Wild west chauffeur* driven tour

Visit the Wild West of Ireland

Tour Description

Visit the Castles of Ireland as you explore the beauty of Ireland with your own personal chauffer driver / tour guide. Visit the castles of Ireland, Shannon, Donegal, Galway, Cliffs of Moher and much more in a deluxe vehicle.

*can also be done as a self-driven tour

Tour Details

Ireland Chauffeur-Driven Guided Tours Typically Include:

  • Chauffeured Vehicle with your own private driver / tour guide for approximately 8 hours / 100 miles per day from Day 3 until departure in Shannon on Day 7
  • Accommodations for Six (6) nights as per itinerary.
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily.
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person (plus one carry-on bag)
  • Hotel tips and taxes (Except to Driver/Guide)

Of course you can stay in Ireland as long as you'd like, just let Hammond Tours know what you want to do on your Ireland vacation and we will make it happen!

Pricing

*All prices are per person based on double occupancy.

Low Season 2018

January 2-March 31 & November 1-December 22
$2835 USD Per Person Sharingbased on 2 people traveling
$1945 USDPer Person Sharingbased on 4 people traveling

Mid Season 2018

April 1-April 30 & October 1-October 31
$2955 USD Per Person Sharingbased on 2 people traveling
$2055 USDPer Person Sharingbased on 4 people traveling

High Season 2018

May 1 – September 30
$3045 USD Per Person Sharingbased on 2 people traveling
$2145 USDPer Person Sharingbased on 4 people traveling

Example chauffer-driven tour itinerary

Day 1 - 2

USA – arrive in Ireland.
Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off

Day 2
Shannon - Westport

Morning arrival at Shannon Airport where after clearing customs you are met by your professional Irish Driver/Guide. We travel north via Ennis and Gort to Galway where we stop for a traditional Irish Breakfast (on own). We head towards Westport where we check into our property for a brief rest. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Achill Island, the largest of Ireland's Islands connected to the mainland by a bridge. Noted for its dramatic cliffs and pristine seascapes. Also is one of the places most noted for big game fishing in Ireland where many boats and guides are for hire. Westport is noted for its marvelous Georgian Houses and traditional storefronts. This evening enjoy one of the many fine restaurants that Westport is known for. Overnight Westport.

Day 3

Westport - Donegal
After breakfast, can visit Ballintubber Abbey, south of the town. This abbey has been in continuous use since it was built in the 12th century, even though it was partially destroyed by the English armies throughout those turbulent times. Afterwards, weather permitting, there is an opportunity to climb Croagh Patrick, a mountain that is named after St. Patrick where it is said he spent forty days and nights in penance and from where he cast the snakes out of Ireland. The mountain climbed by thousands of people of all ages each year and takes three to five hours to get up and down comfortably. Our journey today ends in Donegal Town. Located at the mouth of Donegal Bay in the North-West of Ireland and surrounded by the vista of the Blue Stack mountains, the area offers a rugged beauty and mystique that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world! From Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in Europe to the miles of golden sandy beaches, the region provides activities ranging from high octane water sports to unforgettable country strolls. Overnight Donegal.

Day 4

Donegal - Sligo - Galway
After breakfast we depart Donegal and travel south first stopping at Sligo, home of William Butler Yeats. Sligo is noted for good shopping, thriving art galleries and theatre. All of which is set amongst the backdrop of Benbulbin, a distinctive flat topped mountain. We then continue to Knock. The Story of Knock began on the 21st August 1879 when Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. From this miraculous occurrence Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognized Marian Shrine. Traveling south we head into Galway City. This youthful bustling town has uniqueness unto itself. City center is based at Eyre Square. Adjacent to this hub you will find many pedestrian walkways. It's a great feeling to be able to shop, cross streets and realize that the stones under your feet were originally used at stabilizers for many of the ships coming into Galway's Port. If you are in the market for a Claddagh Ring, it generally is accepted that Galway where it is originated and you will see it here in all different designs. Overnight Galway

Day 5

Aran Islands, Ireland
Optional trip to the Aran Islands can be arranged at your hotel. This day-trip takes the whole day, so do not go for it unless you are up to it. On the Island, the way of life is as it would have been in days gone by, except for the mini-vans that take tourists on sightseeing trip, it has remained as it was in the 19th century. The most impressive of all the ancient fortresses in Ireland, is here, Dun Aengus Fortress. Built to maximize defense, it is surrounded by high walls on three sides, the other is a sheer drop of 500 feet to the ocean. Overnight Galway

Day 6 - 7

Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Shannon
Morning departure takes us through the rugged Burren where native Gaelic is still spoken. We stop at the majestic Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs rise 700 feet and stretch along The Atlantic Coastline for five miles. Next is via Lisdoonvarna where every September the famous Matchmaking Festival is still held. As your Ireland tour continues, enjoy a panoramic tour of Limerick, Ireland's 3rd largest city and home to author Frank McCourt who wrote Angela's Ashes. Our driver/guide drops us at our Shannon accommodation for overnight. Perhaps enjoy a Traditional Medieval Banquet this evening at Bunratty. Overnight in Shannon.

Day 7
Shannon - USA

After breakfast we transfer on own to nearby Shannon Airport. Plenty of time for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding our flight home. Arrive home the same day.

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Actual locations dependent upon itinerary

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