Irish Honeymoon Tailored for you by Karen Baker of Blissful Honeymoons

I'm so excited to present to you my itinerary for your honeymoon in Ireland. I've taken into account your wishes:

  • Maximizing your trip by seeing as many places as possible
  • Catering to interests of exploring history, scenery and beer
  • Adhering to a budget of $8,000 all expenses included

Enough talk, let's explore! SLAINTE!

You'll depart Dulles the evening of April 9th. After a layover in Newark, you'll fly through the night and arrive in Dublin early the morning of April 10th. You'll have an arrival transfer to your hotel.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Located in the heart of Dublin City within walking distance of exploration of all kinds is The Fitzwilliam. The hotel offers charming, traditional Irish hospitality but in a stylish, contemporary, chic setting. It’s the smartest, friendliest, warmest-welcoming hotel in Dublin.

Your Signature Queen room features a contemporary look and feel with pure white linens on a truly comfortable bed. You'll have free wifi, a private bath, television and individual climate control. And you'll be just steps from shopping, dining, historical sites and parks.

During your four-night stay in Dublin, you'll have time to explore on your own while you adjust to the time change. If you'd like, you can become acquainted with the city via the hop-on-hop-off bus tour. And you'll love your skip-the-line tickets at the Guinness Connoisseur Storehouse. You'll also have a full-day excursion to explore all of the highlights of Northern Ireland - you'll see Belfast, Giant's Causeway, you'll even cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge!

On the 14th, you'll pick up a rental car and travel to County Cork.

The River Lee

Set on a picturesque bend in the river, just a short walk from Cork city centre, The River Lee hotel occupies a unique position in this charming historic city. Ireland’s ‘second city’ is a lively cultural hub with an opera house, independent art galleries, museums and theatres, vibrant nightlife and a growing craft beer scene and hosts several festivals throughout the year – notably culinary, music and film. Additionally it boasts a thriving foodie scene centred on the famous English Market and is ideally placed for visits to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, the historic fishing town of Kinsale and the rest of Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful southern coastline.

Your Deluxe Room offers luxury extras including a Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers, evening turndown service and access to the Executive Lounge, which provides complimentary refreshments throughout the day. You'll enjoy the soothing understated décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath.

During your three-night stay, you'll have time to explore the city and all of County Cork. And you'll have a guided tour of the Middleton Distillery - home of Jameson Whiskey. You'll then drive on to Kilkenny.

The Malton

Originally opened in 1854 & later named The Great Southern Hotel, now The Malton Killarney stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel in Killarney town centre. Surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful gardens right in the centre of bustling Killarney town, within a moment’s walking distance of the sublime Killarney National Park, & favourable located directly adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, The Malton Killarney also presents a truly unrivalled location.

Your Classic Room is bright and spacious, with a view over landscaped gardens. During your stay, you'll love the crisp bed linens, the power shower and the complimentary wifi.

You'll love exploring the town of Kilkenny during your three-night stay. You'll also enjoy exploring the history of Smithwick's - Ireland's oldest brewery (tastings included!). I also recommend a self-guided day trip to the Dingle Peninsula: You'll delight in the steep cliffs, the sandy beaches, rich music history, and the plethora of archaeological sites.

On the 18th, you'll head toward Galway, stopping on the way to visit the amazing Cliffs of Moher where you'll delight in the awe-inspiring views. After that, it's on to Galway, where we've saved the best accommodations for last...

Ashford Castle

Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognised as Ireland’s top hotel destination and once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Discover exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, a wealth of unique activities and a state-of-the-art spa. The extraordinary characters of the castle passionately care about each and every guest experience.

Your Corrib Lakeview Room is the height of comfort, an individual statement of design inspiration featuring wonderful gilt and cream painter tester beds and unique furnishings to provide a stylish sanctuary in which to relax. You'll have the best of everything in this room - right down to the fresh flowers!

Soak up the ambience and opulence of this special castle, once home to royals. You'll stay two nights in this grand castle while exploring Galway.

On the 20th of May, you'll turn in your rental car in the morning and fly home to Dulles, where you'll land after lunch time that same day.


This itinerary is estimated to price at $6,300 USD. I've left plenty of room in your budget for exploring, meals and beer sampling! Price includes round-trip flights from Dulles, 12 nights accommodations, car rental and tours as described above.

Note: All pricing is estimated as flights and accommodations are not yet available for your date. Pricing and availability are subject to change until deposit is paid and itinerary is secured.

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