Ultimate Ireland

County Clare, Killarney, County Cork, Dublin
8 nights private tour from $13,800 Per person

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.

Ultimate Ireland
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Expert who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Co. Clare, Galway, Connemara and the West, Ireland

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 meters) 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 5-7

Cork, Cork, Kerry and the South, Ireland

Leaving Killarney behind the next stop takes you into County Cork, full of colorful 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 colorful 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 )
Day 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 )
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 212 660 0228 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (Per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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January 2025 $13,800 $3,500 plan your trip
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
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    $3,500
  • March 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
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    $3,500
  • April 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
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    $3,600
  • May 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
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    $3,600
  • June 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,800
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    $3,700
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,700
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,700
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,700
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,500
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,500
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
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    $3,500
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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.

Ultimate Ireland
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 212 660 0228 to start planning your vacation.

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