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Classic Ireland

County Clare, Killarney, County Cork, Dublin

From £7600 Per person in low season
From £8200 Per person in high season

based on 8 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Private Guide

Price per person based on 2 people travelling including a private touring chauffeur, daily experiences and all accommodation.

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At a Glance

  • Experience the very best of Ireland from West to East in authentic style

  • Discover the incredible landscapes of Killarney National Park and the Burren

  • Enjoy the vibrant culture of Dublin and taste the culinary delights of Kinsale

  • The services of a top private driver-guide have been included throughout

  • A great option for both couples and families

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Including many of Ireland’s most quintessential sights and experiences from the bewitching beauty of Ireland’s west to the dancing streets of Dublin, this privately-guided, luxury journey makes an authentic and enchanting introduction to the Republic of Ireland. Stay in charming country house hotels, explore beautiful National Parks and fully immersive yourself in the charm and craic of the Emerald Isle.

  1. Days 1-3: Co Clare

    Welcome to Ireland! We recommend beginning your trip in the West of Ireland, flying into Shannon, however if your flight arrives into Dublin, or elsewhere, we’ll arrange for a private transfer or adapt your trip to suit your flight schedule.

    After meeting your touring chauffeur at the airport you’ll soon be driving amongst the varying landscape of County Clare towards the charming country house of Gregans castle. This small, boutique hotel is set among the striking limestone landscape of the Burren national park, overlooking Galway Bay.

    We’ve included a privately-guided hike for you here, where  you’ll uncover prehistoric archaeology and ancient forts, whilst following winding rivers and crumbling walls.   

    To truly immerse you in the local culture and lifestyle we’ve also included a very special working sheep dog demonstration, an engaging, immersive experience where you’ll watch the sheep be rounded up with the help of a lively sheep dog.  

    Standing over 700 feet (over 200 metres) tall, the iconic cliffs of Moher, are home to a large number of seabird colonies, where you can watch the harsh waves of the Atlantic crash against the shore as birds fly overhead.

    Accommodation: Gregans Castle Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-5: Ring of Kerry

    After two enjoyable nights in the Burren, you’ll continue south towards Kerry and Killarney National Park. This vast National Park offers a varied landscape with tall mountains, inky lakes, enchanting woodland and beautiful waterfalls. For a special, hands-on experience we’ve included a falconry experience where you’ll get up close to some magnificent birds of prey, watching in awe as their colossal wingspans come flying towards you with majestic grace.

    So that you can explore the beautiful scenery in depth we’ve also included a guided walk here, where your walking guide will take you to the most scenic spots and highlights of the park. If you are a fan of an active adventure we can also arrange for a kayaking trip, where you’ll explore limestone caves and small islands.

    Accommodation: Killarney Park Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Cork

    Leaving Killarney behind the next stop takes you into County Cork, full of colourful towns, charming locals and a beautiful coastline teeming with history. For a unique experience, we’ve included a farm visit with a difference here as you’ll head to a local Buffalo mozzarella farm! The farm is the only one in Ireland and has its own on-site mozzarella dairy, where you’ll discover the art of making this iconic cheese followed by lunch with your farmer.

    County cork is a great place to soak up the local Irish culture so we highly recommend setting out to a local pub where, if you’re in luck, they’ll be some live musicians so can experience the local “craic!”

    This corner of Ireland is also known for its culinary scene and to highlight this we’ve included a guided food tour of the colourful town of Kinsale. With a local expert, you’ll visit a range of different eateries, sampling their delights along the way for a true taste of the isle. Kinsale is a fascinating medieval town, with plenty of history to explore. On a guided walk  learn about the naval history of the town whilst exploring the walled town.

    Accommodation: Hayfield Manor Hotel (2 nights)

  4. Days 7-9: Dublin & the East of Ireland

    The final stop on your itinerary takes you to Ireland’s bustling capital, Dublin, home to the historic Trinity college, the lively bars of temple bar, distilleries and much more. Speaking of distilleries, we’ve included a guided tour of Teelings Whiskey distillery for you, where you’ll have a chance to learn the process – and sample – some of Ireland’s best “liquid gold”. If you are not a whiskey aficionado, we can also arrange for you to visit the famous Guinness Storehouse.

    A guided tour of the capital is a fantastic way to round-off your Irish adventure, where we’ll include entrance to the Old Library at Trinity College and the book of Kells exhibition, leaving you with a heart full of Irish charm. Be sure to let us know if you have any specialist interest as we can also arrange an introduction to Gaelic sports, a guided visit of the General Post Office, cookery classes and much more.

    Accommodation: The Merrion (2 nights)

Experiences

  • Blarney Castle

    Famed for its Blarney Stone, which by kissing will bestow the gift of eloquence, Blarney Castle was built over six hundred years ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. But don't forget to explore the castle and gardens too.

  • Clay Shooting & Archery

    Experience this Irish tradition, followed by kings and lords for centuries. Test your skill against a bolting rabbit, springing teal or wily woodcock. Or aim for the bull's eye on an archery target.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometre stretch of sea cliffs along the Atlantic coast of Clare. Wonderful views and fabulous seabird colonies make the Cliffs of Moher a must-see natural attraction in the west of Ireland.

  • Glendalough

    Glendalough, in the heart of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, is a wooded valley with two mysterious lakes, famed for its charismatic early seventh-century monastic complex and round tower. You can also enjoy beautiful walks in the woods and mountains.

  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in Dublin

    The charming carriages line the edge of St Stephen's Green and the chatty drivers and their sturdy horses make for a relaxing way to sightsee.

  • Magical Skellig Michael

    Skellig Michael, a towering sea crag rising from the wild Atlantic Ocean around eight miles off the coast of Kerry, is a mind-blowing destination whose stark spirituality and skirling seabird colonies will live in your mind long after you have returned.

  • Private Walking Tour of the Burren

    The Burren landscape, with its unusual limestone rock formations, fascinating prehistoric archaeology and renowned flora and fauna, provides a spectacular terrain for a guided walk. Explore its secrets on a half-day walking tour with your private guide.

  • Teelings Whiskey Distillery

    Teelings Distillery is Dublin's first new whiskey distillery in over a century and currently the only one in the city. Visit Teelings and taste three award-winning whiskeys for yourself.

  • The Irish Emigration Museum Privately Guided Tour

    Explore the tragedies and triumphs of Irish emigration as you enjoy a private tour of EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum.

  • The Ring of Connemara

    The Ring of Connemara is a circuit taking you through the wild beauty of Galway and Mayo. Famed for its lakes, mountains and rivers, the breathtaking scenery and isolated crofts and abbeys provide a stunning glimpse of rural Ireland.

  • The Ring of Kerry

    Snaking more than 120 scenically captivating miles in a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, The Ring of Kerry takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes, lakes and mountains and charming seaside villages.

  • The Rock of Cashel

    Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.

  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells

    Trinity College is Dublin's oldest university and its cobbled front square and collection of historic buildings is a must see. The magnificent Old Library building houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

  • Visit The Guinness Storehouse

    Visit the famous brewery of the iconic drink that has shaped much of Dublin's history, as well as discovering what goes in to making the perfect pint of Guinness.

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County Clare, Killarney, County Cork, Dublin

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday.

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