Ross Castle, County Kerry, part of our Tours of Ireland

Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2021 Ring of Kerry Version

€2,590 to €2,790
8 days / 7 nights
Max. 8 Guests
Luxury Tour

An adults-only tour for max. 8 guests

Live like royalty on a luxury tour of Ireland that gets you closer to Ireland's best-loved attractions including the famous Ring of Kerry located on the Wild Atlantic Way. With only eight guests per tour, there is more time and freedom to explore your own interests. You will be staying in some of Ireland's very best hotels, including two nights in Ballynahinch Castle - an idyllic retreat nestled in 700 acres of pristine walkways, rivers and woodland.

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.

Tour Gallery

Trinity College, home of the book Book of Kells

Trinity College

Day One includes a visit 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 includes a journey 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'.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement

Clonmacniose

Day Two includes a journey to Clonmacnoise, a medieval monastery on the banks of the River Shannon. Clonmacnosie was founded in the 6th century by St. Ciaran.

Galway City Bar

Galway City

Day Two also includes a trip to Galway City. Having continued Westward, you can enjoy some free time in what is known as Ireland's cultural hub, Galway City.

Ballynahinch Castle, your home during your time in Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle

Your base for Day Two & Three is the stunning Ballynahinch Castle. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant and a drink in exquisite Fisherman's Pub. Visit their website...

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey

Day Three takes you to Kylemore Abbey. This is, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful building. Located at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the shores of Lough Pollacappul.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

On Day Four you will see 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 Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Day Four also includes a trip 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.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

Day Four also sees you visit Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Lakes of Killarney

Killarney Town

On Day Five you travel 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.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Six you will visit 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!

Jameson Old Midleton Distillery, home of Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

Day Six also includes a trip 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.

The House of Waterford Crystal

The House of Waterford Crystal

On Day Seven you will journey to House of Waterford Crystal. This world renowned crystal factory is located in in Waterford City. Extensive glass manufacturing was established here in 1783. Professional craftsmen will guide you through the art of glass blowing. On the grounds is also the store holding the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world.

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Day Seven also includes a visit to Kilkenny Castle. Ever since Strongbow constructed the first building as a wooden tower in the 12th century Kilkenny Castle has been an important site in Ireland's history. The first stone castle was built by William the Earl Marshall on the site in 1260.

Trinity College, home of the book Book of Kells

Trinity College

Day One includes a visit 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 includes a journey 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'.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement

Clonmacniose

Day Two includes a journey to Clonmacnoise, a medieval monastery on the banks of the River Shannon. Clonmacnosie was founded in the 6th century by St. Ciaran.

Galway City Bar

Galway City

Day Two also includes a trip to Galway City. Having continued Westward, you can enjoy some free time in what is known as Ireland's cultural hub, Galway City.

Ballynahinch Castle, your home during your time in Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle

Your base for Day Two & Three is the stunning Ballynahinch Castle. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant and a drink in exquisite Fisherman's Pub. Visit their website...

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey

Day Three takes you to Kylemore Abbey. This is, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful building. Located at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the shores of Lough Pollacappul.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

On Day Four you will see 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 Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Day Four also includes a trip 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.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

Day Four also sees you visit Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Lakes of Killarney

Killarney Town

On Day Five you travel 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.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Six you will visit 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!

Jameson Old Midleton Distillery, home of Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

Day Six also includes a trip 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.

The House of Waterford Crystal

The House of Waterford Crystal

On Day Seven you will journey to House of Waterford Crystal. This world renowned crystal factory is located in in Waterford City. Extensive glass manufacturing was established here in 1783. Professional craftsmen will guide you through the art of glass blowing. On the grounds is also the store holding the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world.

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Day Seven also includes a visit to Kilkenny Castle. Ever since Strongbow constructed the first building as a wooden tower in the 12th century Kilkenny Castle has been an important site in Ireland's history. The first stone castle was built by William the Earl Marshall on the site in 1260.

Tour Itinerary: Day by Day

Tour Itinerary:

Relax and allow Ireland to wash over you during eight days of elegance and luxury on the Ancient Ireland Mini Group Tour, Ring of Kerry Version. 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 Irish 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 mini-coach and make the short transfer to the famous Brooks Hotel in the heart of Dublin City, where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

    15:00 Check in time. Hotel reception will store your luggage prior to check in.

    This afternoon, after all introductions have been made, you will depart on a tour of Dublin City, Ireland's capital city. Visit 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.

    No visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to 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 to relax and unwind at your leisure. Overnight in the Brooks Hotel.

    Included Today
  • Day 2

    Day 2 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Ballynahinch Castle.

    Ballynahinch Castle is an unrivalled experience of true Irish hospitality. Formerly the home of "Humanity Dick" Martin and The Maharajah Ranjitsinhji, Ballynahinch Castle has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over 250 years. At Ballynahinch Castle, My Ireland Tour guests will enjoy the breathtaking Superior Bedroom. This unique castle is spectacularly located on a private 450 acre estate of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara.

    Travelling west your route today will take you through Ballinasloe & Athlone, which is the centre of Ireland. You will visit Clonmacnoise. A medieval monastery on the banks of the River Shannon founded by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. Clonmacnoise lay at a crossroads of medieval Ireland linking all parts of the island. Sacked time and again by the Vikings, it nevertheless flourished for over 600 years.

    We will continue west on our journey to 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.

    We will travel on west of Galway City via the villages of Oughterard, Maam Cross & Recess into the wilds of Connemara, famous for its bogs, mountains and rugged coastline. Tonight you will overnight & dine in Ballynahinch Castle. Suggestion: After dinner you might like to retire to the friendly Fisherman's Pub for a nightcap (Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey is just a suggestion) before bed.

    Please note, although Ballynahinch Castle has undergone many modernising refurbishments over the past 250 years there are no elevators in the hotel. There is a full porter service, to carry your bags to and from the bedroom, but walking up and down the stairs, for anyone with mobility issues, can be quite difficult. Please, feel free to contact us should you have any such concerns.

    Included Today
  • Day 3

    Day 3 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, take some time to explore at your leisure the extensive grounds of Ballynahinch Castle. There are some who visit Ballynahinch Castle and never leave the grounds during their stay, such is the choice of activities available. Hiking the trails, taking a fly-fishing tutorial, playing tennis, biking, or simply sitting in the tranquillity of the grounds listening to the song of the river as it makes its interminable journey to the sea are all possibilities today.

    This afternoon, if the lure of the castle grounds are not too strong, you will tour the sights of wild Connemara, famous for its bogs, mountains and rugged coastline. You will have free time in Clifden. Known as the capital of Connemara. It was founded in 1812 by the High Sheriff of Galway to create a "pocket of respectability" within the lawlessness of the area.

    You will visit Kylemore Abbey. An historic building nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain, on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul — in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. It is regarded as one of Ireland's most romantic buildings.

    Your return route to Ballynahinch Castle will take you via the spectacular Inagh Valley with the rugged 12 Bens of Connemara on your right and the Maumturks mountain range on your left.

    Tonight you will overnight and dine in Ballynahinch Castle.

    Please note, although Ballynahinch Castle has undergone many modernising refurbishments over the past 250 years there are no elevators in the hotel. There is a full porter service, to carry your bags to and from the bedroom, but walking up and down the stairs, for anyone with mobility issues, can be quite difficult. Please, feel free to contact us should you have any such concerns.
    Included Today
  • Day 4

    Day 4 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Cahernane House Hotel, situated less than 2 miles from Killarney National Park. The hotel is set in a a beautiful mansion dating back to the 1870s and on impeccably manicured grounds.

    Your journey will take you down the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Clare via the famous Galway Bay, Dunguaire Castle and the fishing village of Kinvarra. 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 west coast you will travel to 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. Further south in County Limerick take time to stroll the main street of the beautiful thatched village of Adare before travelling on to Killarney Town.

    Tonight you will overnight at Cahernane House Hotel.

    Included Today
  • Day 5

    Day 5 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will set off on the world-famous 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 off at 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. Tonight you will overnight in the Cahernane House Hotel.

    Suggestion: You might like to retire to the Cellar Bar for a nightcap before bed (I would suggest Jameson whiskey from the neighbouring County Cork which you will be visiting tomorrow).

    Included Today
  • Day 6

    Day 6 Itinerary

    Your journey today will take you over the famous Cork/Kerry Mountains via the Irish speaking villages of Ballymakeery & Ballyvourney to the old market town of Macroom, where you will see Macroom Castle , once home of Sir William Penn, whose son was later to found the state of Pennsylvania.

    Travel on to the village of Blarney via the valley of the river Lee to 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.

    This afternoon we will visit the 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.

    Our destination for tonight is Ballymacarbry on the Tipperary/Waterford border to a family owned Irish Farmhouse for a unique overnight stay.

    The idyllic setting of Glasha Farmhouse nestled between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains will give you a unique insight into rural Irish life. Tonight you will enjoy a hearty home cooked dinner and conversation with your Irish hosts.

    Suggestion: After dinner you might fancy taking the three minute stroll to the Bridge Bar, a friendly authentic Irish pub to enjoy chatting with the locals over a pint of Guinness.

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  • Day 7

    Day 7 Itinerary

    After a hearty home-cooked full Irish breakfast this morning, we will set off for the Waterford Crystal. This world renowned crystal factory is located in the Viking founded city of Waterford—where extensive glass manufacturing was established in 1783. Learn the art of glass blowing from the professional craftsmen and take time to visit the store which is home to the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world.

    We will continue on to Kilkenny for a visit to Kilkenny Castle. This imposing structure dominates the skyline of Kilkenny City. It has been an important site since Strongbow constructed the first building; a wooden tower in the 12th century. William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site, in 1260.

    This afternoon you will once again be back in Dublin City. Overnight at the famous Brooks Hotel.

    Included today:
  • Day 8

    Day 8: Departure Day

    Today marks the end of the Ancient Ireland Tour, Ring of Kerry Version.

    This morning there will be 3 group transfers between 0500 & 1200 for you to choose from to bring you to Dublin Airport for your return flight home.

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Deposit

The Deposit for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2021, Ring of Kerry Version is €450 per person.

Single Occupancy Supplement

For guests who are travelling alone and are therefore not sharing a room, the single occupancy supplement for the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2021, Ring of Kerry Version is €545.

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

November 2019  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

My husband and I took the 8 person 8-day Dingle tour. Our driver and guide was the lovely David O'Neil. He was wonderful, patient and answered all of our questions. A great driver and a great guide; teaching us all about Irish history, culture and landscapes. The accommodations were wonderful. The food was great. The tours were informative and fun. If you are interested in taking this tour we recommend that you arrive a day or 2 earlier if you need to adjust to the time change. Would book again in a heartbeat. Thanks! Lisa & Joshua, Toronto ON CA

June 2019  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

My husband and I absolutely adored the country of Ireland and are anxious to return. Our tour guide, Colm, was both informative and funny throughout the duration of the trip. We never felt rushed at any particular location and enjoyed the freedom to explore local towns and pubs on our own while still receiving advise from Colm. If you want to get a glimpse of the different landscapes of Ireland, I highly recommend the Dingle tour. We look forward to returning to Ireland soon!

June 2019  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

We did the Ancient Ireland Dingle Tour and could not have been happier with the quality of this tour. The sites and accommodations were amazing! Our driver-guide, Colm, was very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely recommend this tour and hope to return to take another tour with My Ireland Tour. I wouldn't visit Ireland any other way!

June 2019  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

We did the Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour ,Ring of Kerry Version, with lots of add-ons!! Eric O'Gorman designed an amazing 10 night private tour for 8 of us, and it was outstanding! Our guide Oisin was just the nicest and most accommodating person who made everything run perfectly. There were plenty of stops, and the private tour made it easy to design an itinerary that appealed to everyone. All hotels and staff were lovely, Ballynahinch Castle was just unbelievable, and Glasha Farmhouse was beautiful and as comfortable as home. Olive was an amazing hostess and we were sad to leave after just one night. In Dublin, it was also great to have Dervilla show us around, she was so entertaining and knowledgeable! Also, we were glad we added the Aran Island tour. Its such a quiet, pristine, beautiful place. The sun was shining all day and the seals were loving it too! Thank you so much for creating such a magical trip for us to Ireland.

May 2019  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

We went on the mini group tour Ring of Kerry version. The tour guide/driver David was wonderful. He knows many things about Ireland that you can't read in any books. David was witty, helpful and the best tour guide we have ever had. David suggested many off the beaten path things to see and we all got to see things not on the itinerary. It was wonderful. The food and accommodations were both very good. The mini group of eight worked out well and we made new friends we hope to keep for a lifetime. I would highly recommend My Ireland Tour. Request David if you go!

July 2018  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

Our trip was AMAZING from start to finish! Our tour guide, David Breen, was second to none. He was an excellent driver & a walking/talking encyclopedia of facts about Ireland. There isn't one thing I would change about this trip - the Ancient Ireland Mini Group Tour was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Thank you!

May 2017  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

My husband and I took the small group tour of Ancient Ireland. There were 6 people total in our group. It was the best decision we made regarding our trip. Our guide, David Breen, was FABULOUS! He shared a wealth of knowledge about each of the areas we visited. He answered all of our questions and was very patient with my husband and me. My husband broke his foot 2 weeks before our trip, so we moved much slower than the other 4 passengers because he had to use crutches and sometimes a cane when walking. The sites that we visited were wonderful. The Brooks Hotel was extremely friendly. Connor, the Concierge, at the Hotel provided a lot of recommendations for dinner, shopping, and other attractions in Dublin. The Ballynahinch Castle was gorgeous. We definitely felt special while staying there. The grounds were beautiful and our room was very comfortable. The food was simply amazing. The Lake Hotel was also beautiful. David arranged for us to go see Celtic Steps while in Killarney. It was fabulous. One of my favorite things to do on the whole trip. There were LOTS of opportunities to shop and find that special 'trinket' to take back home. The coach we traveled in was also very comfortable. It even had WiFi so we could check emails, send texts, or anything else online. There were also charging stations for our devices at each seat. The small group tour was definitely the way to see Ireland instead of the big tour buses. We brought home many ,430, photographs of the beautiful and unique areas we visited. We also brought home a wealth of information that David shared with us through out our trip. If we visit Ireland again, the small group tour with My Ireland Tours is definitely how we will go.

September 2016  •  Ancient Ireland Tour

Love, love, love! I am so happy that my husband Justin and I found this tour company. We just got back from the Ancient Ireland tour and all I can say is that it was the very best decision we could have made... We were a bit nervous doing a tour but this 8-person tour was perfect and we are already thinking about returning with family and taking up all 8 seats next time :). We also lucked out with an AMAZING driver, Tom Lavin, and he really made this trip special. He loves Ireland and is so knowledgeable... kind, informative and just a great person.

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

The Ancient Ireland Ring Of Kerry Tour welcomes you to a different class of accommodation. On the journey of a lifetime, you will be staying in some of Ireland's finest castles and manor houses. We are very proud of the range of luxury accommodation we have put together for this exclusive journey. Many of these castle hotels and manors are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long standing relationship with them all.

We know and trust the accommodation providers we use, and we choose them carefully based not only on their star rating, but also on their location, service, value and character. With years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge, the experience and the local contacts to design the perfect accommodation package for your vacation.

About your Tour Bus

Sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination. On our mini-group tours, we invite you to take a front-row seat on a journey through Ireland, enjoying safety, luxury and the best possible view as you travel.

For The 8-Day Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour, Ring of Kerry 2021, we use custom 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, combining comfort and safety with a luxurious interior finish. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the sights which mark the way.

Past guests loved...

  • Extra Legroom
  • Tinted Windows
  • Panoramic Outlook
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Cushioned Seats
  • USB charging ports
  • Drinks holders
  • Comfortable arm rests

What's included in my vacation?

Included

  • Hospitality

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 Evening Meals
  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 1 Traditional Irish Pub Lunch
  • More

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

Not Included

  • Air fares to & from Ireland
  • Gratuity for your Tour Guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches except:
    • Blind Piper Pub Lunch on Day 5
  • Evening meals except:
    • Ballynahinch evening meal on days 2 & 3
    • Glasha Farmhouse Home Cooked meal on day 6
  • Beverages except Tea / Coffee with Breakfast & Evening Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Telephone Charges
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