Traveling in Ireland: A Celtic Experience

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.

Horse on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Ireland. © 2016 Jody Halsted, Ireland Family Vacations; Halsted Enterprises, Inc.

Highlights of the Celtic Experience Tour of Ireland

  • Small, intimate group- only 10-12 people
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 4 Group Lunches
  • 1 Group Dinner
  • 1 OPW Heritage Card Per Person
  • Entrance to Powerscourt Estate & Gardens, Rock of Cashel, Lough Gur, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Trim Castle and Hill of Tara
  • Luxury Touring Vehicle
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Gratuities for group meals & driver guide included!
  • Complimentary Concierge Service
  • Travel Planner & Journal personalized for this tour
  • Personal recommendations and planning advice from your host Jody Halsted, publisher of Ireland Family Vacations and host of the Traveling in Ireland podcast.


Price is per person/ sharing.
$500 single supplement
Tour price does not include airfare

View the complete itinerary here (coming soon)

Lough Eske Castle, Dnegal, Ireland

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Daily Highlights

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.

September 1

Visit Powerscourt Estate & Gardens

Tour & Whiskey Tasting with Food Pairings at Powerscourt Distillery

Stay at Butler House in Kilkenny

September 2

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

September 3

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 the Burren and Doolin

Stay at Doolin Inn, Doolin, County Clare

September 4

Scattery Island

Cliffs of Moher with optional cliff walk back to Doolin with Ollie Gleeson

2nd night at Doolin Inn

September 5

Guided touring in Connemara including Kylemore Abbey and the Sky Road

Group Lunch – picnic style – in Connemara

Stay at Westport Plaza Hotel

September 6

Guided touring through Mayo & Sligo

Group Lunch at Hooked in Sligo town

Arrive at Lough Eske Castle in Donegal

September 7

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

September 8

Private touring as we make our way back to Dublin including Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara

Final night in Ireland at Radisson Blu Dublin Airport

September 9

Depart Ireland or choose to continue as a self guided tour

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