Ireland Photo bomb!
This tour would include:
Day 1: Depart USA with overnight flight with meal service to Dublin
Day 2: Arrive Dublin, meet our Driver/Guide, one of Ireland’s finest, and head to Dublin for a panoramic city tour. You’ll have the whole day and evening in Dublin, and we’ll then get you to Nassau Street where you can be free to explore the heart of the city, including Trinity College, Grafton Street shopping, St. Stephen’s Green, the national museums, which are all free, and much more. We’ll also take anyone who wants to go to the Guinness Storehouse. This afternoon we check into our hotel on O’Connell Street, The Hotel Gresham, where we’ll have our Welcome Dinner this evening. Before and after dinner, you can stroll to see the nearby General Post Office, where the 1916 Easter Uprising took place, plus the Temple Bar entertainment district just across the Liffey River. Cross over or back on the famous Ha’ Penny pedestrian bridge.
Day 3: We depart Dublin and cruise to Galway with stops at Kilbeggan Distillery for a tour and tasting at Ireland’s oldest continuously operating distillery. We’ll also stop at Clonmacnoise, the ancient monastic settlement on the River Shannon. We arrive in the heart of Galway for two nights at the Jury’s Hotel in the heart of town with pubs, shops and restaurants steps away. The hotel also overlooks the Corrib River.
Day 4: From Galway, we’ll head into the rugged landscape of the Connemara Peninsula with photo stops at Kylemore Abbey, the Sky Road, the rugged fishing port village of Clifden, Killary Harbour (Ireland’s only fjord) and a visit to Glen Keen Farm for a tour of one of Ireland’s largest farms, plus a sheepdog demonstration.
Day 5: Depart Galway; visit the fascinating moonscape of the Burren, the towering Cliffs of Moher, then cross the Shannon on the Tarbet Ferry; Onward to Tralee for stay at The Lodge at Ballyseede Castle for the night with a royal feast this evening.
Day 6: Depart Tralee and explore the stunning mountains and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula, then to Killarney for 2 nights at Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa in the heart of town. the Killarney National Park is adjacent to our hotel, and it has many photo possibilities, including the wooded trails, Torc Falls, Muckross House and more.
Day 7: We’ll tour the world-famous Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic drives in the world with several beautiful stops along the way. There will also be plenty of time to explore Killarney this afternoon and evening.
Day 8: Depart Killarney for Blarney to climb the ancient castle to kiss the Blarney Stone if you dare. There is also some of Ireland’s best shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills in this charming little town. Onward to Cashel for a photo op of the Rock of Cashel, where the great High King Brian Boru had his coronation over 1000 years ago. We’ll head through Kildare with a stop at the cathedral on the site of St. Brigid’s settlement. After our early evening arrival at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport (formerly Bewley’s), we’ll have a Farewell Dinner, then convene in the spacious pub or its cozy whiskey bar.
Day 9: After breakfast, you can take the free 24-hour shuttle at your convenience for your flight home. If you are staying over, just ask for assistance with your travels.