Best of Ireland
Grand Tour of Ireland
Days : 7 | Nights : 6Dublin , Ireland
With meandering rivers, rolling green fields, gorgeous lakes excellent stone walls, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. Known as the Emerald Isle, all the 32 counties of this country are blessed with towering castles, majestic vistas and rich history. Dublin, the capital city is an excellent base to start your holidays in Ireland. It is a place with excellent history to explore. You will get an amazing array of memories of the cultural differences and diverse scenery by choosing Ireland for your vacation. It shall be amazing for the travelers to visit Galway, the largest city in this country that renowned for shops and art galleries.
Ireland is a dream holiday destination that fascinates travelers with its wonderful beauty of varied landscapes and Celtic culture. Each visitor shall be delighted to visit Ireland to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland holiday package will take you amazing adventure opportunities also which you will never forget. The Blarney Castle & Kerry is another highlight of your Ireland trip. It is not only a great treasure of the country but a world landmark. The gardens surrounding this beautiful attraction are truly a paradise for visitors that worth exploring. With friendly people and spectacular sights, exploring Ireland can be a mind-blowing experience for each traveler.
Day 01: Arrival Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre. Overnight at Dublin.
Day 02: St. Patrick’s Day
Breakfast at the hotel. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. For two hours you will enjoy an awesome display of creative talent as the national St. Patrick’s Festival Parade snakes its way through the city centre. International and Irish marching bands join performers, dancers and street theatre companies to present a wonderfully entertaining parade. The parade is a piece of moving theatre, complete with its own Creative Director. Colourful costumes flamboyant performances and outstanding musical talent will be on the show. Grandstand tickets for the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade are available at a supplement. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to savour the atmosphere of St. Patrick’s Day. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Dublin
Breakfast at the hotel. You are free to explore the city at your leisure today. This evening meet with the rest of your group for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Ireland’s Midlands, Blarney Castle & Kerry
Breakfast at the hotel. Today meet with your coach & English speaking driver/ guide & depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. The presence of the Woollen Mills during the famine shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the famine, due to its employment of local workers. In 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time Chris & his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Kerry – Galway
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. Next today enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Burren & Cliffs of Moher
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains.
Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange & unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves like Ailwee.
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a fitting compliment to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal and of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the splendour of this magnificent castle & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Galway – Dublin
Breakfast at the hotel. After a final Irish breakfast transfer to Shannon for your flight home – transfer under own arrangements. OR Travel to Dublin via Galway City, with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The city has attracted a bohemian crowd of musicians and artists, which add so much to the character of the city. Enjoy some free time in the city for some personal sightseeing or shopping. Continue to Dublin, arriving at approx. 16.00 – transfer to Dublin Airport for departure flight home. Alternatively we can book hotel accommodation for you in Dublin.
Days : 7 | Nights : 6