Explore Dublin’s vibrant Viking past, cruise along the Cliffs of Moher, and sleep like royalty when you spend two nights at an Irish castle on a family journey to Ireland. 

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 The dramatic Cliffs of Moher  In the heart of Ireland's Dublin  The Rock of Cashel, the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster  Family walk   Blarney Castle  Bunratty Castle  Typical cottage in lovely Adare  Sheep dogs working their herd  Irish step dancers  Dromoland Castle  Common site along Ireland's roadways

Discover Ireland: A Family Journey

9 days from $4,295

Explore Dublin’s vibrant Viking past, cruise along the Cliffs of Moher, and sleep like royalty when you spend two nights at an Irish castle on a family journey to Ireland. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

Join us in the Emerald Isle, always a popular destination for families. Explore Dublin’s vibrant Viking past, visit the historic Rock of Cashel, kiss the Blarney Stone, and stop in Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. You’ll also cruise along the Cliffs of Moher and sleep like royalty when you spend two nights at an Irish castle (and visit others as well)! Plus, learn about the Gaelic language, see exhibitions of Irish dancing, sheep dogs in action, and falconry, and try your hand at traditional Irish cooking! 

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Itinerary

Day 1 — Depart the U.S.

Day 2 — Dublin

Upon arrival at the airport, a representative will meet you at the arrivals area and transfer you for your welcome breakfast. Later in the morning, you’ll explore Dublin from land and sea. Learn about the Georgian and Viking history of Ireland’s capital city from the bow of a “duck boat,” World War II amphibious vehicles still in use today. The tour culminates in the Grand Canal basin, where you can independently sightsee and shop before checking into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and rest up for the exciting week ahead! (D) 

Day 3 — Dublin

After breakfast at the hotel, immerse yourself in the unique sporting culture of Ireland during a visit with the Gaelic Athletic Association. Meet with sports trainers and learn the art of Gaelic Football, the most popular sport in Ireland and Hurling, the world’s fastest field sport, which also has prehistoric origins. After lunch on your own, you’ll explore Dublin’s recent past on a walking tour with a charming local historian. Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner aboard a Canal Cruise and Irish entertainment. (B,D)

Day 4 — Howth, Fingal County

Today you’ll travel up the coastline to the village of Howth in Fingal County and visit the first many Irish castles on the trip. Tour the picturesque grounds of Howth Castle, a family’s home for over 800-years. Your family will take a cooking class in the castle’s restored Georgian kitchen. After you’ll visit nearby Malahide Castle, set on a majestic 260 acres, a family home that traces its history back to 1175. Tonight, you’ll return to Dublin in time for dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 — Killarney

This morning, you’ll venture from Dublin to Killarney, stopping first at the Irish National Stud and Gardens, home to some of the most magnificent horses and beautiful Japanese gardens to be found anywhere in the world. After, you’ll journey to the iconic Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale. Arrive in Killarney, where you’ll be greeted with a group dinner at the hotel, followed by a Gaelic lesson, the national language of Ireland. (B,D)

Day 6 — Kinsale

This morning travel to the Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre where you’ll learn how to mold clay from local artisans, and try your hand at making clay sculptures or costume jewelry. This afternoon, travel to Blarney Castle where the famous Blarney Stone is found. For those brave enough, climb the ramparts of the castle and kiss the stone which is said to grant the gift of eloquence! With your newfound fluency, visit Blarney Woollen Mills for a classic Irish lunch. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel followed by an exhibition of Irish dancing with a short step-dancing lesson. (B,D)

Day 7 — Adare / Dromoland Castle

After breakfast you’ll travel to one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, Adare. Walk along the main street, lined with thatched roofed cottages, or visit the old priory and monastery before departing to one of Ireland’s most complete castles, Bunratty. Built in 1425, it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th- and 16th-century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park, where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. This afternoon, arrive to Dromoland Castle, the 12th-century castle that will be your home for the next few days! This evening dinner will be in a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 8 — Cliffs of Moher

After a restful night in the majestic Dromoland Castle, you’ll set off for a local sheep farm where you’ll learn about sheep shearing, meet the hardworking sheepdogs and greet the lambs born this spring. Then, you’ll journey to the vibrant city of Galway for a cruise on Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in Ireland. Finally, you’ll venture to the renowned Cliffs of Moher, sprawling 8 kilometres along the Atlantic Coast and regarded as one of Ireland’s natural wonders. Tonight, enjoy a medieval farewell banquet in a castle setting. (B,D)

Day 9 — Depart for the U.S.

Transfer to Shannon Airport for your return flight home. (B)