∙ Enjoy a boutique design hotel stay in the heart of lively Dublin
∙ Discover the story behind each variant of Guinness on a guided tour
∙ Live out your regal fantasies at a castle stay owned by descendants of Ireland’s last High Kings
∙ Spend a day touring the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
∙ Explore the scenic Irish countryside at your leisure or get in a round of golf
“Learn the art of falconry during your stay at Dromoland Castle; guests rave about this stimulating, unique and memorable experience.” – Expert Traveller
“Grab a pint at the original Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty, it’s a beautiful pub & restaurant that has been a part of the Irish landscape and lifestyle for four hundred years… Do not miss Durty Nelly’s!” – Expert Traveller
Car rental in Dublin & Hotel stay at The Alex
Dublin is the new cool kid and The Alex Hotel was elected as one of the 15 best hotels in Dublin by The Condé Nast Traveler. The Alex is an old favourite with a brand new look which will win your heart over.
★ Activity: Guinness Connoisseur Experience
This exclusive luxurious private bar is discretely tucked away in the fourth floor of Guinness Storehouse. An officially trained Guinness Connoisseur we take the visitor on a journey through the taste traditions and stories of the “black stuff” – Guinness Draught, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and the brewers project. Discover the story behind each variant, learn the pouring ritual, taste and savour the magic that makes Guinness so distinct. This unique and intimate experience is a must for true Guinness aficionados and beer lovers.
Stay: Dromoland Castle
Situated in 370 acres of beautiful grounds, Dromoland Castle is a luxury 5 star property blending Old World elegance with modern day comforts. The present building, completed in 1835, is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture and features 98 elegant bedrooms in differing styles and sizes.
★ Activity: Cliffs of Moher
Taking you along Galway Bay, your first stop is at the fishing village of Kinvara to see Dunguaire Castle & into The Burren- home to 75% of Irelands native flora & location of numerous ancient monuments many of which we visit including the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort- home of little men with green hats and orange beards! Stopping also at Kilfenora to see the famous Celtic Crosses (Irish High Crosses), we make our way to the coastal village of Doolin for our lunch stop before visiting the 200-metre high, 8kms long Cliffs of Moher.
Enjoy stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands and take your time to soak up the natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. (minimum 1.5 hour stop- FREE admission to Cliffs!) We return via the Coast Road with views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, making a short stop to walk on the lunar like landscape of the Burren and take in sights such as Leprechaun Head before returning to Galway.