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6-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2021

€995 – €1,075
6 Days / 5 Nights
Max. 26 Guests
Hub & Spoke

The best of Ireland in under a week

Visit all the unmissable Irish destinations including the famous Wild Atlantic Way while still experiencing Ireland at your own pace. Choosing this hub-and-spoke tour, guests on the Six-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland stay in two quality hotels for the duration of their vacation. That means less time re-packing and checking in – more time for a truly unforgettable adventure.

Featured on this tour

The Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East

This tour features both of the iconic Irish regions of The Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East.

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Trinity College, home of the book Book of Kells

Trinity College

On Day One you will journey to Trinity College. The Trinity campus in the heart of dublin city is one of Ireland's most historic landmarks, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I.

The book of Kells in Trinity College

Book Of Kells

On Day One you will also see the Book Of Kells. This illuminated manuscript Gospel book is housed in Trinity College. It is more than 1000 years old. An ancient text, kept safe in the heart of Dublin.

The world-famous Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

Day One also takes you to Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of Dublin City, you to see how Ireland's most famous export is crafted into a 'black state of perfection'.

Glendalough, ancient monastic site

Glendalough

On Day Two will see you also venture to Glendalough. Once the home of one of Ireland's most durable monastic settlements, having prospered for over 600 years despite repeated attacks from the Vikings.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

On Day Three will see you venture to The Cliffs of Moher. Take the best possible viewpoint to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching a staggering 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

Day Three also includes a trip to The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land – a 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".

The idyllic waters of Galway Bay

Galway Bay

On Day Three you will also visit Galway Bay. Here you can enjoy some free time in County Galway. Seen as Ireland's cultural hub, Galway City has a rich and diverse heritage.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

On Day Four will see you travel to Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Lakes of Killarney

Killarney Town

Day Four. Today also includes a visit to Killarney Town. This beautiful town is located in the picturesque county of Kerry. Famous for its national parks and lakes, Killarney will act as the start and end point of your tour of the Ring of Kerry.

Ocean view from The Ring of Kerry in Ireland

Ring of Kerry

Also on Day Four, you will travel along the Ring of Kerry. Embark on this wonderful circuitous route heading through Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville & Coomakesta Pass. Enjoy the local cuisine at The Blind Piper Pub, Caherdaniel.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Five, you will venture to Blarney Castle. Witness Ireland's most famous Castle and kiss its majestic Blarney Stone... which, if legend is to be believed, will grant you the gift of the gab!

The colorful and friendly city of Cork

Cork City

Day Five also takes you to Cork City. Located on the banks of the River Lee and home to Murphy's Original Irish Stout.

Jameson Old Midleton Distillery, home of Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

Day Five also includes a visit to Jameson Distillery Midleton. Here you will learn the triple distillation methods and sample some of the globally appreciated produce at the home of Jameson Whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery.

Trinity College, home of the book Book of Kells

Trinity College

On Day One you will journey to Trinity College. The Trinity campus in the heart of dublin city is one of Ireland's most historic landmarks, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I.

The book of Kells in Trinity College

Book Of Kells

On Day One you will also see the Book Of Kells. This illuminated manuscript Gospel book is housed in Trinity College. It is more than 1000 years old. An ancient text, kept safe in the heart of Dublin.

The world-famous Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

Day One also takes you to Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of Dublin City, you to see how Ireland's most famous export is crafted into a 'black state of perfection'.

Glendalough, ancient monastic site

Glendalough

On Day Two will see you also venture to Glendalough. Once the home of one of Ireland's most durable monastic settlements, having prospered for over 600 years despite repeated attacks from the Vikings.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

On Day Three will see you venture to The Cliffs of Moher. Take the best possible viewpoint to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching a staggering 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

Day Three also includes a trip to The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land – a 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".

The idyllic waters of Galway Bay

Galway Bay

On Day Three you will also visit Galway Bay. Here you can enjoy some free time in County Galway. Seen as Ireland's cultural hub, Galway City has a rich and diverse heritage.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

On Day Four will see you travel to Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Lakes of Killarney

Killarney Town

Day Four. Today also includes a visit to Killarney Town. This beautiful town is located in the picturesque county of Kerry. Famous for its national parks and lakes, Killarney will act as the start and end point of your tour of the Ring of Kerry.

Ocean view from The Ring of Kerry in Ireland

Ring of Kerry

Also on Day Four, you will travel along the Ring of Kerry. Embark on this wonderful circuitous route heading through Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville & Coomakesta Pass. Enjoy the local cuisine at The Blind Piper Pub, Caherdaniel.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Five, you will venture to Blarney Castle. Witness Ireland's most famous Castle and kiss its majestic Blarney Stone... which, if legend is to be believed, will grant you the gift of the gab!

The colorful and friendly city of Cork

Cork City

Day Five also takes you to Cork City. Located on the banks of the River Lee and home to Murphy's Original Irish Stout.

Jameson Old Midleton Distillery, home of Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

Day Five also includes a visit to Jameson Distillery Midleton. Here you will learn the triple distillation methods and sample some of the globally appreciated produce at the home of Jameson Whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery.

Tour Itinerary: Day by Day

Tour Itinerary:

Discover Ireland in less than a week. The 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour is an action packed adventure through the highlights of Ireland. Click on the days below to find out what adventures await you on each day of your tour.

  • Day 1

    Day 1 Itinerary

    On arrival in Dublin Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will meet your tour guide (who is also your driver). There will be three 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. See the Book Of Kells. The book, which is housed in Trinity College, is the most richly decorated of Ireland's medieval illuminated manuscripts. It 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. With an address at the world-famous St. James's Gate. Here you will tour the world-renowned brewery and enjoy a perfect complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar — located at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City.

    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.

    Included Today
  • Day 2

    Day 2 Itinerary

    After some much needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast, you will depart for Glendalough. Nestled in the deep 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 Dublin City 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.

    Tonight you will overnight in Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.

    Included Today
  • Day 3

    Day 3 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast you will depart for Limerick via Galway. Enjoy some free time in Galway City, known as the "City of the Tribes", it is located right on the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Here you can take a ramble to Salthill Promenade, a Wild Atlantic Way discovery point, or 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 Cliffs of Moher. Braced against the ocean, on the coast of County Clare. Here you will stand on the dramatic 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long cliffs, a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, 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.

    Included Today
  • Day 4

    Day 4 Itinerary

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

    Stop over in the Blind Piper Pub. Here you will have a traditional Irish Pub Lunch. Located in the in the village of Caherdaniel, locals and visitors alike have been drinking here since 1865. Who is the Blind Piper you might ask? 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 Killarney Lakes to Killarney Town. There will be free time in Killarney Town before returning to the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

    Included Today
  • Day 5

    Day 5 Itinerary

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

    Visit Blarney Castle. Built on this site in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You will also have an opportunity to shop at Blarney Woollen Mills, boasting a huge selection of Irish arts, crafts & produce.

    In Midleton Town you will visit Jameson Distillery Midleton. You will experience a fully guided Jameson Experience Tour. Here you wil find 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.

    Included Today
  • Day 6

    Day 6: 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 City.

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

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Deposit

The Deposit for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2021 is €300 per person.

Single Occupancy Supplement

For guests who are travelling alone and are therefore not sharing a room, the single occupancy supplement for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2021 is €300.

Balance Payments:

The full balance is due 60 days before your tour.

Currency:

All payments are in Euros.

Credit Cards & Fees:

We do not charge any fees for paying by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

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 adults-only tours.

Participant Cancellation:

Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing (either by email or standard mail) to My Ireland Tour. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to tour commencement. Cancellation fees apply as indicated below. All cancellation fees include the initial, non-refundable deposit.

Cancellation Date Cancellation Fee
Up to 60 days before start of tour: Non-refundable deposit
59 to 40 days before start of tour: 50% of total price
39 to 14 days before start of tour: 75% of total price
Less than 14 days before start of tour: 100% of total price

Reviews of this tour

September 2019  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

We just returned from the Six Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour. As we were considering this tour and after booking it, Martina Hegarty answered several questions promptly and graciously. Brian Treanor, our driver/guide, happily took us from the airport to our splendid hotel, introducing us to Ireland and answering questions. During each and every day of our excursion, it was clear that Brian's goal was to make everyone's trip comfortable and memorable. His narrations were so interesting that I took notes, which I will share with family. Additionally, we were impressed with his superb driving skills. This six-day tour skillfully highlights the most popular attractions in Ireland. Our accommodations were terrific. We confidently recommend My Ireland Tours.

July 2019  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

We traveled as a couple in late June 2019. Touring is a great way to see the country. Ben, our Tour Guide and driver, was a passionate Irishman whose love for all things Irish, helped bring the Tour alive. From geology to history to agriculture and music, Ben gave us more than a drive through the country. He was a cultural guide who shared his love of his country. The countryside, towns and villages and the folk we met along the way made the journey one to remember. We were blessed with a beautiful bunch of people on the Tour which made for some lively happy times on and off the bus. This was our first Tour ever and it was a very good experience. You must be ready for the up-and-go nature of Touring; there's not much time to spend anywhere, but there are restful times to be had on the bus and the hotel accommodation was good - terrific in Dublin and good in Limerick. We would recommend the Tour to anyone wanting to see a big swathe of the country and if you're lucky enough to get Ben, that's a bonus! Thanks to all involved.

July 2019  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

10 of us ,2 couples and 6 adult children in their 20's, took the 6 day iconic tour. Ben was a very charming guide. We loved his singing and his stories. Wish we had more time at a few spots but loved this trip. Glad our flight was delayed a day so we spent more time in Dublin.

June 2019  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

We had an absolutely incredible time during our 6-Day Iconic Tour of Ireland during June 2019. We began planning the trip more than 6 months in advance and Martina was very helpful during the process to include assisting us in reserving hotel rooms for additional nights. Our tour guide/driver - Kieran was amazing. Not only was he a very impressive driver as he maneuvered the charter bus around the country but his knowledge of Ireland ranged from agriculture, to industry, to economic to an amazing knowledge of Irish history to include Viking history of which I knew nothing. We were lucky to have a great group to travel with - I don't recall anyone complaining about a single thing for the entire trip which is rare when you have 22 adults together. I don't think we can give Kieran credit for the weather but we were very fortunate to have perfect weather each day so as to be comfortable and to be able to enjoy viewing the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry as well as Blarney Caste. We didn't know anything about the monastery at Glendalough before going and I actually thought a monastery would be boring - BUT - we were blown away by this place, the history, the beauty, the spiritual feeling you couldn't help but get there. We loved it, it was worth the cost and worth the planning.

June 2019  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

I just returned with my family from the 6 Day Iconic Scenes tour and we had an amazing time! There were 8 of us in total and no one had any complaints... if you knew my family you'd realize how earth shattering this is! When looking for a tour company I looked for every review possible on MIT and was slightly skeptical at the lack of low reviews ,this was my first time taking an actual tour with a guide and schedule), but in reading almost every review I took a chance on MIT and do not regret it. Our tour guide/driver was Liam Finnegan and he gets a 15/10. His passion, charisma, and knowledge are off the charts! I would select another tour of his any day of the week. Thank you MIT for a phenomenal family trip, you have 8 new fans and promoters!

October 2018  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

Recently returned from a wonderful 6 day tour. Our driver/guide, Kieran, was outstanding in every way. I learned so much about Ireland and its history. The group was really fun together - it somehow blended seamlessly. Martina arranged everything perfectly, including our stay after the tour in Dublin. Thanks so much for a truly exhilarating time. I hope to return!

October 2018  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

My Ireland's hub and spoke tour was the perfect fit for my husband, myself and my over 80 year old mother in law who had never traveled out of country before. The fact that you only move hotels once during your 6 days makes for a more restful trip overall. Yet, you do not feel short changed in what you see; you still see Dublin, parts of the Wicklow Mountains, Galway, etc. You still hit all the high lights. It really was just perfect for us. Our guide and driver, Garry Horan, could not have been more pleasant. He made us feel very safe and comfortable with his driving skills, and with the comfort and cleanliness of the bus. He was a font of knowledge of Irish history . His humor and outgoing personality helped create a camaraderie among all the passengers on the bus, which in turn added to the wonderful experience. He made each and every passenger feel taken care of. I highly recommend this tour to one and all.

July 2017  •  6 Day Iconic Scenes

My husband and I took the 6 Day Iconic Tour and had a wonderful time. The tour itself covered everything we wanted to see and for us, it was the perfect length. My Ireland Tours was all-out professional from the start. Our driver was waiting for us at the airport, the bus was comfortable, extra bonus that all the other people on our tour were friendly and fun. And a huge shout out to our driver, Enda who was not only knowledgeable but extremely personable.

45% of our guest reviews mention their tour guide by name

About your Tour Guide

Perhaps the most vital ingredient of any tour is your tour guide. Acting not only as your guide but also as your driver, their knowledge and experience, their passion and personality form the foundation on which any successful tour is built.

That's why we only work with the very best guides in Ireland. As our past guests know, our tour guides are a big reason why we're Ireland's best-rated tour operator, with 444 five-star reviews out of a possible 452.

You can expect your tour guide to be...
  • 100% Irish
  • Passionate about Ireland
  • Fully Qualified as an Irish Guide
  • An experienced professional
  • An expert on Irish history & culture
  • Impeccably safe in all driving conditions
  • Fully committed to your care

Tour Accommodation and Vehicles

Tour Accommodation

Less packing and queuing. More adventure!

The Six-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2021 is a hub-and-spoke tour. That means you stay in two quality hotels for the duration of your trip. No need to pack your bags and check-in again every day. With fewer hotel changes, you have more time to focus on making memories.

The hotels on this 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.

About your Tour Bus

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our tour buses are all of the highest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability.

We deliberately leave some seats empty. In fact, we use 34-seater coaches, but limit the number of participants to 26. That's because we want all of our guests to be able to spread out, relax and enjoy the journey. This smaller group size is a core principle in our tours.

Please note: the bus shown in the gallery below is one of the 34-seater coaches used on our tours for max. 26 guests. For any reason, should one of these become unavailable for your tour we will endeavour to provide an equally luxurious and comfortable touring bus.

Past guests loved...

  • The space to spread out
  • The tinted Windows
  • The panoramic outlook
  • The air conditioning
  • The on-board fridges

What's included in my vacation?

Included

  • Hospitality

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • More

  • Irish Tour Guide
  • Group Airport Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Luxury Air Conditioned Coach

Not Included

  • Air fares to and from Ireland
  • Accommodation in Dublin on Day 6 if not departing from Shannon Airport
  • Gratuity for your Tour Guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Evening Meals
  • Lunches except Pub Lunch on Day 4
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Telephone Charges
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