5 Day Ireland Highlights Tour – South & West

This tour is popular with guests who wish to spend a few days in Dublin by themselves, or if you are combining several different countries as part of a European vacation. Blarney Castle, Killarney, The Cliffs of Moher and Galway are all feature destinations on this classic highlights tour. As with all my personally delivered tours, you will travel in the comfort of your private luxury touring vehicle with on board Wi-Fi, while you are informed and relax, knowing that every aspect of your very special vacation in Ireland is taken care of. Time will also be made to take the road less travelled and experience authentic Ireland and its people.

   All our Ireland tours include:

  • Dedicated chauffeur/guide for the duration of your tour with expert knowledge and high level customer care
  • Unlimited support in creating your unique customized Ireland tour and your accommodation booking choices
  • Transparent fees based on a daily touring rate to ensure you get the best value for money
  • Around the clock telephone support
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi in all touring vehicles as standard


  • Sights of Dublin City Tour
  • Sheep Safari in Kildare
  • St. Brigid’s Holy Well
  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Kinsale Town
  • Jameson Whiskey Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House and Gardens
  • Dingle Peninsula Ocean Drive
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren – Global Geopark
  • Galway City and Bay

Details about Ireland Guided Travel tours

  • Detailed travel advice on all aspects of your touring vacation
  • All our tour itineraries are personally customized to reflect your interests, ideas and wishes for a dream Ireland vacation
  • When signed off on, you will receive a personalized colour ireland tour brochure with day by day itineraries and photos included to share with family and friends
  • We offer the widest range of accommodation types possible from family run guesthouses, hotels, country manor houses and castle hotels Full flexibility if you wish to experience a mix of accommodation types and have special recommendations from family and friends who have already visited Ireland
  • As a family owned tour company, we only recommend accommodation choices that we have personally checked, know the owners and which meet our high standards of quality, cleanliness and service
  • We are always available to answer any questions you may have

Route Description – Example Programme

Arrival in Dublin – Airport Transfer and Orientation

A private luxury airport transfer vehicle will be arranged to bring you to your hotel in Dublin City for some rest and relaxation after your flight. Ireland’s capital has a fascinating history stretching back over 1,000 years. It also has a buzzing night life combined with a vibrant live music scene. Dinner reservations will be arranged on request. ‘KC’s Things to See and Do in Dublin’ guide brochure and ‘KC’s Pubs of Dublin Highlights Tour’ enclosed with maps, will be waiting for you at your hotel reception. Experience Dublin City You will have already been offered the choice of exploring Dublin City’s must see sites with or without your exclusive chauffeur/guide. If you wish to spend the day discovering Ireland’s capital independently, you will have my KC guide brochure to accompany you. Suggested highlights for you include a visit to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College, National Gallery of Ireland, Historic Kilmainham Jail and the Guinness Storehouse.

Day 1: Dublin to Kinsale

I will meet you at your hotel of choice to begin your 5 day Ireland tour this morning. Upon departing Dublin, you will get a chance to experience the magical landscape that is the Curragh of Kildare. There will be ample time for selfies with free ranging sheep and photos of fairy trees! Your guide might even give a rendition of the iconic folk song ‘The Curragh of Kildare’! Ancient history associates St. Bridget with the area and you will get to visit a very special holy well and peace garden dedicated to her memory. Next on today’s itinerary is the spectacular medieval citadel known as the Rock of Cashel with its commanding views of the Golden Vale. Your destination is the pretty harbour town of Kinsale in County Cork, renowned as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’.

Day 2: Kinsale to Killarney

Today’s first site visit is the world famous Blarney Castle and an opportunity to kiss the ‘Stone of Eloquence’. Next door is the Blarney Woolen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods and gifts of all types to take home. The afternoon must remain a mystery, only to say that we will visit a magical mountain valley and beautiful island church far way from the tourist throngs! A breathtaking drive over the Caha Mountains then awaits and on to your popular tourist destination – Killarney Town – with its stunning scenery and welcoming people.

Day 3: Dingle Peninsula to County Clare

From Killarney, we will make our way north along the Wild Atlantic Way to Dingle – the most westerly town in Europe. Dingle is home to Fungie the dolphin and if we don’t see him in the blubber, there is an endearing sculpture dedicated to this famous dolphin in the town centre! After a surprise local experience to visit a master craftsman, we will venture out upon the spectacular Slea Head ocean drive, with ample opportunities for photos along the way. An early evening ferry will then take you across the mighty River Shannon estuary to the traditional western county of Clare. Sunsets on Ireland’s Atlantic coastline can be sublime and keep a watch out for neon-like rainbows on showery evenings.

Day 4: Discover the Burren and Cliffs of Moher

County Clare is a truly enchanting county to explore. Both the Burren and Cliffs of Moher are now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Geopark. The ancient landscape of the rocky Burren is like nowhere else on earth and a mecca for botanists from around the world. The Cliffs of Moher rise 200 metres sheer up from the Atlantic Ocean far and offer commanding views of the Aran Islands on a fine day. You will also get a flavour of hill farming in the Burren by a local farmer with a sheepdog demonstration of herding sheep. Lisdoonvarna is always a fun stop – being the matchmaking capital of Europe! Your guide will tell you all about Willie Daly’s magic matchmaking powers and its once famous annual music festival. This evening’s destination is Galway City with breathtaking views overlooking Galway Bay.

Day 5: Galway City & Bay to Trim

Today’s touring will be conducted at a much more leisurely pace, mirroring Galway’s laid back vibe. A morning drive along Galway’s Salthill Promenade with scenic views of Galway Bay will bring us to our first stop. The unique community craft market called An Spiddal and nearby Standun’s Irish store is a great place to pick up special gifts and quality wears. Nearby is a pretty shingle beach to observe locals fishing and watch the world go by. You will then return into town for a visit to stunning Galway Cathedral. Yours truly will then take you on a fascinating one hour storytelling walk through Galway’s narrow, maritime streets where you will hear tales of piracy, the love story behind the Claddagh Ring and an enduring mystery surrounding Christopher Columbus’s visit to the medieval seaport. Galway City is Ireland’s Atlantic cultural capital. It is also a vibrant, romantic place, where buskers and street performers are made welcome, and in return, they compliment its bohemian atmosphere. After lunch, you will enjoy a late afternoon drive across the rural Midlands of Ireland to the heritage town of Trim for your pre-airport transfer night.

Day 6: Airport Transfer

Trim in County Meath is just a 40 minute drive from Dublin Airport. You personal driver/guide will ensure that you enjoy a smooth direct transfer with ample time for pre check-in before your flight departs.

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