2018 - 7 Day Southern Gems
4 Star Vacation - 6 Nights - 10 Meals

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Southern Gems 7 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Hear the colorful story of Kinsale as a local guide leads you through medieval streets of this picturesque port town.

Dining Experiences

  • 4 dinners (D) including a night out at Taylor’s Three Rock for dinner and a show, a festive medieval castle banquet
  • 6 daily hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
  • Blasket Centre
  • Dingle Bay Cruise
  • Dublin Castle
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Russborough House

Hotels - 6 Nights

  • The Gibson Hotel | Dublin (2)
  • Actons Hotel | Kinsale (1)
  • Cahernane House Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Temple Gate Hotel | Ennis (1)
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    Southern Gems 7 Days / 6 Nights

    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

     

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    7 days Dublin to Shannon
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