Ireland – The Emerald Island

  • 10 Days , 2 Countries , 5 Cities
  • From $5,490
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The Emerald Island

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
Countries Visited Ireland, United Kingdom
Places Visited Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork
Suggested Duration 10 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Dublin

    Arrive at Dublin Airport and meet with your private driver guide, who will be assisting you throughout your private Ireland journey. Based on arrival time: City sightseeing with main streets, like O’Connell Street, St Patrick Cathedral, and the traditional Georgian houses.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Galway - Explore an Irish Hidden Gem: Longford County & Connemara Area

    After breakfast, we check out from the hotel, driving to Galway. On the way, you explore an Irish hidden gem, Longford County, where explore Saints Island, located on the western side of river Lough Ree. We will focus on the Augustine Priory, built-in 1244, a significant historical value for the country.
    We move next to Clonmacnoise Monastery, lower south. The first monastery was founded in the 6th century by St Ciaran, who next founded Clonmacnoise Monastery. We then enter the Connemara area, ending in Galway to check into our hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Limerick - Admire one of the most impressive Irish Landscapes, Cliffs of Moher

    Today, we leave Galway and start our way toward Limerick. The day begins with one of the most impressive Irish landscapes: The cliffs of Moher. We are moving next to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Today, the castle is an example of an authentic Irish fortress and among the most untouched. The castle hosts one of the best collections of medieval ornament, a real jump into history. We reach Limerick for sightseeing and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Cork - One of the most beautiful places in the World, Dingle Peninsula

    Today, we leave Limerick to go southwards. After breakfast, a brief visit to the characteristic village of Adare and then a Dingle Peninsula excursion. Appointed “one of the most beautiful places in the world” by National Geographic and voted among the top 100 destinations by TripAdvisor, the Peninsula it’s a real nature masterpiece. The peninsula is covered with over 2000 stoned pillars from the Neolithic period. We check into our hotel at Cork.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Cork - Explore the Most Picturesque Segment of the South-Western Coast, Kinsale and Skibbereen

    The excursion starts in Kinsale, among the most picturesque and popular location on the south-western coast. We then reach Skibbereen, famous for its colorful buildings and a great community spirit. Skibbereen is also known for the human tribute paid over the Big Famine: To this is dedicated a Memorial. Before leading back to the hotel, we move further down to the coast, enjoying the view of white beaches, wild rivers, lakes, hills, and the forest of Lough Hyre. Based on the time left, we visit Cobh (previously called Queenstown), a pretty little town built on the hill of Great Island by Cork’s port.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Dublin - Experience Irish Whisky in the Jameson Distillery

    Visit Cork city, the 3rd biggest city in Ireland, has always been an important maritime port. We start with the Jameson distillery for our whiskey experience: Travel through whiskey's Irish history, enjoy a tasting tour, and learn how to blend your own whiskey. The next stop is the town of Kilkenny, which used to be Ireland’s capital city over the Middle Age. Yet today, the city hosts a considerable medieval heritage. Visit the city and the Kilkenny Castle (c.1146-1219). After Cork, we will drive to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Dublin - Visit Trinity College

    Today, we explore Dublin. We start by visiting Trinity College, where we will find the famous Book of Kells. We then move to the Guinness Storehouse: Guinness is synonymous with Ireland itself. It would be impossible to skip a visit to the store and enjoy a nice cold pint.

    You may ask to include an optional traditional dinner and Irish show in your customized itinerary for the evening.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Belfast - Sightseeing in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast

    Today, we leave Dublin for Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Upon arrival, we will enjoy city sightseeing starting from St. Anne square and the homonymous cathedral (1899), which hosts the most prominent Celtic cross on the island. The sightseeing will also include a neighborhood with plenty of old pubs, traditional streets, and lovely alleys. Finally, the Titanic Experience will be the highlight of the day. Overnight in Belfast.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Belfast - Explore the most astonishing places in Northern Ireland and UNESCO Heritage Site, Giant's Causeway

    Early start: off to Giant’s Causeway, among the most astonishing places in Northern Ireland. More than 40,000 ancient basalt columns, hexagonally shaped, rising from the sea, over the coast, beaten by the wind and the waves. This incredible rocky formation is so evocative and precious that it was declared UNESCO Heritage Site in 1986. We move then to Londonderry. Laying down the River Foyle, Derry is a genuinely enchanting town with pastel-colored houses, churches’ pinnacles, and steep old-town streets, all surrounded by medieval walls. These walls are one of the few examples in Europe (and unique in Ireland) of a completed city wall, holding the city for more than a mile. Back to Belfast for free time.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 10

    Goodbye to Ireland

    Today our Irish journey ends. After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the Dublin airport for the home flight.

    Time to say goodbye...

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,490 per person

Price per person minimum 2 guests.
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation.
Price excluding international and domestic flights
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What’s Included?

  • 9 nights stay in 4-star centrally located hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
    1 night Dublin
    1 night Galway
    1 night Limerick
    2 nights Cork
    2 nights Dublin
    2 nights Belfast
  • The assistance of a private driver-guide with the car as per the itinerary, from arrival transfer to departure transfer.
  • All entrance fees for visits are included in the itinerary.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Dublin city sightseeing with main streets, like O’Connell Street, St Patrick Cathedral, and the traditional Georgian houses
  • Explore an Irish hidden gem; Longford County & Connemara area
  • Admire one of the most impressive Irish landscapes: Cliffs of Moher
  • One of the most beautiful places in the world: Dingle Peninsula
  • Explore the most picturesque segment of the South-Western coast: Kinsale, and Skibbereen
  • Irish whisky tasting and tour in the Jameson distillery
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Visit Trinity College
  • Sightseeing in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast
  • Visit Titanic Experience
  • The most astonishing places in Northern Ireland and a UNESCO Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway and Londonderry

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