A Week in Ireland Visiting the North!
Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland. Enjoy your getaway into the green valleys and sweeping seashores without the large crowds or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin. Admire statue-lined O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, and elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses and colorful doors behind the wrought-iron fences. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.
Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s countryside, and visit Rathbaun Farm. You’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices, and try your hand at scone baking in the farmhouse kitchen. You’ll travel on to western Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to Northern Ireland, pass through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Then, enjoy a guided walk on Derry’s Old Town walls, and visit the amazing natural formation of the Giant’s Causeway—massive interlocking basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.
Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city, including the fascinating Titanic Experience. On your way back to Dublin, stop in Carlingford. This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings, and 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the city. Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin. You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.
|November 11, 2023||from $2,978 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sat Nov 11||DUBLIN, IRELAND|
|2||Sun Nov 12||DUBLIN–ATHLONE–RATHBAUN FARM–GALWAY|
|3||Mon Nov 13||GALWAY–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY|
|4||Tue Nov 14||LETTERKENNY–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST|
|5||Wed Nov 15||BELFAST|
|6||Thu Nov 16||BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN|
|7||Fri Nov 17||DUBLIN|
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.
Day 2 – DUBLIN–ATHLONE–RATHBAUN FARM–GALWAY
SHANNON’S SHORES & FARMER’S CHORES
ATHLONE Visit the town on the River Shannon.
RATHBAUN Globus Local Favorite Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
Day 3 – GALWAY–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY
WEST IS BEST
WESTPORT Visit the elegant holiday resort on Ireland’s west coast.
DONEGAL Visit the Vikings’ town.
Day 4 – LETTERKENNY–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
ANCIENT WALLS & GIANT STEPS
DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
Day 5 – BELFAST
A GRAND SHIP & GREAT SIGHTS
BELFAST Orientation drive. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon.
Day 6 – BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN
CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
DUBLIN Free time in the evening.
Day 7 – DUBLIN
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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