Heritage and culture will be part of your everyday experience on the Emerald Isle. Whether exploring soaring cliffs, medieval castles, or picturesque towns, you can always feel the Irish atmosphere. From Dublin to Derry, you get a real sense of how and why Ireland is so unique. Few countries are as authentic and unique as Ireland, and this two-week tour will reveal all the key highlights. It is a privately chauffeured journey, so you can travel in style and relax in the island’s most charming...
Dublin – Iconic Introductions
Georgian townhouses stretch through the streets of Dublin, and their faded stone and elegant style make for a postcard view. After landing at Dublin’s international airport, you will be transferred to one of these townhouses. It has been converted into a small boutique hotel and allows you to sleep inside the city’s heritage. Cute touches and time-period architecture further showcase Dublin’s coming of age era, and you should not be too surprised when you see other tourists who are taking photos of your accommodation as you will be staying on one of Dublin’s most enchanting streets. This evening will be at your leisure, and your guide can make some suggestions about restaurants and pubs for you to try.
Dublin – Georgian Squares and Old-World Dublin
Waterford – Waterford Crystal and Irish Music
Blarney – Classic Experiences in Southern Ireland
Killarney – Quaint Sights and Old Estates
Killarney – Highlights of the Ring of Kerry
Galway – Colorful Villages and Epic Cliffs
Westport – Embracing Ireland’s Rugged Western Coast
Letterkenny – Remembering W.B. Yeats and Into Northern Ireland
Letterkenny – The Fascinating and Controversial City of Derry
Belfast – Exploring Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills
Belfast – Immersed in the Victorian City
Belfast – Medieval Heritage in Mourne and Trim
Belfast – Departure
- Indulge in Irish heritage, including evenings of Irish dance and cabaret
- Explore old-world castles and cathedrals, including the iconic Saint Patrick and Blarney
- Discover legendary, coastal landscapes, including Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher
- Immerse yourself in quaint Irish towns and cities such as Killarney, Waterford, and Letterkenny
- Luxuriate for two days amid the Georgian splendor of Dublin
- Uncover the gritty beauty of Victorian Belfast
- Marvel at the highlights of the Ring of Kerry and Connemara National Park
- Stroll the streets of controversy during an afternoon in Derry
- Bask in a tour of the Bushmills whiskey distillery, Waterford crystal factory, Kylemore Abbey, and Belleek pottery factory
- Relax in comfort as you will spend two weeks on a privately chauffeured journey through Ireland
Everywhere you go in Ireland there will be iconicity. Streets of cobblestone and color stretch through old towns and villages while castles and cathedrals paint an image of a forgotten time. Folk singing emanates from pubs all across the country, and coastal landscapes will not appear to be real with their rugged cliffs and rocks that rise above the Atlantic Ocean waves. On this tour for senior travelers, you will be immersed in all this splendor from the streets of Dublin to controversial Derry and delights on the Western coast. Privately chauffeured and handcrafted to include all of the major highlights, this two-week excursion means that you can travel at a relaxed pace and really connect with the local heritage.
This is not a large island, but travel time can add up for visitors who try to see too much in a short amount of time. Two weeks is ideal for exploring the entire island. You will start in Dublin, travel south to Waterford and Cork, spend six days discovering the beautiful West Coast, and then devote your final few days to Northern Ireland. As this is a private tour, you can adjust each day to your interests and energy levels, and there is no need for any early starts. On this tour, you can take your time, embrace the local culture and atmosphere, and get to know more than just the famous sights and attractions.
Two days in Dublin will provide you with a lively welcome as Georgian architecture, and Irish storytelling are integral to your experience. You will Travel south to Waterford on day three, which is a city that is famous for its crystal and music. Cork, Cobh, and Blarney will all provide their own highlights on day four before you venture towards the west coast and Killarney. Day five is all about old-world Ireland, and then day six will showcase the best of the Ring of Kerry. Continuing north, you will drive past the Cliffs of Moher to Galway and then through Connemara National Park to Westport. Letterkenny is a wonderfully authentic base for days nine and ten as local excursions narrate Yeats and Derry. You will then complete your tour for senior travelers in Northern Ireland by staying in Belfast and experiencing highlights such as the Giant’s Causeway and Trim. Before boarding your flight home, you will most likely already be planning your return trip to this lush paradise. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Ireland vacation experiences by reading their Ireland travel reviews.
$5,595 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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