Optional Authentic Local Experiences
- Dingle Peninsula
- Book of Kells
- Charles Fort
- Cliffs of Moher
- Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
- Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
- Kylemore Abbey
- Timoleague Franciscan Friary
- Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel | Dublin (1)
- The Galmont Hotel & Spa | Galway (2)
- Old Ground Hotel | Ennis (1)
- Aghadoe Heights Hotel | Killarney (2)
- Celtic Ross Hotel | Rosscarbery, West Cork (2)
- Dunboyne Castle Hotel | Co. Meath (1)
Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin
This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sumptuous retreat from bustling Dublin life. Choose from 151 rooms and suites offering lavish amenities, and be sure to try award-winning cuisine at the numerous on-site dining venues. A fitness center, beauty treatments and meeting rooms are all available as well. It is located on Stillorgan Road, 5 miles south of Dublin city center and 12 miles from Dublin Airport with good city bus services nearby. Hotel parking.
The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway
Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s finest 4 star hotels. Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway) stands in the heart of the city. With a range of guest rooms to choose from, the hotel is home to the award-winning Spirit One Spa and the best events facilities in the west of Ireland. Whether you’re in Galway for a weekend getaway, a family trip or on business, this hotel’s central location, helpful team and excellent facilities will make your stay one to remember.
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
A long-established, traditional hotel where the warmth of a country house blends with the style of a contemporary hotel. Enjoy traditional decor and blazing fires in the public spaces. The elegant dining room and Town Hall Bistro are renowned for excellent cuisine. Guest rooms offer every amenity for a comfortable stay. Located in the center of the charming market town of Ennis and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Shannon Airport is 15 miles away. Hotel parking.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
A 5-star luxury resort, this hotel is both beautiful and relaxing. There are many room options, some with private balconies and views of Killarney’s lakes. Hotel amenities include spa facilities, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor tennis court, complimentary wifi and parking, gym facilities, a hair salon, and a media room. Enjoy fine or casual dining at one of the many restaurants the hotel has to offer. In addition, this hotel is situated on Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful site. Local attractions include Killarney National Park, Torc Falls, Ross Castle, and Muckross House & Gardens, among others.
Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork
This modern family-owned hotel is set right on the West Cork coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. Sixty-six comfortable bedrooms, many with seaviews over Rosscarbery Bay, offer unbeatable amenities. The Kingfisher Bar & Bistro focuses on dishes featuring seasonal and local produce, while the extensive leisure centre features a pool, steam room, sauna and gym.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne
This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, modern property for a pleasant stay. Large guest rooms are designed for a tranquil night’s rest. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and fine dining in the elegant restaurant or relax in one of the cozy bars. The spa and leisure center offers excellent facilities. Located beside Dunboyne village, just 15 miles from Dublin Airport and 14 miles from Dublin city center.
2019 SELF DRIVE – ELEGANT IRELAND – 10 Days/9 Nights
Day 1: VACATION STARTS IN DUBLIN
Arrive at Dublin Airport and continue into the city. Your day is free to explore independently. Use your prepaid vouchers for an open-top bus tour of central Dublin or visit one of Dublin’s prime attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, Epic Ireland or General Post Office Museum.
Day 2: CLONMACNOISE MONASTIC SITE & GALWAY
Take a taxi with your included voucher to pick up your car. Journey across the rolling pastures to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 544 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Take a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated.
Day 3: LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE & CONNEMARA
Embark for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee while enjoying an Irish dancing demonstration. Drive through scenic Connemara. At Kylemore Abbey, visit elegant rooms and the charming lakeside church. Enjoy lunch and more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore.
Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & ENNIS
Watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a walking tour of Ennis, dating back to the 11th century, with narrow streets and quaint shops.
Day 5: FLYING BOAT & MARITIME MUSEUM & KILLARNEY
Cross the River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry and drive along the shore to Foynes to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Stop in Listowel to explore and lunch on your own before heading to picturesque Killarney. Dine at Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House.
Day 6: DINGLE PENINSULA & GALLARUS ORATORY
Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky headlands. Visit Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that was also a shelter for pilgrims. Stop in Dingle to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to your hotel in Killarney.
Day 7: KILLARNEY’S JAUNTING CAR & CORK COASTLINE
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane. Stop at Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate to admire the unspoiled scenery. Drive to Kenmare to have lunch and explore on your own. Continue along the County Cork coast and through Bantry and Skibbereen before arriving in Rosscarbery.
Day 8: CHARLES FORT & HISTORIC KINSALE
Travel along the West Cork coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for seafaring trade. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town.
Day 9: BLARNEY STONE & DUNBOYNE CASTLE
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the grounds. Shop for quality Irish-made products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel near Dublin.
Day 10: TOUR ENDS AT DUNBOYNE CASTLE
Your program ends after breakfast.
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