A journey through Ireland by train on the Belmond Grand Hibernian reveals the history and legends of Ireland through her rolling countrysides and port towns. See off-the-beaten-path sites, explore the famous places, and meet local people who will bring this region of northern Europe to life through storytelling and tours.
Ashford Castle in Ireland is a stellar place to launch an Emerald Isle adventure, where the sky is the limit. Written by Martine Bury for Quest Magazine On the shores of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle conjures fantasy against one of Ireland’s most sweeping and romantic backdrops—a moody, blue-gray lake dotted with islands, leafy forests nestling up to the picturesque village of Cong with its stately stone church, and the first inklings of nearby Connemara National Park’s untamed landscape. Famously, John Wayne and Maureen Ohara’s The Quiet Man (1952), showcased this beautiful setting. Dating back to Anglo-Norman times, the 13th century […]
Guides can make or break a trip. At Ker & Downey, we work hard to make sure all of our privately guided tours are led by the most knowledgeable guides. You can view all of our previous interviews with some of the world’s top guides right here. In addition to the UK, Ireland is also one of the world’s top destinations for adventure travelers. Today, we’re introducing you to Samuel Brett, our immersive adventure guide in Ireland. To start planning your Ireland adventure, contact us. We’re ready to show you the best of Ireland through outdoor adventures, without compromising on […]
HBO’s Game of Thrones has taken the globe by storm, and inspired globe-trotters to make their own epic journey to some of the real-life places that double as scenes from Westeros. Ahead of the highly-anticipated series finale, we’ve rounded up the best places to walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters on a Game of Thrones travel adventure.
Ker & Downey’s Ireland Travel Guide to the top things to do in the Emerald Isle. The Emerald Isle has long held a reputation for being a land of enchantment. And rightfully so—Ireland’s generous people, breathtaking landscapes, magnificent castles, and world famous culture are enough to attract travelers from all over the world to its many wonders. Yet while there are many ways to tap into the saturated charm of Ireland, Ker & Downey has the ability to go beyond the typical tourist offerings to introduce travelers to the very best the Island of Ireland has to offer. Our Ireland […]
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter from Travel + Leisure Magazine. He celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning in their categories, thanks to public votes and dedication to delivering the best in service. We are in good company with some of the very best in the world. World’s Best Safari Outfitter This year we earned the coveted #1 spot as Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Safari Operator. Based on a perfect score of 100, Ker & Downey received an outstanding 98.44 from the combined […]