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Description

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day every year? Love Riverdance? Do you dream to see the Giant's Causeway? Just like to travel, but have not been to Ireland yet? You hit the right place!

 

In just 11 days of our very rich and varied journey, we will travel around the whole of Ireland, feel its authentic ancient spirit and cheerful disposition, try its world-famous drinks and cuisine, see all the most interesting natural and man-made attractions of this interesting, ancient and unusual countries!

 

The grandiose creations of nature - Cliffs of Mohair, Giant's Causeway, Killarney National Park, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, ancient castles and other architectural monuments, beautiful roads and cozy restaurants on the seashore, the world famous brewing Guinness - all this will be in our tour around Ireland on a minibus with an experienced guide.

 

Well, in the beginning of summer, when nature abounds in flowers and a gentle-green hue of nature awakening after hibernation, Ireland is especially beautiful!

 

 

Route day by day

Day 1. Dublin

Group meeting at the airport in Dublin. Transfer to the hotel, walks around the city.

 

Day 2. Dublin

In the capital of Ireland, more than a third of the country's population lives, but, unlike other large European cities, Dublin has a stunningly relaxed and relaxed atmosphere, which makes it not a megacity, but a small provincial town, which is its charm. It's nice to just walk along the ancient streets, spend time in a cafe or a traditional Irish pub, drink the famous Guinness beer or Irish whiskey. For these purposes, Temple Bar is a particularly good city - a cultured urban area known for its large number of bars and restaurants, and Grafton Street is the center of the city's tourist life with its many shops, pubs and constantly performing street musicians and actors.

In addition, there is something to see (and we will do it on the first and second days of our stay in Ireland!): Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, Cathedral of the Church of Christ (11th century), National Leprechaun Museum (Leprechauns are a symbol Ireland), the National Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland, and, of course, the Guinness Beer Museum - wherever without it! Everyone will find a lesson for themselves here.

 

Day 3. Bru na Boinne, Belfast and Giant's Causeway

Early in the morning we loaded into the car and went to Bru na Boinne (40 km north of Dublin). It is an architectural monument, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, it is 500 years older than the Egyptian pyramids and 1000 years older than the famous Stonehenge in England.

After the inspection of Bru na Boinne we go further north and by lunch we arrive in the city of Belfast, where we make a short walk, have lunch, then go further north - to the famous Giant's Causeway, which we inspect until the evening.

And for the night we will stay at the B&B hotel in the village of Portballintrae nearby.

Dublin Guinness Brewery Giant's Causeway

Day 4. Galway

On this day we go to another part of the island - to the city of Galway. It is the second largest city in Western Ireland, it is famous for art galleries and shops, most of which are located along the winding streets of a charming medieval quarter. The city is the main center of traditional Irish music, and the port area is still spoken in the Irish language, which is not found almost anywhere in this completely English-speaking country.

Filled with fun, history and culture, Galway is an ideal place for any tourist who wants to feel the spirit of this authentic Ireland. What we will do for the rest of the day and evening is to enjoy the spirit and culture of Ireland in its original form.

 

Day 5. Cliffs of Moher, the most beautiful village Adare and Dingle peninsula

Early in the morning, after a few tens of kilometers, we will be on the viewing platform, which offers a spectacular view of the Cliffs of Moher - the main attraction of Ireland, which is visited annually by more than a million people from all over the world. Cliffs Moher is truly a grandiose creation of nature, they stretch for 8 kilometers along the Atlantic coast of Clare County in the west of Ireland. On the rocks there is a unique colony of seabirds, numbering more than 30,000 individuals of 20 species.

After exploring the rocks we will move further and by lunch we will find ourselves in the village of Adare, which is considered the most beautiful village not only in Ireland, but almost all over the world. It is a small village in which about a thousand people live in houses with thatched roofs and hedges surrounded by medieval churches and ruins of castles. The main attraction of the village is definitely Desmond Castle, as well as the abbey of the Augustinian Priory.

In the evening we arrive on Dingle Peninsula, where we will stop for the night in a local hostel. Dingle is famous for the stunning beauty of the nature of provincial Ireland, the landscape of which is strewn with remnants of Bronze Age settlements and more than five hundred monastic stone huts.

 

Day 6. Killarney National Park

Admiring in the morning on the landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula, we will get into the car and go to the Killarney National Park, located a few dozen kilometers away. It is the first national park created in Ireland in 1932, with beautiful landscapes of the ancient forest, impressive waterfalls and quiet lakes.

Here we go to the castle of the 15th century Ross, and also take a walk along the peninsula of the same name. Then we'll visit the Macross Abbey, founded in the 15th century, see the house and gardens of the Macross and, if lucky, watch the deer, which can be found on quiet forest paths.

Overnight stay at the B&B in Killarney village.

Galway Cliffs of Moher Adare

 

Days 7 - 8. Ring of Kerry

All these two days of our journey, we will devote ourselves to an examination of the so-called Ring of Kerry - this is the most popular tourist route in Ireland, which is more than 160 km long. Most often it is walked on foot, but due to lack of time we will travel along it by car, stopping in the most beautiful places and having made even one small ascent to Mount Carrauntoohil - the highest peak of Ireland. But do not worry - the height of the mountain is only 1039 meters, so climbing will not be too difficult.

In addition, these days we are waiting for the road through the Gap of Dunloe - this is one of the most beautiful and extreme roads in Ireland, the town of Glenbeigh with cozy pubs and restaurants, the town of Kells with a subtropical garden and palm trees, as well as the town of Cahersiveen, where in a traditional Irish pub you can try hot whiskey, many get pleasure from this strange to our taste drink.

Well, the basis of our stay in the area of the Ring of Kerry is, of course, nature - beautiful and memorable. If there is good weather, we can go to the sandy beach and help our feet in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and the bravest can swim, why not?

 

Day 9. Blarney Castle and Glendalough

We say goodbye to the authentic Kerry ring and head to Cork, one of the most famous landmarks in Ireland - Blarney Castle. It was built in 1446 and was considered one of the most impregnable castles in the whole world, the thickness of its walls reaches 5 meters. Today it is one of the oldest castles in the country.

After inspecting the castle we go further, now towards Dublin - we close the ring around Ireland.

Not reaching a few kilometers to Dublin stop in Glendalough. It is a glacial valley with a monastery, which was founded in the 6th century by a monk hermit St. Kevin. Glendalough takes a prominent place in the traditional Irish legends. In the Middle Ages, Glendalough was the center of pilgrimage in Ireland, but even now it continues to attract tourists from all over the world with its historical and cultural significance for the country.

The territory of the area is large, so we will inspect it till the end of this day, we will spend the night in the guest house of a nearby village, and the next day we will devote the continuation of the ostmotra throughout the first half of the day.

Ring of Kerry Blarney Castle Glendalough

Day 10. Glendaloch - Dublin

As already mentioned above, we will devote the first half of the day to acquaintance with the Glendaloch area and its sights, and after lunch we will go to Dublin, where we will walk until evening, and for the night we will stay in a cozy hostel.

 

Day 11. Fly home

We say goodbye to the beautiful and hospitable Ireland and fly home.

 

 

 

Route map:

 

 

Your guide Evgeny Androsov:

 

 

Trip info

Price of this tour

1.100 Euro per person

What is included in the price

  • travel on a comfortable minibus route every day,
  • accomodation in hotels B&B, guest houses, hotels,
  • instructor/driver fee,
  • group and individual photos of each participant made during the entire campaign to a professional photo equipment and provided in electronic form

What is NOT included in the price

  • flights to Dublin and back,
  • food in cafes and restaurants,
  • personal equipment of participants,
  • entrance to museums, water parks and other,
  • medical insurance,
  • consular fees and other costs for obtaining visas,
  • souvenirs and other personal expenses of participants,
  • other expenses not specified in the section "the price includes"

 

What is the difficulty of the trip?

Tour is not difficult. All the days we will move on a comfortable minibus, making short walks for sightseeing. The only conditionally complicated track we have on Mount Carrantuil, but even it can be made by people who have minimal physical training, that is, practically all. If you suddenly find it difficult for yourself, you can refuse to climb, waiting for the group in the car or in a nearby village.

However, you should understand that Ireland is a country with a changeable climate, the weather there abounds with rain, winds and fogs. Your clothes and shoes must meet these conditions and provide you comfort even in heavy rain.

 

Recommendations for clothes and equipment

The weather in Ireland is changeable and rife with rain, wind and fog. Therefore, you need to bring a sufficient stock of warm and waterproof camp clothes - a membrane jacket, pants, tracking shoes, running shoes for cities, a mandatory set of thermal underwear, as well as a hat, gloves, warm socks, fleece, sunscreen and sunglasses.

How to participate

  1. If you are interested in this tour, leave a request through the form below or call the indicated phones, me, Evgeni Androsov or my assistants will tell you in detail about the route and answer all your questions.
  2. To reserve a place, you must pay an advance payment of 30% of the cost of a hike / tour if it is more than 45 days before the start and 50% of the cost if before the start less than 45 days. The prepayment is refundable for 45 days or more before the start of the trekking tour and unfortunately, less than 45 days before the start of the tour / tour, if the refund is related to your refusal to participate (for any reason). If the hike / tour does not take place due to our fault or due to force majeure circumstances, the prepayment will be guaranteed to you in any case.
  3. If you change your mind / lost the opportunity to participate in the campaign, please, inform us about this as soon as possible, because transport and products for the whole campaign are purchased, calculated and distributed for each participant of the trip.

 

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Price - 1100 Euro per person

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