Pro Travel - Ireland Adventure V2

Friday 18th April – Sunday 27th April 2025

Number of Travellers: 2
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, and 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 - Friday 18th April - Welcome to Ireland

Arriving in Ireland today, a private transfer will pick you up from the airport and whisk you into your 5-star hotel in the city centre. Check-in is at 3 pm however feel free to leave your bags, freshen up, or have a bite to eat. Head out in the afternoon to enjoy a walking tour with a private guide through the rich musical heritage of Dublin. Led by a knowledgeable local, you’ll stroll through the streets of Dublin and discover the stories and songs of the city’s most impactful musicians. From traditional Irish music to the sounds of rock, pop, and beyond, Dublin has been a melting pot of musical creativity for centuries. Along the way, you’ll visit iconic landmarks and venues associated with legendary artists such as U2, Thin Lizzy, The Dubliners, and more, hearing tales of their rise to fame and the lasting impact of their music on the city. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of Dublin’s many award-winning restaurants before ending the night in a cosy pub.

Overnight: Dublin | The Merrion Hotel
Room Type: x1 Queen Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Saturday 19th April - Iconic Dublin

This morning, you’ll make your way to 14 Henrietta Street, a social history museum of Dublin life, connecting the history of urban life over 300 years to the stories of the people who called this place home. Work began on the street in the 1720s when houses were built as homes for Dublin’s wealthiest families. By 1911 over 850 people lived on the street, over 100 of those in one house – 14 Henrietta Street. Spend some time this afternoon exploring Ireland’s fair city – see the Georgian-style Merrion Square, lush St. Stephen’s Green, as well as O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. This evening, pull up a stool and enjoy an intimate behind-the-scenes tasting experience at the Jameson Distillery.

Overnight: Dublin | The Merrion Hotel
Room Type: x1 Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Sunday 20th April - Ireland's Neolithic Sites

This morning pick up your rental car in Dublin City Centre and make your way for a tour of the Neolithic historical site, Brú na Bóinne. The World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne is Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape and is situated within a bend in the River Boyne. Brú na Bóinne is famous for the spectacular prehistoric passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth which were built circa 3200 BC. These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world and contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Western Europe. You have a 3-hour drive to Cork after your tour, but we will recommend a couple of stops en route to stretch your legs.

Overnight: Cork | The Imperial Hotel
Room Type: x1 Classic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Monday 21st April - Blarney Castle & Gardens

The first port of call this morning is Blarney, where you will visit the castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. The building is actually a tower house, a type of fortification built by Gaelic lords and the Anglo-Irish between the 15th and 17th centuries. There are 60 acres of garden surrounding and you’ll have lots of time to explore. Afterward, Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city, has a vibrant centre, and is worth wandering around. Stop off at the oldest market in Europe, trading since 1788. The English Market in Cork City has survived famine, flood, war, fires, and multiple recessions to remain a strong part of Cork’s fabric.

Overnight: Cork | The Imperial Hotel
Room Type: x1 Classic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Tuesday 22nd April - The Cliffs of Moher

This morning you have a 2-hour drive to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most impressive natural sites, where you’ll meet an expert hiking guide. Today’s walk follows a coastal route along the cliffs, passing through a dramatic hinterland with inspiring views offshore to the Aran Islands. The area is teeming with wildlife and 20 different species of birds, including puffins, make this area their home. You’ll finish in the village of Doolin, famous for its traditional music scene. Stop for a fish n’ chips lunch in a historic stone cottage before returning to Gregans’ Castle via Black Head, a mesmerizing stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos en route. Continue to your hotel, Gregan’s Castle, a former retreat for poets and authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Overnight: Ballyvaughan | Gregans Castle
Room Type: x1 Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Wednesday 23rd April - The Burren

This morning after a lovely breakfast to fuel you up, you’ll meet your guide in the morning and set off for the Mullaghmore Loop Walk in The Burren. Its unique, striated limestone landscape was shaped by ancient seas and is famous for its Mediterranean and alpine wildflowers. The region is steeped in history as well, with over 2,500 historical monuments to be explored. You’ll have lunch at a local tearoom followed by a visit to the adjoining Burren Perfumery where only natural and organic ingredients are used in production. It’s the oldest working perfumery in Ireland! Options for dinner tonight include a Michelin-starred organic restaurant not far from your accommodation or heading into the village of Ballyvaughan, to a great little pub on the pier.

Overnight: Ballyvaughan | Gregans Castle
Room Type: x1 Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Thursday 24th April - Galway Food Tour & Connemara

After breakfast at Gregans’ Castle, drive one hour to Galway, a charming Medieval-era city with a thriving arts scene.  What better way to spend an afternoon here than a delectable food tour? Stop off in the city and tantalise your taste buds with a delightful journey through Galway’s culinary scene. From artisanal cheeses, and craft beers, to handcrafted chocolate, this will be a true feast for the senses. From Galway, it is 1h30 further into Connemara, a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) known for its windswept landscapes of mountains, beach, and bog. Before settling in for the evening, you will have some time for a stroll along the wooded trails of your next hotel, Ballynahinch Castle. For dinner, we recommend the property’s historic Fisherman’s Pub, a lively place where guests and locals mingle.

Overnight: Connemmara | Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Room Type: x1 Classic Riverside Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Friday 25th April - Anniversary Celebrations

This morning you’ll make your way to Roundstone Harbour to meet local man Damien, a fourth-generation fisherman who has been around the sea all his life. As you explore Roundstone Bay by boat, look out for the resident seals, dolphins & Basking sharks! You’ll pass by the stunning beaches of Ervallagh, Gurteen & Dog’s Bay as you make your way to the deserted Island of Inishlacken. With its panoramic views, picturesque unspoilt beaches & pristine waters, this deserted island is the perfect place to stop off for a bespoke picnic lunch!  Inishlaken has long been a centre point for writers, poets & artists because of its unique setting. A once largely populated island with its own schoolhouse & lots of quaint cottages, the population dwindled & the last of the island’s residents left for the mainland. But where man has left, nature has flourished and the island is now home to a large variety of insects & birds, rabbits, resident goats, sheep & donkeys. Back on the mainland, we would recommend dinner at Ballynahinch’s Owenmore Restaurant, which overlooks the salmon river and the wooded estate.

Overnight: Connemmara | Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Room Type: x1 Classic Riverside Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Saturday 26th April - Diamond Hill

Your final day of hiking takes you on a captivating 7km trail through Connemara National Park as you climb a narrow pathway to the top of Diamond Hill, Connemara’s most iconic hilltop. From the summit, enjoy stunning views from the mountains to the Atlantic. To one side, the silhouette of Connemara’s hills and mountains beckon, rugged and wild. On the other side, the sea glistens in the distance. Look just below, and you can out the turrets and towers of Kylemore Abbey, a gothic-style manor set amongst the slopes. Head back to your hotel via the stunningly beautiful Abbey and Gardens to tour the grounds and hear the romantic story behind this iconic site.

  • this day is unguided as the trail is waymarked and easy to follow

Overnight: Connemmara | Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Room Type: x1 Classic Riverside Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Sunday 27th April - Depart

This morning you’ll make your way back to the airport for your flight home. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable time in Ireland and look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Breakfast each morning, 1 lunch
  • Car Rental from Day 3 to Day 9
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Private arrival airport transfer from Dublin Airport
  • Private Musical Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Entry to Henrietta Street Tenement Museum
  • Jameson Distillery Tasting Experience (public – 14 max)
  • Entry to Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry to Bru Na Boinne
  • Private Galway Food Tour
  • Private Island Landing Tour & Bespoke Picnic
  • 2 guided hiking Days
  • 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 are not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for activity providers
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

The price of this trip is5,639 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.