Explore the Emerald Isle on this magical itinerary which will let you visit cities and countryside to discover Ireland’s vibrant landscapes, cliff faces and incredible vistas.
Start in Belfast in Northern Ireland before driving south to Dublin where you’ll learn about whiskey, Guinness and more before visiting Cork and the west of Ireland.
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Days 1 to 3: Belfast
Arrive into Belfast and explore the history of this previously divided city.
See where the infamous Titanic was built and explore the museum which includes replicas and artefacts.
Also make time to visit Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the Queen. Set in 100 acres of beautiful grounds, you’ll discover fascinating history.
Day 4 to 6: Dublin
Drive south to Dublin, the home of Guinness. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how the beer is made and enjoy tastings and its rooftop bar.
Discover St Patrick’s Cathedral that dates back to 1191, with its 43-metre spire making it the tallest in Ireland.
Visit the Irish parliament at Stormont. Magnificent buildings found in a beautiful park setting, we can also arrange a tour for you.
Be sure to enjoy Dublin’s lively gay scene in the evenings or the multitude of other pubs, bars and restaurants the city has to offer.
Day 7 and 8: Cork
Head from Dublin further south to Cork, home of Jameson whiskey.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Jameson Distillery to discover how the famous drink is made.
Use Cork as your base to visit some of the quaint Irish towns along the cost such as Kinsale, with brightly coloured buildings.
Nearby you’ll also find Cobh (also known as Queenstown) which was the last stop of the Titanic before its maiden voyage to New York.
Day 9 and 10: Killarney
Drive west to Killarney National Park and take a kayak trip to Innisfallen Island.
It’s also an opportunity to explore the many little towns in what’s known as the Ring of Kerry.
Day 11 and 12: Galway
Named after the Ed Sheeran song Galway Girl (just kidding!), Galway has a host of great things to do and explore.
An ideal base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is full of colourful shop-lined streets complete with buskers and street performers.
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way by heading to Dun Aengus which is a fort believed to be up to 2000 years old and with sheer cliff drops to the ocean waters below. There are no railings and so you can get right to the edge. Just be careful!
Dine at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel in its Pullman Restaurant which is set aboard two of the original carriages from the Orient Express, which were also used for the filming of the original Agatha Christie classic.
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