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12 Day Tour – 544207

Day 1 & Day 2 Dublin

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College and Book of Kells
  • Christchurch Cathedral

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Dublin’s stately Georgian houses, gregarious locals, laid back lifestyle and yes, even the rainy weather! This incredible city has a lifetime’s worth of attractions, so don’t be surprised if you want to come back as soon as you leave. Just some of the must-do’s include pouring a pint of the ‘black stuff’ at the Guinness Storehouse, viewing the Book of Kells, and people watching on Grafton Street from Bewley’s Cafe.

Stay at Croke Park hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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DAY 3 Kilkenny

  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Smithwick’s Experience
  • Kilkenny City

Ireland’s smallest – but most spirited – city is Kilkenny, in the heart of the midlands. The majestic Kilkenny Castle sits in the centre of the town, overlooking savvy shoppers and rowdy revellers, while just up the main street is Ireland’s newest attraction, the Smithwicks Experience (Kilkenny’ answer to the Guinness Storehouse). Not far away is one of Ireland’s most splendid manor homes, Mount Juliet, where you can (and should) live like royalty for a day.

Stay at Hotel Kilkenny or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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DAY 4 Cork

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cobh
  • West Cork

Known as the ‘rebel county’, Cork is the largest county in Ireland and has some of the biggest attractions outside of Dublin; Blarney Castle, where you can earn the gift of eloquence by kissing the Blarney Stone, the seaside town of Cobh where the Titanic left for her maiden voyage, the untamed and unspoiled scenery of West Cork, and of course, the English Market, which the Queen of England herself saw fit to visit in 2011.

Stay at Maryborough Hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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DAY 5 & DAY 6 Kerry

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Killarney National Park

Known as ‘the Kingdom’, Kerry is the heart of ancient Ireland and still the most stunning spot on the island. From quaint seaside villages like Dingle (where a dolphin voluntarily puts on a show for the boats every afternoon) to the busy tourist spot of Killarney, not to mention one of the most breathtaking road trips in Europe, the Ring of Kerry, and the simply astounding Killarney National Park a visit to Kerry is unforgettable.

Stay at Ballyroe Heights Hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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Day 7 Limerick

  • St. John’s Castle
  • Flying Boat Museum
  • Limerick City

Situated at the point where the river Shannon meets the sea, Limerick city is a must visit for rugby fans; it’s the home of Munster rugby, and a match at their stadium, Thomond Park, is a sight to behold. The city also boasts the impressive St. John’s Castle and the bustling Milk and Potato markets on weekends, while the rest of the county is a retreat from the urban chaos with lush farmlands all around.

DAY 8 & DAY 9 Galway

  • Connemara
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Galway City

Galway is the wild west of Ireland at its best. Rugged coastlines, dramatic hills and valleys, isolated islands, emerald fields and towns filled with traditional music, dancing, and language. Galway city is a tangle of cobbled streets, cosy pubs and mouth watering restaurants, the magnificent Connemara landscape is just a short drive away and the traditional Gaelic community of the Aran Islands are reachable with a quick boat trip too, although they both seem a world away.

Stay at The Salthill Hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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DAY 10 Derry

  • Medieval Walls
  • Guildhall

County Derry is one of the most up and coming places in all of Ireland, not least because of it’s crowning glory, the city of Derry itself. Walk along the medieval walls of the city (one of the best examples of its kind in all of Europe), get a feel for the troubled past with a wander through the Bogside area, and investigate the impressive architecture of the Guildhall and the city’s two cathedrals.

DAY 11 Antrim

  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Belfast City
  • Titanic Museum

What doesn’t Antrim have to offer? This northern county is home to the vibrant Belfast city, the unforgettable hexagonal landscape of the Giant’s Causeway, the delectable Bushmills whiskey distillery, and so much more. Road trip along the Northern coastline to take in the quaint seaside towns, rocky inlets, sweeping beaches, and crumbling castles, then come back to the ‘big smoke’ of Ulster (that’s Belfast by the way) for culture, culinary delights, and plenty of craic.

Stay at The Wellington Park Hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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Day 12 Dublin

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College and Book of Kells
  • Christchurch Cathedral

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Dublin’s stately Georgian houses, gregarious locals, laid back lifestyle and yes, even the rainy weather! This incredible city has a lifetime’s worth of attractions, so don’t be surprised if you want to come back as soon as you leave. Just some of the must-do’s include pouring a pint of the ‘black stuff’ at the Guinness Storehouse, viewing the Book of Kells, and people watching on Grafton Street from Bewley’s Cafe.

Stay at Croke Park hotel or Similar or hand selected Bed and Breakfast

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DAY 13 Departure



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