Day 1 Dublin
Today we will gather in Dublin. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
Day 2 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 3 Dublin - Ennis (311 km)
Head for dairy farm country in the center of the "Emerald Isle". Stop in Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. Then, cross the glacial-era limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher before heading for Ennis, county town of Clare. Tonight's optional opportunity: a medieval banquet at Knappogue Castle.
Day 4 Ennis - Killarney (149 km)
Stop for photos in Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, beautifully set in woods along the Maigue River, and with thatched cottages lining its wide main street. In County Kerry, join the road known as the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive. Focus your camera on sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Later, discover Killarney, a town full of history, heritage, and world-class hospitality. A special optional adventure awaits: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle or you might like to join an optional pub tour.
Day 5 Killarney - Blarney - Tramore (207 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 lunch, we will make our way to Tramore.
Day 6 Tramore - Cardiff (276 km)
We will board a ferry that will take us across St. George's Channel to South Wales. Today our tour will take us to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, UK. Here, we will see the city's major sights: Cardiff Castle, Millenium Stadium, and Cathays Park.
Day 7 Cardiff - Bath - Amesbury - London (246 km)
Today we will travel to the town of Bath, UK in England, home of the famous Roman Baths. From there, we will head into the English countryside to visit the iconic Stonehenge and its new-and-improved visitor's center and museum. We will drive east to London for the night.
Day 8 London
Today is a free day in magnificent London, England. A tour guide is on hand to assist guests in setting up activities.
Day 9 London
After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.