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.Flexible Cancellations
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 you can look forward to on each day of your tour.
On arrival at 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 townhouse 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 1640s, 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. Travel on via the hamlet of Castlecove, the colourful village of Sneem and on via Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Killarney National Park and along the Lakes of Killarney to Killarney town.
Stopover in the Blind Piper Pub. Here you will have a traditional Irish Pub Lunch. Located 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. 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 will 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.
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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.
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We have added extra flexibility to our cancellation timeline.
Meaning you can now make unlimited changes to your chosen tour up to 60 days before your arrival.
Our cancellation timeline is as follows;
The Deposit is non-refundable. However, before 60 days you can make unlimited changes for free, including changing your tour dates (including transferring to a tour in 2023), changing your tour and changing tour participants.
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The Deposit for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2022 is €300 per person.
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 2022 is €300.
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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.
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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.
Lori and Fernando
16 August 2019 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
My husband and I just returned from Ireland and our wonderful 6 day iconic Ireland tour. We had never taken a tour of this length before and it was a pleasure to have all arranged for us. Liam Finnegan was our very knowledgeable and humorous guide and driver. He covered everything from history, to education, to language, myth and folklore, house construction to the meaning of place names etc while driving! He sang to us. We had a few long days and still he was always energetic and in good spirits. His driving was impeccable and his story telling was fascinating and engaging.We left the tour with an abiding love of Ireland and the Irish people and a deeper understanding of its history and present day issues. We stayed at the Clayton Hotel Burlington in Dublin which was very good and the Clayton Limerick which was good. Liam picked us up at the airport and dropped us to our hotel at the end of the tour which was most appreciated. I highly recommend My Ireland’s 6 day iconic tour, we saw a lot, did a lot,and had fun and were also very fortunate to have great weather!
11 May 2019 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
I just returned from the 6 day tour May 5-10. What an amazing experience! As a solo female traveler for the first time alone in another country, I was nervous. Our tour guide Brian and the amazing people on the tour made my experience spectacular. We all looked out for each other and feeling welcomed was so important to me. Our tour guide Brian was funny, very knowledgeable, and made sure we were safe at all times. The places we visited were so breathtaking. Thank you so much for this great experience. I will hold Ireland close to my heart forever.
10 May 2019 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
our 6 day tour was the absolute best! Brian was charming and knowledgeable and just an all around delight. Time to spend at highlighted areas was efficient and lovely ,as well as having time to explore on our own. Would definitely do another tour. Well done My Ireland Tours! Cheers, Brian!
11 September 2018 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
My wife and I had a fantastic time on our Iconic Scenes of Ireland tour. Our driver/tour guide George really took care of us. He was knowledgeable, professional, helpful and funny. The sites and food were fantastic. We definitely recommend it.
26 August 2018 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
I booked the 6 day tour of Ireland for August and I had an amazing time. My guide Colm was great, we got to see the sites and learned a great deal of history as well. When I go back next year I'll be sure to book with them again!
30 July 2018 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
Wow!!! We've just returned from the 6 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland and it was the trip of a lifetime. Every aspect of this trip was magnificent and we can't stop raving about it. The itinerary was wonderful, the bus was excellent and our guide, Peter Kelly was absolutely superb. The small group concept of this tour along with the .hub and spoke. structure made for a trip that was great beyond our expectations. Every single aspect of this tour from the booking process and through the entire tour itself were outstanding and we highly recommend My Ireland Tour for your visit to Ireland!
Rhea-Anne Morris Pendley
06 June 2018 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
Our family of 4 traveled with My Ireland Tour company for the 6 Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland. We thoroughly enjoyed the time. The country was quite lovely and we got to see a sampling of so many different things and areas around the island. It was so nice not to have to worry about driving. The hotels were nice, the coach was comfortable and new. The driver was excellent and contributed so much knowledge about the places that we visited and scenes along the way. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend the company.
05 September 2017 • 6 Day Iconic Scenes
The second week of August we did the Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour. My wife and I booked this with two other couples, we were not sure what to expect. The trip by far was above and beyond our expectations. We enjoyed every minute of the trip. Our guide and driver Tom made the trip as wonderful as it was, he made our trip an adventure more than just a sight seeing trip.Our whole group of 25 people were magnificent, everyone got along and became friends. Ireland is a beautiful country and we thank My Ireland Tours for making it happen!
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 446 five-star reviews out of a possible 453.
The Six-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour 2022 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.
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.
Adare is a small town in Co. Limerick, known for its quaint and colourful thatched cottages. Adare is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful towns so stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera today - the perfect chance to capture the essence of old Ireland.
Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way
Take a journey through this once troubled city. See the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road & Nationalist Falls Road. The Troubles took their toll on the economic life of Belfast but the past ten years of peace have returned much prosperity while the genuine friendliness of the city never left.
Situated five miles north-west of Cork city, Blarney Castle is a solid fixture on almost any tour of Ireland. It is best known for the famous "Blarney Stone" of which visitors are encouraged to kiss, in accordance with a tradition that spans centuries.
Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.
This illuminated manuscript Gospel book is more than 1000 years old. An ancient text, it is now housed in Trinity College — right in the heart of Dublin. Famous the world over for its rich illustrations, it is generally considered to be Ireland's most treasured relic.
A limestone plateau covering 250 square kilometres, The Burren takes its name quite aptly from the Gaelic for "rocky land" or "great rock". While in one sense very fitting, the name does not do justice to what experts have more justly termed "
one of the world's most stunningly unique natural heritage regions".
The Burren runs alongside the Wild Atlantic Way.
Set in the south of Ireland, in the province of Munster, Limerick is a vibrant and compact city. Limerick City runs alongside the majestic River Shannon. O'Connell Street is its main shopping thoroughfare as well as being its all-round hub, with other streets branching out across the city from here. Limerick has a strong tradition of sporting prowess, with hurling and rugby being the two main sports played in the region.
One of the most popular and most eagerly anticipated attractions on any Ireland Tour, and the views will not disappoint. They rise to a height of 702ft (214m) and 9 miles (14km) long, these sheer vertical cliffs hold a steady, undulating line against the tireless advance of the Atlantic below. A better view of the sea and setting sun you will not find.
The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. For more information click here.
It's the second-largest city in the Republic but the locals call Cork "the real capital of Ireland". They might not be the most impartial judges, but many visitors are inclined to agree, leaving this compact and alluring destination with an enduring fondness and a full belly: Cork is known throughout Ireland for its exceptional food.
The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre commemorates the last pitched battle fought on British soil, in April 1746. Learn more about the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and return the House of Stuart to the British throne.
Dublin is Ireland's capital city. It is known as being a friendly and vibrant place to visit — with an endless list of activities and destinations available to explore and world-famous nightlife.
Galway City is seen as the cultural and artistic hub of Ireland. Take time to enjoy the artisanal food and relaxed, Bohemian vibes of this unique city.
Galway City and Salthill Promenade form part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The county of Galway also includes the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points of Killary Harbour, Cleggan Harbour and Sky Road. For more information click here.
An ancient monastic settlement, Glendalough (meaning: Valley of the Two Lakes) presents today's visitors with a chance to walk not only through the idyllic hills of Ireland's East, but also through the rough-hewn landscapes of ancient Irish history. The steep wooded slopes of Glendalough harbour one of Ireland’s most atmospheric monastic settlements. Sacked time and again by the Vikings, it nevertheless flourished for over 600 years. Founded in the Fifth Century by St. Kevin, the settlement would grow to be very powerful, at its zenith, some four hundred years later. By the start of the Fifteenth Century, this stronghold was in decline but the stone monuments and buildings remain as evocative and powerful today as they surely must have been then.
Located within Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle was built by Captain John George Adair between 1870 and 1873. Having made his fortune through land speculation in America, Adair return to Ireland and began large amounts of land in County Donegal. The castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style and is surrounded by a garden and commands stunning views of the nearby mountains, lakes, woodlands and valleys.
Guinness is more than just a brand, indeed, more than just a beer. And that's not just for the Irish, but for the many millions of Guinness-drinkers worldwide. The site of the brewery itself is massive, at a staggering 26 hectares, but it will be the old grain storehouse that you visit. Shaped like a giant pint of the black stuff, this most popular of Dublin attractions towers over the surrounding neighbourhoods, with the top-floor Gravity Bar offering a delightful panorama across the Dublin cityscape which can only be enhanced by a well-earned pint to cap-off your visit.
About Highland Folk Museum is a museum and open-air attraction located in the Scottish Highlands. It is designed to showcase the domestic and working lives of the early highland people.
Ireland's Ancient East is a touring region featuring some of the Emerald Isle's best-loved attractions. Running from Co. Monaghan in the north to Co. Cork in the south, it was created by Fáilte Ireland to showcase the top tourist destinations from its broad sweep of 17 eastern counties.×
The Old Midleton Distillery is home to Ireland's other globally-recognizable tipple, Jameson's Whiskey. While Jameson's is enjoyed by millions worldwide, you don't need to be a whiskey-drinker to enjoy this fascinating visitor experience. There is much to discover here for everyone.
Muckross Estate, in the town of Killarney, County Kerry was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932. Its grounds became Ireland's first national park and, over time, it has expanded to encompass nearly 25,500 acres. The jewel in the crown of the park is its majestic lakes, Lough Leane (the lower lake), Muckross Lake (the middle lake), and the Upper Lake. These lakes make up a quarter of the park's area and continue to draw admirers in huge numbers ever since the park first opened.
Killarney National Parks & Lakes are located a short distance from the town of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Though perhaps offering fewer historical and cultural attractions than its west-coast counterparts, Killarney more than makes up for this with the welcoming bustle of the town itself and the staggering natural beauty of its neighbouring namesake, the Killarney National Park just five-minutes' drive away.
Located alongside the River Shannon in County Limerick, on King's Island. Dating back to 922, to a time when Vikings were the inhabitants of the island (Thormodr Helgason, the Viking sea-king, built the first settlement here. The castle itself was built in 1200, under the instruction of King John of England.
Located close to the Killarney National Park, Moriarty's is an Authentic Irish Gift Store and Restaurant. Hand crafted Irish jewellery, Waterford Crystal and classic and modern tweed fashions and furnishings are all on offer at the gift store. The restaurant is an 85 seater offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Mount Congreve Gardens. Located in Kilmeaden, County Waterford, Mount Congreve Gardens is an 18th century Georgian estate and mansion. It was designed by the same architect that created both of Waterford's cathedrals, John Roberts.
Recently recognised as being one of the top 10 gardens in the world, Mount Stewart is a rich tapestry of planting plant life and stunning walking trails. The house dates back to the 19th century, and was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family.
Located on the grounds of the expansive and idylic Killarney National Park. Muckross House, and its 11,000-acre grounds, was donated to the Irish state in 1932.
Located on the grounds of the picturesque Muckross House and its impeccable gardens. Take a step back in time and see the Irish farming lifestyle of the 1930s and '40s. A time when the horse was responsible for much of the labour and the weather was the be all and end all in terms of production.
While the Pub Lunch is a relatively new phenomenon in the Irish food service industry, the tradition of serving food in an Irish pub has been around for centuries. It usually consisted of the household, connected to the pub, cooking up a huge batch of stew and serving it to its patrons. As the market changed, so too did the menu. For decades, all you could expect for an Irish pub lunch was a toasted cheese sandwich and/or a bowl of soup. Today, most pubs in Ireland will serve an extensive selection of international dishes as well as traditional Irish favourites such as lamb stew and bacon & cabbage.
The Ring of Kerry is located on the Iveragh Peninsula of southwest County Kerry. It is a circular driving route that takes in a number of seaside villages and picturesque coastal landscapes.
The Ring of Kerry towns of Kilorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare also feature on the Wild Atlantic Way. You can also visit the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point of Skellig Michael, an abandoned 7th century Christian island monastery, from the town of Portmagee during the warmer months of the year.
A family pub that has become something of a 'must-visit' for anyone travelling through the Ring of Kerry in recent years. Set in the idyllic village of Ballycarnahan, and serving some of the best quality pub food in the country.
The Quiet Man Museum. A reproduction of the quaint thatched cottage from the John Wayne starring, John Ford directed movie of the same name. all costumes, artifacts and furnishings have been recreated in precise detail, to reflect the setting of the 1952 classic. Located in the picturesque village of Cong, County Mayo.
Pubs (public houses) play a huge part in the culture of Ireland and have done throughout the ages. Sometimes busy, often noisy, but always friendly and welcoming places to meet the locals. In a pub, you will see a full cross-section of Irish society — its a place where people from all classes, ages, interests and backgrounds can mix.
Ireland's most prestigious university is arguably its most attractive, too. Covering no less than 16 hectares, the college buildings and grounds are a poetic tribute to the best of Victorian architecture. Receiving its charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, Trinity remained exclusively protestant until 1793. Today, such prejudices and exclusions are long gone, and Trinity enjoys a global reputation as a leading institution for learning, teaching and research.
The Wild Atlantic Way is a long-distance touring route, the first of its kind in Ireland. It runs the length of Ireland's western coast, facing the Atlantic Ocean, from County Donegal in the northwest to County Cork in the southwest. The initial aim of the Wild Atlantic Way was to give greater visibility to Ireland's west coast in overseas markets. The Wild Atlantic Way is 2,500 km (1,553 miles) long and passes through 3 provinces of Ireland (Ulster, Connacht and Munster). It has given a huge boost to the tourism industry of the region since its launch in February 2014.×
Located in hub of Ireland's capital city of Dublin, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road is the ideal location for exploring all that the "Fair City" has to offer. The hotel has two restaurants as well as a cafe in the lobby. The rooms are modern and comfortable.
Located in the centre of Limerick City, this modern hotel runs alongside the majestic River Shannon. Including two restaurants, both with river views and a cafe. There is also a fitness centre featuring a steam room, a hot tub and a swimming pool.
A hub-and-spoke tour is one that uses the same accommodation for as many nights as possible. That means less time packing and checking into hotels. More time for what matters.
The name comes from the Hub and Spokes of a bicycle wheel. The Hubs, (in this case the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin and Clayton Hotel Limerick, are usually chosen for their central location to their 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 bicycle wheel.
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.
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 Road 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 Limerick, offering easy access to the world-renowned attractions of Ireland's West.
An Irish vacation 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 Ireland tour is the one for you. A carefully composed mix of Ireland's stunning landscapes, its storied history and its legendary and vibrant culture.×