Romantic Island tour

from $1250 per person

Land only

Tour Overview.

This is a unique trip where you will stay in beautiful coastal villages and towns, and also on three Islands.

You go from the quaint little village of Doolin into the largest of the Aran islands...Inismór. There you will experience how life is lived through the medium of the Irish language (English also spoken there). You can take a trip around the island by horse and jaunting car, or rent a bike. There is so much to see on the Island do along with all the music you will enjoy in the pubs. Fresh fish restaurants, Aran knits, craft shops, ancient sites and so much more to experience. You will then make you way to Cleggan Co Galway where you will take a boat into Inishbofin island. You will then drive to Achill Island off the coast of Co Mayo where you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, history, craft shops and music.

Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Arriving in Shannon airport you will pick up your rental car and make your way to the coastal village of Doolin. On the way you could visit Bunratty Castle and Folk park, have lunch in Dirty Nelly's then go to the amazing Cliffs of Moher . You will stay in a family run B&B tonight.

 

Day 2

Take a boat trip into the Aran Islands today, you can choose one of the three islands and spend the day exploring. You could rent a bike and cycle around the island or you could take a trip with horse and jaunting car. Returning to Doolin for your second night. Enjoy the great lively Irish music in any of the local pubs.

Day 3

Take the coastal drive to Galway, spend a few hours exploring all that that city has to offer, cute craft shops, music in the streets, the museum, the famous Claddagh and so much more. Then drive west to the Craft village in Spiddal. Drive west through the rugged Connemara scenery and make your way to Clifton where you will stay for the night in a B&B or a premier hotel.

Day 4

Drive to the near by village of Cleggan today and take the boat into Inishbofin. This is another island where you can explore at your leasure. Check out the ruins to Cromwells barracks, enjoy the beaches, flora and fauna and of course...... the people! When you arrive back on the mainland make your way to Westport where you will stay that night. Go to Matt Malloys pub for the best in traditional music.

Day 5

Take a trip today to Westport house and gardens, learn about the rich history of the house and explore the stunning gardens. Take a trip to Kylemore Abbey today enjoying the breath-taking scenery on your way. Take the shuttle to see the amazing walled gardens while there  and take a walk through the house too!

Day 6

Drive to Achill island today where you will stay two nights. You can drive on to the island so you can take you time exploring the island at your own pace. Enjoy the scenery, beaches, photo ops, great restaurants, craft shops. You will stay in a B&B or premier hotel while there.

Day 7  

Again you can take it easy, visit the deserted village in Achill today, or you can take a drive around the Mayo coast, visiting the ancient Céide Fields and learn our history in the heritage center there, and you could make your way to Downpatrick head where you will see amazing coastal scenery.

Day 8

Make your way back to Dublin and take some time to explore what the capital city has to offer, check out Trinity college where you can see the famous "Book of Kells", Check out Jameson Distillery, Guinness Store house, the whiskey museum and take a stroll around the Temple bar area too! Tonight you stay a premier hotel in Swords which is only 5 mins from Dublin airport.

Day 9

Return your car to Dublin airport today and say goodbye to Ireland until your next visit.

Please note you will fly into Shannon airport and leave from Dublin. We can upgrade you accommodation and you car from manual to automatic if required.

Jan to April

$1250

You  cost covers B&B's and premier hotels, rental car,

boat fee's going to Islands, ansl a daily information package with phone no's of you accommodation, driving instrcutions from place to place, suggested restaurants, info on festivals and events near you.

May to Sept

$ 1500

You  cost covers B&B's and premier hotels, rental car,

boat fee's going to Islands, ansl a daily information package with phone no's of you accommodation, driving instrcutions from place to place, suggested restaurants, info on festivals and events near you.

Oct to Dec

$1250

You  cost covers B&B's and premier hotels, rental car,

boat fee's going to Islands, ansl a daily information package with phone no's of you accommodation, driving instrcutions from place to place, suggested restaurants, info on festivals and events near you.

Chauffeured

If you would like an expert driver to take you on your journey from place to place where you can relax and enjoy the countryside please let us know and we will give you a quote. 

Contact us:

mai@secretirelandtoursllc.com

 

If you wish to have your car upgraded from a manual to automatic please contact us and we will be happy to do so for you.

Please note that prices are per person. Breakfast each morning with all taxes included.

Your car rental is for an Economy class car eg; Opel Corsa or Fiat Punto.

Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance. Road tax sales tax at 13.5% unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance and 24 hour peace of mind break down cover. 

Private Chauffeur Option 

Enjoy the services of an experienced and friendly driver guide.

Take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar and sometimes very narrow roads.

With our knowledgeable drivers you see much more.

You can take in all the amazing scenery without the worry of negotiating the narrow roads.

Contact us for a price quotation today,

Payment options

How to pay

1  Full payment three months before start date of Tour.

2 Deposit of $300 three months before start date with balance paid      two months before start date.

3 If you would like to pay in installments please contact us and we        will be happy to discuss different options with you.

Contact us:

mai@secretirelandtoursllc.com

Travel Insurance

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We accept checks, bank drafts, postal orders. Please sent to:

Secret Ireland Tours 

P.O. Box 75059

Ft Thomas

KY 41045-0059

If you wish to pay online you can use Zille, Venmo, or square. Please contact us to discuss your choice.

Contact us:

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We have organized music in the  local pubs for our tour groups. These sessions are very welcoming to anyone who would like to sing a song, or dance, or indeed, join with an instrument. 

You will hear, for free, some of the finest musicians in the country.  These musicians have travelled the world with their music, but there's nothing like playing in the local pub with their friends.

We will bring you to all the stunning areas only the locals know.

You will see lakes, mountains, sea shores, forests, holy places, and much more. You will meet the locals who might just tell you some stories about where you are.

Relax and take in the fresh air. Go for a walk, take pictures and soak it all up.

On our travels we will see 11th and 12th century ruins of Castles, Abbeys, underground passage tombs, outdoor altars and famine grave sites.

You will go back in time listening to the history of these places. 

We will also be bringing you to restored castles and modern gravesites. "Oh but why are they bringing me to a gravesite" I can hear you say. Just wait and come with us, you will be amazed at what you see.

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Write to Mai Hernon McEvilley at

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