Scenic Ireland

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No rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, or four-leaf clover can bring the good fortune that awaits on this grand and mostly undiscovered vacation to Ireland. On our most in-depth tour of this rolling green paradise, you’ll experience the luck of the Irish at every scenic turn. Making a full loop around the Emerald Isle—including Northern Ireland—you’ll see the cliffs, c...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Limerick : Welcome dinner
    • Cliffs of moher : Savor the spectacular views
    • Rathbaun farm: See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
    • Galway : Orientation
    • Connemara : Visit a marble workshop
    • Kylemore : Visit the Benedictine abbey
    • Westport : Visit this heritage townDERRY
    • County antrim : Visit Giant’s Causeway
    • Belfast : Guided “Living History” tour; visit the Titanic Experience, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle and enjoy morning coffeeCARLINGFORD
    • Dublin : Orientation drive

What's this trip about?

    No rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, or four-leaf clover can bring the good fortune that awaits on this grand and mostly undiscovered vacation to Ireland. On our most in-depth tour of this rolling green paradise, you’ll experience the luck of the Irish at every scenic turn. Making a full loop around the Emerald Isle—including Northern Ireland—you’ll see the cliffs, castles, and thatched-roof countryside Eire is known for as well as its coastal ports, medieval villages, and soulful cities. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience where the ill-fated ship was built, and soak in the atmosphere in the lively pubs of Dublin where Irish history is still the topic du jour. Your stroke of luck continues as you stop to bake scones at a quaint Irish farm, take a private boat to beautiful Garinish Island, and meet the legendary crystal makers in Waterford. The fun that awaits is crystal clear.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK
End CityLIMERICK

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Belfast
  • Connemara
  • Cork
  • Derry
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK

Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Day 2: LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–CLIFDEN

Seacliff Rocks & Sheep Flocks CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. RATHBAUN Visit Rathbaun Farm to [LF] try your hand at scone baking to enjoy with coffee and learn about sheep herding on this Irish farm. GALWAY Free time. (Br...

Day 3: CLIFDEN–KYLEMORE–WESTPORT–SLIGO

Abbey Roads & Irish Roses KYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine abbey and gardens. WESTPORT Free time. (Breakfast,Dinner) 116 mi / 190 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Nestled between the woodlands and lakeshore near Galway City, Kylemore Abbey is home t...

Day 4: SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

Ancient Walls and Giant Steps in Northern Ireland DERRY [LF] Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide. GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago. (Breakfast) 203 mi / 328 km

LOCAL FAVORITE HISTORIC SPOT Der...

Day 5: BELFAST

A Grand Ship & Great Sights BELFAST On the “Living History” tour with a Local Guide see City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen’s University, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience, followed by free time this afte...

Day 6: BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN

Belfast’s Big House BELFAST Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle. CARLINGFORD Stop at a village on the Cooley Peninsula. (Breakfast) 121 mi / 200 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Hillsborough Castle is called the “grandest house in County Down” with an e...

Day 7: DUBLIN

Ireland’s Capital City DUBLIN Take a morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty,” you’ll a...

Day 8: DUBLIN–KILKENNY–WATERFORD

Medieval History and Crystal Making Mystery KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s most cosmopolitan yet quaint towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens. WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. (Breakfast,Dinner) 132 mi / 2...

Day 9: WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

Irish Storytelling WATERFORD Take a city walk with a Local Guide. BLARNEY Visit the village and Blarney Castle known for its magical Kissing Stone. (Breakfast,Dinner) 105 mi / 171 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Cut the blarney and hear the history of ho...

Day 10: KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY

Heaven on Earth GARINISH ISLAND [LF] Private boat crossing followed by a walk of the island. RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s spectacular southwestern peninsula. (Breakfast) 100 mi / 158 km

LOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT In the sheltered ...

Day 11: KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO DINGLE PENINSULA

Rugged Good Looks DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and stop in Dingle. KILLARNEY Free time this evening. (Breakfast,Dinner) 107 mi / 172 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES Irish history comes alive on the Dingle Peninsula with a view beyond t...

Day 12: KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK

Irish Eyes & Cheeky Rhymes KILLARNEY Enjoy free time this morning. ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its thatched cottages. LIMERICK Free time. (Breakfast) 68 mi / 110 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PHOTO OPS There once was a town called Adare, with charm that wa...

Day 13: LIMERICK

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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