Steeped in the mist of history and woven into a rich tapestry of arts, music and literature, Ireland offers both magnificent landscapes and a fascinating cultural heritage. During this special journey, you'll travel through the pastoral Irish scenery lit by the shimmering shafts of sunlight and frequent rainbows. You'll visit the dramatic, wind-swept Cliffs of Moher and the rock-encrusted Burren. You'll see ruined castles, prehistoric monuments and lovingly restored manor houses. You'll wonder at the translucent lakes of Killarney, the ever-changing light on spectacular seascapes around the Ring of Kerry, the mysterious remains of ancient forts and monasteries and all the cockles and mussels of Galway Bay. You'll experience the mellow charms of medieval towns and lost in time villages, the wild, rugged scenery of the Wicklow Mountains, the improbable colors of Irish gardens and the prehistoric mysteries of Newgrange. Yet this intimate exploration of the Emerald Isle will let you go beyond the landscapes. You'll meet the Irish people and experience the culture of Ireland first hand, as you follow in the footsteps of Irish writers, stroll on the lively streets of Dublin, enjoy a chat over a glass of Guinness and join in an evening singsong in a local pub. You'll enjoy fine dining, opulent castles and intimate boutique hotels and Celtic culture, as you connect with new, like-minded friends and create lifelong memories.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoying the lively atmosphere of Dublin ● Trinity College and the Book of Kells ● Prehistoric Newgrange and Knowth ● An Irish dancing show and Irish storytelling ● Powerscourt House and Gardens ● Glendalough monastic site ● Boat trip across the Killarney Lakes ● Taking in the scenery of the Dingle Peninsula ● The spectacular scenery at the Gap of Dunloe ● The Cliffs of Moher and the stone-clad Burren ● The fairytale Kylemore Abbey ● Experiencing the beauty of Connemara ● Walking in the Aran Islands ● Experiencing the magic of Irish weather ● Touring castles, prehistoric monuments and manor houses ● Learning about the history of Irish people
Itinerary specifics subject to change.