Suggested Authentic Local Experiences:
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Killarney National Park on a horse-drawn jaunting car ride
- Savour your first glimpse of the majestic Dromoland castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates.
- Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick (1 night)
- The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
- Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
- Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)
Private Driver Tour Includes:
- Services of a professional driver and vehicle
- Pick up and drop off at any location in Ireland or Britain
- Pre-booked stays for 7 nights in hotels listed above
- Full breakfast daily except on day of arrival
- A visit to one Dublin’s prime attractions, Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office Museum, Epic Ireland or Teeling Whiskey Distillery
- Ireland Insight Guide – guide with maps and suggested itineraries (one per room)
- Go-To Guide – information book with basic travel facts
Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus
One of Ireland’s premier hotels, this castle property offers guests every imaginable facility and comfort. Guest rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort. The spacious public rooms are filled with antiques. Fine cuisine is enhanced by impeccable service. Relax in the spa and health facilities or play a round of golf on the lovely landscaped grounds with a lake and 18-hole golf course. The hotel is located on an estate outside the village of Newmarket-on-Fergus and just 8 miles west of Shannon Airport.
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring modern decor in natural shades with burgundy touches and light-wood furnishings. Experience fine dining or casual bar food and enjoy the award-winning Sansana SPA and Pier Health Club. Dun Laoghaire has many shops and restaurants to explore. The property overlooks Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay and is located eight miles from Dublin city center. Dublin International Airport is 16 miles away, and can be reached by car or airport coach in approximately 45 minutes. Hotel parking.
The Brehon Hotel, Killarney
This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every requirement in mind, 123 bedrooms have been designed with exceptional grace and elegance with a feeling of relaxed elegance. The hotel features the Angsana Spa, brought from Thailand. Located one mile from Killarney town center and opposite the famous Killarney National Park with views of surrounding countryside and mountains for which Killarney is renowned.
Clayton Hotel Limerick, Limerick
With views from the beautiful location on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick City Center, Clayton Hotel Limerick offers free WiFi throughout and access to the Waterfront Restaurant, Grill Bar and Restaurant and ClubVitae leisure center, featuring a 39 foot indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, steam room and sauna. The light and modern rooms offer CIE Tours’ guests a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi and private bathrooms with soft cotton towels, a hairdryer and toiletries. Grill Bar & Restaurant offers locally sourced flame-grilled food with a view and a bar with contemporary designs where guests can enjoy an extensive European lunch and dinner. For a lighter bite indulge in a handcrafted coffee and specialty teas with freshly bakes snacks throughout the day in Red Bean Roastery. The Waterfront Restaurant in the heart of the city feature views of the River Shannon from wrap around glass walls.
Granville Hotel, Waterford
This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world charm and unique features. The friendly and professional staff are dedicated to making your stay pleasant and memorable. Enjoy delicious menus in the attractive dining room. The bar is a lively meeting place, often with live music. Comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms make for a great stay. Set on the waterfront, in the heart of Waterford city, this hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.
2019 PRIVATE DRIVER – IRISH HERITAGE & DROMOLAND CASTLE 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Day 1 SHANNON AIRPORT & WILD ATLANTIC
Your driver will meet you at Shannon Airport. Drive out along the Wild Atlantic Way and admire the rugged coastline leading to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Drive east to Limerick for a panoramic city tour and impressive King John’s Castle towering over the River Shannon.
Day 2 ADARE VILLAGE & KILLARNEY
Head to Adare, famous for its thatched cottages. Stop for photos and a walk along the main street, then journey south into the mountainous countryside. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring Killarney National Park, nearby Muckross House & Gardens, or the shops in town. (B)
Day 3 RING OF KERRY TOUR OR DINGLE PENINSULA
Explore the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with attractive villages and views, and perhaps stop at the Skellig Experience to learn about the monks, or experience the wild Atlantic scenery of the Dingle Peninsula and the charming fishing town of Dingle. (B)
Day 4 CORK SIGHTSEEING
Drive into the rich farming country of Cork or stop in Blarney to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Continue along the glistening shores the Copper Coast, with a stop at the Cobh Heritage Center or the beautiful coastal villages of Youghal and Dungarvan, en route to Waterford. (B)
Day 5 WATERFORD TO DUBLIN
Spend the morning exploring the ancient waterside village of Waterford. Travel north to Dublin, either heading inland via the medieval town of Kilkenny or through the delightful Wexford and Wicklow countryside. Your elegant Victorian hotel overlooks Dublin Bay a few miles south of the city center. (B)
Day 6 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the heart of Dublin. Use your included voucher for a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum. (B)
Day 7 DUBLIN TO NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS
Journey across the center of the country as you head to the famous Dromoland Castle Hotel. We recommend that you arrive at your hotel early to enjoy the luxurious facilities. (B)
Day 8 DEPART FOR HOME FROM SHANNON
Your tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to Shannon Airport. (B)
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