Private 10 Day Dublin, West & South West

Private 10 Day Dublin, West & South West

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

Here is the ultimate exploration of Dublin, West and South West of Ireland. The 10 day tour offers an entire week for you to relax, do some exploring, and get the best of the beautiful Irish  region of Dublin, as well as the local culture, that is unmatched. In this custom planned private adventure, you will experience the best this area has to offer.

Everyday you will do your exploring with your private guide while spending the night at local and authentic accommodations. It doesn’t matter what kind of Ireland holiday you have in mind, whether a historic trip, castles, sampling our cuisine, sightseeing, visiting castles, or just spending time with your family, this tour can be customized to your wants. In addition, we can extend it or you can do it in reverse. Your dream holiday is achievable with a simple request!

What to expect:

Option A:

Day 1: Dublin - Dublin area touring - Dublin
Day 2: Dublin - Newgrange - Trim Castle - Hill of Tara - Dublin
Day 3: Dublin - Connemara - Kylemore Abbey - Galway
Day 4: Galway - Rossaveal (Inis Mór ferry) - Galway
Day 5: start Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Burren - Doolin - Killarney
Day 6: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney
Day 7: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Day 8: Killarney - Blarney Castle - Kinsale - Cork
Day 9: Cork - Waterford Crystal - Jameson Distillery at Midleton - Cork
Day 10: Cork - Rock of Cashel - Cahir Castle - Dublin

Option B:

Day 1: Dublin - Newgrange - Trim Castle - Hill of Tara - Dublin
Day 2: Dublin - Connemara - Kylemore Abbey - Galway
Day 3: Galway - Rossaveal (Inis Mór ferry) - Galway
Day 4: start Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Burren - Doolin - Killarney
Day 5: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney
Day 6: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Day 7: Killarney - Blarney Castle - Kinsale - Cork
Day 8: Cork - Waterford Crystal - Jameson Distillery at Midleton - Cork
Day 9: Cork - Rock of Cashel - Cahir Castle - Dublin

  • Dublin City
  • Newgrange & Boyne Valley
  • Connemara & Galway City
  • Aran Islands
  • Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Killarney
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney
  • Blarney Castle & Exclusive Kinsale
  • Cork
  • Waterford & Whiskey
  • Rock of Cashel & Cahir Castle
  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's overnight and meal expenses
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Day 1: Dublin - Dublin area touring - Dublin

    Arrive Dublin Airport and transfer at leisure to your downtown hotel. The day is yours. Go enjoy the first pint in Ireland at one of our pubs, shop, or enjoy an afternoon tea with the locals. If you wish, we can arrange a private tour guide for a personal 3- hour walking tour of the Irish capital. Explore the Viking origins of Dublin, as well as the beautiful Victorian architecture from an era when Dublin was the British Empire’s second city. Your afternoon is wide open for a nap or for some shopping. There are fantastic restaurant, pub and entertainment options to choose from this evening. Overnight DUBLIN.

    NB: Many guests take this first day at leisure to rest and recuperate. If you desire, we can provide you with full day private vehicle & driver service or a 3 hour private walking tour guide.

  • Day 2: Newgrange & Boyne Valley

    Your tour starts in earnest this morning with collection by private chauffeur from your door. The adventure begins in an area of Ireland’s ancient east known as “Royal” County Meath. Popular highlights today include the famous neolithic complex at Bru na Boinne (Newgrange), the Hill of Tara (ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland) and Trim Castle (the largest Hiberno- Norman fortress in Ireland). Overnight DUBLIN.

  • Day 3: Connemara & Galway City

    Our next stop will be at the National Park of Connemara that is located across the midlands on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. Here is where several movies were filmed, including the classic John Wayne movies, “The Quiet Man” and “The Field.” The beautiful villages of Roundstone or Leenane offer a beautiful view of the only fjord in Ireland, Killary Harbour. Visit a part of the troubled and difficult past of Ireland, the ruins of a famine village and Kylemore Abbey, before arriving in Galway City, the heart of Ireland’s Gaelic culture. Enjoy an authentic dinner, a Guinness, and some fresh ocean air. Overnight GALWAY.

  • Day 4: Aran Islands

    Today is the day you will get to visit Aran Islands to experience the “Real Gaelic” side of Ireland. From the “Dún Aengus” fortress perilously perched at the Atlantic edge to sandy beaches and thatched cottages, you will enjoy the offerings of this area. Don’t forget to shop for your traditional “Aran sweaters.” In the afternoon, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Galway City, as well as some shopping, eating, and fun! Overnight GALWAY.

  • Day 5: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Killarney

    The National Geographic has named this one of the top ten coastal drives in Europe. Enjoy visiting the Galway Bay shores, which offers a “lunar” Burren region landscape that is unique and unmatched. Castle and monastery ruins line the route before we enjoy lunch in Doolin, a local fishing village. Amazing views from the “Cliffs of Moher” will be enjoyed at our next stop before we continue our tour via Bunratty Castle and the Shannon River, to County Kerry’s premier town, Killarney. Overnight KILLARNEY.

  • Day 6: Dingle Peninsula

    Dingle, a breathtaking national park with a Gaelic speaking (Gaeltacht) fishing village, is our next destination. Some of the oldest Christian sights, as well as wild, natural beauty, will be enjoyed before you explore Dingle on your own for lunch and shopping. An interesting tour to view the traditional stone walls and sheep filled fields around Slea Head is our next stop, with great views of Sleeping Giant Island. This island is where a portion of the Spanish Armada wrecked after battling the English Imperial Navy in 1588. Overnight KILLARNEY.

  • Day 7: Ring of Kerry

    Today look forward to touring the world famous Ring of Kerry. Also known as the Iveragh Peninsula, the Ring was made famous after hitting international screens as the backdrop of several Hollywood blockbusters from the 1950s onwards. A favourite of Queen Victoria, President of France – General Charles de Gaulle and Charlie Chaplin the area has much to explore including Killarney National Park, Moll’s Gap, Lakes of Killarney, Muckross House, romantic Torc Waterfall, coastal village of Waterville and views of the wild Skelling rocks (Star Wars The Force Awakens). Overnight KILLARNEY.

  • Day 8: Blarney Castle & Exclusive Kinsale

    Many film legends, literary giants, and world statemen have enjoyed the climb of Blarney Castle’s 15th century battlements to receive “The Gift of the Gab!” by kissing the mystical Blarney stone. This morning you’ll have a go too! Afterwards, tour to the exclusive harbour town of Kinsale where you can enjoy a gourmet lunch washed down with a pint of Cork’s favourite stout, Murphy’s. Perhaps visit the star-shaped Charles Fort, explore the marina full of yachts or for nature enthusiasts we can arrange 90 minute speedboat trips to spot dolphins and whales! Arrive late afternoon in Ireland’s Southern Capital, 800 year old Cork City. Overnight CORK.

  • Day 9: Waterford & Whiskey

    Today you can choose a day at leisure to explore Cork City or you can visit the Waterford Crystal Factory, located across the River Suir, and see how exquisite crystal is hand crafted. Browse the cut glass showrooms and invest in some quality and beautiful pieces! We’ll return to Cork via the charming seaside town of Youghal and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery at Midleton where connoisseurs can pick up a bottle of the 24 year old – mighty stuff! Overnight CORK.

  • Day 10: Rock of Cashel & Cahir Castle

    This morning takes us through the “Golden Vale” of county Tipperary to the majestic Rock of Cashel, traditional seat of the Kings of Munster and one of the most remarkable examples of medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. At nearby Cahir we find the 12th century castle once home to the powerful Norman Butler family. Fully restored to its original state, Cahir is recommended as a “must see” by Frommer’s. Continue through County Kildare, the racehorse breeding capital of Europe. Your tour ends this evening at Dublin Airport or Dublin accommodation of your choice. Please allow a minimum of 3 hours for check-in at the Dublin Airport. (ENDS)

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: 1st May 2024

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Spring / Summer 2024. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.

May 2024 (Peak Season)
Limited remaining availability. Certain dates now waitlist only due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at the major ports.

June 2024 (High- Peak Season)
June is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

July 2024 (High- Peak Season)
July is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

August 2024 (High- Peak Season)
August is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

September 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

October 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

November 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

December 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. 25th December extremely limited availability. Traditionally there is a pronounced shortage of suitable drivers between 23rd December and 4th January.

January 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

February 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

March 2025 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship and St. Patrick's Week 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. Early bird rates can be secured by deposit.

April 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

Ticket

You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Guest accommodation is not included. However, we can recommend excellent accommodation options to meet with your style and budget expectations should you become a private client.