hill of Tara

Site of Braveheart...

• Stop by the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise, which dates back almost 1500 years (ask us how to pronounce that word!).

• Later on, get your cinema intake at Trim Castle, one of the shooting locations of the epic film Braveheart 

• The Hill of Tara is also on the list for the day, and is a Neolithic Age site in County Meath that’s steeped in rich history

Visited:
Clonmacnoise, Trim

Day 8: Goodbye friends, Ireland will await your return!

We've loved having you...come back again soon

• Return to Dublin airport at least two hours prior
   to your scheduled flight

• If you wish to stay longer, we are happy to make it happen!

Visited:
Dublin

Dublin The Guinness Storehouse Glendalough Avoca Kilkenny Rock of Cashel Killarney Ring of Kerry Kenmare Limerick Adare Birr Kinnitty Castle Slieve Bloom Mountains Clonmacnoise Trim

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 £840

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Ireland
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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