Dublin - Clare - Limerick
Fall in Love with the West
Day 1 – Dublin
On arrival in Ireland, your group will be greeted by our friendly Guide and Coach Driver. The adventure begins with a tour of Ireland’s exciting capital, Dublin – with plenty of time to take in the many historical, cultural and architectural highlights. Guests also have the option to visit the world famous Guinness Storehouse and sample a taste of the ‘Black Stuff’. As the day draws to a close, guests will check into the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 - Clare
After breakfast, we travel to the West of Ireland for a stay in County Clare – starting by travelling around the beautiful coastal area of Blackhead and making our way to the fascinating Aillwee Caves. Guests will love discovering this dramatic underworld of caverns, chasms and weird rock formations – while the onsite shop offers the chance to sample some delicious homemade fudge and cheeses. Afterwards, your group will travel to the hotel in Lisdoonvarna, for dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay.
Day 3 - Clare
Today we visit the beautiful town of Killaloe and take a river cruise along the Shannon. While sipping on an Irish Coffee and admiring the beauty of this special spot, guests will hear the interesting history of Killaloe and Ballina.
The tour continues for lunch in the medieval town of Ennis, with its pretty winding narrow streets, cobbled walkways and arches. Since Ennis is also known as the ‘Boutique Capital of Ireland’, this is also a great opportunity to do some enjoyable and stylish shopping. We’ll then return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 - Connemara
It’s off to stunning Connemara today – the most popular and most-visited areas in Ireland. Guests will find themselves surrounded by endless mountains and magnificent lakes as we drive to Kylemore Abbey – home to one of Ireland’s most beautiful and tragic love stories. Afterwards we’ll return to our hotel for dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay.
Day 5 - Clare
After breakfast we will take the early morning ferry from Doolin Pier to the beautiful and tranquil Aran Islands – a step back in time to old traditional Ireland. It’s then back to Doolin for lunch, before visiting the famous Cliffs of Moher, a natural wonder of the world rising some 702 feet about sea level. Guests will have plenty of time to explore the world-class visitor centre and to take some fabulous photos. We will then return to our hotel for dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay.
Day 6 - Clare
The day begins with a visit to Limerick’s King John’s Castle – to learn the history of this interesting city. In the afternoon we’ll leave for Bunratty Castle to enjoy the castle, grounds and Folk Park which provides a wonderful glimpse at what life was like back in the 1800’s, in rural Ireland. Come evening, guests will be treated to a medieval feast and show with a memorable selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and entertainment. From there it’s back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 - Dublin
It’s farewell to County Clare as the tour heads for Dublin. We’ll make a stop in Kildare, to view the Newbridge Silverware Visitors Centre and to enjoy some lunch, before continuing on to Dublin. Upon arrival, guests will have some free time to spend as they choose, before checking into the hotel for their last night in Ireland.
Day 8 - Departure
Today we say goodbye to the Emerald Isle as we make our way to the airport for our journey home.