Day 1 - Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Arrive in Dublin, where you are met and transferred to your
hotel. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Dublin
Begin your day with a privately led exploration of Trinity
College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. Then, enter
the Old Library to view the legendary Book of Kells, one of
the finest illuminated medieval manuscripts in existence.
Afterward, discover more of the city with your expert guide,
followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 - Kilkenny
Travel south to the heart of County Kilkenny. Visit a family-owned
country pub, meet the owner and his family, and
receive a hands-on introduction to the national Irish sport of hurling. Listen to a seannachi (traditional storyteller) spin
tales and play music; eat a hearty lunch; and learn how to pull
a pint of Guinness, for a full-on classic Irish pub experience.
Arrive at your country resort at Castlemartyr before dinner.
Day 4 - Cobh & Cork
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Sample Classic Irish Whiskeys on a premium tour and
tasting at Jameson’s Old Midleton Distillery.
Play a Round of Golf or Relax with a Spa Experience,
taking full advantage of your hotel’s diverse amenities.
Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about the lives of
emigrants to America, and visit the English Market in Cork.
Later, dine at Ballymaloe House, one of Ireland’s culinary
treasures, for a delectable Chef’s Table experience.
Day 5 - West Cork
Drive Ireland’s wild southern shore through rugged West Cork to visit a third-generation family-owned emporium that specializes in locally produced food products — meats, cheeses, chutney, preserves and more. Meet some of the shop’s suppliers, and eat a lunch sourced completely nearby. Proceed to Kenmare and check in to your hotel, set beside rollicking Sheen Falls. Then, savor a Scenic Sundowner, gazing over the sparkling cascades.
Day 6 - Kenmare
Cross through Killarney National Park, en route to the town
of Killarney. Ride Like a Local in a traditional jaunting car for a closer look at the park’s natural beauty. Then, set out
on the famed Ring of Kerry for a breathtaking coastal drive,
where every turn in the road reveals new and ever-more-stunning
vistas. Pause to peruse local handicrafts in the Gap
of Dunloe, and marvel at a demonstration of Irish sheepdogs
and their indispensable skills.
Day 7 - Newmarket-on-Fergus
Make a personal connection to Ireland when you visit a
traditional family dairy farm. Hear about rural life here from
family members, and then join them for a home-cooked
farm lunch, on this A&K-exclusive experience. Stop in
Adare, often voted Ireland’s most beautiful village, before you
continue to your majestic hotel.
Day 8 - Newmarket-on-Fergus
Journey to busy Galway, gateway to western Ireland, and
then on to small, coastal Clarinbridge, where a special tasting
introduces you to the quintessential pairing of Guinness
stout with fresh Galway Bay oysters. After lunch, drive the
coast of County Clare, stopping to stand atop the soaring
Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, join your fellow guests for an
elegant farewell dinner.
Day 9 - Depart Shannon
After breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport and board your