Authentic Local Experiences:
- Hear the colorful story of Kinsale as a local guide leads you through medieval streets of this picturesque port town.
- Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to Antarctica.
- 6 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet.
- Blasket Centre
- Cliffs of Moher
- Dingle Peninsula
- Jaunting car ride in Killarney
- Blarney Castle
- Foyne’s Flying Boast & Maritime Museum
- The Gibson Hotel | Dublin (2)
- Actons Hotel | Kinsale (1)
- Cahernane House Hotel | Killarney (2)
- Oakwood Hotel | Shannon (1)
The Gibson Hotel, Dublin
The Gibson is a highly stylish, contemporary hotel in the heart of Dublin`s new cultural hub. Calming, comfy and tranquil, our hotel rooms are the ultimate escape from all the hustle and bustle outside. With carefully chosen soothing colors and textures, plus a host of little luxurious extras you can chill out. Located near the River Liffey, a brisk 15-minute walk will bring you to O’Connell Street or you can take a short tram ride on Luas.
Actons Hotel, Kinsale
This hotel was established in 1946, making it the oldest in Kinsale. Since then, it has become an integral part of Kinsale town, and has been renovated and updated constantly to create a contemporary boutique-style hotel. Enjoy gourmet food at its best, with locally sourced ingredients, at either Sidney’s Bar & Brasserie or Fisher Street Restaurant. Seventy-four rooms provide guests with every comfort. The hotel is located near the center of Kinsale, in a scenic location overlooking the harbor and within walking distance of the town’s attractions.
Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney
Dating back to 1877, this hotel retains a charming old-world and elegant atmosphere while ensuring guests have a comfortable stay with all modern facilities. The hotel features the award-winning Herbert Restaurant, featuring a menu of Irish specialties. The grounds offer great views over the mountains and the opportunity for delightful walks. Set on the edge of Killarney National Park, the Cahernane House is just two miles from the center of Killarney town centre.
Oakwood Hotel, Shannon
This traditional hotel features dark wood and classical furnishings throughout. 101 spacious bedrooms provide everything for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Dine in the Pier 17 Restaurant or enjoy a beverage and more casual menu and carvery in Sophies Bar. Located in Shannon town, just 3 miles from Shannon Airport, it’s a perfect location for the first or last night of any trip. Also a good base to explore County Clare including the Burren and Cliffs of Moher.
2020 Southern Gems – 7 Days/6 Nights/10 Meals
Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour & Dublin Castle
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Experience a panoramic tour of the capital city of Dublin. Then take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries, and see the State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening.
Day 2: Independent Tour of Dublin & Taylors Three Rock Pub
Enjoy touring Dublin independently, on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Plus choose a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. Enjoy a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub.
Day 3: Kinsale Walk & Free Time
Head south to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now renowned for sailing, art galleries, and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets. Then take some time to explore Kinsale on your own before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Travel to Killarney for some free time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Day 5: Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore Slea Head to view the heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and green landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands. Enjoy some free time in Dingle. Visit the South Pole Inn and sip a creamy Irish coffee while hearing about the daring exploits of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who left his explorer days behind to open the pub. Continue on to Killarney for a free evening and independent dining.
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, head to a castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories.
Day 7: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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|Sunday Apr 12, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Apr 18, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1589||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Sunday Apr 19, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Apr 25, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1609||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Sunday May 3, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday May 9, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1859||Book Now|
|Sunday May 24, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday May 30, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1859||Guaranteed||Call to book|
|Sunday May 31, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Jun 6, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$2209||Small Group||Book Now|
|Sunday Jun 7, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Jun 13, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1909||Guaranteed||Sold Out|
|Sunday Jun 14, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Jun 20, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1839||Book Now|
|Sunday Jun 21, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Jun 27, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$2189||Guaranteed Small Group||Book Now|
|Sunday Jun 28, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Jul 4, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1849||Book Now|
|Friday Jul 10, 2020 from Dublin||Thursday Jul 16, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1849||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Friday Jul 17, 2020 from Dublin||Thursday Jul 23, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$2279||Small Group||Book Now|
|Sunday Aug 2, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Aug 8, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$2309||Small Group||Book Now|
|Sunday Aug 9, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Aug 15, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1849||Guaranteed||Sold Out|
|Friday Aug 14, 2020 from Dublin||Thursday Aug 20, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1829||Book Now|
|Sunday Aug 16, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Aug 22, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1929||Book Now|
|Sunday Aug 30, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Sep 5, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1919||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Sunday Sep 6, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Sep 12, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1919||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Friday Sep 25, 2020 from Dublin||Thursday Oct 1, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1659||Book Now|
|Sunday Sep 27, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Oct 3, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$2009||Guaranteed Small Group||Sold Out|
|Friday Oct 2, 2020 from Dublin||Thursday Oct 8, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1579||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|Sunday Oct 4, 2020 from Dublin||Saturday Oct 10, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days||$1539||Book Now|