Treat your family with an unforgettable 8-day journey through the enchanting landscapes of Southern Ireland - where landscapes dance, culture thrives, and every corner tells a story! Your journey kicks off in Dublin, a mix of modernity and tradition. Wander through Howth's cobblestone streets, indulging in fresh seafood by the coast. Explore Rebel Cork's non-conformist spirit and savour gastronomic delights in Kinsale. Experience County Kerry's natural splendour, from scenic Killarney to the charm of Dingle. Then, surrender yourself to Connemara's rugged beauty, where untamed landscapes and dramatic vistas captivate the soul.

Highlights

Day By day

A Family's Adventure Begins

Welcome to Dublin in Ireland, a small capital with a huge history! Start with a guided walking tour, exploring the Dublin's history, culture, and architecture as your knowledgeable guide leads the way. Next, immerse yourselves in the treasures of Trinity College, home to the renowned Book of Kells — a manuscript dating back to the 9th century, showcasing intricate artwork and historical significance. Conclude your day at the iconic Guinness Warehouse, where a tasting session awaits. Dive into the brewing process and the rich history of Guinness. Overnight: Dublin

Howth's Seaside Serenity

Our friendly guide will take you on the Howth Cliff Walk—the most scenic hike in all of Dublin! Traverse the rugged and diverse coastline, encountering steep sea cliffs, sheltered coves, and hidden beaches. As you explore, look out for the fascinating different rock types and formations. The cliffs, home to one of Ireland's largest seabird colonies, offer a haven for birdwatchers. Continue your day by exploring the enchanting Malahide Castle and Gardens, immersed in medieval history and surrounded by lush landscapes. Conclude your adventure with an authentic Irish experience at an Irish house party, enjoying a typical dinner and a lively singing and dancing show featuring local artists. Overnight: Dublin

Blarney's Magic and Cobh's History

Your family adventure in Ireland leaves Dublin behind and heads out into the lush green countryside. First stop is the enchanting Blarney Castle and its famed Stone which unveils true Irish magic! By the way, Kissing Ireland’s Blarney Stone is said to give a person the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness! Next, explore the historic port town of Cobh, poignant due to the Titanic tragedy and Irish immigration to the United States. Find yourself at “Sin é”, Cork's iconic traditional pub, where the night crescendos with live Irish music. Your busy day, filled with legends, history, and soul-stirring melodies, are reflected in the lively ambiance of this cultural haven. Overnight: Cork

Exploring Bay and Island Adventures

Join us at the scenic coastal enclave of Sandycove, where a sumptuous picnic awaits amidst breathtaking views and invigorating sea breezes. Embark on a guided foraging excursion to uncover the secrets of wild seaweeds, shellfish, and plants; a fun time for all the family to find out more about the local maritime wildlife. The maritime allure of Kinsale Harbour continues with a sailing excursion, to get wonderful views from the ocean of Kinsale's stunning landscapes. Whether you prefer a leisurely cruise or a hands-on sailing lesson supervised by our expert instructors, this is a unique opportunity to create joyful moments with friends and family. Overnight: Cork

Natural Wonders

Your Irish family adventure continues: marvel at the natural wonders of Killarney National Park. Your day starts surrounded by lush greenery at Muckross House and Gardens. Follow the park’s walking trails to discover the magnificent Torc Waterfall, where the soothing rush of water complements the serene surroundings. Extend your exploration to the iconic Lakes of Killarney and enjoy a half-day kayaking expedition on its waters. Glide through the crystal-clear waters with the towering peaks of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks as a breathtaking backdrop. The highlight of your Irish adventure awaits at Innisfallen Island, a hidden treasure steeped in history, diverse wildlife, and untouched beauty. Overnight: Killarney

Islands and Wildlife

What's the best way to explore the Dingle Peninsula? By sea, of course! This enchanting journey unveils the beauty of Dingle Bay, tracing the coastline to the mystical Great Blasket Island. Explore geology, and history, and meet friendly locals. Witness the marine spectacle - with whales, basking sharks, dolphins, and seals. A four-hour island visit awaits! Your guided tour of the old, abandoned village is a journey through history. Kids can play on Tra Ban's ivory sands, home to a large seal colony. Adventure seekers can enjoy hikes with panoramic views of the Blasket Islands, Iveragh, and Dingle Peninsula—an exciting experience for the whole family. Overnight: Killarney

A Typical Irish Road trip

Your journey to Galway begins with a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. These natural wonders, towering over the Atlantic at 214 meters, offer stunning panoramic views. Next, the village of Doolin beckons, welcoming you for refreshments. Continue on to Caherconnell to witness an incredible sheepdog demonstration. The special bond between handler and canine is remarkable and a must-see experience in Ireland! Finally, enjoy a vibrant night in Galway, soaking in the city's lively atmosphere and diverse entertainment. Overnight: Galway

Exploring the Connemara

Head to the serene havens of Balleconneelly and Mannin Bay. Experience the stunning contrast of crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches against Ireland's green and rugged beauty. Ride horseback through this coastal paradise, immersing yourself in the soothing rhythm of hooves as they splash through the waves. Pause for a delightful break in Clifden, Connemara's capital, for a leisurely lunch, savouring local flavours in this charming coastal town. Continue your journey to the iconic Kylemore Abbey, a 19th-century masterpiece nestled against the Connemara Mountains. Discover the abbey's history, initially built as a romantic gesture and later transformed into a spiritual haven for Benedictine nuns. Overnight: Galway

A Last Look at Our Irish Expedition

As your family adventure in Ireland draws to a close, journey from Galway to Shannon Airport, concluding your Irish escapade with a brief yet picturesque drive. Cheers to your family's adventurous spirit throughout this memorable journey in Ireland!

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“This tailor-made tour in Ireland is crafted to create lasting memories through a blend of scenic discoveries and outdoor activities suitable for all ages. To explore the off-the-beaten-path spots in Southern Ireland, renting a car is highly recommended. The period from March to October is ideal for this trip, although the weather in Ireland can be unpredictable, adding to its charming character. The saying 'Four seasons in one day' is no exaggeration; make sure to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and a waterproof jacket! There are so many wonderful places and experiences in this trip but for me, the highlight will be meeting some fantastic people along your journey. While we can't promise perfect weather, we can guarantee encounters with some friendly and delightful locals!”

Claire, Local Expert

Testimonials

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Claire did a nice job of adjusting our trip to our needs. Each place we stayed had charm and character. Had never been to Ireland, so we were not sure where to go and what to see, in the 8 days we were here.
David K.

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I very much enjoyed our lodging choices. The staff were kind and helpful. I loved the historical bed and breakfast properties. Steven was awesome! He really went the extra mile to help me put together a trip of a lifetime, including my 7 year old grandson.
Leedeen S.

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