The traditions of Irish music offer a full body experience embracing heritage and spirit with upbeat tempos for a jig or slow melodies for a ballad. Your custom tailored Irish tour creates an immersive musical experience of seisún and céilí, to celebrate both informal musical gatherings and those moments that make you want to get up and dance. Discover customs and legacy at Blarney and Bunratty Castles, walk along the enchanting landscape of the Cliffs of Moher and listen to new songs...
Dublin – Arrive in Dublin with a Captivating Introductory City Tour
Dublin celebrates its modernity and its customs with effortless enthusiasm. The cobbled lanes wind between traditional pubs, which lead into hidden alleys filled with literary charm. The scent of leather-bound books and aged crisp pages fill the Long Room at Trinity College, emanating from the 200,000 copies of rare volumes in the collection. The aroma of coddle, a traditional stew made from pork sausages, bacon, potatoes, and onions drifts out of local restaurants.
After settling into the comforts of your hotel, your guide leads you on an elaborate tour of Ireland’s capital city, arriving at Dublin Castle. The 18th-century complex was the seat of British rule in Ireland until the early 1920s, before being ceremoniously handed over to the Provisional Irish Government. The defensive structure retains its Norman adornments of thick stone fortifications and dramatic towers. The building’s interior features the aristocratic grace associated with historic castles and government buildings, with state apartments glistening with gilded molding and crystal chandeliers. The Throne Room dates back to the mid-18th century and contains the throne erected for King George IV’s visit to Ireland. Outside of the castle, your guide takes you to the Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield. The pub is known mostly to Dubliners eager for a taste of traditional music, often accented with a modern touch.
Dungarvan – Explore Kilkenny Castle and the Festivities of Dungarvan
Dungarvan – Discover Heritage in Lismore and a Ring Music Session
Ballyvourney – Visit Blarney Castle and Enjoy a Private Dance Lesson
Ballyvourney – Learn Storied Songs at Inchigeelagh and Gougane Barra
Dingle – Traverse the Tranquil Streets of Dingle and Relish the Music
Dingle – Delight in a Full Day Excursion around the Dingle Peninsula
Ennis – Travel to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park for Harmonious Traditions
Ennis – Venture to the Cliffs of Moher and the Irish Music Center
Shannon – Depart for Home
- Meet popular musicians who carry on and nurture their heritage with captivating songs and sounds inspired by traditional Irish music
- Indulge in Irish legends and fascinating history when visiting Blarney Castle to kiss the celebrated Blarney Stone
- Walk along the tops of the Cliffs of Moher for views spanning the Atlantic coast dropping down to the crashing waves
- Spend time learning about the past with a storyteller turned balladry, who sings and poeticizes the tales of Inchigeelagh in the spirit of Irish tradition
- Traverse the sensational scenery of Dingle Peninsula to discover enchanting landscapes and ancient artifacts, including the 6th-century Gallarus Oratory
- Visit Bunratty Castle and Fold Park as it brings to life the 13th century culture in town and the grandeur of the aristocracy within the castle
- Relish the time you spend inside the classic Irish pubs encouraging musicians, poets, and artists to continue Irish oratory and music
Music and dance vary from country to country and even city to city. In Ireland, the sounds and movement of traditions can vary between counties. Your 10-day Ireland tour highlights the captivating music steeped in ancient heritage and shaped by the land, cultures, and elements of the Emerald Isles. Your musical journey begins with your arrival at Dublin International Airport. The private transfer escorts you to a luxury hotel in the heart of the capital city.
Explore the fascinating depths of the aristocratic grounds and bask in your first live performance of traditional tunes inside a classic pub in the Cultural Quarter. The culture of Ireland has long encouraged and supported the melodic qualities through the generations, preserved in the captivating defenses of Kilkenny Castle and the festive traditions of Dungarvan, a town renowned for its traditional Irish music. Relish the chance to meet local musicians, visit ancient monasteries, and sing with locals happy to welcome a friendly face to the historic pubs.
You can sing a verse dedicated to the myths of the Blarney Stone when you visit Blarney Castle before learning the ways a modern poet sings the ballads of his town Inchigeelagh. Find pleasure in the marvelous beauty of Gougane Barra National Park, an area that has inspired verse, song, and dance throughout Irish history. Visit Killarney and the surrounding historical sites before basking in the beauty of seaside Dingle, which includes a fascinating concert shining a spotlight on the heritage of Irish music.
Traverse the Dingle Peninsula where legend, poetry, and music are interchangeable. Bring history to life at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park before speaking to a local musician about the gathering inspiration from the past. The Cliffs of Moher captivate you, the landscape of the Burren move you to awe, and the Irish Traditional Music Center in Milltown Malbay offers the perfect place to wind down your exploratory Ireland tour with an eclectic montage of the music of Clare County.
$5,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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