9. Tauck – The Best of Ireland Tour
This Ireland tour is just one of many immersive, small-group adventures that is perfect for the culturally curious traveler. Experience a warm welcome from the Emerald Isle on an unforgettable 14-day journey. Splendid scenery, fascinating history, a vibrant culture and warm, hospitable people all contribute to the great charm of Ireland, north and south. Find out what it’s like to stay in country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel.
Feast your eyes along the Yellow Roads from the Ring of Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher to the Giant’s Causeway. Visit castles, abbeys, walled cities & a graveyard with stories to tell and history to reveal. Learn the story of three centuries of Irish emigrants building a new life in North America at the Ulster American Folk Park. Get a little taste of the artistic side of Ireland on visits to the Belleek Pottery factory and a literal taste at The Jameson Experience as you discover the history of Irish Whiskey. Enjoy the sophistication of Dublin (with a two night stay to explore parks, streets and pubs) and the peaceful ambiance of small villages. Have lunch with a family who run a working dairy farm.
Experience the award-winning, magnificent Titanic Belfast interactive museum and savor a special 9-course tasting dinner inspired by the great ship’s menu in the city where it was built. This tour includes 32 meals (13 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 11 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes & porterage. You can travel in a small group with Tauck just about anywhere and enjoy their well-connected local guides, experts, and Tauck Directors, who will share their enthusiasm for the destinations and their insider’s perspective. Small group destinations include: Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Tauck also has river cruise offerings, small ship cruising (cultural exploration, from Iceland to the Mediterranean to the Galápagos, aboard intimate yachts and purpose-built expeditionary vessels) and other distinct product offerings on all seven continents including Cuba.