A Grand Tour Of Ireland In 7 Days
A small country with a personality as robust as its famous stout, Ireland is unmistakably the jewel in Europe's crown. No wonder, it's known as The Emerald Isle. From the raw beauty of the wild Atlantic way to the charismatic capital, Dublin, and the charming counties that are home to some of the world's most welcoming locals, you will have a grand tour of Ireland filled with heartwarming moments and rich, cultural experiences. Here is a great tour of Ireland that you can compete in 7 days. Read More
Soak in some of the great cultural achievements in Irish history, from the ramparts of Blarney Castle to the remains of Glendalough to the fine crystal works found in Waterford
Enjoy a day in the capital city of Dublin, where you can walk O’Connell Street, shop on Grafton Street or just take in the energy of the city in a beautiful walkabout St. Stephen’s Green
Discover some of Ireland’s most incredible country, from the wide range of life that can be found at the Curragh to the karst landscape of the Burren, where you’ll be afforded a view over the scene that is unlike anything else you’ve known
Revel in Ireland’s coastal beauty, from the Cliffs of Moher that reach to the horizon on the Atlantic Coast and the Lakes of Killarney in the justifiably famous Ring of Kerry
Few countries on Earth exert a hold quite like Ireland, where romance, history and spirituality suffuse the air, and where the people are always quick to offer a helping hand or a timeless bit of native wit. From Celtic myths to the artifacts of early Irish monks, to the lives of brave and dedicated patriots, Ireland is a country where stories come alive and where adventures are waiting to be made. From the bustling streets of Dublin and the charming cafes and chic stores of Belfast, to the windswept wilds of its gorgeous west coast, every day in Ireland will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to the land of your dreams.
There is a charm to the everyday in endearing Eire. Many visitors find their favorite activities include walking the streets of a country town or spending an evening sipping Guinness and tapping their feet to traditional Irish bands at the local pub. However, Ireland does offer a number of notable highlights, and the following places are, simply put, must-sees.
Day 1 - The Rock Of Cashel And Cork City
Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to the rebel county of Cork and its wild Atlantic coastline. Along the way, you take a stop off at the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone and home of the High Kings of Ireland. After lunch continue your journey towards Cork, which is the starting point of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and where that evening you can relax and savor its picturesque setting and friendly atmosphere.
Day 2 - Mizen Head Peninsula
Rise and shine for your first adventure as you explore the spectacular coastline of Cork and climb over mountain passes to reach the majestic setting of Killarney. Along the way you can stop off at a Stone Age tomb called the Altar Wedge Tomb, which sits dramatically on the waterfront overlooking Toormore Bay. You continue the journey towards one of Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head. You have the option of visiting the Mizen Head Signal Station or take a stroll along the golden strand of Barleycove beach. After satisfying your hungry souls, make our way over the mountainous terrain that separates Cork and Kerry before arriving in the picturesque town of Killarney. It is home to Ireland’s first national park with spectacular glistening lakes, beautiful nature, great food and a vibrant cultural atmosphere.
Day 3 - Discover Killarney
You have the morning to relax or explore Killarney’s rich historical points of interest and its magnificent National Park. In the afternoon, you can take a mesmerizing kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney those journeys around the unique setting of Ross Island, where we explore unique limestone caves and an incredible 15th Century castle. You can also experience Killarney’s great food offerings and vibrant musical nightlife.
Day 4 - The Ring of Kerry And Valentia Island
Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.Even better, you can opt for a guided tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse of the dramatic Star Wars famed Skellig Islands. After a well-earned bite to eat, make your way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.
Day 5 - Killarney To Doolin Via The Cliffs Of Moher
Leaving Killarney make your way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10 km and will capture your eyes and imagination as you gaze out in awe of its impressive setting. Take the opportunity to explore the fantastic interpretation centre that will show you how this marvelous creation was shaped by nature’s hand and learn about its unique geological makeup. That afternoon, visit Doolin village, where you can overnight and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.
Day 6 - The Wild Burren
This morning get ready to set off heading north towards Galway exploring the dramatic landscape and history of the wild Burren. Experience its unique ecosystem, the magnificent historical site of Kilfenora Cathedral and the spectacular Poulnabrone wedge tomb, which dates back to the Neolithic period. Along the way, cast your eyes over the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren and the Atlantic waves that roll into jaws of Galway Bay. You have the opportunity to visit the Aillwee Caves and Bird of Prey Centre or the quaint coastal village of Ballyvaughan, before you head along the coast in search of the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City. That evening, take the opportunity to wander its bustling streets, hang out in some of Galway’s lively cafes and bars or sample Galway’s famed culinary delights.
Day 7 - Discover Dublin
This morning it’s time to depart Galway, taking the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin. Take the opportunity to visit many of its historical attractions, or simply relax and explore its vibrant streets. We really hope you will have an amazing time exploring some of Ireland’s most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.
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