Day 1 Dublin
Meet your Tour Director for an afternoon orientation, drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought-iron decorated windows. Visit Oscar Wilde's Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Finally, guests are invited to an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.
Day 2 Dublin - Belfast (165 km)
Today we will drive across the border to Northern Ireland, which is park of the UK. Upon our arrival in Belfast, IE, guests are invited to join an optional historic tour of the city given by a local guide.
Day 3 Belfast - Coleraine - Donegal - Sligo (277 km)
Our first stop of the day today will be Coleraine, UK, where we will visit the Giant's Causeway, an amazing natural rock formation. We will then drive back to the Republic of Ireland to visit the town of Donegal, IE, ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O'Donnell Clan. We will head to Sligo, IE, for the night.
Day 4 Sligo - Galway - Lahinch - Limerick (214 km)
Our Irish exploration will today take us to the town of Galway, IE, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Next, we will travel to the Lahinch, IE, area to see the amazing Cliffs of Moher. We will spend the night in Limerick, IE, where guests are invited to join a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Day 5 Limerick - Adare - Dingle - Killarney (171 km)
In the morning we will head south, making a brief stop in the town of Adare, IE, on our way to the Dingle Peninsula, where we will take one of Ireland's most scenic drives along its Atlantic coastline. Along the way, we will see the Blasket Islands and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. We will spend the night in Killarney, IE.
Day 6 Killarney (149 km)
From Killarney, IE we will embark on the 100-mile coastal drive known as the Ring of Kerry. This scenic tour will take us through towns such as Adare and Limerick as well as past the gorgeous Lake of Killarney. Upon our return to the city, guests will be able to take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle.
Day 7 Killarney - Cork - Waterford - Tramore (6958 km)
In the morning we will head to Cork, IE to see the famous Blarney Stone. Here guests will have free time to explore the castle and shop for handmade goods. After, we will make our way to the town of Waterford, IE to see the House of Waterford Crystal and learn about crystal production. Our day ends in the resort town of Tramore, IE.
Day 8 Tramore - Avoca - Dublin (130 km)
Today we will visit Ireland's oldest Handweaving Mill at Avoca, and enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains on your way to Dublin. Upon our arrival in Dublin in the evening, we could take an optional Irish cabaret evening.
Day 9 Dublin
After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.