Best of Ireland South

From $998

See Ireland's highlights in our 6 or 7 day Best of Ireland (south) tours. View Ireland's capital city Dublin, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Killarney, Dingle, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and much more.

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  • Duration: 5 Nights
  • Start Location: Dublin Airport
  • End Location: Flexible
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The South of Ireland contains some of the country’s most popular attractions and undoubtedly some of its prettiest scenery.

On this 6, 7 or 8 day Tour you'll have the opportunity to see Irelands southern coast as you travel from Dublin to Killarney to Galway, stopping in between to visit sites such as Dingle Bay, Killarney National Park and the dramatic Cliffs of Moher.

You'll also get to dine like royalty at the Bunratty medieval banquet and if desired, go on walking tours of Trinity College in Dublin or Galway City!

Day 1: Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. You can also go on a guided tour of parts of Dublin castle, the seat of power in Ireland for centuries. After a long day exploring the capital, we advise returning to the Hotel to enjoy a drink with your tour group. Come evening, it’s off to Taylor's Three Rock Pub, for a traditional Irish meal followed by a lively show including traditional music and dance.
 
Day 2: Blarney Castle and Killarney
Leaving Dublin you travel through the midlands of Ireland, make sure to take in the rolling green fields and farms as you make your way to the Rock of Cashel, where you can stop and admire the ruins of what was once the seat of the kings of Munster. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woolen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 3: Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay Cruise
Today you visit the epic Dingle Peninsula, driving to Slea Head, the westernmost part of the Peninsula you can see some incredible views of the Atlantic. Next up is a short cruise around dingle's scenic bay, before a quiet lunch in the town! Returning to Killarney you have the evening free to check out some of the excellent pubs and restaurants the town has to offer.
 
Day 4: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Enjoy a traditional, horse drawn Jaunting car through the streets of Killarney and Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, built on the shores of Lough Leane, the Largest lake in Killarney. As you take in the beautiful mountain scenery, your driver will tell local stories. Heading northwards, your first stop is the picturesque village of Adare, well known for its thatched cottages and colorful Gardens! Moving through Adare you reach the medieval City of Limerick, where King Johns Castle has guarded the river Shannon for more than 800 years. After Checking into your hotel, why not explore the grounds before heading to Bunratty castle in the evening for a medieval style banquet. With good food, wine and songs from the lords and ladies of the castle, this is a truly unforgettable experience.
 
Day 5: The Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Heading up the coast to County Clare, you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, its onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a walking tour of Irelands cultural capital. After this you have a while to browse the city on your own before heading back to your hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus for Dinner and tales from a local storyteller.
 
Day 6: Extend to Dublin
Leaving your hotel, you head east towards the County of Kildare, where you can visit the Japanese Gardens and National Stud. See some of Irelands best horses and also walk through the famous Japanese Gardens and the more modern St. Fiacra's Garden. After that its back to dublin, where after checking into your new hotel, you have the evening to yourself, we advise checking out Dublins famous Templebar area for an evening of fun and traditional irish music.
 
Day 7: End of Tour
After Breakfast, its goodbye for now!

Tour Options:

  • 6 days/5 nights or (Tour C) or
  • 7 days/6 nights (Tour A) or
  • 7 Day/6 nights (Tour D) or

(Please note prices are based on a 6 day tour).

Included in this tour:
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 6 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 4 dinners (D) including
    -Taylor's Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
    -Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    -2 table d’hote dinners
    -1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Farmhouse tea and scones with trained sheepdog display
  • Cruise around Dingle Bay in Kerry (Apr 2 - Oct 29 departures)
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and Galway
  • Storytelling session in Newmarket-on-Fergus
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, King John’s Castle and Cliffs of Moher
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
Overnights for the 6 day tour:
  • The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel) Dublin (1 night)
  • Scotts Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights)
Overnights for the 7 day tour (tour A):
  • The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel) Dublin (2 nights)
  • Scotts Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights)
Overnights for the 7 day tour (tour D):
  • The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel) Dublin (1 night)
  • Scotts Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin (1 night) for Saturday departures or Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin (1 night) for Thursday departures

(Please note prices are based on a 6 day tour).

Currency:
Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.
 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Dublin and Sightseeing
Welcome! Today you can relax and explore Dublin city, you'll be provided with vouchers for an open bus top tour of the city, as well as options to visit the General Post Office and the Guinness Storehouse!
 
Day 2: Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. You can also go on a guided tour of parts of Dublin castle, the seat of power in Ireland for centuries. After a long day exploring the capital, we advise returning to the Hotel to enjoy a drink with your tour group. Come evening, it’s off to Taylor's Three Rock Pub, for a traditional Irish meal followed by a lively show including traditional music and dance.
 
Day 3: Blarney Castle and Killarney
Leaving Dublin you travel through the midlands of Ireland, make sure to take in the rolling green fields and farms as you make your way to the Rock of Cashel, where you can stop and admire the ruins of what was once the seat of the kings of Munster. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woolen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay Cruise
Today you visit the epic Dingle Peninsula, driving to Slea Head, the westernmost part of the Peninsula you can see some incredible views of the Atlantic. Next up is a short cruise around dingle's scenic bay, before a quiet lunch in the town! Returning to Killarney you have the evening free to check out some of the excellent pubs and restaurants the town has to offer.
 
Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Enjoy a traditional, horse drawn Jaunting car through the streets of Killarney and Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, built on the shores of Lough Leane, the Largest lake in Killarney. As you take in the beautiful mountain scenery, your driver will tell local stories. Heading northwards, your first stop is the picturesque village of Adare, well known for its thatched cottages and colorful Gardens! Moving through Adare you reach the medieval City of Limerick, where King Johns Castle has guarded the river Shannon for more than 800 years. After Checking into your hotel, why not explore the grounds before heading to Bunratty castle in the evening for a medieval style banquet. With good food, wine and songs from the lords and ladies of the castle, this is a truly unforgettable experience.
 
Day 6: The Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Heading up the coast to County Clare, you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, its onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a walking tour of Irelands cultural capital. After this you have a while to browse the city on your own before heading back to your hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus for Dinner and tales from a local storyteller.
 
Day 7: Extend to Dublin
Leaving your hotel, you head east towards the County of Kildare, where you can visit the Japanese Gardens and National Stud. See some of Irelands  best horses and also walk through the famous Japanese Gardens and the more modern St. Fiacra's Garden. After that its back to Dublin, where after  
checking into your new hotel, you have the evening to yourself, we advise checking out Dublin’s famous Temple bar area for an evening of fun and  traditional Irish music.
 
Day 8: End of Tour
After Breakfast, its goodbye for now!
Day 1: Arrival in Dublin and Sightseeing
Welcome! Today you can relax and explore Dublin city, you'll be provided with vouchers for an open bus top tour of the city, as well as options to visit the General Post Office and the Guinness Storehouse!
 
Day 2: Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. You can also go on a guided tour of parts of Dublin castle, the seat of power in Ireland for centuries. After a long day exploring the capital, we advise returning to the Hotel to enjoy a drink with your tour group. Come evening, it’s off to Taylor's Three Rock Pub, for a traditional Irish meal followed by a lively show including traditional music and dance.
 
Day 3: Blarney Castle and Killarney
Leaving Dublin you travel through the midlands of Ireland, make sure to take in the rolling green fields and farms as you make your way to the Rock of Cashel, where you can stop and admire the ruins of what was once the seat of the kings of Munster. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woolen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay Cruise
Today you visit the epic Dingle Peninsula, driving to Slea Head, the westernmost part of the Peninsula you can see some incredible views of the Atlantic. Next up is a short cruise around dingle's scenic bay, before a quiet lunch in the town! Returning to Killarney you have the evening free to check out some of the excellent pubs and restaurants the town has to offer.
 
Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Enjoy a traditional, horse drawn Jaunting car through the streets of Killarney and Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, built on the shores of Lough Leane, the Largest lake in Killarney. As you take in the beautiful mountain scenery, your driver will tell local stories. Heading northwards, your first stop is the picturesque village of Adare, well known for its thatched cottages and colorful Gardens! Moving through Adare you reach the medieval City of Limerick, where King Johns Castle has guarded the river Shannon for more than 800 years. After Checking into your hotel, why not explore the grounds before heading to Bunratty castle in the evening for a medieval style banquet. With good food, wine and songs from the lords and ladies of the castle, this is a truly unforgettable experience.
 
Day 6: The Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Heading up the coast to County Clare, you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, its onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a walking tour of Irelands cultural capital. After this you have a while to browse the city on your own before heading back to your hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus for Dinner and tales from a local storyteller.
 
Day 7: Departure from Shannon
After breakfast, its goodbye for now!
Day 1: Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for  a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and  the GPO. You can also go on a guided tour of parts of Dublin castle, the seat of power in Ireland for centuries. After a long day exploring the  capital, we advise returning to the Hotel to enjoy a drink with your tour group. Come evening, it’s off to Taylor's Three Rock Pub, for a  traditional Irish meal followed by a lively show including traditional music and dance.
 
Day 2: Blarney Castle and Killarney
Leaving Dublin you travel through the midlands of Ireland, make sure to take in the rolling green fields and farms as you make your way to the  Rock of Cashel, where you can stop and admire the ruins of what was once the seat of the kings of Munster. Continuing south, you head to Blarney  Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woollen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle!  
Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and  atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.
 
Day 3: Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay Cruise
Today you visit the epic Dingle Peninsula, driving to Slea Head, the westernmost part of the Peninsula you can see some incredible views of the  Atlantic. Next up is a short cruise around dingle's scenic bay, before a quiet lunch in the town! Returning to Killarney you have the evening free  to check out some of the excellent pubs and restaurants the town has to offer.
 
Day 4: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Enjoy a traditional, horse drawn Jaunting car through the streets of Killarney and Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, built on the shores of  Lough Leane, the Largest Lake in Killarney. As you take in the beautiful mountain scenery, your driver will tell local stories. Heading  northwards, your first stop is the picturesque village of Adare, well known for its thatched cottages and colourful Gardens! Moving through Adare  you reach the medieval City of Limerick, where King Johns Castle has guarded the river Shannon for more than 800 years. After Checking into your  hotel, why not explore the grounds before heading to Bunratty castle in the evening for a medieval style banquet. With good food, wine and songs  from the lords and ladies of the castle, this is a truly unforgettable experience.
 
Day 5: The Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Heading up the coast to County Clare, you reach the daunting Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, these rock giants  are an unforgettable sight. Walking along them you can go to the top of the Cliffs where from O'Brien's tower you can see excellent views of  Galway bay and even the Aran Islands if the weather is nice! Leaving the Cliffs, its onwards to Galway City, where a local guide will give you a  walking tour of Irelands cultural capital. After this you have a while to browse the city on your own before heading back to your hotel in  Newmarket-on-Fergus for Dinner and tales from a local storyteller.
 
Day 6: Extend to Dublin
Leaving your hotel, you head east towards the County of Kildare, where you can visit the Japanese Gardens and National Stud. See some of Irelands  best horses and also walk through the famous Japanese Gardens and the more modern St. Fiacra's Garden. After that its back to Dublin, where after  checking into your new hotel, you have the evening to yourself, we advise checking out Dublin’s famous Temple bar area for an evening of fun and  
traditional Irish music.
 
Day 7: End of Tour
After Breakfast, its goodbye for now!
 

 

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