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Visit the jewels of the Irish countryside with castles, landmarks and traditional pubs!

On this trip you will see all of the very best sights Ireland has to offer, from the big cities of Dublin and Belfast, to quaint coastal towns and stunning landscapes. Not only will you learn Ireland’s fascinating history, but you’ll get up-close and personal with the people and culture of this wonderful Emerald Isle.

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Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Dublin to Dublin

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Inspiring Ireland: Travel to the Emerald Isle with Cobblestone Freeway

Discover Ireland on our three culturally-rich tours to the Emerald Isle. For all the details on how you can become inspired by Ireland, visit www.cobblestonefreeway.ca

Itinerary

Day
1-2
Welcome to Ireland! Explore the bustling city of Dublin, steeped in centuries of history, and with its own unique charm. Try a Guinness at the famous Guinness Storehouse, hear the stories of the local people, try the traditional cuisine that has become part of the Irish heritage.
Day
3-4
Next we head to the charming city of Belfast, a cosmopolitan city with a vast and varied history. Visit the picturesque landscapes of Northern Ireland – wonder at the mysterious Giant’s Causeway, a fascinating natural phenomenon, and Dunluce Castle, which found its fame in the TV series Game of Thrones!
Day
5
Travel along the picturesque Causeway Coastal Route, and enjoy the impressive views. Spend a day at a local farm, where you can discover the history of the people of this ancient land, enjoy traditional tea and scones, and learn about peat cutting and Irish farm life!
Day
6-8
On our way to Galway we will travel through the stunning Connemara - known for its mountains, the “Twelve Bens” peaks and the beauty of its landscapes, with their changing colours. The stunning scenery will take your breath away! The most Irish of cities, Galway wraps its arms around you like a Claddagh friendship ring. - Galway is referred to as the “Cultural Heart of Ireland”. Take a boat out to the Aran Islands. Be swept along an old-fashioned journey around the island in a pony & trap , and see beautiful ruins from early Christian times, medieval castles; breathe the clean air and soak up the rich folklore that the islanders are keen to recount.
Day
9-10
Next we’ll head along the West coast towards The Cliffs of Moher! These stunning cliffs have an impressive panorama of the wide Atlantic Ocean, and are visited for their beauty by more than 1 million people each year. Step back in time at Bunratty Folk Park, a recreation of homes and lives of local people from over a century ago. See one of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula – Gallarus Oratory, the oldest Christian church on the territory of Ireland.
Day
11-12
Take some time to explore Killarney at your own pace – soak up the stunning woodlands and lakes of the National Park, or the many historic houses and gardens. Enjoy the Ring of Kerry, a route through the southwest of Ireland with the best scenery and heritage around! To sum up our stay here, you’ll be treated to traditional Irish Music, at a Song & Irish Dance Show!
Day
13-14
We will head back to lively Dublin, but on the way stop at Blarney Castle. This castle is famous for its “Kissing Stone” - here you will be able to hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence! For our final night in this dynamic country, we’ll party like the Irish on Dublin’s Traditional Musical Pub Crawl!
map - Visit the jewels of the Irish countryside with castles, landmarks and traditional pubs!

Highlights

Dublin fair city: explore lively Dublin and its rich history.
Local cuisine: discover Irelands thriving food scene on a Food Trail.
Liquid gold: experience tastings of Guinness and Irish Whiskey.
Moments in history: learn the story of the Titanic in Belfast.
Ancient legends: marvel at the Giant’s Causeway.
Rural life: visit a local sheep farm, and try your hand at peat cutting!
Authentic Experience: venture to the Aran Islands, and take a journey around the island in a traditional pony & trap.
Time Travel: journey back in time at Bunratty Folk Park.
Folk dance: enjoy a traditional Irish Folk Dance Show!
Gift of the gab: kiss the Blarney Stone – it might bring you luck!
Cobblestone Exclusives: attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers.

tour itinerary - Visit the jewels of the Irish countryside with castles, landmarks and traditional pubs!

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

Land Package per person:

May 11 to May 24, 2021 - Price TBC

July 6 to July 19, 2021 - Price TBC

Sept 1 to Sept 14, 2021 - Price TBC

Prices based on double occupancy


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Flight Packages

Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.

Please contact us to receive more information.


Early Bird Discount

SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.


How to Book

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Cobblestone Travellers Say:

“We had such a fantastic time touring Ireland with… Cobblestone Freeway tours! (They) filled 13 days with amazing information and sites, plenty of delicious food (and Guinness) great accommodations, a perfect combination of guided and free time and so much laughter that I feel 10 years younger. Loved every minute of it!!! Thank you so much… for the absolute most memorable time”

Darlene. S

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