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Best of Dublin & Galway

7 days2 cities
Ireland1 country
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Wish to feel the luck of the Irish? Enjoy the country's must-see highlights and flawless logistics with the fully customizable Ireland itinerary. Get an insight into the cities, historical castles, as well as the gorgeous natural wonders together with professional local guides.

7 days2 cities
Ireland1 country
From
$2,496
Dublin, Ireland Gallery
3
days
Ireland

The capital of Ireland, glorious Dublin, is situated on the shores of the picturesque bay on the east coast of the country. Leprechauns, exceptional beer and St. Patric's Day are just the first associations with this amazing city. In reality, Dublin keeps a lot more secrets to share with those, wishing to get to know the true Irish soul.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival & Evening Bar Crawl

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin!

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

In the evening you meet your private guide for an evening bar crawl that is that is an amazing way to be introduced to the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enriches your experience in Dublin!

No meals included.

2
day
Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience

Fuel up on Irish breakfast this morning as there will be plenty to do and see around the capital city today, starting with famous attractions and colorful doors and ending with the history of Guinness.

Your highly-trained local guide will take you for a walk in the footsteps of Irish lords as you will explore century-old Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, and pass the famous Ha’penny Bridge. The renowned Trinity College Library is also on your Dublin itinerary, thus make sure to look for the famous Book of Kells!

You will then pay a visit to the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse will begin at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and then make its way to the 7th floor as you will learn more about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.

  • Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.

Breakfast is included.

3
day
Day Trip to Newgrange Boyne Valley

Ready to explore sites of Ireland that are older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids? Then allow your professional guide to show you around the Newgrange Boyne Valley and its highlights.

Here you will go inside a 5200-year Passage Tomb, see the remains of an early Christian settlement in Monasterboice, and take in the beautiful views from Hill of Slane (dedicated to Saint Patrick).

Last but not least, you will also have a chance to travel back in time during a visit to a Celtic ritual site, located on Hill of Tara.

  • Please, note: the tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can go on a small group tour to Giant's Causeway at an extra charge. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

The Grafton Hotel
4
The newly renovated hotel boasts 127 brand new rooms with an exceptional interior.
train
Dublin
Galway
2 hrs 20 min

Travel by train from Dublin to Galway and enjoy the picturesque landscapes outside your window. The trains are all equipped with power sockets, storage compartments, and other necessary amenities. 

Galway City Gallery
4
days
Ireland

Galway is the perfect fusion of culture, nature, and architecture to be explored on your next getaway. Located in western Ireland, the harbor city provides with monumental sites to visit, such as the imposing St Nicholas's Church.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Train to Galway & City Tour

It’s time to board the train and continue your Irish adventure! After 2.5 hours of soaking up the beautiful scenery from your train window, you will find yourself in another idyllic spot - Galway.

Your guide cannot wait to introduce you to local points of interest. You will begin with Eyre Square, which marks important historical events and boasts a symbolic piece of art -  the Quincentennial Fountain.

Then you will turn away from the fountain and spot something rather unusual - a former doorway to a house. Though there’s no house behind it anymore, the door remains an entrance to a captivating chapter of Irish history. You will then head to the charming Old Town of Galway, and see the pride and joy of the city - Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church, and the beautiful Spanish Arch.

 

Please note, 5* program includes private transfers from the station and after the tour to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

5
day
Day Trip to Cliffs of Moher

Following breakfast, you embark on a wonderful day-trip to one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland.

Together with your private guide-driver you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Upon arrival, you get to enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region.

After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region followed by a scenic drive to the city of Galway.

Breakfast is included.

6
day
Day Trip to Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

Another day - another trip induced with the unspoiled beauty of Irish nature and heritage. This time you will be blown away by what Connemara’s region has to offer.

Prepare to witness the rivers and lakes flowing from the Twelve Pins Mountain Range and explore a couple of magnificent historic abbeys (one of them situated in the middle of the mountains).

During the tour, you will also learn about the origins of the Irish language and how the locals managed to keep it is as a national language up to this day.

By the way, did you know that this corner of Ireland was a filming location for the famous “Marley & Me” as well as “the Field”? Your guide will tell you all about that too.

Breakfast is included.

7
day
Departure to Dublin Airport

This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the bus station where you take a 2.5-hour bus directly to Dublin airport.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Please, note: as an option, you can choose to have a private transfer to Dublin airport or to Shannon airport. Contact your specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway
4

Providing beautiful views of Galway Bay, the Galmont Hotel & Spa is set right in the heart of the city. It boasts an on-site award-winning spa center and top-notch service. Apart from the spa, the property features impressive facilities such as the Marinas Grill or the Coopers Bar and Lounge.

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Dublin and Galway;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Dublin & Galway;
  • Small group tour to Newgrange from Dublin;
  • Guided day trips with private transportation to the Cliffs of Moher and Connemara & Kylemore Abbey from Galway;
  • Entrance tickets to the Book of Kells Exhibition, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Aughnanure Castle, Kylemore Abbey;
  • Regular class train tickets: Dublin - Galway;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.​

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Dublin and Galway;
  • A visit to Guinness Storehouse;
  • Exploring the Newgrange Boyne Valley;
  • Trip to the Connemara & Kylemore Abbey.

What To Know

  • The currency used by default in Ireland is Euro. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Ireland are up to your discretion. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated