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9 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation from $2,760 per person

| Private Chauffeur | Hotel Gems | 9 Days | 7 Meals | Genealogist Consultation

Trace your roots and discover the island of your ancestors. With a private driver-guide at your side throughout, experience the Emerald Isle in luxury and style. Uncover the secrets of your Irish heritage with an expert genealogist and see Ireland’s most loved spots

Explore your Irish Heritage and Ancestry Vacation; this itinerary can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Private Chauffeur

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 7 days of your trip

Luxury Transportation

Private luxury vehicle for your group of any size

Accommodation

Accommodation in hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

Sightseeing

One hour private consultation with a genealogist in the Irish Family History Centre is included in the pricing Entrance to EPIC Ireland, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Blarney Castle and Gardens and Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival).

*Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

Dublin and Private Consultation with a Genealogist

You will be met by a private driver at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Explore the city and get to know Dublin landmarks including the Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

This afternoon, 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.

Day 2: Dunbrody Famine Ship and Kinsale

Meet your private driver-guide today and set off on your adventure together with your local expert! Board the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a 19th century emigrant ship that once offered an escape for many Irish people. Costumed actors bring the story of Irish emigration during famine times to life. Onwards to Kinsale, where you will spend two nights.  Kinsale is a captivating setting with a long waterfront and narrow winding streets; discover the charm of this lively town!

 

Day 3: Cobh and Cork

This morning explore Cork City, Cork has earned its reputation as the culinary capital of Ireland; discover the famous English Market showcasing the finrest local produce. Perhaps ring the Shandon Bells in the 300 year-old tower of St. Anne’s Church, and marvel at the French Gothic spires of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral.

The afternoon is an essential visit to Cork’s bucket list attraction; Blarney castle and Gardens. If you climb the castle’s 127 steps, you will reach the revered Blarney Stone.  If you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will receive the ‘Gift of the Gab’, also known as the gift of eloquence! Return to Actons Hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Beara Peninsula and West Cork Villages

Discover the Beara peninsula; colorful villages are dotted along the stunning coastal route. Check out community hubs such as Clonakilty, Skibbereen and onto Bantry Bay. Perhaps visit Bantry House, a historic house on the Wild Atlantic Way and stately home to the Shellswell-White family. Continue onwards to the International Hotel Killarney where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Renowned for its beauty and famed for the splendor of its scenery, Killarney is the gem of county Kerry.

 

Day 5: Ring of Kerry Drive

Explore Ireland’s most famous peninsula today – The Ring of Kerry Drive takes you through spectacular coastal scenery, 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. Continue to Killarney’s National Park and the Muckross Gardens for a visit. Return to the Riverside Hotel Killarney for overnight.

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher, Burren Region and Galway

Visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher today and take a walk along the world-famous cliff edge. 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! Head to Galway, the biggest city in the west of Ireland, where you will spend two nights. Galway is renowned for its locally owned restaurants and shops. Galway pubs are full of ‘craic’ (Gaelic word for fun), go explore and you’ll find a traditional music session in the pubs any night of the week!

Day 7: Connemara

Discover the wild and beautiful region Connemara today. Connemara is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, tumbling streams, undulating bog and unspoiled beaches. We recommend a visit to Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens, ‘Ireland’s most romantic castle’, originally built as a wedding gift in in the 19th Century. Or take the Killary Cruise and enjoy the splendor of Ireland’s only Fjord.

Day 8: Galway to Dublin

Travel from Galway to Dublin today. Perhaps visit Killbeggan Distillery- taste the whiskey and tour the distillery which has been making and maturing the prized drink since 1757! Your final stop is Dublin, where your driver will leave you.

Day 9: Depart from Dublin Airport

Take the complimentary shuttle bus from your hotel to Dublin Airport. Slan Abhaile! (Safe Home!)

 

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

 

+option to arrive and depart from Shannon Airport

 

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

 

Vacation Highlights

Hotel Gems

Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Actons Hotel, Kinsale

Riverside Hotel, Killarney

Hardiman Hotel, Galway

Citynorth Hotel Gormanstown

Heritage Highlights

Private consultation with an expert genealogist

EPIC Ireland; The Irish Emigration Museum

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Galway City

Scenic Discoveries

Beara Peninsula

Cliffs of Moher

Burren region

Connemara

Ring of Kerry Drive

Killarney National Park

Cobh Town

What's Included

Private Chauffeur

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 7 days of your trip

Luxury Transportation

Private luxury vehicle for your group of any size

Accommodation

Accommodation in hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

Sightseeing

One hour private consultation with a genealogist in the Irish Family History Centre is included in the pricing Entrance to EPIC Ireland, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Blarney Castle and Gardens and Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival).

*Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

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St Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork City
Kylemore Abbey has been beautifully restored and features a beautiful Victorian Walled Garden.
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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
Learn about the fascinating story of Irish emigration in the heart of Dublin City.
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EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum

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