Blarney Castle, captured on one of our 6 Day iconicIreland Tours Blarney Castle, captured on one of our 6 Day iconicIreland Tours

6-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2018 Six days to see the best of Ireland

2018 Tour Summary

If you have just six days to discover the very best of Ireland, then this is the tour for you. The 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour takes you to all the unmissable Irish destinations, while still giving you time and space to experience Ireland at your own pace.

The 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland is a hub-and-spoke type tour. That means you stay in two quality hotels for the duration of your vacation. No need to pack and unpack your bags every day. With fewer hotel changes, you have more time to focus on making memories.

For this tour of Ireland you will be arriving in Dublin and departing from either Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport - whichever works best for you.

  • Dublin & the East

    In Dublin, you will visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells and the famous Guinness Storehouse. In the Wicklow Mountains, you will find Glendalough monastic site in the "valley of the two lakes".

  • Galway & the West

    Visit Galway "City of the Tribes", the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren limestone Landscape, and the city of Limerick.

  • Kerry

    The Ring of Kerry, the thatched village of Adare, Killarney town, the Blind Piper pub, Moll's Gap.

  • Cork

    Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Jameson's Old Midleton Distillery.

Key Tour Information

  • Hub & Spoke Tour
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • €1,075 per person
  • Max. 26 Guests
  • Luxury Transport
  • No sales pitches
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Day by Day & Tour Map

  • Sunday:

    Welcome & Dublin Attractions

  • Monday:

    Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains

  • Tuesday:

    Galway, City of the Tribes

  • Wednesday:

    Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

  • Thursday:

    Blarney and Cork

  • Friday:

    Departure or onward journey
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Tour Accommodation

6 Day Iconic Scenes Ireland is a hub-and-spoke Ireland tour. That means you stay in two quality hotels for the duration of your trip. No need to pack your bags again every day. With fewer hotel changes, you have more time to focus on making memories.

The hotels on this Irish vacation tour offer amazing quality and value to match. We are very selective in getting just the right accommodation for each specific tour and we are very proud of the selection of hotels we have put together. Some of these hotels are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long standing relationship with them all.

Luxury Transport

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our vehicles are all of the highest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability. For our tour vehicles we use 34-seater coaches, but limit the number of participants to 26. This gives you more space to spread out, relax and enjoy the wonderous scenery. This Smaller Group Size is a core principle in our tours.

  • Extra space to spread out
  • Tinted Windows
  • Panoramic Outlook
  • Air Conditioning
  • On-board Fridges

Please note: The Coach shown here is one of four 34 Seater Coaches we use on our Max. 26 Guest Tours. For any reason, should one of these become unavailable for your tour we will endeavour to provide you with an equally luxurious and comfortable touring vehicle.

Tour Prices

Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Sun 06 May 2018 Fri 11 May 2018 - fully booked
Sun 20 May 2018 Fri 25 May 2018 - fully booked
Sun 03 Jun 2018 Fri 08 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Fri 22 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Sun 08 Jul 2018 Fri 13 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Sun 22 Jul 2018 Fri 27 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Sun 05 Aug 2018 Fri 10 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Sun 19 Aug 2018 Fri 24 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Sun 02 Sep 2018 Fri 07 Sep 2018 - fully booked
Sun 16 Sep 2018 Fri 21 Sep 2018 - fully booked

The Deposit for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2018 is €300 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €250

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Tour Name Duration Price
per person
Group Size  
6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €1,075 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 days / 9 nights €1,290 to €1,790 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 15 days / 14 nights €2,385 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Towns and Villages of Ireland Tour 8 days / 7 nights €1,350 Max. 26 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,545 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,290 Max. 26 ppl Details
Celtic Explorer Mini-Group Tour 7 days / 6 nights €995 to €1,200 Max. 12 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 8 days / 7 nights €2,290 to €2,640 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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The stunning monastic site of Glendalough The stunning monastic site of Glendalough

We took the Essential Ireland Tour (6 day) and had a wonderful time. The tour itself covered everything we wanted to see and for us, it was the perfect length. My Ireland Tour was all-out professional from the start.

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Hub & Spoke Tour

What is a Hub & Spoke Tour?

A hub-and-spoke tour is one that uses the same accommodation for as many nights as possible. The name comes from the Hub and Spokes of a bicycle wheel. The Hubs, (in this case the Clayton Hotel Burlington in Dublin and Clayton Hotel in Limerick), are usually choosen for thier central location to thier surrounding attractions. Travelling to and from these destinations, from the 'Hub', if drawn onto a piece of paper, would appear similar to that of a bicyle wheel.

Advantages of a Hub & Spoke Tour

The advantages of this type of tour is that it reduces the time guests spend packing & checking-in and allows them more time to experience the attractions and culture of an area. In comparison with most other tours, where guests would spend a night in one hotel before moving onto another, the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour only changes hotels once, allowing for a smoother, more relaxing experience.

Our 6 Day Hub & Tour

As a hub-and-spoke tour, the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour requires guests to change hotels only once during their Ireland Tour. The hotels on this tour were chosen for their central locations to Ireland's most loved attractions. Clayton Hotel Burlington is based in Dublin City and makes a perfect base for Ireland's capital and East. Your 'hub' for the second part of this Tour of Ireland is the Clayton Hotel in County Limerick, offering easy access to the world renowned attractions of Ireland's West.

More Time for What Matters

A vacation to Ireland with plenty to see and plenty of time to relax. If you have just six days to discover the very best that Ireland has to offer, then this tour of Ireland is the one for you. A carefully composed mix of Ireland's stunning landscapes, its storied history and its legendary and vibrant culture.

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The Ring of Kerry in Ireland The Ring of Kerry in Ireland

The Tour Itinerary Sunday: Welcome to Ireland

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Sunday

On arrival in Dublin Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here in the Arrivals Hall you will meet your Professional Irish Driver-Guide (one person). There will be 3 Group transfers this morning between 0700 am & 1200 noon. Board your luxury air - conditioned coach and make the short transfer to Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in the heart of Dublin City.

Check in starts from 15:00 and you can store your luggage at the hotel prior to check in. At 1400 you will depart on a Panoramic Tour of Dublin City visiting Trinity College founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of an Augustinian monastery. Trinity College is also home to the Book of Kells, which is the most richly decorated of Ireland's medieval illuminated manuscripts. The book contains the four gospels in Latin. Some of the dyes used were imported from as far as the Middle East.

You will also visit the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate for a tour of the world famous brewery and afterwards enjoy a perfect pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, which is located at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City and County in every direction.

Evening free in Dublin. You might like to pay a visit to Davy Byrnes Pub. Tonight you will be staying in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.

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Heather along the Wicklow Mountains landscape Heather along the Wicklow Mountains landscape

Monday Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains

Monday's Itinerary

After some much needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast you will depart for Glendalough in the spectacular Wicklow Mountains. The steep wooded slopes of Glendalough, the "valley of the two lakes", harbour one of Ireland's most atmospheric monastic settlements. Sacked time and again by the Vikings, it nevertheless flourished for over 600 years.

Return to the Fair City of Dublin in the afternoon. You will have the afternoon free to explore and shop in Dublin and we would also suggest you take a stroll up Grafton Street.

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The narrow shopping streets of Galway The narrow shopping streets of Galway

Tuesday Galway, City of the Tribes

Tuesday's Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will depart for Limerick via Galway. Free time in Galway City, known as the "City of the Tribes". Take a ramble down Quay Street with its many great pubs including "The Quays" and "Ti Neachtain" a town house which belonged to "Humanity Dick", an eighteenth-century MP who promoted laws against cruelty to animals.

Continue south along the shores of Galway Bay before travelling down the Wild Atlantic Way to County Clare. Here you will see the Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land - an apt name for this vast limestone plateau. In the 1640's, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

On the Atlantic coast you will stand on the dramatic 650ft high and 5 mile long Cliffs of Moher to gaze out on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Travel onto Limerick City. Tonight you will overnight at the Clayton Hotel Limerick overlooking the banks of the broad majestic Shannon.

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Ocean view from The Ring of Kerry in Ireland Ocean view from The Ring of Kerry in Ireland

Wednesday Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

Wednesday's Itinerary

This morning after an early breakfast you will set off for the world famous Ring of Kerry. Travel via the beautiful thatched village of Adare to Killarney before touring the Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) via Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Coomakesta Pass with it magnificent views over Derrynane, home of Daniel O' Connell, known as "The Liberator", to Caherdaniel.

Today you will have a pub lunch in The Blind Piper Pub in the village of Caherdaniel. Locals and visitors alike have been drinking here since 1865. Who was the Blind Piper? The Blind Piper is Mici Cumba O'Sullivan who was born nearby in 1835 and became one of Ireland's most famous pipers.

Continue on via the pretty village of Sneem, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and along the Lakes of Killarney to Killarney. Free time in Killarney before returning to Limerick.

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Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland, where you can kiss the legendary kissing stone Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland, where you can kiss the legendary kissing stone

Thursday Blarney and Cork

Thursday's Itinerary

After a hearty Irish breakfast this morning you will depart for Cork City on the banks of the River Lee, home of Murphy's Original Irish Stout, and considered by many Corkonians to be the real capital of Ireland!

Visit Blarney Castle built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy and here you will have the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You will have an opportunity for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills where one of the largest selections of Irish arts, crafts & produce can be seen on display.

In Midleton Town you will visit Jameson Old Midleton Distillery, Home of Jameson Whiskey, where you will also see the world's largest pot still with a capacity of over 30,000 gallons. Finally, we return to Limerick City, where you will once again overnight in the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

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Friday Departure

Today marks the end of the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour. After an Irish breakfast, your transfer will convey you to Shannon Airport or to Dublin.

Time Transfer details
05:00 Shannon Airport Transfer
First Group Transfer to Shannon Airport this morning for those returning home from Shannon Airport today.
08:00 Shannon Airport Transfer
Second Group Transfer to Shannon Airport this morning for those returning home from Shannon Airport today.
09:30 Dublin City Transfer
For those wishing to return to Dublin City the coach will depart from the Clayton hotel to Dublin City for arrival in Dublin by 12:30 approximately.

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What sets Ireland apart?

Glendalough, ancient monastic site

History & Legend

Feel the history of the Old World come to life at the Glendalough monastic settlement, a landscape that time forgot; in Blarney Castle where you can kiss the fabled kissing stone; and in Trinity College where you will see the famous Book of Kells, a rare glimpse into the world of antiquity. Ireland is a place where the time-honoured traditions of yesteryear live on even in the country's most vibrant and outward-looking cities.

The legendary Cliffs of Moher

Stunning Landscapes

Don't forget your camera! The 6 Day Iconic Scenes Ireland Tour is a feast for the eyes, with each day of your Ireland tour offering new perspectives of a landscape rivals any for sheer rugged beauty. Standing atop the 650ft Cliffs of Moher, you will share views known for centuries by emigrants heading West in hope and anticipation. In the Wicklow Mountains, take in the endless shades of green. Riding the famous Ring of Kerry during your tour of Ireland, you will find a landscape unchanged in centuries.

A traditional music night in an Irish Pub

Welcoming Culture

We Irish are known for our friendly outlook and our good wishes of céad míle fáilte - a hundred thousand welcomes. On this Ireland tour, you're invited to meet the Irish. Enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch, trading stories with the locals over a pint of Irish Stout. Experience the thatched village of Adare, a standing testament to the rural traditions of Ireland's south west. In Cork city decide whether you, like the locals, believe it to be the true capital of Ireland.

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Reviewed in June 2018

The small group also made the tour a much more pleasurable experience as you got to spread out on the coach and get to know your fellow travellers in a more relaxed environment. The tour visits and inclusions were awesome and in my opinion the tour as a whole represented fantastic value for money.

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Kimberle Boyd

Reviewed in June 2018

The 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland was our first-ever travel tour, and it was wonderful! Martina helped us with planning and booking for days both before and after the tour, and was spot-on with both her attention to detail and the timeliness of her replies. She was a pleasure.

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Louise Fitzpatrick

Reviewed in June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful trip. Martina, the Ireland Tour agent, was very supportive in helping me find a sign language interpreter for the first night of the tour and the rest of the tour, she organized pamphlets and written scripts of each tour stop we attended.

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Carmel Pendergast

Reviewed in June 2018

I would highly recommend the 10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland tour. Every aspect, from planning, payment & connecting with group went smoothly. Our driver/guide, Tom Lavin, was professional in every way & great company, looking after all our needs & keeping us entertained with his knowledge of his home country & family stories.

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Reviewed in June 2018

FANTASTIC is all I can say about My Ireland Tours. My daughter and I went on the Castle tour with 23 other great folks. Not only was the scenery spectacular but the history offered by our guide/driver was so informative.

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Diane Sammarco

Reviewed in June 2018

We just returned from our castle tour, and it was far beyond our expectations. Our guide, George Connelly, was so knowledgeable and professional. He took such good care of all 25 of us on the tour at all times. We had gourmet meals each night (which we didn’t expect), and the accommodations were always exceptional.

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Marilyn Price

Reviewed in June 2018

We recently took a transatlantic cruise from Miami to Ireland and it worked out perfect that the My Ireland Tour 10 day Iconic Tour started the day we docked in Dublin. MIT agreed to pick us up from the cruise port and at the end of the tour dropped us off at the train station so that we could continue on our journey through Ireland. The hotels and food were great (love that Irish soda bread and scones). The scenery was spectacular and we enjoyed the company and conversation of those who toured with us.

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Leeann Leitch

Reviewed in May 2018

Kristel helped us plan a tour of Ireland for four women. She was so helpful and worked with us through several changes. Our driver Patrick was informative, helpful and flexible. Great way to see the country. While this is certainly a more costly way to travel, we all felt it was well worth it.

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Julie Wrabetz

Reviewed in April 2018

We can't say enough great things about our Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 day tour. Our guide/driver, Nigel O'Connor, was just outstanding. We had a great, small group on our March journey, and Nigel was the perfect host. He has a vast knowledge of the history of this beautiful island and was eager to share it with us. We left Ireland knowing so much about these wonderful Irish people and the beautiful place they live. We urge anyone looking for a truly great experience in Ireland to book the journey with My Ireland Tour. You won't be sad!

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Less time waiting in queues to see attractions, checking in and getting on and off the coach.

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As well as designing and building all of our own tours we also sell our tours directly. This keeps our costs down & allows us to offer you the best value tours of Ireland.

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Your driver-guide (one person) is your chauffeur and your expert tour guide for the duration of your tour of Ireland. Experienced specialists in their fields, our driver-guides are expertly knowledgeable in all aspects of Irish life, history and culture.

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The only way to choose an authentic, expertly designed tour of Ireland is to know that it has been created by an Irish Company that live and breathe Irish life and culture.

As we are an Irish, family run business, you can be assured that your Ireland tour has been planned and thought out by experts. Knowing not only the popular attractions and favourite destinations but also the best farm to drop into for lunch in County Kilkenny or where to find the best pint of Guinness in County Kerry.

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6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €1,075 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 days / 9 nights €1,290 to €1,790 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 15 days / 14 nights €2,385 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Towns and Villages of Ireland Tour 8 days / 7 nights €1,350 Max. 26 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,545 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,290 Max. 26 ppl Details
Celtic Explorer Mini-Group Tour 7 days / 6 nights €995 to €1,200 Max. 12 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 8 days / 7 nights €2,290 to €2,640 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Sun 06 May 2018 Fri 11 May 2018 - fully booked
Sun 20 May 2018 Fri 25 May 2018 - fully booked
Sun 03 Jun 2018 Fri 08 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Fri 22 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Sun 08 Jul 2018 Fri 13 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Sun 22 Jul 2018 Fri 27 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Sun 05 Aug 2018 Fri 10 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Sun 19 Aug 2018 Fri 24 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Sun 02 Sep 2018 Fri 07 Sep 2018 - fully booked
Sun 16 Sep 2018 Fri 21 Sep 2018 - fully booked

The Deposit for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2018 is €300 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €250

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  • Children's Rate: Children ages 8 yrs - 17 yrs inclusive receive a 10% discount on the prices. Children must share a room with a least 1 adult. Our tours do not cater for children 7 yrs or younger. You must be 18 or over to travel on our Mini-Group Tours.

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The General Post Office

The General Post Office of Ireland The General Post Office of Ireland

The General Post Office of Ireland had many homes before finally settling on its current location of O'Connell Street, on January 6th 1818. It is most famous for housing the Irish Rebels during the Easter Rising of 1916.

The building was destroyed by fire during the uprising and was left unattended until the Irish Free State government set about restoring it. The General Post Office now acts as a visitor centre and sheds an amazing light on some of Ireland's darkest days and the country it was to become.