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Viking Trails of Ireland Tour
When we think of the Vikings in Ireland it is common to think of ruthless murderers and plunderers and while this may have been true to some extent, the Vikings deserve credit for shaping the Ireland that we enjoy today. In Scandinavia the Vikings were fishermen and farmers and their expert ship building skills eventually allowed them to travel further afield, initially as invaders and later as traders. The Vikings brought Ireland’s first towns which later evolved into the great Irish cities that you can visit today, namely Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Wexford and Cork. They introduced coinage, trade and many of the words still in use in the Irish language today.
Our Viking Tour series will allow you to explore Viking Heritage in Ireland as well as allowing you to explore the scenic beauty of many of our most famous attractions. Choose from Self-Drive tours where you will be able to keep to your own time schedule or a private chauffeured tour where you can experience Ireland with your very own personal driver. Our drivers are highly experienced and informed guides that will make your Ireland vacation the trip of a lifetime!
Discover Viking Ireland for yourself on this six night tour of Ireland. Visit the Viking Cities of Dublin, Cork, Waterford & Limerick and use your Irish Tourism personal sightseeing guide to direct you through Ireland’s Viking past as well as Ireland’s most well-known visitor attractions including Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse....read more
Discover how the Vikings influenced the development of the modern Ireland that we know today. Spend your vacation in the Viking cities of Dublin, Waterford or Cork, Wexford and Limerick and with our help, discover Ireland’s Viking Heritage as well as some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery and picturesque towns and villages....read more
This 8 night/9 day tour of Ireland will take you through Ireland’s Viking heritage beginning in the city of Dublin where our Viking history can easily be seen. Your trip will then take you to Viking Waterford which comes from the old Norse word ‘Vedrarfjiordr’ and on to Cork which is also recognised has having a Viking heritage. Stay in Killarney where a number of touring routes are available to you, the remarkable Ring of Kerry with its stunning mountainous scenery and quirky towns and villages or the Dingle peninsula, a finger of land dotted with more than 2000 historic sites and monuments....read more
We were so lucky with the weather! Everywhere was so pretty with blue skies and sunshine. We enjoyed every minute. We explored Connemara and Kylemore Abbey from there. We then moved on to Killarney having looked at the Cliffs of Moher. We loved Killarney and found it full of life and would have liked another night there. Greta was a lovely host and it was very convenient for getting into town.
Dublin was slightly disappointing as it was quite dirty. We enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus, the Guiness Museum and Trinity College and found the coach to Belfast convenient and comfortable.
We realised 6 nights wasn’t really enough and would probably return to the Killarney area if we returned. We loved the Dingle Peninsula but did not have time to see the Ring of Kerry.
All in all a good trip! Thank you.
Bob and Jean Allan
Jean Allan, Knysna, South Africa