A Romantic Irish Honeymoon
7-Day tour experience uniquely designed by Desmond Tours
Tour Highlights & Focal Points
• Dublin City • Guinness Storehouse Brewery • Trinity College • Kilkenny • Glendalough • Wicklow Mountains • Rock of Cashel • Blarney Castle • Cork City • Beara Peninsula • Dursey Island • Kenmare • Ring of Kerry • Killarney • Dingle Peninsula • Slea Head Drive • Conor Pass
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. Since it is your honeymoon we will have a little surprise for you two, to celebrate this very special occasion! If you arrive in the morning, 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! Depending on the weather, we will embark on a driving or walking tour of the city of Dublin taking in famous sights such as Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Brewery, Jameson Whiskey Distillery, the Book of Kells and / or Trinity College – as this is a customised tour and because it is your honeymoon, it is tailored specific to you and your interests, so just let us know what you like. To treat yourself, we recommend a stay in the luxurious Shelbourne Hotel right in the heart of Dublin City.
Enjoy an overnight in the bustling city of Dublin
Today we depart Dublin and travel south to the medieval city of Kilkenny deep into Ireland’s Ancient East. Before arriving in Kilkenny, we stop at Avoca, a great place to stock up on some great quality Irish goodies and then we carry on to visit the monastic settlement of Glendalough, which is located in the mythical Wicklow Mountains, which make for a great photo opportunity. Take a romantic stroll around the lakes of Glendalough and enjoy a hearty lunch in The Wicklow Heather Restaurant. We will now drive further south and spend the evening exploring some of Kilkenny’s main attractions such as Kilkenny Castle or the Smithwicks Brewery. End the day with a romantic dinner in Zuni’s or Anocht Restaurant – we recommend you book a hotel in the city to enjoy Kilkenny’s fabulous nightlife and to celebrate this occasion in style.
Enjoy an overnight in the medieval city of Kilkenny
We leave Kilkenny behind and travel south, 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 for the honeymoon couple not to be missed! We will leave the Rock of Cashel and make our way to the famous Blarney Castle – a romantic Irish castle with beautiful gardens where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Arriving in the city of Cork, you can explore the English Market, do a walking tour with your guide and / or do some shopping in the city. For the evening, your driver will be able to recommend a romantic place for a lovely dinner for you both.
Enjoy an overnight in Cork City
Today we will explore one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, located on the famous Wild Atlantic Way, the beautiful Beara Peninsula. We will drive the Ring of Beara and enjoy the rugged mountainous scenery as well as spectacular views out onto the ocean. There are numerous colourful and quaint villages along the way, which make for excellent photo opportunities during your honeymoon vacation. For the more adventurous, we can take a trip on Ireland’s only cable car and visit Dursey Island or, if you prefer we can stop at one of the numerous pubs and restaurants serving fresh locally caught seafood. Why not treat yourself to some oysters and a bottle of white wine in one of Castletownbere’s fabulous restaurants – go on, it’s your honeymoon! After an exciting day of touring your driver will return you to the bustling town of Kenmare – we recommend a stay in Sheen Falls Lodge to celebrate this special occasion.
Enjoy an overnight in the colourful town of Kenmare
After a leisurely breakfast in your accommodation, today we will explore one of the highlights of your trip to Ireland – the famous Ring of Kerry. A driving route 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 for the honeymoon couple and a visit to Waterville, the place where Charlie Chaplin loved to spend his vacations. We continue onto the bustling town of Killarney, a great stop for a late lunch and to enjoy some more shopping. Return to Kenmare for some evening entertainment in one of its colourful pubs.
Enjoy another night in the vibrant town of Kenmare
This morning we will leave the beautiful town of Kenmare and we will drive further northwest to explore the Dingle Peninsula. In this beautiful area of Ireland, there is so much to see and do, to make your honeymoon an extra special occasion! We can incorporate the following in your itinerary, all depending on your interests and how you feel on the day: how about the hold-a-lamb experience, attend a sheep dog demonstrations, the Slea Head Drive, Conor Pass, the Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Art Gallery, visiting the Dingle Gin Distillery, a food tour of Dingle Town or meeting Funghi, the resident Dolphin? You let us know what you would like to see and we will customise your honeymoon according to your wish list. In the evening, dine in one of Dingle’s numerous wonderful restaurants – your driver guide will have some recommendations ready for you!
Enjoy an overnight in the foodie town of Dingle
In the morning, before making our way into Dublin, we take some final honeymoon vacation photos (let us know if you would like a professional photo shoot and we can put you in touch with an excellent photographer!). We will bring you to Dublin or Shannon Airport or transfer you to a hotel of your choice and bid our farewells.
Tour prices and included services
In light of the difficult circumstances for tourism and travel, we have decided that our tour prices for the 2021 and 2022 season will remain unchanged from our 2020 rates and as such, will be priced from €420 per day of touring. 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.
- 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 €420 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.