A Romantic Irish Honeymoon

A 7-day tour experience uniquely designed by Desmond Tours

Tour Highlights & Focal Points

  • Dublin City
  • Guinness Storehouse Brewery
  • Trinity College
  • Kilkenny
  • Glendalough
  • Wicklow Mountains
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cork City
  • Beara Peninsula
  • Kenmare
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Slea Head Drive
  • Conor Pass

Romantic Honeymoon Sample Itinerary

The Temple Bar Pubfront in close up with artwork of medieval characters

On arrival you will be warmly welcomed to Ireland by your friendly driver guide. We will build the itinerary around your preferred time of arrival, allowing you full flexibility. 

Since it is your honeymoon we will have a little surprise for you two, to celebrate this very special occasion! If you arrive in the morning, we can start off your vacation with a Full Irish Breakfast in Dublin City in Temple Bar. This will help you to immerse yourself straight away into the Irish culture.

Depending on the weather, we will embark on a driving or walking tour of the city of Dublin taking in famous sights such as Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Brewery, Jameson Whiskey Distillery, the Book of Kells and / or Trinity College – as this is a customised tour and because it is your honeymoon, it is tailored specific to you and your interests, so just let us know what you like. 

To treat yourself, we recommend a stay in the luxurious Shelbourne Hotel right in the heart of Dublin City.

Overnight suggestion – Dublin

A photo of a couple in Glendalough Ireland

Today we depart Dublin and travel south to the medieval city of Kilkenny deep into Ireland’s Ancient East. Before arriving in Kilkenny, we stop at Avoca, a great place to stock up on some great quality Irish goodies. 

Then we carry on to visit the monastic settlement of Glendalough, which is located in the mythical Wicklow Mountains, which make for a great photo opportunity. Take a romantic stroll around the lakes of Glendalough and enjoy a hearty lunch in The Wicklow Heather Restaurant. 

We will now drive further south and spend the evening exploring some of Kilkenny’s main attractions: don’t miss Kilkenny Castle and the Smithwicks Brewery. 

End the day with a romantic dinner in Zuni’s right opposite the castle – we recommend you book a hotel in the city to enjoy Kilkenny’s fabulous nightlife and to celebrate this occasion in style.

Overnight suggestion – Kilkenny

A photo of Rock of Cashel

We leave Kilkenny behind and travel south, en route we stop at The Rock of Cashel. This is a historic site perched on an impressive hill with numerous ancient buildings such as a round tower, historic cathedral and a Celtic high cross – a fabulous photo opportunity for the honeymoon couple not to be missed! 

We will leave the Rock of Cashel and make our way to the famous Blarney Castle – a romantic Irish castle with beautiful gardens where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone.

Arriving in the city of Cork, you can explore the English Market, do a walking tour with your guide and / or do some shopping in the city. For your evening meal, your driver will be able to recommend a romantic place for you both.

Overnight suggestion – Cork

A photo of Castletownbere, Co Cork

Today we will explore one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, located on the famous Wild Atlantic Way – the beautiful Beara Peninsula. We will drive the Ring of Beara and enjoy the rugged mountainous scenery as well as spectacular views out onto the ocean. 

There are numerous colourful and quaint villages along the way, which make for excellent photo opportunities during your honeymoon vacation. For the more adventurous, we can take a trip out to Ireland’s only cable car and hike parts of the Beara Peninsula.

Or, if you prefer a more relaxed pace we can stop at one of the numerous pubs and restaurants serving fresh locally caught seafood. Why not treat yourself to some oysters and a bottle of bubbly in one of Castletownbere’s fabulous restaurants – go on, it’s your honeymoon! 

After an exciting day of touring your driver will return you to the bustling town of Kenmare – we recommend a stay in Sheen Falls Lodge to celebrate this special occasion.

Overnight suggestion – Kenmare

A photo of Killarney National Park

After a leisurely breakfast in your accommodation, today we will explore one of the highlights of your trip to Ireland – the famous Ring of Kerry. 

A driving route through the magnificent landscape that County Kerry has to offer: dramatic mountain and lake scenery, the majestic Atlantic Ocean and quaint villages along the way. We begin the day by stopping at one of the great attractions along the Ring of Kerry, Kerry Woollen Mills, where you can experience a guided tour of the factory and shop for some authentic Irish crafts and gifts. 

Continue along the Ring of Kerry with numerous photo opportunities for the honeymoon couple and a visit to Waterville, the place where Charlie Chaplin loved to spend his vacations. 

We continue into the bustling town of Killarney, a great stop for a late lunch and to enjoy some more shopping. You could book an overnight in Killarney or return to Kenmare for some evening entertainment in one of its colourful pubs.

Overnight suggestion – Kenmare / Killarney

A photo of Dunquin Harbour on the Dingle Peninsula

This morning we will leave the beautiful town of Kenmare and we drive further northwest to explore the Dingle Peninsula. In this beautiful area of Ireland, there is so much to see and do, to make your honeymoon an extra special occasion! 

We can incorporate the following in your itinerary, all depending on your interests and how you feel on the day: perhaps you are interested in holding a cute lamb or you may wish to attend a sheep dog demonstration. Don’t miss out on the Slea Head Drive, Conor Pass and the Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Art Gallery. 

You may wish to take a boat tour out of Dingle Harbour or perhaps you would enjoy a food tour of Dingle Town. You let us know what you would like and we will customize your honeymoon according to your wish list. 

In the evening, dine in one of Dingle’s numerous wonderful restaurants – your driver guide will have some recommendations ready for you!

Overnight suggestion – Dingle

A photo of Desmond Tours' Mercedes S Class at Kinnitty Castle

In the morning, before making our way into Dublin, we take some final honeymoon vacation photos. Do let us know if you would like a professional photo shoot and we can put you in touch with an excellent photographer. 

We will transfer you to Dublin or Shannon Airport or transfer you to a hotel of your choice and bid our farewells. If your schedule allows for extra stops, en route perhaps some more of Ireland’s highlights await. Your driver will also make sure to point out those hidden gems along the way!

Booking this Tour

Our tours are priced from €490 per day – please contact us for an exact quote as prices vary depending on group size, itinerary chosen and length of tour.

  • A fully customised itinerary designed with your touring needs in mind.
  • Scheduled stops at must-see locations. 
  • Additional stops at lesser known hidden gems – Ireland’s best kept secrets!
  • Live commentary, information and entertainment by an experienced, Failte Ireland approved driver guide.
  • Driver overnight expenses (including accommodation & food).
  • Private collection from / return to an address of your choice.
  • Mercedes Benz vehicle including associated costs such as fuel, tolls, insurance and car-parks – your own personal group vehicle.
  • Recommendations on reputable accommodation choices, local Irish pubs, award winning restaurants and fun activities. 
  • Wi-Fi connection in your touring vehicle on request
  • Admission fees to attractions and additional tours may incur an additional fee.
  • Driver’s gratuity (at your discretion)
  • Food, drink or refreshments
  • Guest accommodation
  • Airfares to & from Ireland
    Travel insurance

What is the starting point of my tour?

We can arrange pick up from any of the airports on the island of Ireland and we also offer pick ups from your accommodation. In other words, you let us know where you would like to start your tour and we arrange it!

Can I choose a start date for my tour?

Our tours start on any day of the week, whenever it suits you best, subject to availability. Get in touch with your travel dates and we will check availability for you. Generally tours between May and September sell out quickly, so booking early is advised.

How many people can participate in the tour?

We organise tours for any group size. Larger groups may incur a surcharge, please contact us to enquire about specific rates. We do of course welcome children on our tours – please note that according to EU regulation children under the age of twelve, and shorter than 4’5″ must use a child seat to travel in a vehicle. You must let us know in advance if this is required.

Can we book accommodation through you?

While this is a service we usually do not provide, we are happy to help you book accommodation if required. We have excellent knowledge of the great accommodations that are available in Ireland (from simple B&Bs to exquisite Castle or Manor Hotels) and are happy to provide recommendations.

Can we book flights through you?

No, we do not book flights for our clients but your local travel agent will be happy to oblige.

How long is an average day of touring?

Usually groups are picked up at 9.00 in the morning and will then enjoy touring until around 17.30 but this depends entirely on the clients’ preferences. A longer touring day can easily be compensated by a shorter one the day after, providing you with a flexible touring experience.

How do we make a booking?

Please click here to complete your booking online. Once the booking is complete, a confirmation email is sent. If you would like to book a customized tour, feel free to email us with your personal Ireland Tour wish-list.

How do we pay for our booking?

You may pay your deposit and final payment by credit card through the online booking system on our website. Please note that credit card payments may incur an additional fee. Bank transfer payments can also be facilitated on request.

Do you recommend I take out travel insurance for my trip to Ireland?

Yes, absolutely. For further information on booking and cancellation terms, please see our Terms of Business

Are there any restrictions on the amount of luggage I can bring?

Please contact us in advance if you are planning on bringing any large equipment or if you would like to bring more than one large suitcase plus one piece of hand luggage per passenger and we will do our best to accommodate this.

What vehicle(s) will be used for my tour through Ireland?

This will depend a little on the size of your group and the availability of our vehicles. Please note that the availability of a particular vehicle may not always be guaranteed due to maintenance and repairs. Feel free to contact us for more information or review our Mercedes fleet page.

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