Ireland Tours & Scotland Vacations – Isle Inn Tours

Pub Tour of Ireland

Experience the iconic Irish Pub on our Chauffeur Drive vacation that blends history, folklore, and a ‘wee drop’ of Ireland’s reknown pub culture.

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Discover the dramatic coastal scenery of the uncrowded and charming Connemara region that maintains so many of the wonderful traditions of Ireland.  View the  majestic Cliffs of Moher and the  stunning Killarney National Park as your experienced driver/guide ensures a vacation that has your unique pace, interests, and schedule in mind.   Prefer to linger a bit here,  have “one more round” there – not a problem.  For inspiration, we’ve set out a sample itinerary below, but let us customize this tour for you to ensure you have just the sort of Ireland vacation you’ve dreamed of.

 

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*Pricing is per person based on two people sharing 1 room. We can customize itinerary as need be.
 
Pub Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Meet your Irish driver/guide in the arrivals hall and start your journey. Get ready to start your adventurous Pub Tour through Ireland.  Traveling west to Galway you might want to take a break in Athlone, Co. Westmeath and enjoy a pint at Ireland’s oldest pub – Sean’s.  Little has changed over the centuries at this 900AD pub.  Be sure to check out the view of the River Shannon from the upstairs Boathouse bar.  Once you get settled into your hotel in Galway you might want to check out the nightlife at one of the many pubs in Galway.  The Bierhaus on Henry St has the largest selection of fine beer with over 60 different beers from around the globe.  Check out the Quays area of Galway for some live Trad music.

Overnight: Park House, Galway with breakfast included.

Day 2

 Today sit back and enjoy a scenic ride in the beautiful Connemara area.  You’ll see lovely coves, bays, and fishing villages   along the way.  There’s plenty of choices in the coastal town of Clifden to enjoy a pint and lunch.  Lowry’s Bar serves Connemara smoked salmon.  You might want to visit the Kylemore Abbey and Garden, or Cong; famous for the Quietman movie.  Back in Galway for the evening check out more of the pubs for an evening of “Craic”.  You might want to check out this pub recommended by one of our own :  Naughtons, Galway. If you’re traveling through Galway Naughtons is a must-visit while you’re in town. Naughtons is one of the best pubs in Galway city, located on the corner of Cross St. and Quay St. in the heart of the Latin Quarter. With it’s interior mostly unchanged since 1894 this pub is full of tradition and is regularly the scene of impromptu traditional music sessions. They serve a great pint of Guinness! And they stock over 130 whiskeys, so there’s another reason to visit.

Overnight: Park House, Galway with breakfast included.

Day 3Whiskey Corner

Today you’ll continue your Pub Tour heading south to Killarney.  Don’t miss the iconic Cliff’s of Moher with their breathtaking 700 ft cliffs.  Close to the Cliff’s of Moher is the  historic mysterious Burren National park and the charming little town of Doolin where you’ll want to stop for lunch.  Continuing on to Killarney if time permits stop in at Foynes Flight Museum.  You’ll learn the history of how the first Irish Coffee in Ireland was invented and have the opportunity to enjoy one of the delicious brews.  Check into your hotel and get ready for another evening of fun in this exciting little town full of pubs.  The Traditional Pub is small but mighty, and The Whiskey Corner, Situated in a corner of the Punchbowl Bar inside of The Malton Hotel in Killarney, has a whiskey tasting bar that is exquisite. Featuring over 190  of the world’s finest whiskies, you can try several with their whiskey flights (three samplings of whiskey, five different types of flights to choose from) No idea where to begin with whiskey? Don’t worry! The staff is more than happy to help you choose the perfect tipple.

Includes:
Airport Meet and Great
4 days with private driver & luxury vehicle
6 nights accommodation in luxury hotels
Full Irish breakfast daily
Private bath
Deluxe document holder & luggage tags
Customized itinerary as needed
Ireland at a Glimpse discount book

Overnight: The Malton Hotel, Killarney with breakfast included.

Day 4

There’s plenty to do in the Killarney area.  Perhaps you’ll start out with a jaunting cart ride.  You’ll have a hard time deciding on the beautiful Ring of Kerry or the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula.  Whichever you choose, your day will be full and you’ll have many pubs along the way.  If you choose the Dingle Peninsula you might want to check out Foxy John’s which comes highly recommended.  One side of the bar is a hardware store, the other is the pub!  Where else could you leave with a pound of nails after a drink!  It’s a must-see! If you’re not too tired after your day of exploring then enjoy your last night in Killarney checking out more pubs. 

Overnight: The Malton Hotel, Killarney with breakfast included.

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Day 5

Today you’ll be traveling from Killarney to Dublin.  There’s plenty to see along the way, but if you’re interested in castles, tell your driver you’d like to see Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle.  The views at the “Top of the Rock” are breathtaking.  In Kilkenny you have lots of options.  You could visit the Medieval 12th century Kilkenny Castle, tour the Smithwick’s Experience and have a pint of Smithwick’s beer, or take a walking tour and see the beautiful stained glass windows of the Black Abbey.  Hungry?  You might want to stop in at the Kyteler’s Inn EST. 1324.  When you arrive in Dublin say Good-Bye to your Chauffeur driver.  You’ll now be on your own to check out the plethora of pubs in Dublin.  The lively Temple Bar area on Fleet Street is a great place to start your pub tour of Dublin. 

Overnight:  O’Callaghan’s Davenport Hotel.

Day 6

Enjoy you final day in Ireland exploring Dublin on your own.  There’s lots to do and see in  this vibrant city.  Why not take the Hop-On Hop-Off bus around the city to see all the options.  Within walking distance of your hotel is Nassau St and Grafton St where you’ll find plenty of pubs, shopping, and Trinity College with the  famous Book of Kells.  On the North side of the River Liffey you’ll find O’Connell street and the GPO (General Post Office), made famous in 1916 with the Easter Rising.  You’ll find plenty of shopping and more pubs all up and down the side streets.  Try out Mother Kelly’s on Talbot St.  This small quaint pub is less touristy and you might just find some interesting local people to talk to as you enjoy your pint of beer.  Head to Guinness Storehouse and marvel over the views of Dublin on floor seven while enjoying your free pint of the black stuff!  Suggestion for your last night in Ireland – why not try out a dinner show at the oldest pub in Dublin; The Brazen Head.  Or Abbey Tavern north of Dublin in the town of Howth.  Overnight:  O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel

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Saturday

Arrive Dublin airport with time for last minute duty-free shopping and airport check-in.

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Price is per person sharing based on double occupancy.  Price is based on availability and subject to sell out.  This is a land only rate.

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