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Galway, Ireland

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ireland, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well.

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  • MacGillyCuddy's Reeks

    Family self-drive tour of Ireland

    • Learn the tales of the prisoners detained in Kilmainham Gaol on a shared tour of the former prison.

    • Kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the castle’s grounds.

    • Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island.

    • Spend two nights in a 16th-century castle.

    • Learn the rules of hurling on a hands-on Gaelic games experience.

    8 days from $5,105pp

  • Mountains of Glencoe

    Self-drive wild Scotland & Ireland

    Scotland and Ireland
    • Explore the mountainous Nevis Range and Glencoe.

    • Taste a dram of whisky in a Scottish Castle.

    • Wonder at the beauty of the Isle of Skye’s unique landscape.

    • Hike in Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains.

    • Visit the Cliffs of Moher where you can spot puffins.

    • Explore the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park.

    10 days from $7,230pp

  • Connemara National Park

    Wild Atlantic Way

    • Explore the undiscovered north of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

    • Hike the famine trail in Connemara, along the Slieve League cliffs, and through Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.

    • Visit Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head.

    • Marvel at the geological wonders in the Marble Arch Caves.

    • Eat a pub lunch on a day trip to the smallest of the Aran Islands.

    10 days from $8,625pp

  • Cobh

    Self-drive: highlights of Ireland

    • Learn about the political history of Belfast on a Black Cab tour.

    • Visit the Giant's Causeway in Country Antrim.

    • Learn about the history of the fabled Titanic, which set sail for the last time from Ireland.

    • Drive the Ring of Kerry.

    • Go salmon fishing with a local ghillie.

    15 days from $10,460pp

  • Ruined tower near Slieve League

    Full circle of Ireland

    • Explore the spectacular scenery of the Antrim Coast.

    • Hike along the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal and Torc Mountain in Killarney.

    • Learn about Ireland’s turbulent past at Kilmainham Gaol and on a private tour of Derry/Londonderry.

    17 days from $12,660pp

  • Tintern Abbey

    Luxury Ireland

    • Go behind-the-scenes on a private tour of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

    • Visit Ballykeefe Distillery — an intimate distillery set on a working farm.

    • Spend two nights in a prestigious manor estate.

    • Explore the iconic Cliffs of Moher on a private boat tour where you may spot puffins.

    • Learn about the history of the fabled Titanic, which set sail for the last time from Ireland.

    10 days from $12,890pp

  • Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin

    Grand tour of the British Isles

    Ireland, Scotland and England
    • Visit the Roman and Georgian highlights of the UNESCO protected Bath.

    • Reflect on Northern Ireland’s troubled past on a city tour.

    • Explore Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

    • Learn about the tales of the prisoners detained in Kilmainham Gaol on a shared tour of the former prison.

    19 days from $17,200pp

  • Dunvegan Castle

    Deluxe castles of Scotland & Ireland

    Scotland and Ireland
    • Explore the castles and palaces surrounding Edinburgh as well as Edinburgh Castle itself.

    • Visit Scone Palace, a former stately home.

    • Sail along Loch Ness and enjoy a picnic lunch onboard.

    • Admire the waterfront Dunvegan Castle and its extensive gardens.

    • Stay overnight in Scottish and Irish castles.

    • Visit Blarney Castle and its fascinating gardens.

    12 days from $19,880pp


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