A wonderful weekend in Ireland


A wonderful weekend in Ireland

4-Day tour experience uniquely designed by Desmond Tours

Tour Highlights & Focal Points

• Dublin City • Temple Bar • Rock of Cashel • Killarney • Ring of Kerry, Kerry Woolen Mills • Waterville • Kenmare • Adare • Cliffs of Moher • The Burren • Doolin • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park • Galway • Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery

Day 1

On arrival you will be warmly welcomed to Ireland by our friendly driver who will escort you to your awaiting vehicle. We will build the itinerary around your preferred time of arrival, allowing you full flexibility. Depending on your time of arrival, we can start off your vacation with a Full Irish Breakfast in Dublin City in Temple Bar. This will help you to immerse yourself straight away into the Irish culture! We depart Dublin and travel south through Ireland’s Ancient East, en route we stop at The Rock of Cashel. This is a historic site perched on an impressive hill with numerous ancient buildings such as a round tower, historic cathedral and a Celtic high cross – a fabulous photo opportunity not to be missed! We will leave the Rock of Cashel and make our way to Killarney – take some time in the evening to explore and enjoy Ireland’s most famous tourist town, with its great shops, traditional pubs and award winning restaurants.

Enjoy an overnight in the bustling town of Killarney

Day 2

Today we will explore one of the highlights of your trip to Ireland – the famous Ring of Kerry. A driving route along the Wild Atlantic Way through the magnificent landscape that County Kerry has to offer: dramatic mountain and lake scenery, the majestic Atlantic Ocean and quaint villages along the way. We begin the day by stopping at one of the great attractions along the Ring of Kerry, Kerry Woollen Mills, where you can experience a guided tour of the factory and shop for some authentic Irish crafts and gifts. Continue along the Ring of Kerry with numerous photo opportunities and a visit to Waterville, the place where Charlie Chaplin loved to spend his vacations. For the golf enthusiasts on board, the opportunity to play a round of golf at the great facilities in Waterville. We continue onto the bustling town of Kenmare, a great stop for a late lunch and to enjoy some more shopping. Return to Killarney for some evening entertainment. If desired, The Celtic Steps dance show, an experience to remember!

Enjoy another night in Killarney

Day 3

Depart the bustling town of Killarney for the pretty heritage town of Adare – traditional Irish thatched cottages make for a great photo opportunity here. From Adare, we will make our way to Galway, the 2020 City of Culture, and depending on your interests we can include the famous Cliffs of Moher in your itinerary or alternatively for the history buffs, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a 15th century castle. A late lunch in Doolin (Cliffs of Moher Option) or at the famous Durty Nellies Tavern (Bunratty Castle Option) is also a great stop. Your driver guide will bring you to bustling city of Galway, listed in Lonely Planet Travel Guides as one of the “must see cities in the world”, where you can enjoy the excellent restaurants and nightlife in the evening.

Enjoy an overnight in the bustling city Galway

Day 4

In the morning, before making our way into Dublin, we recommend a stop at Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery – here you can find great Irish whiskey on display and you might even find a bottle or two that you’d like to take home with you!

You also have the opportunity to visit another one of Ireland’s favourite and globally renowned Whiskey distilleries, Kilbeggan Distillery. If you wish, this experience can include a unique Irish Whiskey Tasting and distillery tour.

We will bring you to Dublin Airport or transfer you to a hotel of your choice in Dublin and bid our farewells.

Tour prices and included services

Our tours are priced from €390 per day – please contact us for an exact quote as prices vary depending on group size, itinerary chosen and length of tour.

Unless otherwise agreed, your tour price includes the following:

  • Fully customised itinerary designed with your touring needs in mind.
  • Scheduled stops at must-see locations and at lesser known hidden gems  – Ireland’s best kept secrets!
  • Live commentary, information, interaction and entertainment by an experienced, Failte Ireland approved guide and fully qualified driver.
  • A real progressive Irish tour experience that mixes present day with the past and helps you to create memories that will last a lifetime. 
  • Scheduled pick up at your arrival location and drop off on departure to suit your individual schedule.
  • We will supply the vehicle plus all associated costs including fuel, tolls, insurance and car-parks – your own dedicated personal group vehicle for your tour only.
  • Fine food specialties can be prepared on request for special occasions – this helps to create another memorable moment during your Ireland Vacation.
  • Recommendations on reputable hotel/accommodation choices, local Irish pubs, recognised taste restaurants and fun activities. Additional activity bookings for your tour on request.
  • Admission fees to attractions and additional tours may incur an additional fee.
  • Driver overnight expenses (including accommodation & food)
  • We know that organic tour changes can happen and if required, we will facilitate changes to include restaurant bookings and other schedule changes. This is your vacation and we want to ensure that it is an enjoyable and unique experience for you!

Booking this tour

We make the booking experience an easy and accessible one for you. We invite you to contact us today and we can check availability for your dates of choice and discuss all the details of your tour requirements. This helps us to design the best tour option and itinerary for you.

Tour prices start from €390 per day of touring as outlined above. A deposit is specified at the time of enquiry and this secures your preferred dates and tour driver.  Once the deposit is received, a confirmation email is sent and the final payment for the tour will be due six weeks before the start date of your tour.