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About this trip
Please take a few moments to watch this VIDEO from Keith and Michelle prior to booking. It highlights the most important information that we want to point out.
The Isle of Ireland, made up of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is a popular destination with travelers. Full of iconic sights, such as the Cliffs of Moher, there are many reasons why it is an ideal holiday destination. The Emerald Isle is fantastic for hiking, discovering castles, eating seafood and sipping on whiskey. On top of the many buzzing cities, you could also explore the natural wonders and quaint villages that make up the countryside.
Join us and get off the beaten path, and allow yourself to connect with the people you meet and places you visit. We spend less time traveling and more time being there. Whether it’s walking through Galway with a local Galwegian while hearing of the town’s history, or standing on the side of a mountain in Connemara with a local sheep farmer, each day on tour offers memorable hands on experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Below are some of the highlights we will be doing on this adventure!
- Watch a sheep dog demonstration at a local farm
- Travel into the Connemara Mountains
- See the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher
- Listen to traditional Irish music
- Visit the home of the Claddagh ring in Galway
- Sail to the Aran Islands
- Kiss the Blarney Stone
- Visit Kilkenny Castle
**Please note, these adventures are planned far in advance, and sometimes things come up that are unforeseen or unplanned. With that forethought, know the group will be accompanied on this adventure by Keith, or Michelle, and/or My1FitLife Ambassador. Activities on the itinerary are subject to change based on guides, weather, availability, etc. **
Date : May 5, 2024
Time : 12:00 am
Dublin & Fáilte
Dublin Welcome meeting and group dinner in Dublin, An evening filled with local pubs, live music, and craic Day 1 Details Our Irish adventure begins with a meet & greet, followed by an evening in Dublin getting to you know your fellow adventurers. If you arrive in Dublin early, visit one of Dublin’ s museums, catch some live music, or enjoy tea and scones at the Queen of Tarts. Your tour leader will provide a list of recommended activities.
Arrive in Galway
Arrive in Galway – With a vibrant arts scene, music venues, cafés, and cobblestone streets, Galway is a picture perfect, quintessentially Irish town. After dropping off our luggage we head to the Dough Bros, a local pizza shop. Here we learn how the Bros are making pizza the Irish way. After lunch we continue our introduction to Galway with a walking tour of the city courtesy of a local Galwegian. After the tour you'll have time to wander through the Claddagh, Salthill prom, or enjoy a well-earned pint. In the evening your tour leader will organize a group dinner at one of Galway's charming local restaurants.
Included: Breakfast, Train Ticket, Guided Walking Tour, Accommodation
Excluded: Lunch, Dinner
Date : May 7, 2024
Venture into Connemara
Today we venture into the rugged and beautiful landscape of Connemara via private coach, where we find our first stop of the day, Kylemore Abbey. We will have plenty of time to explore all of what Kylemore has to offer, which includes entrance into the Abbey, the Victorian walled gardens, a Neo-Gothic church and mausoleum, and woodland walks. From here we carry onto our next stop, Killary Sheep Farm. Nestled on one of the most beautiful pieces of land in all of Ireland overlooking Killary Fjord, we'll watch a Sheep Dog Demonstration, and partake in whatever other farm activities are on at the moment. We often find ourselves feeding baby lambs and watching sheep shearing, or trying our hands at bog cutting. After a full day of Connemara fun, it's a 1 hour 20 minutes journey back to Galway city for the evening.
Included: Breakfast, Kylemore Abbey Entrance, Farm visit with Sheep Dog Demonstration, Beautiful Connemara Scenery, Private Coach, Accommodation Excluded: Lunch,Dinner
Visit Doolin Castle & Inis Oirr Island
Details Today we leave Galway and head for the charming village of Doolin. Doolin is home to Doonagore Castle, and is known for colorful houses, and traditional music. From here we sail by ferry to the smallest of the Aran Islands, Inis Oirr. The Aran Islands are officially a Gaeltacht area where the Irish language and traditions have been kept alive and are a hidden gem off the Irish west. We will visit the smallest Island which may feel like stepping back in time. The Island can be explored by horse and cart, bicycle, or on foot. Your tour leader will help you organize your time on the Island. Our next stop of the day is a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. We’ll have time to enjoy the magic of the cliffs before heading to our home for the evening, Ennis.
Included: Breakfast, Private Coach, Aran Islands Ferry, Cliffs of Moher, Accommodation Excluded: Lunch,Dinner
Visit Blarney Castle & Kilkenny City
Today we depart Ennis and head for the famed Blarney Castle. Here you'll have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone in hopes of getting the gift of eloquence, or as they say, the gift of the gab. Today we travel by private coach. You'll have time to explore the castle gardens and grounds. After lunch, we'll head to the medieval city of Kilkenny, home to Ireland's oldest recorded witch trials. We'll have an orientation walk around Kilkenny where your tour leader will help you get acquainted with the town.
Included: Breakfast, Private Coach, Blarney Castle & Gardens Entrance, Accommodation Excluded: Lunch,Dinner
Visit Kilkenny and enjoy Hurling
Kilkenny is a medieval town famous for its castle and for being home to the first witch of Ireland. Today you'll have free time to explore Kilkenny at your leisure. Why not start the day learning about something very near and dear to the hearts of many Irish people, Hurling. Hurling is a Gaelic sport that has been played for over 4,000 years, and is the fastest field sport. For those less keen on sport, you'll have plenty of options as Kilkenny boasts Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Roundtower, Rothe House, a craft market, boutiques, shopping, and more! Your tour leader will help you plan out your day so you can make the most of this great town. Tonight we’ll meet for our farewell dinner.
Included Breakfast, Accommodation
Excluded: Lunch, Dinner, Additional activities
Return to Dublin by train
Return to Dublin & Slán This morning we board a local train bound for Dublin. From Dublin we’ll meet our local guide, who will take us away from the crowded Dublin streets, and into the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. We’ll pass beautiful scenery as we get off the beaten path to local pubs. We’ll enjoy our farewell dinner tonight at the Glenmalure Lodge located in the longest glacial valley in Ireland. Enjoy the fresh air and mountain scenery, before returning to Dublin in the evening.
Today our tour come to an end, you can depart the accommodation at the designated checkout time.
Local Tour Guide:Local Tour Guide
Accommodations:6 nights accommodation during trip
Fees:Entrance Fees and Activities as listed
Meals:Meals - 6 Breakfasts Included (other meals not included)
Airfare:No Airfare is included
Airport Transfers:Airport transfers (travel from Dublin airport to city center: taxi’s run @ $25, local bus a round $6)
Insurance:Travel Insurance is not included
Meals:Lunches and Dinners are not included
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