Days 2 - 3
Stretching along Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland, County Dublin is home to the vibrant city of Dublin, the country’s colourful capital. Aside from the lively capital, the county features rolling green hills scattered with a collection of character-filled villages, an array of beautiful beaches and a rich history. Visitors can enjoy an iconic black beer - the traditional Guinness; learn about Viking history at the Dublinia, a fascinating heritage centre; and discover the seaside towns of Malahide and Howth, which both offer scenic coastal paths to explore. Other highlights include the Ardgillan Castle and Demesne in the seaside town of Balbriggan, the charming seaside town of Skerries, and the bustling town of Swords.
Days 3 - 5
Located in southeast Ireland, north of Waterford in the province of Leinster, the exquisite medieval city of Kilkenny has been dubbed ‘the Oasis of Ireland’, with its its countless country pubs, prolific arts scene and profusion of historical sites. The city’s primary attractions are concentrated along its famously beautiful 'Medieval Mile', with historic buildings strung between the extravagantly turreted Kilkenny castle and the cathedral along the banks of the gorgeous River Nore. Several immaculate parks and gardens provide a leisurely way to spend the day, as do the many luxurious world class spas. Numerous scenic walking routes, beautiful surrounds of picturesque wheatlands and stud farms, and world-renowned golf courses offer the chance to get some exercise in the fresh air. Make sure to visit the famous Dunmore Cave, home to relics from the tenth century.
Days 5 - 7
Resting on the scenic shores of Lough Leane Lake in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, the town of Killarney is surrounded by spectacular scenic landscapes. The countryside is dotted with cascading waterfalls, sparkling rivers, lush woodlands, glittering lakes, and soaring peaks. It makes for the perfect stopover for visitors road-tripping along the Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Killarney offers visitors a variety of comfortable accommodation, quaint traditional Irish pubs and excellent restaurants. Visitors can view the 19th-century St. Mary’s Cathedral; hike the 200-kilometre Kerry Way walking trail, which starts and ends in Killarney; and explore the Killarney National Park, the first national park in Ireland. Other popular attractions in the area include: the 15th-century Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall and the ancient ruins of the Innisfallen Abbey, a 7th-century monastery situated on Innisfallen Island.
Days 7 - 9
Situated in Ireland’s scenic County Clare, Dromoland is the site of numerous attractions. Visitors can enjoy a luxury stay in a perfect piece of history, the 16th-century Dromoland Castle, which dates back to ancient Gaelic Irish royalty. Soak up the royal elegance of this famous site, which features a blend of old-world charm and modern-day comforts. The Dromoland Castle Golf Club boasts an 18-hole parkland golf course, where sports enthusiasts can enjoy a leisurely round. Other popular activities include horse riding, archery, clay pigeon shooting, and fishing. Further afield, travellers can also look forward to exploring Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, and soaking up the remarkable natural beauty of the famous Burren.