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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Ireland: Splendors of the Emerald Isle 2020


9 days from $7,295

Limited to 18 guests

Revel in the finest traditions of Irish hospitality on this indulgent luxury journey through Ireland. Thrill to magnificent scenery, including the Ring of Kerry, and enjoy heartfelt country welcomes as you take in a sheepdog demonstration, enjoy tastings of Guinness and whiskey, and stay at some of the country’s finest five-star hotels.

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Enjoy a tranquil, early hours tour of the Old Library at Dublin’s Trinity College and gaze upon the Book of Kells

Settle into a family-owned pub in the heart of County Kilkenny for an all-round introduction to Irish culture and traditions

Immerse yourself in authentic rural life on a farm visit, conversing with a local family over a home-cooked lunch

Venture along the scenic coast of County Clare and look out from atop the soaring Cliffs of Moher

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Day 2
Dublin | Viewing the Book of Kells
Day 3
Kilkenny | Countryside Traditions
Day 4
Cobh & Cork | Design Your Day
Day 5
West Cork | An Inviting Farm-to-Table
Day 6
Kenmare | Around the Ring of Kerry
Day 7
Newmarket-on-Fergus | Lunch with a Farm Family
Day 8
Newmarket-on-Fergus | The Tastes of Galway Bay
Day 9
Depart Shannon

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Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Ireland: Coastal Vistas & Country Lanes. Contact A&K for more details.

Day 1
Arrive Dublin, Ireland

Arrive in Dublin, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Gather this evening for a welcome briefing, followed by dinner.

Conrad Dublin
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
Dublin | Viewing the Book of Kells

Begin your day with a private, early hours tour of the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells, one of the finest illuminated medieval manuscripts in existence. Then, tour the sights of Dublin, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure.

Conrad Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Kilkenny | Countryside Traditions

Travel south to Kilkenny. Stop en route to enjoy a demonstration of Irish sheepdogs and see why they are indispensable for local farmers. Continue to the ancient capital of Ireland, where you have time for lunch at leisure before touring the imposing Kilkenny Castle. Arrive at your country resort at Castlemartyr before dinner.

Castlemartyr Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Cobh & Cork | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Sample Classic Irish Whiskeys on a premium tour and tasting at Jameson’s Old Midleton Distillery.

Play a Round of Golf or Relax with a Spa Experience, taking full advantage of your hotel’s diverse amenities.

Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about the lives of emigrants to America, and visit the English Market in Cork.

Later, dine at Ballymaloe House, one of Ireland’s culinary treasures.

Castlemartyr Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
West Cork | An Inviting Farm-to-Table

Drive Ireland’s wild southern shore through rugged West Cork to visit a third-generation family-owned emporium that specializes in authentic, locally produced food products — meats, cheeses, chutney, preserves and more. Meet some of the shop’s suppliers and enjoy a lunch completely sourced nearby. Arrive in charming Kenmare, set on the banks of its namesake river, check in to your hotel and savor a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the water.

Sheen Falls Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Kenmare | Around the Ring of Kerry

Cross through Killarney National Park, en route to the bustling town of Killarney. Ride in a traditional jaunting car to venture even closer to this natural beauty. Then, set out on the famed Ring of Kerry for a breathtaking coastal drive, where every turn in the road reveals new and ever-more-stunning vistas. Pause to peruse local handicrafts in the Gap of Dunloe before returning to your hotel.

Sheen Falls Lodge
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Newmarket-on-Fergus | Lunch with a Farm Family

Make a personal connection to Ireland when you visit a traditional family dairy farm. Hear about the rural life from family members, and then join them for a home-cooked farm lunch, on this A&K-exclusive experience. Stop in Adare, often voted Ireland’s most beautiful village, and then continue to your majestic hotel.

Dromoland Castle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Newmarket-on-Fergus | The Tastes of Galway Bay

Journey to busy Galway, gateway to western Ireland, and then on to small, coastal Clarinbridge, where a special tasting introduces you to the quintessential pairing of Guinness Stout with fresh Galway Bay oysters for lunch. Afterward, drive the coast of County Clare, stopping to stand atop the soaring Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, join your fellow guests for an elegant farewell dinner.

Dromoland Castle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Depart Shannon

After breakfast, transfer to Shannon airport and board your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Ireland: Coastal Vistas & Country Lanes. Contact A&K for more details.

Belfast Pre-Tour Extension

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4 days from $3,395

Single Supplement from $595

Experience Northern Ireland, visiting the ‘Titanic’ shipyard, Giant’s Causeway and Saint Patrick’s Heritage Centre.

Available to add to all departure dates.
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Day 1

Arrive in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gather for a welcome briefing and dinner.

Grand Central Hotel
Meals: Dinner
Days 2-3

Tour Belfast; visit Titanic Belfast, in the shipyards that launched ‘Titanic’; and enjoy a tasting and dinner at a local brewery. Explore the epic Giant’s Causeway and savor local cuisine.

Grand Central Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 2); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 3)
Day 4

Visit Saint Patrick’s Heritage Centre and tomb; view Celtic High Crosses en route to Dublin, Ireland.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • May 29 - Jun 06
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  • Jun 12 - Jun 20
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  • Jun 19 - Jun 27
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  • Jul 17 - Jul 25
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  • Aug 14 - Aug 22
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    Days 1 & 2 at Dylan Hotel

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  • Sep 04 - Sep 12
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  • Sep 18 - Sep 26
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  • Sep 25 - Oct 03
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  • Oct 09 - Oct 17
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Ireland: Coastal Vistas & Country Lanes. Contact A&K for more details.


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