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Ireland Short Break - Relax and Rejuvenate (6 days)

Adams & Butler Ireland

Burren, Ireland To Dublin, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Nov 2018

Ireland Short Break - Relax and Rejuvenate (6 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Burren, Ireland
Dromoland Castle None

Arrive Shannon Aiport

Meet your driver guide who will be with you for the rest of the trip (up to 8hours per day). Private transfer to Dromoland Castle. If it’s an early flight you will have time to do some touring around County Clare.

Tour The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a sheer precipice 8km long & rising to a height of 203m, one of the most impressive stretches of the coast in the West of Ireland. Then north across the Burren, an eerie, peculiar 193-square mile bare lunar like landscape of a limestone plateau dotted with Stone Age forts & megalithic tombs. In the narrow crevices that criss-cross this pavement flourish orchids, gentians & other rare flora. Hidden sites in the Burren include Cahercommaun Stone fort, The Burren Perfumery, Poulnabrone Dolmen & Ailwee Cave. Visit the falconry centre here.

Day 2
Galway, Ireland
Burren, Ireland
Dromoland Castle Breakfast

Golfing and touring Galway.

Spend the morning golfing either at Dromoland Castle or get transfered to Doonbeg Lodge, one of the finest link courses in Ireland, where you can enjoy a breathtaking scenery matched with distinctive services and facilities.

In the afternoon tour to Galway city, and later come back in time for dinner.

Day 3
Kinsale, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Tour Blarney Castle and Kinsale.

Visit Blarney Castle, with its’ loquacious stone and famous woollen mills.

Kinsale town's fame was established years ago as a quaint seaside town with delicious restaurants and carefully preserved 18th-century buildings. In the 1960's Heidi McNeice, the wife of the poet, opened the first restaurant here and it rapidly became a magnet for the world's glitterati. In the last decade it has become unquestionably the gourmet capital of Ireland; with music and cinema stars bidding up local real estate values, it is also one of the most expensive.

After Kinsale make your way to Cork and on to your hotel.

Day 4
Kinsale, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Tour Cork city and Cobh.

Tour around Cork city. You could spend a week exploring the Cork area and still not have seen all the highlights. The bells of Shandon, The English Market, St Finbarre's Cathedral, the Gaol, the Glucksman and Crawford. Galleries are just a few of the highlights of the city.

Later visit Cobh. Housed in restored Victorian railway station, the Cobh Heritage Centre is an entertaining and informative place recounting the journey of over 2.5 million emigrants departed from this port, as well as an exhibition on the Titanic – Cobh was its last port of call.

Day 5
Cashel, Ireland
Ballyfin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour Cashel and Birr Castle.

Your route will take you past Cashel with its famous Rock, crowned by some of the finest early buildings in Ireland, under which shelters the 18th century, now a hotel. Then go north to visit Birr Castle. Although Birr Castle Demesne is open to the public every day of the year and attracts an average of over fifty thousand visitors annually. The castle itself however, remains a private residence: still the home of the family which originally built it and has lived there ever since for some fourteen generations. Two hundred years ago, this family, called Parsons, inherited the Earldom of Rosse, and the present head of the family living at Birr Castle is Brendan Parsons, Seventh Earl of Rosse and proudly Irish.

Lunch time arrive to Ballyfin Demesne. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains just over an hour from Dublin, Ballyfin has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland. It is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty.

Activities include boating and fishing on the lake, biking riding, picnics, exploring the 600 acre estate, swimming pool and fitness center, spa treatments, wine and whiskey tasting, and feasting on Chef Cordonniers fine food.

It is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations.

Day 6
Dublin, Ireland
None Breakfast

Private transfer to Dublin Airport. Departure from Dublin Airport.

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5 days Ireland Experience

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Insider Tip

Don't miss a private visit with Lord Ross, Brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, at his private residence at Birr Castle.

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By: Mendy & Kendall


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

We loved Ireland and a great part of that was how we were treated and serviced while visiting. Our hotels were wonderful, accommodations lovely and comfortable and the locations of each were ideal. By far, our driver for the week, "Paddy" was a real highlight. He was always on time and seemingly effortlessly accommodated our wishes and modifications to our itinerary, even when we know it meant much more driving for him. We met each morning early and exhausted each day with as much site-seeing as possible. Paddy offered great conversation in between venues and navigated the loads of buses so that we never wasted time in queue. We ended our week in Ireland regretting nothing but the lack of more time to spend in such a beautiful country. The People, landscape, architecture, the food and of course the drink were all delightful - it is a very special place. At the beginning of our trip Paddy was our driver and at the end we felt we had made a friend!! Thank you, K & M
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett-Rice

Ireland trip

By: cate


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Adams and Butler did a wonderful job for us. the driver they assigned to us Paul Hehir was great. He became part of the family by the second day with us. he went out of his way to make our trip memorable. The places we stayed were fabulous. The service and food were terrific. Everything that they recommended turned out to be memorable. we would definitely use them again in our travel planning.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Aug 2017 Tour of Scotland

By: Carmel Traveler


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

Great. There were some miscommunications but only of an aggravation nature not any big issues. Tour went smoothly. Good accommodations, great food. Checked off most of the items we wanted to do that were not specified by the Adams and Butler tour. The two tour guides hired by Adams & Butler in Edinburg were outstanding. Good experience, would recommend working with Adams and Butler to others.

A most memorable Scotland adventure

By: Susan Roche


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

We considered planning our trip to the Scottish Highlands ourselves but quickly realized what a monumental task it would be. We contacted Katie Boydston with CSB Travel and she said she had the perfect tour planners. She wasn't kidding. Adams and Butler blew it out of the park. From Edinburgh to Isle of Skye our hotels were incredible. My husband particularly loved that Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy Castle - hands down our favorite place to stay. Our tour guide/driver Davey was phenomenal. Simply perfect for us. My husband and son are history buffs and he didn't disappoint. Conversation in the car was lively and at every stop he added so much more to the sights than just taking the tour. He even found us some out of the way places to have lunch that were special treats. He was always professional and just delightful to be with. At the end of the trip, we felt like we were saying goodbye to close friend. We will definitely book again with Adams & Butler.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins

Top notch

By: CC


Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

Our trip to Scotland was just a dream! We were thrilled with the itinerary and all that we got to see and do. We felt it was a very good balance of relaxation and adventure. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Fiona our walking guide in Edinburgh. She was so lovely and full of interesting tidbits we would have never known about Edinburgh and Scotland without her! We only had a few minor issues which is inevitable with any major trip. We paid extra for the GPS with Europcar and once we got on the road it became apparent the GPS was not working in the rental car. We have since gotten reimbursed for that, but it was a bit of a headache while trying to navigate with just our cell phones. Additionally, we were not aware that the Castle Hotel required a sport coat for dinner. Luckily they did have a closet full of coats available for loan. Thank you so much for all your assistance with our trip!
Travel Advisor:  Peter Rubin

Scotland

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

We would certainly recommend Adams & Butler. Our driver/guide, Paul was outstanding. He was knowledgeable, congenial and a good fit for our group. He thoughtfully broaded our understanding of this lovely country and it's people. All our arrangements went smoothly and accommodations were lovely and comfortable.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Scotland trip

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

The itinerary was very well designed. Our two tour guides were exceptional. Fiona in Edinburgh was knowledgeable and erudite. Our guide for 6 days, Ian Linn, was a gem. He was attentive, on task , personable, and knowledgeable. To learn about Scotland from a native Like Ian was a memory we will cherish. Our only. Issue was the quality of the accommodations. Our hotel in Edinburgh was a business hotel with a decent location and was fair. The Fonab castle was fine. The Strathness House in Inverness was a second rate Hampton Inn We’ve had better breakfasts at Hampton Inns. The room was small, had a slanted floor and was poor. We switched to a larger room the second night but It was hardly what we expected from our previous Virtuoso experiences. the Nights at the Inch hotel had a similar low quality room but the food was quite nice. Our last night st the Crossbadket Castle was exquisite. This was the quality accommodations we’ve had in previous Virtuoso trips
Travel Advisor:  Amy Metzger

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By: RBC


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2018

Charlie (driver / guide) was excellent. Very well organized and helpful in planning each day. very accomodating. And full of knowledge
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps

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By: Royal Military tattoo


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Awesome... hotel, package, tour and seats were great
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Great insight

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

We worked with Adams and Butler through Vanessa Genger. Combined they created an itinerary for our trip that was fantastic. All the individual tours and excursions were lovely. The accommodations were amazing! Thank you for a great trip!!
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger