To wrap up 2012, I wanted to share my 10 most popular posts of the year. The 7th most popular post was one of my first major articles on Ireland with Kids; a breakdown of the Ireland Family Vacation by Disney.
Originally published April 14, 2011, the post helps answer the question, “Should You Have Disney Plan Your Ireland Family Vacation?”
In this article you’ll find a breakdown of the Adventures by Disney Ireland Family Vacation, side-by-side with a do-it-yourself option, as well as my own recommendations as a frequent visitor to Ireland.
The Ireland Family Vacation is 8 days and 7 nights. You will lodge in two very nice hotels and one castle. Breakfast is provided daily, as are some lunches and dinners. Child care is provided one evening. As this is a tour you will be driven by motor coach to your scheduled destinations, as well as picked up at the airport. But, as I said earlier, Disney provides magical experiences and they have many lined up including lunch in the private dining room at the Guinness Storehouse, Irish dance lessons in Killarney, a cruise on Lough Leane with a seanachaí (Irish for storyteller), an adults only dinner at Dromoland Castle, a visit to a working Irish farm and a farewell feast with an Irish balladeer.
I’ve not been on an Adventure by Disney, but I have been to Ireland multiple times. And looking at the itinerary I think it is possible to plan a very similar magical adventure- while saving money, seeing more of what Ireland has to offer and enjoying more of Ireland’s greatest resource ~ her people.