Beautiful West Tour

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

dublin

Dublin city

Accommodation (3* 4* & 5* Hotel pricing Categories):

Day 1 Limerick

Day 2 Killarney

Day 3 Killarney

Day 4 Galway

Day 5 Galway

  • Visits and admissionsBunratty Castle and Folk Park, Muckross House, Cliffs of Moher (Parking Only), Kylemore Abbey 
  • First class coaching throughout and all transfers, arrival and departure!
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/ guide

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Upon arrival, you will visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park enroute to your hotel.

Bunratty castle was built in 1425 and authentically restored in 1954. The folk park is situated on 26 acres and recreates 19th century Ireland. Features of the folk park include a recreated village street, 8 farmhouses, a watermill, a blacksmith’s forge, Mac’s pub, a church and a display of 19th century farm machinery. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Limerick. Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city, has lifelines stretching from Viking roots to contemporary high-tech industry. It has a Royal Charter older than London’s and a castle built by King John while he sat on the throne of England for his Crusader brother, Richard the Lionheart. Limerick is also home to the largest private art collection in the country, housed in the Hunt Museum, formerly the Custom House.

Dinner/ Overnight/ Breakfast in Limerick

 BUNRATTY CASTLE

Day 2

This morning you will travel from Limerick to Killarney via Adare. Adare, is widely regarded as being Ireland’s prettiest and most picturesque village. Situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the Shannon River, Adare dates back, at least, to the early 13th century. During its long history, Adare, as a strategic location, has been the subject of many conquests, wars and rebellions Onwards then to Killarney and to Muckross House

Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion completed in 1843 for Henry Arthur Herbert. It is the last in a series of large houses constructed by the Herbert family on their lands at Muckross. Muckross House is located in the National Park, which covers over 25,000 acres. Central to Killarney National Park are the world famous Lakes of Killarney, which make up almost a quarter of the Park’s area. The three lakes are known as the Upper Lake, Muckross Lake (Middle Lake) and Lough Leane (Lower Lake), and are joined at the ‘meeting of the waters’.

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Mucross House

Dinner/ Overnight/ Breakfast in Killarney

Day 3:

Today you will a tour of the ´Ring of Kerry ´which is Ireland’s most famous tour it stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Iveragh Peninsula has a backbone of mighty mountains. Every environment is here, from the snow-capped Corrán Tuathail, Ireland’s loftiest peak, through woodland and blanket bog, to the sandy beaches of the coast. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream ensure a mild climate all the year round. Sub-tropical plants grow quite happily here – adding marvellous splashes of colour to the countryside. The 110-mile circuit takes in the towns and villages of Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Waterville, Sneen, Kenmare & Killarney. During the tour you will see the Skellig Rock, which is one of many scenic attractions in the Kerry region. Close to Bolus Head, it is famous for the puffins and gannets (40,000 of the latter), which inhabit it.

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      Dinner/ Overnight/ Breakfast in Killarney

Day 4

Today you will depart Kerry and travel to Clare by Ferry. You will travel through the solemn grandeur of the Burren. Located in the North Western corner of County Clare, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the quieter waters of the Galway Bay, the Burren is a rock garden of no ordinary proportions. The Burren extends over more than a hundred square miles and most of it is bare, pale grey limestone. It contains dozens of megalithic tombs, Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century. One of the most photographed monuments in Ireland is the Poulnabrone Dolmen, which was built over 6,000 years ago. In the afternoon you will visit the famous Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs stretch along the Atlantic coast for 8km and are over 214m highThe views are spectacular – from O’Brien’s Tower you can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins and the Maam Turk Mountains to the north in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. Continue to Galway.

Dinner/ Overnight/ Breakfast in Galway

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Day 5

Today you will visit the wild and barren region of Connemara, with it’s a stunning patchwork of bogs, lonely valleys, mountains and lakes, and only the odd remote cottage or castle hideaway for company. Connemara has tremendous hill walking to offer-why not walk over the peaks of the Twelve Bens, which offer views over to the sea and Connemara’s maze of rocky islands, tortuous inlets and sparkling white beaches. The wild, rugged beauty of Connemara has a unique character the fact that the Irish language is still the first language in a large part. You will visit Kylemore Abbey which is the only Irish home of the Benedictine Nuns. Built originally as a Castle (1868) it is one of the best examples of Irish neo-gothic architecture, the estate features include a Victorian Walled Garden, restored Abbey reception rooms, Gothic Church.

Dinner/ Overnight/ Breakfast in Galway

Day 6

Return to Shannon Airport for your return flight.

PRICES FROM

3* €625 ($854) pp Twin SharingIRELAND LOGO NICE

4* €695 pp ($949) Twin Sharing

5* €799 ($1091) pp Twin Sharing

Single Supplement €150 – €200.($205 – $273)

All prices are quoted in Euro & payments will be received in Euro currency.  Above USD $ prices were calculated at an exchange rate of 1 EUR = 1.366 USD on 29.01.2014