Private 6 Day Southern Ireland Tour

Private 6 Day Southern Ireland Tour

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

This 6 day / 5 night private tour allows you to experience all of the highlights of southern Ireland in comfort, safety and style.

Enjoy having your own private tour vehicle and driver guide each day as you explore highlights such as Kinsale, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and much more.

Overnights in Galway, Cork and Killarney will leave you well placed to enjoy the best of Irish hospitality with some of the best dining scenes in Europe and the best traditional Irish pubs period.

Simply email us with your date(s) of interest and number of passengers to get started.

What to expect:

Option A:

Day 1: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Blarney Castle - Cork
Day 2: Cork - Kinsale - Killarney
Day 3: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Day 4: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney
Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Doolin or Liscannor - Galway
Day 6: Galway - Galway at leisure A.M. - Connemara P.M. (brief scenic highlights) - Dublin

Option B:

Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny - Cork
Day 2: Cork - Blarney Castle - Kinsale - Killarney
Day 3: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Day 4: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney
Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Doolin or Liscannor - Galway
Day 6: depart Galway early - Connemara - Kylemore Abbey - Dublin

  • Private collection from the Dublin location of your choice.
  • Service of a professional driver- guide(s) & private vehicle for the duration of your tour.
  • Overnights in Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Cork and Galway
  • Visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Enjoy great views over Dublin with a fresh pint on the rooftop!
  • Great views from Rock of Castle Dunamase over Co. Laois countryside
  • Pass through the beautiful heritage town of Adare, famous for it’s cottages.
  • Panoramic Dingle Peninsula drive including highlights such as Slea Head
  • Spend a relaxing evening on the unspoiled Dingle Peninsula
  • Stroll along Inch Beach before arriving into Killarney, where you will spend two relaxing evenings with fine pubs and restaurants to choose from.
  • Full day of touring in Co. Kerry – which can include highlights of the ‘Ring of Kerry’ and Killarney National Park area.
  • Explore county Cork – including Cork city, Blarney Castle and the historic harbor-front village of Cobh.
  • Overnight stay in Cork
  • Drive along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ – visiting highlights such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay.
  • Leisure time and overnight stay in atmospheric Galway city
  • Enjoy highlights of the Connemara region – exploring haunting and barren landscapes hit by the Irish Potato Famine – a defining event in Irish history.
  • Comfortable private transfer back to Dublin city.

 

  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's overnight and meal expenses
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Day 1: Dublin to Cork

    Your private chauffeur guide will collect yoy today from the Dublin address of your choice. Look forward to a wonderful first day on tour as you head south towards our southern capital, Cork.

    There are various ways to approach today. Two of the most popular include pairing Rock of Cashel (County Tipperary) and Blarney Castle or Glendalough (County Wicklow) with medieval Kilkenny city.

    Both are great options but you'll find that your group naturally leans towards one over the other. The itinerary will need to be agreed at the booking stage so that we can allocate the most suitable driver, so have a think about it and discuss amongst one another!

    Overnight this evening in Cork city.

  • Day 2: Cork to Killarney

    Your journey continues after a leisurely breakfast this morning.

    Did you visit Blarney Castle yesterday? If not, maybe slot it in this morning before heading west towards County Kerry.

    In the afternoon, the resort town of Kinsale awaits. An important naval town in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, Kinsale was a major British Army garrison and Royal Navy supply base for over 200 years. The imposing pentagon shaped Charles Fort still overlooks town - but these days the marina is full of yachts rather than the spice and wine trading vessels of the British Empire (believe it not Ireland was actually the second highest consumer of wine in the 1700s outside of France!).

    Stroll these most colourful streets and then relax in one of the local hostelries - The Bulman pairs amazing chowder and oysters with pints while Fishy Fishy pairs top quality local seafood with a great wine list - Sláinte!

    Your driver will collect you again for the onward drive to Killarney, gateway to the Ring of Kerry.

    Overnight in Killarney

  • Day 3: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

    Kick off the day in the Killarney National Park area – where highlights include horseback / horse and cart rides, relaxing walks, Moll’s Gap, Leprechaun crossing, Torc Waterfall and the lakes of Killarney – once a favourite of Queen Victoria.

    From mid- morning we recommend a trip around the much-loved Ring of Kerry, which combines wild Atlantic views with awe-inspiring cliffs, mountain ranges and pagan dwellings which date back to ancient times. Highlights of the journey include views of the ‘Skellig Rocks’ – which jut out into the raging Atlantic surf and ‘Waterville’ – home to the legendary golf course of the same name and favourite holiday destination of Charlie Chaplin.

    You’ll enjoy time at leisure for a relaxing lunch along the way. Your driver will have various recommendations taking weather, seasonality and guest- tastes into account. Arrive back into Killarney in plenty of time for dinner reservations.  There’s a wide range of local cuisine and fantastic live traditional music on offer here. 

    Overnight Killarney

  • Day 4: Dingle, Slea Head and Killarney

    You’ll arrive into the village of Dingle this morning – a charming fishing village, which retains the pace of old-fashioned Irish life and was used as the location for famous Hollywood films ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ and ‘Far and Away’. Set off on a panoramic drive along Slea Head with fantastic views out over the Atlantic, including the Blasket Islands. One of the fascinating sights along this route are the Beehive huts, which date back as far as 2000BC. The huts branch out into the wild Atlantic Ocean and once provided a solitary dwelling place for early- Christian religious orders. These stunning structures were also featured in the 2015 ‘Star Wars’ installment and are guaranteed to take your breath away. This peninsula is regarded by a range of influential photographic publications as ‘the world’s most beautiful’, and we might be biased – but we’re sure you’ll agree. Arriving back into the village of Dingle – it’s over to you to enjoy some time at  leisure to experience the slow pace of Dingle life. Renowned for its friendly locals who love to welcome visitors to the area – a drink in one of Dingle’s many pubs will have you joining in with local banter in no time at all. Its hard not to miss the fact that Dingle is one of the country’s most famous Gaeltacht areas – completely Gaelic speaking – so you might want to dust off your ‘cúpla focail’ (few words) of Irish during your visit here! You’ll could finish the day with a stroll on Inch Beach, the beautiful Atlantic strand which links the Ring of Kerry to the Dingle Peninsula.

    Overnight Killarney

  • Day 5: Cliffs of Moher, Burren Region & Galway City

    Enjoy a road trip today along part of the famous Wild Atlantic Way coastal route.

    Perhaps stop along the way for a coffee, refreshments and photos at 15th century Bunratty Castle before entering the surreal limestone Burren region of County Clare.

    The highlight today is undoubtedly Cliffs of Moher which stand tall over Europe's western edge. Take in spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Aran Islands across Galway Bay and the Twelve Pins mountain range of Connemara to the north.

    Depending on how busy the locality is with crowds from the coach tours, opt for a delicious local lunch in either Doolin village or Liscannor village. There's some excellent options in each and your driver will be able to advise on the day.

    Later this afternoon, sit back and relax as you drive through amazing scenery through Black Head to Galway. If time permits, maybe stop at Moran's Oyster cottage for a quick pint by the ocean's edge in Kilcolgan - a favourite K&C "pit stop" far from the maddening crowds.

    Arrive in Galway late this afternoon where you can look forward to some of the best nightlife in Ireland. Great pubs, great restaurants and wonderful local atmosphere.

    Perhaps take a stroll out along the promenade at Salthill and enjoy takeout ice creams or fish and chips from the vendors along the seafront.

    Alternatively, enjoy a hot shower and book one of the top end local restaurants to splurge on grass fed Irish steaks, seafood fresh from the pier and incredible old world wine.

    Overnight Galway

  • Day 6: Galway - Connemara - Dublin

    Return to Dublin today through the iconic Irish countryside of Connemara.

    Connemara is a huge, rural region where the beauty is in verse relationship to the infrastructure - it can take a while to navigate this beautiful terrain.

    Accordingly, depending on the interests of the group, you have various ways of appraching the itinerary.

    Option A

    Choose to spend your morning enjoying a lie in, leisurely breakfast and some shopping time in Galway (Claddagh Rings and Aran Sweaters are popular local specialties).

    This afternoon enjoy some brief scenic highlights, relatively close to Galway, on the way back to Dublin. (Kylemore Abbey impossible)

    Option B

    Decide to maximise the the time with your chauffeur guide by allocating the full day after breakfast to Connemara. Look forward to touring through mountain valleys and lakes, witness ruined homes and towns abandoned during the Great Famine of the 1840s and look out for wild Connemara ponies, introduced by the Celts in ancient times. Kylemore Abbey is a popular spot to break the day for time at leisure and lunch on this option.

    Your driver will drop you at the Dublin address of your choice after a fantastic six days of private touring in Southern Ireland.

    Go raibh maith agaibh & slán abhaile! Thank you and have a safe journey home!

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: 24th January 2024

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Winter / Spring 2024. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.

January 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

February 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for most dates. Weekend of 24th almost fully booked (Six Nations Rugby Championship). Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

March 2024 (Peak Season)
Fair availability for most dates. St. Patrick's Week, Six Nations Rugby Weekends and Easter now selling at a steady pace. March 16th now waitlist only. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

April 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

May 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

June 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

July 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

August 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

September 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

October 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

November 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

December 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. 25th December extremely limited availability. Traditionally there is a pronounced shortage of suitable drivers between 23rd December and 4th January.

Ticket

You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Guest accommodation is not included. However, we can recommend excellent accommodation options to meet with your style and budget expectations should you become a private client.