Family tour of Ireland

Ireland Family Tour - Irish Melody

Nothing brings a family together like travel


This very special small group family guided tour combines enriching experiences in the heritage towns of Ireland with music and adventure- a perfect Ireland family itinerary. Enjoy the music of magical evenings. Listen to a tale well told, a song well sung, applaud a dance well done. Fun adventures include boat trips, bicycling, horseback riding and traditional music. This is an escorted family vacation with activities for children in Ireland. Join in, take part, you're very welcome. Book a private departure, just for your family.

The Lynott Tours Difference

  • Stay at local B&B’s with opportunities to meet the Irish
  • Enjoy music at village pubs
  • Ride an Irish horse in Killarney, bike ride in Dingle

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Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: DUBLIN.

Arrive by 10AM and join our Dublin tour. Tour Trinity College Library containing the famous Book of Kells. See the Bank of Ireland-Ireland's first Parliament, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Georgian doors of Dublin. Visit the Guinness Brewery, where you will taste the famous stout. We venture to the south Dublin Coast for our elegant stay at the 18th Century Fitzpatrick Castle, overlooking Dublin Bay. It's a stone's throw from Dublin by DART train. Welcome dinner. (D)

You travel through Kildare, the horse-breeding area of Ireland. Go behind the stable door at the National Stud Farm and see how horses are bred.. Then, you are off to Kilkenny, closely associated with witchcraft and local crafts. Visit impressive Kilkenny Castle, set on the River Nore. Kilkenny is one of the best examples of a medieval town in Ireland. (B)

This morning, you take the scenic route to Cobh, departure point for many emigrants, and the last port of call for the Titanic. Many of the passengers are buried in the local graveyard. Visit Blarney, with a chance to kiss the Stone.  It's fairy pools and wishing steps will appeal to the young and young-at-heart alike. Kinsale, one of the most historic seaport towns in Cork, has quaint cobbled streets, gourmet restaurants and yachts moored in the harbor. (B)

Travel to Killarney and ride at the local horse stables. Further along our route, the Dingle Peninsula is one of the natural wonders of Ireland with a wealth of archaeological sites, ancient ogham writing, and some of the finest traditional music, dance and the Irish language. The dramatic mountains sweep down to golden beaches and stark rocks. (B)

The greens of the hills contrast with the wildness of the scenes to make Dingle an enchanted place, the setting for Ryan’s Daughter. Today’s adventure is a boat trip to discover Fungie, the bottle-nosed dolphin, or take a lesson in baking brown bread for yourself. Optional bike ride this afternoon. At Dingle’s pubs spontaneous music sessions often erupt. The most amazing musicians will treat you to a storm of Irish music. (B)

Travel along the majestic Cliffs of Moher, soaring an awe-inspiring 700 feet above the breaking sea. Stop in the fishing village of Doolin. It is said that three of the best musical pubs in Ireland are here. The village is our home for the next two evenings. (B)

Travel by steamer to the island of Inisheer, the smallest island with its ancient castles, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground, several fine pubs and cafes. For centuries, Irish speaking fishermen and their families have thrived here, where the famed off-white Aran sweaters originated. These are lands that time has forgotten. (B)

Travel to Galway, the cultural capital of the West and to Roundstone, known for making traditional Irish musical instruments. Travel through scenes of tin roofed barns and herds of meandering sheep on your way to County Mayo. Westport is by far the most attractive town in Mayo, with a wide expanse of sea dotted with islands and framed by mountain ranges. The local pub is owned by the musicians, the Chieftains. (B) 

Visit the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life to glimpse the daily lives in rural old Ireland. Travel across the heart of Ireland to Dublin. Our last night hotel is located at Dublin Airport, so you are free to catch a flight at any time tomorrow. (B)

We travel home from Dublin, and it comes all too soon. Return home with great memories of the new friends you've made. (B)

An Irish Melody Includes:
* Round trip airfare at added cost
* Airport transfers according to our schedule
* Luxury minicoach transportation with driver/professional guide throughout
* First class accommodations for 9 nights; room with private bath
* 9 hearty Irish breakfasts (B), 1 castle dinner (D)
* Baggage handling at hotels
* All taxes and service charges
* All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights:
Dingle - Bicycle riding, Dolphin watching on Dingle Peninsula
Killarney - horseriding
Cork - Blarney Castle, quaint seaport of Kinsale, Cobh Heritage Center
Dublin area - Trinity College/Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse
Mayo - Museum of Country Life, explore Croagh Patrick
Galway-Connemara, Steamer to the Aran Islands

Your 3* & 4* guesthouses/hotels/B&B's/castles:
Dublin area-Fitzpatricks Castle 1 night
Kilkenny -B&B 1 night
Kinsale - Actons Hotel 1 night
Dingle - B&B 2 nights
Doolin - Aran View 2 nights
Westport - B&B 1 night
Dublin Airport - Carlton 1 night

You can generally bring a child into a pub at any age. If you are under 14 (18 in Northern Ireland) you cannot normally go into a pub unless the owner applied for a children’s certificate that will allow children under 14 to be taken into a pub by an adult. Children would normally have to leave by 9pm. Most pubs have these licenses, and are gathering spots for the local Irish community, not alcohol-fueled bars. Pubs are great places for a quick meal or for tea or coffee or sodas.

What our clients say
Just a short note to let you know that the family trip to Ireland was a success with everyone. As a first trip for most of the family, Ireland showed off its splendor and beauty to the fullest. Our driver, John was a virtual historian and took us on many of the back roads to see places we had not ncluded in our itinerary. --- Karen and Tom Hancock

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Departs to Returns from Dublin Est. Air/Land     
Dublin Thursdays Sundays JFK* USD Land Only  
4-May 14-May 3,900 3,228 NO CHILDREN
18-May 28-May 3,900 3,228  
1-Jun 11-Jun 3,900 3,228  
8-Jun 18-Jun 3,900 3,228  
15-Jun 25-Jun 3,900 3,228  
29-Jun 9-Jul 3,900 3,228  
13-Jul 23-Jul 4,090 3,228  
27-Jul 6-Aug 4,090 3,228  
10-Aug 20-Aug 4,090 3,228  
31-Aug 10-Sep 4,090 3,228  
7-Sep 17-Sep 4,086 3,228 NO CHILDREN
21-Sep 1-Oct 4,086 3,228 NO CHILDREN


Customized Vacations We can also modify the itinerary to suit your family's or group's needs, with or without activities for children in Ireland.

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