Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

Exclusive Guided Tour of Ireland's Bar Culture (6 days)

Adams & Butler Ireland

Limerick, Ireland To Dublin, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 26 Jul 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Killarney, Ireland
Limerick, Ireland
TBD Breakfast

DAY 1

Shannonside and Kerry – Morning arrival at Shannon Airport.

Leaving Shannon you’ll go through the city of Limerick & stop in Adare, a quaint village of thatched cottages, antique stores & ancient abbeys, for an Irish coffee.

On to Killarney for the night. Killarney is one of the busiest tourist towns in Ireland, yet it lies within just a few minutes walk of some of the most stunningly beautiful and isolated scenery in Europe. Enjoy your first night amidst the lilting voices of Killarney, where melodious tenors and shrieking violins will be the background as you call, “Same again please!”

Day 2
Killarney, Ireland
TBD Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 2

Kerry - This morning explore the most beautiful county in Ireland.

There’ll be time to check out the smoked salmon in Killorglin before exploring the north side of the Ring of Kerry.

Lunch in Waterville, Charlie Chaplin’s favourite retreat; Sneem, patronised by Charles de Gaulle; Stop at the famous Muckross House & gardens & enjoy the stunning vistas of the Lakes of Killarney, sheltering under Ireland’s highest mountains. Muckross is famous for so many things – the red deer, Queen Victoria’s visit, the incredible flowers.

Spend time in Killarney, a busy city with galleries & shopping. Off to a traditional Irish pub for a celebration of Irish Music!

Day 3
Kinsale, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
TBD None

DAY 3

Kerry and Cork – Your journey today follows the wild west coast of Ireland.

Explore or shop in the little towns & villages along the way – Kenmare, a millionaires’ hideaway; Glengarrif, where Maureen O’Hara lived; Skibereen, home to David Putnam & Jeremy Irons; ending up in Ireland’s gourmet capital, Kinsale.

Kinsale is a memorable old harbour town with narrow streets & winding passageways. Stay in the heart of the old town in the charming 250 year old inn. Visit The Kinsale Brewing Company in a beautifully restored malthouse dating from 1703.

At the end of the tour you can browse through the gift shop and sample some of the beers produced, or you can just walk in and soak in the atmosphere of the old brewery bar upstairs. This evening set your nerves jangling on a ghost tour of the harbour.

Day 4
Galway, Ireland
TBD Breakfast

DAY 4

Cork to Galway – After a chance to get the “gift of the gab” by kissing the Blarney Stone (and for the shoppers a quick visit to the Blarney Woollen Mills where you’ll find the biggest range & the best prices), then on to Limerick – check out The Lock Pub just by the Potato Market for lunch or head on the the world famous hostelery Durty Nelly’s at Bunratty Castle.

You’ll have an opportunity to explore a bit of the Burren as head up to the fishing vilage of Kinvara on Galway Bay for the a night beneath the largest thatched roof in Ireland at The Merriman Inn. Kinvarra is the home of the famous fiddler Frankie Gavin, so there is always good music here.

Day 5
Dublin, Ireland
TBD Breakfast

DAY 5

Galway to Dublin - The highway will have you in the city centre by lunchtime, with a quick stop at Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan.

You’ll arrive in Dublin in time to do some last minute shopping in the designer stores of Grafton Street and visit The Brazen Head. Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub. Then join a literary pub crawl, having checked into your city centre accommodation. There is an alternative option to visit Johnny Fox’s- Ireland’s highest pub where traditional Irish music plays all night and food is served.

Day 6
Dublin, Ireland
TBD Breakfast

DAY 6

Dublin – After breakfast, you depart for Dublin Airport where you have ample time for some last minute duty free shopping before boarding your flight home. If your flight leaves in the afternoon there will be time to visit the Guinness Brewery on the way.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking

Description

This tour takes you around the country visiting a range of taverns that offer fine food, good drink, & live entertainment. Here you will find the essence of Ireland, her pure spirit, flowing from taps & bottles that have inspired writers as disparate as James Joyce & J.P. Donleavy, Samuel Beckett & Sean O’Casey.

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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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