Writer Mark Twain said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” You’ll have ample opportunity to test his theory on this Ireland vacation, with spa opportunities aplenty to replenish.

Upon arrival in Dublin, enjoy a luxurious private transfer to the Davenport Hotel. Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, you’ll feel pampered the moment you step through the doors of this newly refurbished accommodation. Suggested sightseeing on Day One includes the Book of Kells at Trinity College, where admission gains you access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries – a must-see for bibliophiles. Day Two treats include the Jameson Whiskey Maker Experience, where you will blend your own whiskey to take home. Perhaps visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to learn the emotional story of 10 million Irish people who left their homeland, told via 20 interactive galleries. On the following day, take a short walk from your hotel to the Temple Bar District or visit historic Dublin Castle prior to your included tour of the Guinness Storehouse, featuring the Connoisseur Experience.

Collect your rental car on Day Four, and drive through the southern midlands, stopping to see the spectacular Rock of Cashel en route to the gourmet town of Kenmare. Upon arrival at Sheen Falls Lodge, an oasis of tranquility, perhaps take a dip in the heated pool before sampling “the water of life” at a special Mature Whiskey Tasting experience. Revel in 5-star luxury for three nights, taking time to meander the neighboring 300-acre Sheen Falls Estate. Activities are abundant—make use of the complimentary bicycles, ride horses, play golf, or handle and fly falcons—just for starters. Treat yourself to a therapeutic spa treatment at the Easanna Spa. The lodge serves as an excellent base for exploring the Kerry leg of the Wild Atlantic Way. Ride through nature’s mystic arena on the Ring of Kerry and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Ring of Beara. Venture through Killarney National Park and marvel at the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range.

On Day Seven, as you drive east, stop to visit Adare, known as “Ireland’s prettiest village” and dating back to the early 13th century. Don’t miss the Irish National Stud, the only stud farm in Ireland open to the public, and the lovely Japanese Gardens. Arrive in Leixlip, on the border of Kildare and Dublin, for your final night at Leixlip Manor (you might be greeted by the manor house ponies). Stroll the serene Victorian walled garden or stretch your legs on the emerald 27-acres before bidding Ireland farewell the following morning.

Included Unique Activities

  • Jameson Whiskey Maker Experience
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience
  • Mature Whiskey Tasting at your 5 Star Retreat
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Jameson Whiskey Maker Experience

Jameson Whiskey Maker Experience

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls

Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls

Accommodation

3 Nights

Davenport Hotel

3 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

Transportation

  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Points of Interest

  • Historic Bow Street Distillery
  • Iconic Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Dublin Castle
  • Experience driving through the rolling hills of the Irish Countryisde
  • Stay in the picturesque gourmet town of Kenmare
  • Kenmare Bay & the Ring of Kerry
  • The lesser travelled breathtaking Beara Peninsula
  • Killarney and its stunning National Park
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

Trinity College, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

St Stephen's Green, County Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, County Dublin

O'Connell Street, County Dublin

GPO (General Post Office), County Dublin

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin

Dublin Castle, County Dublin

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,598 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $1,898 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $2,348 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 3 Nights Dublin City Heritage Hotel
  • 3 nights Five Star Kenmare Bay Retreat
  • 1 night Restored Luxury Manor House

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Jameson Whiskey Maker Experience
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience
  • Mature Whiskey Tasting

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Historic Bow Street Distillery
  • Iconic Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Dublin Castle
  • Rolling Green Hills of the Irish Countryside
  • Picturesque Gourmet Town of Kenmare
  • Kenmare Bay & the Ring of Kerry
  • Lesser traveled equally breathtaking Beara Peninsula
  • Killarney and its stunning National Park
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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