Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

7 Day Dublin and the Wild Atlantic Way Program (7 days)

Moloney & Kelly - Ireland

Dublin, Ireland To Shannon, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 03 Aug 2018

7 Day Dublin and the Wild Atlantic Way Program (7 days)

Itinerary

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

Since its opening, The Merrion luxury hotel in central Dublin has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities.

A Place in History:

The Merrion is set in the heart of the very fashionable Georgian Dublin on Upper Merrion Street, opposite Government Buildings –the home of the Irish Government. The Main House of this 5 star hotel in Dublin is comprised of four meticulously restored Grade I Listed Georgian townhouses and a specially commissioned contemporary Garden Wing is arranged around two private period gardens.

The houses were built in the 1760's by Lord Monck (Charles Stanley Monck) for wealthy Irish merchants and nobility. He lived in No. 22, which became known as Monck House. The most important of the four houses is, however, No. 24 Upper Merrion Street. This was leased to Garrett Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, in 1769, it has since been known as Mornington House.

The house is remembered historically as being the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Day 2
Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel Breakfast

About the Merrion Hotel:

Since its opening, The Merrion luxury hotel in central Dublin has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities.

A Place in History:

The Merrion is set in the heart of the very fashionable Georgian Dublin on Upper Merrion Street, opposite Government Buildings –the home of the Irish Government. The Main House of this 5 star hotel in Dublin is comprised of four meticulously restored Grade I Listed Georgian townhouses and a specially commissioned contemporary Garden Wing is arranged around two private period gardens. The houses were built in the 1760's by Lord Monck (Charles Stanley Monck) for wealthy Irish merchants and nobility. He lived in No. 22, which became known as Monck House. The most important of the four houses is, however, No. 24 Upper Merrion Street. This was leased to Garrett Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, in 1769, it has since been known as Mornington House.

The house is remembered historically as being the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Day 3
Dublin, Ireland
Powerscourt Estate, Ireland
Glendalough, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel Breakfast

About the Merrion Hotel:

Since its opening, The Merrion luxury hotel in central Dublin has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities.

A Place in History:

The Merrion is set in the heart of the very fashionable Georgian Dublin on Upper Merrion Street, opposite Government Buildings –the home of the Irish Government. The Main House of this 5 star hotel in Dublin is comprised of four meticulously restored Grade I Listed Georgian townhouses and a specially commissioned contemporary Garden Wing is arranged around two private period gardens.The houses were built in the 1760's by Lord Monck (Charles Stanley Monck) for wealthy Irish merchants and nobility. He lived in No. 22, which became known as Monck House. The most important of the four houses is, however, No. 24 Upper Merrion Street. This was leased to Garrett Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, in 1769, it has since been known as Mornington House.

The house is remembered historically as being the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Day 4
Dublin, Ireland
Cashel, Ireland
Doonbeg, Ireland
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Breakfast

Trump International Doonbeg

Close to the village of Doonbeg, out on the water's edge, sits one of Europe's most distinguished 5-star destinations, the Trump International Doonbeg

Trump International Doonbeg (formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg) awaits travellers with spacious accommodations, fine amenities and discreet service. A trip to Doonbeg is an unparalleled opportunity to experience luxury accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop of rugged landscape, rolling waves and sand dunes with thousands of years of stories buried within them. Each suite is uniquely crafted to ensure space, comfort and privacy. Guests can enjoy the utmost in old-world luxury and refinement in suites beautifully appointed with curated furnishings, art, and antiques.

Day 5
Lahinch, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Breakfast

Trump International Doonbeg

Close to the village of Doonbeg, out on the water's edge, sits one of Europe's most distinguished 5-star destinations, the Trump International Doonbeg

Trump International Doonbeg (formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg) awaits travellers with spacious accommodations, fine amenities and discreet service. A trip to Doonbeg is an unparalleled opportunity to experience luxury accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop of rugged landscape, rolling waves and sand dunes with thousands of years of stories buried within them. Each suite is uniquely crafted to ensure space, comfort and privacy. Guests can enjoy the utmost in old-world luxury and refinement in suites beautifully appointed with curated furnishings, art, and antiques.

Day 6
Doonbeg, Ireland
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Breakfast

Trump International Doonbeg

Close to the village of Doonbeg, out on the water's edge, sits one of Europe's most distinguished 5-star destinations, the Trump International Doonbeg

Trump International Doonbeg (formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg) awaits travellers with spacious accommodations, fine amenities and discreet service. A trip to Doonbeg is an unparalleled opportunity to experience luxury accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop of rugged landscape, rolling waves and sand dunes with thousands of years of stories buried within them. Each suite is uniquely crafted to ensure space, comfort and privacy. Guests can enjoy the utmost in old-world luxury and refinement in suites beautifully appointed with curated furnishings, art, and antiques.

Day 7
Shannon, Ireland
None None

Check out of your hotel, meet with your private driver guide one last time and transfer to Shannon Airport, where you will bid farewell to Ireland.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Golf
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Day 1: Welcome to Dublin, Ireland

Arrive at Dublin Airport, where you will meet your private driver guide and transfer in a luxury executive vehicle to the Merrion Hotel in Dublin City and the remainder of the morning is free to relax after your overnight flight.

This afternoon, enjoy a Dublin Tasting Trail walking tour, where you will visit a range of bakeries, food halls, street markets, cheesemongers, delicatessens and other speciality shops.

About the Merrion Hotel: Since its opening, The Merrion luxury hotel in central Dublin has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities. The rest of your afternoon and evening is free.

Overnight Accommodation: The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Day 2: Dublin City Tour

After breakfast, you will meet with your private driver guide for your tour of Dublin City and environs. Admissions are included to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Jameson Whiskey. Afterwards you will travel out of Dublin City and tour the coastal villages of Howth and Malahide.

In the afternoon, travel to the coastal villages of Malahide and Howth.

After your day’s touring, your private driver guide will return you to your hotel.

This evening, enjoy a dinner and Irish music show at The Merry Ploughboys Pub, where the music group called the Merry Ploughboys will entertain you with a selection of traditional Irish music, ballads and dancing.

Overnight Accommodation: Merrion Hotel

Day 3: The Garden of Ireland

Today you will have an opportunity to get out of Dublin for the day with your private driver guide and take a tour to Glendalough National Park after a visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow. This stunning 18th Century Stately home (pictured on following page) comprises extensive gardens, and tours of the house and gardens are self-guided.

Overnight Accommodation: Merrion Hotel

Day 4: Travel to Trump International Doonbeg

After breakfast, check out of the Merrion Hotel, meet with your private driver guide, and transfer to Doonbeg on the west Coast of Clare via the Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary. The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s iconic national monuments and a symbol of its ecclesiastic history. Leaving the Rock of Cashel, continue to Trump International Doonbeg, where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Doonbeg is a small village located on a sheltered corner of Ireland's south west coast, in the scenic county of Clare. Trump International Doonbeg awaits travellers with spacious accommodations, fine amenities and discreet service.

Overnight Accommodation: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

Day 5: The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

After breakfast, meet with your private driver guide who will take you on a tour to see some of the spectacular sights of County Clare starting at Lahinch. A short distance away are the where the world renowned Cliffs of Moher. The iconic cliffs defiantly stand as giant natural ramparts against the aggressive might of the Atlantic Ocean. They rise in places to over 700 feet and stretch for almost 5 miles.

The Burren is a limestone plateau - a stony chaos to the casual observer - with a full assemblage of the curious landforms that characterise such limestone landscapes.

Enjoy Lunch in the Tea & Garden rooms in Ballyvaughan – a favourite of Steven Spielberg!

Following lunch you will continue through the Burren to the Burren Perfumery, an organic perfumery which produces a range of sublime products which you can learn about whilst there.

Overnight Accommodation: Trump International Doonbeg.

Day 6: A Relaxing day

Day 7: Transfer to Shannon Airport

Check out of your hotel, meet with your private driver guide one last time and transfer to Shannon Airport, where you will bid farewell to Ireland.

About Us

Moloney & Kelly provide an all-in service for our valued Virtuoso partners and their clients. We will design a program to your client's specific needs. As your onsite partner in Ireland, we are here to assist and advise in any way that we can to ensure that your clients have a rich and rewarding experience while in Ireland.

Insider Tip

Ask our advisors about some exclusives we can offer, including private access to attractions and stately homes.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy:

Deposit Payments vary on depending whether it is an individual or group booking as well as being dependent on booking conditions of certain hotels and suppliers. Normally, we request a 20% non-refundable deposit once reservations are confirmed. Balance is due three weeks prior to arrival. Payment in Euros by bank draft (which must be drawn on Irish Bank), wire transfer or credit card.

MOLONEY & KELLY TRAVEL LTD

Bank Name: AIB

100/101 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

SortCode: 93-10-47

Account Number 49501092

SWIFT BIC: AIBKIE2D

IBAN: IBAN IE03 AIBK 9310 4749 5010 92

Cancellation Policies:

Policy varies depending on terms and conditions of suppliers. Specific information will be given to Virtuoso members when reservations are confirmed.



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Irish Eyes upon us

By: gorbys


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2013

We had really no reason to interact with our Ireland travel planners since we worked with a US agent, however Michael checked on us by phone at least three times during our trip - to make certain we had received our package of vouchers, and that there was nothing additional that we needed. Thanks for a wonderful trip! I highly recommend you add Kilarey sheep farm to your frequent must-see list! FABULOUS trip!
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe
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Highly Recommended

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2014

Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Great Tour Company

By: John63


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

We had a wonderful experience with Moloney & Kelly on our recent trip to Ireland.  We hired them to provide a car and a driver for a day tour to the Irish countryside outside of Dublin.  Our day with our driver and guide, Sean Patrick O'Rourk could not have been better.  Sean is delightful and a wealth of information on just about any topic you can imagine.  We highly recommend Sean and Moloney & Kelly if you're headed to Ireland and want a special, educational and most enjoyable private tour experience.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Wonderful

By: O'Briens


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Marie was terrific, everyday was fun, she made the tour fun!She was most accommodating to our needs and all I can say is it was a delightful trip to Ireland.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014

Marie was a joy to be with.  She was very accommodating with our group which is not an easy thing to do.  I would definitely use her again if I return to Ireland.  I learned a lot of Irish history which I was unaware of. 
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Accomodating and excellent service!

By: Maureen75


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

We learned in Ireland of just how well respected Moloney & Kelly Travel is, especially Sandra. They found our group of 14 a great, self-directed tour - provided an awesome tour guide/driver and worked closely with us in resolving an unforeseen issue with one of the hotels. Happy to recommend the agency!
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Went Off Without a Hitch

By: Claire


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

Moloney & Kelly hooked us up. We loved the hotels we stayed at - they picked up on exactly what we were looking for, and did it in one of the busiest times in the country (the week between St. Patrick's Day and Easter). Our tour guides were absolutely fantastic - kind, smart, well-informed, and flexible. The trip really did go off without a hitch. There was one day that we needed to switch plans. I was unsure on what the best move was, and Moloney & Kelly talked through the different options with me to help me make a decision. I took Moloney & Kelly's advice, and they changed the plans no problem. I highly recommend Moloney & Kelly - they have good taste and know what they're doing.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Dublin to N. Ireland

By: JP


Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

The trip from N. Ireland went off without a hitch. Excellent driver, Phillip, who was extremely knowledgeable on all variety of subjects concerning N. Ireland. I highly recommend him as a driver and guide.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott

Maloney and kelly

By: Diane


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Maloney and Kelly arranged a lovely Ireland tour for us. Our driver was absolutely wonderful and the accommodations were mostly superb! Our vouchers were all in order. I would highly recommend them
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Moloney & Kelly - Ireland

By: xyz


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

Did a wonderful job of coordinating a difficult and complicated itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Moore

Ireland

By: JIm Johnson


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

The walking tour guide and our driver were tops. Made the experience all the better and the private tours are worth the money. Hate standing in line.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Dublin and Belfast guides

By: Laurie Rothinghouse


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Very good. Guides were very informative. Loved all the history and learned a by having a private driver.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Ireland - Maloney & Kelly

By: Melek


Reviewed on: 30 May 2018

My family just returned from Ireland and with our Virtuoso Travel Advisor and Maloney and Kelly tour operator - everything was perfect! Very organized from pick-up to drop off. The suggested itinerary, the driver/guide and other private tours could not have been better! They work with the best of the best. Really just a top-notch and first class tour operator.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

Scotland

By: Lala


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

I was a little disappointed with this company. We were not told where to meet our driver at the train station so we spent 30 minutes figuring out where he was. The hotel accommodations were not what we expected....hotel was old and worn and all 3 rooms were not equal. Our driver was not given any guidance in where to take us one day. Overall, they were ok, but nothing special.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor