When

Thursday July 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM CEST
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Thursday July 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM CEST

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Where

Shannon, Ireland 
 

 
 

Contact

Diane Bollen 
Dragonfly Studio, Joe Brady Photography 
845 915-3172 
diane@dragonflystudiocafe.com 

 

 

 

Welcome to Ireland! Join us on this special private tour designed for those who love taking pictures and their partners who just want a wonderful vacation experience! We all had such a wonderful time last year that we couldn’t wait to get back and we’re excited to be able to offer this again to you.
Unlike standard tours where you are headed from place to place and on a strict timetable, we have our own private coach and guide. That allows us the freedom and flexibility to adjust our travels to get the most out of every place we visit. those interested in photography will benefit from having two pros on board who will spend the week helping you improve your images so that you have amazing images to bring home with you. Those not interested in cameras will have plenty of time for sightseeing, shopping and exploring without having to wait around for their photographers!  

Both couples and singles are welcome as we make a loop around the south of Ireland. We’ll visit many iconic spots while introducing you to some places that are rarely visited on commercial tours. Though we always make adjustments based on weather and unexpected opportunities, Here’s our Base Itinerary:

Day 1: Thursday, 6th July 2017  •  Arrival in Shannon  • Touring followed by Dinner
Accommodation: 4* Ardilaun House Hotel, Galway Bay Hotel, Menlo Park Hotel, Galway or similar - 2 nights

Day 2: Friday, 7th July 2017  •  ConnemaraTravel through the Connemara region which is known for its mountains, the Twelve Bens and the beauty of the landscape with its changing colours. Afterwards we will have the option to continue touring to the picturesque town on Leenane at the top of the Killary fjord before returning to Galway to enjoy your evening.

Day 3: Saturday, 8th July 2017  •  Slea Head & Dingle PenninsulaSlea Head is Europe’s most westerly point and its outlying historic Blasket Islands are known locally as the ‘next parish to America.’ The landscape is dotted with ancient historic sites and early Christian dwellings. The route passes through picturesque towns before arriving at the beautiful fishing harbor town of Dingle. Continue to Killarney to enjoy your evening. 
Accommodation: 4* Killarney Plaza, International Hotel, Randles Hotel, Killarney or similar – 3 nights

Day 4: Sunday, 9th July 2017  •  Ring of KerryThe Ring of Kerry is the most renowned Day Tour in Ireland. En route are the lovely coastal villages of Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and the thriving market towns of Killorglin and Caherciveen. So whether you are looking for a sing-along Kerry style, or a good Trad session, or just a quiet pint, you are sure to find it in Killarney.
Accommodation: 4* Killarney Plaza, International Hotel, Randles Hotel, Killarney or similar – 3 nights

Day 5: Monday, 10th July 2017  •  Beara PeninsulaWe all love a secret, a locals insider tip & whilst the Beara Peninsula is not exactly unknown its certainly less well known than its other major “ring” driving routes in Ireland’s Southwest Kerry & Dingle. Its intricate coast and sharp-featured mountains make for dramatic scenery at almost every turn of the road.

Day 6: Tuesday, 11th July 2017  •  BlarneyTour past Cork and visit to Blarney where Blarney Castle, a 15th century McCarthy Castle, is legend. You will enjoy a stroll through the estate to the castle and then climb to the top and kiss the Blarney Stone. 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.
Accommodation: 4* Blarney Woolen Mills Hotel, River Lee Hotel or similar - 1 night

Day 7: Wednesday, 12th July 2017  •  DublinYou will make your way to Dublin today, passing the Rock of Cashel, a cathedral fortress dating back to the time of St Patrick. Once you arrive back in Dublin, your driver guide will give you an orientation tour of Ireland’s capital city. You will visit to the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar which enjoys panoramic views of the City.This evening you will attend a lively mix of pulsating traditional Irish dance rhythms, jaw-dropping footwork and legendary Irish Songs. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, next to the famous O’Connell Bridge, Celtic Nights is choreographed for maximum audience participation and family fun entertainment. It includes world championship dancers and All Ireland winning musicians showcasing the very best in Irish dance including the famous brush dance, ‘sean nos’ (Old Style) and you will even have the opportunity to share the stage with the Irish dancers for a Céilí. Dinner can be reserved from 6.30pm and will then be followed by the show.
Accommodation: 4* Gresham Hotel, Clayton Cardiff Hotel, Dublin or similar - 1 night

Day 8: Thursday, 13th July 2017  •  Depart for Home  - or extend your trip!This morning you will be met in the lobby of your hotel by your driver who will transport you to Dublin Airport in plenty of time for your transatlantic flight. If you wish to extend your vacation - perhaps with a visit to the North or just want to add a few days to relax and explore on your own, let us know and our wonderful Tour Company can make arrangements for you.

Tour Price: $2895 per person   •  Single Room Supplement: $425 per person

$750 deposit per person secures your spot!

Tour Price Includes:

• Arrival Airport Transfer

• Departure Airport Transfer

• Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle for 7 days

• Professional driver/guide for 7 days

• Elegant Hotel accommodation x 7 nights

• Tarbert ferry from Clare to Kerry

• Daily Full Irish BreakfastEvening Meal on Day 1Celtic Nights Show & 3-course Meal on Day 7

• Visits and admissions to:

1. Kylemore Abbey

2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center

3. Blasket Island Center

4. Gallarus Oratory

5. Blarney Castle

6. Guinness Storehouse

•Touring of:

1. Galway

2. Connemara

3. Dingle Peninsula

4. Ring of Kerry

5. Beara Peninsula