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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
I have been planning to email you; we loved our trip to Ireland. I would come back in a heartbeat. The B&Bs were great although the first B&B was a bit difficult to find even with the GPS; it was worth it though. Truly enjoyed all our hosts. I guess really good directions for those off the beaten path would help since the GPS wants house numbers and they weren’t available. The rental car worked out very well even though our flight was 5 hours late getting in to Dublin and as it was a diesel our fuel costs were low. My husband, David, quickly conquered driving on the left and we had no incidents at all. Some of the roads we travelled were narrow and exciting though. We saw everything we had on our list and more and enjoyed meeting people everywhere we went. Having time to stop and walk through the towns and villages was great. I would not hesitate for a bit to contact you if we were coming over again and have already recommended you to friends.
Thanks again for all your assistance with this wonderful vacation.
(Photos courtesy of Sheila Levy)
Sheila Levy, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada