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. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dublin - 1° Overnight

Day 2

After breakfast in your hotel, explore the city on your own (at leasure).

This morning we suggest you take a 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.

And freedom you enjoy lunch in the afternoon to an individual visit or shopping in the pedestrian Grafton Street. After dinner you can participate in the optional walking tour of the city.

Dublin - 2° Overnight

Day 3

Today pick up rental car in Dublin and scenic drive through a vast panorama of hills, mountains and grasslands in all shades of green, and stop for a wine tasting in a whiskey distillery.

After lunch you cross the central plains, stopping on the banks of the Shannon at Clonmacnoise National Monument, the largest monastic city of Ireland, and finally you arrive in Cong, in the County Mayo.

Cong - 3° Overnight

Day 4

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 and Cong and overnight.

Cong - 4° Overnight

Day 5

Today drive to Galway, considered by many the most beautiful city in Ireland, lively and festive, famous for its pubs and the Festival of oysters held in late September.

For the romantics, for those who love fun but also for those in search of cultural influences, Galway, capital of the county, is a must absolutely be included in a trip to Ireland. Beautiful medieval Palace of Lynch, in the historic center.

Galway - 5° Overnight

Day 6

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 - 6° Overnight

Day 7 - 8

This tow days are dedicated to the excursion in Kerry county 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. Also visit the village of Adare with its pretty thatched cottages and antique shops.

Tralee - 7°- 8° Overnights

Day 9

This morning, reach the glorious Cashel to visit on the top of a hill the ruins of the fortress of St. Patrick. In addition to being a very charming place is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Ireland. In fact, on top of the castle fortifications surrounding a circular tower, the remains of an archbishopric and of an abbey, and a great Gothic cathedral, only partially covered by his times. The landscape below is fascinating, with its green hills and crosses Gaelic.

Back in Cashel we can choose between the free dinner and optional dinner at a typical taverna with traditional music and dancing.

Cashel - 9° Overnight

Day 10

After breakast in your hotel, drive to Kilkenny where you can visit the medieval cathedral of St. Canice and the exterior of the castle. The main reason why Kilkenny is renowned are its magnificent medieval buildings and the majestic castle, which is in the midst of impressive size expanses of green. Lovers of good beer will know then certainly the eponymous local Red.

Back in Dublin you can choose between the free dinner and optional dinner at a typical taverna with traditional music and dancing.

Dublin - 10° Overnight

Day 11 - End of your Tour