Kid Friendly Irish Tour
Tour length: 9 days
Number of accommodations: 3
Cost is dependent on number travelling and accommodation used. Please inquire for details
Day 1 Arrive into Shannon Airport. Board your luxury motor vehicle and travel for your overnight in Galway. Relax for the rest of the day so as to recover from your flight. You can also explore this wonderful city on foot. Galway prides itself on being a city which welcomes families and accordingly has many facilities to cater for the younger member of the family.
Activities for kids in Galway include:
- Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland's National Aquarium. An enjoyable and educational environment in which to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem in Ireland.
- Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park. The Turoe Stone is a rare national monument dating back to the 1st Century BC. Surrounded by a 14 acre Visitor Farm & Leisure Park including nature trail, playgrounds, picnic area, pool room and Ireland's first Inflatable City!
- Hey Doodle Doodle. Paint your own plate, dish, mug or even a miniature unicorn at this family-friendly ceramic studio which is great fun for adults and children alike. Once you're finished, they'll glaze and fire your creation in the kiln and have it ready for you within two days. They'll even mail it on to your home if you are just passing through.
Day 2–3 You have many options for the next 2 days. You can decide which you would like to choose on the previous day.
- Travel into the rugged Connemara region. We travel through the towns of Moycullen, Maam Cross, Oughterard and Spiddal and Kylemore Abbey. Return to Galway for your overnight.
- Visit the Aran Islands. The three Aran Islands are situated in Galway Bay and the ferry crossing takes about 50 minutes depending on weather.
- Spend the day in and around the picturesque village of Cong, the setting of the John Wayne classic, The Quiet Man.
- Golf can be played at Connemara or Lahinch.
- Spend the day in Galway City with all its activities and shopping.
Day 4 Check out of your accommodation. Drive through Lisdoonvarna and the fishing village of Kinvara. Continue south through Clare and its interesting landscape of The Burren. At 800 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, a walk along the Cliffs of Moher is a bracing experience. From here we take the Kilimer ferry to Co. Kerry and on to Killarney for your accommodation.
Day 5,6,7 Again you have many options for the next 3 days. You can decide which you would like to choose on the previous day.
- Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as The Ring of Kerry. Overnight Killarney.
- Panoramic views on Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight Killarney.
- Full day tour of Killarney and it's surrounding region. Visit Muckross House and Gardens. Drive to Kate Kearney's Cottage to take a horse-drawn carriage in the Gap of Dunloe.
- Tour the scenic areas of Gougane Barra and Glengariff. Continue on to Kenmare. Travel up through the Caha Mountains, via Healy's Pass where you can savor some stunning views of Co. Cork Return to Killarney for your overnight.
- Golf can be played at any one of the following: Ballybunion Links; Tralee Golf Links; Killarney's Kileen Course; Waterville Links.
Kid's activities in Killarney include:
- Muckross Traditional Farms. At Muckross Traditional Farms you are invited to take a stroll down memory lane to a time before the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods. Visit 3 separate working farms each complete with animals, poultry and traditional farm machinery. See a Laborer's Cottage, a Carpenter's Workshop, and a Blacksmith's Forge. Meet and chat with the farmers and their wives as they go about their daily work in the houses, on the land, and with the animals.
- The National Museum of Irish Transport. Situated in the heart of Killarney town, the museum houses a marvelous collection of veteran and vintage transport, including cars, motor-bikes, cycles, and fire engines. Among the superb collection you can see the rarest car in the world, the 1907 Silver Stream(only one was ever produced) and an 1898 Benz Velo, the first car to be driven in Ireland.
- Cool Wood Wildlife Sanctuary and Children's Zoo. This 50-acre wildlife sanctuary just 3km from Killarney Town is an ideal place for families. As well as the rich variety of exotic animals on view in the three acre children's zoo, there are also 3km of walking trails, a coffee shop and children's playground.
- Killarney Model Railway. One of the world's largest railways with over 50 trains running on a mile of track to transport you through the landmarks of Europe.
- Jaunting Car Tour/Lakes of Killarney Cruise. A spectacular one hour jaunting car trip through The National Park by the lakeshore through the Deer Parks, en route to Ross Castle, followed by a one hour guided cruise on Lough Leane.
Day 8 Check out of your accommodation and travel to the quaint village of Adare. Finally finish up at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. This 15th century castle is the centerpiece of a fantastic folk park. Tonight be treated like royalty at The Bunratty Medieval Banquet.
Day 9 Sadly your tour has come to end. After breakfast transfer to Shannon Airport where there is time for duty-free shopping before boarding your return flight.
This tour can be customized to suit your tour length requirement or activity request. Additional days can be added if you want to visit relatives, clients, etc.We can arrange for free days in your itinerary where you step away from the tour and have the day to yourself