Here’s Why We Love Ireland
Ireland offers some of the most stunning vistas in the world including the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way. It’s authentic and off-the-beaten-path. For the history buff there are Blarney Castle, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, and more. Dublin, Cork and Killarney each have their own unique attractions including literary walks and old-world pubs hosting live music events. It’s a culinary mecca for traditional and contemporary food lovers.
Browsing the historic market in Cork exceeds all gastronomic expectations.
Ring of Kerry
See the sights in style with a horse-drawn carriage ride in Killarney.
After seeing the Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy a glass of Guinness at the brewery’s rooftop bar.
Starting at $425/person/day
Day 1: Arrival in Cork
Your journey starts in Cork with an introduction to Ireland’s cultural heritage on the lively St. Patrick’s Street and one of the world’s oldest markets and culinary institutions. Be sure to visit the English Market.
Day 2: Eclectic Kenmare
Tour the scenic Ring of Kerry. Visit the charming heritage town of Kenmare where tradition and modernity blend together into an eclectic atmosphere. Discover old-world pubs, antique shops and art galleries, delis and gourmet restaurants.
Day 3: Exploring the Ring of Kerry
Explore the Irish countryside. Continue on the Ring of Kerry to the incredible Moll’s Gap with views of Black Valley, the last place in Ireland to be connected to the national electric grid. Tour the Muckross House and Gardens set in the middle of Killarney National Park.
Day 4: Boating to Skellig Michael
Make a stop in Waterville, a favorite holiday spot for Charlie Chaplin, then continue to the famous Skellig Ring. Take a boat trip to Skellig Michael, the island where scenes for Star Wars were filmed.
Day 5: The Wild Atlantic Coast
Visit historic Bantry House overlooking the lush green landscape of the Wild Atlantic Coast. The nearly uninhabited, narrow peninsula of Sheep’s Head offers absolutely amazing scenery in all directions.
Day 6: Clonakilty, an epicure's delight
Explore the quirky town of Clonakilty with its hand painted business signs and gourmet shops. Indulge in traditional black pudding, artisan Irish yoghurt and locally sourced smoked fish.
Day 7: Drombeg Stone Circle
Discover the Drombeg Stone Circle, one of the most famous stone circles in Ireland built with the purpose of observing the winter solstice and conducting burial ceremonies. Spend the afternoon in charming Baltimore.
Day 8: Kinsale's Star-shaped Fort
Visit the 17th century Charles Fort perched at the edge of the sea, one of the largest defense structures in Ireland built to protect the nearby town. In Kinsale enjoy the pubs and seafood restaurants, a mecca of Irish delicacies. Return home from Cork.