Kerry Cliffs along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland

Perfect One-Week Ireland Vacation

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Countries Visited

Ireland

Places Visited

Dublin, Limerick, Killarney, Waterford...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Celebrate both the unparalleled beauty and the inviting culture of Ireland during your custom-tailored highlights tour that will bring together the drama of the coastal cliffs and the charm of quintessential storytelling found along the Emerald Isle. In the evening, the pubs fill with the captivating sounds of music layering the night with epic legends passed down through the generations. Small towns with cobblestone streets contrast with the quintessential lush grasses and hills spreading across...

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Trip Highlights

  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone in the fascinating remains of Blarney Castle to receive Ireland’s legendary gift of gab
  • Stroll along the dramatic edge of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline to see the sensational Cliffs of Moher
  • Circle the fantastical Ring of Kerry to visit the island of Skellig Michael, used as the secluded home of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII
  • Witness the artisan methods with which the Waterford Crystal Factory continues to craft their elegant and historically celebrated designs
  • Delight in the gorgeous illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells inside Trinity College’s sensational Long Room
  • Travel back in time at Bunratty Castle to view the sensational preserved towers and walls, as well as the living history in the folk park
  • Explore the brooding storybook structure of King John’s Castle in Limerick located on the banks of the River Shannon
  • Uncover the rebellious history and fascinating antique architecture of Youghal, a charming seaside town with an unexpected defiant streak

Detailed Description

The gorgeous landscape and welcoming cities tip you off to the charisma of the dramatic castles and the boisterous pubs during your 7-day Ireland tour. The highlights of the Emerald Isle take you in from Dublin to Killarney to Waterford for an exceptional immersion into the myths, the legends, and the joys found in contemporary life. The scenery gives way to uncommon undulations of islands and primeval hillocks while the mythological traditions spread from antique walls to the soaring towers. From literature to music, oral traditions to historical sites, the captivating truth of Ireland’s beauty begins with your arrival in Dublin.

The enigmatic sites of Dublin spread from the histories on display in the library of Trinity College to the Celtic jewelry exhibited in the National Museum. The extensive Georgian flare accentuates the street-side charm giving way to the outdoor pursuits like horseback riding and sailing on the outskirts of the historical city center. Traveling the countryside to Limerick brings the images of storybooks to life as you stop in Galway. The small and intimate ambiance brims with legendary spirit known in Ireland as craic, and were connected with the aristocratic merchant families who helped rebuild the city after the fifteenth century fire. Galway Cathedral, St. Nicholas’s Church, and Lynch’s Castle act as portals into the Middle Ages in style and ambiance and then discovering the historical atmosphere of Bunratty Castle.

Two nights in Killarney bring a new perspective for the natural grandeur of the island’s west beginning along the edge of Great Atlantic Way at the Cliffs of Moher. Walk alongside the great ledge above the ocean before traversing the Ring of Kerry, a staggering collection of alluring landscape, colorful towns, and rugged islands like Skellig Michael. En route to Waterford, you will find the splendor of Blarney Castle and its legendary Blarney Stone before reaching quiet harbor town of Youghal, which is home to bright beaches, grand castles, and stellar mansions. In the city of Waterford, you can embrace the sophisticated works of the crystal factory, as well as the remarkable artifacts connected to Ireland’s unexpected Viking history.

Starting Price

$2,795 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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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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