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.
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.
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.
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.
After a hearty Irish breakfast, this morning you will depart for Cork City. Found 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. 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.
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.
|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 Limerick to Dublin City for arrival in Dublin City by 12:30 approximately.