Ten lifetimes spent in Ireland would still not be enough to experience this amazing country, but that shouldn’t keep you from seeing it all. Riding with a local in incomparable comfort, taking in the finest of Erin’s sights and sounds, basking in her unparalleled magic and majesty: this is the vacation you’ve spent your whole life waiting for.
Dublin - Arrival in Dublin
Today sees you into the capital of incredible Ireland, a true world city that has taken its place among the literary centers of Europe. After arriving in the sleek and modern international terminal at Dublin International, you’ll be wowed by the luxuriousness of the Executive Caravelle that will take you all across this beautiful country, replete with space and amenities and featuring a knowledgeable and engaging driver who will be with you for all of your adventures.
The rest of the day is dedicated to exploring this fantastic metropolis, populated by a diverse and unforgettable citizenry of pub-goers and theatergoers, writers, wits, patriots, and poets. Enjoy the wide streets and graceful promenades of Dublin south of the River Liffey, including the elegant campus of Trinity College, the graceful and serene St. Stephen’s Green, and the stops for high culture and high fashion on Dawson, Kildare, and Grafton streets. You’ll cruise by Dublin Castle, an aged and rugged stone fortress dominating South Dublin and embodying the former might of the British Crown in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the national church of Ireland, and Phoenix Park, central greenery which dwarfs Central Park and which received a Papal Mass in 1979.
And, of course, no trip to Dublin would be complete without visiting the storehouse of its most famous export, Guinness stout. Though no longer the site for brewing, the Storehouse features an excellent exhibit on the history of Guinness, its unique production methods, and a stunning conclusion as you enjoy a perfectly poured pint, served eight stories up with 360-degree views of Dublin and its environs.
Kinsale - Tacking South and West from the Capital City
Kinsale - Exploring the Irish West
Tralee - Western Cork and the Far End of the Island
County Kerry - Experiencing the Beauty of County Kerry
Galway City - Across the Shannon and Up the Western Coast
Connemara - The Heart of the Gaeltecht
Dublin - Back to Dublin
Dublin - Returning Home
- Drive across the full expanse of Ireland in a luxurious transport, complete with a friendly, adventurous and informed driver
- Tour fantastic Dublin, from the lawns at Trinity College to the hub of Grafton’s Street, and from the reverence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the joviality at the Guinness Storehouse
- Enjoy the undulating scenery of County Wicklow and the incandescent crystal at Waterford before arriving in Kinsale, the epicurean center of Ireland
- Discover life in Ireland in the 18th Century at Cobh’s Queenstown Experience and test the legend of the Blarney Stone just outside Cork city
- Head to the edge of the island at Bantry Bay and along the breathtaking Ring of Kerry
- Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon and drive the coast to the iconic Cliffs of Moher
- Lose yourself in the allure of Celtic life at Galway and in the ancient region of Connemara
With its unimaginable scenery and unparalleled hospitality, the Republic of Ireland offers a myriad of experiences that are unlike any on Earth. From Dublin to Cork to Galway and more, this nine-day tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore this remarkable island of proud rebels and warrior poets, of high style and soaring sights, and filled with the euphonious melodies echoing from your favorite pub.
Arrive in Dublin before setting on a scenic drive through this immaculate country, from renowned Waterford in the south to the up-and-coming village of Kinsale in the west. Reach the far end of Ireland at Beara Peninsula and kiss the famous Blarney Stone in County Cork. Cruise across the Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, and up the Atlantic coast past the staggering Cliffs of Moher. And experience true Irish life in the heart of the rugged Irish west, from Galway to Connemara.
From the canvases of oil paintings to the celluloid of motion pictures, Ireland has become a byword for the ultimate destination for lovers of the powerful splendor of nature. Hers is a beauty that is as varied as it is well-known, and as stirring as it is ubiquitous; and while you might have seen the pictures, there really is no other way to fully appreciate this singular nation than to experience it first-hand.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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