7 Day Private Irish City Tour Itinerary
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Your driver-guide is ready to greet you, as soon as your plane lands at Dublin airport. Your luxury vehicle awaits you and your adventure is just about to begin. We’re right there with you, from start to finish. You can sit back, relax and enjoy a well-organized trip.
From the airport, your Dublin hotel is just 10km away. If you wish, your driver-guide will give you a short tour of the center, whilst traveling to your hotel. You might also catch sight of the Garden of Remembrance and The Customs House. Dublin Castle is another feature (dating to the 13th century) and the Georgian doors of Dublin are a popular “must-see”. You’ll love seeing their color and decoration first-hand; an important part of Dublin’s history.
In the heart of Dublin, tucked away down cobbled lanes, you’ll complete your tour at Trinity College Library. Here you’ll find the world-famous Book of Kells. Dating to 384AD, this ornately decorated vellum book contains the four Gospels in Latin. Historically, it’s extremely significant and carefully preserved here in Ireland.
You’re free to discover more Dublin highlights during the afternoon. You might want to see O’Connell Street and the General Post Office (GPO), where the Proclamation was read on Easter Sunday 1916, for the very first time. The National Gallery is of interest or the Irish Immigration Museum? Time for a good night's sleep and ready to explore Ireland.
You head 30 miles north of Dublin to New Grange, the Burial Mounds of the Boyne Valley. It predates the Egyptian Pyramids by 2000 years. Monasterboice – Saint Oliver Plunketts embalmed head (only for the non-squeamish, this one!!)- Battle of the Boyne – Hills of Tara – Trim Castle – Saint Patrick and the Hill of Slane – Slane Castle then head back to Dublin for a tour of the Guinness Store House and a pint of the black stuff (which you will pull yourself) before arriving back at your hotel.
Let's make your way to the North West of Ireland, County Donegal. On the through middle Ireland, you would stop off at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, one of the most authentic visitor sites in Ireland.
Here you will see the tools used in homes and on the lands in Ireland. As you walk around the center, you will what it was like back in 1800 to live in Ireland, thatched cottages and tent villages. After this, you will make your way to Donegal town for evening entertainment.
After breakfast, you will make your way along the Inishowen Peninsula to Fort Dunree Military Museum, which is said to indicate that this site has been an important defensive site for the Irish people down through history. Today, however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife. From one military defense, you will now make your way to another Derry, also known as (The Walled City). When you arrive in Derry, you can the award-winning Martin McCrossan Derry Walls walking tour.
After you walk the walls, you will travel the short distance to Free Derry Corner (U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday) came from. You can also walk the streets and view the painted murals on the gable walls of people’s homes. Now after all this walking it time to make your way to the hotel and take in all the history from today.
Today you will stay in Belfast the second largest city in Ireland and where the Titanic was built. You will be able to visit The Titanic visitor attraction opened in 2012, a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage and on the spot where the ship was built.
Also, places to see are Stormont Parliament Buildings, St George's Market, Belfast City Hall, Crumlin Road Gaol and the Belfast peace lines or peace walls, which are a series of separation barriers that were erected during the troubles in Northern Ireland to keep the Catholic and Protestant community apart ... during daylight they are open but are closed at night.
On day six of your Irish City tour, we spend the morning exploring Belfast before traveling over to Galway - a fantastic little harbor town where you can relax, take in the views and enjoy some traditional Irish music in the delightful bars and pubs in the area.
The final day of your City tour will start by driving from Galway to ‘Cliffs of Moher’, a very famous and popular tourist destination only a short drive from Galway, before driving across the Island and back to Dublin in time for your flight home, or onward journey.