The Emerald Isle
Ireland is a land of lush green meadows, rolling hills, pristine lakes and wild rugged coastline. It is full of history and legend. Celtic culture is celebrated in the language, music, and dance of the country and is evident in its ancient monuments and ruins. Join us on a tour of this beautiful island that will take you from picturesque villages, with lovely thatched cottages and aged stone walls, grand Georgian cities and magical castles, to rain hazed glens and rugged seascapes. Your journey begins in Shannon with a visit to a traditional Irish village and experience life at the turn of the century. Visit one of Ireland’s most spectacular natural sites, the cliffs of Moher with its dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Journey through Ireland’s beautiful lake district to Killarney and drive along the scenic Ring of Kerry. Its stunning glens, mountains and shoreline have inspired artists for generations. Stroll along the majestic Georgian streets of Dublin and explore its many unique museums and specialty shops. Kiss the fabled Blarney stone on a visit to legendary Blarney Castle. You will be enveloped by the warmth of its people, intrigued by the rich heritage and inspired by its natural beauty. So why not visit his beautiful, mythical isle and experience the magic of Ireland.
Day 1 & 2 Shannon
After arriving in Shannon you will embark on a morning visit to Bunratty Folk Park to view a reconstructed traditional Irish village. There will be a brief stop at Durty Nelly’s Pub and other local sites. Your day ends with a fabulous 3 course meal at your hotel.Day 3 Cliffs of Moher – Galway
Your day begins with a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Over 5 miles long and 660 feet high, they are truly a spectacular sight. You then travel to Galway, the folk capital of the West, where Ireland’s traditions are most colourfully expressed. The day ends with an Irish Dinner Show at Bunratty Folk Park.
Day 4_Limerick – Dublin – Waterford
Traveling to the head of the Shannon estuary, stop at picturesque Tipperary and visit the Waterford Crystal Factory. Also included are visits to the quaint towns of New Ross and Enniscorthy.
Day 5 _Dublin City Tour
A city tour reveal s Dublin’s hidden secrets. You will visit Trinity College and view one of the world’s oldest books and walk along O’Connel Street, lined with beautifully sculpted statues. Also included are visits to St Patrick and Christchurch Cathedrals. The afternoon leaves you free to explore the delights of the city on your own.
Day 6_Dublin – Killarney – Blarney Castle
Travel to the heart of Ireland’s picturesque lake district to the city of Killarney. A drive through the beautiful landscapes of County Kerry takes you to Blarney Castle to view the legendary Blarney Stone.
Day 7 & 8 The Ring of Kerry
Today you travel along one of Ireland’s most stunning drives. The scenery changes dramatically as you move from the tranquility of the lakes to the striking, rugged coastline. You will visit the charming towns of Glenbeign, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem. On return to Killarney you will travel along the breathtaking ‘Ladies View’ which offers spectacular vistas.
Your tour ends with a transfer to Shannon airport for your return journey home.