The Best Of Ireland
Dublin, Belfast, Bushmills, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Gweedore, Enniskillen, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny
It's time to experience the beauty and culture of Ireland, passed down through generations and reborn in the modern era. See Dublin from a different perspective during a walking tour with a guide who was formerly affected by homelessness. Cruise through the streets of Belfast in a vintage taxicab, pausing at poignant murals and the Peace Wall. Explore the rugged landscape of Glenveagh National Park. Be enchanted by traditional Irish stories told by a local seanchaí. Make the most of a day on your own in Galway to experience all this lively city has to offer. Savor a homemade lunch during your visit to an organic apple orchard. Discover a rocky isle of rolling green hills, music-filled pubs, and a storied past.
Our prices start from3,799 LAND ONLY
15 Days • GUIDED • 21 MealsOperated Tour
- 13 nights accommodation
- 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Rocky coasts, animated pubs, a storied past, and endless green hills – where else but Ireland? Experience the country like never before, visiting the traditional sites you'd expect as well as a few off-the-beaten-path spots you couldn't find on your own. Connect with the locals, connect with your roots, and connect with the Emerald Isle.
Day 2 - Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Your Irish adventure starts in Dublin, built upon layered history and featuring a lively local culture. Peek into the capital's past at The Little Museum of Dublin, following a storyteller through the historic home filled with artifacts, memorabilia, and other charms. This evening, toast the start of your journey with dinner at a local restaurant. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Dublin
Start your morning with an Impact Moment and walk with an expert from Secret Street Tours, a non-profit that trains citizens formerly affected by homelessness to be guides in their own city. See the city through their eyes and gain insight into their life story as you discover Dublin's Liberties district. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Dublin - Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning cross the border into Northern Ireland and arrive in Belfast. Cruise through town in a traditional black taxicab with a guide, taking in different murals along the way. Pause at the Peace Wall, which separates the Catholic and Protestant communities, adorned with political graffiti. Personalize your dining experience tonight with Diner's Choice! Perhaps you'll cook your meal with an expert chef, or consider a unique whiskey paired dinner, or maybe you'll dine on some local seafood at a nearby restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5 - Belfast - Bushmills - Giant's Causeway - Belfast
Get a taste of the local culture at Bushmills Distillery, a staple in the whiskey industry for over 400 years. Tour the distillery with an expert and indulge in a tasting of the signature smooth flavors. After some free time on your own, walk in the footsteps of mystical legends at the ethereal Giant's Causeway. Take in the hexagonal basalt slabs, formed by gargantuan beasts crossing the crashing waves according to legend. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6 - Belfast - Derry - Gweedore, Ireland
Make your way to Derry, a growing artistic and cultural hub, and site of the infamous Bloody Sunday massacre. Delve into the city's local history on a guided tour before continuing on to Glenveagh National Park. Embark on an expert-led tour of park's 19th-century Glenveagh Castle, nestled along the shore of Lough Veagh. End your day in Gweedore, a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) in County Donegal. Connect with an age-old heritage when an esteemed seanchaí – a traditional Gaelic storyteller – joins you for dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - Gweedore
Decide how to spend your morning because it's your choice! Explore family-owned oyster beds with a local expert, visiting the sandy nests and sampling the freshly shucked delicacy -OR- embark on a scenic nature walk along Dungloe River, keeping an eye out for the birdlife and other scurrying critters. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you'll enjoy an optional dinner with live music at Leo's Tavern, owned by the family of the famous singer Enya. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 8 - Gweedore - Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Continue along the Wild Atlantic Way, where dramatic coastlines push against rugged coasts and rocky cliffs. Travel back in time to 18th-century Ireland when you visit the thatched cottages of Glencolmcille, a folk village maintained by the local community of southeast Donegal. Continue on to Donegal Town and enjoy time to shop and explore at your leisure. This afternoon, check into your hotel for a leisurely stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9 - Enniskillen - Galway
Arrive in Galway, a lively city of medieval relics and modern flare. Explore the city with a local foodie, highlighting how Galway's cuisine breaks the stereotype of traditional Irish food. After getting a taste of what that the city has to offer, enjoy the remainder of the day on your own. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 10 - Galway
The day is yours. Perhaps you'll pop into a pub for a drink with the locals, or peruse one of the city's many museums, or even go shopping along bustling Quay Street. Consider taking an optional tour to Kylemore Abbey, where you'll drive through Connemara National Park before embarking on an expert-led tour of the monastery. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 11 - Galway - Cliffs Of Moher - Killarney
Peek into Irish culture at a sheep farm, where you'll watch a dog-herding demonstration and meet the friendly canine workers. Experience the Ireland you've always imagined at the Cliffs of Moher, where mossy cliffs plunge 700 feet into the ocean. After visiting one of the country's most beloved sites, arrive in the dynamic city of Killarney. Enjoy time to get settled on your own. Perhaps you'll wander down the main street of restaurants and boutique shops, or explore the verdant Killarney National Park on the edge of town. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 12 - Killarney - Ring Of Kerry - Killarney
Spend the day discovering the renowned Ring of Kerry. As you take in the scenic coastlines and weathered stones, pause for an Impact Moment at a seaweed farm. Roam the beach with local experts, learning about conservation efforts and how seaweed was used during the famine. After returning to Killarney, the rest of the day is yours. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 13 - Killarney - Kilkenny
Immerse yourself in nature at the family-owned Highbank Orchards. Green leaves and tangy scents waft through the air as you pass through the organic farm via tractor, enjoying samples of homemade syrups, ciders, and apple spirits. Continue on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland's most charming cities, and uncover the city's storied past at the Medieval Mile Museum. Explore this converted-church with a local guide, learning about Norman relics and local witch trials. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 14 - Kilkenny
This morning, it's your choice! Enjoy a leisurely day to explore the town and Kilkenny Castle on your own -OR- travel just outside of town to the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century. You will also attend a captivating demonstration at a family-owned glass company and learn about the important role Kilkenny plays in Irish design and craftsmanship. No matter what activities fill your day, come together in the evening for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Sláinte! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 15 - Kilkenny - Tour Ends
Wish the Emerald Isle goodbye as you depart for home. Today breakfast will be included.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on June 8, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,000.
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