Highlights of Ireland

We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delightful nine-day adventure to the Emerald Isle. Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, traditional music in a local pub... seriously, it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Irish than this. We mix the essential sites and time in the villages to really round out the experience. Even if Ireland isn’t the Old Country for you, this trip will make you feel as though you’re back home.

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Destination & Sightseeing


Day 1 Dublin
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this lively city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.Additional Notes: If you wish to explore Dublin before the tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Dublin before Day 1 of this itinerary.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Dublin (1B)
Walk along the riverside, or marvel at the city's medieval castles and cathedrals. Don't tire yourself out too much - you'll want to get out later tonight and experience the nightlife that the Temple Bar area is known for.

Day 3 Dublin/Galway City (1B)
Travel to Ireland's west coast to Galway. Set off on a guided walking tour before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the city's colourful streets and bohemian atmosphere.Included Activities: Galway Walking TourTransport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 210km)

Day 4 Galway City (1B)
Spend a few hours following the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. Soak in the views as you hike the trail. Opt for a picnic along the way.Included Activities: Cliffs of Moher VisitTransport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 76km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 5 Galway City/Killarney (1B)
Continue on to Killarney with free time to enjoy the town or explore the nearby national park.Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 208km)

Day 6 Killarney (1B)
Enjoy a day trip to experience some sights along the famous Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for another night in town.Included Activities: Ring of Kerry Day Trip

Day 7 Killarney/Cork (1B)
Cork is known for its many universities, theatres, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafés lining the streets.Make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two – Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork.Included Activities: Orientation WalkTransport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 90km)

Day 8 Cork (1B)
Enjoy a final night out on the town with the group and raise a pint to this beautiful island!

Day 9 Cork/Dublin (1B)
Depart Cork after breakfast and return to Dublin. Trip will end upon arrival at a centrally located Dublin hotel where your CEO can help assist with onwards travel arrangements.Additional Notes: Travellers should plan all onward travel after 6pm on this day.If you wish to extend your stay in Dublin, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Dublin after your tour ends.Included Activities: Departure DayTransport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours, 263km)