Gautam Mehra & Friends

Saturday 21st September – Friday 27th September 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Picturesque coastal towns and villages, green pastoral fields, soaring cliffs, wild barren landscapes, the crash of the ocean, the laugh of a local. Ireland is romantic, authentic, a home away from home where both old and modern seem to cohabit seamlessly on a small island in the middle of the sea. Packed with history and tradition your days are spent exploring Ireland’s famous and off the beaten track sites of natural, cultural and ancient interest. A world renowned food scene means your evenings are spent dining in style and with the promise of a pub just around the corner, music and laughter are never far away. Your trip to Ireland will surprise and delight you but the people of Ireland will stay with you, long after your journey has taken you home.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 21st September - Welcome to Dublin - Jameson Tasting

On arrival in Dublin, you’ll be met at arrivals by a private transfer who will whisk you directly to your city centre hotel. Take some time to settle in before indulging at an exclusive and intimate pairing experience, hosted in the Jameson Distillery’s maturation warehouse. Experience the Angels’ Share as you enjoy the quintessential style of Irish Whiskey making, perfectly paired with luxury, hand-made Irish chocolates. Unlock all your senses, and enjoy this unforgettable whiskey journey. Later this evening, enjoy some free time, before dining in the hotel’s restaurant or in one of the many delightful eateries that pepper the streets of this vibrant, capital city.

Overnight: Dublin | The Arthaus
Room Type: Boutique Queen
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 22nd September - Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning of solo exploration before joining a local historian for an engaging walking tour of the lively capital city. Explore some of Dublin’s best-known attractions, while also enjoying the benefit of local knowledge by visiting spots hidden off the tourist trail. Later today, it’s time to visit the historical Trinity College for a walk around the campus, finishing with a visit to The Book of Kells and old library. We recommend partaking in Dublin’s lively pub scene this afternoon – Temple Bar anyone?

Overnight: Dublin | The Arthaus
Room Type: Boutique Queen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 23rd September - Drive to Kinsale via Kilkenny

This morning collect your rental car in Dublin city and make your way south, to the foodie haven of Kinsale. Firstly, we recommend a stop in the medieval town of Kilkenny to stretch your legs and take a tour of the castle. Continue on to your home for the next two nights -Kinsale is a bolthole for Ireland’s most culinary-minded and its pretty harbour with mystical sea views is an idyllic place for an adventure.  A visit to 17th century star-shaped Charles Fort or a sunset stroll along a waterside walkway is a perfect end to your day’s touring.

Overnight: Kinsale | Perryville House
Room Type: Superior Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 24th September - Coastal Foraging & Picnic Tour

You may want to skip breakfast this morning! Enjoy an experience ideal for the outdoor enthusiast and foodie. Meet a local guide at the coastal enclave of Sandycove where you will have a sumptuous picnic waiting for you in this gorgeous location. Relax, take in the views and breathe in the clean, salty air. You will be taken on a wee excursion to forage and learn about wild seaweeds, shellfish and plants. Feast on local and wild foods in your delectable picnic. This evening, take a walk along the harbour and enjoy the sunset.

Overnight: Kinsale | Perryville House
Room Type: Superior Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Wednesday 25th September - Drive to Galway

This morning you have quite a drive in front of you, but we will provide plenty of recommendations for sights along the way! First up is a place voted “Ireland’s prettiest village” for a browse at the thatched cottages. Next, experience medieval Ireland with a stop at the iconic 15th century Bunratty Castle, which was a Viking trading camp in 970. Check into your 5* hotel this evening which dates back to the 18th century and where old-world charm meets contemporary elegance.

Overnight: Galway | Glenlo Abbey
Room Type: Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Thursday 26th September - Golf & Onsite at Glenlo Abbey

We have reserved a tee time for two at the unique Championship 9-Hole Golf Course which is quickly becoming one of the best golf courses in Ireland. With rolling hills set upon the banks of Lough Corrib, it’s easy to see why! It is perfectly located on The Wild Atlantic Way and has been recognised as one of Ireland’s best 9-hole golf courses. For everyone else, there are plenty of activities onsite at Glenlo Abbey including the spa, falconry, fishing, cycling and some lovely walking trails.

Overnight: Galway | Glenlo Abbey
Room Type: Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Friday 27th September - Depart

This morning it is time to say goodbye to the west of Ireland and head to the airport for your flight home. We hope your time in Ireland has been memorable and look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Car rental from Day 3 to Day 7 (automatic standard SUV)
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Arrival airport transfer (van)
  • Jameson Tasting (public tasting)
  • Historical walking tour of Dublin
  • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
  • Kinsale Foraging & Picnic
  • Tee Time at Glenlo Abbey
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision