Private Chauffeur | Family Adventure On The Emerald Isle
Dublin, Kilkenny, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Cong
Adventures that are shared, meaningful and uplifting have a lifelong impact on all the family. Here you will delve into all the emotions you feed off as a family, and then relax, connect and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and the locals. And then there's still room for a bit of magic - staying at the magnificent Ashford Castle, sharing this experience is unique and everyone will cherish the memories forever.
This independent itinerary is fully customizable around your interests and budget.
Dedicated private chauffeur, serving as your local guide
All on-tour transportation and related fees
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.
Recommended Experience: Viking Splash Tour, EPIC Museum
Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital! Join the Vintage Tea Tour for a truly unique experience, taking in the sights of Dublin during a fun-filled city tour. Board a vintage bus in historic Temple Bar and indulge in an afternoon tea, a much cherished tea-related ritual from the early 1840s. Afterward, visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum offering a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun for all the family.
Recommended Experience: The Irish National Stud, Irish Hurling Experience
Nowhere better symbolizes all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s horse industry, than a visit to the National Stud in Tully. A place of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens. Continue on to Kilkenny where you will enjoy a unique experience learning about and trying out the 3000-year-old game of Hurling. Test your skills in what’s believed to be one of the fastest field sports around. End the experience with a bowl of tasty Irish stew.
Great Southern Hotel
Join a Local Specialist this morning and discover the magic of this Medieval City. Why are Kilkenny people called cats? All will be revealed. Next to Blarney Castle to climb the steps to the very top to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and get the gift of gab. And don't forget to explore the mystical grounds, gardens, and Rock Close. End your day in Killarney, renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call 'craic'!
Recommended Experiences: Ring of Kerry & Jaunting Car through Killarney National Park, Muckross Farm
Great Southern Hotel
Wind ‘round the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as ‘The Ring of Kerry’. Take in views of mountains, valleys, lakes, and sea as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Your chauffeur will take you through some of the little towns along the route to dive even deeper into this magical destination. After your drive, visit Muckross Farm, and enjoy three farms, a small farm animal petting area, carpenter’s workshop, and blacksmith’s forge. Then listen to the clip clop while enjoying your jaunt along Killarney’s lakes guided by your Jarvey (local guide) regaling old stories and legends of the area.
Heading north, stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. See this natural phenomenon from a different perspective aboard a cruise along the 5-mile shoreline. Gaze up at the sheer, craggy cliff face, rising 700 feet above you. Back on dry land, continue to the majestic Ashford Castle, a place full of stories waiting to be told. Set alongside the glistening waters of Lough Corrib, Ashford dates back to 1228. It became the home of the Guinness family in the mid 1800's. This is your chance to live like royalty and join the ranks of guests that have included Princes and Presidents.
Recommended Experiences: Irish Wolfhounds and Falconry at Ashford Castle
Do make time to say hello to the castle’s famous Irish Wolfhounds during your stay. Before leaving this magnificent estate indulge in the ancient art of falconry and discover the fascinating story behind this tradition, while being enthralled by the resident birds of prey. Travel back to Dublin where there’s a chance to do some last-minute shopping or people watch in a lively pub or cafe. Stop in for a pint or cuppa tea and say hello to some of our friendly locals.
It's time to say slán abhaile to these magical lands and head for home with your cherished memories.
Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates.
Pricing is per person,
land only, based on January 2, 2022 travel date.
International airfare is additional.
Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. This independent itinerary is fully customizable around your interests and budget. Schedule a personal planning session with your AAA Travel Advisor..
All this makes it AAA Vacations®
AAA Complimentary Inclusion: $100 per person optional excursion credit (5-night minimum)
Member Benefit: Up to $75 per person savings
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