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