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Undiscovered Ireland

Operated by: Insight Vacations

13 Days from $3,285 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Countries Visited

Ireland ...more Ireland

Locations Visited

Shannon, Ennistymon, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Westport, Sligo, Donegal, Letterkenny, Dublin, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Blarney, Cork, Kinsale, Killaloe, Adare, Bunratty ...more Shannon, Ennistymon, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Westport, Sligo, Donegal, Letterkenny, Dublin, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Blarney, Cork, Kinsale, Killaloe, Adare, Bunratty
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Ireland

    Transfers to your hotel depart from Shannon airport at 07:00 and 13:00. Relax and settle into your hotel or perhaps head for the nearby Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Falls Hotel & Spa, Ennistymon.
  2. Day 2 Cliffs and Delights of Galway

    Journey to the incredible West Coast and the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Clare shoreline and the Atlantic Ocean. Your next stop is Galway, the City of Tribes. See the St Nicholas Church, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square on your orientation, before indulging in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive in quaint and colourful Westport in Co. Mayo, on the Clew Bay.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel The Wyatt Hotel, Westport.
  3. Day 3 Explore Westport

    Explore Westport with Insight Choice. Choose to join a Local Expert on a culinary walk through the town, sampling the best sweet and savoury artisan dishes. Alternatively, travel to Ballycroy National Park for a nature walk through lush countryside, with panoramic views of Achill Island and the Nephin Beg mountain range.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Wyatt Hotel, Westport.
  4. Day 4 Lissadel Estate and on to Sligo Relaxed Start

    Visit the historic Lissadell Estate, childhood home of Irish revolutionary Constance Markievicz, who went on to becoming the first Irish Cabinet Minister. Meet the owners who have lovingly restored the house and gardens to its former glory and listen to their story as you enjoy tea and scones. Continue to the seaport town of Sligo for an orientation with your Travel Director. Tonight, enjoy hearty Irish fare as you dine in the home of a local family.

    meals Breakfast, Morning Tea, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.
  5. Day 5 Wilderness of the Northwest

    Continue through Creeslough across the true wilds of Donegal. See Doe Castle, historical stronghold of Clan Sweeney, then on to the Atlantic Drive. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, it is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, offering pristine and unspoilt scenery. Continue back to Sligo, and return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.
  6. Day 6 Dublin, the capital

    Journey across the Emerald Isle to Dublin, see the Custom House, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and travel along River Liffey on your orientation with your Travel Director. Explore Dublin with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse Brewery. Alternatively, join a Local Expert to visit Trinity College and see the Book of Kells. Continue to your hotel in Kildare, the luxurious K Club is one of Ireland's top golf and spa resorts firmly anchored in traditional old-school Irish hospitality. Tonight, enjoy a chef demonstration of making Irish Soda Bread and savor a delicious dinner at the Palmer Club Restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  7. Day 7 A Day at Leisure Relaxed Start

    Today take advantage of the activities available at your hotel. Stop on the estate grounds and look out for rare birds. Take your chance at fishing, play a round of golf or pamper yourself at the spa. Transfers are also available for guests wishing to further explore Dublin.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The K Club, Kildare.
  8. Day 8 Gardens of Ireland

    Your first stop this morning is at the Powerscourt Estate, in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, where you join a gardener for a walk through one of the world’s greatest estates. Your next stop is at Glendalough where a Local Expert takes you on a walk in the ‘valley of the two lakes’. This evening, arrive in Kilkenny, where your Travel Director shows you the medieval city, with its majestic castle and river walk. The evening is at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Kilkenny.
  9. Day 9 Treasures of Kilkenny Relaxed Start

    Visit Kilkenny Castle with a Local Expert. On a guided tour learn how the castle was built in 1195 after the Norman Conquest of Ireland and admire its beautifully restored Victorian era rooms. Tonight, enjoy a pub dinner where local musicians entertain you in true Irish tradition.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Kilkenny.
  10. Day 10 Castles on the way to Cork

    Cross County Tipperary as you travel to 15th-century Blarney Castle, home of the famous Stone of Eloquence ! In Cobh, visit the Queenstown Story exhibition, offering a glimpse into the hardships of the early emigrants to British overseas colonies. The ill-fated Titanic also called to the port on its voyage to New York, and the ocean liner Lusitania was struck by a torpedo just off the shore of the town.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City.
  11. Day 11 Walks in Nature

    Explore Kinsale, one of the most picturesque towns on the southwest coast of Ireland. Visit Charles Fort, one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th-century star-shaped fort. Overlooking the town and the mouth of the Bandon River, it provides breath-taking views of the county. An easy and peaceful walk takes you to the Old Head of Kinsale, to see the memorial to the crew of RMS Lusitania and the ruins of Downmacpatrick Castle.Enjoy the freshest seafood this evening on your Sea-to-Table dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City.
  12. Day 12 County Tipperary and Adare

    Travel across County Tipperary to Brookfield Farm and join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Meet Ailbhe Gerrard, a passionate farmer and beekeeper, who shares her secrets to crafting the most delicious honey of the island, crafted sustainably, vital for the preservation of biodiversity in the region.Continue to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for a walk among thatched cottages.Tonight, toast to your travels and memories made at your Celebration Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Bunratty Castle Hotel.
  13. Day 13 Farewell Ireland

    Departure transfers arrive at Shannon airport at 05:30 and 09:00.

    meals Breakfast
Undiscovered Ireland Guided Tour Map
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Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Westport: Travel to Ballycroy National Park for a nature walk through lush countryside with panoramic views of Achill Island and the Nephin Beg mountain range.
  • Westport: Join a local foodie for a culinary walk through the town sampling authentic Irish delicacies.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Dublin: A stunning combination of cobblestone walkways, emerald-green lawns and 18th-century architectural gems, Trinity College is one of Europe’s elite universities and counts poet Oscar Wilde among its alumni. Tour the enchanting college campus with a Local Expert and discover insights into its impressive history. Enjoy access to view the famous Book of Kells, an exquisite manuscript of the four gospels of the Christian New Testament, renowned for the intricacy, detail and majesty of the illustrations. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse Brewery and learn how to pour the perfect pint.
  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's national drink.

Authentic Dining

  • Ennistymon: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine at a local restaurant.
  • Galway: Indulge in a light lunch made from fresh local produce.
  • Westport: Join a local foodie for a culinary walk through the town sampling authentic Irish delicacies.
  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's national drink.
  • Adare: With good food and wine, toast the culmination of your travels during a fabulous Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 12 Breakfast (B), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW), and 1 Morning Tea (MT)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
  • Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Galway: See the stunning cathedral of the City of Tribes.
  • Westport: Travel to Ballycroy National Park for a nature walk through lush countryside with panoramic views of Achill Island and the Nephin Beg mountain range.
  • Sligo Bay: Explore this scenic town during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Letterkenny: Discover Ireland's unspoilt scenery as you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Dublin: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Custom House and and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Glendalough: Join your Local Expert on a walk in the ‘valley of the two lakes’.
  • Kilkenny: Your Travel Director will provide you with an orientation of the medieval city of Kilkenny with its majestic castle and River walk.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Cobh: The Queenstown Story at Cobh retraces the steps of Irish emigration from the famine of 1845 to the great ocean line era of the 1950s. This is a must for those with Irish ancestors who crossed the Atlantic during this time.
  • Kinsale: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Charles Fort, one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th-century star-shaped fort.
  • Kinsale: Take an easy and peaceful walk to the Old Head of Kinsale, to see the memorial to the crew of RMS Lusitania and the ruins of Downmacpatrick Castle.
  • Adare: Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages.

Insight Experiences

  • Westport: Meet the owners of the historic Lissadell Estate, enjoy tea and delicious home-baked scones, and learn about this beautiful house, built in 1830 and immortalised by the poet W.B. Yeats. After 70 years of neglect, husband and wife Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy have led an intensive programme of restoration, without any public funding, of the house and its gardens, restoring Lissadell again as both a place of beauty and a family home for their seven children. Tour the galleries hosting exhibitions of Yeats and The Countess Markievicz amongst others, and enjoy the exquisite Victorian walled Kitchen garden, and Alpine garden overlooking the Atlantic.
  • Dublin: A stunning combination of cobblestone walkways, emerald-green lawns and 18th-century architectural gems, Trinity College is one of Europe’s elite universities and counts poet Oscar Wilde among its alumni. Tour the enchanting college campus with a Local Expert and discover insights into its impressive history. Enjoy access to view the famous Book of Kells, an exquisite manuscript of the four gospels of the Christian New Testament, renowned for the intricacy, detail and majesty of the illustrations. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse Brewery and learn how to pour the perfect pint.
  • Wicklow: Visit Powerscourt Estate and join a gardener for a walk through one of the world's greatest estates, with gardens covering over 47 acres.
  • Kilkenny: Visit Kilkenny Castle with a Local Expert. On a guided tour, learn the history of this magnificent castle and that of the powerful family that came to call it home for so many centuries.

Make Travel Matter

  • County Tipperary: Meet entrepreneur Ailbhe and hear about her passion for sustainable farming. Learn about biodiversity, regenerative agriculture and the secret to crafting the most delicious honey on the island.

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Friday, July 8, 2022
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Daniel failed to book our flights. It was a scramble at the last minute. Not so great.
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The tour guide and the driver were very good. However, the tour guide was not well informed on what to do in the case of COVID occurance. My roommate did not get Covid, but I did and they threw her off the bus in Kilkenny, even though she had a negative antigen test. She was not notified that she would be required to take a 48 hour test when I was sent, which would have saved her a days wait. No one else was required to be tested, which we thought was odd and unfair, as we were all together on the bus for 8 days, without open windows. That entire process was very upsetting and unclear. Also, the final covid testing on the day before the flight, when my roommate had to take a taxi to rejoin the tour to fly out the next morning, was a nightmare. It was done with one of the passengers Zoom platform, instead of what it was supposed to be, a personal test. Also, we would like to say that the visit to the "castle" owned by the two Attorneys was a bust. AND their dog viciously bit one of the travelers ! I would skip that place going forward, it was not worth the time to visit. Also, another issue that came up was that there was nowhere to exchange money after you left the airport. Banks would not do it, stores would not, and they would not take american money. Thankfully we could use credit cards. But I believe the tour guide should have known that.
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