This journey takes you through the archaeology, history, and landscapes of Ireland’s southern coast, from east to west. Starting and ending in Dublin, this tour has been designed to give you a deep understanding of the multitude of landscapes and the rich heritage of Ireland, as well as the striking difference between Ireland’s fertile east coast compared to its dramatic and breathtaking southwest. After a gentle start in Dublin, we will head to the sunny southeast and the scene of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169. There is no better place to understand the impact of this invasion on the existing Irish and Norse populations, and the shifting of political and military power over the following centuries, than here where it all played out. We will then make our way along the south coast, stopping in Waterford, Cork, and West Cork, with an overnight in Killarney before heading back to Dublin. We will explore hidden archaeological sites from earliest prehistory to the Iron Age (Celtic Period), through early Christian sites to the later medieval period and Ireland’s more recent history, all in the company of highly respected academics, engaging guides, and a tour manager. Travel in a small group and enjoy the personal attention and service of a highly respected Irish academic lecturer/host, who is both a geologist and archaeologist.
Tour Prices (12 nights)
Per person, double occupancy
10-12 participants $9,795
8-9 participants $10,595
Single Supplement (limited availability) $1,295
Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required. With fewer than 8 participants a small group surcharge may be applied.
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