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Adventures By Disney

Ireland

8 Days / 7 Nights
Dublin, Killarney, & Dromoland Castle


Family travel to Ireland with Adventures by Disney begins in Dublin before it crosses the Emerald Isle with stops in Killarney and Shannon. Experience the mirth and magic along the sweeping coastal cliffs, over the verdant rolling hills and among the ruins of ancient castles. Come create some family legends of your own!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Cliffs of Moher

    The dramatic Cliffs of Moher drop over 700 feet straight into the ocean. Hear the sound of crashing waves and marvel at one of Ireland's most magnificent views.

  • Muckross House and Killarney National Park

    Travel by horse-drawn cart through the lush, green countryside to the Victorian estate of Muckross House, where you'll enjoy a privately guided tour. Hike or bike through the picturesque gardens and waterfalls of Killarney National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Sleep Like Royalty in Dromoland Castle

    Both an historic castle and a modern 5-star hotel, Dromoland Castle lets you live like the kings and queens of yore. Hike or bike the castle grounds as you enjoy spectacular views of the shimmering lake, lush forests and championship golf course.

  • Explore the Rock of Cashel

    Explore the ruins of the Rock of Cashel—the ancient seat of Celtic kings and a spectacular example of Celtic stonework and medieval architecture.

  • Discover Dublin

    Enjoy a guided tour of the famed Guinness Storehouse®, where you'll be treated to lunch in a private dining room. During your stay in Dublin, you'll also visit the Trinity College Library to view the ancient Book of Kells, a breathtakingly beautiful illuminated manuscript created by Celtic monks around the 9th century. Explore historic Blarney Castle where you'll kiss the Blarney Stone. It is said that he or she who kisses the Blarney Stone will forever be granted the "gift of gab," the ability to speak with a clever and flattering tongue.

Adventure Dates

2021

  • May 7-May 14, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 14-May 21, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 21-May 28, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 28-June 4, 2021
  • June 4-June 11, 2021
  • June 11-June 18, 2021
  • June 18-June 25, 2021
  • June 25-July 2, 2021
  • July 16-July 23, 2021
  • July 23-July 30, 2021
  • July 30-August 6, 2021
  • August 6-August 13, 2021
  • August 20-August 27, 2021
  • August 27-September 3, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 24-October 1, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 1-October 8, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

 

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in Dublin

After you pick up your luggage and clear through Customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you in the main terminal and take you to your transportation vehicle. Then relax as a driver whisks you away to The Westin Dublin.

The Westin Dublin

Unwind from your travels and explore the area around this attractive hotel that will be your home for the next 2 days. Visit the Adventures by Disney hospitality desk to learn about nearby places to visit.

Welcome Reception and Dinner with Entertainment

Meet the other families who will share this adventure with you. Dine in a private room at the hotel to the melodic tunes of a Celtic harpist. And find out from your Adventure Guides more details about your journey across Ireland.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast.

Private Visit to Epic – the Irish Emigration Museum

Enjoy a private visit to the world’s first fully digital museum dedicated to the story of Ireland’s people and how they have influenced and changed the world. Following your visit, you’ll be treated to scones and tea at a local bakery.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Experience the complete whiskey making process with a Teeling Ambassador. For interested adults, a sampling of 3 award-winning Teeling whiskeys paired with delicious Irish chocolate is included. A non-alcoholic beverage will be offered to children and non-whiskey drinkers.

Family-Friendly Private Pub Lunch & Interactive Irish Musical Experience

Treat your taste buds to a traditional Irish pub lunch in the heart of Dublin complete with an interactive Irish musical experience where you’ll learn some Irish tunes and sing along!

Late Afternoon in Dublin

Spend the afternoon with the family exploring historic Dublin. Shop, visit the amazing museums and walk along the cobblestone streets of the Temple Bar neighborhood.

Dinner in Dublin on Your Own

Savor a dinner on your own at one of Dublin's world-class restaurants. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to help you find the ideal place that fits your family's needs!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a tasty breakfast to get ready for your journey to Cashel.

Kilkenny Hurling Experience and Lunch

Participate in Ireland's national game of hurling in this hands-on experience where Adventurers get insight into the skills of the ancient Celtic game that is over 3,000 years old. After you've worked up an appetite, you'll enjoy lunch before heading out to Cashel.

Journey to Cashel

Continue traveling across the emerald Irish countryside to this popular town in Tipperary County. Housing libraries and other interesting attractions and displays, Cashel provides a sense of history and royal lore.

Rock of Cashel Visit and Lunch on Your Own

Walk up the hill to the Rock of Cashel, the seat of the Kings of Munster. Explore the plateau populated with medieval buildings crowning the hilltop of Tipperary's Golden Vale. Learn details about the imposing fortifications, spectacularly preserved guard tower and majestic Chapel of King Cormac.

    Junior Adventurer Shamrock Hunt

    Junior Adventurers can search for lucky shamrocks on the sacred grounds where Saint Patrick once stood.

Welcome to Killarney

Make yourself at home in Killarney, which sits on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane. Settle into your family-friendly hotel in the heart of Killarney, County Kerry.

Private Dinner at Hotel

Enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel while swapping stories with your fellow Adventurers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy an early breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.

Ross Castle

Enjoy the scenic splendor as you visit this 15th-century castle at the edge of Killarney’s lower lake for a picturesque photo stop with your family.

Boat Ride on Lake Leane and Innisfallen Island

Travel by boat from the pier at the magnificent Ross Castle, across the lake to the enchanting island of Innisfallen. While exploring this unique island, you will discover the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey which is considered one of the most remarkable archaeological ruins in Killarney National Park.

Butter-Making Demonstration and Irish Dance Lessons

Step back into the Ireland of the 1920s and 1940s as local experts demonstrate the art of butter-making. Then, enjoy traditional Irish music performed by local musicians and learn some classic Irish dance steps!

Group Lunch

Relax and enjoy lunch with your fellow Adventurers.

Afternoon On Your Own in Killarrney

Explore the quaint town of Killarney on your own.

Dinner and Evening On Your Own

Share an evening with your family browsing through shops and enjoying delicious Irish food, music and fun in this picturesque town.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Five

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a filling breakfast before you head out to County Clare.

Adare Desmond Castle

Explore the ruins of this once magnificent 13th-century Norman castle, which was originally erected with an ancient ring-fort in the early 1200s.

Lunch on Your Own in Adare

Enjoy lunch on your own and explore this small, quaint village in County Limerick, renowned as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns.

Arrive at Dromoland Castle

Marvel at the rolling green hills of Clare as you travel by motor coach to the magical Dromoland Castle. Built in the 15th century, this will be your royal home for the next 3 nights. Receive a welcome like no other—truly fit for a king or queen!

Adult and Junior Adventurer Dinner and Disney Movie Night

In the evening, dine at Dromoland Castle's Fig Tree Restaurant at the Golf and Country Club. Dress up for the occasion and be part of the elegant atmosphere! Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers are treated to a night of food, fun and a classic Disney movie.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel

Start your day with a tasty breakfast.

Private Tour of Dromoland Castle Grounds

Join your fellow Adventurers for a private, late-morning tour of the castle grounds. See the timeless majesty of its great stone towers wreathed in creeping ivy and the mystic beauty of its rolling green hills pristine lake, enchanted woods and gardens. The ancestral home of the O'Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond, Dromoland Castle is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in Ireland. It has a storied history and has accommodated famous celebrities, including presidents and movie stars. In 2021, this tour moves to Day Five.

Birds of Prey Demonstration

Experience the thrill of interacting with hawks, owls and majestic falcons when an expert demonstrates the art of falconry.

On Your Own Lunch and Afternoon at Dromoland Castle

Choose from a variety of restaurants at Dromoland Castle for lunch. Your Adventure Guides can assist you in picking the ideal location for your family. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon on the Castle grounds with a choice of many enjoyable activities—such as tennis, golf, boating, biking, croquet and more. If you would like to spend the afternoon relaxing, choose one of the available spa services.

Authentic Irish Farm Dinner, Scone-Making and Entertainment

Spend the evening with your family at an authentic Irish farm. Learn the secrets of scone-making and sheepherding and try your hand at bottle-feeding a baby lamb or piglet. Afterwards, enjoy a savory home-style dinner and lively, traditional Irish entertainment.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast.

The Cliffs of Moher

Marvel at one of Ireland's most magnificent views from atop the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which stand 700 feet (213 meters) meters above the sea. Your visit to this famous site includes entry into O'Brien's Tower, located at the highest point of the Cliffs.

Lunch at a Traditional Pub

Tuck into some traditional Irish dishes as you and your fellow Adventurers enjoy a delicious meal at one of Doolin's favorite pubs—that's been run by the same family since 1867.

Farewell Dinner and Entertainment

Celebrate with your fellow Adventurers at a private feast while enjoying the singing of a traditional Irish balladeer. This extravagant dinner party caps off a week of extraordinary experiences!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy one last breakfast in your castle home and bid farewell to your fellow Adventurers!

Transfers to the Shannon Airport (SNN)

Relax as you are assisted with your luggage and transportation to the Shannon airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast