Roving Ireland9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, Galway & Cong
Discover the Emerald Isle as you travel around Ireland in comfort and style. Begin in Dublin where St. Patrick's Cathedral and the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College greet you with their architectural splendor. Visit Killarney, home of the country's most vibrant and friendly pubs; stand atop the Cliffs of Moher; discover the rugged landscapes of Connemara; and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you spend two nights in the deluxe 13th-century Ashford Castle.
Day 1Arrive Dublin
Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Upon arrival in Dublin, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and accompanied to your hotel.Merrion Hotel - 2 Nights
After breakfast, begin your discovery of Dublin's unique treasures on a city visit with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral and a chance to admire the colorful doorways of several of the capital's stately Georgian squares. See the Guinness Storehouse, then stop at the Gravity Bar for a freshly pulled pint of beer and an amazing view of the city. Take a leisurely walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College Library, which houses one of Ireland's treasures, the 8th-century Book of Kells. A visit to the National Museum completes your introduction to Dublin.Merrion Hotel (B)
Day 3To Killarney
With your private car and driver-guide head south and visit the Rock of Cashel, a storied pre-Christian fortress perched atop a hill. Continue to Blarney Castle to kiss the fabled Blarney Stone and come away with "the gift of the gab." In the afternoon, continue west to Killarney, in time for a brief visit upon arrival.Killarney Park Hotel - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Limerick
Once cited as "the most beautiful place on earth" by National Geographic, the stunningly scenic Dingle Peninsula will enchant you with its rugged landscapes, emerald green fields and achingly blue waters. Embark on a scenic drive around the peninsula with opportunities for great photo stops. Then, continue to Limerick for the night.No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa - 1 Night (B)
Day 5To Galway
The magnificent Cliffs of Moher rise 700 feet from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and stretch for nearly five miles along County Clare's west coast. Take a stroll around the area and gaze out over the seemingly endless waters of the ocean as gulls wheel in the sky above. Continue to Galway in the afternoon.Park House Hotel - 1 Night (B)
Day 6To Cong
Gaelic-speaking Connemara in the West of Ireland is an area of many contrasts. Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes and bogs to be the real emerald of Ireland. Visit Kylemore Abbey, beautifully located on a lake, and explore the Connemara Marble Factory, sculptors of Connemara marble for generations.
In the afternoon, cruise across Lough Corrib to arrive at Ashford Castle.Ashford Castle Hotel - 2 Nights (B, D)
Tonight, have a seat in the castle's sumptuous dining room for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.
Enjoy a visit to Ashford Castle in the morning; the afternoon is at leisure to indulge in local activities, or you can play a round of golf. The estate's beautiful nine-hole, 2,996-yard par 35 parkland course provides the perfect environment for golfers of all ages to hone their skills. The course was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett.Ashford Castle Hotel (B)
Day 8To Dublin
Return to Dublin after a leisurely morning at Ashford Castle.The Westbury Hotel - 1 Night (B)
Day 9Depart Dublin
This morning, bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport for your onward flight.(B)