A fire crackles inside the boisterous pub, filled with locals telling stories for everyone to hear. A new face is always welcome and invited to share a drink and a tale, whether fact or fiction, no one could ever say. This custom tailored Ireland tour for solo travelers through Dublin Killarney and Galway takes you through the sociable world of Ireland, where legends are as factual as history and as lyrical as songs. Traverse epic cliffs and visit medieval castles, where you will soon understand...
Ireland welcomes you with lavish greenery and towering coastal cliffs. Your luxury travel to Ireland begins when you arrive in Dublin and are met by your semi-private transfer. The city erupts with a specific energy, filled with historic charm and modern luxury. Buildings exude Georgian personality adding character and sensuality to the streets. The city’s rich heritage goes back to the 9th century continuing ethereal splendor up until the lavish cathedrals constructed in the 1700s. The city feels more like a village, steeped in familiarity. Founded in the late 16th century, Trinity College remains an iconic image of the city and adds to Dublin’s historic skyline.
The stone Georgian design blends effortlessly into the modern architecture mastery. Your local guide leads you through the jovial conversations along Grafton Street, the city’s premier shopping area, filled with the scent of blossoming flowers during the day and the sounds of magnificent buskers in the evening. The lively city fills with boisterous locals and visitors alike, where everyone joins in conversation, telling stories about their lives or the legends of the city and countryside. Everyone feels like family, laughing in cozy pubs and strolling past the songs echoing through the evening.
Time in the Gardens
A Stone’s Throw
Little Town on the Coastline
A Touch of Drama
Fit for a Poet
Back in Time
One for the Road
- Travel around the majestic landscape known as the Ring of Kerry, filled with charming fishing villages, stunning mountains, and tremendous lakes
- Revel in the enchanting village of Adare, often touted as “the prettiest village in Ireland”
- Traverse the tremendous halls and stairways of Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone
- Witness Ireland’s dramatic landscape at the magnificent Cliffs of Moher
- Enjoy the splendid scenic drive around Connemara, filled with unspoiled landscape and the beautiful Kylemore Abbey
- Discover the gregarious locals throughout Ireland, always eager to share a story with a new face
- Visit the hometown of John F. Kennedy’s ancestors in town of New Ross
- View the exceptional craftsmanship and concentration it takes to shape Waterford crystal at the Waterford visitor center
Musicians play along Grafton Street, strumming guitars and singing opera in the flourishing aroma of the flower market. Waves crash against the cliffs and spritz the air with moisture. You are in the land of poets and tradition, folk music and folklore; where every new face can be a new friend. This 10-day tour of Ireland through Dublin, Killarney and Galway is meant for solo travelers and amateur historians, those in search of countryside charm or longing for a gregarious getaway. Find the opulence of historic castles and the grandeur of thousands of years of history, beautiful Georgian buildings and the calming sounds of streaming waterfalls.
The journey begins in Dublin where your guide meets you at the airport. A half-day tour of the city takes you along the quaint and frequented cobblestone roads, spanning historic buildings and charming waterways. You make your way out of the city to County Wicklow: a lush region referred to as The Garden of Ireland. The landscape encompasses woodlands and lakes, mountains, and streams. Venture to the nearby town of New Ross, the ancestral home of John F. Kennedy. Tour the Dunbrody Famine Ship, which offers a cultural perspective of the historic plight of Irish emigrants.
Once in Waterford you can visit the cultural center for a tour and demonstration of how Waterford crystal is crafted. The following day you will make your way through the seaport town of Youghal, home to Sir Walter Raleigh, and continue to the most notable castle in Ireland, Blarney Castle. Tour the grounds and climb the historic staircase to kiss the Blarney Stone to be blessed with the gift of conversation. Stories abound and the people become more and more enthusiastic, eager to share the myths and histories around the countryside.
Killarney is a small, charismatic town in the heart of Killarney National Park. The beauty of the woodlands and lakeside is enchanting day and night. Venture through the scenic Iveragh Peninsula to witness the sensational “Ring of Kerry,” with charming fishing villages surrounded by mountains, valleys, lakes, and the seaside. Continue onward across the rugged landscape of Dingle Peninsula to the enchanting village of Adare and the views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Explore the grounds of Buntratty Castle and Folk Park, guided by local specialists to forage for wild plants to accompany dinner.
Look over the seaside shores off of the exceptional Cliffs of Moher. In the unspoiled area of Western Ireland you see the landscape expand outwards to the Atlantic before visiting Kylemore Abbey and its secluded grounds. The Marian Shrine is the most popular Catholic Marian monument in Europe. Visit W.B. Yeats in the churchyard of Drumcliff and the town of Donegal. After breakfast, you wind your way across the scenic countryside returning to the friendly and heritage-rich city of Dublin. Your private transfer brings you to the airport where the friendly faces and enthralling stories of the countryside resound in your thoughts.
$3,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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