The luck of the Irish becomes yours as you explore this truly magical country.
From the folklore and fairytales to the rugged, awesome natural beauty and the historical sites and structures, Ireland will enchant you and leave your family spellbound.
The locals are boisterous and fun, the spirit is infectious and the options for discovery and enjoyment are many. Careful, a donkey may steal your heart.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Ireland special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
Journey south to Kenmare where a thrilling adventure awaits as you are guided in the skill of off-road Mountain bike riding. After your introduction in safely maneuvering the bikes, try your newly found skills on one of their dirt tracks. Afterwards you may like to have a go at their onsite obstacle/ assault course. After your adventure around Kenmare you return back to your hotel in Killarney.
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
KAYAK ON THE LAKE IN
KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day in the stunning surroundings of Killarney National Park. Your day begins with a two hour Kayak on the lake (Feb to Nov only), discovering the hidden beauty of the lakes and exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle. This is an incredible journey and offers a unique perspective of this national park. Enjoy a leisurely lunch (payable locally) before continuing your exploration of the park along its various trails, may be keep an eye out for the
White-tailed Sea Eagle which was
re-introduced into the park during the summer of 2007. Torc waterfalls is another spectacular site which is not to be missed, with its 20m high cascade through narrow foliage and over great boulders.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
VIKING SPLASH TOUR
Join Viking splash tours on a thrilling tour around the main sites of Dublin. The colourful Viking Tour Captain tells how the Vikings first settled in Dublin over 1000 years ago and how it came to be a thriving, cosmopolitan European city. The thrill is to come when the Tour Captain drives the Duck into the waters of the historic Grand Canal Basin for the water portion of the tour. Afterwards you visit the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland, Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination.
Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Donkey Sanctuary Driving north east out of Killarney you reach County Cork and the Donkey Sanctuary, an open farm home to 134 donkeys. Their mission is to transform the quality of lives of donkeys, mules and people around the world by creating a greater understanding and appreciation of these animals. Your ‘giveback to the community’ afternoon starts with a greeting by the farm supervisor who will introduce you to the resident donkeys. You’ll then be treated to a fun and informative talk on what the sanctuary does and their history. Finally, pick up your brush and start brushing during your hands-on lesson in how to properly groom a donkey. Time permitting, you may wish to explore more of the sanctuary at your leisure crossing the beautiful walkways from where you can admire their 1,800 mules and donkeys.
Ages to Travel
Travel to Ireland is suitable for all ages.
Time of Year to Travel
The best months of the year are April, May, June, September and October however anytime in between late March and mid November is great to visit.
Travel Documents Required
A valid passport is required with six months before expiration for entry into Ireland. To apply for a visa or passport click this link: www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.