Day One: Fly to Ireland
Fly to Dublin, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your first hotel by coach. You'll then have the rest of the day to relax. Explore the hotel's parkland, or make the most of the spa and leisure facilities. Alternatively, head into the nearby town of Mullingar, where you'll find the cathedral of Christ the King, several museums and a range of interesting shops.
Day Two: Included Dublin city tour
Today we'll return to Dublin. After a short city tour, you're free to explore. See the ancient, Celtic 'Book of Kells' in historic Trinity College, then stroll down bustling, shop-lined Grafton Street to popular St Stephen's Green. Visit Dublin Castle and spectacular Christ Church Cathedral.
No trip to Dublin is complete without a taste of "the black stuff", so visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn all about the legendary stout and sip a pint in the sky bar. Afterwards, wander the cobbled streets of famous Temple Bar and cross the Ha'penny Bridge, halfway between O'Connell Street and Capel Street, to take in the view along the gentle meander of the River Liffey.
Day Three: Included Enniskillen and Lough Gill cruise
Leaving Mullingar, today, we head to Sligo. Nestled between the Dartry Mountains, Lough Gill and the Atlantic Ocean, picturesque Sligo famously provided inspiration to its most famous sons, poet William Butler and his artist brother Jack B. Yeats.
On the way, we'll stop in the Fermanagh county town of Enniskillen, which sits on an 'island' beneath its turreted 17th-century castle, before continuing to Lough Gill. Here, we'll board 'The Rose of Innisfree' for a short cruise around the idyllic island that was the subject of Yeats' most famous work.
Day Four: Included Donegal day trip
Spend today exploring the fascinating city of Donegal, at the entrance to Donegal Bay. Centred on its ancient marketplace, the 'Diamond', Donegal has a rich history that is reflected in its imposing Jacobean castle. Wander the streets, or take a 70-minute waterbus trip (payable locally) around the Bay to discover a different side to the city, as well as the seal solony on Seal Island, the views of the Bluestack Mountains and the many little islands that dot the Bay.
In the afternoon we'll head out along part of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, past Killybegs, to the towering cliffs at Slieve League for the chance to enjoy some (hopefully) breathtaking views.
Day Five: Included Galway City tour
Today we'll head south to lively, picturesque Galway City. Here, the old heart of the city surrounds ancient Lynch's Castle, and a pedestrianised thoroughfare leads down to the thriving waterfront. Join your Tour Manager for a guided tour, then browse the shops and perhaps enjoy lunch in one of Galway's countless restaurants, take a harbour cruise or visit the city's great, stone cathedral before we continue to our next hotel in Limerick or County Clare.
Day Six: Included Killarney National Park tour
Heading south again, today, we'll cross into County Kerry. Here Killarney National Park's lakeland scenery is overlooked by Ireland's highest mountain range - Macgillycuddy's Reeks. Discover Lakes Leane, Muckross and Upper, and explore charming, lively Killarney town - home to St Mary's Cathedral - before we continue to Sneem and our final hotel.
Day Seven: Included Ring of Kerry drive
Follow the 110-mile, circular route of the Ring of Kerry, today. Formed by the beautiful lakes and mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula that stretches west from the pretty town of Kenmare, the Ring passes through a delightful landscape of forests and rugged peaks, tumbling waterfalls and charming villages. Cross Coomakista Pass to take in the panoramic views of the Kenmare River, and admire the views of Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Molls Gap, and explore places like genteel Waterville and rugged Cahersiveen, before returning to the hotel.
Day Eight: Fly back to the UK
We'll leave Sneem and the Ring of Kerry behind, today, and return to Cork Airport to catch your flight home.