The Classic West
Tour length: 11 days
Number of accommodations: 4
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 to Galway. The lively university city of Galway, capital of the West, is a great place for those who like a night on the town! Relax for the rest of the day so as to recover from your flight. You can also explore this wonderful city on foot.
Day 2 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.
Day 3 Spend the day in and around the picturesque village of Cong, the setting of the John Wayne classic, The Quiet Man.
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 Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as The Ring of Kerry. Overnight Killarney.
Day 6 Panoramic views on Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight Killarney.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 Depart your accommodation and travel southwest along the rugged west coast of Cork with your first stop at Kenmare (famous for its lace). Stop at Glengariff, where a trip to Garinish Island is a must. Continue on to Clonakilty (Tidy Town Competition winner). Then it's off to the charming town of Kinsale for your overnight stay. Ensure a healthy appetite is on board, as the restaurants in Kinsale will satisfy even the most critical of palettes.
Day 9 Spend your morning discovering the sights and sounds of Kinsale. After lunch take in a city tour of Cork and also the outlying town of Blarney, home of the famous Blarney Stone which when kissed bestows you with the gift of talk. Return to Kinsale for your overnight.
Day 10 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 oyalty at The Bunratty Medieval Banquet.
Day 11 Sadly your tour has come to end. After breakfast we will transfer to the 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