Landscape and mythology intertwine into fantastical ambiance during your family Ireland tour bringing captivating regional stories to life. From dramatic castles to epic cliffs built by giants, to barren fields home to a legendary battle between brothers, Ireland immerses you in the marvels of history and the enchanting scenery explained through folklore. Travel between Northern and Southern Ireland, and along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will discover preserved ruins, opulent estates, and fascinating...
Trim – Arrive in Dublin and Discover the Legends of Trim Castle
The ancient Book of Kells has amassed legendary status on display in the permanent exhibition at Trinity College. The River Liffey brushes against the banks of Dublin winding through the city. Buskers perform on Grafton Street with charm and grace amid the preserved Georgian architecture towering over the cobbled lanes. Dublin has a mythology all of its own brimming form pubs sharing folkloric songs and spinning yarns about Oscar Wilde with a bust decorating Merrion Square. Your private transfer greets the family upon arrival at Dublin Airport before escorting you out of the bustling city to Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman fortification at Trim’s Castle.
The castle was established in 1173 and rebuilt around the early 13th century. Narrow steep stairs wind around the towering turrets reaching the tower. The heritage town retains a sense of beauty in view of the castle doorstep. The scent of delicious bread, cakes, and pies emanates from a bakery working at the heart of town. Your guide introduces the family to the story of Fionn McCumhaill, also known as Finn McCool, who burned his thumb cooking a salmon for his master. By tasting the salmon first, Fionn gained all the knowledge in the world.
County Louth – Explore Historic Battles on a Cycling Tour Leading North
Dunseverick – Uncover the Dramatic Cliffs and Legends of Northern Ireland
Banagher – Visit Banagher Church Traversing County Derry-Londonderry
Tory Island – Relish Beauty, Mythology, and Dramatic Charm on Tory Island
County Sligo – Traverse Knocknarea Mountain and Maeve’s Cairn in Sligo
County Mayo – Discover the History and Mythological Mysteries of Mayo
County Kerry – Explore Unique Beauty around the Ring of Kerry
County Kerry – Depart for Home
- Bask in the intense grandeur of the basalt pillar cliffs making the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland
- Traverse a rope bridge situated 100 feet above crashing waves to reach a small, rugged island off the northern coast
- Discover beehive stone homes and windswept cliffs on Skellig Michael, recently featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Wander around the Stone Age megalithic tomb and village ruins at Céide Fields representing the oldest discovered field systems in the world
- Listen to the captivating songs telling the stories of Ireland and the secluded landscape of Tory Island off the northwest coastline
- Ascend to the top of the monolithic hill of Knocknarea for a good-luck pebble in view of Queen Maeve’s Cairn
- Enjoy the majestic scenery around the Ring of Kerry at Glenbeigh, a town from which Fionn McCumhaill ventured to the Land of the Young
Your 9-day family-friendly Ireland tour is perfect for children interested in mythology and active exploration or eager to experience new cultures and discover exciting scenery. Travel between Northern and Southern Ireland in search of the fascinating tales shaping contemporary stories of expressing the details of Irish history. Spend time opulent castles, explore pristine estates, and wander through charming towns combining the subtle charm of local life with the larger than life wonders of the preserved, celebrated folklore.
Your Ireland vacation begins with your arrival at Dublin Airport. You will spend each night venturing to new and exciting destinations spanning the breadth of the Emerald Isle guided by myths and legends, with elegant towns and vibrant ruins thrown in. Before crossing into Northern Ireland, you will explore Trim Castle and Arlee uncovering the stories of Fionn McCumhaill’s salmon of knowledge and the battle for the Brown Bull of Cooley. Ross is the border into Northern Ireland reaching County Antrim and the tale of Deirdre of the Sorrows, as well as St. Murrough O’Heany’s tussle with the Last Serpent of Ireland.
You cross back into the territory of Southern Ireland exploring the Wild Atlantic Way wandering along the northern seaboard at Tory Island. Learn about the Balor of the Evil Eye while listening to the thrilling music expressing the spirit of the secluded landscape. Travel south into County Sligo for the origin story of the Brown Bull of Cooley emerging from the summit of Knocknarea Mountain with the legend of Queen Maeve. Discover the gorgeous scenery of County May and the ancient race of Irish warriors who fought the undefeatable Tuatha Dé Danann at Cong before once again following in the footsteps of Fionn McCumhaill around the Ring of Kerry connecting to the quiet seaside town of Glenbeigh. The legends of Ireland act like a map to illustrious landscape, ancient ruins, and captivating history interspersed with bustling cities and pleasant towns the entire family will enjoy.
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$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
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