Kreider & Finch Irish Adventure

Karen, Bob, Geoff & Jen

Monday 3rd June – Wednesday 12th June 2024

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights


Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a distillery tour and tasting in the vibrant Killarney
  • Spot soaring wildlife as you walk along the Cliffs of Moher
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenery during your tee times

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 3rd June - Welcome to Dublin

On arrival in Dublin, make your way to your centrally located hotel. This afternoon we have organised 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 this afternoon, 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 Alex
Room Type: Classic King Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Tuesday 4th June - Vintage Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a morning to yourself before heading out for some lunch time fun! Take a step back in time with Vintage Tea Trips and experience Dublin in a unique way. Indulge in afternoon tea treats, great conversation and tap your feet along to some fabulous 1950s jazz while taking in the sights of the city. Board your vintage Routemaster bus in historic Temple Bar. Soak up the nostalgia as your host gets the conversation started, the music begins, and a classic afternoon tea is served. Pass sights such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Wood Quay, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and the grand buildings of Georgian Dublin.

Overnight: Dublin | The Alex
Room Type: Classic King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Wednesday 5th June - Killarney Distillery Tour

Say goodbye to Dublin this morning, make your way to Co. Kerry. Later on today, embark on an immersive distillery tour, where you’ll discover the art and science of distilling. The expert team will guide you through each step and you will finish with a tasting of three different whiskeys. Experience the true essence of distilling firsthand, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the craft. Making your way into Killarney, it’s time to check into your 4 star hotel and home for the next two nights. After a delicious dinner,  settle in for the night or head out and experience some traditional Irish music in one of Killarney’s many famous pubs.

Overnight: Killarney | Cahernane House
Room Type: Superior Manor House
Meals Included: None

Day 4 - Thursday 6th June - Golf at Waterville & The Ring of Kerry

This morning, make your way to Waterville House for a round of golf. This unique site location ensures a complete and unspoilt visual and audible environment– affording a unique tranquillity that is unmatched in golf.  On the drive back take in the magnificent coastal views before you. On your way back to Killarney, meander through some of Ireland’s most breathtaking landscapes on the Ring of Kerry. From coastal cliffs to emerald-green valleys, navigate the winding roads as picturesque villages and serene lakes unfold before you.

Overnight: Killarney | Cahernane House
Room Type: Superior Manor House
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Friday 7th June - Kerry to Galway via The Cliffs of Moher

This morning, leave Co. Kerry behind and make your way north to the vibrant city of Galway. We recommend shortening the drive by taking the ferry to travel across the mouth of the mighty River Shannon – keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine wildlife as you cross! En route, stop off at the famous Cliffs of Moher – quite possibly the most iconic spot in all of Ireland. Rising 700 feet out of the swirling Atlantic, we recommend walking along the cliff-side path for stunning vistas, dramatic panoramas and diving seabirds. Continue on to your accommodation and enjoy a delicous meal onsite.

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

Day 6 - Saturday 8th June - Galway Food Tour

Galway is the west coast’s most vibrant urban centre and a great place to visit. What better way to spend an afternoon here than a delectable food tour? Tantalise your taste buds with a delightful journey through Galway’s culinary scene. From artisanal cheeses, craft beers, to handcrafted chocolate, this will be a true feast for the senses. After your tour, a stroll through shop street and a coffee stop at the Spanish Arch is recommended. Later on, catch a trad music session in one of Galway’s many lively pubs.

Overnight: Galway | Gleno Abbey Hotel
Room Type: Garden Deluxe
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Sunday 9th June - The Aran Islands

it’s time for Geoff & Jen to say goodbye and head to the airport while Karen and Bob set sail for the Aran Islands. It’s hard to resist the allure of one of the many islands that dot the Irish coastline and today you will take to the water and ferry to Inis Mor. The history of these islands goes back millennia and today Gaelic is still the daily spoken language of the inhabitants. The Aran islands seem to defy their size by all they have to offer: breathtaking scenery, medieval castles, cliffs and prehistoric forts are all to be found on this little group of islands. Padraig and Aonghus will meet you at the ferry port and together you will explore Inis Mor in style – in a 4×4 jeep! Visit off the beaten track locations that only they can reach and learn the history of this ancient Island from these two native islanders.

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

Day 8 - Monday 10th June - On the Road to County Down

Today you have a long drive ahead of you (4hr) but we will provide lots of recommendations for stops along the way! As you leave the rugged west coast behind the scenery transforms into rolling green hills, picturesque countryside, and quaint villages. You’re officially in the North of Ireland – remember, the currency is pounds here! Your home for the next two nights is a 5 star hotel in the charming seaside town of Newcastle, nestled under the awe-inspiring Mourne Mountains. This evening after dinner, we recommend a lovely walk along the picturesque promenade, offering stunning views of the Irish Sea and the sweeping coastline.

Overnight: Newcastle | Slieve Donard Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Tuesday 11th June - Royal County Down Golf Club

Prepare for an unforgettable golfing experience at an iconic championship course nestled along the stunning coastline of County Down. Enjoy a tee time surrounded by the raw beauty of the Irish coastline and majestic Mourne mountains. Enjoy the unmatched elegance of this esteemed course, creating memories of your golfing adventure at one of the world’s most revered links. Later on, why not treat yourself to a spa treatment at your hotel before dinner?

Overnight: Newcastle | Slieve Donard
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Wednesday 12th June - Depart

This morning, make your way to Dublin airport for your flight home. Depending on your flight time you may have time for one last stroll around the promenade before departure. We hope your time in Ireland has been memorable and we look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 10
  • Breakfast each morning
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Historical Walking Tour of Dublin
  • VIP Vintage Afternoon Tea Tickets
  • Distillery Tour in Killarney
  • Tee time at Waterville
  • Ferry to Inis Mor
  • Private 4×4 Experience
  • Private Food Tour in Galway City
  • Teatime at Royal County Down Golf Club
  • 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 for activities, caddys, accommodations etc.
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
Pricing Read More

Pricing per couple

Finch Couple: €6,840

Kreider Couple:  €10,164