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Grandeur Ireland

7 Days / 6 Nights

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DUBLIN 

Arrive at Dublin Airport. Upon arrival, proceed through the immigration for baggage claim. After completing the formalities, Transfer to your hotel. Check in. Later enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide for an introductory look around central Dublin. See fashionable shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view Dublin's famous elegant Georgian squares with imposing townhouses and pause at the evocative figures at the Famine Memorial. Walk through the campus of Trinity College to the Old Library to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 : BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY 

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Dublin and travel through the centre of Ireland, pausing for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Continue your drive south to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs or take a walk around the village green. Drive into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more rugged to the town of Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03 : RING OF KERRY AND SKELLIG EXPERIENCE

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, view the highlights of Ireland's natural scenery on the famous Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Drive through Killorglin and Cahirciveen to cross by bridge to Valencia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived in early Christian times. Today the islands form a protected bird sanctuary. Stop in the colourful village of Sneem and also at Moll's Gap to view the Three Lakes of Killarney.. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04 : CLIFFS OF MOHER AND IRISH FARM LIFE 

Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive north and travel through the outskirts of Limerick to reach Bunratty Village. Have some free time to shop or visit Durty Nelly's before heading to the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher rising to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views. Drive through the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay to Rathbaun Farm. See traditional farming methods and vintage farm machinery as well as lots of cute farmyard animals roaming freely. Sample some home-baked scones with tea or coffee. Take a short orientation tour of central Galway before checking into your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05 : CONNEMARA - CATAMARAN CRUISE 

After breakfast, explore another of Ireland's famous scenic regions, Connemara. Here the constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Travel alongside Galway Bay to Spiddal, where most locals speak the Irish language, and on to Leenane and Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. Take a short catamaran cruise to see unspoilt mountain areas You can see traces of pre-Famine fields on the hilly slopes and also thriving salmon and mussel farming. Drive to Clifden and stop for a look around the attractive town. At Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory watch skilled craftsmen cut the crystal. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 : GUINESS STORE HOUSE AND IRISH EVENING 

After breakfast, drive across to the east coast to reach Dublin once again and check in to hotel, located on the north side of the city. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about this legendary black stout which has been brewed for over 250 years. Learn about how it is created and then sample a pint of creamy draft Guinness in the rooftop bar where you can enjoy great views of Central Dublin. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07 : DEPART 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.