September 8 – 15, 2022
The Celtic Experience Ireland tour will immerse you in history and heritage, from the Medieval city of Kilkenny to the towering cliffs of Slieve League.
You will experience a true taste of Ireland, beginning in a small batch whiskey distillery and ending with sumptuous dinner in a castle.
And in between all that you will experience the people, culture, and stories that have made so many fall in love with this small island in the Celtic Sea.
Highlights of the Celtic Experience Tour of Ireland
- Small, intimate group- only 10-12 people
- 8 Nights Accommodations
- Daily Breakfast
- 2 Group Lunches
- 2 Group Dinners
- 1 OPW Heritage Card Per Person
- Entrance to Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, Lough Gur Audio Tour, and the Walsh Whiskey Distillery
- Luxury Touring Vehicle
- Private Driver Guide
- Complimentary Concierge Service
- Private Facebook group for attendees
- Personal recommendations and planning advice from your host Jody Halsted, publisher of Ireland Family Vacations and host of the Traveling in Ireland podcast.
Tour price does not include airfare
Please note: this tour does not include Dublin as the city is easily toured without a guide. It is recommended that you visit prior to the beginning of the tour if you wish to include the city in your trip.
Visit the Rock of Dunamase
Tour & Taste at Walsh Whiskey Distillery
Stay in Kilkenny at Butler House – the former Dower House of Kilkenny Castle
Group dinner at Anocht Restaurant in the Kilkenny Design Centre
Tour Kilkenny Castle & the Medieval Mile this morning at your leisure
Guided tour to the Rock of Cashel and south Tipperary
2nd night at Butler House
Guided tour to Lough Gur & the Grange Stone Circle
Group Lunch at Durty Nelly's Pub in the shadows of Bunratty Castle
Guided touring in West Clare, the Cliffs of Moher, and Doolin
Stay at Doolin Inn, Doolin, County Clare
Enjoy the day your way!
Option 1: Guided touring through the Burren with optional Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Option 2: Self Guided day trip to the Aran Islands
2nd night at Doolin Inn
Guided touring in Connemara including Kylemore Abbey and the Sky Road
Group Lunch (TBD)
Stay at Westport Plaza Hotel
Guided touring through Mayo & Sligo
Group Lunch at Hooked in Sligo town
Arrive at Lough Eske Castle in Donegal
Guided touring of West Donegal including the Slieve League Cliffs and a Sheepdog Demonstration
Group dinner at Lough Eske Castle
2nd night at Lough Eske Castle
Private touring as we make our way back to Dublin including Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara
Final night in Ireland at Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
Depart Ireland or choose to continue as a self guided tour
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