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A Taste of Ireland

OCTOBER 4 - 14, 2024

Dreaming of experiencing the Emerald Isle?   Join Staci Matthews from KS95 and discover some of Ireland’s most iconic sites and on this 11 day itinerary!  Explore the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Killarney & Galway.  Relish in the natural beauty of Ireland with the Giant’s Causeway, the Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs of Moher.   Seats are limited, so join us today!




Discover some of the differences from The Dingle Peninsula and The Ring of Kerry (the video are images and videos taken during our 2023 Taste of Ireland tour)

  1. Scenic Views: Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking coastal vistas, rugged cliffs, and dramatic landscapes that define the Dingle Peninsula. This scenic route unveils unparalleled panoramas of this coastal gem.

  2. Less Commercialization: Escape the hustle and bustle as you explore the Dingle Peninsula, celebrated for its authentic and unspoiled atmosphere. Unlike the more developed Ring of Kerry, this peninsula offers a tranquil retreat where you can immerse yourself in nature's untouched beauty.

  3. Cultural and Historical Sites: From ancient stone forts to iconic beehive huts and archaeological wonders, every step unveils a piece of Ireland's fascinating heritage.

  4. Wildlife: Keep your eyes peeled for encounters with the diverse wildlife that thrives along the Dingle Peninsula's coastline. Spot playful seals, majestic dolphins, and graceful seabirds as they call this pristine environment home.

  5. Quaint Town of Dingle: Lose yourself in the charm of Dingle town, nestled on the peninsula's shores. Admire the colorful buildings, savor the lively atmosphere of local pubs, and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene that adds to the area's undeniable allure.

Here on the Dingle Peninsula, you'll find some of the most scenic and beautiful landscapes in all of Ireland.  Join us!

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Airfare included from Minneapolis 

  • Included Daily Breakfast

  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner

  • Professional Tour Director

  • Local Irish Guide throughout

  • Dublin, Belfast, Galway, and Kilkenny city tours

  • Guinness Store House

  • Titanic Museum in Belfast

  • Giant's Causeway

  • Derry, Ireland

  • Connemara countryside

  • Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

  • Cliffs of Moher & the Burren

  • Dingle Peninsula Tour

  • Irish dogs sheep herding farm visit

  • Blarney Castle

  • Rock of Cashel

  • Kilkenny Castle tour

  • Glendalough Settlement

  • And so much more!


Day 1:
Fly To Ireland

Depart the United States for an overnight flight to Europe and the charm of Ireland.  Flights are confirmed from MSP on Aer Lingus on non-stop flights to/from Dublin.  Depart @ 6:55PM and arrive Dublin at 08:35 on 5th Oct. 

Day 2:

Dublin City Tour

Upon arrival in Ireland we are joined by a local guide as we discover Dublin on a panoramic tour of the city's sights, which will include a stop at the Guinness Storehouse to savor a pint of Ireland's famous Guinness.   Enjoy free time to explore Dublin and experience Irish hospitality first hand! Tonight, we mingle with fellow travelers during our Irish Welcome Dinner.  Irish Welcome Dinner.


Day 3:
Belfast - Titanic Shipyards

This morning we are off to Northern Ireland and Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic. We will see iconic structures of the city including St. Peter's Cathedral and the City Hall. You will have free time to explore Donegall Place and the Cathedral Quarter before a visit to the Titanic Museum and the docks where this iconic ship was built. Late afternoon we check-in at our hotel in Belfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4:
Giants Causeway & Derry

We depart Belfast for the northern coast of Ireland and the UNESCO World Heritage site at Giant's Causeway. View the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns set on the dramatic and beautiful coastline of Northern Ireland. This afternoon we visit Old Bushmills Distillery, open since 1784. Later, we arrive in Derry for the night.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5:
Sligo/Donegal & Galway

We depart for the south of Ireland through stunning countryside before arriving in the village of Sligo(or Donegal), known for an "authentic Ireland" feel. Our scenic drive continues until we arrive in Galway. We will have free time to explore Galway which is quaintly nestled on Ireland's west coast. Tonight we overnight in the Galway area.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6:
Connemara & Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Our morning finds us touring the Connemara Region. Connemara is a land of lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains. This is an area of small villages and where Gaelic is still the spoken language. Connemara is one of the wildest and most romantic parts of Ireland. Later we tour Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920. We continue our drive through the scenic Connemara Region before returning to the hotel near Galway.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 7:
Cliffs Of Moher

We visit a true Irish highlight, the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs tower more than 700 feet above the ocean at their highest point— enjoy panoramic views of Ireland's Atlantic coast and neighboring islands. We continue our way south towards the town of Tralee. Tonight we stay in Tralee (near Dingle Peninsula).
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8:
Dingle Peninsula 

After a delicious Irish breakfast, we depart on one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful drives, the Dingle Peninsula. This peninsula offers a spectacular landscape of rocky bays, sandy beaches and rugged hills. Slea Head, the western-most point, has the most dramatic coastline scenery of the peninsula and views toward the Skellig and Blasket Islands. Late afternoon, we return to our hotel in Tralee.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 9:
Rock Of Cashel & Blarney Castle

We depart Killarney for the Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is one of the most photographed sites in Ireland including a historic visit by St. Patrick in 450. We continue to Blarney Castle where you have an opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone before getting the 'gift to gab'. Later, we depart for our hotel near Kilkenny. Kilkenny is one of the best preserved medieval Irish cities.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10:

Kilkenny Castle & Wicklow Mountains

This morning we depart our hotel for a visit to Kilkenny Castle. The town is dominated by the 12th century Kilkenny Castle, built by the Normans on their arrival to this part of Ireland. Later, we make our way to Wicklow Mountains, known as the "Garden of Ireland". We visit the early Christian site of Glendalough to learn about St. Kevin's 6th century monastery and see the ancient round tower, church ruins and Celtic crosses. Tonight, we gather for a Farewell Dinner, featuring traditional Irish music and entertainment.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 11:

Depart Dublin

Today, we head for home with new friends and experiences from Ireland!  Depart Dublin at 2:30PM and arrive in MSP at 5:05PM or extend your stay (non-stop flight on Aer Lingus).
Included Meals: Breakfast

Join us on a trip to Ireland. This family friendly trip is perfect for singles, couples and families to experience some of the most exciting and breathtaking cities & landscapes in Ireland. Enjoy a trip of a lifetime to Ireland!

Tour Price:




(Based on 2 people in a room) AIRFARE INCLUDED OUT OF MSP




(Based on 2 people in a room)





(Based on 1 person in a room) AIRFARE INCLUDED OUT OF MSP




(Based on 1 person in a room)


Trip Deposit

A $300 non-refundable per person deposit is due at the time of registration. After final payment all monies are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is available and HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  RATES DO NOT INCLUDE a credit card fee.  The mentioned rates are based on a cash/check payment.  A credit card fee will be added upon check out

Final Payment
JUNE 20, 2024

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