Ireland 10 Day Grand Tour!

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How much fun can you pack into a full week in Ireland? Strap yourself in and find out on a wild and adventurous tour of southwestern Ireland.

Expect 7 days of challenging hikes, surf, sea kayaks and horseback-riding alongside the unforgettable culture and history that makes Ireland one of the most beloved countries in the world.

Get set for the Cliffs of Moher, Galway city, ancient ring forts, live Irish music, trail biking in Killarney National Park and sunset kayaking across Dingle Bay.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Only one word to describe our trip, FABULOUS! From the Cliffs of Moher to Blarney Castle and everything in between, it could not have been more exciting and enjoyable. Brian, our guide, was extraordinary. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny and caring… I must also say that our tour group couldn’t have been friendlier. It was a great joy to have people we had never met before the tour become friends during our adventure.” Guide Review– July 2022


We leave from the US for an overnight flight to Dublin, arriving the next morning!

In the morning we arrive in Dublin and take our private transport to the hotel in downtown Dublin. After checking in and relaxing a bit, we’ll spend the day exploring the ancient city of Dublin. We’ll see the river, ancient churches and castles.

That evening we’ll meet at the famous Temple Bar, before to heading to our first dinner together!


After breakfast we begin your cultural adventure from Dublin heading through Galway before arriving in Clare.

Galway is known as ‘the city of the tribes’, located where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll see black-hulled, red-sailed Hooker boats and picturesque Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay.

After lunch we’ll head to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the highlights of our trip. These majestic 700ft-high sea cliffs have the power to dazzle all comers. The views are incredible, and we’ll be able to see puffins nesting on the cliff face. Before leaving we’ll have time to visit the site shop, and if time permits we might have a wee spot of tea at the nearby tea house.

Accommodation tonight is at Armada Hotel.


After breakfast we head to Kerry in style, by taking a ferry across the broadest, longest river in Ireland. We’ll then visit a working Irish sheep farm to talk to the farmer, view how sheep are sheered if in season, and watch as his Irish Border Collies demonstrate how sheep are managed! Before departing we’ll walk along the beautiful Irish beaches.

If we’re feeling adventurous we’ll hike the glaciated valley of Annascaul, and then hear the extraordinary tale of explorer Tom Crean at the South Pole Inn.

In the afternoon we’ll roll into bustling Dingle – just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness!

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.


In the morning we’ll head out to view some jaw-dropping natural scenery along the Slea Head Drive, where parts of Star Wars was filmed!

After lunch we’ve got a special treat, based on your interests! The afternoon is yours to design. You can:

  • Relax and soak up Dingle’s charms with quality downtime
  • Go horseback riding on the beach
  • Tour Dingle by boat
  • Go sea kayaking
  • Take your hand at Irish golf at Dingle’s 18-hole links course

When we’re through with our adventures we’ll hoist a pint and enjoy some live Irish traditional music near our hotel.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.


Today we explore Killarney National Park! The national park is located about 4km outside Killarney town. The scenery is amazing with the lake walks and Muckross House and visitor centre. You can rent a bike in Killarney town and there is a cycle track out of the town to the national park. You can cycle the entire lakes and the views are amazing.

Based on your preferences we’re offering three ways to explore spectacular Killarney National Park, and it’s historic Muckross House:

  • Bike the park as a group
  • Explore the park on foot
  • Go off-road in your 4×4 tour vehicle to a secret panoramic viewpoint above the Ring of Kerry

After dinner we’ll able to capture crystal clear views of the Milky Way in Kerry’s International Dark Sky Reserve.

Accommodation tonight is at The Moorings Portmagee.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.


Have your sea legs? Weather behaving? Seize the opportunity for a boat trip around the Skellig Islands (Tour Option). Departures are weather dependent and seasonal (mid-May to mid-Sept). Boats are small, cabin conditions are rough and wet; sea legs are definitely required.

Alternatively, hike Valentia Island for stunning Atlantic Ocean views.

Catch authentic traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in lively Kenmare.

Accommodation tonight is at The Coachman’s Townhouse.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Skellig Islands


This morning, we head out onto the Beara, a wild peninsula split between the counties of Cork and Kerry.

Explore the mysteries an ancient stone circle at Uragh.

Gaze down over the scenic Healy Pass – Ireland’s twistiest mountain road.

Hike Bullig Bay for views of Bere Island and picnic opportunities at historic Dunboy Castle.

Accommodation tonight is at Gougane Barra Hotel or Castle Hotel Macroom.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.


Turning homeward, your tour will visit Cork and Tipperary before returning to Dublin.

Discover pure tranquility on a hike through Gougane Barra Forest Park.

Kiss the Blarney Stone amidst the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens (Fee Included).

Self-guided tour of the monastic site at Rock of Cashel (Fee Included).

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Blarney Castle


We end our tour of Ireland and fly back to the US today.


What's included in your trip:

  • An off-the-beaten-track adventure
  • 4x4 tour vehicle
  • Expertly trained tour guide
  • First arrival day in Dublin, followed by 7 full days of adventure 
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 8 delicious Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Entrance into the magnificent Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Entrance into the epic Rock of Cashel
  • A working sheep farm experience
  • Shannon ferry tickets 
Is a passport required for U.S. citizens to travel to Ireland?

Yes, all U.S. citizens are required to provide a current passport and also confirmed reservations for leaving Ireland upon arrival.

What is the currency used in Ireland?

The Euro is the official currency in Ireland. We recommend getting local currency from an ATM upon arrival.

Is tipping expected?

No tipping is expected or mandatory, but if you wish to show your appreciation for good service it is considered good practice.

Are there COVID travel restrictions to enter Ireland?

No, all COVID travel restrictions have been removed. You may enter the country with no test or need to show a vaccination certificate. American citizens do not need to test or show documentation to reenter the country.

What are the electrical outlets in Ireland?

Ireland uses a large type G outlet with 3 square prongs (NOT the standard round two-prong outlet used throughout the European Union).

Armada Hotel, Clare


Named for the Spanish Armada — shipwrecked here in 1588 — and beautifully located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a stay at the Armada Hotel is a sensory journey, with all the best sounds, sights and flavors of Ireland on offer. The village of Spanish Point, where the Armada is located, epitomizes what the Wild Atlantic Way touring route is all about – vast skies, wild sandy beaches and breathtaking Atlantic sunsets. Taste locally sourced food at the Armada, your perfect base for the nearby Cliffs of Moher and the rest of West Clare’s attractions.

Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry


Located on the shores of Dingle Bay, enjoy breath-taking views across the countryside from the Dingle Skellig Hotel. Just a short stroll from the town, you will enjoy the excellent facilities as well as the unique atmosphere. The perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Enjoy your breakfast or dinner whilst admiring the spectacular Dingle Bay.

“From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will welcome you and ensure that your visit and time with us is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.”

Moorings Guesthouse, Co. Kerry

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Nestled into the picturesque seafront of Portmagee, the Moorings Guesthouse overlooks the village’s busy working harbour. Just 30 seconds walk from the pier, where boats leave for the Skelligs every morning, and right at the heart of village life, there’s simply nowhere more convenient to base yourself when you stay in Portmagee. Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm and genuine welcome is a great way to end a good day’s adventuring.

“The Moorings Guesthouse strives to deliver personal, attentive service while matching the very best standards in efficiency and hospitality.”

The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel, Co. Kerry

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The Jones family have been welcoming visitors to The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel for generations. Excellent location on Henry St, in the heart of day and nightlife where speciaity shops and award winning restaurants are plentiful. The Coachmans Bar is noted for its Irish Whiskey collection and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way whiskey trail. High class quality Irish music can be enjoyed during dinner in a casual setting.

“We feel honoured and privileged to be in such a fortunate position where we can help create wonderful memories for our guests.”

Gougane Barra Hotel, Co. Cork

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Gougane Barra Hotel is fifth generation family run hotel on the edge of Gougane Barra Lake run by Neil And Katy Lucey. They are tucked away in the mountains in a hidden and romantic glaciated valley in the South West of Ireland. The rooms either look out on the stunning lake or give great mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by forest with walking trails beginning at the front door.

“We like what we do and aim to look after you as best we as we can, be welcome to make our home yours in Gougane Barra.”

Macroom Castle Hotel, Cork

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The Buckley family extend a warm Irish welcome to the Castle Hotel in Macroom. This charming establishment has been in their capable hands for over 70 years (spanning three generations). The traditional market town of Macroom is nestled midway between Cork city and Killarney in Kerry. It offers the ideal base to explore.



Boat Trip in Dingle Bay €10.00 Harbour cruise in Dingle Bay

Sea Kayaking Dingle €55.00 A guided sea kayaking session around beautiful Dingle Bay.

Traditional Rowing €35.00 Row a traditional Naomhóg boat in Dingle Bay

Dingle Sea Safari €65.00 Guided sea safari around the Dingle Peninsula by high-speed open boat.

Golf in Dingle Variable Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.

Cycling Tour in Killarney €40.00 Guided bike tour of Killarney National Park on road and paths. 3 hrs.

Skellig Islands Cruise €50.00 Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 min

Horse Riding Dingle €50.00 Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle

Surf Lesson in Kerry €35.00 2 hour surf lesson on Castle Gregory Beach in Kerry


Cliffs of Moher

Guinness Storefront, Dublin

Skellig Islands

Hiking in Ireland’s National Parks

Sheep and Lamb on Irish Hilltop

Ring of Kerry

Market in Galway

The Temple Bar in Dublin

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Curator: Dianna Germany

Trip Leader/CSR: Dianny Germany