Experience the “luck of the Irish” as you roam the lush and ever-green landscape of Ireland with our Ireland Family Vacations by Disney. Our Ireland adventure takes you to the thriving capital of Dublin and then seemingly transports you back in time where you’ll roam the countryside, explore castle ruins and kiss the Blarney Stone.
IRELAND FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS
Head off to the prestigious Dromoland Castle for a three night stay. Along the way kiss the Blarney Stone for the “gift of gab,” the ability to speak with a flattering tongue.
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.
Explore the ruins of the Rock of Cashel—the ancient seat of Celtic kings and a spectacular example of Celtic stonework and medieval architecture.
Travel by horse-drawn cart through the countryside to the Muckross House for a privately guided tour. Hike or bike through the waterfalls of Killarney National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The dramatic Cliffs of Moher drop over 700 feet (213 meters) straight into the ocean. Hear the sound of crashing waves and marvel at one of Ireland’s most magnificent views.
Itinerary: Day 1
After you pick up your luggage and exit baggage claim, an Adventures by Disneyrepresentative will meet you in the main terminal and will direct you to your transportation to your hotel. Relax as a driver assists with your luggage and whisks you away to The Westin Dublin.The Westin Dublin
Unwind from your journey and explore the area that will be your home for the next few days. Learn about some of the nearby sights at the Adventures by Disney hospitality desk.Welcome Reception and Dinner
Tonight, meet the other families that will share the adventure. Dine in a private room at the hotel and get ready for your quest across Ireland!
Itinerary: Day 2
Enjoy a privately guided tour where you will discover the city’s dynamic history, go back in time on a private experience in the famed Jeanie Johnston ship, and taste the good life at the Guinness Storehouse®. You’ll board an amphibious vehicle for a unique look at the city — on land and water!Lunch at the Guinness Storehouse®
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Guinness Storehouse® and marvel at this seven story building that once housed a fermentation plant.Afternoon in Dublin
Spend the afternoon with the family exploring historic Dublin – relax, shop or visit the amazing museums. Join our Adventure Guides for a peek at the ancient illuminated Book of Kells at Trinity College or take an independent walking tour of the Temple Bar neighborhood’s cobblestone streets. Ask your Adventure Guides for more suggestions.Dinner in Dublin on Your Own
Gather together for a family dinner on your own at one of Dublin’s world-class restaurants. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to help you find the perfect meal!
Itinerary: Day 3
Travel across the emerald Irish countryside to the land of kings. Enjoy the scenic views as you journey to a picturesque town full of royal lore.Rock of Cashel Visit and Lunch on Your Own
Walk uphill to the ancient Rock of Cashel and explore the royal seat of the Kings of Munster. Wander the collection of medieval buildings crowning the hilltop of Tipperary’s Golden Vale and learn about the imposing fortifications, spectacularly preserved guard tower and majestic Chapel of King Cormac. Then enjoy lunch in town on your own. Please note: Access to some areas requires the use of uneven walkways and narrow passages.Junior Adventurer Shamrock Hunt
Junior Adventurers can search for lucky shamrocks on the sacred grounds where Saint Patrick once stood.Welcome to Killarney
Journey to Killarney, where you’ll stay in a charming family-run hotel in the heart of town.Dinner on Your Own in Killarney
Share an evening with your family as you experience the music, shops, food and fun in the picturesque Irish town of Killarney. Who knows what treasures will be yours—you might just find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! Visit the Adventures by Disney hospitality desk for recommendations.Ghost Walk
Visit the most “spirited” locations of Killarney National Park as you explore abandoned castles and lakeside ruins on this chilling expedition to “the other side.”
Itinerary: Day 4
Travel by horse-drawn cart through green fields to Muckross House, an historic Victorian estate that borders the picturesque lake in Killarney National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Exploration and Lunch at Muckross House
Join a local expert on a guided tour of this ornate and meticulously restored Victorian manor’s 65 rooms. Then dine like Irish aristocrats in the garden restaurant of this glorious estate.Killarney National Park Bike & Hike
Enjoy the idyllic splendor of this diverse landscape with a bike ride over gentle natural terrain or a stroll along the scenic lakeshore with your family.Dinner at Kate Kearney’s
Enjoy a lively dinner in a traditional cottage featuring a festive atmosphere with authentic Irish cuisine and folk dancing.
Itinerary: Day 5
On the road to County Clare, stop and explore Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney Stone, and visit the gardens of this historic fortress. Local legend says that those who kiss the Blarney Stone will be endowed with the gift of eloquence, so go ahead and pucker up!Lunch on Your Own in Adare
Nestled in a wooded farmland setting along the River Maigue is the quaint village of Adare. On your journey to County Clare, you’ll pause in this charming town for lunch and a brief visit before heading on to Dromoland Castle.Arrive at Dromoland Castle
Marvel at the rolling green hills of Clare as you travel by motor coach to magnificent Dromoland Castle. Built in the 15th century and your royal home for the next three nights, it is truly fit for a king, queen or even a president, having hosted numerous dignitaries and heads of state over the years.Dinner at Dromoland Castle and Disney Movie Night
In the evening, dine at Dromoland’s Fig Tree Restaurant at the Golf and Country Club. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers will be treated to a night of food, fun and a classic Disney movie. Please note that the Fig Tree Restaurant does not permit Guests to wear shorts, sandals and/or T-shirts.
Itinerary: Day 6
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 and gardens.Birds of Prey Demonstration
Immediately after your private tour of the Dromoland Castle grounds, you’ll experience the thrill of interacting with majestic birds as a falconry expert demonstrates this regional sport. Enjoy up-close encounters with not just falcons, but also hawks and owls.Lunch & Afternoon on Your Own
Your Adventure Guides are more than happy to review on-site meal options at each of Dromoland Castle’s restaurants and assist you in choosing a satisfying lunch for your family. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the grounds and many available activities including tennis, golf, boating, biking, croquet, archery and more. If relaxation is your choice, there are also spa services available.*Medieval Banquet
Revel at a merry dinner banquet filled with traditional Irish dancing and singing at an historic Irish castle. Devour authentic dishes and drink up! The musical medieval entertainment is sure to stir your soul and delight your senses.*Some of these activities are available for an additional cost.
Itinerary: Day 7
Taste the simple life as you spend the morning with your family on a working Irish farm. Learn the secrets of scone-making and sheepherding, or try your hand at bottle feeding a baby lamb or piglet. Then savor a homestyle lunch complete with freshly baked soda bread served piping hot right out the oven.The Cliffs of Moher
The dramatic Cliffs of Moher drop over 700 feet (213 meters) straight into the ocean. Hear the sound of crashing waves and marvel at one of Ireland’s most magnificent views. Your visit to the famed landmark includes entry into O’Brien’s Tower, located at the highest point of the Cliffs.Farewell Dinner
Celebrate with your fellow Adventurers in true Irish style at a private feast in your honor. Enjoy traditional Irish step dancing set against a delightful backdrop of music performed by local musicians. This extravagant dinner party caps off a week of extraordinary experiences.
Itinerary: Day 8
Bid goodbye to all your fellow adventurers, wish them the luck of the Irish, and enjoy one last breakfast in your castle home!Transfers to Airport
Relax and enjoy your final moments in Ireland, as we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the Shannon airport.