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!
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.
The kids will love...
  • Visiting a working sheep farm
  • Sea kayaking on Kenmare Bay
  • A cart ride through the Gap of Dunloe
Ireland
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6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Killarney – 12:00 pm – Lobby of the Great Southern Killarney Hotel

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


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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
Jun 30-Jul 5, 2019$4295.00$795.00
August 4-9, 2019$4495.00$795.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • 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)
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Ireland
Family
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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Hotels
Great Southern

Built 160 years ago, this grand Killarney hotel has hosted demanding guests from Jackie Kennedy to the Duchess of York. The gracious rooms are a modern take on classic elegance. At breakfast, you’ll appreciate that the hotel has its own in-house bakery.

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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