From wild Atlantic cliffs to soporific green valleys, Ireland is a haven for all senior travelers who love the outdoors. This ten-day journey will absorb all the famous landscapes, such as the Burren, Connemara, Giant’s Causeway, and Cliffs of Moher. These are combined with offbeat wonders like those in County Donegal, so every day will create a new connection with nature. Private guides mean that you can explore at your pace and select the adventures best suited to your mood and fitness. This...
Ennis – Overnight in Old-World Ireland
Friary ruins and weather-beaten bricks dominate the scene in Ennis. This old Irish town is home to many quintessential preconceptions. Gaelic music slips out from traditional pubs, and green hills provide a backdrop to church spires and lanes of cobble. There is a sense that times moves slower here, especially in the evenings. Ennis is a very relaxed town and is an excellent home base after you have come off the long flight. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the town, where your guide will provide a short introductory tour. Another highlight of Ennis is that everything that you could want is within short walking distance. You can take a stroll and choose from a plethora of different places to dine.
Ennis – Exploring the Cliffs of Moher
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Connemara – Cultural and Natural Highlights
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County Mayo – The Castle-Studded Road to County Mayo
Killybegs – Glenveagh National Park and the Donegal Outdoors
Derry – Dazzling Natural Highlights of Northwestern Ireland
Derry – Discovering Giant’s Causeway
Belfast – Black Taxi Tour and Departure
- Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway and stroll upon Ireland’s volcanic past
- Explore Connemara, which is Ireland’s wildest and most dramatic landscape, for two days
- Ease into the Irish experience with an exhilarating trip to the Cliffs of Moher.
- Explore a strange Neolithic history during a handcrafted day at the Burren
- Make a connection with Irish culture, especially in Derry and Galway
- Venture off the beaten track in County Donegal, which is a magnificent destination for all nature lovers
- Discover Irish castles and stand upon wild Atlantic beaches
- Indulge in a black taxi tour through Ireland’s recent history
- Tailor each day to your energy levels and take your pick from the best hiking trails for visitors
Postcards have forever simplified Ireland’s magical landscapes. They all tend to show the same angle, so places like the Cliffs of Moher or Giant’s Causeway are made to seem smaller than they actually are. No Irish postcard can fully showcase the scale and space that exists here, nor can a postcard even hint at the number of different options that are available for visitors. There are hundreds of different trails that you can walk and hundreds of little places for going off the beaten track. This handcrafted tour is all about choice, and with private guides with you nearly every step of the way, you can plan each day based on your interests, fitness, and energy levels. You can choose to walk a little further, try something more active, or you can slow down and explore more from your private vehicle.
It is in Western Ireland where the most lusciously extravagant landscapes can be found. You will fly to Shannon and spend the first three nights in Ennis, which is a charming old town that is imbued with Irish heritage. Day two will be dedicated to the Cliffs of Moher, which is the most famous of all Irish landscapes. Then, on day three, you will discover the Burren, which is a mythical landscape of strange lunar stone and Neolithic tombs. The Burren is also a great example of the options that a private tour can create. You can visit some of the portal tombs and most photogenic landscapes without needing to walk very far, but if you do want a pleasant walk, you can easily find a superb collection of hiking trails.
After a short stop in the city of Galway, you will spend nights four and five in Connemara, which is a vast national park that is studded with green and old-world highlights. You can discover its culture and feel the atmosphere of a forgotten world with Kylemore Abbey being just one of the delightful places to stop. Days six and seven will take you off the beaten track to County Mayo and County Donegal, which do not see many visitors but are home to breathtaking coastal landscapes and the raw appeal of the outdoors. You will visit remote castles and ruins, find superb windswept beaches, and explore Glenveagh, which is the country’s largest national park.
You will complete your vacation in the far north. You will be staying in Derry, which is a sublime city that has a complicated history and many stories to share. Here, you will search for dolphins, wander around forts, and enjoy a stunning coastal drive between Donegal and Derry. Day nine will be all about Giant’s Causeway, which is perhaps the strangest of all Irish landscapes and certainly is a place that evokes rugged, Atlantic wilderness. While the famous attraction is to follow in the footsteps of fictional giant Finn McCool, your guide knows many hidden spots that you can explore as well. You will then depart from Belfast after a black taxi tour of the city’s recent history.
All transfers and tours are private, and not only can you choose where to go based on your guide’s suggestions, but you can also choose when to go. This mode of travel is ideal for senior visitors who are wanting to explore the outdoors. The days can be short, long, easy, or adventurous. Accommodations have been handpicked for senior travelers and are mostly boutique guesthouses that emanate a rustic, Irish charm. These are welcoming places where you can relax in bucolic surroundings while still soaking up the local culture and heritage.
Consider reading some of our travelers’ Ireland tour reviews for more ideas to perfect your dream Ireland vacation.
$5,195 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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