Splendours of Ireland - 8 Day Tour
MAX 20 PAX
● Walking Tour of Dublin
● Jaunting Car Ride
● Ferry Ride across Shannon
● Cliffs of Moher Cruise
● Bread Making Demostration
● Smoked Salmon Tasting
● Walking Tour of Galway with local guide
● Modern motor-coach with driverguide
● Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
● Service charges and taxes at existing rates
● 7 nights accommodation at 5 star hotels with full Irish Breakfasts
●Welcome drink at hotel on day1
●Lunch on Day 2
● Dinner at Hotels:
-Day 1, 3 & 5 ● Visits:
- Trinity College
- Russborough House
- Irish National Stud
- Japanese Gardens
- Rock of Cashel
- Skellig Experience
- Muckross House
- Burren Smokehouse - Dan O'Hara's Cottage - Kylemore Abbey - Tullamore Dew Distillery
+ we reserve the right to alter from above named samples
5 * Hotels (+):
–5* Conrad Hotel
– 5* Muckross Park Hotel
– 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel.
– 5* Marker Hotel
16/04/17 - 23/04/17
14/05/17 - 21/05/17
11/06/17 - 18/06/17
02/07/17 - 09/07/17
13/08/17 - 20/08/17
10/09/17 - 17/09/17
April and October 2017:
May – September 2017:
Single Room Supplement:
Discover Irelands Celtic Spirit & experience the stunning and varied landscapes of this beautiful "Emerald Island".
Day 1 - Welcome to Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfers to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. This afternoon you will meet with a local guide and enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. Have some time at leisure before meeting with the rest of the group for a welcome drink at your hotel before dinner.
Overnight: Dublin (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
Day 2 – Dublin's Fair City
First this morning you will visit Trinity College, Irelands oldest University, founded in 1592 by Elizabeth 1st. Visit the ancient library, containing over 20,000 manuscripts & is home to the 9th century Book of Kells. Next board your coach and tour County Wicklow. Enjoy lunch at Ballyknocken House. This charming Victorian farmhouse offers four star accommodation and is home to TV chef and food writer, Catherine Fulvio. Before returning to Dublin, visit Russborough House, built in 1740, this Palladian mansion is often referred to as 'the most beautiful in Ireland'.
Overnight: Dublin (Bed & breakfast)
Day 3 - Dublin - Kerry
Today you will depart Dublin with your driver and travel to Kerry. Stop at the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens. The Irish National Stud is the only stud farm in Ireland that is open to the public and set within the same site are the magnificent Japanese Gardens of Tully which were created between the years 1906 and 1910. Next visit the Rock of Cashel, which towers over the town of Cashel from its perch on a 200 foot high outcrop of limestone. Continue to Killarney and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Killarney (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
Day 4 – Kerry Sightseeing
Today you will tour the famous Ring of Kerry. Visit the Skellig Experience, which is a heritage centre dedicated to life on the Skellig Islands. The Skellig Islands are found 12km off the coast of Kerry. The large island, Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a monastic site occupied from the 6th until the 12th century. More recently the island has been used to shoot scenes for the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Continue along the Ring of Kerry until you are back in Killarney. Visit Muckross House & Gardens. Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1843 and is one of Irelands leading stately homes beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park. Next today enjoy a pony and trap ride (also known as a Jaunting Car). Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey (driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park.
Overnight: Killarney (Bed & breakfast)
Day 5 – Kerry to Galway
This morning travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mount of the river Shannon to land on Clare's shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to Doolin where you will take a ferry to view the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. Return to the mainland and continue to the Burren Smokehouse, learn about the smoking process, you will also have the opportunity to sample some smoked salmon before departing. Continue to your hotel in Galway. Tonight you will have dinner aboard a restored train at your hotel.
Overnight: Galway (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
Day 6 – Connemara
Today you will tour the Connemara Region. Connemara is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. Visit Dan O 'Hara's Cottage for a bread making demonstration. Next visit Kylemore Abbey. One of Kylemore Abbey's most famous features is its miniature cathedral, built in 1870 and known locally as the Gothic church. Return to Galway where you will have the evening at leisure. There will be a return coach transfer into the city centre this evening.
Overnight: Galway (Bed & breakfast)
Day 7 – Galway - Dublin
This morning you will enjoy a walking tour of Galway with a local guide followed by some free time in the city. Depart Galway and stop in Offaly to visit Tullamore Dew Distillery. Enjoy a guided tour which blends audio-visual and traditional storytelling and then raise a glass of complimentary Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey. Travel to your hotel in Dublin and check in. Tonight you will join for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight – Dublin (Bed & breakfast)
Day 8 – Farewell
Transfer to Dublin Airport under own arrangements for return flight home.
This year the award winning Wildkerry Daytours Team will be celebrating 72 years as Offical Coach Tour Operators based out of Killarney. For 2017 we are delighted to introduce Seven Night Discounted Short Break Packages including accommodation, tours and transfers in association with our preferred ITOA Travel Partners to legislate for compliance procedures under Irish Law in addition to access economies of scale.
Seven Night Package - Splendours of Ireland
Seven Night Package - Guaranteed Departures from Dublin
The above rates include a 10% discount. This tour authorised by the Irish Department of Transport under Road Passenger Licence Number 396 and Route Licence Number 10094. It is important to note that reservations for this inclusive package have to be made at least 1 month in advance.