A Week In... Ireland

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Tauck's one-week Ireland travel days feature multiple nights at some of the Emerald Isle's finest hotels; indulge in Irish culture on a trip that takes you from the rugged west to the historic south and ends with three nights in one of Europe's most popular cities, Dublin.

Our one-week Ireland journey includes some of the Emerald Isle's most intriguing places, from sophisticated cities to small towns throughout the quintessential Irish countryside. Attend a private recital at a cathedral in Cork. Explore the ruins of 6th-century Glendalough with a local guide, and see the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle and the Waterford Crystal Centre. You'll enjoy multiple-night stays in one of Ireland's finest castle hotels (Dromoland Castle), a country manor (Hayfield Manor Hotel) and a Dublin landmark (The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel)... because after all, a week in Ireland is... a week well spent!


Three nights Dublin, two nights Dromoland Castle, two nights Hayfield Manor Hotel; guided visit to Glendalough; tour of Waterford Crystal center; visits to Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher; private recital at Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork

  • Shannon
  • Ireland
  • Shannon, Ireland
  • Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Northern Ireland
  • Kinsale
  • Cork
  • Dublin
  • Trinity College
  • Blarney
  • Waterford
Tour Types
  • Luxury
  • Cultural
  • Luxury
  • Cultural

Day 1: Arrive Shannon
Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Dromoland Castle. A transfer is included from Shannon Airport to Dromoland Castle, your royal home for two nights. The enchantment begins this evening with a welcome cocktail reception and dinner in the castle.

Overnight: Dromoland Castle
Meals: D
Port of Call: Shannon, Ireland

Day 2: The magnificent Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and a day at an Irish castle
Drive today through the Burren, an eerie landscape of limestone outcrops, to the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs, over five miles long, and towering up to 660 feet, reign unrivaled over the Atlantic Ocean coastline, offering awe-inspiring views. Sample a taste of country life during lunch in the Burren and return to Dromoland Castle, for a picture-perfect afternoon.

Overnight: Dromoland Castle
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland

Day 3: A bit of Blarney & a concert in Cork
Your Ireland travel continues to County Cork today for a two-night stay in an elegant manor house hotel and an in-depth discovery of all things Irish - including a visit to legendary Blarney Castle; get ready to pucker up for the "gift of gab" if you climb its ramparts to kiss the magical stone. After time to explore Blarney's castle and village and enjoy lunch on your own, continue on to Cork and the Hayfield Manor Hotel, your stately home for the next two nights. This evening, you're invited to a private recital at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral before returning for dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Hayfield Manor Hotel
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Cork, Ireland

Day 4: A trip to Kinsale and discovering Cork as you please
This morning, head out from your manor house accommodations to coastal Kinsale, where you'll visit historic Charles Fort, one of the finest examples of a 17th-century fortification in Ireland; spend some time exploring and have lunch on your own in this lovely harborside village. Return to Cork for an afternoon spent exploring the city as you wish. Dinner tonight is à la carte at your leisure at one of the hotel's fine restaurants.

Overnight: Hayfield Manor Hotel
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Cork, Ireland

Day 5: Waterford Crystal, then on to Dublin & Teeling Whiskey
Waterford Crystal has long enjoyed a privileged reputation as among the finest glassware in the world - see how its luxury crystal is crafted on a visual journey across more than 220 years of glass-making at the new Waterford Crystal center. Then, your Ireland travel continues to the capital city of Dublin for a three-night stay. After time to settle into your landmark hotel overlooking St. Stephen's Green, enjoy a taste of Dublin cuisine during dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Dublin, Ireland

Day 6: A day well spent in Dublin's fair city
Experience an in-depth introduction to Dublin on a sightseeing tour that includes lively O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and beautiful parks, and we'll take you inside Trinity College Library. Then take some time to enjoy the city as you wish, perhaps wandering along eclectic Grafton Street, strolling along the River Liffey, exploring St. Stephen's Green (on which your hotel is situated), or experiencing the grandeur of Merrion Square; laid back and laden with charm, Dublin is small, compact and made for walking. Have dinner on your own tonight; Dublin restaurants - of which there are many to choose from close to your hotel - and Irish cuisine have earned high marks on the European culinary scene.

Overnight: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Meals: B
Port of Call: Dublin, Ireland

Day 7: The secrets of Glendalough in the Wicklow hills & Dublin as you please
The country calls today as you venture into the hills of Wicklow to the monastic settlement of Glendalough, founded in the 6th century, via Tauck's scenic Yellow Roads. Most of the ruins and sites date from the 10th century and are remarkably preserved; see some of the most significant ones on a guided tour. Return to Dublin midday for more time to explore this legendary city at your leisure. Please join us tonight for a farewell reception followed by dinner at your stately hotel on St. Stephen's Green; your Irish eyes will be smiling as you celebrate the new friendships you've made and the fun you've had on the Emerald Isle!

Overnight: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Dublin, Ireland

Day 8: Journey home
Tour ends: Dublin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel to Dublin Airport; allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

Meals: B
Port of Call: Dublin, Ireland

  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! Journey off-the-beaten path, from lunar-like landscapes of The Burren to the lush Wicklow Hills
  • Private recital at Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork
  • Two nights at Dromoland Castle, one of the world's most famous castle hotels
  • Tour of the Waterford Crystal center for a visual journey through 220 years of glass making
  • Guided visit through Glendalough to see the ruins of a 6th-century monastic settlement
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 15 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Meals:15 Meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners)
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