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Guided Tours

Coach tours of Ireland, are our speciality.  Our office staff have a wealth of Irish Tourism experience & knowledge at your disposal and are more than happy to assist you in any aspect of your holiday from preparing itineraries, booking accommodation to restaurant recommendations

 

Below is a sample itinerary of one of our Ireland Tours.

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Day 1 – Cork & Kerry Greeting on arrival at Cork Airport from your Guide. Explore the city of Cork including historic landmarks such as City Hall, St .Finbarr's Cathedral, Patrick Street and St. Anne's Cathedral. Late afternoon departure for Killarney. On arrival check in to the Cahernane House Hotel and enjoy dinner and two overnights in this splendid hotel. Formerly the Residence of the Herbert Family, the Earls of Pembroke, Cahernane House dates back to the 17th century. It is beautifully situated on its own private estate, at the edge of the renowned Killarney National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty with an untamed landscape of mountains, lakes and woodland walks.

Day 2 – Kerry the Kingdom After breakfast depart for the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy a trip to the Gap of Dunloe, which is 13 kilometers of scenic splendour all the way. Here there is time to enjoy a cycle among some of Ireland's greatest views, or travel the more traditional way with a pony and trap through the Gap and back. Travel onwards then to Kenmare, stopping en route stop at Ladies View to marvel at the scenery of this mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland which has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Mountains, lakes, valleys and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words. Kenmare, known as "The Jewel on the Ring of Kerry" nestles on the sea-shore at the foot of the Cork and Kerry mountains. Here enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the 5 star Sheen Falls Lodge which promises to be a truly memorable experience. There is a glorious and restful view from the hotel's restaurant of the Sheen Waterfalls. Return to Killarney with late afternoon at leisure to enjoy the wonderful surrounds of the Cahernane House Hotel.

Day 3 – Kerry to Galway Depart from Killarney for Connemara and en route visit one of Ireland's most loved sites, the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a Cliffs of Moher Cruise which is a unique experience providing a bird's eye view of the dramatic Cliffs, stretching 8km along the coast of Clare and rising to a height of 214 metres from the Atlantic ocean. Northwards then through the Burren region, a unique landscape which covers over 300 square kilometres and is of extreme importance to geologists, botanists and archaeologists. It is the largest karst limestone area in Western Europe and it is these unique panoramas of grey that provide such a stark contrast to Ireland's more common ‘forty shades of green'. Late afternoon arrival at the 4 star Lisloughrey Lodge which stands proudly on a spectacular ten acre site overlooking Lough Corrib. Enjoy panoramic lake views and mature woodlands in this truly unique setting. This evening meet in the hotel's lounge for an aperitif before dinner.

Day 4 – Aran Islands Today experience a unique island culture and community spirit long lost elsewhere. Spectacular scenery, the warmest welcome and a real sense of history awaits on the Aran Islands. Travel to the airport located in Inverin, 30 km west of Galway City, along the coast road to catch a scenic flight across Galway Bay. Fly over the 3 islands before landing on Inis Mór, the largest of the 3 islands. Visit Dún Aonghasa, a spectacular stone fort located on the highest point of the cliffs on the southern coastline with spectacular views over County Clare. Explore the island at your leisure before departing in the late afternoon. This evening, experience more of Ireland's culture and heritage with ‘Trad on the Prom' in Galway, a contemporary Irish show featuring a mix of music song and dance.

Day 5 – To Dublin Leaving Galway travel east to Dublin's Fair City by train. Enjoy a panoramic Dublin City Tour with your guide, visiting the highlights of the city including Guinness Storehouse, for a pint of Guinness and an amazing view of the city in Gravity Bar. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College Library which houses one of Ireland's treasures, the 8th century Book of Kells. A visit to the National Museum completes the panoramic tour. Afternoon transfer to the newly renovated 4 star Carton House, located just 20km west of Dublin city. Overnight in this luxurious great house, nestled among a most beautiful setting of trees and lawns. For the last night enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel's splendid restaurant, with the accompaniment of an Irish harpist.

Day 6 – Farewell After the final breakfast enjoy a literary tour of Dublin city. Many famous writers lived in Dublin down through the years, ranging from Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce through to Roddy Doyle today. The city is full of literary landmarks such as the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square which offers a good background in Dublin's literary heritage. Other visits on this tour include Dublin's two famous theatres, the Gate and the Abbey Theatre as well as the James Joyce Centre which features in Joyce's novel Ulysses. Afternoon transfer to Dublin Airport for departure flight home.

 


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