Private escorted chauffeur driven Tours of the Irish West Coast
Recreate Queen Elizabeth II historic tour of Ireland. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth as you tour some of the areas that she visited including Dublin, Kildare, Cashel and Cork. You will also visit the West coast and will experience some of Ireland’s best known cultural and historic sites and will see some of the best scenery that Ireland has to offer.
Days 1 & 2
Arrive at Dublin airport where you will be met by your private driver/guide. You will be driven in your luxury 6 passenger seat MPV to the 5 star Shelbourne Hotel where you will stay for 2 nights. You will have the opportunity to tour Dublin city and view the historic sites visited by Queen Elizabeth such as Croke Park, The Garden of Remembrance and The Guinness Storehouse. The Queen’s love of horses is very well known and you too will have a chance to visit some of the world’s best known racehorses at the National Stud. You can also visit the Japanese Gardens which are close by.
Days 3 & 4
The next stop on your escorted tour is Cork where you will spend two nights at the 5 star Hayfield Manor Hotel. En Route you will stop at the breath taking Rock of Cashel, an historic site dating back to c.1100. Once in Cork you will visit the English Market – a Cork institution, renowned for it’s fine selection of artisan foods and vibrant atmosphere, serving the people of Cork since 1788. You can also take the opportunity to visit the seaside town of Cobh which was the final port of call for the Titanic before she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Here you can visit the Titanic Experience visitors centre. A trip to Cork would not be complete without a visit to kiss the Blarney Stone and also visit the beautiful seaside town of Kinsale – the gourmet capital of Ireland.
Days 5 & 6
After all your site seeing and adventure, what better way to relax and unwind than with a 2 night stay at the beautiful 5 star Dromoland Castle. From here you can visit the Burren and The Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs rise 390 ft. above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and reach their maximum height of 702 ft. just north of O’Brien’s Tower. The tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835. From the cliffs and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges and Loop Head. The cliffs rank amongst the top visited tourist sites in Ireland.
Chauffeur transfer to Shannon airport or return to Dublin (supplement applies).
Prices from €1386 per person based on a minimum of 4 people.
All accommodation includes bed and breakfast.