IRELAND - CITY WALKS & COUNTRY RAMBLES

Dublin .  Kinsale . Killarney . Cliffs of Moher . Galway 
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We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you’re in the market for something more memorable than a pint of green beer, join this delightful nine-day group adventure to the Emerald Isle. Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry (optional), traditional music in a local pub, whiskey and chocolate tasting... seriously, it doesn’t get much more Irish than this. We mix city sights with time in the countryside, and offer optional urban walks and rural rambles for those who like to stretch their legs. Even if Ireland isn’t the Old Country for you, this trip will make you feel as though you’re back home.

Maximum 12 travelers in group. 

from $1999
per person sharing

9

days

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 nights Dublin accommodation
Dublin guided walking tour

2 nights Kinsale accommodation
Kinsale guided walking tour

Torc Loop Walk
2 nights Killarney accommodation
Your choice of full-day Killarney regional tour

2 nights Galway accommodation
Cliffs of Moher guided walk
Whiskey and chocolate tasting
8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 

NOT INCLUDED:

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

 

GRACE NOTES:
Giveback: Irish Wildlife Trust

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Dublin

Arrive at any time, but if you are at the hotel by 6pm, you'll be able to join the Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Dublin

This morning we'll do a walking tour of Dublin, including Trinity College and Book of Kells.   

Afternoon at leisure.  (B)

Day 3: Kinsale

Depart Dublin with a short drive to Kilmainham Gaol Museum, where many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed. We'll tour the Gaol before traveling on to Cashel for lunch and a tour of the Rock Of Cashel, an ancient royal site of the kings of Munster that first attained importance as a fortress. Its origins as a center of power go back to the 4th century. Arrive Kinsale.  Evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 4: Kinsale

This morning, we'll take a half-day guided walking tour of Kinsale and Charles Fort.  

Afternoon at leisure. (B)
 

Suggested options: 

  • Explore Cork City, just a half hour by car or one hour by bus

  • Old Head of Kinsale 4-mile Loop Walk 

Day 5: Kinsale - Killarney

This morning, we'll depart Kinsale for a short drive to Killarney National Park, where we'll take a moderate 1 hr, 1.5 mile walk around the Torc Waterfall loop trail. Then we journey on to Killarney to check in to our hotel by lunch time. The afternoon is yours to explore Killarney's highlights. After dinner, we'll join an Irish whiskey and chocolate pairing experience.  (B, S)

Day 6: Killarney

Today you have your choice of one of three full day tours that explore the wild Irish countryside:

  • Ring of Kerry, including Killarney Lakes and National Park. This tour showcases one of Ireland’s most stunning destinations. Spend time exploring the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the shores of Dingle Bay. You also pass through Ladies View and the Lakes of Killarney on this journey from Killarney to Ring of Kerry.

  • Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, and Inch Beach. Travel through scenic mountain regions and along Ireland’s rocky beaches. Spot ancient huts and historic buildings such as the Gallarus Oratory, visit Dingle Town, and get a splendid view of Slea Head—the most westerly point in Europe.

  • Gap of Dunloe: By bus, optional horse and carriage, and boat, journey through Killarney’s entire National Park. During the tour, passengers will see such sights as the Kate Kearney’s Cottage, the Gap of Dunloe, the Old Weir Bridge and Ross Castle. 

(B)

Day 7: Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Today we depart Killarney for Galway. With a short stop at the Adare Heritage Center, we journey to the Cliffs of Moher for lunch and a 2-3 hour hike.  One of the most outstanding landscapes in Ireland at some 700 feet high, the cliffs afford incredible views of Ireland's coast. Visit the tower near the midpoint and look out to the sea beyond. This is a great spot to take fantastic photos of the panoramic view. On to Galway for arrival in time for dinner. (B, L)

Day 8: Galway

Today is yours to explore all Galway has to offer before our farewell dinner. 

Suggested options: 

  • Get the lay of the city from the Hop On/Hop Off bus, and then dive into the history and culture of the City of the Tribes

  • Take a day tour from Galway City to Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, and along the Wild Atlantic Way

  • Take a day trip Arran Islands  

  • Indulge your inner epicurean on a Galway Food & Drink Walking Tour

  • Explore hidden Ireland with a day tour to Connemara, Cong & Kylemore Abbey

Tonight we will gather over dinner to share stories of what we've seen and bid goodbye to the new friends we've made in Ireland.  (B, D)

Day 9: Depart Dublin

Return to Dublin city or airport.  If flying out today, please do not book flights departing before 1:00pm (B)

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