Why is Ireland such a special place in the hearts and minds of travelers? Sure and begorrah, the answer is the stuff of Irish legend and lore. From Limerick to Killarney to Dublin—take plenty of free time to connect with Ireland at your own pace (with the wind at your back).Your vacation in Ireland with us is an Irish blessing of abundant free time.
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Welcome to Ireland! The first day of your adventure gives you time to explore the lively city of Limerick, known for its warmth, authentic Irish personality, and lilting Limerick poems. Your Tour Director is available in the afternoon with free-time suggestions to point you in the right direction.
New Adventures on the Old Sod
Limerick is an ideal walking city and easy to navigate. Among the sights to discover are 13th-century King John’s Castle; the Hunt Museum, housed in the elegant 18th-century Custom House; St. Mary’s Cathedral, the oldest and most historic building in Limerick; and the legendary Treaty Stone. Take time to slow down and rub elbows with the locals over a pint of Guinness or an Irish coffee in one of the many pubs.
Irish Beauty, Killarney, and Kerry
We’ll venture from Limerick to Adare, renowned as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns. Set off on its main street, punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, thatched cottages, medieval ruins, and a picturesque village park. Take time for a morning coffee and freshly-baked scones before continuing to Killarney, the popular resort town in County Kerry.
Today’s Distance: 75 mi/ 114 km
The Town in the Park
Known for enthusiastic and welcoming people, this vibrant “Town in the Park” is a very special place to discover. Enjoy free time to browse through the shops and boutiques, or take a relaxing stroll in Killarney National Park.
Kiss the Stone of Eloquence
Experience the scenic splendor of the Kerry Mountains on the way to County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its “Stone of Eloquence”—promising the “Gift of Gab” for all who kiss the Blarney Stone. Next, travel to Dublin, Ireland’s capital.
Today’s Distance: 210 mi/ 352 km
In Dublin’s Fair City…
This morning, join your Tour Director for an orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The rest of the day is free to explore the “Fair City”. You’ll see first-hand that Dublin is as intimate as a village and as friendly as a local Irish pub. No wonder it’s been named Europe’s friendliest city. Dublin is also a book-lover’s dream, with its legacy of Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, and Joyce. The lively and passionate music of Ireland flows onto the streets in Dublin, and there’s a good chance you’ll find the perfect pub to tip a Guinness with the locals.
Your Irish vacation ends this morning.
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