7 Day All Ireland Exploration
Private Guided Tour for 1 to 16 people
Tour Duration: 7 days
You can linger longer in places that appeal to you and skip through anywhere that doesn’t.
We can also start and finish our multi-day tours anywhere in Ireland that suits you. The itinerary can be tweaked accordingly.
We leave almost no corner of Ireland uncovered in this unique, week-long tour. Starting and ending in Dublin, we take you North to see everything from the Game of Thrones’ “Dark Hedges,” the dizzying Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Belfast’s Titanic Experience, and the spectacular Giant’s Causeway. Out west, you’ll visit picture-perfect Westport, the windswept beauty of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and much more. Our southern leg takes in the famous delights of Cork and Kerry, including lush Killarney, stunning Dingle, Cobh and the Blarney Stone.
Start and finish this private tour in Dublin or anywhere in Ireland that suits you, your personal driver/guide will collect at your designated pick up point and drop you off where you wish at the end of your tour. Contact us today and let your Irish tour of discovery begin.
· Giant’s Causeway
· Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
· Belfast Titanic Experience
· Aran Islands
· The Burren
· Cliffs of Moher
· Dingle peninsula
· Skellig Michael
· Blarney castle
· Rock of Cashel
6 Overnight Stays:
From our experience accommodation and budgets for same are very personal so whilst we do not make recommendations or reservations on your behalf we are happy to assist with feedback should you require any info regarding locations of different establishments etc. Using sites such as www.trivago.ie or www.booking.com should assist you in making your perfect choice.
· 1st night staying in Belfast
· 2nd night staying in Derry
· 3rd & 4th night staying in Galway
· 5th night staying in Killarney
· 6th night staying in Cork City.
Departing Dublin, we head North to take the famous Black Cab Tour of Belfast and learn the highs and lows of Belfast’s fascinating political history. Learn all about the world’s most famous doomed maiden voyage at the Titanic Visitor’s Experience, this legacy is evident in the renovated dockyards and the museum is built to resemble the ship’s hull. Wind down for the night in Belfast City which in recent years has had a remarkable transformation with a great foodie scene and music filled pubs.
Travelling through Northern Ireland we head for the natural wonder that is The Giant’s Causeway. From here take in the views which have appeared in TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ heading to Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge hold your nerve if you dare to cross the rope bridge to Carrick a Rede Island to enjoy a spectacular cliff top experience. After an action-packed day wind down for the night in Northern Ireland’s second largest city Derry with lots of history to absorb.
Leaving Northern Ireland, we head west to the final resting place of our beloved poet W.B. Yeats. Find yourself steeped in early Christian history at Clonmacnoise Monastery on the banks of the Shannon River visiting the stunning and rugged Connemara and Cong where you will notice the landscape becomes a mixture of dramatic hills, mountains and unspoilt stunning coastline. Connemara was the filmset to the classic movie The Quietman starring Hollywood legends John Wayne and Maureen O Hara and the landscapes dramatic contrasts have attracted many other film crews since, Marley & Me, Tristan and Isolde, Man of Aran, Into the West starring Gabriel Byrne, The Matchmaker and Oscar nominated The Guard. Capture your own memories here where as Oscar Wilde said ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ on this part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Experience the colourful streets and lively welcome of Galway City first hand on an overnight stay
Lose yourself in the authentic traditional culture of the Aran Islands. Take the short ferry ride from the musical little village of Doolin and become an islander for the day at your leisure an ideal way to escape the pressures of modern life and a truly authentic Irish experience. This barren and rugged landscape is stunningly beautiful and unique. This being a Gaeltacht area you will hear the Irish language spoken and feel like you are in an Ireland from the past with the slow pace and traditional way of life. As well as Islanders, you will see many sheep, cows and picturesque villages, beautiful surrounding countryside lending to a feeling of being in a bygone era in today’s modern world. Staying in Galway again this evening.
Catch your breath at the towering Cliffs of Moher the no 1 attraction in Ireland with breath taking landscape looming high over County Clare’s west coast. Just 5 miles away lies the village of Doolin a traditional music haven where we will stop for lunch that day. Whilst this stunning and spectacular attraction is a must see you can feast your eyes on the picturesque village of Adare famous for its thatched cottages monasteries and cathedrals on route to Kerry. That evening will be spent in Killarney full of history, heritage and 1st class hospitality.
Explore the craggy splendour and ancient history of the Dingle Peninsula. See the beehive huts dating back to 2,500 BC, look out at Skellig Michael the famous dwelling place of the Skellig Monks and more recently as movie location of Star Wars and one of Lonely Planet’s picks for top destinations in the world. After this we travel to Cork where you will stay the night in what is known locally as Ireland’s ‘real capitol’! This cosmopolitan city with one of the world’s largest natural harbours is very culturally diverse.
We tour Cork visiting highlights such as Blarney, home to the beautiful Blarney Castle which is said to endow you with gift of eloquent speech if you kiss it!
Visiting Cobh the last place the Titanic left from in 1912 and where two and a half million Irish people immigrated to USA, Canada, Australia and all over the world. You can do The Titanic Experience tour if you wish while in Cobh, it is reasonably priced and you receive a ticket with one of the actual passenger’s names on it as a souvenir, are you brave enough to see what your fate would have been had you stepped on board the Titanic……
Leaving Cobh behind we make our return journey stopping on route where you will be awestruck by the spectacle of the Rock of Cashel The Rock of Cashel, time for a photo stop and a bit more history as we make our way back to Dublin.