Sample the cultural delights of Ireland’s 4 most vibrant cities, Dublin, Galway, Cork and Kilkenny.
Your journey kicks off in Dublin. A truly multicultural city with a tangible sense of history. Day one will be spent visiting some of it’s cultural treasures such as Trinity College and the Book of Kells. A visit to the world famous Guinness Brewery after lunch. The evening at your leisure to sample Dublin’s hectic nightlife.
More Dublin history with guided tours of the notorious Kilmainham Gaol, where the British held Irish rebel prisoners. A very significant place in Irish history it is now a museum. After lunch a trip to Croke Park, the headquarters of the GAA, Ireland’s national sports. Here you will tour the huge stadium and the museum and see a display of the sport. In the evening a trip to Howth, a small fishing village in the northern suburbs of Dublin. A great place to sample some delicious fresh fish n chips.
Go on a walking tour of arty, bohemian Galway, one of Ireland’s most engaging cities. Brightly painted pubs heave with live music, while restaurants and cafes offer front-row seats for observing buskers and street theatre. Remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling handcrafted Claddagh rings, books and musical instruments, bridges arch over the salmon-stuffed River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, on Galway Bay, the source of the area’s famous oysters.
A guided day trip takes in the highlights of Galway Bay and Connemara National Park, returning to Galway City for a trip to famous Moran’s on the Weir seafood restaurant to try the Galway Bay Oysters.
Head south to Cork city, with a short detour to the heritage town of Adare, Limerick for lunch and a stroll around Arriving in Cork City in the afternoon. In the evening get your walking shoes on for a spooky ghost tour around the most haunted locations of the city.
A leisurely walking tour around the compact 800 year old city, where you will experience the smells and sounds of the English Market, stroll the busy lanes of the 18th century Huguenot Quarter and wonder at Burges’s magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral.
Mindful that a healthy walk generates a good appetite, the tour guides will help you discover a variety of places to eat, drink, enjoy live music (ceol agus craic) and enjoy the best entertainment Cork has to offer during your visit.
Your final day will be exploring the medieval city of Kilkenny, known as the Marble City. A fun and entertaining walking tour of Kilkenny’s
picturesque ‘Medieval Mile’ of narrow lanes and historic buildings strung between castle and cathedral will give you a real sense of the history. Kilkenny is a centre for creativity, which will give you ample opportunity to buy beautiful hand crafted arts and crafts. You will have the evening free to sample the lively nightlife.
Discover the Wild Atlantic Way where 2,500km of spectacular coastline with white sands and glittering waves awaits you. Head inland to experience some of the signature discovery points and amazing activities in this incredible region.
Feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes into the base of towering sea cliffs, wander down vast beaches and watch flocks of birds dance in pastel skies as the sun sets on another magical day. Discover the wild side of Ireland in this active holiday, which travels down the rugged west coast and includes hiking, horse riding, surfing and boat trips.