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"When the hurricane Ophelia came through and we were right there I got to witness the fierceness of a hurricane. All of the hotels were great, the food excellent, and Irish music was over the top. "I don't have just one "wow" moment: I loved flying the hawks; loved all the musical concerts; loved the bonding that went on during the "hurricane;"loved that we were able to go to Northern Ireland (I never felt that I would ever be able to visit Belfast after all The Troubles in recent history); loved the small towns and the rugged coast line." This was my first time on an organized tour group and the first time with Rick Steves.
Rick Steves Best of Ireland tour kicks off with the best of Dublin, followed by Ireland's must-see historical sites, charming towns, music-filled pubs, and seaside getaways — including Kinsale, the Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Galway, Connemara, Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, and the compelling city of Belfast. This morning we'll take a walking tour through Dublin, learning about its rich history from the days of Viking raids to the hard centuries of British occupation to the proud and progressive city of today.
You'll have the afternoon and evening free to make your own discoveries in Kinsale, known as Ireland's gourmet capital. Then we'll balance-off this peacefulness with a visit to a local sheep farm, marveling at its talented dogs in action.
We'll end our day in Dingle, where we'll enjoy dinner together and one of the country's best traditional music scenes. It's a great day to experience some of Europe's wildest natural beauty and most ancient Christian sights. This morning we'll drive through County Clare to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, where you'll find yourself leaning into the wind, teetering on the very edge of Europe, more than 600 feet above the churning waters of the North Atlantic.
Tonight we'll return to our home village, Dingle, with as much dancing and singing with new friends as we can handle. Or, you'll have plenty of time to set out on foot, hire a pony cart or pedal a bike to explore this windswept island on your own. Then we'll drive north to County Mayo and Westport, where we'll settle in for the evening. Then we'll drive on to the nostalgic seaside resort of Portrush, where we'll have dinner together and sleep (2 nights). After taking time to fortify yourself with a wee dram at the venerable Old Bushmills Distillery, we'll visit the romantic, clifftop ruins of Dunluce Castle. We'll begin at the Titanic Belfast visitor experience, located on the very site where the great ship was built.
After lunch, we'll join a local guide for a walking tour of historic Belfast.
Sleep in Dingle (3 nights, group may be split between two B&Bs). We'll start our day with a crystal cutting demonstration from a master craftsman, then hop aboard our bus with our local expert to follow the famous Slea Head Drive, our vote for the most beautiful road in Ireland. Take a long walk along the local paths and lanes, hire a bicycle and pedal the scenic 30-mile Dingle Loop, sail for the day to the rugged Blasket Islands, or simply savor your generous Irish breakfast and hang out in town. Farther up the road, we'll tour the rocky moonscape of the Burren to learn about its unique ecosystem and hardy prehistoric residents. This morning we'll hop aboard a ferry bound for the stark beauty of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. Today we'll drive through the Connemara region, enjoying the beautiful Irish countryside. We'll seamlessly cross into Northern Ireland today.