Best of The West & South - Butlers Bus Tours Ireland

Best Of The West & South 8 day Private Tour

"Experience The Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle & lots more..."
Per person based on a group of 12
Sharing twin/double rooms

bird What's included
  • 7 nights in 4 Star luxury hotels in central locations
  • Your own private luxury tour vehicle
  • Your own experienced local driver/guide
  • Full Irish Breakfasts
bird Attractions
  • Clonmacnoise 6th century Monastery
  • The Aran Islands (Including Ferry)
  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Cars in Killarney
  • Celtic Steps traditional Irish show
  • The Ring of Dingle
  • Blarney Castle
  • The Titanic Experience
  • Jameson Distillery
  • The Rock of Cashel

  • Option: Modify This Tour To Suit You

    Galway City

    Day 1 - Dublin To Galway

    Depart from Dublin heading for Galway, the cultural capital of Ireland.

    Our first stop will take us back in time with a visit to the 6th century monastery of Clonmacnoise.

    Founded in 548 by St. Ciaran. The settlement soon became a major centre of religion, learning, trade, craftsmanship and politics.

    Spend the night in Galway city enjoying a great night of traditional music, fine food and Irish hospitality.

    Overnight Galway City

    Option: Design Your Own Package Tour To Suit You

    Day 2 - The Aran Islands

    First stop is Rossaveel to hop on board the ferry for an enjoyable crossing to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands,

    Take the full day to explore the island and meet the locals who speak both Irish and English.

    Visit the world heritage site Dun Aonghasa along with Dun Eoghanacht Fort, The Worm Hole, The Seal Colony, The Seven Churches and lots, lots more.

    After a great day, we return to Galway and for another nights entertainment in The Cultural Capital.

    Overnight Galway City

    Aran Islands

    Day 3 - Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

    Leaving Galway, we will head for The Majestic Cliffs of Moher travelling through the lunar landscape of The Burren and the rugged coastline around Black Head where we will stop at the "mini cliffs".

    Step out to the edge of the world with awe-inspiring views from The Cliffs of Moher. Spend time here to relax, hike or enjoy the self-guided exhibition at The Visitors Centre.

    After lunch at the seaside town of Lahinch we will enjoy a rest stop in Adare, Ireland's prettiest village.

    Finish the day off with a great night out in the vibrant town of Killarney with lots of great restaurants, pubs and live music.

    Overnight Killarney

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    Jaunting Car Killarney

    Day 4 - The Ring of Kerry

    Sit back, relax and enjoy absorb the spectacular scenery of The Iconic Ring of Kerry.

    Amazing coastal scenery, beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and forests - The Ring of Kerry has it all.

    Stop for lunch at the seaside town of Waterville and explore picture postcard towns like Sneem and Kenmare.

    Complete your tour with a trip on famous Jaunting Cars before getting back again to Killarney.

    Later this evening, you will be tapping away to The Celtic Steps traditional Irish show. The Show brings together popular Irish dance with the authenticity of traditional Irish music.

    Overnight Killarney

    Day 5 - Dingle Peninsula

    The Dingle Peninsula is renowned for its archaeological treasures which just happen to be situated on the most dramatic coastal scenery and beaches of Ireland.

    This circular route takes in The Beehive Huts, Famine Cottages, Dunbeg Fort, Gallarus Oratory, kilmalkedar Church plus much more.

    The colourful town of Dingle is the perfect place for lunch, a nice drink and some exploring.

    Overnight Killarney

    Day 6 - Blarney Castle & Cobh

    Pucker up! Today is the day you get to Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone.

    Don't forget to take time to enjoy the amazing gardens before strolling over to the famous Blarney Woolen Mills, the worlds largest Irish gift shop.

    Enjoy the sights of a driving tour through Cork City taking in The Shandon Bells, The English Market, University College Cork and much more.

    Next stop is the historic town of Cobh, with a stop at the magnificent St. Colemans Cathedral and a visit to The Titanic Experience in the original White Star Line Ticket Office.

    Overnight Cork City

    Option: Design Your Own Package Tour To Suit You

    Blarney Castle

    Day 7 - Kinsale & Jameson Distillery

    First we will stop at the 16th century Charles Fort for a 15 minute photo-op to capture the stunning views and learn of its fascinating history. Then on to the charming village of Kinsale, dubbed "Ireland's Gourmet Capital".

    There are lots of pubs, restaurants and craft/gift shops dotted around the colourful streets of Kinsale.

    Last stop is to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson distillery to learn about the story of Jameson Whiskey and see the microdistillery followed by a sample of their fine Irish whiskey.

    Overnight Cork City

    Rock of Cashel

    Day 8 - The Rock Of Cashel

    Say goodbye to Cork and lets head to The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary.

    The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), or more formally St. Patrick's Rock. It is also known as Cashel of the Kings.

    This unique site is also home to a 12th century Round Tower and Chapel plus a 13th century Cathedral.

    There is still time to indulge in some delicious food and drinks in the medieval city of Kilkenny, known as the Marble City. It is steeped in history which is instantly visible in its cobbled streets and historical buildings. All before heading back to Dublin to complete your magical 8 day tour of Ireland.

    Finish in Dublin

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    Butlers Bus Tours of Ireland (Dublin),
    Grove Lodge, Bay Lane, Kilshane,
    Dublin, Ireland, D11 A6N9
    Butlers Bus Tours of Ireland (Cork),
    Rushbrooke Commercial Pk., Cobh,
    Cork, Ireland, P24 P380