We depart Dublin 8:00 am, and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood's blockbuster movie Braveheart.
Our first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Your entrance fee (EUR 7.00) is included in the price of this tour.
Our next stop is a 20 min drive away in Ireland's second city, Cork. Here we have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch.
The afternoon is spent in Blarney where we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop.
We return to Cork where we spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries, music and dance venues.
We start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. We stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John's Castle. Next we head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of county of Clare. We are dazzled by beautiful beaches, golden sands and dolphins playing in the waves. We explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the Great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes.
Then it's the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more.
Our last stop is Bunratty Castle, where we get an opportunity to take some photos of the castle before making our way back to Dublin and concluding a marvelous tour later in the evening (approx 7:30 pm).
This tour is exclusively in English.
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.