Do you enjoy not only experiencing moments, but capturing them as well? Are you drawn to places with breath-taking beauty and want to record those views for a lifetime? This tour is perfect for you as you will explore the most stunning and photographable parts of Ireland.
You will arrive at Belfast International Airport where you will be greeted by your Lang Atholl Experience Guide. Your guide will be on hand to assist with your luggage and lead you through the airport to your executive vehicle which will transport you throughout your stay in Ireland.
You will have the opportunity to explore this stunning city with the option to visit the Titanic Exhibition, Cathedral Quarter and St. George’s Market.
The Titanic Exhibition tells the story of the the Titanic from the building of the ship through to the tragic sinking. Cathedral Quarter is arguably a beating heart of culture within the centre of Belfast encompassing the zone around Saint Anne’s Cathedral. And finally, St. George’s Market is the last surviving Victorian covered market in Belfast and is one of the cities oldest attractions.
You will spend your first night in the Merchant Hotel. It includes their luxurious spa facilities along with stylish bars where you can relax and take in the views of the city. The Great Room Restaurant within The Merchant offers guests with a 5 star dining experience where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Today you will travel north to Londonderry where you will spend your second night in Ireland. On the way, you will stop at the Dark Hedges. The Dark Hedges have been an awe-inspiring tunnel made out of beech trees for two centuries now and have featured in Game of Thrones.
During your stay in Londonderry, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the cities most photographed attractions such as the Peace Bridge, the city centre, the Bogside Murals which tell the story of Derry through the troubles in Northern Ireland and finally, St. Columb’s Cathedral.
Your accommodation for the night will be Bishop’s Gate Hotel. This hotel is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. The building is full of great history as it dates back to the 1800s. You can enjoy an evening in luxury with unrivalled service as The Bishop Gate stands out amongst hotels.
Day three sees you travel to Westport via Sligo. Westport is a quiet but vibrant town with gorgeous Georgian buildings and tree-lined streets. Not only is this town itself stunning, but there are so many photo opportunities around it.
Sligo, which you will pass through on your way to Westport, is possibly one of the most underrated location in Ireland.
From here, you will travel to your accommodation for the night which will be Ashford Castle. An evening spent in this 800-year-old castle envisions the epitome of luxury with a rustic décor and attentive staff. Your stay here will be nothing short of spectacular.
You will continue your journey south with your first stop of the day being Galway. Here you will have the chance to explore the medieval town centre and photograph the historic lanes and buildings that make up the Latin Quarter.
From here, your next stop will be Doonagore Castle. This 16th century tower provides some of the most photographable views over Doolin Pier and the Atlantic Ocean while being stunning to photograph itself.
Finally, you will soon arrive at one of Ireland’s most popular sites, The Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach up to 214 meters up from the surges of the ocean.
After a long day of touring, you will arrive at your accommodation for the night, Lahinch Coast Hotel. The Lahinch Coast Hotel is situated on the former site of The Aberdeen Arms Hotel and is one of the most perfectly located hotels being within walking distance of the Lahinch Golf Club and only a 15-minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher.
Your first visit of the day will be Ross Castle located within Killarney National Park. This beautiful 15th-century tower house is the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan O’Donoghue.
Your next stop of the day will be Muckross Lake within Killarney National Park. It is Ireland’s deepest lake, reaching to 75 metres in parts.
Your accommodation for the night will be Europe Hotel and Resort. The hotel is beautifully located overlooking the wold famous Lakes of Killarney. It is home to one of the most premium spas in the area allowing you to be pampered and fully relax. The hotel offers numerous amenities to their guests including: horse riding, golf, boating, fishing and many more. They offer a number of flexible options when looking for restaurants in Killarney from fine dining, to a more relaxed affair.
Dunquin Pier (Cé Dhún Chaoin) will be the first stop of your day. This dramatic Pier is part of The Dingle Peninsula and is arguably one of the most popular stops on the Wild Atlantic Way.
From here, you will visit Slea Head, another popular stop along the Dingle Peninsula and known as one of the most scenic driving routes.
You will have the opportunity to visit the quaint town of Dingle before returning to Europe Hotel and Resort for your second night.
You will drive through Killarney National Park which was the first national park in Ireland once again as you continue your journey. You will also have the opportunity to visit Muckross Estate and the house within which was constructed in 1873.
From here, you will travel to Blarney Castle. The castle is a medieval stronghold dating back to 1446. Alongside the castle lays the Blarney stone. It is has been said if you kiss the stone, the kisser will be rewarded with the ‘gift of the gab’.
Finally, you will stop at Cobh Town Harbour. This is famous for being the final port of call for the Titanic and is the world’s second largest natural harbour behind Sydney Harbour. The city of Cobh is incredibly colourful and can be argued as one of the most beautiful in Ireland.
Your accommodation for the evening will be Hayfield Manor Hotel. It is an award winning hotel which offers guests with an unforgettable experience. It is discreetly nestled within stunning walled gardens and is known as one of the top hotels to visit in Ireland. You will have the chance to relax and enjoy the facilities within the manor hotel.
As you journey to Dublin, you will drive through the remarkable Wicklow Mountains. Here you will stop at Glendalough in the heart of the Mountains. This stunning area is home to the Monastic City as well as sparking lakes, winding mountain trails and incredible ruins.
You will soon arrive at your accommodation for the night which will be the Marker Hotel. It is one of Dublins newest, luxury design hotels located in Grand Canal Square. This is in the heart of the cities most vibrant cultural quarter. In the evening you will have the choice of three beautiful options to enjoy for those who are looking for food and drink experiences. There is the Rooftop Bar and Terrace which offers some of the best views of Dublin city as well as lavish cocktails and multiple delicious food options. Within the hotel there is also The Brasserie which was recently awarded “Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin” by RAI. It has a keen focus on locally sourced produce allowing them to serve the best of Irish food. Being located in the heart of the city, you will also have the opportunity to take in the famous Dublin hospitality first hand.
Today you will explore the vibrant city of Dublin with the photographable opportunities consisting of the Ha’Penny Bridge, an iron pedestrian arch bridge crossing the River Liffey; Temple Bar, boasting the largest collection of whiskey in Ireland and offering a sneak peek into the Irish culture and atmosphere; the Guinness Storehouse, the home of Guinness offering the chance to embark on a connoisseur experience and even get a pint with your selfie on it; and finally St. Stephen’s Green, a garden square and public park located in the city centre.
You will spend your final night in Ireland in the Marker Hotel once again.
Your Lang Atholl representative will meet you for the final time in the lobby of your hotel and transport you to Dublin International Airport in leisurely time for departure.
This is sadly where we must say our goodbyes and we send you on your onward journeys with memories, and photographs, of an Irish experience that will last a life time.