Lush landscapes, charming traditions, sublime coastline, and all the space you need for a mother-daughter escape will be yours on this Irish adventure. Experience dancing and storytelling, explore remote islands and rugged parks, soak in the Gaelic mysteries and savor the scenery. Ireland is a wonderful place to have quiet time to relax, but also has the lively energy of a country that always enchants and entertains. Discover Dublin and Country Wicklow, uncover the coast from Killarney, and explore...
Dublin – Settling Into Dublin’s Color and Charm
Dublin is all color and charm as a small city with compelling energy. Touch down, and you will be whisked off into its atmosphere. Locals greet strangers, strangers become friends, and you can hardly believe that this is a capital city. You will stay at a boutique hotel in the center of Dublin, a quiet little place run in true Irish tradition. You will experience genuine hospitality, plenty of peace, and a nice chat with the owner over breakfast the next morning. This first evening, you will probably want to catch up, especially if you have not seen each other for a while, and many restaurants and bars can be found within easy walking distance as you settle in.
Dublin – The Highlights of Dublin Plus an Irish Dancing Performance
Dublin – Exploring Newgrange and Knowth: Irish Storytelling
Dublin – A Day Trip to the Garden of Ireland in County Wicklow
Killarney – A Leisure Mother and Daughter Cross-Country Trip
Killarney – Hiking and Wandering in Killarney National Park
Killarney – The Best of the Dingle Peninsula
Galway – Ireland’s Astonishing Coastline
Galway – Escaping to the Aran Islands
Galway – Mother, Daughter and the Desolate Beauty of Connemara
Shannon – Departure
- Be enchanted by the Irish storytelling tradition
- Explore the lush valleys and mist-shrouded forests of County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland
- Escape to the remote and rugged Aran Islands, a place of silence and quiet moments together
- Discover Ireland’s famous coastline, enjoying a day on the Dingle Peninsula and another at the Cliffs of Moher
- Find the beautiful heart of Dublin on a historical walking tour
- Uncover Gaelic and stone-age mysteries, like the Rock of Cashel, Knowth and Dunbeg Fort
- Spend a day in Killarney National Park, and another in Connemara
- Stay in converted castles and sublime boutique hotels
Ireland provides both the time and space for an ideal mother and daughter getaway. Nothing is rushed in Ireland, and you will feel the benefits of slowing down. Soporific landscapes stretch far beyond the horizon, and it often will feel that you are the only two people around. Memorable moments come in converted castles, Gaelic ruins, national parks, and cliff-lined coastlines. Encountering local people is always a highlight, whether in a local village or as part of a storytelling experience. You will stroll through a thousand shades of green and travel to remote and barren islands. And most memorably, there’s that Gaelic enchantment that makes Ireland one of the world’s great destinations for relaxing travel.
This handcrafted mother and daughter tour is split across three unique destinations: Dublin, Killarney, and Galway. Accommodations are in small boutique hotels and in converted castles that will delight. Local experiences are dotted throughout, from Irish dancing to traditional villages where they still speak Gaelic. At certain times there is real energy, Ireland quick to whisk you off for an hour or two. At other times there is silence, a beautiful silence that gives you a chance to be together without interruption.
Fly to Dublin and spend your first nights in the capital city. The first day will be leisurely to allow time to get over the flight and catch up if you have not seen each other for a long time. The second day is all about the city, from Trinity College and the Book of Kells to a typical dancing performance. Spend the next day in the Valley of the Boyne, where sacred prehistoric sites create mysterious and magical tales. Move next to County Wicklow, the Irish garden that is greener than anywhere else, and also full of monasteries and brooding forest. Each night, you will return to Dublin, where storytelling and lively street scenes are part of the experience.
The journey to Killarney is sublime, past the Rock of Cashel and the history of St Patrick. Settle into a castle hotel and explore the grounds, perhaps hiking or horseback riding around the picturesque surroundings. The next day is dedicated to Killarney National Park, where lakes are iridescent beneath jagged peaks, and an imposing castle makes for a timeless photo. Travel to the Dingle Peninsula next, through the mountains, beaches, ruins and Gaelic villages. As with all the day trips, the pace will be leisurely, as nothing has ever been rushed on this quiet green island.
Ireland’s most famous sight is the Cliffs of Moher, visited on a coastal drive to Galway the next day. You will now have traversed all of the well-known stretches of the Atlantic Ocean coast, so you can head a little off the beaten track by spending a day on the Aran island of Inishmore. Ruggedly beautiful and wonderfully desolate, the island epitomizes the Irish appeal with both peaceful quiet and also a sense of adventure. Your final full day will bring you to Connemara, another of those mysterious landscapes that make Ireland so special. Stop at Kylemore Abbey, visit the market at Clifden, stand beneath the church spires and wonder at it all.
$5,715 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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