Colleen Kelly’s


Coming Soon 2024

Travel to Ireland and meet Travel Host and Expert Colleen Kelly...


Coming Soon 2024

The Best of Ireland Tour features the Emerald Isle’s must-see historic sights, charming villages, stunning natural beauty, music-filled pubs, and loads of local culture along the way!

*Itinerary & pricing subject to change


Arrive in Dublin and get settled into your centrally located hotel. Meet your guide and fellow tour members for a welcome dinner together followed by an orientation of our upcoming tour. Settle into your comfortable 4-star hotel in the heart of the city just a few minutes’ walk to all the major attractions.

Overnight: Camden Court, Dublin

This morning we’ll take a walking tour through Dublin, learning about its rich history from the days of Viking raids to the hard centuries of British occupation to the proud and progressive city of today. We’ll end our tour at Trinity College for an illuminating look at the remarkable Book of Kells, a creative jolt that helped pull Europe out of the Dark Ages. You’ll have the rest of the day free to feel the pulse of a city thriving with street poets and musicians. Overnight in Dublin. 

Overnight: Camden Court, Dublin

Enjoy a tour of the Rock of Cashel, one of the most important medieval structures in all of Ireland before heading to Kilkenny, famed for its charming medieval atmosphere laid out in its maze of narrow Norman alleyways, old abbeys, and crumbling city walls. Overnight at Hotel Minella set in the beautiful countryside of central Ireland.

Overnight: Hotel Minella, Clommel

This morning tour Blarney Castle where you’ll kiss the world-famous Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence and enjoy the expansive castle gardens displaying all type of magical flora and fauna. Next, head to nearby Jameson Distillery where expert guides lead us through the old distillery sharing the fascinating history of Jameson Irish Whiskey, ending with a complimentary glass of Jameson. Settle in to your comfortable harbor view hotel at Actons Hotel in Kinsale.

Overnight: Actons Hotel, Kinsale

Today, enjoy a walking tour and free time in the picturesque coastal village of Kinsale. Enjoy a tour of the harbor town and then visit nearby 17th Charles Fort overlooking the coast. Then, enjoy the rest of the day free on your own to enjoy the sights and sounds of Kinsale where you can spend time shopping, walking the quaint streets, and enjoying the gorgeous views. Overnight in Kinsale.

Overnight: Actons Hotel, Kinsale

Head west to Killarney, one of Ireland’s leading tourist destinations due to the abundant lake and mountain scenery. Take a traditional horse-drawn Irish jaunting car through the stunning Killarney National Park on your way to Muckross House, a grand Victorian mansion situated on a beautiful lake surrounded by mountain scenery. This evening we will be treated to some world class traditional Irish folk music at a local pub. Settle into your premier 5-star hotel Killarney Park situated right in the city center.

Overnight: Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney

Today, spend a full day exploring the unspoiled beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Known locally as ‘The Kingdom’, Kerry is the crown jewel of Ireland’s scenic locations. In this 111-mile-long mile circular route there are endless panoramic landscapes and picturesque villages to experience. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, visit the villages, and enjoy the natural beauty of Kerry. Overnight in Killarney.

Overnight: Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney

Today, head up north through County Clare to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. Standing over 700 ft at their highest point, Moher stretches for five miles along the Atlantic coast on the edge of Europe. Drive to the city of Galway for a private walking tour of the historic city with its cobble-stoned streets and medieval layout. Overnight in Galway area.

Overnight: Hardiman Hotel, Galway (or similar)

Drive through the rugged terrain of Connemara as we make our way to the iconic Kylemore Abbey. Nestled in the heart of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way, Kylemore Abbey is a haven of history, beauty and serenity currently home to a Benedictine order of Nuns still to this day. Overnight in Galway area.

Overnight: Hardiman Hotel, Galway (or similar)

We must say goodbye and farewell as we make our way home full of memories and new friends! Most travelers will fly out of nearby Shannon airport.

Tour Highlights

  • Historic Dublin Walking Tour
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Old Middleton Jameson Distillery
  • Irish Jaunting Car Through Killarney National Park
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Pub Dinners and Live Irish Music
Historic Dublin Walking Tour
Kylemore Abbey
Cliffs of Moher
Blarney Castle and Gardens
Old Middleton Jameson Distillery
Killarney National Park

What's Included

  • All your hotels 9 nights premium accommodation (4 and 5 star hotels)
  • Entrances to all attractions and tours outlined in the itinerary, including private local guides
  • 14 Meals (9 breakfast, 5 dinners) 
  • Private transportation in luxury motorcoach
  • Airport transfers to and from hotel
  • Local Taxes, service charges for all included services
  • Tour Host led by the President of Guidester 
  • Meet and Greet with Colleen Kelly plus an evening dinner at the pub


Double: $3,950 per person

Single: $4,950 per person


Tour Deposit $250 per person. To reserve your place, follow the sign-up link below. The tour manager will contact you to complete your reservation and tour deposit.

Questions? Please contact

Hotels & Flights


All of your accommodation is included on tour. Your hand selected premium hotels are ideally situated in each destination. Private transfers to and from the airport to your hotel included on every tour.

Nights 1 & 2: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin – The 4 Star Camden Court Hotel boasts an envious location in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. We’re walking distance from some of the city’s top landmarks

Nights 3 & 4: Hotel Minella, Clonmel –  Owned by the Nallen family since opening in 1962, Hotel Minella is an elegantly furnished country house on the banks of the River Suir bordered by the Comeragh Mountains

Nights 5 & 6: Park Hotel, Killarney – The Killarney Park Hotel is one of the finest 5 star hotels that Ireland has to offer, perfectly located in the heart of Killarney steps away from Main Street.  

Nights 7 & 8: Galway Area Hotel (TBD) – A 4 star Galway area hotel within driving distance to the busting city of Galway and the gorgeous rugged terrain of Connemara.


In order to be as accommodating and flexible as possible, the group tours do not include airfare. Your flight arrangements are up to you. Tour members will fly into Dublin Airport (DUB) arriving August 31, 2023 and departing Shannon Airport (SNN) September 9, 2023. For those arriving and departing on the tour dates a private transfer from the airports will be arranged. Guests are also welcome to arrive early for a pre-stay if they wish. Your tour host, Jack, can assist with booking airfare and any pre or post stays as needed.

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