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7 day Treasure Ireland Tour

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“We really had a great time, especially thanks to Paddy who has been a great guide. He drove very carefully and always had some information to tell or some song to play or some story about Ireland. Everything was perfectly organized and worked out well. We really want to thank you and everybody from Vagabond for this great experience. It was a perfect way for us to discover Ireland”.

Katja & Tom, 7 day Treasure Ireland tour, May 2013

About this Tour

About this tour

A tour with an excellent vintage, the seven day Driftwood is a fantastically comprehensive Irish tour experience. Its relaxed and flexible itinerary covers some of Ireland’s best scenery and historical sites; there are visits to some of Ireland’s greatest stately homes and gardens; Free times to wander and explore the local communities we visit; excursions to a whiskey distillery, excellent accommodation, food, Irish pubs and much, much more.

Features

We will take you to some of Ireland best know tourist destinations like the Blarney Stone, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher but because our groups and vehicles are smaller, we will also take you right away from the beaten track and show you our favourite hidden corners of Ireland.

South West

Firstly we head south west, through the green heart of Ireland and counties Kildare, Tipperary and Limerick to County Cork. We then spend the next 4-5 days exploring the fabulous south west of Ireland and its varied peninsula’s before then weaving our way from County Kerry across the great River Shannon into County Clare.

Once here you have the limestone lunar landscape of the Burren to explore, you will have some of the very best traditional Irish music to enjoy in the pubs, you have the cliffs to marvel at and there is also the option of a day trip to the world famous Aran islands (you visit the islands while we drive around Galway bay and pick you up on the other side).

Connemara

Last but certainly not least is the wild and rugged Connemara region, a remote and beautiful area which has a special place in the hearts of the Irish people. Nowhere quite typifies old fashioned Ireland like Connemara and so it makes a fitting location for the last night of the tour.  We head back to Dublin either via Galway city or through Cong in County Mayo (depending on whether you went to the Aran islands the day before),  stopping in Kilbeggan on the way for a bit of whiskey tasting to round of an unforgettable week.

Highlights

Highlights

Revel at some of Europe’s very best scenery, including:

  • Ireland’s highest mountain range The Macgillycuddy Reeks
  • The Green fields and stone walls of Dingle
  • Connemara’s mountains, lakes, beaches and rivers
  • Ireland’s wild and rugged Atlantic coastline
  • The River Shannon (which we cross by ferry)
  • The Burren Limestone Plateau
  • The Caher Mountains of the Beara Peninsula
  • The green inland scenery of areas such as the Golden Vale in Tipperary

 

Enjoy some of Ireland’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations:

  • Blarney Castle to kiss the magical Blarney Stone
  • Killarney National Park
  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Take the optional day trip to the Aran Islands

 

Visit some of Ireland’s great houses and Gardens:

  • Muckross House and Gardens, Kerry
  • Bantry House and Gardens, Cork
  • Garinish island Gardens, Cork
  • Kylemore Abbey and Grounds, Connemara

 

Wonder at some of Ireland’s historical treasures and experience the rich historical past of the region, from Stone Age man to the modern age.

  • Visit The Rock of Cashel
  • Ancient Neolithic Stone circles, Celtic ring forts, castles, monastic sites and built tombs

 

Explore three of Ireland’s most diverse south western Peninsulas:

  • The majestic Iveragh peninsula (better known as the Ring of Kerry)
  • The rugged Beara Peninsula (also known as the ‘undiscovered peninsula’)
  • The rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula

 

Take some free time to explore local communities and meet the Irish people in locations such as:

  • The vibrant and buzzing Galway city
  • The galleries and pubs (about 54 in total!) in Dingle town (pop. about 2500)
  • The shops and boutiques of picturesque Kenmare

 

Some fun little side trips:

  • Visit a working sheep farm for a demonstration of working dogs and also sheep shearing
  • Take a boat trip to try Spot Dingle’s most Friendly occupant – Funghi the Dolphin in Dingle Bay
  • Optional visit to Locke’s Irish Whiskey Distillery, the older potstill distillery in the world

 

And at night:

  • Live music and excellent food in some of Ireland’s best pubs and restaurants.
  • Overnight in quality, locally owned guesthouse and small hotel accommodation in small, friendly local communities.
  • Spend a night in a superb Irish Castle Hotel

Price

Price per person: €1249 (based on two sharing) Single supplement: €210

What's included?

    • Journey of discovery in a Driftwood mini coach tour vehicle.
    • Services of highly trained professional Driftwood tour guide
    • 7 FULL days on tour
    • Six nights accommodation (1 nights B&B, 6 nights Hotel).
    • 6 Full Irish breakfasts.
    • Shannon ferry tickets
    • All relevant taxes.
    • Guaranteed tour price from the moment you make your deposit
    • Loads of laughs

    Most daily activities and visits, including:

    • Entrance to most of the historical and archeological sites along the way
    • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work

    AND…Your departure is guaranteed once we have confirmed your booking (we have never cancelled a tour, thats a promise)

Optional Extras

    • Lunches and evening meals
    • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
    • Boat trip to Garinish Island – €15
    • Visit to Bantry House and Gardens – €8
    • Day trip to the Aran Islands –€20
    • Visit to working sheep farm – €7
    • Jaunting Car ride in Killarney National park – €15
    • Blarney Stone and Rock of Cashel – €16

We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. Most of the places we visit are free to enter. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success with customers over the years.

Departure Dates

When do we leave?

Please see below for the list of departure dates currently available for this 7 day Driftwood “Treasure Ireland” Tour.  If the dates you are interested are not available, please contact us as we may be able to release some places or schedule in another tour.

June 2014

  • Monday - 2nd
  • Monday - 9th
  • Monday - 16th
  • Monday - 23rd
  • Monday - 30th

July 2014

  • Monday - 7th
  • Monday - 14th
  • Monday - 21st
  • Monday - 28th

August 2014

  • Monday - 4th
  • Monday - 11th
  • Monday - 18th
  • Monday - 25th

September 2014

  • Monday - 1st
  • Monday - 8th
  • Monday - 15th
  • Monday - 22nd
  • Monday - 29th

October 2014

  • Monday - 6th
  • Monday - 13th
  • Monday - 20th

March 2015

  • Monday - 23rd
  • Monday - 30th

April 2015

  • Monday- 6th
  • Monday - 13th
  • Monday - 20th
  • Monday - 27th

May 2015

  • Monday - 4th
  • Monday - 11th
  • Monday - 18th
  • Monday - 25th

June 2015

  • Monday - 1st
  • Monday - 8th
  • Monday - 15th
  • Monday - 22nd
  • Monday - 29th

July 2015

  • Monday- 6th
  • Monday - 13th
  • Monday - 20th
  • Monday - 27th

August 2015

  • Monday - 3rd
  • Monday - 10th
  • Monday - 17th
  • Monday - 24th
  • Monday - 31st

September 2015

  • Monday - 7th
  • Monday - 14th
  • Monday - 21st
  • Monday - 28th

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