Great Tour of Ireland
Great Tour of Ireland 6 days
On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. v At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need. NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, its old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Free afternoon. Note: depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin.
Countryside: Pleasant countryside, forests, hills, picturesque villages on the way. 08:30 hrs - Dublin –Departure-. We start our trip to Powerscourt, very close to Dublin. 09:15 hrs - POWERSCOURT, with our tickets included, we will visit the magnificent Palace Park designed in the eighteenth century, considered one of the prettiest parks in Ireland with its fountains, its Japanese garden and its pet cemetery. 10:30 hrs - Powerscourt –Departure-. We go on our way towards the south of Ireland, passing through the Wicklow National Park. 12:30 hrs - KILKENNY we have time for lunch and a stroll in this city full of life with its castle, cathedral and beer houses, etc. 14:30 hrs - Kilkenny –Departure-. 15:30 hrs- CASHEL –Arrival-. A mediaeval fortress that symbolises the Irish’s struggle against the English. Tickets included to Cashel Castle-Rock and time in the village. 17.00 hrs - Cashel –Departure-. 18.15 hrs - CORK, Arrival at the end of the afternoon. Time for a stroll around the centre of Ireland’s second largest city. Dinner in the hotel included.
Countryside: Pretty countryside, above all in Killarney National Park 08:15hrs- Cork –Departure-. 09.00hrs - KINSALE –Arrival, we stop alongside Charles Fort to admire the views over the ocean beside the seventeenth century fortress. After this, we come to the centre of the village considered the prettiest of all of Ireland’s fishing villages. Time for a stroll in the historic centre with its maritime flavour. 10:30 hrs - Kinsale -departure. 12:30 hrs - KILLARNEY, a tourist city in the heart of Ireland. After time for a stroll and to have lunch, we include a romantic ride in a horse-pulled carriage through the national park, amidst gardens and by the lake. In our carriage we come to ROSS CASTLE and its marvellous views by the lake. Here we include a short boat cruise with magnificent views of the lake. 16.00hrs - Killarney –Departure-. We continue on our way. We take a brief stop in ADARE, a small village that maintains its picturesque stone houses with thatched roofs, and the ruins of an ancient abbey. 18.00 hrs - LIMERICK Arrival and free time to stroll by the river, to visit the cathedral or see its castle, etc. 19.30 hrs - Transfer to the hotel, dinner included.
Countryside: Impressive scenery on the Moher cliffs 08:30 hrs - Limerick –Departure-. Near this city. 09.00hrs - Bunraty Folk Park. We include tickets to this open air museum complex, a marvellous park where we will get a glimpse of what life was like in Ireland in the past, it’s typical cottages, its ancient trades and mediaeval castle. Time to stroll. 11.30hrs - Bunraty Folk Park –Departure-. We travel to the coast amidst green scenery and hills. 11.30 hrs- MOHER CLIFFS, overlooking the ocean (entrance included). Those who want to, can walk to O’Brien’s Tower (tickets not included, sometimes closed because of the weather). Time for lunch. 14.00 hrs -departure. 15.00 hrs - Caherconnel Fort, Arrival at this circular stone Celtic Fort in the heart of the carstic scenery of BURREN NATIONAL PARK. Maybe we can see the display of shepherd dogs, and see how they drove their sheep. 16:30 hrs - Departure. We stop to take photos in this area, where we find the Poulnabrone Dolmen. Our road goes on through attractive scenery and little isolated villages. v 18.15hrs- Arrival in GALWAY, time to see the city and its university atmosphere, with a picturesque pedestrian area. 19.45 hrs.- Transfer to the hotel.
Total distance covered: 295 km 090 hrs - Galway –Departure-. 10.00 hrs - Cong- Arrival in this small picturesque town in the magnificent area of lakes where John Ford filmed “The Quiet Man”. We will see the ruins of the Royal Abbey and stroll around the fantastic Ashford Castle, now turned into a hotel. Time to have a stroll. 11.30 hrs - Departure. We going towards the centre of Ireland. 13.00 hrs - Clonmacnoise: Time for lunch before we visit the ruins of the Celtic monasteries. (Ticket and tour included). 15.45 hrs– Clonmacnoise –Departure-. We continue on our route. 17.15 hrs - Dublin; Arrival. - NB: The Clonmacnoise complex only allows a certain number of people to enter at a time. Sometimes your visit may be at a different time, depending on what we are allowed to do. We will adapt the stage for all of the planned visits to be made.
RATES PER PERSONS IN USD ACCORDING TO OCCUPATION
Rate per person
Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic
travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
City tour in: DUBLIN, CLONMACNOISE
Boat: in Ross Castle
Ticket admission: Powerscourt gardens, Rock of Cashel , National Park with horse
and carriage tour , Folk park in Bunraty , Cliffs of Moher , Clonmacnoise monastic
2 dinner included in: CORK, LIMERICK