Southern Gems 7 Days

The treasures of Ireland are legendary. The beauty of the land itself and the creations of its inhabitants are extraordinary. Discover Ireland's fortresses and castles and other architectural splendors in an 7 Day Tour through the country. Explore the monastic ruins at Glendalough and travel the road that winds around the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all Ireland.

A quieter tour than some of our others, the 7 night Southern Gems Tour lets you visit some of Ireland’s most popular sites, while still letting you experience the people and culture of the country, by staying in towns such as Kinsale and Dingle, where you can find live Irish music nearly every night in one of the many Pubs!

Starting in Dublin and ending in Shannon, you'll also get to visit all the capital has to offer and there are opportunities to see The Waterford Crystal Centre and Blarney Castle!

Included in this tour:
  • 7 days/ 6 nights tour including:
  • Roundtrip group transfers when you book our flights ($30 fee for transfers on Land-only bookings)
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit and a drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery
  • Professional Irish tour director
  • Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 6 nights
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 4 dinners (D) including:
  • - Dinner and traditional entertainment at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
    - Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 2 table d'hote dinners and 1 lunch                       
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Irish Coffee at the South Pole Inn
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Walking tour of Kinsale with a local guide
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Bishop's Palace, Blasket Centre, Blarney Castle, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Cliffs of Moher
  • Boat trip of Dingle harbour and bay 
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe flight bag, 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 this tour:

  • The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Action's Hotel, Kinsale (1 night)
  • Cahernane House Hotel, Dingle (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
Currency:
Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Day 1: Dublin Castle & City Tour
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries. See the State Apartments, where many state functions are held in the richly decorated chambers. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2: Russborough House & Taylors Three Rock
Head to Blessington for a guided tour of Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art, and early photography collections. Enjoy your afternoon with an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. Head to Taylors Three Rock for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.
(B, D)

Day 3: Blarney Castle & Kinsale Walk
Pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel as you travel to Blarney Castle. Climb the ramparts to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around the historic streets.
(B, D)

Day 4: West Cork Coastal Drive & Killarney
Journey along the rugged western coastline of Cork via Clonakilty and Skibbereen, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for some leisure time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and a free evening in Killarney.
(B, D)

Day 5: Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore the Dingle Peninsula and embark on a boat trip of Dingle Harbor and Bay for scenic views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and stunning green landscapes. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Enjoy free time in Dingle and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn before returning to Killarney for a free evening for independent dining.
(B)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel inland to the charming town of Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medievalstyle banquet, songs, and stories. (B, D)Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel inland to the charming town of Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medievalstyle banquet, songs, and stories.
(B, D)

Day 7: Tour Ends in Ennis
Your program ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; D: Dinner

 

Tour Start Date in Ireland Tour End Date in Ireland Land price Twin Sharing Guranteed Departure
Sun 18 Aug 2019 Sat 24 Aug 2019 $2,029 Sold Out
Fri 23 Aug 2019 Thu 29 Aug 2019 $2,029 Sold Out
Fri 30 Aug 2019 Thu 5 Sep 2019 $2,409 Please Call
Sun 8 Sep 2019 Sat 14 Sep 2019 $2,019 Available
Fri 13 Sep 2019 Thu 19 Sep 2019 $2,019 Please Call
Fri 20 Sep 2019 Thu 26 Sep 2019 $1,939 Available
Fri 27 Sep 2019 Thu 3 Oct 2019 $1,849 Sold Out
Sun 29 Sep 2019 Sat 5 Oct 2019 $2,199 Sold Out
Sun 6 Oct 2019 Sat 12 Oct 2019 $1,709 Sold Out
Fri 18 Oct 2019 Thu 24 Oct 2019 $1,709 Available
Southern Gems 7 Days

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