BARCELONA -DUBLÍN (Dinner)
Presentation at the Barcelona airport to start the flight to Dublin , one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a more and more evident cosmopolitan influence. The capital of Ireland is located on the banks of the Liffey River and houses more than a quarter of the total Irish population. Upon arrival, and after customs formalities, we will move to the city center. We will lunch and we will visit in the course of which we can see a large number of neoclassical buildings and Georgian roofs, the result of the prosperous period that the city lived during the 18th century. Such important names for the story as Oscar Wilde or the Duke of Wellington were born here. We will visit the most distinguished university in the country, Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Elisabet I on an ancient monastery. For centuries he ruled according to the Protestant canons, so that Catholics were only admitted if they were converted to this religion. We will have the opportunity to see the oldest Kells Book, one of the most beautiful illustrated books in the world. We will then head to the famous Guinness brewery , where we will know in detail the method of production and production of this famous beer, and from the impressive Bar Gravity , the tallest in Dublin, we will enjoy a panoramic view 360 degrees from the city. Dinner and lodging.
DUBLÍN – WICKLOW – CARLOW (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We will have breakfast before undertaking the route that will take us through Wicklow County. This rich region has popular beaches, green valleys, mountain villages and impressive gardens such as the popular Powerscourt Gardens that were started in 1740. With an extension of 45 hectares, we will take a walk along the varied mixture of gardens , terraces, lakes and ornamental sculptures. With a wide range of more than two hundred varieties of trees and shrubs, we will definitely be amazed by the impressive Japanese garden. After lunch, we will continue to Glendalough, which in Irish means ‘The valley of the two lakes’. It was in this place where St. Kevin founded a monastery in the 6th century, which became an important center of learning throughout Europe. The enclave was extended for 600 years, until it was destroyed in 1398. The buildings that survived date from the 8th and 12th centuries, and among them are the tower of 34m high, a 10th century cathedral with the kitchen of San Kevin and an old Irish oratory. After the visit, we will travel the few kilometers that separate us from Carlow, where we have the hotel for tonight. Dinner and lodging.
CARLOW – KILKENNY – CASHEL – CORK (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast, we will head to Kilkenny , Ireland’s most exceptional medieval city. It is a charming place, where the corners of the city have been stitched with Georgian streets and Tudor style stone houses. We will visit your castle, built in 1772, which is a charming symbiosis of Gothic and Victorian styles. We will also see his Protestant cathedral. We will continue our route to the county of Kerry, located in the old Munster region, the most exuberant of Ireland and where the oldest realms of the island were established. We will arrive at Cashel and we will visit the Rock of Cashel ,an imposing peak of limestone that rises about 20 m high dominating the Tipperary fields, where spectacular medieval architectural remains are found. Very close by , we will visit the Ballyowen House , where we will have the opportunity to meet, in the hands of one of its owners, how is life in an Irish country house. We will lunch and afternoon we will arrive at the charming city of Cork , with some of the most remarkable historical sites. We will take a walk for this town before going to the hotel where we will stay. Dinner and lodging.
CORK – KERRY RING (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast. Today we will make a beautiful trip to the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give us the opportunity to discover he Ring of Kerry , a spectacular setting of mountains, swamps, lakes and magnificent ocean views, as well as a journey through the coast. The tour will take us to small towns such as Macroom, Kilgarvan or Sneem , famous for its bright colorful houses, Killarney , one of the most important tourist centers in the country due to the beauty of the landscape that surrounds it or the Kilorglin sailor , among others. . We will stop to savor the smoked Irish salmon that takes place in a factory in the area. Continuing along the winding mountain road, we will reach Molls Gap iLadies View , with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney. After lunch, we will continue through the Killarney National Park , until we arrive at the sheep farm where we expect a fun afternoon: accompanied by its owners, we will take a tour of the facilities of this traditional farm with more than one thousand mufflers and Hundreds of goods, as we learn about the various activities in Irish sheep farms. At the end of the day, we will head to our hotel in Kerry County. Dinner and lodging.
(KERRY) DINGLE PENINSULA (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We will lunch and spend the day crossing the Dingle Peninsula , which, despite its small size, with only 48 km of extension, offers magnificent ocean views and goes into the sea as a sharp finger hand tearing The Atlantic Thanks to its isolation, this territory, properly Gaeltacht, has preserved the Gaelic language as a living language to this day. The route will take us to white sandy beaches with beautiful fuchsia floral fences, such as the beach where the film “Ryan’s Daughter” was filmed. We will take a ferry that will take us to the Blasket Islands, considered the most western in Europe. Removed but precious they gave rise to the 20s and 30s of the 20th century to a community of good writers who specialized in singing odes in their nature. We will take a walk on the biggest, mountainous terrain, relaxing, with some abandoned and mysterious village. After lunch we will take a stroll through the fishing town of Dingle , considered the most western city in Europe, and before leaving behind this peninsula we will visit the Bay of Tralee and its beautiful theme park. At the end of the visit, we will take the return to our hotel in Kerry County. Dinner and lodging.
KERRY – CLOTHES OF MOHER – BURREN – GALWAY (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast, we will leave Kerry County to enter the Clare area, with a stop at Limerick where Milk Market is celebrated , one of the most amazing markets in the region for more than 150 years, with a mixture Eclectic of the best and most exceptional artisanal foods. We will see the famous and no less imposing cliffs of Moher , which reach altitudes of up to 230 m above sea level and stretch along almost 10 km along the coast. From this spectacular place, we can enjoy the most impressive views of Ireland. If the day is clear, we will be able to see the Aran Islands and the Bay of Galway. We will lunch and continue on the route through the magnificent landscape of Burren, which means “rocky terrain” in Gaelic. It is a unique, lunar-like botanical environment, where Mediterranean and Alpine plants grow, very rare species in Ireland and some unique in this area of limestone. At the end of the afternoon, we will arrive to Galway, considered the capital of the west. Dinner and lodging.
GALWAY – CONNEMARA – SLIGO (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We will have lunch and we will visit this medieval town, which retains monuments from the time it was an important port of merchandise. We will see the church of Saint Nicholas , built in 1320, and Eyre Square , in the center of the city, where in 1963 John F. Kennedy delivered a speech when he was chosen favorite son of the city. We will also see the Palace of Justice and the Cathedral. Arrived at the pier, we will embark on a cruise on Lake Corrib, the largest in the country, enjoying wonderful landscapes, amazing castles and historical monuments, a different way of contemplating the green landscapes of Ireland. We will continue towards the region of Connemara, characteristic of its stone walls, houses with straw ceilings and the rocky coast, where is the Abbey of Kylemore , a Tudor-style Victorian castle, beautifully located on the banks of the Lake and hidden between the mountains. Home of the Irish Benedictine monks since 1920, when they acquire it, we will be surprised by their miniature cathedral, known as the “Gothic church”. We will lunch and we will continue towards Sligo, whose name means “Place of the shells”, since their prehistoric habitats eaten great amounts of seafood. It was here where the most important poet of the country was born, William Butler Yeats. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
SLIGO – DONEGAL – LETERKENNY (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast. Before leaving Sligo we will see the homonymous abbey , the only building that remains of the medieval era, built by the Dominicans and later used to deposit the remains of royal families. Traveling through the beautiful landscape that the county offers, famous thanks to the poems and paintings of the Yeats brothers, we will pass through Ardara , where artisanal weavers will show us the originated pieces of handmade wool and we will arrive at Kilca , where we will tackle the special vehicles to climb up to the Slieve League cliffs , from where we will enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the Bay of Donegal, with its small and charming cities located in a valley surrounded by mountains. The County of Donegal is considered the most beautiful in the country, due to the diversity of its landscape, the extent of its coastline and the richness of its historical legacy. Far from the great tourist centers, it is still one of the most secret and wild places in Ireland. We will lunch and we will continue to the Glenveagh National Park , one of the most beautiful places in the country where one of the largest red deer manats walks. This spectacular protected area of 16,000 hectares not only offers magnificent natural attractions but also architectural gems such as the Castle and the Gardens that surround it. At dusk we will arrive at Letterkenny, where we have accommodation tonight. Dinner and lodging.
LETERKENNY – GIANT’S CAUSEWAY – BELFAST (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel and exit to Belfast. The first stop of the stage today will be Derry , also known as Londonderry, founded in 546 AD, when Santa Columbia built a monastery next to the River Foyle. We will visit this historic walled city, the only one that preserves the intact walls. Later on we will find the spectacular Giants Causeway (UNESCO), a stunning place that, according to the legend, is the work of a giant named Finn McCool, a Ulster warrior and captain of the Irish army. Finn could sculpt the earth as it ran. It is said that during a fight with a Scottish warrior threw a piece of stone and formed the Isle of Man. Causeway is, therefore, an authentic compact mass of 37,000 basalt columns, some of them of high altitude inserted hundreds of meters into the sea. After lunch, and without leaving the winding outline of the Antrim coast through beautiful bays, high peaks and green valleys, we will arrive to Belfast . Dinner and lodging.
VISIT CITY WITH TITANIUM EXPERIENCE (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
This morning, after breakfast, we will take a panoramic visit to the city, the capital of Northern Ireland, from the Harland & Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built, going through the University of Queen and its splendid Gardens, the Stormont Castle, the Leaning Tower of the Albert Memorial Clock, the Great Opera with its beautiful plaster ornaments and exquisite frescoes, and the famous Murals. Next we will visit the new interactive Titanic Belfast center. The emblematic building has four wings in the form of helmets of four boats. Located in the center of the city, next to the historic site where this world – renowned ship was built, this emblematic building comprises three galleries that add an original and innovative dimension to the exhibition. Such precise reconstruction and special effects accompany the visitor through the history of the Titanic, from his conception in Belfast at the beginning of 1900, following the stages of its construction and its inauguration, to the first and famous trip with catastrophic final tragedy Dinner and lodging.
BELFAST – BARCELONA (Breakfast)
This morning, after breakfast, transfer to the airport to start the return flight to Barcelona, and thus leave a country full of history, beautiful lands and the kindness of its people.