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Taste of Ireland

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric7 nights, 345$
If you have just a little time, this is our shortest tour. See popular sights in the south of Ireland and you may add extra nights in Dublin and Bunratty. Kiss the Blarney Stone, view the scenic Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Savor two special evenings at a dinner show and a medieval banquet. The perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle!

Dublin

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric3 nights, 150$

The capital of Ireland, Dublin is known for its literary tradition and an entertaining mix of historical and modern activities.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204. Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city.

Belfast

CultureNight lifeHistoricFood2 nights, 100$

With decades of unrest in the past, Belfast is a vibrant city with a unique culture and captivating arts set among a rich history.

The architectural style of Belfast’s buildings range from Edwardian to modern. The Royal Courts of Justice in Chichester Street are home to Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court. Many of Belfast’s oldest buildings are found in the Cathedral Quarter area. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has two of the largest dry docks in Europe. Belfast has several other venues for performing arts. Belfast is surrounded by mountains that create a micro-climate conducive to horticulture. From the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city to the heights of Cave Hill Country Park, the great expanse of Lagan Valley Regional Park to Colin Glen, Belfast contains an abundance of parkland and forest parks

Londonderry

HistoricFood2 nights, 90$

More commonly known as Derry, this city in Northern Ireland offers many historical sites among a modern-day, pleasant atmosphere.

Londonderry is the fourth-largest city in Ireland. “Derry” is known for its architecture including several historic sites and amazing modern buildings within the original city walls. Historic include St Augustine’s Church; the copper-domed Austin’s department store, which claims to the oldest such store in the world; the Greek Revival Courthouse; and the late-Victorian Guildhall, also crowned by a copper dome. There are many museums and sites of interest around the city, including the Foyle Valley Railway Centre, the Amelia Earhart Centre And Wildlife Sanctuary, the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Ballyoan Cemetery, and Derry Craft Village, just to name a few.

Cong

Small townsNature2 nights, 120$

This picturesque village still contains ivy-covered thatch cottages, a castle, and plenty of old-world Irish charm.

Cong is a village straddling the borders of County Galway and County Mayo, in Ireland. Cong is situated on an island formed by a number of streams that surround it on all sides. Cong is the home of Ashford Castle, one of Ireland’s finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle, built by the Guinness family and is a tourist attraction in its own right. Cong also has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey, where Rory O’Connor, the last High King of Ireland, is buried. It also is the origin of Celtic art in the form of a metal cross shrine called the Cross of Cong. The ‘Cross of Cong’ is now held in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

Limerick

HistoricCultureFoodNatureNight life2 nights, 145$

Dating at least to the 9C, Limerick is rich in both political and cultural history and is worth a visit for its Irish perspective.

Limerick is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. In early medieval times Limerick was at the centre of the Kingdom of Thomond which corresponds to the present day Mid West Region. The city is the setting for Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes. Riverfest is an annual summer festival held in Limerick. The 2014 festival was held 2 to 5 May and had a record 80,000 visitors.

Cork

Night lifeCultureFood2 nights

The third largest city in Ireland, Cork is an important trade center and university town.

Cork is a city in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and in the province of Munster. The city is built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the western end of the city. The city centre is located on the island created by the channels. The city’s cognomen of “the rebel city” originates in its support for the Yorkist cause during the English War of the Roses. Cork features architecturally notable buildings originating from the Medieval to Modern periods.[28] The only notable remnant of the Medieval era is the Red Abbey. Other notable places include Elizabeth Fort, the Cork Opera House, and Christ Church on South Main Street. The city has many local traditions in food, including crubeens, and tripe and drisheen. During certain city festivals, food stalls are also sometimes erected on city streets – such as St. Patrick’s Street or Grand Parade.

Dublin

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric3 nights, 230$

The capital of Ireland, Dublin is known for its literary tradition and an entertaining mix of historical and modern activities.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204. Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city.
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