Ireland is a well-visited destination - often found at the top of travelers' bucket list. But there is more here than Dublin Temple Bar and a standard trip along the Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready todiscover the hidden gems of Ireland! As soon as you learn to properly pour a pint of Guinness, you'll set off through the midlands. Give the famous Blarney Stone a smooch, check out quality Irish handicrafts and meet the local farmers. Stroll past colorful houses in Sneem and wander around beautiful Victorian-era gardens in Donegal. We'll show you culture & cuisine, endless jaw-dropping natural and man-made treasures and introduce you to kind and welcoming locals - far from the tourist crowds!See more
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• Transfer from the airport to your hotel
• Begin by exploring the architecture of Dublin: Trinity College, Georgian houses and the Financial Center
• Hit the Guinness Storehouse for a delicious beer and learn how to pour a proper pint!
• Why not take a tour of Dublin Castle, which plays a leading role in European Union activities
• Today, you'll travel through the midlands of Ireland
• Stop for photos at the majestic ruins on the Rock of Cashel
• Continue South to visit the Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”
• Check out quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills
• Experience the 100 miles long Ring of Kerry!
• Inhale the breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, coastal views and cliffs
• Learn about the off-shore islands, home to early Christian monks and location for the “Star Wars VII” movie!
• Stroll among brightly colored houses in Sneem
• Head to Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deepest valleys
• Learn about farm life through a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and meet local farmers
• Continue to Clare and then to Tarbert, for a 20 minute ferry ride across River Shannon
• Next stop, the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone 700 feet high!
• Make a quick stop in the market town of Ennis followed by Bunratty
• Visit the Bunratty castle and folk park
• Stop at Durty Nelly’s to grab some great traditional Irish food
• Start with a scenic drive to Galway City and explore the city
• Travel out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the traditional Irish tongue
• Head across rugged boglands to visit the Connemara Marble Factory
• See how locally-quarried marble is made into attractive products and enjoy the good auld tea and scones
• Donegal is one of Ireland’s untouched and unspoiled, romantic and authentic counties
• Known for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains, such as the iconic, quartzite Mount Errigal and Glenveagh National Park, there is much to see here!
• Visit Its 1870s manor house, the Glenveagh Castle, renowned for its Victorian-era gardens
• Today, you'll explore Derry, the second-largest city in Northern Ireland
• Derry’s 17th Century city walls and the Guild hall are a must see!
• The historical murals of the Bogside depict the history of ‘The Troubles’ and are another great attraction
• This is a great opportunity for some last minute shopping too!
• Head to Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland best known as the birthplace of the Titanic
• The Titanic Quarter is a must see and is situated in the recently renovated dockyards
• Visit the Titanic Belfast museum, built in the shape of the hull of a ship
• The nearby Giant’s Causeway is one of Ireland’s top attractions and when you visit it you will see why!
• Belfast is a lively and hip city with a great nightlife. Hit the streets in the evening
• Travel to the mysterious County of Meath, a former territory for the high kings of Ireland
• Visit a number of historic monuments in the region such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne
• Snap some great photos of the Boyne in Navan
• Travel back to Dublin to enjoy your final night
• Enjoy the attractions you didn’t get to fit into your first day. Perhaps the Epic museum?
• Or, take a trip to the Irish house party to end your trip to Ireland with traditional music, dance and food
• Transfer from hotel to airport
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Ireland!
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.