Experience renowned charm, magical landscape, and captivating history on a first-class Ireland tour offering luxury and highlights in a small group setting. The legendary beauty of the sheer cliffs, rolling green hills, and staggering mountaintops give way to charismatic welcomes of thatched-roof cottages and quiet fishing villages. Pubs fill with laughter and music in the evening while the whispers of Irish authors decorate the streets of Dublin. Cruise the Lakes of Killarney, visit the secluded...
Dublin – Ireland’s Celebrated and Vibrant Capital City
Dublin embodies the picturesque image of antique cobbled streets and classic pubs radiating music. The small capital lives up to a reputation of Irish cultural heritage highlighting a history dating back to the 9th-century. Georgian architecture decorates the hidden lanes and meandering streets, adding a layer of sophistication to the already charismatic ambiance of the city. Pubs remain the beating heart of the capital, which acts as a social club, music hall, and connection to the depth of culture spread through the more than 1,000 establishments across the city.
Your private transfer greets you upon arrival at Dublin International Airport and escorts you to the comforts of your luxury hotel located in the heart of the city seasoned with age and experience. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with Dublin at your preferred pace. A leisurely stroll along Grafton Street leads you to Fusilier’s Arch, the monument acting as the main gateway to St. Stephen’s Green Park. The scent of morning glories fills the air emanating from the flowerbeds fringing the manicured lawns. An ornate fountain stands as an opulent centerpiece to the landscape near the active duck pond.
Dublin – Cultural History of Dublin
Galway – Traveling West via Clonmacnoise Monastery
Galway – The Dramatic Scenery of Connemara
Limerick – The Burren and Cliffs of Moher of the Wild Atlantic Way
Killarney – Killarney Lakes and the Dunloe Gap
Killarney – Landscape and Villages along the Ring of Kerry
Portmarnock – Visiting the Rock of Cashel and Malahide Castle
Portmarnock – The Tail-End of Ireland Highlights
- Bask in the captivating view of the Atlantic Ocean and the western seaboard of the Emerald Isle from atop the fabled Cliffs of Moher
- Delight in a delicious and elegant dinner in a train car known as the filming location of the 1974 rendition of Murder on the Orient Express
- Traverse the lakeshores and mountain slopes leading to mountain passage known as the Dunloe Gap while riding in a horse and carriage
- Explore the rugged terrain of Skellig Michael, a fascinating island made of Old Red Sandstone and volcanic rock where 6th-century monks once settled
- Discover the majesty of one of Ireland’s most sacred sites when visiting dramatic ruins of the Rock of Cashel
- Uncover the grandeur of Connemara’s cultural history on a tour of lavish Kylemore Abbey and the walled Victorian gardens
- Witness the remarkable religious complex of Clonmacnoise Monastery to find castle ruins, limestone turrets, and fascinating architectural design
- Relish a semi-private tour of Dublin’s cultural history introducing you to the heritage of Trinity College and the artifacts inside the National Museum
A sample of the Emerald Isle only leaves you wanting more during your 9-day Ireland tour of ineffable scenery and magical cultural history reflecting medieval battles and Viking settlements, grand estates and stunning glistening lakes. The pleasures of a small group tour through Ireland offer delicious meals in which you can indulge and the luxuries in and around the fascinating cities along the western and eastern seaboards. Your tour of Ireland offers the chance to immerse yourself in a culture known for lyrical writing, enchanting melodies, and sensational history ranging from the prehistoric settlements of the Copper Age to elegant architecture of cobbled lanes charming boutique shops filling antique city centers.
Ireland has a way of celebrating its friendly reputation with an inviting welcome upon your arrival in Dublin. The capital city exemplifies how contemporary life settles into the past with ease, causing history and modernity to blend into a distinctive ambiance of historic pubs, antique buildings, and the swift pace of life. The rural landscape and cities of the west showcase a different slice of Irish life with deeper roots set in Gaelic culture. Castle ruins and monastic settlements decorate the hills. Residents and visitors celebrate the protected scenery for the opulent lakes, rolling mountain summits, and hidden treasures of legendary proportion.
The dramatic scenery of Connemara leads to tranquil villages overlooking the Atlantic waters. Traveling along the Wild Atlantic way connects you with the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and along with the rocky plain and ridges of the Burren. The uniqueness of the pass at which Purple Mountain and Macgillycuddy’s Reeks meet highlights the splendor of nature while riding in a horse cart. The castle grounds of former castles, such as Kylemore Abbey and Malahide Castle represent the grace, prestige, and pomp of the previous aristocracy. Ireland reveals its complex relationship with modern history and eager representation of its ancient history through preserved ruins indelible to the culture and grand panoramas that have inspired artists, residents, and visitors for centuries.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
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