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EUROPE | Dublin, Killarney, Dromoland Castle | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher loom over the sea A wagon driver takes a horse drawn wagon filled with passengers down a country road A boy and girl sit in a barn, playing with a lamb The Rock of Cashel composed of medieval buildings with towers, gables and turreted walls
The Cliffs of Moher loom over the sea
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Marvel at the dramatic views from the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.
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Discover Ireland, which boasts an exciting variety of experiences within its borders! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dublin, explore castles that transport you back to the time of legends and regale in the music and folklore of this magical country. Take a moment to meander across the hills and dales of Ireland's emerald green countryside and stand on dramatic clifftops overlooking a fierce sea.

IRELAND FAMILY VACATION TIPSExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a United States citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Ireland and return to the United States. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and have 1 to 2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to Ireland.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a United States citizen, please check with the Irish Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more information or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      •     Collared shirts
      •     Jeans or long pants
      •     Casual dress or skirt (optional)
      •     Shorts
      •     Lightweight rain jacket
      •     Hat, visor or sun hat
      •     Swimsuit
      •     Sturdy-soled, closed-toe walking shoes
      •     Sport-style sandals
      •     Sweater or jacket
      •     Smart casual outfits (Night 3, 5, 7)
      •     Optional semi-formal attire (Night 7)

      Miscellaneous
      •     Passport
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Sunscreen
      •     Small travel umbrella
      •     Electrical adapters/chargers
      •     Insect repellant
      •     Cell phone charger

    • WeatherExpanded

      In the spring, temperatures in Ireland range from 64°F (18°C) during the day to 41°F (5°C) in the evening. In the summer, temperatures typically range from 68°F (20°C) during the day to 50°F (10°C) in the evening. In autumn, temperatures range from 64°F (18°C) during the day to 46°F (8°C) in the evening. Overall, the climate is sunny and crisp with an occasional brief rain shower. However, it is very common to have rain during the summer months. Overall, Irish weather is mild, yet can be unpredictable. For this reason, we recommend dressing in layers and bringing a lightweight waterproof coat.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Discover more about this destination. Longitude Books offers great books and maps to help you get the most of out of your travel. They offer a selection of reading recommendations, prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

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  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      Upon arrival at Dublin Airport (DUB), you may pass through Immigration and Passport Control. This is dependent on your departure city and where your flight connections were. Follow airport signage to Baggage Claim. Retrieve your luggage and exit the Baggage Claim area by passing through Customs and then into the main terminal. As soon as you arrive in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your pre-arranged ground transportation to your hotel. At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to Shannon Airport (SNN) for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 DUB No later than 3:30 PM
      Departure 8 SNN Flight can depart anytime

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in Ireland is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$8 - $11 USD

      Example:
      •  For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $64 - $88 USD.
      •  A family of 4 for an 8-day adventure: $256 - $352 USD per Adventure Guide.

      For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $512 - $704 USD.

      The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars, local currency, travelers' checks or PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guide if they accept PayPal.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

    • TransportationExpanded

      When spending time on your own in Ireland, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, a convenient travel option is to request taxi service through the hotel. Dublin is best explored on foot.

    • LanguageExpanded

      Although the national language of Ireland is Irish, English is the primary language throughout Ireland.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

  • Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a United States citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Ireland. If you are not a United States citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Ireland.

  • What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Dublin Airport (DUB). Your flight should arrive no later than 3:30 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we will transfer you back to Shannon Airport (SNN) for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival and departure airports and hotels. For the Ireland trip, transfers are included from Dublin Airport (DUB) to The Westin Dublin on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Dromoland Castle to Shannon Airport (SNN).

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay in Ireland before our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    On this adventure your group will travel by motor coach between destinations.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include 2 or more hours of walking. About half of the walking is in cities and often on uneven cobblestone streets. The other walks feature a combination of country dirt trails, villages, beaches and castle ruins. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel for this trip to Ireland. This recommendation is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, biking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in locations where you have many dining options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.