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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Ireland: Splendors of the Emerald Isle 2021


9 days from $7,395 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Revel in the legendary hospitality and warmth of the Irish people on this comprehensive journey across the Emerald Isle. Take in world-famous scenic backdrops, bask in traditional songs and stories, and celebrate a culture cherished on both sides of the Atlantic, staying in five-star hotels along the way.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore Dublin, Ireland’s historic capital city, on a day that includes an intimate guided walk through Trinity College and an up-close look at the illuminated Book of Kells
  • Visit a country pub in County Kilkenny for an introduction to Irish culture, including a hands-on hurling lesson
  • Immerse yourself in authentic rural life on a farm visit, conversing with a local family over a farmhouse lunch
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of the Ring of Kerry and stop for an Irish sheepdog demonstration
  • Venture along the scenic coast of County Clare to taste oysters and gaze 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 Experience
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

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 transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.

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

Begin your day with a privately led exploration of Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. Then, enter the Old Library to view the legendary Book of Kells, one of the finest illuminated medieval manuscripts in existence. Afterward, discover more of the city with your expert guide, followed by an afternoon at leisure.

Conrad Dublin
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Kilkenny | Countryside Traditions

Travel south to the heart of County Kilkenny. Visit a family-owned country pub, meet the owner and his family, and receive a hands-on introduction to the national Irish sport of hurling. Listen to a seannachi (traditional storyteller) spin tales and play music; eat a hearty lunch; and learn how to pull a pint of Guinness, for a full-on classic Irish pub experience. Arrive at your country resort at Castlemartyr before dinner.

Castlemartyr Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 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, for a delectable Chef’s Table experience.

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

Drive Ireland’s wild southern shore through rugged West Cork to visit a third-generation family-owned emporium that specializes in locally produced food products — meats, cheeses, chutney, preserves and more. Meet some of the shop’s suppliers, and eat a lunch sourced completely nearby. Proceed to Kenmare and check in to your hotel, set beside rollicking Sheen Falls. Then, savor a Scenic Sundowner, gazing over the sparkling cascades.

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

Cross through Killarney National Park, en route to the town of Killarney. Ride Like a Local in a traditional jaunting car for a closer look at the park’s 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, and marvel at a demonstration of Irish sheepdogs and their indispensable skills.

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 rural life here 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, before you 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. After lunch, 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.


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

  • 2021
  • May 28 - Jun 05
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  • Jun 18 - Jun 26
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  • Aug 13 - Aug 21
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  • Sep 03 - Sep 11
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  • Sep 24 - Oct 02
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  • Oct 08 - Oct 16
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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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