Countryside of the Emerald Isle

9 Day Exploration from Dublin to Ennis with Collette

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 9 Day Countryside of the Emerald Isle. From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Come to know the culture and welcoming hospitality of the Irish in Dublin, Ireland's...read more

     
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Exploration Starts In
Starts In
Dublin
Exploration Ends In
Ends In
Ennis
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
20
Max Group Size
20
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Ireland
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
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Trip Code:
COL468

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Apr 2020)2020 Season (From May 2020)

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1 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Fáilte and welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private tour and welcome reception in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. Within the medieval walls of the city’s oldest structure, surrounded by nearly 1,000 years of Irish myths and legends, toast the start of an incredible adventure. Stay: Hampton Hotel (2 Nights)
2 Dublin
A local expert escorts you through Dublin’s magnificent sights. Exalt in the culture and color of Ireland’s world-famous shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street. Get lost inside the gardens of St. Stephen’s Green, and marvel at the electric green expanse of the largest enclosed city park in all of Europe, Phoenix Park. This evening, enjoy some good craic as we put a modern twist on Irish cuisine during a cooking class at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutions. (B/D)
3 Dublin - Irish National Stud - Midleton - Kinsale
Take to Ireland’s country roads. Tour the Irish National Stud, an area of incredible natural beauty that’s home to regal thoroughbreds and opulent gardens. Head south to the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Give it a go with a tasting of the distillery’s production. Continue on to the quaint coastal village of Kinsale and join a local expert on a walking tour. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice in Ireland’s gourmet capital! Choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Kinsale’s great restaurants. Stay: Actons Hotel (2 Nights) (B/D)
4 Kinsale - Choice of Cobh or Relaxing in Kinsale
It’s your choice! Visit the seaside town of Cobh, the last stop of the RMS Titanic. Circuit this historic port alongside a local expert; this is the place where 2.5 million Irish people left their native land for new frontiers -OR- spend a leisurely day in Kinsale and enjoy its many galleries, shops and cafes. (B)
5 Kinsale - Garnish Island - Killarney
Embark on the drive of a lifetime on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll fall in love with the quaint towns and charming villages that inhabit this iconic coastal route. Board a ferry and sail to a place that must be seen to be believed, Garnish Island. Sheltered in the Glengarrif harbor of Bantry Bay, this hidden island is home to one of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. Continue over the Cork and Kerry mountains to Killarney via the breathtaking Caha Pass. Stay: Killarney Plaza Hotel (2 Nights) (B)
6 Killarney - Dingle - Killarney
Not far from the rollicking pubs of Killarney await the enchanting hills and weather-worn bluffs of Dingle. Travel through a maze of green to Ireland’s most westerly point, Slea Head, where the locals will remind you that, "the next parish over is Boston." Your afternoon affords the opportunity to explore Dingle’s country lanes on foot, or enjoy time at leisure in Dingle Town, a place where pubs double as hardware stores and the Guinness is always freshly-tapped. (B)
7 Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Aran Islands (Inisheer)
Leave the rugged southern coast behind and embark on an adventure, the likes of which you’ve never seen. Board a ferry bound for Inisheer, the smallest of the three Aran Islands. Take in unrivalled views while sailing beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Upon arriving in Inisheer’s ethereal landscape, take a private tour through the labyrinth of stone walls blanketing the island. Learn about the island’s 250 inhabitants, their livelihoods and devotion to traditional culture and customs. As the last ferry leaves for mainland Ireland, settle into your island abode amid desolate yet striking beauty for an experience that’s totally unparalleled. Stay: Tigh Ruairí, Inisheer (B/D)
8 Aran Islands (Inisheer) - Ennis
Enjoy a morning to sleep in, or wake early for a sunrise hike to O’Brien Castle. Greet the sun as it rises over the Irish mainland and illuminates Inisheer’s picturesque stone walls. Later, dive into local culture during a knitting workshop and learn traditional methods and stitches used to make the famous Aran sweaters. Don’t worry if you’re not a knitter, you’ll be a pro before you know it! Next, experience the traditional craft of making the St. Brigid’s Cross. Throughout Ireland you will see these crosses affixed to homes to ward off evil and danger. This evening, after ferrying back to the mainland, toast the end of an incredible adventure! Stay: Old Ground Hotel (B/D)
9 Ennis - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close today, leaving you with the spirit of Ireland in your heart forever. (B)
1 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Fáilte and welcome to Dublin, Ireland's cosmopolitan capital. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private tour and welcome reception in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral.* Within the medieval walls of the city's oldest structure, surrounded by nearly 1,000 years of Irish myths and legends, toast the start of an incredible adventure.
2 Dublin
A local expert escorts you through Dublin's magnificent sights. Exalt in the culture and color of Ireland's world-famous shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street. Get lost inside the gardens of St. Stephen's Green, and marvel at the electric green expanse of the largest enclosed city park in all of Europe, Phoenix Park. This evening, enjoy some good craic - Gaelic for fun - as we put a modern twist on Irish cuisine during a cooking class at one of Dublin's premier culinary institutions. (B/D)
3 Dublin - Irish National Stud - Midleton - Kinsale
Take to Ireland's country roads. Stop in County Kildare for some scrumptious homemade treats at a café that employs individuals with intellectual disabilities. Tour the Irish National Stud, an area of incredible natural beauty that's home to regal thoroughbreds and opulent gardens. Head south to the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Give it a go with a tasting of the distillery's production. Continue on to the quaint coastal village of Kinsale. This evening, it's Diner's Choice in Ireland's gourmet capital! Choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Kinsale's great restaurants. (B/D)
4 Kinsale - Choice on Tour
Start your day with by joining a local expert on a leisurely walking tour. Then, it's your choice! Visit the seaside town of Cobh, the last stop of the RMS Titanic; circuit this historic port alongside a local expert - this is the place where 2.5 million Irish people left their native land for new frontiers -OR- spend a leisurely day in Kinsale and enjoy its many galleries, shops and cafes. (B)
5 Kinsale - Garnish Island - Killarney
Embark on the drive of a lifetime on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. You' ll fall in love with the quaint towns and charming villages that inhabit this iconic coastal route. Board a ferry and sail to a place that must be seen to be believed, Garnish Island. Sheltered in the Glengarrif harbor of Bantry Bay, this hidden island is home to one of Ireland's most beautiful gardens. Continue over the Cork and Kerry mountains to Killarney via the breathtaking Caha Pass. (B)
6 Killarney - Dingle - Choice on Tour - Killarney
Not far from the spirited pubs of Killarney await the enchanting hills and weather-worn bluffs of Dingle. Travel through a maze of green to Ireland's most westerly point, Slea Head, where the locals will remind you that, "the next parish over is Boston." Then, it's your choice! Explore Dingle's country lanes on foot -OR- enjoy time at leisure in Dingle Town, a place where pubs double as hardware stores and the Guinness is always freshly tapped. (B)
7 Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Aran Islands (Inisheer)
Leave the rugged southern coast behind and embark on an adventure, the likes of which you' ve never seen. Board a ferry bound for Inisheer, the smallest of the three Aran Islands.** Take in unrivalled views while sailing beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Upon arriving in Inisheer's ethereal landscape, take a private tour through the labyrinth of stone walls blanketing the island. Learn about the island's 250 inhabitants, their livelihoods and devotion to traditional culture and customs. As the last ferry leaves for mainland Ireland, settle into your island abode*** amid desolate yet striking beauty for an experience that's totally unparalleled. (B/D)
8 Aran Islands (Inisheer) - Ennis
Enjoy a morning to sleep in, or wake early for a sunrise hike**** to O' Brien Castle. Greet the sun as it rises over the Irish mainland and illuminates Inisheer's picturesque stone walls. Later, dive into local culture during a knitting workshop and learn traditional methods and stitches used to make the famous Aran sweaters. Don' t worry if you' re not a knitter, you' ll be a pro before you know it! Next, experience the traditional craft of making the St. Brigid's Cross. Throughout Ireland you will see these crosses affixed to homes to ward off evil and danger. This evening, after ferrying back to the mainland, toast the end of an incredible adventure! (B/D)
9 Ennis - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close today, leaving you with the spirit of Ireland in your heart forever. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • Overnight on the enchanting Aran Islands and jump head-first into Irish culture.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Dublin (DUB) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Shannon (SNN) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
Journey Highlights
  • Enjoy an after-hours private tour of Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Explore the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • Overnight on the enchanting Aran Islands and jump head-first into Irish culture.
  • Spend a day exploring the Dingle Peninsula.
  • Cruise beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher.
  • Take in scenic views from Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Put a modern twist on Irish cuisine during a cooking class at a premier culinary institution in Dublin.
  • Enjoy Diner's Choice in Ireland's gourmet capital of Kinsale.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Dublin (DUB) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Shannon (SNN) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.

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