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The Wonders of Ireland - Fall 2022


The Wonders of Ireland – Fall 2022

Experience the wonders of Ireland on this 9 night/10 day tour. Ireland is a country bursting with interesting people, extraordinary places and fascinating traditions all waiting for you to find. You will start and end your journey in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin before heading to the countryside and coast to take in all of Ireland’s hidden treasures. This original itinerary was designed with the help of Kells owner Gerard McAleese.



Fly from the USA to Dublin, Ireland.

DAY 1: Dublin

Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel in Dublin. You will have time to rest and get settled before a welcome talk and dinner this evening. Sleep in Dublin.

DAY 2: Dublin

This morning we will become further acquainted with Dublin, as we enjoy a tour of Ireland’s capital city, including its winding and narrow streets in the city center, Trinity College and the Old Library, which is the permanent home of the Book of Kells. In the afternoon, you will have time to visit the Guinness Storehouse if you have not done so already! This evening enjoy a performance of traditional Irish Music to cap off our evening in this lively city. Sleep in Dublin.

DAY 3:Midlands Region/Galway

This morning we will depart from Dublin to Galway, driving through the rolling hills of Ireland’s heartland regions. We will stop along the way to visit the beautiful Athlone castle and the Drum Heritage Center in Athlone before continuing on to Galway. Upon arrival in Galway, we will spend the afternoon and evening exploring the historic city center, dine at one of Galway’s excellent seafood restaurants and enjoy live music and Tigh Neachtain - Galway’s best traditional Irish bar since 1894, also renowned for its collection of whiskeys. Sleep in Galway.

DAY 4: Connemara

Today we will explore scenic Connemara, Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region, with its granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs. We will visit Kylemore Abbey, set besides a tranquil lake and visit its elegant rooms and charming church. The abbey was founded as a convent for nuns fleeing Belgium during World War I. Afterwards, we will visit the Victorian Walled Gardens and enjoy a casual lunch before taking a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbor, a 9-mile fjord. Sleep in Galway.

DAY 5:The Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Today we will start our journey with the visit to the fishing village of Kinvara to see Dunguaire Castle. Then we are off to the Burren, home to 75% of Ireland’s native flora and the location of numerous monuments such as the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb and the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen. We will make another stop at the coastal village of Doolin. After lunch, we will visit the highlight for the day, the Cliffs of Moher, before heading to Kilarney for the evening. Sleep in Kilarney.

DAY 6: Dingle Peninsula

Today we will make our way toward the port village of Dingle. We will make stops along the way to take in the epic scenary of the Dingle Pennisula. We will follow the drive around Slea Head, considered by many to be the most beautiful peninsula in the world and enjoy its dramatic coastal and island views. We will get a glimpse at pre-historic Ireland by stopping to visit the remaining Fahan Beehive huts. We will enjoy lunch in one of the harbor towns along with way before making our way back to Kilarney for the evening. Sleep in Kilarney.

DAY 7: Ring of Kerry

This morning we will depart for Cork, while enjoying the panoramic Ring of Kerry, a scenic loop encompassing the Iveragh Peninsula. You will see breathtaking coastal scenery, rolling hills, rugged peatlands and stunning mountain terrain. Along the way, we will stop in Ballinskelligs where famous Irish Skelligs chocolate is made. Afterwards, we will make our way to Cork. Sleep near Cork.

DAY 8: Blarney Castle & Cork

Today we will start our day with a visit to the nearby Blarney Castle with its famous stone. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour of Cork, including a stop at its famous English market and butter museum, where we will learn the secrets of making traditional Irish butters. Sleep near Cork.

DAY 9: Rock of Cashel

Today we will travel northeast to the Rock of Cashel, an important site in Irish mythologies. The Rock of Cashel was said to be formed when Satan took a bite from the Devil’s Bit mountain and spat the rock away! The group of buildings on the rock is one of the best examples of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe! Afterwards, we will enjoy a tasting of the regional Cashel Blue Cheese before continuing our journey north to outside of Dublin. We will arrive in time for a farewell dinner this evening. Sleep outside of Dublin.

DAY 10: Departure

Today you will be transferred to Dublin airport or extend your stay for additional days.



Price: $ 2,995 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $690 USD

What is included in the trip

  • All accommodation in nice hotels and country inns
  • All breakfasts and either lunch or dinner every day
  • All sightseeing and guided tours as per the itinerary
  • All transportation in a deluxe bus with air conditioning
  • Wine tastings and snacks of local specialties
  • Professional tour leader and local guides
  • Airport Transfers

What is not included

  • International airfare from and back to the US
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance: http://customizedjourneys.com/travel-insurance/
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and local guides


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Dear Friends & Travelers,

The safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority.

We continue to closely monitor the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad.

For trips that are postponed due by Customized Journeys due to safety concerns or country closures due to Covid-19, we continue to offer these options to clients for trips with departures in 2022:

1. Join your group’s alternate date
If your trip is postponed, you will have the option of joining the future alternate date and will gladly transfer your reservation to this date.

2. Reschedule your trip on a different Customized Journeys departure
If the alternate date for your program does not work for you, we are happy to work with you to find a different date, private trip, or future program that will suit your needs and interests.

3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC)
If your preference is to wait to travel, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

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