Irish Vistas: A Photographic Journey from Dublin to Belfast/ Oct. 11-23rd 2024

Come join us on this extraordinary journey of discovery and awe-inspiring vistas as we explore the beauty of the Green Isle. Through its vibrant culture and geographic splendor, this adventure promises not just a tour, but a deep dive into the heart of Ireland. Experience the rich tapestry of Irish landscapes, from bustling city streets brimming with history to serene countryside that whispers tales of yore. Each location on our itinerary is carefully selected to showcase Ireland’s diverse beauty and cultural heritage.

  •  Dublin: Start in Ireland’s vibrant capital, where ancient history and modern life blend seamlessly. Capture the historic architecture of Trinity College, the lively atmosphere of Temple Bar, and the serene beauty of St. Stephen’s Green.
  • Kinsale: This charming port town is known for its colorful streetscapes and maritime history. Photograph Kinsale’s beautiful harbor, historic forts, and artisanal shops offering a feast for the eyes.
  • Killarney: Explore the natural beauty of Killarney National Park, with its stunning lakes, mountains, and woodlands. Muckross House and the Gap of Dunloe offer picturesque scenes that are quintessentially Irish.
  • Galway: The cultural heart of Ireland, Galway is famed for its lively streets, vibrant music scene, and the stunning Cliffs of Moher nearby. Capture the essence of Irish culture and the rugged Atlantic coastline.
  • Cong: This quaint village is famous for its historic abbey, Ashford Castle, and as the filming location of “The Quiet Man.” The surrounding landscapes are rich with photo opportunities, including serene lakes and lush forests.
  • Gougane Barra National Park: A hidden gem, offering tranquil views of Saint Finbarr’s Oratory set against a backdrop of lush hills and serene waters. Its untouched natural beauty is perfect for landscape photography.
  • Sligo: Known as the land of hearts’ desire, Sligo’s dramatic landscapes inspired the poetry of W.B. Yeats. Capture the mystic beauty of Benbulben Mountain, serene lakes, and ancient megalithic sites.
  • Donegal: Venture into the wild and rugged beauty of Donegal, with its spectacular sea cliffs, remote beaches, and the majestic Glenveagh National Park. The diversity of landscapes is a photographer’s dream.
  • Belfast: Explore Northern Ireland’s capital, known for its historical landmarks, including the Titanic Belfast museum and the street murals depicting the city’s past. Belfast offers a blend of cultural and historical photography subjects.
  • Back to Dublin: Conclude your tour where you began, perhaps capturing any missed sights or revisiting favorites with new eyes.

Unexpected Stops: A hallmark of our tours is the spontaneous stops we make to photograph Ireland’s serendipitous beauty – from roadside horses and ancient cemeteries to vibrant flower fields. These moments often yield some of the most memorable and unique photographs, reminding us to appreciate the beauty in the unexpected.

  • Participants: Min 8 – Max 10
  • Dates: Oct 11-23rd, 2024
  • Tour Price: $7,959
  • Save your Spot: $1,000
  • Initial payment: $1,959 May 10th, 2024
  • Final payment: $5,000 by July 10th, 2024
  • Single room supplement: $400

A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you after you sign up. We’ll start our adventure by exploring Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green and other local attractions such as the EPIC Museum, which offer numerous great photo opportunities. After departing from Dublin, we’ll head south to Kinsale to visit a historic fortress. The next day, we’ll proceed to Killarney, renowned for its stunning lakes, followed by a visit to Gougane Barra National Park. Then, we make our way up to the vibrant city of Galway, a place buzzing with life and culture. A visit to the Cliffs of Moher follows our time in Galway. These majestic cliffs rise dramatically from the Atlantic Ocean, stretching for 8 kilometers and standing 214 meters at their highest point. As one of Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonders, the Cliffs of Moher offer breathtaking views and a unique opportunity to capture the raw beauty of Ireland’s coastline. The powerful waves crashing against the cliffs and the panoramic views of the sea make for unforgettable photographic moments. Next on our itinerary is the charming town of Cong, famous for the filming of “The Quiet Man.” We’ll explore the ruins of the Royal Abbey by the Cong River and photograph the exquisite work of Harry Clarke, one of the most renowned stained-glass artists. Following the Wild Atlantic Way to Sligo and Donegal, we’ll experience more breathtaking vistas and awe-inspiring scenery. Our journey then leads us to Belfast, where we’ll capture the murals depicting the Troubles and visit the Titanic Museum. On our way back to Dublin, we’ll make a surprise stopover at a unique location. Finally, we’ll return to Dublin for our farewell dinner.

Program Includes:

  • On-location photo instruction every day
  • Transport – Midi Coach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide throughout
  • Accommodations in hotels for 12 nights
  • Entrance fees to all activities
  • Full Irish Breakfast at hotels
  • All meals except 1 lunch and two dinners.
  • Taxes and service charges on items included

Rate does not include:

  • The cost of transportation to and from Dublin, Ireland – including all costs associated with said travel such as baggage surcharges, taxes and fees.
  • Gratuities and personal expenses such as: alcoholic drinks, phone calls and snacks.
Irish Vistas Oct 11-23, 2024
Irish Vistas Oct 11-23, 2024 (double)

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