Highlights of Ireland

Dublin, Galway, Limerick

From $6600 Per person in low season
From $7700 Per person in high season

based on 7 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Private Guide

 

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  • A stylish and exclusive nine-day private journey

  • Stay in some of Ireland's finest accommodation, including the magnificent Adare Manor

  • Go beneath the skin of rural Ireland as you explore the ring of Connemara and Kerry

  • Visit a medieval settlement on the Aran Islands

  • Services of your own private driver guide throughout

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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 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Experience the magic of Ireland on this exclusive private journey. Enjoy lively Dublin like a local, before exploring the breath-taking landscape of Irelands rugged west Coast, this perfect introduction to Ireland is great for both families and couples.

  1. Days 1-3: Dublin & the East of Ireland

    This wonderful introduction to Ireland begins in Dublin's fair city, where you’ll stay in the heart of the city, so you have an excellent base as well as the services of our fantastic team to help you explore. Take a walk through the streets of Georgian Dublin, pay a visit to Trinity College and its dazzling illuminated ninth-century manuscript The Book of Kells or be regaled with old stories from a seannachie over dinner. Or you may choose to explore the round towers in the Wicklow Mountains or some of Europe's finest Neolithic monuments in the Boyne Valley. Whatever you choose, you'll always find a welcome pint of Guinness and a fine craic waiting for you back in Dublin.

    Accommodation: The Merrion (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Connemara

    Leaving the city behind, you'll travel in considerable comfort with your private driver-guide across country to the fabulous West Coast of Ireland, where we've suggested an elegant country house hotel, Ballynahinch castle. Set within a large estate Ballynahinch is surrounded by gorgeous scenery with lakes and mountains as your backdrop. The hotel is a perfect base to try your hand at some outdoor recreational activities such as fly-fishing, sailing or horseback riding. Set out with your private guide to explore the ring of Connemara, featuring isolated crofts and abbeys or journey to the Aran islands, steeped in Irish tradition and abundant in Celtic monuments.

    Accommodation: Ballynahinch Castle (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-8: Limerick

    Next your private guide will take you south through rugged countryside, past the city of Limerick to Adare Manor. Adare manor is your gateway to Southwest Ireland and from where you and your guide can explore the ring of Kerry, which takes in Ireland’s emblematic rugged scenery, medieval ruins and hidden beaches. Close by is also Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel, featuring a 15th century castle. As with all our excursions, these can be customized according to your preferences. If you are a keen walker we can arrange a private walking tour of The Burren landscape to explore the unusual limestone rock formations, or a more difficult hike into the mountains of Oughtmama.

    Accommodation: Adare Manor (2 nights)

Experiences

  • A Visit to the Blasket Islands

    The Blasket Islands lie a short way off the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Boasting a disproportionate literary heritage, magnificent coastal scenery and peace, a visit to the Blasket Islands is Ireland at its magical best.

  • 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.

  • Boating on the Lake at Ballyfin

    Enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Ballyfin's lake or have the Butler take you out while you relax and enjoy the scenery. With a Ballyfin picnic on board, and a shady tree on the banks under which to consume it, you will be in heaven.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometer 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.

  • Clonmacnoise Abbey

    Drive the beautiful route to Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon.

  • Explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains

    The Slieve Bloom Mountains near Ballyfin are among the least explored areas in Ireland, and are fantastic to explore by foot with a guide, from quaint villages in the foothills to views stretching across half the counties in Ireland at the top.

  • 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.

  • Heywood Lutyens Gardens

    Set among 50 acres of formal gardens and exquisitely romantic landscaped lakes and woodland just outside Dublin, Heywood is one of Ireland’s great gardens. Any garden lover staying in Dublin should make a special point of visiting Heywood.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Aran Islands

    Situated off Ireland’s west coast, the Aran Islands offer spectacular limestone pavements, awesome coastal scenery and a traditional way of life that is still very much alive. A day trip or an overnight stay will live with you long after you’ve returned.

  • The Beara Peninsula

    Located mostly in County Cork, the Beara Peninsula is the third major 'ring' in Ireland's southwest after Kerry and Dingle. Here you can escape the hordes and find in its tiny coastal communities captivating views and Ireland at its peaceful best.

  • The English Market

    With its mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from overseas, along with some great banter at its mainly family-run stalls, the English Market in Cork will charm anyone with an interest in food.

  • The Gardens at Birr Castle

    The award-winning gardens at Birr Castle in Offaly are one of the most extraordinary gardens in Ireland. With abundant rare plants, the world’s tallest box hedges, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, a visit to Birr Castle makes a superb day out.

  • The Irish House Party

    Located just ten minutes from central Dublin in a beautiful 18th Century townhouse, The Irish House Party is a truly unique Dublin experience. Dine on delicious Irish specialties before being entertained by the best musicians and dancers in the business.

  • The Marsh Library

    The Marsh Library, located next to St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, is an amazing haunted library that, apart from being one of Ireland's most important Enlightenment book collections, makes a great place to take the kids on a rainy day.

  • 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.

  • 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

    No trip to Dublin would be complete without a trip to visit the famous brewery of the black stuff. This historical building spread over seven floors brings to life the rich heritage of Guinness.

Location

Dublin, Galway, Limerick

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