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IrelandIrish Heritage Trip

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Set off on a 8 day journey of historical & cultural discovery, beginning and ending in Dublin. Journey further afield down the East coast to Kilkenny and Waterford, Ireland's historic capitals. Explore the unspoiled Hook Peninsula, home to the world's oldest operational lighthouse. Wander through craft studios and quaint seaside villages and see a 6th century monastery in Ireland's largest Nationa...

Set off on a 8 day journey of historical & cultural discovery, beginning and ending in Dublin. Journey further afield down the East coast to Kilkenny and Waterford, Ireland's historic capitals. Explore the unspoiled Hook Peninsula, home to the world's oldest operational lighthouse. Wander through craft studios and quaint seaside villages and see a 6th century monastery in Ireland's largest National Park. Savor the foodie mecca of West Cork and off course attend to a proper whiskey tasting!

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Trip highlights
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Local population
    Local population
  • City
    City

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Day 1: Welcome to Dublin!

• Begin your stay with a historical visit to the 6th century Glendalough monastery

• Cross the WicklowMountains, the heathery home of Ireland's largest National Park

• Stop at Walsh Whiskey Distillery

• Continue to the creepy Dunmorecaves - a must see!

• Arrive in Kilkenny 

Visited:
Dublin, Kilkenny, Glendalough

Day 2: Explore Kilkenny

• Explore Kilkenny with a morning of elegant castles, medieval townhouses and craft shops

• Visit the ruin of JerpointAbbey to see the knighted BrethernStone

• Step onboard the DunbrodyFamineShip; an exact reproduction of a 19th century Irish emigrant vessel

Visited:
Kilkenny, Waterford

Day 3: Hook Peninsula

• Explore the unspoiled HookPeninsula, home to the world's oldest operational lighthouse

• Visit the beautiful ruins of 13th century TinternAbbey

• Drop by the historic fishing villages of Fethard-on-Sea, Duncannon and Ballyhack

• Reach the splendid WaterfordCity, founded by the Vikings

Visited:
Waterford,

Day 4: Waterford Crystal

• Wander the streets of WaterfordIreland's oldest city

• Admire the pinnacle of Irish craftwork at the HouseofWaterfordCrystal

• Gaze out at crashing waves, secluded coves and dramatic sea stacks on our ride along the Copper Coast

• Dinner with entertainment in a traditional music pub in Ballycotton

Visited:
Waterford,

Day 5: Explore​ the town of Kinsale

Admire the ocean views from your lodgings in quaint fishing village of Ballycotton

Explore picture perfect Kinsale, Ireland's charming gourmet capital

• Taste the water of life on a guided tour of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery

• Visit the mighty CharlesFort

Visited:
, Kinsale

Day 6: Rock of Cashel

• Sample local delights at the EnglishMarket in Cork city

• Visit one of Ireland’s hidden Gems – the Elizabethfort

• “Arrive a live O” in Dublin for an after dinner evening in one of Dublin’s most famous pubs – O’Neills 

Visited:
Kinsale, Cork

Day 7: Dublin 

• Dublin is a lively vibrant city with lots to do, to see, to taste and hear

Learn the history of Viking kings, Norman warlords, English rulers and Irish rebels, this city tells a story like no other

• Sample world class food offerings and enjoy the craft beer, whiskey and coffee

Visited:
Dublin

Day 8: Dublin departure

• All good things must come to an end

• We hope you enjoyed your time and have a safe onward journey!

Visited:
Dublin

DublinKilkennyGlendaloughWaterfordKinsaleCork

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agentt

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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