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Elegant Ireland

See the castles. Experience the culture. Meet the locals. And behold those famous shades of green that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is Ireland. And on this adventure you’ll enjoy overnights at luxury properties and stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special. Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle " including a dinner that will truly make you feel like a royal! Overnight in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort and explore its 220 stunning acres. Gaze down upon the mighty Atlantic from the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Savor an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Journey to Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone! Step inside a working farmhouse for lunch with an Irish family. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, retrace a beautiful history in a timeless destination.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts
7 lunches
7 dinners
Explore Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads.
Stay at Castlemartyr, a grand manor once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $3,029
Start Location
Dublin, Ireland
End Location
County Clare, Ireland
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
ItineraryExpand
Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
There is no better place to begin your journey than Dublin, Ireland’s dynamic capital city. Discover a city brimming with history and warmth. End your day at a rollicking “Irish Night” complete with traditional entertainment.
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Dublin
Today opens with a choice of two cultural experiences. You may choose to set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phnix Park " originally established as a royal deer park in the 17th century. Or, perhaps you’ll choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. With the remainder of your day at leisure, unwind near your hotel or continue to independently discover Dublin’s countless cultural offerings.
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Dublin - Kilkenny - Farmhouse Lunch - Castlemartyr
Leave Dublin behind to visit the country’s medieval capital " Kilkenny. Meander its historic streets and soak up the unique sights of the city built on both banks of the River Nore. Visit a family-run farm and enjoy lunch while hearing about the traditions of Irish farming. Later, rejuvenate with a relaxing evening in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort. This grand manor house, which once belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh, is like something out of an ancient tale. You will even find dramatic 800-year-old castle ruins on the grounds.
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Castlemartyr - Blarney - Killarney
With a leisurely morning at Castlemartyr, there are endless possibilities. Indulge in a spa treatment; cycle or stroll around the estate’s 220 stunning acres. Later, a short drive brings you to the Old Midleton Distillery where an expert will lead you through while regaling you with the extraordinary story of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Stop at historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. Arrive in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.
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Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Today, travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world " the Ring of Kerry. This world-famous trail is part of an unspoiled region of Ireland that boasts beautiful beaches, plunging cliffs and miles of brilliant greenery for which the Emerald Isle is known. At the Gap of Dunl, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Make your way through picturesque villages and traverse rugged mountain passes into “Ladies View” to gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney.
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Killarney - Foynes - Cliffs of Moher - Dromoland Castle
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which recalls the history of aviation travel between North America and Europe. Foynes is also where Irish coffee was invented, so drink up! Then, journey to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. As you are whisked through gorgeous countryside, arrive at stately Dromoland Castle.
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Dromoland Castle
Live the life of a royal as you enjoy an entire day at leisure at Dromoland Castle. Or, perhaps take an optional excursion which starts at the Burren, Ireland’s rocky and windswept region, to experience a traditional sheepdog demonstration before heading to Galway " the ancient “City of Tribes.” There, enjoy some free time to explore this historic city before returning to Dromoland Castle. Tonight, enjoy dinner* in the castle and toast the end of an unforgettable trip! 
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Dromoland Castle - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close in Shannon.
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