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
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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)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
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