Tour Code: 3128P11
Duration: 7 days
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.
We will take you to some of Ireland best known 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.
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
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