6-Night Getaway in Dublin, Ennis & Killarney, Historic Castle Overnight Stay, Rental Car, Guinness Storehouse VIP Tickets, Gap of Dunloe & Aran Islands Excursions for 2
This Experience Includes:
- Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin – night 1
- The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis – nights 2 & 3
- Randles Court Hotel, Killarney – nights 4 & 5
- Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin – night 6 with 3-course dinner for 2
- Daily breakfast for 2
- Full day tour for 2 on the Gap of Dunloe
- Full day tour for 2 on the Aran Islands
- 2 VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse
- 6-day rental car
- Booking & concierge service
Escape the run of the mill and become enchanted with a captivating journey through Ireland, where you will explore pre-historic forts, navigate pristine lakes and discover hidden gems on this guided adventure through Gaelic culture.
Arrive in Dublin. There is no need for a car in the city of Dublin, however we suggest taking the air coach bus or a taxi to the Mont Clare Hotel in City Centre, approximately 30 minute drive. Your afternoon is open to explore Dublin’s Georgian city. There is plenty to see and do with visitor attractions such as the Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Goal, and St. Patrick Cathedral. Stay overnight at the Mont Clare Hotel (3-star).
Start with a full Irish breakfast included at the hotel. The morning is free time to visit all the above attractions that you couldn’t fit in the previous day. Includes two VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin’s top visitor attraction. Rental car provided for the drive to the lively town of Ennis, Co. Clare (approximately three hours from Dublin), and stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel (4-star). The evening is free to explore the town.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel. Depart Ennis for a day tour on the Aran Islands. The Aran Islands are rich in the language, culture and heritage of Ireland; unique in its geology and archaeology and its long tradition of gentle hospitality.
Drive to Doolin (approximately 45 minutes) to board your boat to the Aran Islands at 10:00am. Arrive at Inishmore (“Inis Mór”), the largest of the three Aran Islands. You will have time to walk around at your leisure before making your way to the Fisherman Pub at 12:00pm to hop on board the Aran Island bus tour where you will learn the history of the island while stopping at attractions such as Dun Aengus and the Seven Churches.
Dun Aengus is the most famous of several prehistoric forts on the Aran Islands, located at the edge of a high cliff. A popular tourist attraction, Dun Aengus is an important archaeological site that also offers a spectacular view. It has been called “the most magnificent barbaric monument in Europe.” Continue your journey to the “Seven Churches” which dates back to the 8th century. Only two of these churches remain intact; the rest lie in ruins. Return on the afternoon ferry to Doolin and drive back to Ennis. Stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel. Depart Ennis for the Shannon Region and take your car on the ferry crossing at Tarbert. Drive along the picturesque coastal route to the Cliffs of Moher and continue North through the scenic Burren to the Ailwee Caves. Continue the drive to Killarney (approximately two hours from Ennis) and stay overnight in the Randles Court Hotel (4-star). Your evening is open to wander around this vibrant little town.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Enjoy a day tour on the Gap of Dunloe including “jaunting cart” with local “jarvey” (driver) and boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney. The Gap of Dunloe is a beautiful glacial valley in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, which dominate the skyline of Killarney. The three main lakes of Killarney and the mountains that surround them are all within the Killarney National Park. The Lower Lake is nearest to the town; it is studded with islands and has Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle on its eastern shore.
Take a jaunting cart (pony & carriage) for a 10km journey through the Gap, in the heart in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. You will experience some of Ireland’s most breath-taking scenery.
Take a 20km boat trip through the Upper Lake, the most beautiful of the Three Lakes, through the Long Range Rover and past Eagle’s Nest Mountain, the last home of the Golden Eagle in Ireland. The boat ride continues passing under high mountains, arched bridges and to Inisfallen Island, home to ruins of Inisfallen Abbey which dates back to 600 AD. Your boat journey will continue on to Ross Castle in the heart of Killarney National Park. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon and stay overnight at the Randles Court Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Depart Killarney for your drive to back to Dublin (approximately four hours) where you will enjoy a 3-course dinner (excluding beverages) and an overnight stay in the beautiful Clontarf Castle Hotel (4-star).
Originally built in 1172 as part of an inner circle of defense sites protecting Dublin during battles, the Castle was opened in 1998 as a 4-star hotel and has undergone a 10 million Euro upgrade and renovation. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin’s city center and 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at Clontarf Castle. Check out of the hotel and drive to nearby Dublin Airport where you will return the rental car and say farewell to Ireland.
Note: The listed properties are subject to availability, comparable alternatives may be booked.
Enjoy a 6-day car rental (Day 2-Day 7); pick up in Dublin city center, return at Dublin Airport. Rental includes VAT, collision damage waiver insurance, theft protection insurance and unlimited mileage. Does not include drop-off fee when returning car at airport. (Note: automatic transmission will require a supplemental fee).
Booking & Concierge Service
Provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.