The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour is a slower paced tour allowing clients to visit more national landmarks as well as those truly magical places only you will get to see!
For a whole week, our tour guide will be on hand to enable you to explore the magical parts of Ireland you have dreamt about. This tour is for 7 days and 6 nights, starting and finishing in Dublin city. Meet the locals, sample Irish cuisine and take part in a traditional Irish music session.
This tour covers areas from the south-east to Cork and Kerry, before making its way north to the
Burren region and the Cliffs of Moher and returning to Dublin via Athlone on the evening of last day.
Staying in quaint country lodges, Bed and breakfasts and hotels, visitors are sure to experience true
Irish hospitality as well as the charming scenery.

Several rest stops include displays of traditional craftsmanship, historic lodgings, and monuments as
well as a chance to meet local merchants and craft experts.
* Duration: 7 days
* Starts: County Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




The Grand Tour is a slower paced tour allowing clients to visit more national landmarks as well as those truly magical places only you will get to see!
For a whole week, our tour guide will be on hand to enable you to explore the magical parts of Ireland you have dreamt about. This tour is for 7 days and 6 nights, starting and finishing in Dublin city. Meet the locals, sample Irish cuisine and take part in a traditional Irish music session.
This tour covers areas from the south-east to Cork and Kerry, before making its way north to the
Burren region and the Cliffs of Moher and returning to Dublin via Athlone on the evening of last day.
Staying in quaint country lodges, Bed and breakfasts and hotels, visitors are sure to experience true
Irish hospitality as well as the charming scenery.

Several rest stops include displays of traditional craftsmanship, historic lodgings, and monuments as
well as a chance to meet local merchants and craft experts.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Kilkenny

Stop At: Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry Ireland
Departing from Dublin we will be visiting local landmarks such as the Powerscourt waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland
Glendalough monastic settlement dating back to the 6th Century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilkenny, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
We then set our sights on Kilkenny City and it’s Medieval Mile, where we take part in it’s evening tour. We visit places such as the Hole in the wall Pub and Kyteler’s Inn, where it is rumored a famous witch Alice Kyteler practiced magic and spells, as well as dispatched no less than 4 husbands!
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny

Day 2: Kilkenny to Cork

Stop At: St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower, Coach Rd The Close, Kilkenny R95 V63H Ireland
Kilkenny city Local tour bright and early visiting St Canice’s Cathedral and round tower as well as Kilkenny castle and grounds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1 Ireland
Kilkenny city Local tour bright and early visiting St Canice’s Cathedral and round tower as well as Kilkenny castle and grounds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilkenny Crystal, Tinnamona Callan, Kilkenny Ireland
We than make our way to the Waterford crystal experience for the afternoon tour displaying traditional methods of craftsmanship renown world-wide before we depart for the historic Cork City.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Cork City

Day 3: Cork to Kerry

Stop At: Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
A tour of the wonderful city of Cork
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
A tour of Blarney Castle, County Cork
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry
We will take part in the Killarney Evening Tour, before we visit a few local hotspots in the town of Killarney where a traditional Irish session is never far away.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Killarney

Day 4: Kerry to Dingle

Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
After a short morning browsing local shops and attractions, we depart for Killarney national park where there is a relaxed day full of walks and trails before traveling the short distance to our overnight accommodation on the Dingle peninsula.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
After a short morning browsing local shops and attractions, we depart for Killarney national park where there is a relaxed day full of walks and trails before traveling the short distance to our overnight accommodation on the Dingle peninsula.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Dingle

Day 5: Dingle to Cliffs of Moher

Pass By: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Passing the Ring of Kerry on our way to Lahinch

Stop At: Lahinch, Lahinch, County Clare
Ring of Kerry on to Conor pass and off to Lehinch for an evening of music and culture, Also a great spot for a budding surfer, once described as the ”California of Ireland”.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Lisdoonvarna, Lisdoonvarna, The Burren, County Clare
Optional Beer tasting in Lisdoonvarna, the home of Ireland’s oldest matchmaking festival. A relaxed evening to browse local shops and take a walk by the beach.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Clare

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher to Galway

Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
An early morning tour of Cliffs of Moher, and a possible stop off to Aillwee caves in the early afternoon Followed by optional Late lunch at Moran’s Oyster Cottage on the pier.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan Ireland
An early morning tour of Cliffs of Moher, and a possible stop off to Aillwee caves in the early afternoon Followed by optional Late lunch at Moran’s Oyster Cottage on the pier.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
What awaits next is an overnight stop at perhaps the most beautiful city in the world, Galway. Home of Music, literature and culture as well as s vibrant pub and restaurant scene. Not to be missed!
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Galway City

Day 7: Galway to Dublin

Stop At: Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
This is a return leg of the journey where in the morning there is an optional tour of some of the local landmarks.

On our way back to the capital we take a rest stop in Athlone, where we take an opportunity to visit it’s Castle and museum.

Arrival late evening in Dublin.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.