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Whiskey Tour of Ireland

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • Europe
  • UK and Ireland

Price:

From $1,057

Stay:

7 nights

Travel Dates:

Sunday 1st of March 2020 until Saturday 31st of October 2020

Description:

Whiskey Tour of Ireland - 8 Days / 7 Nights - from $1057* per person (with Ollami).

This Ireland tour is taking you to distilleries and the major Irish Highlights!

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Welcome to Dublin!

Welcome to Dublin - Ireland! Arrive in Dublin. In the afternoon, star your Ireland tour and take in the attractions of Europe’s most popular city. Don’t miss Trinity College, the Book of Kells and Guinness Storehouse. Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum in the heart of Dublin city to embark on a journey through Irish Whiskey history and tradition, followed by a tasting of different Irish Whiskeys. Visit the Teeling Distillery located in the historical Liberties area of Dublin. In the evening visit the Temple Bar Pub, where you will find the biggest selection of Irish Whiskeys and a total of 410 bottles of Irish, Scotch and Bourbon! 

Co. Dublin for 1 night

DAY 2

Dublin to Galway

Today travel from Dublin to Galway. Leaving Dublin travel via Kilbeggan Distillery. It is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, dating from 1757 and it’s tumultuous history is both lively and entertaining. Continue on to Tullamore the home of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey. Stop for a visit to the Brewery Tap or Hugh’s Lynchs Pub , where you will find every Tullamore Dew currently available (Brewery Tap) or try one of the Whiskey tasting packages (Hugh’s Lynch Pub). Finally you’ll arrive at Galway City and the cultural heart of Ireland. This charming city is brimming with heritage, culture and folklore. If you fancy some evening entertainment, there are many pubs to choose from and many of them have traditional Irish music on every night. 

Co. Galway for 1 night

DAY 3

Connemara Tour

Spend a full day touring the unspoilt area of Connemara. This area is one of the few remaining in Ireland where the native tongue (Gaeilge) is still fluently spoken as a first language. While on your Connemara Tour, stop off in the fishing village of Roundstone, where currachs, old style featherweight rowing boats are still in everyday use. Clifden, Connemara's capital is well worth a visit and the scenic Sky Road drive just outside town should not be missed. From here, continue the Connemara tour and travel north to see the exquisite neo-gothic Kylemore Abbey, nestled in a lush forest on the edge of Kylemore Lake and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Killary Harbour. 

Co. Galway for 1 night

DAY 4

Galway to Killarney

After the Connemara tour adventure, on an early morning start to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher— which fall 200m steeply into the wild Atlantic ocean. Pass through the Burren - without dispute, one of the most unique - and strangest - landscapes in Europe. The Burren is bounded by the Atlantic on the west and rocked by Galway Bay to the north, it is a multi-layered landscape where rare and delicate plants have adapted in order to thrive and flourish between harsh crevices. After your visit to the Cliffs of Moher you will continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Pay a visit to the Creamery Bar in Bunratty, where you can enjoy an excellent pint of Guinness completed with a fine choice of 25 different Irish Whiskeys for serving. Continue to Kerry for your overnight. 

Co. Kerry for 1 night

DAY 5

Ring of Kerry Tour

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most scenic touring routes. At 179 km long, it circles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula. In this Ring of Kerry tour, you’ll feel as if you have moved into nature’s mystic arena, and truly you have, as you pass between soft mountains, through forest glades, around bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches. The road between the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains presents secret passes and valleys dotted along the fabled shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bays. Ireland’s natural beauty sings throughout the Ring of Kerry. Also on this Ring of Kerry tour, visit Killarney National Park in the afternoon and take walk to Torc Waterfall. At the end of the Ring you can take a public tour of Muckross House and Gardens, one of Irelands finest and best kept Mansion Houses. Visit Courtney’s Bar in Killarney in the evening, which offers the best range of Whiskey’s (over 30 Irish and 30 Scottish whiskey’s) in town! 

Co. Kerry for 1 night

DAY 6

Killarney - Cork Tour

Today embark on a Cork Tour. Stroll the river walk at the University, relax in a café, and hit Shandon Street, just a short walk from the main shopping district. Climb the 120 foot steeple, and ring the bells of Shandon. Continue your Cork Tour as you soak up the city views as they fade into the countryside. After some sightseeing in Cork, stop at the Old Country Bar in Douglas just outside Cork, a pub dedicated to Whiskey and holding its own Irish Whiskey corner. Visit Midleton Jameson Distillery in the afternoon, where you can take a public tour completed with a tasting at the Jameson Bar. Pay a visit to Canty’s Pub in Midleton, which has every brand distilled in Midleton in stock. 

Co. Cork for 1 night

DAY 7

Cork to Dublin

After the Cork tour, travel back to Dublin through the midlands. Visit Kilkenny (the medieval capital of Ireland). Historic buildings lie in wait around every corner and culture thrives through the many artisans’ workshops operating from the city. The Kilkenny Design Centre stocks an impressive array of Irish handcrafted gifts. You’ll find the centre right beside Kilkenny Castle which has over eighteen centuries worth of history encased in its walls, all of which will be divulged to you over the course of the castle tour. Stop for lunch at Dylan Whiskey Bar in the centre of Kilkenny, a bar dedicated to the former DWD Whiskey distilled in Kilkenny and with 19th century old world atmosphere. You will reach Dublin again in the afternoon, where you can visit O’Neills Bar near Trinity College, where you will find a large Whiskey collection spread over two floors and a dedicated Whiskey bar on the second floor. 

Co. Dublin for 1 night

DAY 8

Departure

Morning at leisure to either shop for those souvenirs on Grafton Street or spend a few hours taking in more of all the wealth of attractions that you may have missed earlier. Depart for Dublin Airport.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 7 Night's Accommodation in 3/4-star suggested hotels or similar
  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Rental Car (category C) for 8 days with Reduced Excess Insurance and Unlimited Mileage
  • Travel Documents
  • Expert Advice & 24/7 Emergency Phone Assistance

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Entrances to visitor attractions
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Meals (apart from breakfast) and Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

Departs: Mar - Oct 2020.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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