It’s time to embark on a multigenerational adventure that captures interwoven narratives, shared laughter, and the harmony found in family adventure. It’s a journey not confined by age but enriched by a multitude of perspectives, where toddlers explore with wide-eyed wonder and grandparents share wisdom and stories. An escape from bustling routines, school agendas, and the constant drumbeat of daily life, a multigenerational exploration stands as an epitome of unity. So where do we begin? 

First, we need to determine what makes a multigenerational trip different from a honeymoon or a girls’ trip and recognize the varied preferences, fitness levels, and travel requirements within the group. Children, with shorter attention spans and a taste for energetic activities, may not share the same enthusiasm for extended historical tours as their older counterparts. In contrast, the older generation may have limited mobility for activities that include walking over rough terrain and up steep hills. Despite these differences, ample opportunities exist to create lasting memories and weave the fabric of a familial narrative.

One exemplary destination that accommodates the varied interests and ages of a multigenerational group is Ireland/Northern Ireland. This picturesque locale boasts a rich tapestry of culture and entertainment across mountains and coastline with each city offering a distinctive charm and experience. In just two weeks, you can capture the true essence of Ireland.

Dublin

Start your adventure in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. There you can explore Trinity College’s Old Library, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the famous Guinness Storehouse. Found in the prestigious Trinity College is a jewel of Ireland’s cultural heritage: the Book of Kells, one of the most famous manuscripts in history containing the four Gospels of the New Testament in Latin. The library is a book lover’s dream housing a vast collection that includes everything from illuminated medieval manuscripts and early printed books to correspondence from playwrights and different pieces of art history. Another key stop in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse, a testament to Ireland’s brewing expertise, which invites those of all ages to partake in a truly unique brewery experience.

Dublin to Belfast

From Dublin, you can move on to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. There you can visit the Titanic Museum where both children and adults can immerse themselves in the history and storytelling of the famous Titanic that struck an iceberg and sank to the ocean floor. Maybe venture onward and take a trip up the North Antrim Coast where everyone can enjoy the “eighth wonder of the world”, Giant’s Causeway, climbing the stones, taking pictures, and learning about the myths and legends surrounding the World Heritage Site. But if medieval times are more your thing, make a stop at the Dunluce Castle ruins off the dramatic clifftop accessible by bridge from the mainland. Be sure to have your camera out to capture this picturesque 14th-century castle. Finally, make your way back to Belfast and enjoy a night in the city. 

Belfast to Galway & Dingle

From Belfast, travel to Galway, a bustling city with live music and tons of shopping. A fun experience for all is high tea with small sandwiches and a classical room atmosphere. If you want a break from the busy city, take the family to the coastline and travel down to the Cliffs of Moher soaking in the breathtaking views. Continuing this step away from city life, take a trip to Killarney to see nature’s lakes, waterfalls, and high mountain ranges. While there, engage in a family-friendly jaunting car experience, a one-hour scenic tour through the National Park arriving at Ross Castle. Maybe consider embarking on the circular route of the Ring of Kerry’s coastal landscapes followed by exploration of the Dingle Peninsula’s sandy beaches and craggy cliffs. It’s a chance to embrace the natural beauties of the world. 

Irrespective of where you choose to explore, Ireland stands out as an exceptional destination for families, particularly for their first international excursion together. It offers a diverse range of experiences without compromising on entertainment for children or accessibility for older family members. So here’s to new experiences, forged core memories, and enjoying each other’s company on your next multigenerational journey. Check out our inspirational and fully customized itineraries below to begin your family adventure of a lifetime!

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16 Days | 15 Nights
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Start in Edinburgh and make your way through Inverness and Glasgow before departing for Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway and Dublin on this 16-day Ireland & Scotland tour. 

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The Ultimate Trio: Ireland, Scotland and England

17 Days | 16 Nights
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This epic itinerary takes you through three fascinating countries: Ireland, Scotland and England. All the main highlights are included, from uncovering your Irish ancestry and embarking on a river cruise in London to visiting Scotland’s stunning Isle of Skye. And did we mention the castles at every stop? 

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Essence of Ireland

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Experience the best of Ireland during this private-driver tour, perfect for the whole family. Visit wild, craggy coastlines, ancient castles and charming towns. During this two-week adventure, you’ll discover the true essence of the Emerald Isle.

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