Highlights of Ireland

All the must-see places - from Dublin to Wicklow, Kerry and Galway

Visiting must-see places: Glendalough, Rock of Cashel, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher and Burren, Kylemore Abbey and Connemara, culture city Galway

We have not included a visit to Dublin in this tour, we want to leave it to your choice if and how long you would like to visit the capital of Ireland. Please talk to us, we can organise your Dublin stay, your visits to your favourite attractions, a German guide and your accommodation.

Small Group Tour / Date on request / 6 nights / 1200 km (745 miles) / Price from €980pp

Tour Highlights

  • Glendalough
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Halbinsel
  • Cliffs of Moher and Burren
  • Kylemore Abbey and Connemara
  • Galway – culture city

Summary

These trips are offered and designed for small numbers of guests who will be travelling as group of seven persons max. All the advantages of organised travel can also be tailored to suit individual wishes. As a certified tour guide of the island of Ireland, living in this country I am intimately familiar with culture, history and peculiarities of this green island.

If you check the lists of Ireland’s main attractions you will find the locations, towns and landscapes of this tour: Glendalough, Rock of Cashel, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Connemara.

We will gladly expand this programme for individual groups to include the whole of Ireland. We recommend to allow two weeks for this. Please talk to us.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport – Glendalough – Cashel   232 km
On your arrival at Dublin Airport I will personally greet you before we start on our first journey towards the South into the Wicklow Mountains. These mountains make up one of the six National Parks in Ireland. Right in its heart, located in the valley of two lakes, we will visit Glendalough. It is one of the most important monastic settlements dating back to the 6th Century, when it was founded by St Kevin. Today we can admire a round tower and ruins of ancient churches, high crosses, surrounded by an old graveyard. This monastery played a major part in the development and history of Ireland and Europe. Onwards through the Wicklow Mountains we will reach Cashel further inland. At the edge of this market town is the famous Rock of Cashel, a national monument.

Overnight stay and breakfast in 4* Baileys Hotel in Cashel or similar accommodation

 

Day 2: Rock of Cashel – Killarney – National Park  160 km
During the morning we will walk up to the Rock of Cashel. On top of the hill are magnificent ruins and buildings relating to 1000 years of Irish history. As we walk around them you will learn much about Ireland’s past. After the visit of the Rock of Cashel we will continue on towards the West to Killarney, which is world famous for its beautiful location among high mountains and deep lakes. After walking around the town, you can choose to visit the Victorian Grand House of Muckross, surrounded by its own gardens and parklands, a walk along Muckross Lake within the mountainous Killarney National Park, or a boat trip on the lake.

Overnight stay and breakfast in the 4* Old Weir Lodge in Killarney or similar accommodation

 

Day 3: Ring of Kerry  160 km
Today will be devoted to travelling the ‘Ring of Kerry’, passing through Killorglin along the northern flank until we will have the first breath taking view of the Atlantic Ocean. We will then stop at Brendan’s, he will show us how he works with his Border Collie dogs and his sheep. Sheep are at home everywhere on these mountainous farms. Our journey around the Iveragh Peninsula will bring us through Waterville, across the Coomakista Pass to Derrynane. Derrynane was the home of one the most important men in Irish history, Daniel O’Connell, whose influence went far beyond Irish borders into liberation movements throughout the world. The house is a museum, open to visitors. Nearby lies a spectacular sandy beach, inviting you to a walk by the sea and you more than likely may not want to leave. Further along the Ring Road more highlights are waiting: the colourful village of Sneem, the meandering high road through Moll’s Gap and a magical descent from the height through one of the two most ancient oak woods of Ireland with a stop at ‘Ladies’ View’ to marvel at the beauty of the famous lakes of Killarney.

Overnight stay and breakfast in the 4* Old Weir Lodge in Killarney or similar accommodation

 

Day 4: Dingle – Slea Head Drive – Dingle Town  183 km
We will leave Killarney travelling towards the Dingle Peninsula, more exposed and wild than the Ring of Kerry. After one hour’s journey we open the day with a walk along the amazing beach at Inch: 6 km sandy beach stretching into the wild Atlantic Ocean! We will continue through the town of Dingle and around Slea Head until we reach Ireland’s most westerly point. From here you can see the Blasket Islands and the Wild Atlantic branding onto the rocks. We will follow the coastline and come back into Dingle, a very colourful small harbour town, nestled below the mountains at Dingle Bay. You will have plenty of time to explore this wonderful place before we return to Killarney.

Overnight stay and breakfast in the 4* Old Weir Lodge in Killarney or similar accommodation

 

Day 5: Adare – Cliffs of Moher – Oranmore  256 km
Our journey brings us to the West of Ireland today. En route we will travel through the picturesque village of Adare. It presents a row of thatched cottages and a small park. We will continue along the inland road until we meet the Atlantic again in Lahinch. The beach here with its magnificent waves is very popular with surfers from all over the world. It is but a short distance to Ireland’s no 1 attraction: the Cliffs of Moher. As steep cliffs they run for a length of 8 km up to a height of over 200 m with spectacular views over the ocean. From here we follow the coast road around Black Head and can enjoy the panorama of a moonlike limestone landscape called the Burren. On closer inspection we can see an amazing vegetation consisting of rare plants and flowers. We will travel on to Oranmore or the city of Galway depending on your choice of accommodation.

Overnight stay and breakfast in the Boutique Guest House Armorica in Oranmore or in 4* Harbour Hotel in Galway (at extra charge) or similar accommodation

 

Day 6: Connemara – Kylemore Abbey – Galway  193 km
On this our last day we will visit yet another kind of landscape, travelling through the moorlands of Connemara with its granite mountains, dark lakes and sheep until we reach Kylemore Abbey. It is one of the main attractions in Connemara, was originally built as a grandiose Victorian residence, home to the Mitchell family, before the Benedictine nuns made it into a convent and boarding school. A multimedia exhibition shows the history of this place and you can marvel at the Victorian splendour in various rooms. On walkways along the lakes you will find a small neogothic church, a walled garden and extensive parklands. In the afternoon we will arrive in Galway, European capital of culture 2020. Galway city is well known for its special and very alive atmosphere, comprising of its medieval centre with many pubs, cafes and shops, medieval church, as well as a 20th Century Cathedral located by the river Corrib. After our guided walking tour you will have time for your own explorations.

Overnight stay and breakfast in the Boutique Guest House Armorica in Oranmore or in 4* Harbour Hotel in Galway (at extra charge) or similar accommodation

 

Day 7: Return journey Galway – Dublin 10 km (ca 215 km Galway-Dublin Airport)
Today will bring your goodbyes to Galway and Ireland – departing from Galway coach station, an express coach can bring you directly to Dublin Airport.

If you would like to extend your visit and are planning to spend some more time in Galway or Dublin we are happy to organise your accommodation and city tours for you.

 

Services included in the tour price:

  • 1x Overnight stay and breakfast in 4* Baileys Hotel in Cashel or similar
  • 3x Overnight stays and breakfast in 4* Old Weir Lodge in Killarney or similar
  • 2x Overnight stays and breakfast in Armorica Guest House in Oranmore or 4* Harbour Hotel (at extra charge) in Galway or similar accommodation
  • Transfer from Oranmore/Galway Hotel to the bus station in Galway on your departure day
  • Private chauffeur and guide throughout your stay
  • Round trip according to your tour programme (Programme subject to change)
  • All travels in a modern minibus
  • Information materials for your tour
  • Entrance fees:
    • Rock of Cashel
    • Derrynane House
    • Kells Sheepdog demonstration
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Kylemore Abbey

Services not included:
Flights, personal expenses, gratuities, food and drinks
Return journeys are organised individually. We are happy to support you with booking bus or train tickets (Booking fee per person € 10.)

Further Information:
Tour date: . to . 2022
Minimum number of participants: 4* participants (*Prices for 2 or 3 participants on request)
Maximum number of participants: 7 participants

Tour Prices*:
per person sharing a double/twin room (flights not included)

per person travelling in a group of 7: ca € 980

per person travelling in a group of 6: ca € 1.100

per person travelling in a group of 5: ca € 1.200

per person travelling in a group of 4: ca € 1.450

Single room supplement ca € 240
*definite prices will be confirmed with tour date

Notice: Single rooms are rare in Ireland, you will usually get a double room to use for a single booking. For that reason prices for single rooms tend to be quite high.

Our Terms and Conditions are essential for this and all future business relationships. You can review our Terms and Conditions on this website or we will send them to you on request.

Tours with Andrea – why are they unique?

If you prefer to travel in a small group of likeminded people, friends or family, if you are looking for excellent personal service and an easy way to travel while you have the freedom to follow your own interests, I prepared these tours for you.
Together we will explore Ireland, the highlights and the hidden corners. I will introduce you to Ireland’s culture and history and also find you culinary treats and specialities. You will truly discover this beautiful country.

I will personally prepare your travel with you and by the time I meet you at the airport it will be as if we have met before.

Please choose from wonderful tours relating to different themes and a variety of regions. Or contact me about a bespoke individual tour programme.

Insider Tips

You will see hidden places away from mass tourism and you find stops and routes on our itinerary that you will not find on a standard coach tour. I have many contacts all across Ireland to use for any special requests.

I love Ireland

I will show you the genuine Ireland. I live in the country you are visiting. During the Winter time I go and find new ideas and contacts, excellent accommodation and interesting places.

Small Groups

We travel in small groups, meeting local people. We have an abundance of leisure to relax and unwind. We have the time for unplanned detours, should the opportunity arise.

Our Services

We are here

We are at home here, we have the local knowledge and contacts to give you a truly unique experience. If you are not used to driving on the left hand side you will enjoy being chauffeured free of worries. We book your accommodation, events and activities and I am there for you to support you if needed.

Transport

Our vehicle for chauffeured tours is a practically new Volkswagen Transporter for maximum 8 guests, for 2021 we are limiting our guest numbers to 6. Sitting a bit higher than in a limousine you will have a great view and see more of the landscape passing by. For extended tours we have plenty of room for your luggage.

Sustainability and climate change

Environmental awareness is an important part of our travel philosophy. We prioritise partners and businesses who engage themselves in climate protection. The preservation of Ireland's natural habitats and precious historic sites is important to us. To counter CO2 emissions caused by travel we will plant a native Irish tree for each guest on one of our extended tours. Only a small part of Ireland's extensive forests is still existing today, with your help we want to support the natural reforestation of this island. Talk to us to find out more.

Peace of Mind

Andaire is registered with the Irish Tourist board and you will see the white and green logo of the Covid-19-Safety charter on our website which shows you we have been educated in infection control and adhere to strict hygiene measures and are also subject to spot checks. You can find us on the Directory of Covid-19 Compliant Businesses. Our chauffeurs and vehicles are fully licensed and insured.

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