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Journey Through Fabled Landscapes in a Dream Car.

Duration: 7 days

Tour highlights:

  • 5 days of driving on winding routes like the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Beara and the Old Military Road
  • Unspoiled landscapes from the rugged coast over endless green hills to the Wicklow Mountains
  • Overnight stays in fine hotels with their own unique styles
  • Whiskey tasting with top-shelf blends and Irish single malts – followed by a visit to a whiskey distillery

Steep cliffs atop rugged coasts. Mystical islands off idyllic coves. Picturesque lakes in the midst of breathtaking landscapes. Ireland is abundant with unforgettable scenery. Fortresses and castles shrouded in legend will cast a spell over you – much like the convivial and music-filled pub culture. Discover the green homeland of leprechauns and fairies, and of the warm and welcoming Irish people, behind the wheel of a Porsche.

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Your itinerary

Day 1
Dublin

Céad míle fáilte: A hundred thousand welcomes! You may well hear this traditional greeting after your arrival at Dublin Airport and transfer to The Shelbourne. The hospitality of the Irish is as legendary as their island. The historic and elegant 5-star hotel in the heart of Dublin welcomes you with a sensational view of St. Stephen's Green – the city's most beautiful park. Following an equally warm welcome from the Travel Experience team, a first joint dinner offers you an opportunity to share your joyful anticipation of the upcoming trip.

Did you know...? The Shelbourne is an establishment with a rich history. It has been at the heart of the Irish capital’s cultural and social life for 200 years. For example, the Irish Constitution was drawn up in Room 112 in 1922. And the hotel is also mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Day 2
Dublin – Adare

In the morning, you may start to feel the full impact of Ireland’s magical appeal. Following an excellent breakfast to warm up, it is straight to the starting point of your tour, where a number of the latest Porsche models are ready for departure. Time to start your engines. Their sound may be even more beautiful than Ireland’s renowned folk music. Then onto the motorway, heading for the west coast. After a pit stop for a typical Irish lunch, you will be hungry for more sights – and the onward journey through a bizarre limestone landscape will provide immediate satisfaction. The Burren delivers what its name promises: a “stony place” with endless caves, holy wells, Celtic crosses and ruins. A neo-Gothic 19th century castle is home to the first leg’s destination: the 5-star hotel Adare Manor. For a lark, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting on the luxury resort’s extensive grounds. At the elegant dinner in The Carriage House, the hotel’s chef de cuisine goes above and beyond to cater your tastes.

Did you know...? The Adare Manor hotel is an example of a so-called “Calendar House”. 365 windows, 52 chimneys, 7 stone pillars and 4 towers represent the numbers of days and weeks in a year, days in a week and seasons in a year, respectively. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, it was voted Ireland’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards.

Day 3
Adare – Dingle Peninsula – Killarney

In Ireland, the hallowed “drive to the countryside” takes on a completely new meaning – especially on your way to the Dingle Peninsula on the third day of the trip. The green mountains and endless plateaus are positively strewn with ancient monuments whose origins are lost in the mists of time. After a rustic midday meal, you will quickly realise that Ireland’s magnificence increases with every turn. The Slea Head Drive – a section of the Wild Atlantic Way – is the country’s most scenic road. Breathtaking vistas vie for attention with forts, stone circles and beehive huts. However, the ever-present sheep only have eyes for the lush grass. At a stop along the way, a farmer and his sheepdogs are happy to demonstrate their skilful work. The Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range provides the backdrop for the colour of the day to switch from green to blue, at the unspoiled shores of the Killarney Lower Lake. After a short rest, The Europe Hotel & Resort invites you to partake of lively dinner conversations about your new impressions at the Panorama Restaurant.

Did you know...? Killarney is not just famous for its picturesque surroundings. In 1961, it was immortalised by Bing Crosby in the song “Christmas in Killarney” on his legendary “White Christmas” album. It is also where Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender grew up as the son of a German father and an Irish mother.

Day 4
Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Kenmare

The morning promises fresh, Irish mountain air. Time to enjoy the performance of your Porsche on a mountain pass. The Gap of Dunloe winds its way between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range and the Purple Mountain. After a light lunch, your trip continues over the Skellig Ring, part of the Ring of Kerry. A stop at the Kerry Cliffs offers an impressive view of a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Skellig Michael. It is one of two remote islands originally inhabited by monks seeking inner contemplation and outer seclusion. As you would expect, you will enjoy much more comfortable accommodation at The Sheen Falls Lodge just outside Kenmare. The Relais & Châteaux hotel in the style of a country house is located right beside the picturesque Sheen waterfalls. Enjoy an exclusive whiskey tasting before the evening meal at the hotel’s restaurant The Falls. There is no more intensive way to discover this unique country with your palate.

Did you know...? Irish whiskeys are particularly mild with a very delicate aroma. The secret to their taste lies in the triple distillation. Their light character and creamy mouthfeel make Irish whiskeys equally popular with dabblers and aficionados alike.

Day 5
Kenmare – Midleton – Ardmore

Thundering waves crashing onto lonely beaches. Narrow and winding roads nestled into rugged mountains. Mysterious places, home to many a legendary figure. Ireland cannot help but present itself in its most original form. For example, the morning’s ascent to the Caha Pass – a section of the Ring of Beara – traces a sweeping arc and reveals an unequalled view of the Caha Mountains and Bantry Bay. An exquisite lunch sets you up for the onward journey to the southern coast. In Midleton, the proud Irish reveal a few of their most delicious secrets during a tour of the venerable Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Although you may find it difficult to resist after the previous day’s taster, your onward journey makes up for this small sacrifice. The destination for today’s journey finally appears atop the Ardmore cliffs: the modern Cliff House Hotel. The hotel’s recommendation before enjoying an aperitif and evening meal? Go for the Ardmore Cliff Walk. This one-hour walk will take you past holy wells, ancient lookout points, a ruined cathedral, and a shipwreck. Ireland is truly a delight for all the senses.

Did you know...? The Ardmore Cliff Walk is the site of one of Ireland’s oldest and most beautiful round towers – the Ardmore Round Tower. The structure, around 30 metres high, is decorated with unusual stone courses at the level of the individual storeys. It is directly adjacent to St. Declan’s Church, a cathedral known for the sculptures and blind arcades of its western outer façade.

Day 6
Ardmore – Wicklow Mountains National Park – Dublin

After enjoying a substantial breakfast, you will head back to the east coast and Dublin. Although the end of your trip is on the horizon, each mile on the road offers something else for you to discover. This day is one of driving pleasure punctuated by sensations of taste. And so, a wonderful lunch is followed by a trip into the remote Wicklow Mountains. The Old Military Road is sure to set your heart racing – just like the sight of the steep mountainsides, rolling hills, vast bogs and clear rivers. Upon your return, it is time to say goodbye to your high-powered travelling companion. After the transfer to The Shelbourne, there is one last chance to enjoy an evening together in Dublin. You will have enough time before dinner to explore the area surrounding the 5-star-hotel. Your day ends in a nearby pub, accompanied by dancing and Irish folk music – as well as indulging in unforgettable memories with hearty food.

Did you know...? The word ‘pub’ is short for ‘public house’. Until the 17th century, these popular meeting places were also called taverns or ale houses. Often, they had concise names based on animal or place names, which could be effectively depicted on signs. The purpose of this was to make it easier for those who could not read to identify the premises. From the 14th century on, this practice was compulsory in England.

Day 7
Dublin

As the seventh day of your trip is dawning, the inevitable farewell comes closer. However, there is still one final highlight awaiting you in the form of a guided tour through Dublin’s fair city. The Irish capital integrates past and present into a harmonious whole – thanks to the unique blend of long streets combining Georgian buildings and modern architecture. Busy Grafton Street offers you a wealth of exclusive shopping opportunities before your return home. Unfortunately, your moment of farewell can only be delayed for a few hours. Once you head to the airport, the trip will not only have created once-in-a-lifetime memories, but probably also a firm intention: ‘Slán go fóill’, Éire! See you soon, Ireland!

Did you know...? One of Dublin’s more recent landmarks is dryly called “the world’s tallest toothpick” by the locals. The monument in question – the Spire by British architect Ian Ritchie – is a 123-metre -high stainless steel structure in front of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, erected in 2003.


Single room upon request (see additional information)


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Contact Information

For more information, please call
+49 (0) 711 508 705 39
or email porschetravelexperience@sporttotal.com

Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:
16 persons

Package includes:

  • 5 days driving experience in a provided Porsche
    (2 persons per vehicle)
  • Transfer from/to Dublin Airport
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Visit to a farm
  • Whiskey tasting
  • Guided Ardmore Cliff Walk
  • Visit to a whiskey distillery
  • Guided tour of Dublin
  • 6 nights’ accommodation including breakfast:
    • 2 nights at The Shelbourne
    • 1 night at the Adare Manor
    • 1 night at The Europe Hotel & Resort
    • 1 night at the Sheen Falls Lodge
    • 1 night at the Cliff House Hotel
  • 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Luggage shuttle
  • Porsche Experience package

For single room registrations (9.990,00 € p.p.) please contact the Porsche Travel Experience team.