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9 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation

| Private Chauffeur | Hotel Gems | 9 Days | 8 Meals | Genealogist Consultation

Trace your Irish Heritage and family roots and discover the homeland of your Irish Ancestors. Experience the Emerald Isle in comfort and style, with a private driver-guide and luxury vehicle provided throughout. Uncover the secrets of your Irish heritage with an expert genealogist and see Ireland’s most loved scenic locations.

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Explore your Irish Heritage and Ancestry on this Vacation - The itinerary can be fully customized to suit your requirements


What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Luxury Vehicle and Private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip; Private airport transfer on day of arrival and day of departure.

Accommodation

2 nights B&B at Camden Court Hotel Dublin; 2 nights B&B at Acton's Hotel Kinsale Cork; 3 nights B&B at International Hotel Killarney; 1 night B&B at Falls Hotel Co. Clare

Sightseeing

Entrance to Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Ireland, Jeanie Johnston, Cork City Gaol, Spike Island, the Cliffs of Moher and One hour private consultation with a genealogist in the Irish Family History Centre is included in the pricing.

*Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Price is per person sharing in Twin/Double Room throughout and is based on a minimum of four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability and varies by travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

Day 1: Dublin City & Guinness.

You will be met by a private driver at Dublin Airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Explore the capital city and get to know Dublin’s famous landmarks. Absorb the history of the world-famous Guinness Stout during a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, and sample a pint of the black stuff in the Gravity Bar, while enjoying panoramic city views. Hotel Stay: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin City. (Or similar)

Day 2: Meet a Genealogist & see more Dublin Sights.

You will have a private consultation with a genealogist who will help you to trace your family’s roots and uncover the secrets of your Irish ancestors. Afterwards, take in the amazing history of emigration in EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum. EPIC embraces the past and the future with 1,500 years of Irish history and culture housed in its atmospheric vaults. Experience this breathtaking story in state of-the-art interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion sensor quizzes and a feast of powerful audio and video that bring Irish history to life.

Follow in the footsteps those who fled the Famine to North America on board the Jeanie Johnston, a replica famine ship. You will be transported back in time to join your ancestors on their grueling journey as you hear the stories of the thousands of Irish people who embarked on the treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life. Hotel Stay: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin City. (Or similar)

 

Day 3: Cashel, Cork & Kinsale.

Meet your private chauffeur driver today and set off on your Irish heritage and ancestry adventure together. Rearing up from the fertile plain of the Golden Vale in County Tipperary, the Rock of Cashel is a bristling vision of a medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle within a wall, high up on a grassy outcrop. You might like to stop here to explore.

Discover Cork City, packed with the cosmopolitan flavour you’d expect of a harbour city with a very rich historical & archaeological heritage – much of it still in evidence today. See the English Market, a bustling covered market packed to the gills with fresh fish, meat, fruit, spices, chocolate and endless artisan produce, and marvel at the French Gothic spires of St.Fin barre’s Cathedral. Unlock the past with a visit to Cork City Gaol, a former prison and now a museum. Continue towards the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland”, Kinsale, for the rest of the evening at leisure. Hotel Stay: Acton’s Hotel Kinsale

Day 4: Cobh & Spike Island.

Travel east to Cobh, a seaport town and the last glimpse of Ireland for many an intrepid (or forlorn) emigrant through the years. Of course, there’s much more to this town than the Titanic, and you might like to see the Cobh Heritage Centre which explores it all, from Annie Moore – the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in New York – to the convict ships that departed for Australia in 1801.

 

Fill your lungs with salty air as you hop on a 15 minute ferry ride from the beautiful heritage town of Cobh to explore the ‘Irish Alcatraz’, Spike Island,with it’s prison cells, deep tunnels, island walks and multiple museums. A hushed and picturesque island, you only have to walk through the solid stone gateway to appreciate how a monastery, fort and prison have all sprung up here over the last 1,400 years.

Hotel Stay: Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale, County Cork.

Day 5: Blarney and Killarney.

It’s off to Blarney Village – Maybe visit Blarney Castle and Gardens and climb the castle’s 127 stone steps, to reach the revered Blarney Stone at the summit.  If you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will receive the ‘Gift of the Gab’, also known as the gift of eloquence!

 

Next to Killarney where you will stay for 3 relaxing nights. Renowned for its beauty and famed for the splendor of its scenery, Killarney is a gem in the County Kerry Crown. At Killarney’s National Park, you might like to check out the wonderful Muckross House and Gardens. Hotel Stay: International Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry.

Day 6: Ring of Kerry Drive.

Drive Ireland’s most famous peninsula today – The Ring of Kerry, which takes you through spectacular coastal scenery, and villages and towns depicting typical rural life in Ireland. As you descend into Killarney, fabulous views of the three Lakes of Killarney are afforded from ‘Ladies View’, named after Queen Victoria’s visit at the beginning century. Hotel Stay: International Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry.

Day 7: Slea Head Drive & Dingle.

Journeying into the heart of the much-loved Dingle Peninsula, discover the Slea Head Drive, a circular route forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way. This scenic drive takes you on a journey through historic sites, Irish speaking villages, with close up views of the world renowned Blasket Islands and distant views of the Skellig Islands on the south western horizon.  Take time for a quick stretch of the legs at exquisite Inch Beach, where scenes from the iconic 1970 film Ryan’s Daughter were shot. Allow time to mingle in Dingle before making your way back to Killarney. Hotel Stay: International Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry.

Day 8: The Cliffs of Moher & the Burren.

Today’s adventure takes you to County Clare to visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher and to take some “Insta-worthy” images of the scenic views at this most visited natural attraction. Standing 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast. Deep in the mysterious Burren region you can find the Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient and fascinating example of a portal tomb. The tomb is superbly sculptured and has withstood the test of time; experts believe it was built around 2500BC! Hotel Stay: Falls Hotel, County Clare.

Day 9: Depart from Shannon Airport.

Your private chauffeur driver will transfer you this morning from your hotel directly to Shannon Airport where you will finish your Irish Heritage and Ancestry Tour. Slán Abhaile! (Safe Home!)

 

+ option to add extra nights to your vacation and extend your stay

 

+ option to depart from Dublin Airport.

 

You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection

 

Contact our dedicated team on +1-800-664-7474

 

Vacation Highlights

Hotel Gems

Superior hotel accommodation in Dublin City; Kinsale; Killarney and County Clare.

Heritage Highlights

The Guinness Storehouse,

EPIC Ireland,

Cork City Gaol,

Spike Island.

Scenic Discoveries

Cobh Heritage Town

Ring of Kerry

Cliffs of Moher & the Burren Region

What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Luxury Vehicle and Private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip; Private airport transfer on day of arrival and day of departure.

Accommodation

2 nights B&B at Camden Court Hotel Dublin; 2 nights B&B at Acton's Hotel Kinsale Cork; 3 nights B&B at International Hotel Killarney; 1 night B&B at Falls Hotel Co. Clare

Sightseeing

Entrance to Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Ireland, Jeanie Johnston, Cork City Gaol, Spike Island, the Cliffs of Moher and One hour private consultation with a genealogist in the Irish Family History Centre is included in the pricing.

*Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Price is per person sharing in Twin/Double Room throughout and is based on a minimum of four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability and varies by travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

Photo Gallery

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Spike Island, County Cork
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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare © Christopher Hill Photographic
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Dun Chaoin Pier, Slea Head, Co. Kerry
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Jeanie Johnston, Dublin City
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Cobh Harbour, County Cork

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