Steeped in the mist of history and woven into a rich tapestry of arts, music and literature, Ireland offers both magnificent landscapes and a fascinating cultural heritage.
During the Dublin and the Emerald Isle journey, we'll travel through pastoral Irish scenery lit by shimmering shafts of sunlight and frequent rainbows. We'll visit the dramatic, wind-swept Cliffs of Moher and the rock-encrusted Burren. We'll tour the windswept Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, marvel at the hauntingly beautiful Connemara with its castles, prehistoric monuments and lovingly restored manor houses. We'll wonder at the translucent lakes of Killarney, the ever-changing light on spectacular seascapes around the Dingle Peninsula, and the mysterious remains of ancient forts and monasteries. We'll experience the mellow charms of medieval towns and villages lost in time, the wild, rugged scenery of the Wicklow Mountains, the improbable colors of Irish gardens and the prehistoric mysteries of Newgrange and Knowth. Yet this intimate exploration of the Emerald Isle will let us go beyond the landscapes. We'll meet the Irish people and experience the culture of Ireland first hand, as we follow in the footsteps of Irish writers, stroll on the lively streets of Dublin, enjoy a chat over a glass of Guinness and join in an evening singsong in a local pub. We'll enjoy fine dining, opulent castles, intimate boutique hotels and Celtic culture as we connect with new, like-minded friends and create lifelong memories.