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Tailor Made Ireland: Coastal Vistas & Country Lanes


11 Days from $9,895

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Experience the perfect mix of Ireland's soul-stirring scenery, essential city sightseeing and small-town charm. Tour the coastal roads of the Ring of Kerry and County Clare, discover Dublin's cultural gems and stroll among the thatched cottages of charming Adare, enjoying some of Ireland's most exclusive accommodations along the way.

A&K Advantages

Explore Ireland's beautiful landscapes, charming cities and historic sites as you journey from lively Dublin south toward Killarney, then back north through County Clare and Galway, capping your journey off with two luxurious evenings at Dromoland Castle

Delve into Irish history at Trinity College's Library and the former monastic community of Glendalough

Gain insider access with a private tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, witnessing the skilled hands of its elite craftspeople at work

Survey some of Ireland's most inspiring coastal scenery as your driver traverses the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, stopping at the sites that interest you most

Take in the pulse-quickening vistas of the Cliffs of Moher and the haunting moonscapes of the Burren as you wind your way through County Clare

Enjoy stays in some of Ireland's most celebrated accommodations, including Dromoland Castle and the country estate of Mount Juliet

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Day 2
Dublin | City of St. Patrick
Day 3
Dublin | Moors, Monasteries & Gardens
Day 4
Dublin/Thomastown | The Makings of a Thoroughbred
Day 5
Waterford | A Legacy of Craftsmanship
Day 6
Thomastown/Killarney | The High Crosses of Cashel
Day 7
Ring of Kerry | Iconic Coastal Vistas
Day 8
Dingle Peninsula | Sea-Swept Summit
Day 9
Killarney/Dromoland | Thatched Cottages of Adare
Day 10
County Clare | The Cliffs of Moher
Day 11
Depart Shannon

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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive Dublin, Ireland

Upon arrival at Dublin International Airport, you are met by your A&K Guardian Angel and transferred to your accommodations.

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Day 2
Dublin | City of St. Patrick

Join your local guide for a tour of the Irish capital. At Trinity College, discover the antiquarian texts of the Long Room Library, including the eighth-century Book of Kells — an exquisitely detailed example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Continue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, built near the famous well where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Dublin | Moors, Monasteries & Gardens

Today, embark on an excursion to the Wicklow Mountains. Cross the moorlands to Glendalough, a former monastic community dating back to the Dark Ages. View the ruins of the churches and a perfectly preserved round tower. On the way back to Dublin, stop at the renowned Powerscourt Gardens. From the terrace, admire the postcard-worthy panorama that leads to Sugarloaf Mountain. Inside the house, view an interpretation of the gardens’ design.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Dublin/Thomastown | The Makings of a Thoroughbred

Depart Dublin this morning and head south to Castletown House, Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian-style house. Continue on to the Irish National Stud, training ground to some of the world's top thoroughbreds. In addition to its magnificent stallions, mares and foals, the Irish National Stud is also renowned for its stunning Japanese gardens. Afterward, proceed to your hotel in Thomastown, County Kilkenny for an evening at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Waterford | A Legacy of Craftsmanship

Today, enjoy a private factory tour at the world-renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Get a firsthand look behind the scenes as Waterford’s master craftspeople ply their trade. Continue on to Kilkenny, Ireland's best-preserved medieval town, exploring Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and the Kilkenny Design Center — home to a flourishing school of pottery and textile design. Return to your hotel, where the evening is yours to spend at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Thomastown/Killarney | The High Crosses of Cashel

This morning, set off for the southwestern counties of Tipperary and Kerry. Pause for a visit to the haunting Rock of Cashel. Its stone towers and monuments comprise one of the most impressive collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture found anywhere in Ireland. Next, explore Blarney Castle. Dare to kiss the Blarney Stone, built into the castle’s steep battlements and said to bestow the “gift of the gab” upon all who do. Continue along the Lee Valley and through the Derrynasaggart Mountains to your hotel in County Kerry.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Ring of Kerry | Iconic Coastal Vistas

Today, experience one of the world’s most celebrated coastal drives: the Ring of Kerry. Hug the shoreline of the Iveragh Peninsula as you pass through mountains and moorlands to the Ring of Skellig, a less-frequented scenic route of steep passes and dramatic overlooks. Next, climb a hill affording the highest vantage of the route, a vista spanning the Skellig Islands, Dingle Peninsula, Blasket Islands and the rugged inland mountains.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Dingle Peninsula | Sea-Swept Summit

This morning, take in more spectacular coastal views as you follow the shores of the Dingle Peninsula. Pass through the long-established fishing community of Dingle Town to join the Slea Head Drive. This clifftop route reaches out to the westernmost tip of the mainland, affording breathtaking views of the Blasket Islands. Pause at the Blasket Islands Heritage Center to learn about the fascinating culture and heritage of this Gaelic-speaking region. Continuing back to your hotel, pass Mount Brandon, one of Ireland’s highest peaks.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
Killarney/Dromoland | Thatched Cottages of Adare

Head inland this morning, making your first stop in Adare, a charming village of thatched cottages, antique shops and cafés. Continue into the town of Limerick and peruse the Hunt Museum’s collection of antiquities, including Neolithic flints and Bronze Age weapons. Next, visit Bunratty Castle, a grand 15th-century tower house boasting a collection of medieval tapestries. Later, check in to Dromoland Castle for an evening at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
County Clare | The Cliffs of Moher

Today, head northward along the coast to sample some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery. First, venture out to the towering Cliffs of Moher. Soaring up to 700 feet and spanning five miles, this dramatic vista is sure to quicken even the steadiest of pulses. Then, traverse the Burren, a lunar-like karst landscape rich in archaeological and geological treasures. Time permitting, continue up the coastal road to Galway, a lively port town with an avant-garde culture. Return south to your accommodations later in the evening.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
Depart Shannon

Transfer to Shannon Airport where your A&K Guardian Angel assists with check-in for your international departure or begin a post-tour extension.

Meals: Breakfast

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Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Dromoland Castle Activities

Try your hand at horseback riding, golf, falconry, archery, fly-fishing and more with expertly guided activities set among Dromoland's stately grounds.

Tailor Made Ireland: Ashford Castle

Tailor Made Ireland: Ashford Castle

4 Days from $3,995

Day 1:
Arrive Ashford Castle

Continue your journey through Ireland to Ashford Castle, stopping to explore Galway and other sites of most interest to you en route if you wish.

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Day 2:
Connemara | Kylemore Abbey

Today, explore windswept Connemara, a vast landscape of barren mountains encircling small lakes. Visit Kylemore Abbey, a stunning compound of stone turrets and walled gardens now occupied by a convent of Benedictine nuns. Afterward, continue past Killary Harbour Fjord and into Joyce Country as you return to your hotel in the Irish Lake District.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 3:
Ashford Castle | Choose Your Adventure

Enjoy a day at leisure, taking advantage of Ashford Castle’s extensive facilities and activities (supplemental costs may apply). Alternatively, your local driver is at your disposal if you wish to explore deeper into the surrounding countryside.

Ashford Castle
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 4:
Depart Shannon

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to Shannon Airport where your A&K Guardian Angel assists with check-in for your international departure.


Priced from $9,895 in April & October

Priced from $10,595 in May, June, July August & September

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for 2017. Please call for 2018 pricing. Additional supplements may apply for travel during holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. Itinerary valid April - October due to seasonal closures.

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