Tap dancers, treasure hunts, famous castles, and endless landscapes are all yours to enjoy on this handcrafted tour. Storytellers spin yarns and your kids will spin pottery wheels, and then an amphibious WWII vehicle takes you into Viking history before you experience many classic Irish traditions. Travel at a relaxed pace with three nights in three different destinations, with private experiences and the chance to stay in real castles.
Dublin – A Viking Splash Tour Starts the Adventure
It is not always easy to get kids interested in city history and architecture, as all that glorious Georgian architecture is going to be a tough sell. But Vikings in an amphibious World War II vehicle? Yes, that will do, and as a family, you can explore two completely different histories in the heart of the city. Dive into the experience as the vehicle splashes down onto the River Liffey and you travel through the city’s heart. Trinity College rises to one side, and Cathedral spires give you a glimpse at the stories you will look for tomorrow. But today you will first be greeted at the airport and transferred to a five-star hotel near St Stephen’s Green. The central location allows for easy walking distance to most Dublin highlights, plus an excellent choice of restaurants and evening entertainment. Ease into your Irish experience on your Viking Splash Tour for a good way to get your bearings without having to walk far.
Dublin – Exploring Dublin on a Treasure Hunt
Dublin – Irish Step Dancing Lessons and Free Exploration
County Cork – First-Class Train to Cork and Sleeping in a Castle
County Cork – Discovering Blarney Castle and the Titanic
County Cork – Celtic Jewelry and Pottery Making
Killarney to County Clare – Cycling and Walking in Killarney National Park
County Clare – Beautiful Journeys Along the Irish Coast
County Clare – Flexible Day to Explore More of Ireland
Shannon to Dublin – Connecting Flight and Departure
- Stay in two real castles for accommodation that excite parents as much as kids
- Explore Dublin on a treasure hunt, searching out clues to its history
- Make your own Celtic jewelry and pottery during a private workshop in Kinsale
- Escape to the coast and marvel at the Cliffs of Moher
- Learn the real story of the Titanic at the port from which it last set sail
- Kiss the Blarney Stone and take an amphibious Viking tour through Dublin
- Cycle and walk in the rich landscapes of Killarney National Park
- Get your feet tapping with an Irish step dancing lesson
- Take the children to experience Irish singing and storytelling, in venues custom-made for kids rather than rowdy adults
- Watch the landscapes change on a beautiful first-class train journey across Ireland
Everything about Ireland is just so Irish. This may seem like a daft thing to say, but there are not many countries as authentic as this emerald isle. Enchanting storytellers, step dancers, towering cliffs, Gaelic pottery, treasure hunts, and fairytale castles are all so quintessential, as you just do not see Ireland, you experience it. The culture causes you to slow down and let your stress slip away. Traditions have you joining in every step of the way, and as you explore you will learn that Ireland is not just a single image, but rather a patchwork of traditions, culture and experiences stitched together by an atmosphere that encourages everyone to have fun.
Ireland is a destination that is abounding with things to do, both for adults and for children of all ages. You can take adventures on vast open landscapes, inhaling fresh countryside air while marveling at the great outdoors. You will be immersed in Gaelic flair and culture in the biggest of the cities and the smallest of the villages. In Ireland, you are invited to get your hands dirty as you craft pottery, explore a working farm, and cycle around lakes. You will also be encouraged to join in, be that listening to a storyteller, tapping your feet to the music, or kissing the Blarney Stone. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going, helping everyone to unwind while seeing a special corner of the world.
This handcrafted 10-day vacation is for families who want the full Irish experience. Ideal for families who like to get involved and try new experiences, you will spend three nights in three different destinations: first Dublin, then a castle in County Cork and a castle in County Clare. Activities are mostly kid-friendly but irresistible to all, including a storytelling treat in a famous Dublin location, or a private Celtic jewelry class in Kinsale. You will always have something to do, and then on six of the nights, you will retire to a castle for a quiet evening in a timeless setting.
Start with a splash as an amphibious World War II vehicle gives you a tour of Viking Dublin. Spend the next day exploring the capital on a treasure hunt, looking for clues as to Dublin’s history. With three days you can relax and really get to know the streets, plus you can do some Irish step dancing lessons as well. Take the first-class train to Cork, and spend your first night in a castle. Out in Cork, there is Blarney Castle and the real Titanic history, a day of jewelry and pottery making, plus a complete selection of outdoor activities to choose from. For the final three days, you can really get into the outdoors and explore Killarney National Park, the Cliffs of Moher and other wondrous landscapes. There’s a working farm, another castle, biking, walking, and still the sound of traditional Irish music. Consider reading some of our travelers’ Ireland tour reviews for more ideas to perfect your dream Ireland family 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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