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15 Days
Availability : May 22, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Shannon, Ireland

Explore the contrasting cities of Dublin, Cork & Galway and the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way on this fourteen-day tailor-made tour of the Emerald Isle. Your chauffeur-guide will ensure you are taken off the beaten track delving into the essence of Irish life. With expert and insightful local knowledge, discover the country’s rich history and cultural heritage first hand. Impeccable and luxurious accommodation combined with exclusive visits ensure that you will depart having experienced true Irish hospitality, from high culture to traditional pub fare.

 

 

Experience(s)

  •  Adventure
  •  Cruises & Water Tours
  •  Culture, History & Arts
  •  Family Vacations
  •  Rail Journeys
  •  Sightseeing
  •  Walking & Biking
  •  Wildlife & Nature

 

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About Dream Escape

Dream Escape is your Virtuoso on-site providing the ultimate in exclusive and inspirational tailor-made travel experiences to Ireland. Our team of experienced planners have a wealth of connections enabling clients’ insider access to high profile and prestigious events usually off limits to the public.

 


Itinerary

Day One: Arrive Dublin Airport

On arrival at Dublin Airport, be met by your experienced local chauffeur-guide who will provide a safe and comfortable journey to your accommodation. Your accommodation for four nights is a renowned hotel which overlooks St Stephen’s Green, possibly Europe’s grandest square.

Day Two: Dublin Highlights

The day commences with a private, chauffeur-driven orientation tour, providing a great overview of the vibrant city. Highlights to be seen include: O’Connell Street, St Patrick’s Cathedral, the 18th Century Georgian architecture, St Stephen’s Green Park and Grafton Street.

Day Three: The Boyne Valley

Take a giant step back in time and visit one of the country’s must-sees; the Brú na Bóinne or the Boyne Valley, north of Dublin in Co. Meath – a landscape riddled with passage tombs, sacred hills, monastic ruins and bloody battlefields. Some sites predate Egypt’s pyramids, giving it the moniker, the Irish Valley of the Kings. In recognition of its universal value, the area was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1993.

Day Four: Dublin at Leisure & Riverdance

Spend the day at leisure and discover the city on your own. In the evening you will enjoy an exclusive VIP perfor- mance of Riverdance – an extraordinary show which fuses Irish and International music and dance. As a VIP you will enjoy early access to theatre to watch on-stage routines, private use of the Riverdance VIP lounge and a special visit backstage after the show to meet the principal dancers.

Day Five: Dublin to Co Cork

Depart Dublin and begin the journey south to Cork. En route, visit the Kildare National Stud and the spectacular Rock of Cashel. Upon arrival in Co Cork, check in to your accommodation for two nights, an intimate family-owned Geor- gian mansion which dates back to around 1720. The property is set in 500 acres of wooded estate that have been considerately developed over the years. On-site activities include salmon and brown trout fishing, dawn chorus walks, autumnal mushroom hunts, a walled kitchen garden, working farm, brandy distillery and cider house.

Day Six: Cork

Enjoy the day in Cork, Ireland’s second largest and southernmost city with a history dating back to the 6th Century. Highlights include a tour of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, climbing the tower and ringing the bells of of St Anne’s Shandon and a visit to the historic English Market.

Day Seven: Cork to Killarney

This morning travel west to Killarney. As a local author once wrote, “a day out of Kerry is a day wasted”. Killarney is very much at the heart of Kerry and is without a doubt one of the country’s top tourist destinations. Old-world elegance meets modern day luxury is your accommodation for the next two nights. It is perfectly positioned in peaceful private grounds framed by the Killarney National Park.

Day Eight: Killarney Crafts on the Ring of Kerry

This morning travel west to Killarney. As a local author once wrote, “a day out of Kerry is a day wasted”. Killarney is very much at the heart of Kerry and is without a doubt one of the country’s top tourist destinations. Old-world elegance meets modern day luxury is your accommodation for the next two nights. It is perfectly positioned in peaceful private grounds framed by the Killarney National Park.

Day Nine: Castle Stay

Depart Killarney and travel north to Adare, known as one of the prettiest and friendliest villages in all of Ireland –a picture perfect place to spend the morning. Continue onwards with a visit to Bunratty Folk Park, before checking into your accommodation. Tonight you will be staying in a spectacular castle which was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic royalty. Its extraordinary history dates back to the 5th century.

Day Ten: Secret Ireland

Experience a true taste of Ireland in terms of culture, art, history, food, drink and hospitality as you discover hidden Ireland at its best: untouched, undiscovered and truly authentic. Accompanied by a local ‘Secret Ireland’ host, your bespoke experience starts with an exclusive scenic river cruise. Disembark on a ‘secret’ island and be king & queen of your own private castle.

Later, travel to an 18th century Manor House and meet the lady of the Manor, a wonderful character. Sample a wide range of local artisan cheese tastings paired with homemade spiced chutney and an organic apple syrup. Though a hidden door lies a private Shibeen. Originally, these were illicit bars where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold, without a license. Lit only by candlelight, enjoy a tutored whiskey masterclass with some delicious limited edition tastings.

Day Eleven: Co. Connemara & Aran Islands

Experience the sounds, sights and tastes of Connemara and the Aran Islands as your private guide takes you through one of the most natural regions of Ireland on a culinary trail. Taking the Wild Atlantic Way out of Galway, visit some of the best producers, brewers, farmers in the region. Enjoy a short 8-minute flight over to Inis Mór, the largest of the islands although still only 13km long and 3km wide. This is most definitely a taste of Connemara and Aran that will stay with you forever!

Day Twelve: Irish Whiskey Distilleries

Your first visit of the day is to Ireland’s oldest distillery, which dates back to 1757 and no visitwould be complete without a taste of the amber nectar – enjoy tastes of three different Irish whiskies produced in the distillery.

Afterwards, travel to the state-of-the-art Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, where an expert will lead a tutored tasting of six of the distillery’s finest whiskeys, allowing you to explore the depth of character in each. Your visit concludes with exclusive access to the Williams’ Whiskey Gallery, where you can use your new-found knowledge of the craft.

Day Thirteen: Regency Splendour at Leisure

Spend your final day in Ireland at leisure at your accommodation estate. The estate’s stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake and ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes. Highlights include the medieval-style tower (built as a folly in the 1860s), the walled garden with its formal borders and kitchen gardens. Other features not to be missed are the abundant wildlife to be seen on early morning walks and the restored Edwardian rock garden.

On your final evening, enjoy an exquisite dining experience. All of the property’s produce is locally sourced: the gardens provide fruit, herbs, salads and vegetables throughout the year while hens and honeybees are kept on-site to provide fresh eggs and honey.

Day Fourteen: Homeward Bound

Your chauffeur-guide will provide a safe and comfortable journey to Dublin Airport where you will board your outbound flight.


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