The cries of patriots and the songs of poets fill the air, the smells of delicious Irish fare and the strains of Celtic music wafts from the halls of boisterous pubs, and the dazzling landscapes will fill your eyes and brighten your heart. With all of this, and so much more, no wonder so many shout “Ireland Forever.”
Dublin – Welcome to Ireland’s Charming Capital
You enter the Emerald Isle at Dublin International Airport, where a taxi or pre-arranged driver waits to take you to the city center of this unique and unforgettable city. From its wide walkways to the Georgian townhouses lining the streets, Dublin is one of the best cities on Earth to explore by foot. Members of the literati will be particularly taken by the bronze plaques throughout Dublin referencing eponymous passages found in Joyce’s Ulysses, while less high-brow perambulations can be based on nothing more than a leisurely crawl from one pub to the next. From the verdant squares at Merrion and St. Stephens Green to the hustle of bustle of shoppers on Henry and Grafton Street, Dublin has offerings for all sorts of travellers, along with warm and welcoming people that will make you feel like a true Dubliner even before your first pint.
Dublin – Touring the Center of the Emerald Isle
Killarney – Into the Irish Countryside
Killarney – Planet Earth’s Best Drive
Galway – Heading North on the Atlantic Coast
Galway – Touring Connemara, the Celtic Kinglands
Dromoland – A Night in a Castle and a Lordly Dinner
Shannon – Departing the Emerald Isle
- Walk in the footsteps of literary giants through the singular streets of Dublin, on your way to such sights as the National Gallery, Phoenix Park, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Take in the undulations of the peaks in County Wicklow before heading west into the rugged handsomeness of County Kerry
- Ride through the foothills of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and past the many varied landmarks of the immaculate Ring of Kerry
- Witness the splendor of the Atlantic coast in the seaside towns of Adare and Galway, and the stretch of land and sea from the towering Cliffs of Moher
- Explore Connemara in the heart of Gaelic Ireland and Kylemore Abbey, one of the most elegant monasteries on Earth
- Spend the evening in the kingly Dromoland Castle before enjoying dinner at the Earl of Thromond, recipient of a Michelin star
The island of Ireland may be one of the smallest landmasses on the planet, but it is also unquestionably one of the richest. From the green expanses in County Wicklow and the ragged cut of country rising from the sea at the Cliffs of Moher, to the literary power of Dublin and the Celtic culture of Connemara, this seven-day vacation will introduce you to Ireland in all of its crowning glory.
Walk the streets of Joyce, Shaw, Beckett and Wilde in peerless Dublin, and visit the Book of Kells, the world’s most famous manuscript. Visit the medieval monastery built by St. Kevin at Glendalough and the modern-day abbey at Kylemore. Gaze upon the indescribable splendor of County Kerry and the islands dotting the Atlantic Ocean beyond the shore. Rest assured, by the end of your trip, you will have seen the very best that this noteworthy nation has to offer.
You’ve seen the verdant stretches and the towering peaks, heard the driving jigs and haunting slow airs, tasted the famous exports and felt the pull of its romantic people. Cosmopolitan cities and quaint country towns, plunging valleys and pounding shores, and the stirring culture of this literary world power all are here awaiting your arrival. There’s never been a better time to visit the magnificent isle of Eire.
Related information: for additional tour selections, Zicasso offers custom, escorted, and luxury tours to Ireland throughout the year.
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