Best of Ireland South

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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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View the very best southern Ireland has to offer in our 6 or 7 day Best of Ireland Tour.

See Ireland's Capital City Dublin, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Killarney, Dingle, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and much more.

Visit Trinity College and the General Post Office in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney,  Blarney Woollen Mills and Dingle. Enjoy Bunratty Castle Banquet, a jaunting car ride in Killarney, see the spectacular and awe inspiring Cliffs of Moher or kiss the Blarney Stone!

 
6 Day Tour Itinerary as below (please enquire for information on our 7 day itineraries)
 
Day 1: Dublin & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
Today you will arrive in Dublin. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm in the afternoon from your hotel when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets of Dublin to see historic buildings such as the General Post Office in O’Connell Street where the 1916 Uprising started; Leinster House, which is the seat of government; and rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways.
 
Walk through the university campus of Trinity College with a student guide to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces. After a day sightseeing return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a great evening of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish music, songs and displays of step-dancing. (D)
 
Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Today drive through prime agricultural country and pause for photos at the impressive Rock of Cashel with medieval ruins. Visit a nearby sheep farm where you can enjoy freshly-baked scones with tea and watch trained dogs herd sheep. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork city, visit the famous Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.”
Also worthwhile is a visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof.
 
Next drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the town of Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before enjoying dinner. (B, D)
 
Day 3: Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay Cruise
Today discover the glorious and scenic Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”, which showed a lot of the wonderful scenery. Drive to Slea Head which is located at the westernmost tip for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for great panoramic views all around (Apr 2 - Oct 29 departures) and enjoy a casual spot of lunch in Dingle town. Return to to the town of Killarney where the rest of the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities and dining. Killarney has a lot of great pubs where a vast range of music sessions take place so you might like to check out some of them. (B, L)
 
Day 4: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to the beautiful scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Enjoy local stories by your driver and take in some of the great views of the mountains. Drive north of the county and stop in the village of Adare which is famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. In Limerick visit the mighty King John’s Castle, which has guarded the River Shannon for over 800 years. The stunning exhibition in the castle brings dramatic local history to life. This evening check in to your hotel and spend some time relaxing. In the evening travel to 15th century Bunratty Castle where you can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a medieval-style feast with lots of food, wine and song to carry you off to the Middle Ages in spirit. (B, D)
 
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Today travel along the coast of County Clare to view the famous Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower where you can enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, provided that the weather is clear. Drive through the Burren region and around Galway Bay to Galway city. Join a local guide for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city and spend some time on your own in the city. Return to your hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus for dinner and, afterwards enjoy the stories of a local storyteller. (B, D)
 
Day 6: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your program ends after breakfast today. (B)
 
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner 

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.
 

 

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Sun 30 Oct 16 Fri 4 Nov 16 $998 Available
Fri 30 Sep 16 Wed 5 Oct 16 $1,162 Please Call
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