Rolling green hills, bustling cities, a lively pub culture, incredible music and jaw-dropping scenery are just some of the highlights of Ireland, the Emerald Isle.
The common Irish greeting Cead Mile Failte means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes,’ which is a rather fitting phrase for a place that has a hundred thousand reasons to visit. Ireland also has grand castles, sweeping beaches, and the other-worldly Skellig and Aran Islands--here's how to see some of the best spots during a one week itinerary including the famous Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry.
Start off in the capital Dublin, sampling whiskey at award-winning distilleries and sleeping in one of these castle hotels. Colourful Cork and cute Dingle have lots of quirky things to do, medieval landmarks line the waterfront in Limerick, and up in Belfast you'll find fascinating history, coastal scenery and stately landmarks.