Experience charming small towns and sophisticated cites. See the castles, cottages, and verdant green countryside for which Ireland is justly famous. Multi-night stays allow you to truly sample the warmth and charm on this wonderful one-week journey.
Day 1: Welcome to Ireland
Your discovery of the Emerald Isle begins immediately upon your arrival in Ireland. Tour departs: Shannon Airport one hour after the arrival of our selected flight(s). Discover the earliest traditions of Ireland during a visit to Bunratty Folk Park. Have lunch on a dairy farm en route to luxurious Dromoland Castle for a two-night stay. Meet those who will share this Ireland travel experience with you at a welcome reception and dinner. Lodging: Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland (L,D)
Day 2: Behold the power of the Cliffs of Moher
The rugged Cliffs of Moher, looming above the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean far below, offer spectacular scenic vistas during a morning visit. In Ireland travel takes on a whole new meaning when you relax and enjoy the castle's many amenities for the rest of the day. Lodging: Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland (B,L,D
Day 3: Irish countryside delights
Explore the charming village of Adare, with its ancient stone walls and thatched cottages, then it's on to Ireland's beautiful lake district and the city of Killarney. At Muckross House, travel back in time in a traditional, horse-drawn jaunting cart to discover a 19th-century stately home and estate. Lodging: Hotel Europe/Hotel Dunloe Castle, Killarney, Ireland (B,D)
Day 4: Around the Ring of Kerry
Nothing is more indicative of Ireland travel than the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Enjoy ever-changing scenic views on the drive - a craggy seacoast, sparking lakes, mighty mountains, peaceful glens and charming villages await you today. Lodging: Hotel Europe/Hotel Dunloe Castle, Killarney, Ireland (B,L,D)
Day 5: Kiss the stone
Attempt to kiss the ancient stone, reputed to bequeath the legendary Irish gift of gab to those who are successful, at 15th-century Blarney Castle. Board the City Gold train across Ireland's tranquil countryside to the capital city of Dublin. (B)
Day 6: Dublin's fair city
No Ireland travel would be complete without an exploration of Dublin's fair city. Known for the intricate, glass-laced doorways of its charming Georgian houses, as the site of ancient Trinity College and the amazing Book of Kells, as well as for its impressive literary tradition, Dublin enchants at every turn. While in Dublin, visit a friendly, lively pub to sample a pint of its most famous locally made product, Guinness Stout. (B,D)
Day 7: Secrets of Glendalough
Set deep in a valley within the scenic Wicklow Mountains just south of Dublin, the ruins of this 10th-century village are amazingly well preserved and truly remarkable. Share memories of your Ireland travel with your traveling companions at a farewell reception and dinner this evening. (B,D)
Day 8: Journey Home
We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home after your Ireland travel. Tour ends: 2 hours prior to the departure of our selected flight(s). (B)
* All prices shown are for low season, per person, twin share. Click here to see full Terms & Conditions.
8 Days/7 Nights From $6,720*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - B,L,D - 16 meals included.
All accommodations, entertainment, special dinners, motor coach, rail transportation, luggage handling, admissions, services of Tauck Directors, train crew and drivers are included.
Each tour is conducted by a Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the duration. Gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, and train crew are included.
Price includes special dinners, entertainment, sightseeing and most activities. Tauck Directors sometimes assist with information on free-time activities, based on honest opinion and guidance, but will not sell you anything. This means better value and a more relaxed, pleasant experience for you.