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Country Roads of Ireland

 
 

Summary:

Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you'll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

Duration
12 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
17-May-2021
Starting at
USD 2,850.00
USD 2,565.00
Price per day
USD 214.00

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Country Roads of Ireland

Summary

Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you'll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To Dublin
Day 2.
In Dublin’S Fair City
Day 3.
A Journey From Dublin To Cork
Day 4.
Across The Mountains To Killarney
Day 5.
Ring Of Kerry Experience
Day 6.
Around The Dingle Peninsula
Day 7.
The Cliffs Of Moher And Galway
Day 8.
Free Day Galway Or Aran Islands
Day 9.
Londonderry
Day 10.
Walk In The Giant’S Steps
Day 11.
The Antrim Coast To Belfast
Day 12.
Depart Belfast

Visited Countries (2): Ireland, Northern Ireland

Visited cities (6): Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Londonderry

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Dublin: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.
  • Killarney: Meet passionate restaurant owners John and Freda at their beautiful farmhouse in Killarney, where you'll hear more about their Farm-to-Table concept, while enjoying a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients sourced within a five mile radius.
  • Ballygally: The Irish call it 'craic' - the warm feeling resulting from the confluence of music, drink, good food, laughter, and conversation. And after circumnavigating the Emerald Isle, there's bound to be a fair share of craic at your grand finale Celebration Dinner. Sláinte!
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Killarney: Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys or alternatively, join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle, admiring the incredible scenery of the National Park.

Insight Experiences

  • Dublin: Tour Trinity College Dublin with a university insider, before at the ancient Book of Kells, created marvelling by monks and dating from 800 A.D.
  • Kildare: Witness life behind the scenes of the National Stud Farm, where many legend racehorses are bred, before tracing the journey of the soul through life in the finest Japanese gardens in Europe, designed by master horticulturists, Tassa and Minoru Eida.
  • Kilkenny: Meet James, a former player, for a fun session to discover the skills involved in hurling. Learn about this 3000-year-old discipline, a proud legacy of Ireland's heritage, and have a go for yourself on the pitch.
  • Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.

Make Travel Matter

  • Killarney: Meet passionate restaurant owners John and Freda at their beautiful farmhouse in Killarney, where you'll hear more about their Farm-to-Table concept, while enjoying a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients sourced within a five mile radius.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Dublin: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Custom House and travel along the River Liffey. See the Guinness Brewery, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Cahir: See one of the largest castles in Ireland.
  • Cork: Your Travel Director will show you the Grand Parade and South Mall, along with City Hall and the Opera House.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts!
  • Belfast: Meet Hilda, a true Belfast local, having lived in the same house her entire life. During your panoramic tour, hear the history of the city and learn why Hilda is proud of its progress and current prosperity. You'll also see the City Hall, Queen's University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.
  • Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you journey the magical Ring of Kerry.
  • Killarney: Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.
  • Dingle Peninsula: Enjoy a scenic drive to Slea Head.
  • Adare: Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
  • Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Drumcliffe: Visit the final resting place of Irish poet William Butler Yeats.
  • Giants Causeway: The towering hexagonal basalt columns are a geographical wonder to behold.
  • Ballygally: Explore this seaside town with your Travel Director.
  • Carrickfergus: See the immense Castle as your drive around it.

Travel Package

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