Ireland’s Ancient East

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Ireland’s Ancient East

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Ireland’s Ancient East

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Ireland’s Ancient East

Tour length

4 days



Departures on Thursdays from Dublin

NEW FOR 2020!
This four day tour will take you through the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Through the rugged mountains of Wicklow, to the historic Viking town of Waterford and the picturesque beauty of Cork. You will discover your inner foodie and become a connoisseur of Irish produce. So why not come visit the Ancient East and learn why laughter is brightest where food is best.


Stay 1 night in Kilkenny, 2 nights in Cork




Glendalough & Kilkenny


Leaving Dublin this morning we travel south to Co. Wicklow and the valley of the two lakes. Our first stop is nestled in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, at the Glendalough Visitor Centre. From here we make our way into Kilkenny with a guided tour of Kilkenny Castle, followed by a free afternoon to explore the medieval city.

Dinner/Overnight – Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny



Waterford & Cork


Today we head down to the Viking city, Waterford, home to the world-renowned Waterford Crystal where we will be undertaking a tour of the factory, followed by a walking tour to learn all there is to know about this historic city. Moving westward our next stop is Cork City where the afternoon & evening are yours to discover the Rebel County. 

Overnight – Metropole Hotel, Cork            





After breakfast we have a guided tour of Charles Fort.  Built in the 17th century this historic fort provides great views of our next stop, Kinsale. One of the Ireland'most picturesque towns, Kinsale is known for its beautiful waterfront, brightly coloured shops and homes, and most notably the food. Hailed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, we will be embarking on a food tour of this scenic town to try everything it has to offer.

Overnight – Metropole Hotel, Cork



Longueville & Kildare


Departing Cork, we make our way for the orchards of Longueville House. Here, we will learn about the process of making an award-winning cider, and with the entire production happening on site you could say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Continuing on to Dublin we travel through the Curragh of Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens. From here we make our way back to Dublin where sadly your tour must come to an end.

Return to Dublin by 19:00


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May 7$1499.00$1499.00$1299.00$1299.00$1299.00$1299.00
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Oct 1$1499.00$1499.00$1199.00$1199.00$1199.00$1199.00

Prices are per person in Canadian dollars.
Child rate $699 (7-11 years sharing with 2 adults)
Triple rates and rooms on request.

Tour Highlights

  • Glendalough
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kilkenny
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Waterford
  • Cork
  • Charles Fort
  • Kinsale
  • Longueville House
  • Irish National Stud

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation throughout by modern touring mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced local driver/guide
  • 3 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • 1 x table d’hote evening meal
  • Admissions to: Kilkenny Castle, Waterford Crystal, Charles Fort, Cider tasting at Longueville House, Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
  • Walking food tour and tastings in Kinsale

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