Depart Dublin’s Fair City and cruise towards the Celtic paradise of the “Kingdom of Kerry” on this 4 day Ireland tour. Along the way we’ll overnight in Galway, our western capital, Killarney, and the Peninsula of Dingle, and enjoy spectacular views from the amazing Cliffs of Moher! Great nightlife year round with Irish music, dancing and singing guaranteed! Unbeatable value! Book your seat online to guarantee a place!
Day 1 | Dublin to Galway
Depart central Dublin this morning and cross the fertile midlands to the National Park of Connemara on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast. Experience the dramatic mountain setting of several Hollywood Blockbusters including John Wayne’s “The Quiet Man” and “The Field”.
Visit idyllic villages like Leenane / Roundstone and view Ireland’s only fjord at spectacular Killary Harbour. Enjoy a visit to the quaint village of Cong, with its medieval ruins of Cong Abbey and a chance to view romantic Ashford Castle. Arrive this afternoon in Ireland’s Gaelic heart, Galway city. Dinner, smooth Guinness and fresh Atlantic air await. Overnight in Galway
Day 2 | Galway to Killarney
This morning enjoy a scenic cruise to Killarney. The National Geographic regards this drive as a top ten drive in Europe. Enjoy winding around the Galway Bay shores into the unique moon- like limestone Burren region. Discover intriguing landscapes, ruins and “baby cliffs” before a pub lunch in the fishing village of Doolin. Later, take in spectacular views from the 700ft “Cliffs of Moher” (2/3rds as tall as New York’s Empire State Building) before continuing via Bunratty Castle to Killarney, Co. Kerry’s Premier town. Great nightlife year round with Irish music, dancing and singing guaranteed! Overnight in Killarney
Day 3 | Killarney to Dingle
After breakfast your 4 day tour of Ireland continues to the stunning Dingle Peninsula, a Gaelic speaking area home to half a million sheep! The 1992 Hollywood movie “Far & Away” (Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman) was filmed here amidst amazing scenery. We’ll take a full tour around Slea Head, the point in Europe closest to America, with excellent views of the distant Blasket Islands. Loads of time off the bus to take some photos, maybe a wee hike or just breathe in that wild Atlantic salty air! Your guide will tell you all the stories and songs of this traditional region.
Along the way we’ll discover astonishing archaeological treasures from ancient times. Enjoy time at leisure in the fishing village of Dingle (An Daingean) and perhaps a swim with local celebrity “Fungi the Dolphin”. Tonight we’ll stay in Anascaul, a quaint little village just outside Dingle. You can stroll along the beach at nearby Inch Strand, warm yourself by the turf fire with a hot Jameson whiskey, or banter with the gregarious locals, away from all the tourist traps. Overnight on Dingle Peninsula
Day 4 | Dingle to Dublin
This morning’s journey takes you across the famed Cork and Kerry Mountains to Rebel Cork (Cork was an Irish Republican Army stronghold during Ireland’s 1919 War of Independence). At the top of today’s sightseeing list is mythical Blarney Castle. Now is your chance to kiss the Blarney Stone! Those who do will receive 7 years of Irish charm and eloquence – the gift of the gab! Although kissing the stone isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, we encourage you to explore the dungeons, caves and hidden bedrooms – this castle is a genuine 12th century masterpiece! After lunch we visit the beautiful Golden Vale of County Tipperary, Ireland’s finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures, a lovely place to reflect on the relaxing days you’ve just enjoyed. You’ll make your way up through the battle fields of “Braveheart” to our final destination – the Guinness Storehouse in downtown Dublin. Complements of our team, savour a pint of the “Black Stuff”, a big creamy Guinness! Tour ends in Dublin City
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4 Day Tour of Ireland cost per person
€329.00 for Dorm at Hostel
€429.00 for Twin or Double Ensuite at Guesthouse
€509.00 for a Private Single with Ensuite at Guesthouse
This 4 Day Southern Ireland Tour Includes
- Local tour guides with expert knowledge
- Enjoy modern tour vehicles on your journey
- Costs for entrance into itinerary stops
- A Healthy and Delicious Breakfast
- All Towels and Linens
- All meals minus Lunch & Dinner
MEETING & DEPARTURE POINTS
- The Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 (08.00am)
- Official Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 (08.15am)