June 10 – 18, 2024
Experience Ireland ‘as you imagined' from the Celtic Coast to the Wild Atlantic Way.
This tour blends the ‘real Ireland' you've dreamed of with sites and attractions that tick your bucket list.
Venture from the lush garden county of Wicklow to the ‘wild west' coast of Connemara through the heart of Ireland, a place many people pass through, but few take the time to visit.
Highlights of the Heart of Ireland Tour
- Small, intimate group- only 10 to 12 people
- 8 Nights' Accommodations (1 night in a castle!)
- Daily Breakfast
- 1 Group Lunch
- 3 Group Dinners
- 1 OPW Heritage Card Per Person
- Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens or Beyond the Trees Avondale, Glendalough, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Lough Gur, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey
- Luxury Touring Vehicle
- Private Driver Guide
- Complimentary Concierge Service
- Gratuities for group meals & driver guide included in tour price
- Travel Planner & Journal personalized for this tour
- Personal recommendations and planning advice from Jody Halsted, host of the Traveling in Ireland podcast
Tour Cost : $3895 per person/ sharing
Tour price does not include airfare
Please note: this tour does not include Dublin as the city is easily toured without a guide. It is recommended that you visit prior to the beginning of the tour if you wish to include the city in your trip.
Visit Powerscourt Estate & Gardens or Beyond the Trees Avondale
Explore the monastic city of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains
First night at Butler House in the medieval city of Kilkenny
Group dinner this evening
Explore Kilkenny at your leisure this morning
Touring in Tipperary this afternoon, including the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle
2nd night at Butler House in Kilkenny
Visit the largest stone circle in Ireland at Lough Gur
This afternoon will include either Bunratty Castle & Folk Park or a walking tour in Ennis (TBD; dependent on group)
Stay at Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis
Group dinner this evening
Explorations in west Clare including the Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park
Stay at Hylands Burren Hotel in Ballyvaughan
Enjoy a wander through Galway City this morning
Touring the beaches, bays, and coast in Connemara
First night at Woodfield Hotel in Clifden
Connemara touring including the Sky Road, Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey
Group lunch at Connemara National Park
Second night at Woodfield Hotel in Clifden
Scenic touring with photos opps
Stay at Kinnitty Castle
Group dinner at Kinnitty Castle
Private touring as we make our way back to Dublin including the Rock of Dunamase
Gentle hike or scenic views at Howth Head
Stay Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
Depart Ireland or choose to continue as a self guided tour
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Per person price is based on 2 people sharing. Single supplement $710 per person.