Day 1: USA to Ireland
Depart USA for our overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner, cocktails and continental breakfast are served on board.
Day 2: Dublin
Arrival at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel, where you have some free time to rest. Afternoon and evening free in Dublin. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 3: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford - Cork
Leaving Dublin, we travel south to Kilkenny City, where we stop for a visit to Kilkenny Castle, ancestral home of the Butler Clan. We continue on via Waterford where we visit the famed Waterford Crystal factory, then to Cork for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Cork - Cobh - Blarney - Killarney
Morning visit to Cobh Heritage Center, which documents the history of Irish emigration and the story of the ill-fated superliners; the Lusitania and the Belfast-built Titanic. We continue on to Blarney Castle, where we have a chance to kiss the famed Blarney Stone, said to bestow eloquence on all who dare. Optional shopping for tweeds, knitwear, linen, crystal and china at nearby Blarney Woollen Mills. We travel over the scenic Cork and Kerry Mountains to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Tonight we have an optional visit to the famed "Laurels Singing Pub" in Killarney.
Day 5: Ring of Kerry - Killarney
"Heaven's Reflex", is one of Ireland's loveliest districts. Poets, painters, writers and musicians have all tried to convey its beauty of mountains and lakes. A delightful day includes a visit to Macken of Ireland for optional shopping for tweeds, knits, china and crystal after which we drive along the coastline of the broad Iveragh Peninsula through the villages and towns of Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Irish speaking Sneem. Dinner and overnight in Killarney. This evening optional pub visits in Killarney.
Day 6: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Limerick
Departing Killarney, we travel via Tralee and drive along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands; the last outpost of Europe. We continue on to Limerick where we enjoy a farewell medieval castle banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Day 7: Shannon Airport - USA
After breakfast, we have a leisurely departure for nearby Shannon Airport for our return flight home. Ample time allowed for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding our flight home. We arrive back in the U.S. the same day.
Small & Large - We Do It Best!
Custom Planning - Click Here