9 days,Dublin to Cork

Drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub, visit the famous sites of Newgrange and the Cliffs of Moher, explore the scenic Aran Islands, kiss the Blarney Stone for the gift of gab.

We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delightful 9-day adventure to the Emerald Isle. Yeats’ grave, Cork, Blarney Castle, 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 and country 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.

What's Included

  • Newgrange tour (half-day)
  • Benbulben Mountain, Drumcliff and Yeats' tomb visit
  • Walking tour of Galway
  • Aran Islands bike tour
  • Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone visit
  • Cork orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 8 breakfasts. (Allow EUR250-350 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, train, private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12
  • Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts).


Day 1Dublin

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Dublin/Sligo(1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Newgrange, built in 3200 BC. After the tour head northwest to Sligo.

Day 3Sligo/Galway City(1B)

Walk around Ben Bulben mountain, visit Drumcliff Church and Yeats' tomb. Travel to Galway for a guided walking tour. Learn the history while strolling though the medieval heart of the city. In the evening head out for an optional dinner and drinks in a local pub.

Day 4Galway City(1B)

Travel to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. Spend time visiting the area before returning to Galway for the evening. Opt for a night out at the local pub.

Day 5Galway City/Aran Islands(1B)

Head to the Aran Islands to visit the Dun Aengus fortress and scenic cliffs. Cycle along the coast and through rural scenery to reach the fortress. Overnight on these charming islands.

Day 6Aran Islands/Killarney(1B)

Return to the mainland and continue on to Killarney. Take an orientation walk on arrival, then enjoy free time to visit the town or the national park.

Day 7Killarney/Cork(1B)

Spend a morning in Killarney before taking a train to Cork. Set out on a CEO-led orientation walk.

Day 8Cork(1B)

Enjoy free time to see the sights of Cork. Opt to visit the Titanic Museum in Cobh. In the afternoon, visit the Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone.

Day 9Cork(1B)

Depart at any time.

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