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Essence of Ireland

Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Reveal the essence of wonderful Ireland: 7 memorable days of enchanting towns, picture-perfect Irish scenery, comfortable hotels, and inspiring sightseeing tours around the most significant city highlights. Our customized approach to every client will make your Irish adventure unforgettable.

Essence of Ireland

7 days3 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
From
$2,399
Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Reveal the essence of wonderful Ireland: 7 memorable days of enchanting towns, picture-perfect Irish scenery, comfortable hotels, and inspiring sightseeing tours around the most significant city highlights. Our customized approach to every client will make your Irish adventure unforgettable.

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin

first destination

The marvelous capital of Ireland, Dublin, is an ancient city whose long history stretches back for dozens of centuries.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival & Guided Evening Bar Crawl
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

In the evening you meet your private guide for an evening bar crawl that is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enrich your experience in Dublin!

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: no meals included.

 

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Day 2
Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience
City Tour
City Tour

Fuel up on Irish breakfast this morning as there will be plenty to do and see around the capital city today, starting with famous attractions and colorful doors and ending with the history of Guinness.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Ha’penny Bridge, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College Library

Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.

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The Grafton Hotel
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Set in the center of Dublin, the Grafton Hotel houses 127 brand new guestrooms.
train
Dublin
Cork
3 hrs

Travel through some of the most scenic places of the region while making your way from Dublin to Cork. The whole train ride to the final destination takes about 3 hours.

Cork, Ireland Gallery

Cork

second destination

The beautiful city of Cork is one of the most popular hubs in Ireland, boasting plenty of amazing sights to explore, amazing landscapes, and hearty locals.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Cork and Cobh Sightseeing
Day Tour
Day Tour

Following breakfast and check out from your hotel, you have a transfer to the railway station where you take the train to the charming town of Cork.

Note: Alternatively, you may extend your stay in Dublin and have a day-trip to Kells and Bru na Boinne to explore the rich history of County Meath.

Upon arrival in the city, you are taken to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. Then you meet your private guide and start your saturated half day-tour around the 800-year-old enchanting town.

After the Cork sightseeing tour, you continue your way to Cobh, a lovely seaport town that is beautifully nestled on the south coast of the County Cork. Following the 25-minute train ride, you arrive in Cobh and start exploring the old town that was known as Queenstown from 1849 until 1920.

Then you return to Cork by train and have the rest of the evening at leisure to relax after the long day.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: the English Market, Huguenot Quarter, French Neo-Gothic cathedral, the cathedral of the diocese of Cloyne, St Colman's.
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Day 4
Ring of Kerry Group Tour
Day Tour
Day Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you continue your Ireland exploration. Today you join a full-day group tour to see one of the most picturesque drives on the planet, the breathtaking Ring of Kerry.

During this eventful day-trip, you delve into the pure wilderness of the peninsula with its monumental cliffs and sandy beaches, tiny villages, and jaw-dropping mountain ranges. 

After the tour, you return back to Cork and have the rest of the day free.

Note: in the morning, you meet the guide at the Bridge Street Tourist Office at 08:20 and return to Cork at 19:00. From November to February, the tour is not available on Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: the city of Killarney, Killorglin village, the Dingle Bay, the village of Waterville, the Ballinskellings Bay, the village of Sneem, Killarney National Park, the Black Valley, the Torc Waterfall.
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The Imperial Hotel
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Located in the heart of Cork, the 4-star Imperial Hotel boasts elegant accommodation.
car
Cork
Galway
2 hrs 30 min

During the car journey to the charming city of Galway, you have an amazing chance to take in the allure of the Irish natural heritage. Enjoy countless breathtaking sceneries passing by the outside of the window while our professional driver transfers you to the final destination.

Galway City Gallery

Galway

third destination

Galway, located in the western part of Ireland, is a great place to start your tour around Ireland. The city, set on the banks of the River Corrib, is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene with multiple festivals and events taking place each year.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located
Day 5
Arrival in Galway
Day Tour
Day Tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your private driver, and depart from Cork to the fantastic city of Galway. 

Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the evening is free to start exploring the city on your own and enjoy some of the great music and food in the local bars and restaurants.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: the Cliffs of Moher, the Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren Region.
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Day 6
Galway City Tour
City Tour
City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and go on an exciting walking tour around Galway and its best sights.

After the tour, you either return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.

Note: you may extend your stay in Galway and explore the unspoiled beauty of Connemara distinct region. Contact your destination specialist for details.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: the Eyre Square, the Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque, quincentennial Fountain, the Old Town of Galway, the Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church, and the beautiful Spanish Arch.
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Day 7
Departure from Galway
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Ireland. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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The Hardiman Hotel
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Standing in the famous Eyre Square, the Hardiman Hotel was founded in 1852, offering cozy spacious rooms decorated in Victorian-era style.
What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in top-pick centrally located 4-star hotels in Dublin, Cork, and Galway;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Irish Dance Night show with 3-course dinner, Jameson Distillery tour, Cliffs of Moher Cruise;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide-drivers;
  • Regular class train ticket from Dublin to Cork;
  • Entrance tickets to: Trinity College Library & Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre; 
  • All taxes and fees;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A guided sightseeing tour of Dublin with entrance to the Book of Kells
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Exploration of the lovely seaport town of Cobh
  • Discovering one of the most scenic drives in the world, Ring of Kerry
  • Day-trip to the impressive Irish coastline, Cliffs of Moher
  • A visit to the picturesque Killarney National Park

What To Know

  • The currency used by default in Ireland is Euro. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Ireland are up to your discretion. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated
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