Adare Villa Vacation with Dublin

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
9 days
From: $ 1,391 $ 155 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Discover seaside villages, castle ruins and more as you travel through the beautiful Emerald Isle!
  • Experience the picturesque Irish countryside as you drive from destination to destination.
  • Spend some time perusing the shops in the village of Adare. Admire the colorful storefronts and thatched roofs!
  • Discover Dublin's history rooted in rebellion and viking sieges!
  • See the majestic Cliffs of Moher and family-friendly Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

Short Description

Explore Ireland for 8 nights in County Limerick and Dublin. Take day-trips to the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. You’ll have plenty of free time to relax and explore at your own pace.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Shannon
End City Dublin

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Shannon!

Accommodation: Adare Villas

You will pick up your rental car at Shannon Airport and take off to your home for the week; the Adare Villas. The Adare Villas are set in the village of Adare, home to the famous Adare Manor, charming streets, and thatched-roof cottages.

A Tip For Your Trip: Keep in mind that you will be driving on the opposite side of the road so proceed with caution!

Day 2: Adare

Make the short drive over to the Cliffs of Moher for some of the most impressive views of the Galway Bay and Aran Islands. You will be located about an hour away and the Cliffs are such an iconic site you will not want to miss!

In the nearby vicinity you'll find Bunratty Castle & Folk Park; explore the castle grounds and visit the park to experience village life in 19th century Ireland!

Cliffs Of Moher

See Ireland's most visited sea cliffs; these dramatic cliffs rise over 700 ft above sea level and offer some of the most breathtaking coastal views.

On a clear day, see as far as the Aran Islands! Take a leisurely stroll along the guided path, climb the castle at the top of the hill, or see how many different species of birds you can spot - you may even see a puffin or two!

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Admission

Be transported to farm life in 19th century Ireland during your visit to Bunratty Folk Park! You will be charmed as you visit the farm houses and cottages and watch the tasks of rural Irish families. Set on 26 acres, this folk park is an uncanny recreation of an old Irish village, down to the furnishing in the shops and homes.

Costumed characters bring the village to life as you watch bakers, policemen, and schoolteachers go about their days. Explore a school, a pub, a grocery story, a hardware store, a post office, and more! For a fun treat, see the baking of the griddle bread next to the fire and be sure to taste it hot with fresh creamery butter.

Also on site is Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. See the best examples of medieval furniture, stroll through walled gardens, and pay close attention to the historical detail that fills the castle.

Day 3: Adare

The Ring of Kerry is a driving trail in Killarney, about an hour and a half drive for you. Along this celebrated southwestern trail you will be able to see the Muckross House, Ross Castle, Lough Leane and the famous Killarney National Park.

The Killarney National Park is famous for being home to the Torc waterfall and other beautiful parts of nature. Enjoy a hike through this land and admire the lakes, castle ruins, gardens, and Ireland's tallest mountains!

A Tip For Your Trip: A Ring of Kerry guided tour is included in the available package upgrade.

Day 4: Adare

Today you might want to visit the 600-year-old Blarney Castle and Stone. This is such an iconic landmark in Ireland; tourists from all over the world come to kiss the Blarney Stone.

A Tip For Your Trip: Legend has it that if you kiss the stone you will acquire the gift of eloquence or persuasion.

Day 5: Adare

Today you can venture out and make a day-trip to Limerick city where you will see King John's Castle that overlooks the River Shannon. Limerick city is a 20-minute drive from the Villas.

Day 6: Adare

Consider paying a visit to Waterford, Ireland's oldest city! Here you'll discover Ireland's Viking past as well as have the opportunity to explore the House of Waterford Crystal, where you can see how the crystal is made from molten ingredient to masterpiece.

Day 7: Adare - Dublin

Accommodation: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel and The Croke Park

Make your way up to Ireland's capital city of Dublin to your next accommodation. Once settled, make your way to the heart of Dublin.

If traveling with kids, you may want to take the family to Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed recreational space in any European city and home to one of the world's oldest zoos, the Dublin Zoo.

In the evening, experience the famed nightlife at the Temple Bar district with a stroll through the neighborhood and maybe a pint or two at local pub.

Day 8: Dublin

Spend the day discovering Dublin's highlights and history! Visit Dublin Castle and take a leisurely stroll through its idyllic courtyard. You can also explore the Trinity College campus, which is home to the illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, and the iconic Long Room at the library. If you wish, you can even tour the factories of your favorite Irish sips and spirits from the Guinness Storehouse to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

Celebrate your last night in Dublin by treating yourself to a pint at Ireland's oldest pub, The Brazen Head. There you can enjoy live Irish music, drinks and food from a pub dating back to 1198!

Day 9: Depart Ireland

Depart Ireland today from Dublin Airport (DUB).

Fly home!

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Intimate Group - 12 max

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