Leave no stone unturned on this journey through Ireland. Start your vacation in Limerick, head to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, and visit Rathbaun Farm, where you’ll see a farmer shear a sheep and use a sheep dog to maneuver his flock. Stop at the fishing village of Clifden, visit Kylemore Abbey, the pilgrimage site of Knock, Belleek, famous for its exquisite Parian china, and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Learn about life in Northern Ireland from your Local Guide in Derry and spend two nights in Belfast, where you are taken on a “Living History” tour before you explore the fascinating Titanic Exhibition. A Local Favorite on this tour is an evening excursion to the nearby seaside town of Donaghadee for dinner at an award-winning, family-run local pub. In the “Fair City” of Dublin, enjoy an orientation drive that includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and a visit to Trinity College with its Book of Kells. Travel south through the Wicklow Mountains, pausing at Ballyknocken House for an entertaining baking demonstration, coffee, and scones. Next up: Kilkenny, the House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle and its magical Kissing Stone, Cork, and the lush, tropical garden on Garinish Island. Spend two nights in the popular resort town of Killarney with an excursion to the Blasket Islands Centre on Dingle Peninsula. Your marvelous vacation ends back in Limerick.
LIMERICK Welcome dinnerCLIFFS OF MOHER Savor the spectacular viewsRATHBAUN FARM See the farmer at work and enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouseGALWAY OrientationCONNEMARA Visit a marble workshopKYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine abbeyWESTPORT Visit this heritage townKNOCK Visit the religious siteBELLEEK Guided tour of the pottery factoryDERRY Guided walking tourCOUNTY ANTRIM Take pictures of Dunluce Castle, visit Giant’s CausewayBELFAST Guided “Living History” tour, visit the Titanic ExhibitionDONAGHADEE Early evening drive to the Ards Peninsula and [LF] dinner at Pier 36BOYNE VALLEY Guided tour of the Bronze Age passage-grave at KnowthDUBLIN Orientation drive, visit Trinity CollegeBALLYKNOCKEN HOUSE [LF] Baking demonstration and morning coffee and sconesKILKENNY Explore this pretty county townWATERFORD [LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal; guided walking tourBLARNEY Visit the famous castle and kiss the Blarney StoneGLENGARRIFF Private boat to Garinish IslandRING OF KERRY Take pictures of the Lakes of KillarneyDINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and the town of DingleADARE Admire the thatched cottages
LIMERICK Clarion (SF)CLIFDEN Station House (F)BUNDORAN Great Northern (F)BELFAST Radisson Blu (SF)DUBLIN The Gibson (SF)WATERFORD Granville (F)CORK Clarion (SF)KILLARNEY Killarney Avenue (SF)
Full Irish breakfast (B); 6 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick, and 1 dinner at a family-run pub in Donaghadee
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat to Garinish Island