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‘Live Like A Local as you Experience Ireland on this unique tour’

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Dublin, capital city of Ireland! On arrival, pick up your hire car and make your way to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you may want to explore the city. Why not include a city walking tour with a local guide to learn about the history, life and culture of Dublin? This evening, why not include a traditional Irish evening of food, song and dancing? Overnight: Dublin area.

This morning head north of Dublin to the Boyne Valley to see some of the world’s most mythical landscapes. Include a visit to Slane Irish Distillery, as part of the Slane Castle Estate, there could be no finer setting in which to discover the nature of whiskey. Housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle Estate, the guided distillery tour uncovers a history like no other, paying homage to the resilient nature of Ireland's heritage and the surrounding lands. Continue to your accommodation. Overnight: Mayo area.

Today come into the kitchen to have an authentic hands on Irish baking experience. Learn how to prepare traditional foods such as scones, potato cake or traditional Guinness bread. Continue on the coastal road and you may want to also explore Achill Island off the coast of Mayo– accessible by road. Achill Island is the largest of all islands off the coast of Ireland and not only does the island offer spectacularly beautiful views, but it also rewards visitors with equally spectacular beaches. Overnight: Mayo area.

Set sail off the coast of Galway today on a short ferry ride to the remote island of Inishbofin, one of the most westerly islands off the Irish coastline. On arrival on the island stop to collect your bike hire before setting off to explore. The island is also famous for its musical heritage and it continues to be a haven for music lovers with sessions held regularly. Take the return ferry back to the mainland. Overnight: Galway area.

Explore Galway today, this wild and bohemian city, is full of culture, artistry, exceptional food and music. You might even want to include a culinary walking tour of Galway, exploring the famous food culture and taking in some of the cities best known and secret food haunts. This evening, why not join a night of music, stories and laughter and experience authentic, traditional Irish Music and heartfelt toe tapping rhythms all in the comfort and relaxed surroundings of the musician’s home. Overnight: Clare area.

Today explore the Burren region – stretching across northern Clare, the rocky, windswept Burren region is a unique striated lunar-like landscape with a wildly diverse ecosystem. Of Ireland’s 900 native plants species, the Burren is home to 70% – including artic plants brought to Ireland by glaciers in the last Ice Age. It is a living place teeming with nature’s bounty – ordinary and exotic rocks, plants, animals, insects and birds. Its geology and diverse habitats are packed with startling features and surprising landforms. Pay a visit to the Burren Smokehouse for a demonstration of the salmon smoking process and explanation of the ancient smoking techniques used and how these have influenced their own patented technique – and an all-important tasting of the hot and cold smoked salmon. Why not combine this visit with a visit to the Burren Brewery and a beer tasting session with the Master Brewer, the beer uses local wild botanicals from the Burren region. Overnight: Kerry area.

For centuries Lough Boora has given humans shelter, warmth and a unique contact with the forces of the natural world. Lough Boora Discovery Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts because it showcases the regenerating power of nature. It has been turned from a vast industrial peat production landscape into a spectacular haven for animals, birds and plants. As the worked boglands have been transformed into habitats of high ecological value, so the species naturally occurring in Lough Boora have begun to increase. Enjoy a bike ride in the park along the approx. 9km peaceful route that allows you to discover the local flora, fauna, sculptures, historic Mesolithic Site and open areas of cut-away bog. Overnight : Kerry area.

Spend time today in Killarney, you might want to explore the town with its shops and restaurants, and take a traditional jaunting car around the town which is a unique option to show you some of the hidden delights of Killarney National Park, the famous Lakes of Killarney and the Native Red Deer herds. The Gap of Dunloe shares in some of the most beautiful and inspiring scenery to be found in the
world, with a rugged landscape and series of glacial lakes connected by a single stream known as a ‘pater noster’. Overnight: Kerry area.

It is time to start the journey east again. Make your way back to Dublin and if time allows why not include a visit to EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum and experience not only what it means to be Irish, but the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world. A perfect way to end a trip to Ireland, a lot of what you will see in the museum will tell stories of people from the areas you have toured. Another option to include on your last evening in Dublin is the National Leprechaun Museum – a storytelling experience filled with fun and folklore and a chance to immerse yourself in the Otherworld, home of leprechauns and other mythical creatures. Overnight: Dublin area.

It is time to bid farewell - transfer to the airport and take your flight back home.

Inclusions

All Packages can be customised and… Are on bed and Full Irish breakfast basis, unless advised otherwise.
o Exclude transport, at the exception of rail packages
Can be sold on free-sale basis, please contact us for block out dates and specific terms.
o Can be done by car rental or with a chauffeur guide.
o Rates include VAT at 20%
The accommodation services listed are examples, those can be replaced according to availability.

Exclusions

Services not listed above.

Rates quoted excluding transport.

Notes

Mixed Accommodation: 6 Nights in 3 or 4' Accommodation, 3 Nights. in B&B.

Example Accommodations or similar:

Dublin-Brooks Hotel / Mayo-B&B / Galaway-Abbeyglen Castle / Clare-B&B / Kerry-Cahemane House Hotel / Dublin-Clontarf Castle.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Dublin-Mayo-Galway-Clare-Kerry-Dublin

Periodic Departure
01 Jan, 2024 to 31 Mar, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,179 P P twin share
AUD 3,462 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2024 to 30 Apr, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,373 P P twin share
AUD 3,971 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Oct, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,373 P P twin share
AUD 3,971 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 May, 2024 to 30 Sep, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,858 P P twin share
AUD 4,989 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2024

Mixed Hotels
AUD 2,179 P P twin share
AUD 3,462 P P single
AVAILABLE

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