Ireland - Monks Island and Saint Pilgrimage

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival Dublin. 3 Overnights. 


Day 2: Dublin: 

During a detailed city tour we marvel at Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity College, the Protestant University founded by Elizabeth I in 1591. She is known for her unique collection of valuable ancient manuscripts, including the famous "Book of Kells" (2 nights).


Day 3: Wicklow Mountains

In the morning we are drawn to Glendalough, the st. Kevin founded the early Christian Hermitage and monastery complex, in its spell. In the afternoon we enjoy the time with our own ventures in the bustling Dublin city center. How about a visit to the National Museum or a stroll on bustling Grafton Street? Your tour guide is happy to help and advice!


Day 4: Witnesses of the Irish past

From Dublin we drive to Kilkenny, where we visit the venerable Kilkenny Castle. In Cashel, the impressive castle built on a rock awaits us, where from the 3rd to the 12th century the kings of Munster resided. The next two nights we spend in the climatically favored by the Gulf Stream County Kerry (2 nights).


Day 5: Ring of Kerry

A full day excursion takes us over the famous Ring of Kerry. The highlight is a visit to the thriving gardens of Muckross House, part of this imposing Victorian mansion and picturesquely situated on one of the lakes in Killarney National Park.


Day 6: Scenic beauties

In the morning we arrive from Tralee to Tarbert. A ferry will take us across the Shannon estuary before continuing by bus along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, which offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from a spectacular 200m altitude. With good visibility we can see from here to the Aran Islands. Through the unique karst landscape of the Burren we continue towards Galway (2 nights).


Day 7:  Connemara National Park

Today the Connemara lures us into the western part of the county Galway. Mountains, moors, small lakes and a rugged coastline make this original region an unforgettable experience. On the way we visit the Benedictine Abbey Kylemore Abbey, which is idyllically situated on the shores of Kylemore Lough. On the farm of the Joyce family we are introduced to the tradition of Irish sheep breeding and marvel at the skills of the herding dogs.


Day 8: Galway and Clonmacnoise

The lively university city Galway invites us with its narrow streets for a city walk. Halfway to Dublin, we explore the Clonmacnoise Abbey on the shores of the Shannon (1 night in Dublin).


Day 9: Departure

Return Flight. 


Our services:

- Bus trip in a modern coach from 

- Double rooms in good middle class hotels 

- Half board

- Entrance fees


Price: from € 1.218,-- p. Person in Doubleroom

The minimum number of participants for this trip is 20 people.


Travel documents: identity card or passport.