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True to the nature of the Emerald Isle, the Irish city of Bantry leads to verdant scenes and stunning beauty like the Gardens of Garnish Island. A heritage of carpet craft and tapestries lives on in Killybegs, home to the world-famous, hand-knotted Donegal carpets. From Cobh, take a panoramic journey through County Cork, a road that leads to the famous Blarney Castle. Once you've ascended the tower's steps, you have the opportunity to kiss the legendary stone in hopes it will bestow you with the gift of gab as your companions cheer you on. The cultural heart of Ireland is Galway, but for a different perspective of the iconic city, head underground to Aillwee Cave, with winding passages carved in the limestone from melting water from the Ice Age. Experience a culinary adventure through Belfast’s top eateries alongside your fellow explorers and guided by a passionate foodie who also shares insights into Northern Ireland's folklore.

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Sep 05 Dublin, Ireland Depart: 7:00 pm

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is bustling, cosmopolitan, ancient, and young at heart all at once. It is one of Europe’s liveliest cities, where medieval and 17th-century buildings stand comfortably amid all the trappings of a 21st-century community. Marvels like the incredible Book of Kells, one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world, call out to the curious. A gentle and relaxing cruise along the River Liffey immerses you in the capital’s colorful history, from the first arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. When in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery, invites you to raise a glass at the Gravity Bar with a 360-degree view of the city skyline.

Sep 06 Cobh (Cork), Ireland Arrive: 10:00 am Depart: 8:00 pm

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

Cobh (pronounced Cove) is a favorite destination among history enthusiasts, especially those who have an interest in the world-famous Titanic. It’s also the gateway to wondrous County Cork, a land filled with rich heritage. A visit to Blarney Castle requires a quick kiss as here is where the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall. Whiskey lovers can rejoice, as Cork is the site of the Old Jameson Distillery, a beautifully restored and self-contained industrial complex taking you right to the heart of the cherished whiskey making tradition. Near Cork lies the picturesque sailing town of Kinsale with vibrant streetscapes and delicious restaurants.

Sep 07 Bantry, Ireland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Bantry, Ireland

Sitting amid the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way of West Cork, Bantry surrounds you with landscapes of rolling hills, lakes, woods and lush pastures. The 17th-century manor known as Bantry House exudes a stately essence, and the gardens on its grounds create a stunning, Edenic scene. Explore the city’s longstanding history with a visit to the ancient megalithic stone circle at Kealkill and Carraiganass Castle. Admire the architecture of the town’s churches at sites like St. Finbarr’s and St. Brendan The Navigator Church of Ireland. Bantry’s culture holds a great passion for equestrianism, making it an ideal destination for a pony trek across panoramic views. On Fridays, the Bantry Farmers & Craft Market comes alive with local vendors selling fresh produce, fish, eggs, honey and much more.

Sep 08 Galway, Ireland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Galway, Ireland

Ireland’s cultural heart is Galway, or Gaillimh as it’s known in Irish. Situated on the picturesque west coast of the country, you can delight in an array of fascinating experiences set in a breathtaking backdrop. For a different perspective, head underground to Aillwee Cave, with winding passages carved in the limestone from melting water from the Ice Age. On the cultural side, by far the most in-depth overview of all there is to know about the city of tribes can be found at the Galway City Museum. But if you really want to get to know the local life in Galway, make your way to one of its many pubs and grab a pint with the locals.

Sep 09 Killybegs, Ireland Arrive: 9:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Killybegs, Ireland

Killybegs is one of six historic towns in the Donegal region, home to wild landscapes, white sandy beaches, and cozy little pubs. It’s a city that also takes deep pride in its fishing, tapestries, and carpet craft heritage. For an in-depth experience, visit the Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Center, situated at the famous Donegal carpets building, where world famous hand-knotted carpets are made. You can also revel in its natural wonders, like Bá Fhionntrá (Fintragh Bay), a stunning sheltered beach that stretches only about a mile but holds excellent views of Drumanoo Head, Inishduff Island, and Muckross Head.

Sep 10 Londonderry, Northern Ireland Arrive: 9:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

In Londonderry, you can see the walls everywhere you go. Derry, as it’s referred to locally, is the only completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest in Europe. Almost 20 feet high and at least as wide, the mile-long oval comes complete with gates, watchtowers, battlements, bastions, and huge cannons. The best way to experience this fascinating fortification is to take a walking tour and hear a local guide bring to life the stories of the brutal 17th century sieges. You can top off your day by raising a glass at the Walled City Brewery.

Sep 11 Belfast, Northen Ireland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Belfast, Northen Ireland

Anticipate a vibrant restaurant scene, award-winning architecture, and friendly locals as you make your way through the historic city of Belfast. Traipsing the city center calls for a stroll through Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, 28 acres of green lawns and trees near Queens University. Emerge from the gardens at the Ulster Museum, a well-designed space with exhibits on Northern Irish history, art, and natural history. It’s also the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s most famous landmark deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Causeway was formed between 50 and 60 million years ago by an ancient volcanic eruption attracting visitors from far and wide to this corner of north Antrim to come marvel at its majesty and mystery.

Sep 12 Dublin, Ireland Arrive: 8:00 am

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is bustling, cosmopolitan, ancient, and young at heart all at once. It is one of Europe’s liveliest cities, where medieval and 17th-century buildings stand comfortably amid all the trappings of a 21st-century community. Marvels like the incredible Book of Kells, one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world, call out to the curious. A gentle and relaxing cruise along the River Liffey immerses you in the capital’s colorful history, from the first arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. When in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery, invites you to raise a glass at the Gravity Bar with a 360-degree view of the city skyline.

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