2018 - 7 Day Best Of Ireland South - Tour A
3 & 4 Star Vacation - 6 Nights /11 Meals
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Best of Ireland South 7 Day Tour A
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • A scenic cruise of Dingle Bay is enhanced by stories of local lore and history. Keep your eyes open – you might spot a dolphin or two.
  • Enjoy fresh baked scones with tea as you visit a local farmhouse.
  • Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity College as you embark on a walking tour with a local guide.

Dining Experiences

  • 5 dinners (D) including a night at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
  • Lively medieval castle banquet
  • Local venue on the Dingle Peninsula
  • 6 daily hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
  • Burren Birds of Prey Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • King John's Castle
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

Hotels - 6 Nights

  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan | Dublin (2)
  • Scotts Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • The Inn at Dromoland | Newmarket-on-Fergus (2)

Itinerary

 

Best of Ireland South (Tour A) 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Dublin & Independent City Sightseeing
Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin 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. This bustling city has plenty of museums, shops, and parks you may also enjoy visiting. In the evening you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants and pubs that Dublin has to offer.

Day 2: Dublin & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
enjoy a free morning in Dublin for further independent sightseeing with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in the hotel lobby and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city center. Take a guided tour of Trinity College and view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells, the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.
(B, D)


Day 3: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Relax and enjoy the picturesque midlands of Ireland, with its many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Get a taste of farm life at a nearby sheep farm. Enjoy scones with tea and watch trained dogs herd sheep. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through Macroom and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney.
(B, D)


Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay Cruise
Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous in the movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery found here. Travel to Slea Head at the westernmost tip of the peninsula for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. Embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for great panoramic views all around. Enjoy dinner at a local venue before spending the remainder of the evening free exploring Killarney.
(B, D)


Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride & Medieval Castle Banquet
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle. Head to the village of Adare, famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. In Limerick visit King John’s Castle, which has guarded the River Shannon and access to the interior of the country for over 800 years. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style feast. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music.
(B, D)


Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Visit the Burren Birds of Prey Centre where you will see dynamic flying displays and learn about raptor conservation. Join a local guide in Galway for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city and before spending some time on your own.
(B, D)


Day 7: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)


B: Breakfast; D: Dinner

 

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