10 nights | 11 days | $5,995 | Limit 8 women | 4 women minimum
As we travel through Ireland, your women-only travel experience will include authentic and serendipitous moments. We will balance our days with doing a both a bit out of the ordinary and also the least expected. From the bustling city of Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher and even a castle or two—you will be charmed by the landscape, the villages, the seaside and maybe even a fairy!
Our charming and delightful private driver will share his love of Ireland by stopping at a moments notice to share a thought, a discovery or a song.
We will sleep and dine in historical places, take in some Irish tunes, visit amazing museums, jump on a bog and maybe even shuck a few oysters.
It is our mission to make your dream vacation in Ireland unforgettable, with all of the rest of the details carefully coordinated. We are taking care of YOU! How we can’t wait to visit Ireland in 2022! Join us on this dream vacation to Ireland!
You will arrive in Dublin on May 12, and depart Dublin on May 22.
Day 1 - Dublin - Fáilte!
Welcome! You will be met upon your morning arrival by a private driver and brought to your city center hotel. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, boasts quite the history and a reputation!
Founded in 841 by the Vikings, Dublin is a city with an interesting past and numerous monuments to tell its history. A visit to one of its major cathedrals will take you back to Medieval times, while a walk around Merrion Square will remind you of the glory days. Dublin was ranked as the second-largest city of the British Empire.
Let’s take a stroll to beat the jet lag and admire the gracious buildings that line O’Connell Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. We will discover Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university and we will visit the Old Library containing thousands of manuscripts, including the 9th century Book of Kells, famous for its precious illuminations.
You will have the afternoon at leisure until we meet again for a welcome dinner to share thoughts about the week ahead!
Day 2 - Dublin - And a taste or two
After your full Irish breakfast, we will continue to explore enchanting Dublin.
We will visit Christchurch Cathedral, first built as a wooden church in 1038, rebuilt in 1172 and fully restored towards the end of the 19th Century. The Cathedral is adorned with funeral monuments and possesses a crypt that stretches under nearly its entire length. Much of the Cathedral's memorabilia is displayed here. We will then continue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the lovely Marsh Library.
After lunch, our biggest decision is beer or whiskey! We can continue with a fascinating visit to the Guinness Storehouse located in the Guinness Brewery, Europe’s largest stout-producing brewery. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. You’ll discover what goes into the making a pint of Guinness, the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion.
Once the visit concludes, you are invited to the rooftop Gravity Bar to enjoy a pint of Guinness and savor the spectacular views. Or we choose the whiskey route…Group decision over a pint or two?
The balance of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace.
Day 3 - Kilkenny
This morning we make our way to Kilkenny.
Along the way, we will pass through Phoenix Park, home of the official residence of the President of Ireland and one of Europe’s largest walled city parks. It is also the boyhood home of Winston Churchill.
After a short visit, we will spend our late morning at Powerscourt House and Gardens. After a stroll through the magnificent gardens, we will shop at Avoca for their amazing woolen goods, and have a little tea before setting out to Kilkenny. Upon arrival in Kilkenny, we will tour Kilkenny Castle and have a late pub lunch before checking into our lovely hotel.