HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND

Dublin .  Galway . Cliffs of Moher . Killarney . Cork 
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We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delightful nine-day adventure to the Emerald Isle. Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, traditional music in a local pub... seriously, it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Irish than this. We mix the essential sites and time in the villages to really round out the experience. Even if Ireland isn’t the Old Country for you, this trip will make you feel as though you’re back home.

Maximum 16 travelers in each group. 

from $2099
per person sharing

9

days

PRICE INCLUDES:

8 nights accommodation
Transportation in coach between destinations and to/from activities
Driver/guide
Cliff of Moher visit
Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way
Ring of Kerry excursion
Cork orientation walk
8 breakfasts

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:
Giveback: Planeterra

ITINERARY:
DEPARTURES: May through October

Day 1: Dublin

Transferred to your hotel on arrival. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting - optional touring is available - but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your guide will review the details of your tour. 

Accommodation: The Fleet Street Hotel

Day 2: Dublin

Take a free day to roam the cobblestone streets of this historic city. There's plenty to see and do in Dublin, and we want to make sure that you have some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like exploring Temple Bar, whisky tasting at the Jameson Distillery, or discover the eerie history of Kilmainham Gaol prison. Your guide has more ideas if you need them (B)

Accommodation: The Fleet Street Hotel

Day 3: Galway

Travel to Ireland's west coast to Galway. Set off on a guided walking tour before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the city's colorful streets and bohemian atmosphere.(B)

Accommodation: Jurys Inn

Day 4; Galway

Travel to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher.  Set off on a half day hike along the cliffs, with a maximum height of 702' above the Atlantic. Take in the incredible views as you trek along the cliff's edge. Visit the tower near the midpoint and look out into the sea beyond. This is a great spot to take some fantastic photos of the panoramic view. Gaze out at the splendor before returning to Galway for the evening. Opt for a night out at the local pub. (B)

Accommodation:  Jurys Inn

Day 5: Killarney

Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park or Muckross House. Or, take a guided tour of Ross Castle for a small fee.   (B)

Accommodation: Countess House

Day 6: Killarney | Ring of Kerry

Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town. (B)

Accommodation: Countess House

Day 7: Cork

Spend a morning in Killarney before traveling to Cork. Set out on a guided orientation walk. Cork is known for its many universities, theaters, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafés lining the streets. Make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two – Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork.  (B)

Accommodation: Gabriel Guesthouse

Day 8: Dublin

Return to Dublin for departure. (B)

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