2017 - Chauffeur Irish Explorer
10 Day Chauffeur Vacation - Prebooked 4 Star Hotels - 10 Days / 9 Nights
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- Travel with Your Own Driver
- Enjoy a Tailored Commentary
- All Hotels Prebooked
- Lunch and Dine Independently
Superior First Class
- Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel
This hotel, steeped in Irish history, offers guests all the charm and splendor of a royal experience. The magnificent entrance hall, tapestry adorned walls, mysterious doorways and roaring fires create a luxurious, old-world feeling while guest rooms all boast modern amenities for a comfortable visit. Enjoy unique restaurants and bars. This hotel is located in the pleasant and peaceful suburb of Clontarf. 3 miles or 20 minutes' drive to Dublin city center by taxi. Convenient for Dublin Airport which is 20 minutes away. Hotel parking.
Dublin (1 night)
- Mill Park Hotel
Mill Park Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at this hotel which is built around its unique-styled Granary, along with a choice of 2 restaurants, bar and lounge. The restaurants specialize in local fresh produce, especially seafood from the nearby fishing port of Killybegs. 100 luxurious bedrooms ensure a great stay and use the fully equipped leisure and wellness center. Set in a quiet rural setting two miles from Donegal town. The hotel is a perfect base for touring County Donegal, including the awesome Slieve League Sea Cliffs. Hotel parking.
Donegal (2 nights)
- Hotel Meyrick
This property opened in 1852 but has undergone many extensive renovations since then. Today the hotel combines old-world charm with a modern approach to guest comfort. Guest rooms are decorated in contemporary themes. Enjoy the Oyster Grill Restaurant, one of Galway’s foremost restaurants, the tranquil Oyster Bar and the casual menu and fun of O’Flaherty’s Bar. Experience the rooftop leisure club with views of Galway Bay. It is located on Eyre Square, in the very heart of Galway city with all attractions and shops nearby.
Galway (2 nights)
- Killarney Avenue Hotel
Killarney Avenue Hotel
The contemporary hotel offers all the modern comforts that you would expect in a superior hotel. Well-appointed rooms provide guests with every convenience to create a country retreat in the heart of town. Druid’s Restaurant provides a perfect blend of local and classical cuisine. Guests may use leisure facilities of the nearby sister hotel. Set right in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. Also close to the jaunting car stand and the peaceful Killarney National Park. Hotel parking.
Killarney (2 nights)
- Herbert Park Hotel
Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, contemporary guest rooms feature king or twin beds, air conditioning and hi-speed internet. The Pavilion Restaurant serves a superior quality breakfast buffet with traditional full Irish breakfast as well as other choices. Located in the upmarket suburb of Ballsbridge, it’s a 30-minute walk to the city center and there is frequent city bus and taxi services. Adjacent to the peaceful Herbert Park, the U.S. Embassy and the RDS Showgrounds. Hotel parking.
Dublin (2 night)
- Chauffeur-drive vehicle – a sedan for
2 people, multi-person vehicle (MPV) for
4 people and a minibus for up to 9 people
- Pick up and drop off at any international
airport in Ireland, Britain or other domestic
location by arrangement
- Comprehensive insurance, gasoline,
tolls and parking
- Services of a professional driver/guide
- Prebooked stays for 8 nights in hotels
- Full breakfast daily except on day 1
- Driver’s accommodation, meals & expenses
- Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of these prime attractions, Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office Museum, Epic Ireland or Teeling Whiskey Distillery
- Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information
book with basic travel facts
- Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide
with maps and suggested itineraries
(one per room)
- Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with
50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions
- Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet,
luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges &
porterage for one suitcase per person
- Concierge services of a dedicated
CIE Tours’ travel expert to coordinate
planning your tour
Alternate Length Tour Choices:
2017 Chauffeur Irish Explorer 10 Days / 9 Nights
Your Irish vacation starts at Dublin Airport. Your hotel is the luxurious Clontarf Castle, which traces its origins to 1172. It is a short ride from the airport and is situated a few miles to the north of Dublin city center in an upmarket suburb. Today you may like to take a tour of central Dublin to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings and monuments. Suggested visits - Glasnevin Museum.
This morning drive north away from the city and through the heartland of Ireland. Travel on to Donegal town and check in to your hotel, which is located a few miles outside the town. Suggested visits - Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh, Donegal Castle.
Today you may choose to head to the fishing port of Killybegs and on to Teelin to reach a point where you can get the best views of the Slieve League sea cliffs. These cliffs reach heights of 1,972 feet making them the highest in Europe. Enjoy breathtaking vistas as they drop to the wild Atlantic waves below. If you wish, continue out along the coast to Malinbeg for more awesome scenery and then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys. As Donegal is renowned for its tweed and knitting industries, you may like to visit a woolen mill to shop.
Drive south through the counties of Sligo and Mayo where so many visitors trace their Irish roots. Continue to the charming city of Galway and enjoy a stroll around areas made famous in song and story. Suggested visits - Belleek Pottery Factory, Lissadell House.
Today you may like to explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. This region is sparsely populated as the poor land does not support farming but is home to many sheep. You will see tracts of bogland where people cut and harvest peat for home heating. Suggested visits - Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Dan O’Hara’s Homestead. Return to Galway.
Travel around Galway Bay where you could stop to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs stretch along the coast for five miles and reach heights of almost 700 feet. You could walk to O’Brien’s Tower, located on the highest point, for views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Drive through Limerick and along the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney and check into your hotel. Suggested visits Bunratty Woolen Mills, Foynes Flying Boat Museum.
Take a drive around the Ring of Kerry, possibly Ireland’s most famous and popular scenic drive. You will see how every bend in 100 miles of road reveals breathtaking views as you travel between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains, and the heavily indented coastline. Back in Killarney enjoy free time for independent activities and discover some of the excellent restaurants and fun pubs. Suggested visits - Skellig Experience.
Drive through the mountains into the rich farming country of County Cork. You may like make a stop and shop for Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling north. Pause for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop with picturesque ruins and continue to your hotel in Dublin. Suggested visits - Blarney Castle.
Today you may elect to stay in Dublin city center to browse around the principal sights and do some shopping. Or take a short ride through the Wicklow Mountains to the lovely valley of Glendalough. You driver/guide will assist you in planning a wonderful end to you vacation. Suggested visits - Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office Museum.
Your program ends after breakfast.
Rates & Hotels
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Single room supplement: $618