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Enhanced Irish Honeymoon

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Enhanced Irish Honeymoon

Get swept away in the romance of Ireland with a touch of class, including going on a Dublin tour and so much more. Discover Ireland’s most romantic places in this 12 day (11 nights) self-drive tour. It’s time to write a new chapter in your story - one that you’ll be re-telling for years to come.

Welcome to Dublin!

Arrive in Dublin. In the afternoon, take in the attractions of Europe’s most popular city and embark on a Dublin tour. Don’t miss Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the National Museum, the National Gallery and trendy Temple Bar. Taking a break from sight-seeing, Grafton St. (Dublin’s favourite shopping district) has everything you need to relax. Also on your Dublin tour, visit Bewley’s Café and enjoy an Irish coffee in a favourite venue of many of Dublin’s literary greats. Venture down Wicklow St. to find quaint bistros and the Powerscourt Shopping Centre, which boasts the perfect combination of variety and a stunning setting or maybe go alfresco with a picnic in St. Stephen’s Green. Once you’re refreshed, it’s back on the trail again seeking out all that Dublin has to offer. Read more

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Dublin

Today, continue the impressive Dublin tour and visit the famous Guinness Storehouse. During the tour you’ll discover all the history behind this famous brand and get an insight into the magic behind the “black stuff”. Or maybe you’d prefer a hot drop of Whiskey? The Jameson distillery has got just what you need. Learn about John Jameson and the inspirational story behind his world-renowned whiskey, topped off with a tasting session. For the art-lover Dublin has a whole host of museums and art galleries from the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle to the National Museum of Archaeology or the Irish Museum of Modern Art. What’s more, entry is free, so there’s no excuse not to sample some of the more artistic delights our “Fair City” has to offer. Your Dublin tour will be packed with fond memories, unforgettable sights and sounds, but you still have the treat of a full Irish breakfast ahead of you the next morning. Read more

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Dublin to Kilkenny

Following your Dublin tour head into rural Ireland. Although your ultimate destination today is Kilkenny, there a few things to check off your list before you get there. First up is the Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, which is located to the south of Dublin and around a 40 minute drive from the city centre. Ahead of you lies 47 acres of magnificent gardens and a glorious house, which rose from the ashes back to its former glory after a fire in 1974. Taking the Sally Gap, you’ll be making your way towards Glendalough. On this route you can enjoy spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains and the dark waters of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. During the 6th Century, St. Kevin founded, what is now one of the most impressive monastic sites in Ireland. The remains of some of the building and structures from this site are still standing, including St. Kevin’s Church and a stone cross.Forward to Kilkenny City or the medieval capital of Ireland. At the heart of this charming city you’ll find Kilkenny Caste. Dating back to the 18th Century this intricate structure boasts a variety of contrasting styles of architecture. Read more

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Kilkenny to Cork

Today you will venture into the heart of Cork. First it’s time to get up close and personal with one of Ireland’s most loved visitor attractions – the Blarney Stone. There are many variations as to how the stone was endowed with such power, but all agree that a kissing the stone will award you with the gift of the gab. Blarney is also well known for its woollen mills. Now Ireland’s largest gift store, Blarney Woollen Mills stocks the best of the best in quality Irish gifts from Waterford Crystal, Belleek China and Aran Sweaters to Celtic Jewellery; and Irish linen and lace. It’s the perfect one stop shop for all things Irish so if you’ve been looking for somewhere to stock up on souvenirs, now is your chance. After taking in all the splendours Blarney has to offer, it’s off to Cork City –a culturally diverse city with a wealth of attractions. The history of the city can be dated back to the 7th Century when it was founded by St. Finbarr. You’ll find excellent examples of centuries old architecture around every corner including St. Anne’s Church (complete with its 300 year tower and home to the Shandon Bells) and St. Finbarr’s Cathedral. Read more

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Cork

It’s another new day and of course, that means another delicious Irish breakfast to fuel you on your journey around the Ireland. If you’d prefer to get out in the open, the Fota Wildlife Park might be just the thing for you. Located in Cork harbour and a mere fifteen minute drive outside the city, this attraction is well worth the short trip. No two trips to Fota are the same. Free roaming animals populate the park and are sure to surprise, thrill and bring a smile to your face. The park is also home to some highly endangered species such as the European bison. Be sure to stop off in Midleton for a walk through this beautifully restored industrial distillery. A tour of the Old Midleton Distillery is a journey through the story of Irish whiskey by means of an audio-visual presentation. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, stillhouse, warehouses and kilns - some of these buildings date back to 1795. Unique within Ireland and Britain, you can also see the fully operational water wheel and large grain stores. Before you make the return trip to your accommodation for the night, swing by Cobh. Cobh (pronounced cove) is situated in south west Ireland, just twenty minutes from Cork City. In 1849, following the visit of Queen Victoria the town was renamed Queenstown but in 1921, it once again reverted to the old name of Cobh. The Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown) in Cork, is a fascinating guided tour that explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour, which was the last port of call of the RMS Titanic. This Irish heritage walking tour takes visitors through the historic town of Cobh where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the Titanic’s sinking nearly 100 years ago. Read more

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Cork to Kerry

Your journey through the south west of Ireland gets underway today. Continue to Kinsale which is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland. Depart Kinsale and travel through the pretty villages of West Cork to Bantry which nestles in the foothills overlooking Bantry Bay. Why not visit Bantry House & Gardens, which is located in beautiful surroundings and has a splendid collection of art treasures? Built about 1750, the house was formerly the house of the Earls of Bantry. Continue over the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, which is one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with a great selection of quaint shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. Continue over the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, which is one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with a great selection of quaint shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. After this, prepare for the Ring of Kerry trip the next day. Read more

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Ring of Kerry Trip

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most scenic touring routes. At 179 km long, it circles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula. On this Ring of Kerry trip, you’ll feel as if you have moved into nature’s mystic arena, and truly you have, as you pass between soft mountains, through forest glades, around bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches. The road between the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains presents secret passes and valleys dotted along the fabled shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bays. Ireland’s natural beauty sings throughout the Ring of Kerry. Also on the Ring of Kerry trip, you may wish to explore several charming villages along the route, including Glenbeigh, Waterville, and Sneem. Stroll and talk to people—this is what makes your travel experience unique. After the Ring of Kerry trip, follow the drive to Killarney by way of the Ladies View and the legendary Lakes of Killarney. Read more

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Kerry to Clare

An early morning start for a day full of breath-taking landscapes. You will pass through the postcard pretty Adare Village. Adare is the proud bearer of the title: “Ireland’s prettiest village”. This wonderfully picturesque rural village does its part to keep the Irish traditions alive. You will then continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where one can stop for a pint of stout at Dirty Nellies. After that is time to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher - which fall 200m steeply into the wild Atlantic ocean. Pass through the Burren - without dispute, one of the most unique - and strangest - landscapes in Europe. The Burren is bounded by the Atlantic on the west and rocked by Galway Bay to the north, it is a multi-layered landscape where rare and delicate plants have adapted in order to thrive and flourish between harsh crevices. Read more

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Clare to Galway

Time to visit Galway City - the cultural heart of Ireland. This charming city is brimming with heritage, culture and folklore. Weaving through the side streets browsing the hand crafted wares on offer you’ll be in awe of the rich architecture and medieval nuances. Friendly faces greet you around every corner and a magical spirit lingers in the air. Within the City you can check out the Galway City Museum, which contains two major exhibitions. One explores the rich heritage of Galway and the other displays works of art from prominent Irish artists from the second half of the 20th Century. Add to this the Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral, Brigit's Gardenand you’ll start to get an idea of just how varied and wonderful a place Galway City is. If you fancy some evening entertainment, you’ll be pleased to discover Galway’s strong ties with traditional Irish music. Rest and prepare for your Connemara tour the next day. Read more

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Connemara Tour

Today travel to one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in Ireland. Connemara area is one of the few remaining in Ireland where the native tongue (Gaeilge) is still fluently spoken as a first language. In this Connemara tour, travel through the stunning Doolough Valley and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Killary Harbour. You can even take part on a cruise on Ireland's only fjord! Visit the exquisite neo-gothic Kylemore Abbey, nestled in a lush forest on the edge of Kylemore Lake. Clifden, Connemara's capital is well worth a visit and the scenic Sky Road drive just outside town should not be missed. However long you spend in Connemara you will be constantly enchanted by the ever hanging scenery of mountains and valleys, lakes and beaches and bays. Read more

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Gallway to Dublin

After the Connemara tour it's time to drive back to Dublin with en route stop at Clonmacnoise - a 6th Century monastic settlement founded by St. Ciaran and located in Westmeath. Along the eastern bank of Ireland’s longest river (the River Shannon), you’ll be in awe of the fantastic stone structures, which make up this historical site: the ruins of a cathedral, and seven churches (10th – 13th Century), two round towers and intricately carved stone sculptures. It will be clear sailing from here on back to Dublin. When you get back to the city you can head for a quiet pint in Temple Bar, where you’re sure to catch a music session. Read more

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Departure

Time at leisure in Dublin and transfer to the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Dublin
Day 3
Location Kilkenny
Day 4
Location Cork
Day 8
Location Clare
Day 9
Location Galway
Day 11
Location Dublin

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 11 Night's Accommodation in 4/5-star suggested hotels or similar
  • 11 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Rental Car (category C) for 12 days with Reduced Excess Insurance and Unlimited Mileage
  • Travel Documents
  • Expert Advice & 24/7 Emergency Phone Assistance

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Entrances to visitor attractions
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Meals (apart from breakfast) and Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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