Two Nights in Dublin
Ireland's capital, Dublin, is a city both haunted and inspired by a rich literary tradition, as well as its green and aquatic surroundings, and pivotal role in European history. Dublin melds the best part of world cities into less than fifty square miles. From walking tours to a foray into a massive antique library, to visiting the awe-inspiring St. Patrick's Cathedral, there are so many exciting things to do in Dublin.
Dublin Food Tour
Taste your way through Dublin with a Walking Food Tour. All tastings reflect the current food scene, bringing new international and contemporary tastes to the Irish table using great Irish produce. As you enjoy the food, you’ll also learn about the culture and history of this lively and charming city from your local guide.
Dublin Walking Tour
This tour through Dublin takes you through the most important sights in the city. The stories and histories connected with them, explained by your exceptional guide, will transport you through the years, passions, pains and legacies of the Irish people.
Trinity University Library
With two levels of floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves packed with books, many only reachable by a sliding ladder, this immense university library, which dates back to the early 18th century, is any book lover's paradise. In the daytime, light pores into the stacks, which look even more dramatic under the coffered ceiling. You're not here to check out just any ol' book; instead, to peek at the legendary Book of Kells. Be sure you're phone's charged; after all, the dramatic space is highly Instagrammable.
Your trip to Ireland is not complete without visiting The Guinness Storehouse. The headquarters of Ireland's most famous beer adds a bit of culture and history to your vacation drinking. Experience the private Connoisseur Bar for a tasting experience like no other.
Two Nights in Castlemartyr
Nestled amid Cork's woodlands, Castlemartyr is a destination richly steeped in Emerald Isle history and tradition. Located 25 minutes east of Cork city and 10 minutes east of Midleton.
Experience the very best Irish whiskey tasting tour at the Midleton Jameson Brewery. This fully guided tour takes you around the original Midleton Distillery which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life.
Every Saturday morning in the centre of Midleton in East Cork, one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region is held, and you don't want to miss it.
Day Trip to Cobh and Cork
Cobh redefines charming with its rows of candy-colored homes along the water and towering cathedral standing sentry over the harbor. Cobh was the final port of call for the Titanic, and a commemorate museum stands in the city today.
Cork is a city of a quarter of a million souls with the second largest natural harbour in the world, and is enjoying a cultural and business renaissance, with old buildings and waterfront properties being tidied up, and music, theatre and film festivals as well as cool bars and restaurants livening up the social scene. With its thriving culinary scene and distinct charm, it's the right time to pop into Cork.
Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures. This might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.
Enjoy your dinner at one of the three restaurants in Cork that have earned themselves a Michelin Star.
Three Nights at Adare Manor
Adare is a delicious mix of old and new. While retaining an old-school, aristocratic vibe, Adare's fanciful gargoyles, genuinely warm staff, grand and intimate spaces, and super-comfortable rooms make it somewhere uniquely and unabashedly the Ireland of now.
Rock of Cashel
On your way to Adare, stop at one of Ireland's most popular and most beautiful tourist attractions - a group of medieval buildings situated on an outcrop of limestone. Don't miss the Romanesque Cormac's Chapel or the Hall of the Vicars, which houses several Celtic relics like the original Cross of St. Patrick. Oh, and the views over the Golden Vale aren't too shabby either.
Day Trip to Limerick
Limerick straddles the tidal reaches of Ireland's longest river, the Shannon, where it swings west to join the Shannon Estuary. It hosts a lively art gallery and a fast-developing foodie scene to complement its many traditional pubs, as well as locals who go out of their way to welcome you.
A Day at Adare Manor
To truly enter into the spirit of gracious country house living, partake in a dazzling selection of estate activities, from the thrills of archery, an award-winning golf course, horseback riding through the Irish countryside, or the deep relaxation of the La Mer Spa. In the afternoon you’ll also be treated to the tradition of Afternoon Tea in The Gallery, with tempting delights from the Executive Pastry Chef.
Cliffs of Mohr
A stop on the way to Galway
You might know them better as the Cliffs of Insanity from The Princess Bride, but this seaside wonder is actually located just south of Galway. Stretching for five miles along the Atlantic coast, the 400-foot-high cliffs offer one of Ireland's, shall we say, most inconceivable views.
Galway Private Tour
Galway is in a prime location on Ireland's west coast, close to the Aran Islands and Connemara region. But the town itself is so charming, you might find yourself sticking close to the cobblestoned streets and ancient architecture for at least a day or two. During the day, make time to snap some photos of the Spanish Arch and the Claddagh, an area by Galway Bay where you'll find rows of colorful buildings and swans floating by.
Feel like a local with a traditional Oysters and Guinness Pairing
Two Nights at Ashford Castle
Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of the remarkable 800-year-old castle. Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities and state-of-the-art spa. As Ireland’s top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, it is exceptional in every sense.
Day Trip to Cong
Explore the town of Cong, situated on an island formed by a number of streams that surround it on all sides. Visit the Quiet Man Museum and the infamous Pat Cohan's Pub.
Head deep into the wine cellars at Ashford Castle where you will enjoy a private wine tasting and wonderful wine dinner in the secret passageways of the castle.