Introduction
If ever a country was built on the bedrock of family, this is it. When your family vacations in Ireland, you will feel welcome whether you’re returning to your historic roots or just seeking a faraway-feeling but easy-to-manage destination. There's plenty to seize everyone's imagination—sheep-herding dogs and castles and story-telling boatmen and kayaking and eerie stone circles. For the adults, there are magnificent estates and local pubs, fine dining and optional golf on spectacular links. Irish footpaths are nothing short of amazing. We plot walks on a variety that reveal wild seashore, quiet valleys and classic villages. And every day ends at tranquil lodgings with activities for the whole family. You'll all have a grand time!
The kids will love...
  • Visiting a working sheep farm
  • Sea kayaking on Kenmare Bay
  • A cart ride through the Gap of Dunloe
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - KILLARNEY
We meet in Killarney (2 nights), where we introduce your family to Ireland travel with a chance to clamber on the walls of a 15th century castle and a dip in the pool before dinner. During our time here, we'll hear the local tales as we cruise the waters of Killarney Lakes and get in a lunch at Lord Brandon's cottage in the mountains known as McGillycuddy's Reeks.

DAYS 3-6 - KENMARE / KILLARNEY
Nearby, our friends herd a thousand mountain sheep…and they'll show us how it's done. One afternoon, the kids throw pots with a local artisan while the adults wander and shop in lovely Kenmare (3 nights). There are waterfalls, estates, peat farms and ancient stone circles for exploring. (And if you like, you can sneak away for an optional afternoon of golf on acclaimed courses.) Of course, we'll visit the Ring of Kerry, then offer the options of a beachside walk…a guided visit to stately Derrynane House…or maybe a bit of fishing with our guides. On our final day, we visit the woolen market before parting company in Killarney.
Ireland
Family Journey
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Killarney-- 12:00 pm – Lobby of Hotel Randles Court

Ending Point: Killarney -- 1:00 pm – Killarney Rail Station

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Guest Reviews
“We loved that we didn't have to plan anything and our days were filled with fun activities, opportunities for learning and quality time spent together everyday.”
Leslie N.

“Having traveled several times with other tour companies, the amazing thing about Classic Journeys was that for the first time we felt not like tourists, but like we were visiting family everywhere we went.”
Peter B. and Judith O.

“I have never been disappointed with the Classic Journeys guides. I continue to be impressed.”
Susan L., Mystic, CT

“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
Nancy R.

“Classic Journeys has turned out to be a fantastic company to travel with - one I highly recommend. I truly feel as if I have been on vacation this past week.”
Marcia B.

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Logistics made easy
Family vacations in Ireland require plenty of planning. But Classic Journeys takes care of all the details so you can focus on having a great time – without worrying about driving on the left or getting lost in McGillycuddy’s Reeks.
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Fewer guests give us more flexibility. When you bring your family to Ireland, travel options are plentiful. We offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other activities at no extra cost.
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
June 19-24, 2016$3995.00$795.00
July 24-29, 2016$3995.00$795.00
June 25-30, 2017$4095.00$795.00
July 23-28, 2017$4095.00$795.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts and 4 adult dinners (5 child dinners)
Ireland
Family Journey
6 Days / 5 Nights
Ireland, and the southwest coast in particular, has a very temperate climate. The temperature is generally very comfortable, with a daily range from 65 to 70 degrees and evening temperatures around 60 degrees. In the summer during our trips, the region does not have very significant temperature extremes. However, it can often be cool and misty in the morning.

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when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
Hotels
Killarney Park Hotel

A member of Leading Hotels of the World, and a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winner, the family-run, 5 star hotel has bedrooms that are all beautifully appointed. Views include the scenic gardens or charming Killarney town.

Sheen Falls Lodge

Overlooking picturesque Sheen Falls and just outside the village of Kenmare, it welcomes its guests to a collection of luxury cottages and villas. Sheen Falls Lodge is rated the #1 hotel in Ireland by Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List.

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Logistics made easy
Family vacations in Ireland require plenty of planning. But Classic Journeys takes care of all the details so you can focus on having a great time – without worrying about driving on the left or getting lost in McGillycuddy’s Reeks.
Our small groups offer more options
Fewer guests give us more flexibility. When you bring your family to Ireland, travel options are plentiful. We offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other activities at no extra cost.
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