Choosing the Emerald Isle as your next holiday destination is a great decision, and if you have only a week? No worries! There is plenty to do and see; you only need a good plan. One we are prepared to help you with. So, let’s work together and organize one of the best tours to Ireland you could think of!
Days 1-3: Dublin and Nearby
It might seem a bit concerning for you to spend a whole three days visiting just one city. But, knowing that Dublin is arguably the most important of them all and is neighbouring some great locations, this is a good choice!
First and foremost, spend some time simply enjoying the city. Do not rush and try to take in the general culture and the feel of the Irish. Once you have done that, we suggest heading to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, also such national landmarks as the distilleries of Guinness Beer and Jameson Whiskey.
Whatever you do, you must make your way just outside of the capital city and tour a couple of the most important natural sites in the country – Cliffs of Moher and Giant’s Causeway.
If you have spare time, walk to the famous Temple Bar and party with the locals. See what an evening looks like for the real Irish!
Days 4-5: Galway and Connemara
After, hopefully, not partying too hard, take the train from Dublin to Galway and settle in for a couple of days of stunning destinations.
Firstly, there are some must-see monuments, such as the Galway Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church, depicted as one of the most impressive constructions in the city. Its dome and pillars reflect the Rennaissance architectural style, and the inside is just as remarkable! Then, you should head to the Galway City Museum, where you can enjoy archaeology, art, geology, natural history, and folklife exhibitions, which can be extremely interesting!
If there is time, take a walk through the city’s main square and sit down for a cup of coffee or a chat!
Then, off to Connemara. Settled in the west part of Galway, it is a region of stunning natural beauty, especially if you make your way to the Connemara National Park. Walk the trails and enjoy the scenery, one accessible only here!
Days 6-7: Belfast
With the help of Ireland trains, it will be only six hours after leaving Galway that you will reach the capital of Northern Ireland.
Upon arriving, be prepared for two full days of exploration! Since you will have more time, you can be more thorough in your touring and also allow to have some time for spontaneity.
Take a stroll around Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings, Stormont park, to see some gorgeous architecture and, obviously, the most significant political constructions. Afterwards, head to the Victoria Square Dome for the perfect 360° view of the city and another must-see – Queen’s University and its beautiful campus.
If you wish to relax after a day of sightseeing, go to the Cathedral Quarter, where you will find the best bars and pubs to have an authentic Irish drink in!
End your trip on a strong note with a guided tour through Belfast Castle to learn all there is of its history and background.
There you go – a great week of adventure and unforgettable memories, guaranteed! So have the best time exploring Ireland, and remember to have fun and let yourself get a little bit lost in time and places. Makes for the best experiences. Good luck!
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