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Dublin & Ireland East Sample Itinerary

Tour Overview  
6 days/5 nights in Dublin City - includes accommodation and 5 full Irish breakfasts. Airport transfers and 4 day tours including medieval quarter tour and Dublin main attractions tour. Full day tours from Dublin include Newgrange and Tara tour plus Glendalough and Kilkenny tour.
Tour Highlights
  • Dublin Medieval Quarter
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Glasnevin Cemetery
  • Newgrange Passage Tomb
  • Royal Hill of Tara
  • Medieval Trim Castle
  • Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Wicklow National Park
  • Medieval Kilkenny City
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive at Dublin Airport to be greeted by your guide with scheduled transfer to city centre accommodation. Afternoon sightseeing trip of main attractions and shopping areas of Dublin / or orientation and free time to explore.

Day 2 - Day Tour of Dublin City centre with a visit to the old Medieval Quarter and ancient landmarks such as Christchurch, Dublin Castle and St Patricks Cathedral. Other tour highlights include the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, the Irish Parliament, St Stephens Green and the National Museum and Gallery.

Day 3 - Full Day Tour to Newgrange Passage Tomb, the Royal Hill of Tara and medieval Trim Castle. First stop is the World Heritage Site of Newgrange which is the oldest (3200 B.C.) solar observatory in the world. Next we visit the Celtic ritual complex of Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland where 142 Irish kings were crowned. Final stop is at 12th century Trim Castle, largest Anglo-Norman stronghold in Ireland.

Day 4 - Full Day Tour to Glendalough monastic site, medieval Kilkenny City and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Travelling through the mountains, lakes and bogs of Wicklow, our first stop is 6th century Glendalough with its enchanting round tower, stone churches and Celtic crosses. Next we visit Kilkenny, medieval capital of Ireland, where we take in the great Anglo- Norman castle, St Canices Cathedral and Kytelers Inn.

Day 5 - Day Tour of major Dublin attractions such as the Guinness Brewery and Storehouse, Trinity College Dublin, the Jameson Whiskey Distillery and Glasnevin Cemetery and museum. Free time allowed walking through the main pedestrian shopping areas of Grafton and Henry Streets.

Day 6 - Depart hotel with last minute gift shopping and transfer back to Dublin Airport in time for scheduled flight home.