Wendy Perrin - Gralewski Family Ireland

Kelly Gralewski & Family

Sunday 28th July – Thursday 1st August 2024

Number of Travellers: 3
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Overview

Embark on an enchanting journey through Ireland, where the bustling streets of Dublin and the picturesque landscapes of Cork await. Over four nights, immerse yourselves in the rich culture, history, and charm of these iconic cities. Explore Dublin’s vibrant neighborhoods, from the historic Trinity College to the lively Temple Bar district. Then, venture to Cork to discover its stunning coastal views, colorful streets, and world-renowned culinary scene. With each moment filled with laughter and adventure, this trip promises unforgettable memories for a mother and her two adventurous sons, weaving bonds that will last a lifetime.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 28th July - Welcome to Dublin

Arriving in Ireland today, collect your rental car from the airport and make your into the city to your boutique hotel in the city centre.

Head out in the afternoon to enjoy a walking tour with a local private guide through this vibrant capital city, with its mix of 1,000 years of architecture from the mediaeval to Georgian to modern. See the Georgian style Merrion Square, lush St. Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam Square, as well as O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Your guide is also a historian who will bring the city to life with colourful tales of life in the city in times gone by.

Overnight: Dublin 2 | The Davenport Hotel
Room Type: Classic King & Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 29th July - Kilkenny Castle

Departing Dublin this morning making your way south towards Cork, our first recommended stop today is the medieval town of Kilkenny,  one of our best-kept secrets.
An artsy, colourful town, Kilkenny is home to local artists such as ceramics and other hand-made crafts found in the craft village. Probably the most impressive sight in town is Kilkenny Castle. One of the most fascinating castles in Ireland, join a guided tour to learn about the massive restoration process behind the castle, following clues back through the years to restore the castle to its former glory.
Enjoy a delicious local lunch before getting back on the road to your seaside destination of Kinsale in Co Cork.

We have some fantastic recommendations for local restaurants tonight for the best fish and chips in Ireland.

Overnight: Kinsale | Actons Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double and Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 30th July - Visit Charles Fort and Food Tour

After breakfast, take the cliff top walk to the historic Charles Fort – a 17th-century military fortress which stretches across the cliffs and down to the seashore. Learn about the turbulent years of the Williamite War and hear the haunting tale of the White Lady.
This afternoon, join a local for a delicious food tour, discovering Kinsale’s culinary delights as you exploring the bright coastal town of Kinsale. Historically a medieval fishing port, its spectacular waterfront setting and candy-coloured houses, shops and restaurants, make it a glorious blend of old and the new.

Overnight: Kinsale | Actons Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double and Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Wednesday 31st July - Titanic, Whiskey & Cork City

Leaving Kinsale this morning, drive to Cobh, the final port for the ill fated Titanic before she set sail for America. Here you will meet a local guide and historian for a private tour of the historic town and her inhabitants.
Enjoy a local lunch in Cobh before taking the short joirney to the nearby town of Midelton, home to the world famous Midelton Distillery. With brands such as Jameson, Midelton Rare and The Spot in their books, the historic distillery has been producing whiskey through wars, prohibition, economic crashes and recent pandemics.

Your final destination this evening is in Cork City at a central hotel with easy access to all the local bars and restaurants.

 

 

Overnight: Cork | The Imperial Cork
Room Type: Classic Double & Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Thursday 1st August - Depart

Dropping your rental to the airport this morning, it’s time to say goodbye to Ireland and head for Italy and your family wedding.
Although this has been a short trip to Ireland we hope it was memorable and more than that, we hope it inspires you to start planning your return.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Most meals as indicated above, Breakfast Only
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
    – Private Walking tour Dublin
    – Public tour Kilkenny Castle
    – Private Food Tour Kinsale
    – Private Historic Tour Cobh
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Guide book and Driving Map
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Car Rental
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Optional Upgrades Read More

Room upgrades are available upon request

Pricing Read More

The per person cost for the above itinerary is €2,085 pp

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