10 Day Golf & Sightseeing Tour

Tour duration:

10 days (4 days golf)

Tour starts:

Dublin Airport / Dublin

Tour ends:

Shannon / Shannon Airport

Trip Summary:

Tour price includes:

  • Car rental Hire for 8 days – inclusive rate of insurance 
  • 9 nights in elegant centrally located Hotels 
  • Full Breakfast daily (exception Day 1) 
  • Private arrival airport transfer 
  • Hop on Hop off tour bus – Dublin City – 48 Hours 
  • Crossing on the Tarbert Car Ferry from Co. Kerry to Co. Clare 
  • One round of golf at: 
    • Old Head – Kinsale 
    • Waterville – Ring of Kerry 
    • Dooks – Glenbeigh 
    • Doonbeg – Clare 
  •   All local taxes 
  • Journey Through Ireland booking assistance  
  • JTI emergency contact available while in Ireland 
  • AA roadmap of Ireland 
  • JTI Travel App

Visits & Admissions included to:

  • Guinness Storehouse 
  • Dublin Castle 
  • Book of Kells 
  • Rock of Cashel 
  • Cobh Heritage Centre 
  • Blarney Castle 
  • Muckross House 
  • Cliffs of Moher 

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Tour Highlights

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Itinerary

Welcome to Ireland!

On arrival into Dublin Airport, you will be met by your transfer driver in the Arrivals Terminal and transferred to your city centre hotel.

 

Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus

Explore the sights of Dublin City and enjoy commentary using the Dublin City Hop on Hop off Bus service. Relax on a 90 minute city tour and then use the bus to transfer you between attractions.

 

Guinness Storehouse

Today you will visit the Guinness Storehouse and learn how the famous ‘blackstuff’ is made. Afterwards enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar which enjoys panoramic views of the City. Sláinte!

 

Accommodation: Dublin City Hotel – 2 nights

After a good nights’ rest continue touring the rest of Dublin City on board the Hop on Hop off Bus. The bus will be your mode of transport around the city and will transfer you between attractions. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all within a short walking distance of each other.

 

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle: Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings it functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations.

 

Book of Kells

Today you will visit Trinity College, a distinguished college attended by legendary writers such as Jonathan Swift, William Congreve and Oscar Wilde to name but a few. Here you will see the famous ‘Book of Kells.’ It is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together. It was completed in 800 AD and is said to be the oldest (and most beautiful) book in the world!

 

Accommodation: Dublin City Hotel – 2 nights

Collect your car rental from Hertz downtown location which is located in Dublin City at 151 South Circular Road, Dublin 8 and depart Dublin.

 

Rock of Cashel

Enjoy a tour to the town of Cashel. The impressive Rock of Cashel looms up in front of you as you approach the town. This cathedral-fortress dates to the time of St. Patrick when he used the shamrock as the symbol of the Holy Trinity as he converted the King of Munster to Christianity.

 

Kinsale

Continue to the quaint harbor town of Kinsale, known as the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland.’ Marvel at the colored houses dotted on the landscape and explore the boutiques, shops, restaurants and pubs. You will discover Kinsale’s historic buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and activities on sea and land. It owes its unique character to the fact that it was a garrison town and significant port for over 300 years, hence it’s magnificent Georgian houses and the Dutch architectural influence.

 

Accommodation: Kinsale Hotel – 2 nights

Golf – Old Head Kinsale

Occupying a stunning and unique headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head of Kinsale is home to the most spectacular world-class golf course. Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, as the incredible brainchild of the late John O’Connor together with his brother Patrick, the Club has developed into one of the most recognized and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.

 

Cobh

Tour on to Cobh and visit the Cobh Titanic Centre. Cobh was one of the major embarkation points of emigrants during the 19th and 20th centuries and also the last port of call for the Titanic before she sank on her maiden voyage in 1912 and the port where many of the victims and survivors from the Lusitania tragedy were brought ashore. Known from 1850 until the late 1920’s as ‘Queenstown.’ Situated in one of the world’s finest natural harbors, you will see a view of coloured houses which dot the landscape.

 

Accommodation: Kinsale Hotel – 2 nights

Depart Kinsale and make your way to County Kerry but first stop at Blarney Castle.

 

Blarney Castle

You will head to the town of Blarney. Visit Blarney Castle, it is a 15th century McCarthy Castle. You will enjoy a stroll through the estate to the castle and then climb to the top and kiss the Blarney Stone. It is said that you will obtain the gift of eloquent speech by kissing the stone, otherwise known as ‘The Gift of the Gab!’ A visit to the Blarney Woollen Mills is also highly recommended, with its fantastic variety of Irish crafts available for sale and its wonderful restaurant.

 

Killarney Town

The balance of the day will be at your leisure in Killarney where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the abundance of restaurants and pubs this evening.

 

Accommodation: Killarney Hotel – 3 nights

Ring of Kerry

Today you will take on the stunning Ring of Kerry drive. It is the most renowned Day Tour in Ireland. Throughout its 110 miles, you will travel around the MacGillicuddy Reeks and the Iveragh Peninsula, along the breath-taking Atlantic Coast, Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay, returning to Killarney through the famed Molls Gap, Ladies View and Killarney National Park. En-route are the lovely coastal villages of Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and the thriving market towns of Killorglin and Caherciveen. The Ring embraces many points of historic and archaeological interest.

 

Golf at Waterville

Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land surrounded by the sea yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. More than 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top five courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. The course was a noted training venue for the British Open by four past champions and combines sand dunes, gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod-faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever-changing weather. Waterville Golf Links is located on the south west coast on the Ring of Kerry.

 

Accommodation: Killarney Hotel – 3 nights

Killarney National Park

Head to Killarney National Park and take in the stunning scenery of mountains, lakes and woodlands. Visit the historic Muckross House and Gardens. This 19th century mansion depicts what life was like in Ireland during this period. You might enjoy a visit to the stunning Torc Waterfall which is well worth a look. If you enjoy walking, there are walking trails mapped out beside the Waterfall which are most enjoyable. Also you have options such as a lake cruise, taking a jaunting car ride through the national park or visiting Ross Castle.

 

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks is often described as one of the true gems of Irish Golf. It is a true sea-side links situated in a panoramic setting in a corner of Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen from practically every hole and Ireland’s highest mountain range, the McGillycuddy Reeks, overlooks every shot.

 

Accommodation: Killarney Hotel – 3 nights

This morning you will depart Co. Kerry for Co. Clare.

 

Tarbert Car Ferry

Depart Killarney this morning and travel north towards Galway City. You will take the Tarbert Car Ferry which will reduce your driving time and take you from County Kerry into County Clare. Continue along the west coast towards the Cliffs of Moher.

 

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 695 ft high at the highest point and range for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.

 

The Burren

Tour on through the Burren – an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. There are information points along the way, explaining the formation of the distinctive “Karst Landscape” which you are free to stop at.

 

Accommodation: Shannon Hotel – 2 nights

This morning travel from Shannon to Doonbeg where you will play a round of golf.

 

Doonbeg Golf Club

Doonbeg is regarded as one of the top golf resorts anywhere in the world! Situated on over 400 acres of Ireland’s most spectacular links overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Trump Doonbeg has been named the #1 Resort in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler, a World’s Best by Travel + Leisure, and many, many more.

Enjoy the rest of the evening and your last night in Ireland.

 

Accommodation: Shannon Hotel – 2 nights

This morning, make your way to the departure terminal of Shannon Airport in time to return your car rental and check in for your departure flight.

Slán Go Fóill (Goodbye For Now!)

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