Celtic Charms & Culinary Delights

Ireland's 5-Day Escape

5-Day International Trip

Celtic Charms & Culinary Delights

Discover the magic of Ireland on our exclusive 5-day journey, a meticulously crafted itinerary that blends urban exploration, natural wonders, and tantalizing gastronomic experiences. Start your adventure in Galway, a city pulsating with a lively arts scene and steeped in historical charm, offering a glimpse into Ireland's rich cultural tapestry. Wander through the vibrant streets, participating in unique events that showcase the best of Galway's culture. Venture into the wild beauty of Connemara, a hidden gem where the landscapes speak of Ireland's unspoiled natural splendor. Here, engage in a traditional Brown Bread Making demonstration and a Connemara Oyster tasting.

Be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, a must-see natural masterpiece on any Irish itinerary, and enjoy exclusive viewpoints for the most breathtaking photo opportunities. Conclude your escapade in Dublin, the beating heart of Ireland, where history, tradition, and modernity blend seamlessly. Delve into Dublin's dynamic food scene, from traditional Irish fare to innovative contemporary cuisine, and discover why Dublin is quickly becoming a culinary capital of Europe.

This trip is more than just a tour; it's an immersive experience into the Emerald Isle's most cherished locales, perfect for history buffs, nature lovers, cultural enthusiasts, and foodies alike. Join us for this spectacular 5-day Irish escapade, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Ready to explore the enchanting Emerald Isle? Book your journey now and embark on an adventure like no other!

5-Day International Trip

Celtic Charms & Culinary Delights

Join 'Celtic Charms & Culinary Delights' for a unique 5-day Irish journey exploring Galway's history, Connemara's beauty, Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin's vibrant food scene.

October 3rd, 2024 to October 7th, 2024

$3,930 Single

$3,455 Double

or call 1-888-426-1993

Trip Details

Price

Double $3,455, Single $3,930

Trip Length

5 day International Trip

Meeting Point

Meet on October 3, 2024 at Dublin International Airport.  You will be provided instructions to access the private transfer to the tour hotel.

Ending Point

Trip concludes on October 7, 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. A private transfer to the airport is provided.

Group Size

Maximum group size is 20.

Included

  • Accommodation: Four nights of accommodations in 4 star hotels
  • Local Guide: Fully escorted and narrated tour by friendly English speaking local guide's and trip escort's.
  • Airport Transfer: Secure airport transfers in Dublin
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners as outlined on itinerary
  • Show: Dinner with Show of Traditional Irish Music & Dance at Taylors Three Rock, Dublin
  • Porterage: Porterage in both hotels
  • Motorcoach: Motorcoach transportation for the duration of the tour.
  • Activities: All entrance fees for excursions to cultural sites and food artisan visits
  • Gratuities: All gratuities to tour guide, escort and driver
  • Taxes and service charge

Not Included

  • Airfare: Airfare is not included. We are available to assist with your airfare arrangements or you may make your own arrangements.
  • Airport Transfer: Parking at the airport / transfer to / from the airport from your home.
  • Meals & Alcohol: Meals and alcoholic beverages, except those noted in the itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as laundry or phone calls are not included.
  • Passport: Passport fees are not included.

Itinerary

Overnight stay, Snack & Dinner included
 
Welcome to Ireland! Upon your arrival at Dublin Airport, the adventure begins as you’re greeted by your English-speaking tour guide. Settle into your coach, embarking on a scenic journey to the vibrant city of Galway.
 
En route, delight in a stop at the historic Tyrrellspass Castle. Here, indulge in a classic Irish treat – tea and scones, providing a charming introduction to Ireland’s rich history and culinary heritage.
 
Continue your journey towards Galway, a city that beautifully marries youthful energy with ancient history. Despite its relatively small size, Galway, known as the “city of the tribes,” is the fastest-growing city in Europe and serves as a key tourist center and a gateway to the picturesque landscapes of County Galway.
 
On arrival in Galway, enjoy a walking tour of this dynamic city. The tour will take you through its lively streets and historic landmarks, revealing the unique character and charm that Galway is renowned for.
 
After your city exploration, check into the 4-star Galway Bay Hotel in the seaside suburb of Salthill. Here, you can unwind in comfort and luxury, reflecting on the day’s experiences.
 
In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the hotel. Relish in the delightful flavors of Irish cuisine, complemented by views of the serene Galway Bay.
 
Your day concludes with an overnight stay at the Galway Bay Hotel. Rest and rejuvenate in preparation for another day of discovery and adventure in the enchanting Irish landscape.
Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 
Your day in Connemara promises a blend of stunning landscapes, rich history, and unique culinary experiences. After enjoying a full Irish breakfast at the hotel, you’ll set off to explore the breathtaking Connemara region in County Galway.
 
Connemara is celebrated for its patchwork landscapes of green fields, endless stone walls, thatched cottages, and picturesque fishing ports. This region is known for its sheep farming, producing high-quality Mohair wool, and for peat exploitation. Your journey includes a scenic drive along the shores of Killary Fjord, a natural border between County Galway and County Mayo, offering spectacular views of Ireland’s only fjord, Killary Harbour.
 
Your first stop is the Dan O’Hara Homestead. The visit begins with a guided tour, providing insight into the life of Dan O’Hara, a tenant farmer in Connemara before the Great Famine. A tractor-pulled ride through the farm will demonstrate traditional peat cutting, and you’ll have the chance to explore a nearby Neolithic site, showcasing ancient ceremonial and burial practices. Dan O’Hara’s house has been meticulously restored, and the farm now operates as it did in the 1840s, complete with a variety of animals, including Connemara ponies.
 
Next, enjoy a brown bread making demonstration, followed by a delicious lunch.
 
The day continues with a visit to the Connemara Oyster Farm. Here, you’ll learn about the intricate processes of oyster farming in Ireland and conclude the visit with an oyster tasting, a true treat for seafood enthusiasts.
 
Your next destination is the majestic Kylemore Abbey. Perched on the shores of Lake Kylemore, this romantic structure, initially built as a castle in 1868, has transformed over the centuries into an abbey. Kylemore Abbey is home to Ireland’s only Benedictine community and one of Europe’s most prestigious girls’ schools.
 
The journey back to Galway takes you through the stunning Maam Valley, passing through the villages of Recess, Maam Cross, and Oughterard, showcasing the region’s natural beauty.
 
Upon returning to Galway, freshen up at the Galway Bay Hotel before heading out for dinner at O’Grady’s Seafood Restaurant in Barna, just a short drive from the hotel. Enjoy a delightful evening meal in this renowned seafood restaurant.
 
Conclude your day with a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel, filled with memories of Connemara’s captivating landscapes and rich cultural experiences.
Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
 
Your day begins with a hearty Full Irish Breakfast at the hotel, energizing you for the journey ahead as you depart Galway for Dublin, traveling through the stunning landscapes of County Clare.
 
Your first encounter in County Clare is the Burren region, known for its unique karst landscapes and rich biodiversity. Here, visit the Burren Smokehouse, where you’ll learn about the traditional methods of smoking Irish salmon and other local fish. This is an excellent opportunity to taste some of the finest smoked seafood Ireland has to offer.
 
Next, experience the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most famous cliffs. These majestic sea cliffs stretch for nearly 8 kilometers and rise up to 214 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs are a haven for seabirds, and their cries, along with the sound of the waves, create a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. The panoramic views from the cliffs are breathtaking, overlooking the Aran Islands and, on clear days, extending to the mountains of Connemara. Enjoy free time to walk along the cliffs, absorb the stunning scenery, and visit the Atlantic Edge Visitor Centre, which offers insightful exhibits about the cliffs and their natural environment.
 
For lunch, visit Vaughans Pub in Kilfenora for a delicious 2-course meal. This pub is renowned for its traditional Irish hospitality and excellent cuisine, making it the perfect spot to relax and refuel.
 
In the afternoon, your journey takes you to the St Tola Cheese Farm in County Clare. The farm tour includes a visit to the goat-house, milking parlor, and cheese-house. Learn about organic goat farming and the process of making St. Tola’s range of organic goat cheeses. The tour concludes with a cheese tasting, giving you the chance to savor the farm’s exceptional products. St Tola Cheese Farm is set in the picturesque landscape of North Clare, providing a beautiful backdrop to your visit.
 
After your visit to the cheese farm, continue your journey to Dublin, passing through Limerick. Upon arrival in Dublin, check into the 4-star Portmarnock Hotel. This hotel offers comfort and luxury, allowing you to relax after a day of exploration.
 
Enjoy dinner at the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant is known for its exquisite cuisine, offering a range of dishes that showcase the best of Irish and international flavors. It’s the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy a meal in a cozy and elegant atmosphere. Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional Irish dish or something more contemporary, the menu is sure to cater to your taste.
 
Your day concludes with an overnight stay at the Portmarnock Hotel in Dublin, providing a peaceful retreat as you rest and prepare for more adventures in Ireland’s vibrant capital.
 Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner included.
 
Your morning begins with a full Irish breakfast at the hotel, fueling you for the day’s explorations in Dublin, a city with a thousand years of history.
 
Embark on a panoramic tour of Dublin, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Dublin, a city founded over a millennium ago, features beautiful public buildings and elegant squares dating back to its golden age in the 18th century. You’ll see the famous Georgian quarter, known for its picturesque streets and brightly colored doors. The tour will also showcase the Houses of Parliament, O’Connell Street, the prestigious Trinity College, and the exterior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
 
In the afternoon, take a delightful journey with Vintage Tea Tours. This unique experience allows you to step back in time and enjoy Dublin’s sights while partaking in afternoon tea delicacies and engaging conversations aboard a vintage bus. The tour will take you past significant landmarks like the Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church, Wood Quay, and more. You’ll also receive a souvenir Travel Mug as a keepsake of your experience.
 
Conclude your evening with dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock, a venue famous for its traditional Irish music and dance show. 
 
After an enjoyable and culturally rich day, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay, ready for your next adventure in Dublin.
Breakfast included
 
Begin your final day in Ireland with a hearty Full Irish breakfast at your hotel. Take this time to enjoy the flavors and reflect on the wonderful experiences you’ve had throughout your trip.
 
If your flight schedule permits, you have the morning free to enjoy Dublin at your leisure. This could be the perfect opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, take a stroll through one of Dublin’s many picturesque parks, visit a museum you may have missed, or simply relax in a local café and watch the world go by.
 
When it’s time to depart, you’ll be transferred to Dublin Airport. As you make your way to the airport, reminisce about the trip’s highlights, from the vibrant streets of Dublin to the scenic landscapes of the Connemara region, the historic Cliffs of Moher, and the charming city of Galway.
 
At Dublin Airport, you’ll say your farewells to the Emerald Isle and board your flight back home, carrying with you memories of a land rich in history, culture, and culinary delights. Safe travels and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

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