Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers. Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons. Departing for Galway, see Clonmacnoise, a 6th-century monastic site. Journey through the legendary Connemara to beautiful Kylemore Abbey, then take an excursion to Inishmore, largest of the fabled Aran Islands. Travel along County Clare’s spectacular coastline, encountering the rugged Burren and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Ferrying to County Kerry, tour charming Killarney and historic Muckross House. Experience the stunning Ring of Kerry, stopping for an Irish sheepdog demonstration. In Blarney, visit the famed Blarney Stone, then see the celebrated Rock of Cashel. After exploring Kilkenny, Ireland’s cultural capital, pay a final visit to Dublin. Savor the dramatic Antrim Coast and lively Belfast with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Northern Ireland extension.
Day 1: Depart US for Dublin, Ireland
Day 2: Arrive Dublin
Day 3: Dublin
Day 4: Dublin/Galway
Day 5: Galway/Connemara
Day 6: Galway/Aran Islands
Day 7: Galway/County Clare/Killarney
Day 8: Killarney
Day 9: Killarney/Ring of Kerry
Day 10: Blarney/Cashel/Kilkenny
Day 11: Kilkenny
Day 12: Kilkenny/Dublin (Barberstown)
Day 13: Depart for U.S.