2017 Chauffeur Elegant Ireland 10 Days / 9 Nights
Your vacation starts at Dublin Airport where you
will meet your driver. Depending on how you feel
you may like to rest in your hotel or take an
introductory tour around Dublin’s main attractions.
Today’s journey is about 140 miles. You
may like to visit the monastic settlement of
Clonmacnoise, founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran
or stop in the town of Athlone. On arrival you
may like to take a walk around the center of
Galway. Suggested visits – Trim Castle,
Belvedere House, Athlone Castle.
Explore Connemara today, driving through
this scenic region of hills and lakes. You may
like to stop in the village of Cong, location of
Ashford Castle Hotel and where “The Quiet Man”
movie was made in 1952. Suggested visits –
Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Cong.
Travel south to Ennis, a distance of about 60
miles. Travel through the Burren region with its
rounded limestone hills. Be sure to stop to view
the famous Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights
of 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Take a
walk around the ancient streets of the market
town of Ennis. Suggested visits – Rathbaun
Farm, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ennis Friary.
By the direct route, this is a journey of about
70 miles. You may travel through the city of
Limerick and stop in the pretty village of Adare
with its thatched cottages. If you prefer, take a
ferry across the River Shannon Estuary ferry
and stop in Listowel. Suggested visits – Bunratty
Folk Park, Foynes Flying Boat Museum.
Set out from Killarney on Ireland’s most popular
scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. Another popular
drive is along the Dingle Peninsula where many
movies have been made. Suggested visits –
Skellig Experience, Muckross House & Gardens,
Dingle Bay Cruise, Blasket Centre.
Today’s driving distance is about 60 miles.
You may like to spend more time in and around
Killarney, explore the Beara Peninsula to the
south of Killarney or browse along the coast
of West Cork with colorful villages. Suggested
visits – Bantry House.
Explore the village of Rosscarbery or take a short
drive along the coast to Kinsale. This town is
popular for yachting and gourmet food. There are
many other charming villages such as Baltimore,
Skibbereen and Clonakilty. Suggested visits –
Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Charles Fort.
It’s about a 180-mile drive to reach the
Dublin area and your castle hotel this evening.
If you’d like to kiss the Blarney Stone, stop at
Blarney Castle before taking the motorway
north. Suggested visits – Rock of Cashel, Irish
Your tour ends after breakfast with a transfer
to Dublin Airport which is about 15 miles from