trotter travel

The following itinerary is an example of a possible route with various activities.
It can reorganized to fit your interests, budget and schedule. It can also be combined with any of the other programs on our website.

Days 1

Arrive Dublin International airport and private transfer to your central hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure for an optional guided tour of the vibrant and creative birthplace of Wilde, Shaw, Joyce and Beckett. The tour starts from the medieval Cathedral of St. Patrick and Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells, a precious illuminated manuscript of the ninth century, and continues with squares Georgian architecture such as Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square and Georgian Square. Dinner.

Dublin - 1° Overnight

Day 2 - Dublin – Galway - 210 km

Today after breakfast in your hotel pick up your rental car and drive through the central region of the country rich in grazing lands, rivers and lakes. Later continue to Galway, lively and joyful town, famous for its pubs and the International Oyster Festival, a food festival held annually on the last weekend of September. Dinner and overnight.

Galway - 2° Overnight

Day 3 - Galway - Connemara - Galway - 165 km

After breakfast, visit the Connemara region, dotted with lakes and hills. Drive through the 5 km Sky Road along the bay and enjoy a cruise through Killary fjord, to discover the many hidden areas of the rugged coastline.

After lunch stop in Clifden, the "capital" of Connemara, a cluster of colorful houses in a splendid position between the sea and the hills of the Twelve Pins. Dinner in the evening. Return to Galway and overnight.

Galway - 3° Overnight

Day 4 - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - 108 km

Today after your breakfast in hotel, cross the lunar landscape of the Burren limestone area on the coast and arrive to admire the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, 8 km high cliff walls at more than 200 meters from where you can see the Aran Islands. After lunch we move on to visit Bunratty Castle and the typical Irish village rebuilt in 800 Folk Park before arriving for dinner to Limerick.

Limerick - 4° Overnight

Day 5 - Limerick - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney - 268 km

Leaving Limerick behind, you will drive south to Dingle located on the peninsula of the same name from where starts a circular itinerary of 50 km. We suggest a visit to Slea Head, a promontory in the westernmost part of the Dingle Peninsula. It is a well known and recognised landmark and also a very scenic viewpoint, with a dramatic view of the Blasket Islands.

After the exciting experience return to yhe road for the final strech to the resort town of Killarney.

Killarney - 5° Overnight

Day 6 - Killarney - County Kerry - 268 km

Today is dedicated to the excursion in County Kerry along a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula. This part of Ireland is a succession of long beaches, mountains, cliffs, flocks, seabirds and vegetation lush and colorful made by the Gulf Stream.

Along the way, cross the picturesque villages of Killorglin, Waterville and Sneem. Continue to Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park. Stop the gardens of Muckross House, inside the park. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.

Killarney - 6° Overnight

Day 7 - Killarney - Blarney - Waterford - 190 km

Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, and look forward to a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL.

Waterford - 7° Overnight

Day 8 - Waterford - Avoca - Glendalough - Dublin - 180 km

An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest Handweaving Mill at Avoca, where you watch the weavers at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your optional local guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement.

Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.

Dublin - 8° Overnight

Day 9 - End of your Tour