• Elegant Ireland

    Ireland's stunning and varied landscapes will present you with some unforgettable impressions and unique memories. This tour discovers outstanding experiences and will introduce you to this charming and magical land.

    Vacations Include:

    • 8 nights at 4- and 5-star hotels with full Irish breakfast daily
    • Service charges and taxes
    • Heritage Island touring guide and explorer coupon

    For reservations and more information, call our Ireland experts at 800-742-9244

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Fáilte go hÉireann
  • Arrive in Dublin and drive to your hotel. Explore the city and enjoy a relaxing dinner.
    Overnight: Dublin area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 2 –Dublin’s Fair City
  • Pre-book a private walking Tour with a local Guide (optional extra) for an ideal means of exploring the City, which can be adapted to your particular interests. Visit Trinity College, the oldest University in Ireland, and view the 8th century Book of Kells. End the day with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse for a Connoisseur Experience, an intimate small-group tasting session. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant followed by a theatre performance.
    Overnight: Dublin area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 3 – Dublin to Waterford
  • In the afternoon, depart for Glendalough – Valley Of The Two Lakes – and Monastic Site & Round Tour in County Wicklow, then onward to Wexford. En route, enjoy the scenery in Wicklow, and visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel. Continue to Waterford City, the Viking City founded in 914 A.D.
    Overnight: Waterford area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 4 – Waterford to Kenmare
  • Travel to Cork and enjoy a Titanic Trail walking tour. This fascinating guided tour explores the town of Cobh, which was the RMS Titanic’s final port of call. Continue to Kinsale, where you can visit the Desmond Wine Museum. Located in Desmond Castle, this 15th century customs house chronicles the romantic story of the Irish emigrants who colonized the wine trade around the world.
    Overnight: Tralee area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 5 – Gap of Dunloe
  • Today take a day trip to the Gap of Dunloe, one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland. Spend the morning on a pony and trap, meandering through the rugged Kerry Mountains. Take a small boat across the 3 Lakes of Killarney to the 15th century Ross Castle. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting at your hotel.
    Overnight: Tralee area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 6 – Kenmare to Limerick
  • Travel to Adare and view an Irish Coffee making demonstration at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, once a center of air traffic between the United States and Europe, and where the drink was created by Joe Sheridan in 1942.
    Overnight: Limerick/Ennis area (Dinner & full bed & breakfast)
  • Day 7 – The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren
  • Depart for Galway this morning and visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. Standing 230 meters above the ground at their highest point and and stretching across five miles, the cliffs afford the most m views in Ireland. Enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Burren Region. Drive to Galway, stopping at Moran’s Oyster Cottage for a sample of oysters and a glass of Guinness.
    Overnight: Galway area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 8 – Galway
  • Take a guided tour of Connemara, a land of lakes and rivers, bogs, mountains and small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed in centuries. Visit Kylemore Abbey & the Walled Gardens. Later, take a cruise on Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, which offers some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland.
    Overnight: Galway area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
  • Day 9 – Farewell
  • Slán Abhaile!
Destinations, hotels, Self-Drive Vacations and optional excursions subject to change at any time without notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions. [Pleasant Holidays acts only as an agent for the various travel providers shown above.]

Suggested Visits:

  • Trinity College
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Glendalough
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Desmond Wine Museum
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Killary Harbour Cruise