There’s no better time to discover the country’s vibrant spirit than during St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Kick off your tour in Ireland’s capital city,…
St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Rock of Cashel, Cobh, Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Kilmainham Gaol
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with some hi…
Board your overnight flight to Dublin today.
Welcome to Ireland! Gather with your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.
Set out on a tour of Ireland’s capital city with a local expert leading the way. • Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence, and pass by the worldfamous Guinness Storehouse • Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church • Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square as you go • See Trinity College and walk past Grafton Street to the Molly Malone statue, ending in the Temple Bar district Enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin or add an excursion.
Take a self-guided tour of the Guinness Brewery this afternoon. Explore the many fun, colorful exhibits that highlight how the Irish brand has evolved since Arthur Guinness crafted the first beer in 1759. Learn how to pour a perfect glass of the famous stout. Then, head up to the top floor to sip your beer and soak in 360-degree views of Dublin.3 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Spend a free day in Dublin or add an excursion. This evening, sit down at a historic pub to enjoy a three-course dinner complete with live entertainment.
Dublin is yours to explore on this festive occasion. Join locals to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, or take advantage of the many musical, art, and sporting events held throughout the day.
Travel to County Cork, stopping for several guided visits along the way. • Visit the Irish National Stud farm in County Kildare, where world-class race horses are bred and trained • Explore the Japanese Gardens of the Irish National Stud farm • Take a tour of the iconic Rock of Cashel, commanding stone buildings that date back to the 12th and 13th centuries After, continue on to County Cork.
Transfer to County Kerry today, stopping in Cobh, Cork, and Blarney on the way. • Discover the town of Cobh, once a launch site for ships bound for North America • Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to see exhibits that highlight the story of Irish emigration over the past 150 years • Pass through Cork, also known as “The Rebel City," and enjoy a brief walking tour around the city center • Stop at Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone Spend a free evening in County Kerry or add an excursion.
Tonight, sit down to enjoy a hearty dinner featuring classic Irish cuisine. As you chat with your fellow group members over a three-course dinner, you'll be treated to the full Irish experience as musicians brighten the room with traditional tunes.4 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Travel around the Ring of Kerry, a 112-mile coastal route that covers some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, before visiting Killarney National Park. • Pass the pristine Lakes of Killarney • Explore the picturesque villages that line the Ring of Kerry • Stop for photos at Muckross Lake and Lough Leane Sit down for an included dinner this evening.
Head north to Galway today, taking time to visit a historic castle and view spectacular scenery en route. • Walk along the mesmerizing coastline of the majestic Cliffs of Moher • Pass through the Burren, a unique limestone plateau where fields of rock are dotted with wildflowers Arrive in Galway and set off on a culinary-themed walking tour with a local guide. You’ll meet with cheese makers, brewers, and chocolatiers to learn how each artisan is leaving their mark on the local food scene.
Spend a free day in Galway or add an excursion.
Make your way to the island village of Cong, situated on the border of counties Galway and Mayo. Here, enjoy free time to stroll through the town’s charming streets, catching glimpses of the nearby Ashford Castle. Then, continue on to Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine convent founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle. Here, you’ll have time to explore the abbey’s interior and walled Victorian gardens. After free time for lunch on your own, take a scenic drive through the Irish countryside to Connemara National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful and unspoiled places. Make photo stops in the Inagh Valley and Maam Cross before returning to Galway.9 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Leave Galway behind as you make your way to Dublin today. Once back in the capital, take a guided tour of the Kilmainham Gaol, a historic prison-turned-museum, which once housed some of Ireland’s most notorious criminals. This evening, celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to visit Belfast.
Add 2 nights in Belfast
Journey to Belfast, the cultural heart of Northern Ireland, where you’ll get the local perspective of the city on a guided tour. • Glimpse the copper-domed City Hall and the recently restored Grand Opera House • Learn all about Belfast’s long history, from its origins in the Bronze Age and rise as an international seaport to its role in the conflict known as “The Troubles” • Enter the Titanic Belfast Museum for a look at the vessel’s infamous history
Spend a free day in Belfast or add an excursion. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.
Pay a visit to the rugged Giant’s Causeway, a series of naturally formed basalt columns. The hexagonal columns, which you can walk on, are 60 million years old and originated as volcanic lava. A colorful local legend says that mythical giant Finn McCool built the walkway so that he could cross the sea to Scotland. Please note: Raingear is recommended for this excursion.6 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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