Our Guide to the UK and Ireland

Grand Tour of Ireland

Belfast, Antrim Coast, Donegal, Ashford Castle, Clare, Kerry, Cork & Dublin

From SGD $14600 Per person in low season
From SGD $16900 Per person in high season

based on 14 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 holidays) 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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At a Glance

  • A comprehensive luxury private journey round the whole of Ireland

  • Discover the extraordinary beauty of Giant's Causeway, Connemara and Kerry

  • Offers the chance to enjoy Ireland authentically and off the beaten track in Donegal and Sligo

  • Visit many of Ireland's key historic sites

  • Great option for foodies - includes a stay and cookery lessons at the renowned Ballymaloe House

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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 65 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Exploring Ireland’s length and breadth, this comprehensive private journey takes you around Ireland in style from Belfast to Dublin, discovering its cities and ancient sites, culture and history, and natural wonders from Giant’s Causeway to the Burren. Travelling to the furthest flung corners of the Emerald Isle, you’ll visit many of Ireland’s most iconic sites, while also being able to get off the beaten track and enjoy some of the country’s more authentic and exclusive experiences.

  1. Days 1-3: Belfast, Northern Ireland

    We suggest beginning in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, whose history and thriving re-emergent cultural scene make it a fascinating city to explore, especially at venues like Titanic Belfast, where you can learn about the making of the ship that was ‘unsinkable’ and of life in Belfast’s historic shipbuilding dockyards.

    Accommodation: Titanic Hotel Belfast (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Bushmills, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Continuing north along the stunning Antrim Coast, you’ll reach Bushmills, home of the world-famous whiskey distillery, and just a couple of miles from Giant’s Causeway, where thousands upon thousands of basalt pillars have created an extraordinary landscape that inspired the earliest Irish myths and that will certainly inspire awe in you.

    Accommodation: The Bushmills Inn (1 night)

  3. Days 4-6: Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Crossing the border into Donegal, you’ll explore Ireland’s wildest corner from the remote grandeur of Glenveagh National Park to Slieve League, where the highest sea cliffs in Europe tumble down into the fierce Atlantic Ocean. Evenings will give you the chance to meet the locals in one of Donegal’s many sublime country pubs, where a pint of Guinness, a peat fire and the strains of a traditional Irish fiddle will delight you.

    Accommodation: Rathmullan House (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Galway, Ireland

    Continuing south through Sligo, you’ll pass the dramatic peak of Benbulben and have time to reflect at the extraordinary seven-thousand-year-old Neolithic tomb complex of Carrowmore, before arriving in Cong to stay at incredible Ashford Castle. Here you can learn the sport of kings as you try your hand at falconry, and explore the lakes and mountains of Connemara, visiting the evocative Benedictine abbey at Kylemore.

    Accommodation: Ashford Castle (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-9: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

    On through Galway into County Clare, where you’ll have a chance to get to know the eerily atmospheric limestone landscapes of the Burren, home in spring to an amazing diversity of wild flowers and dotted with prehistoric dolmens and sacred wells. Passing the Cliffs of Moher with their remarkable seabird colonies, you’ll cross the River Shannon at Limerick to enter Kerry in Ireland’s southwest, where we’ve suggested staying at one of Ireland’s most gorgeous country retreats Ard Na Sidhe, idyllically set above a lake on the Ring of Kerry.

    Accommodation: Gregans Castle Hotel (1 night)

  6. Days 9-11: Ring of Kerry

    With your guide, you can explore the lovely Dingle Peninsula and follow the classic Ring of Kerry with its endlessly changing vistas of lakes, mountains and sea. For those that are interested, there are wonderful sub-tropical gardens to explore and you can even take a boat out to visit remote Great Blasket Island famed for its unique literature and traditional Gaelic-speaking community.

    Accommodation: Ard Na Sidhe Country House (2 nights)

  7. Days 11-13: Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland

    Next comes a real highlight, as you delve into Ireland’s culinary scene with a stay at Ballymaloe House, famous for its slow food ethos. Here we’ll arrange a cookery class if you wish, and you can also go on an epicurean pilgrimage to Kinsale and sample the amazing waterfront seafood in the country’s gastronomic epicentre. Finally you’ll be able to call in Blarney Castle to polish up your conversational skills before heading into Dublin for your last two nights.

    Accommodation: Ballymaloe House (2 nights)

  8. Days 13-15: Dublin & the East of Ireland

    Your guide will show you the very best of Dublin from its Georgian squares and riverside pubs to inspirational places like Trinity College with its sixth-century illuminated manuscript The Book of Kells. And what could be better on your final night than letting us arrange a private dinner for you, while a seannachie (or Irish storyteller) entertains you with tales and legends of Irish days gone by?

    Accommodation: The Merrion (2 nights)

Location

Belfast, Antrim Coast, Donegal, Ashford Castle, Clare, Kerry, Cork & Dublin

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