Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Active Ireland (12 days)

Adams & Butler Ireland

Dublin, Ireland To Dublin, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Nov 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel None

Arrive Dublin and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel

Take a private walking tour to familiarise yourself with the city centre before exploring on your own

Day 2
Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel None

Visit Wicklow, Powerscourt & Glendalough

This evening enjoy a traditional music pub crawl in Dublin.

Day 3
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Tour to Cork

Tour to Cork by way of Kildare with its Japanses Gardens, and Irish National Stud. Then head to the small port town of Cobh for horse riding around the area for the afternoon.

Later take an evening walking tour of Cork city centre.

Day 4
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Head to Kinsale the gourmet capital of Ireland for a day of water activities.

This small port town has so many things to do, on and off the water. From historical walking tours, ghost tours, castles, forts, galleries and shops, arts & crafts, horse riding, golf and the recently launched Kinsale Gourmet Academy – you’ll never be bored in Kinsale! With three marinas, a yacht club, two outdoor activity centres, boat and yacht hire, harbour cruises, beaches, sailing, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving there is so much to see and do in this busy harbour town.

Day 5
Kenmare, Ireland
Sheen Falls Lodge Breakfast

In the morning head out ot Blarney Castle and Gardens where you can kiss the famed stone and enjoy one of the many walking paths on the property.

From here you will make your way to Kenmare a wonderful base to explore the Ring of Kerry.

In the afternoon you may wish to play a game of tennis on the Sheen Falls court or perhaps go kayaking in Kenmare Bay.

Day 6
Kenmare, Ireland
Sheen Falls Lodge Breakfast

Spend a day with our adventure guide on a cycle through the stunningly beautiful Gap of Dunloe.

The Gap is a narrow mountain pass between MacGillycuddy's Reeks and Purple Mountain cut by glaciers in the last ice age. the ride is about 11 km (7 miles).

Day 7
Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Sheen Falls Lodge Breakfast

Tour across to The Dingle Peninsula for a day of hiking in the wilderness of the Blasket Islands

The Great Blasket Island remain uninhabited today, but visitors can travel by ferry over to this remote and wildly beautiful place and spend several hours or all day marveling at its natural beauty and what remains of years of human endeavour before the island was evacuated in 1953.

Day 8
Burren, Ireland
Gregans Castle Breakfast

Tour up the west coast of Ireland into the Burren.

Known as the mecca of climbing in Europe, the Burren offers a wide variety for beginners to the expert rockclimbers and some of the best views you will ever see in Ireland!

Spend the afternoon climbing or abseil in the beautiful unspoilt landscapes overlooking sea cliffs and the wild atlantic. The Burren has numerous climbing routes varying from easy to very difficult, perfect for conquering fears of the nervous beginner or for challenging the most experienced climbers.

For cliff views the easy way stop at the Ciffls of Moher before heading to your hotel for the night.

Day 9
Galway, Ireland
Gregans Castle Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in the bustling city of Galway to do some shopping or just sit in a local pub and have a pint of Guinness.

Day 10
Connemara, Ireland
Ashford Castle Breakfast

Head out for a day long mountain biking safari of the landscapes of Connemara.

Day 11
Dublin, Ireland
The Westbury Breakfast

Return to Dublin for your last overnight.

Day 12
Dublin, Ireland
None Breakfast

Enjoy a private transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home

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About Us

Adams & Butler is synonymous with exclusivity and a service bespoke to the desires of the most discerning of travelers. Our team of creative travel designers tailor-make journeys of distinction, providing an exclusive and authentic cultural experience for our guests. We custom-design all our itineraries to suit your interests and wishes and pride ourselves on providing the most personalised care and attention to detail. At Adams & Butler, we give you the vacation you want – a unique experience, designed just for you.Visit our website at www.adamsandbutler.com. We conduct business in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

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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Fabulous!

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.
Travel Advisor:  Dennis Wallace

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

wales

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