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Traditional Ireland: a short break to Dublin and Galway

6 days from $2,740pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore Newgrange — an ancient passage tomb that predates the Egyptian pyramids.

  • Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

  • View the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park.

  • Learn the rules of hurling during a hands-on Gaelic games experience.

6 days from $2,740pp

Price includes:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival you're met by your private driver and driven to your hotel. After settling in visit Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells and discover Dublin’s green spaces, museums, and pubs on your own.

  • Travel north with your driver-guide to explore Newgrange, a prehistoric passage tomb that predates the Egyptian pyramids and England’s Stonehenge and is featured heavily in Irish folklore. Continue venturing through the ancient Boyne Valley, visiting the ruins of the Hill of Slane and Monasterboice, an early Christian monastery with your guide.

  • Pick up your rental car and make your own way west to the bustling port city of Galway to learn about Ireland’s native Gaelic games — Gaelic football, hurling, Gaelic handball, and rounders — before partaking in them yourself.

  • Explore the wild landscape of Beara Peninsula and the dramatic Cliffs of Moher by yourself, stopping at the rural towns and villages you stumble upon along the way.

  • This morning set out to explore Connemara National Park at your own pace, with ample photo opportunities and scenic views. Take in the wild and rugged scenery and enjoy all that natural Ireland has to offer.

  • Return your car rental and say goodbye to the Emerald Isle.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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