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Classic Tour of Ireland

The best of the Emerald Isle

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Classic Tour of Ireland

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Travel timeFrom 7 days
Type of travel Self-drive
Best timeMay-September
To destination5-8 hours

from

$839

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Explore Ireland on this tour through the motherland, hitting the top sites and reveling in the culture of this storied land. You’ll hop from vibrant urban centers to the rugged countryside—and back again—taking in the sites and sounds that make the “Emerald Isle” such a celebrated destination. Visit Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, and indulge in a whiskey tasting at the Old Jameson Distillery. At every stop, you’ll learn something new about this manifold country, and wherever you go, tá Fáilte romhat—“you are welcome.”

  1. Dublin

  2. Connemara

  3. Kilarney

  4. Limerick

  5. Dublin


Classic Tour of Ireland

from

$839

pp excl. flights

Plan your trip

Travel Itinerary

Destination 1: Dublin

Arrive in beautiful Dublin, or Dubhlinn in Irish, named for the black pool that lies beneath the grounds of Dublin Castle. Take a sightseeing tour of the city and relish in the beauty of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church. In the afternoon, top it off with a visit to one of the many pubs at Temple Bar—Guinness tastes fresher closer to the source. Cheers!

Destination 2: Connemara 

Next up, head to an area full of contrasts, the county of Connemara. The stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages and isolated splendor of the heather-covered hills will enchant you. You’ll journey to the lake-dotted center of Connemara known as Maam Cross. The road continues through the colorful town of Clifden, and on to the Irish speaking lowlands of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes. 

Destination 3: Kilarney

The time has come to journey south to explore Kerry. Starting along the Black Head coastal route, you’ll reach the unique moon-like landscape of the Burren. Stop to take pictures of the colorful houses on these narrow Irish roads, and don’t forget to take a picture of the fieldsyou’ve never seen such emerald greens roll out into the distance before you.  From mountains and peat bogs to lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic, you’ll experience this region to the fullest on your journey along its coastal road. 

Destination 4: Limerick

Next up is the county of Limerick, where coastal scenery meets ring forts, crosses, and ancient monuments. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Dingle Peninsula, where quaint fishing villages make you feel at home with their warm restaurants and ancient cobblestone roads. Don’t forget to explore Slea Head, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the deserted Blasket Islands—Sláinte!

Destination 5: Dublin

Finish your trip where you started. Explore the city at your leisure and do any last-minute shopping or sightseeing before your departure. Enjoy your last afternoon with a walk through the Dublin Castle across the Dubhlinn Gardens, spotting the Record Tower as you go. What better way to end your tour than with a break at the Merry Ploughboys Irish Music Pub, where folk songs go great with a pintor a few). Say Slán (goodbye) one more time to this merry land before you head back stateside.

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