2017 - 7 Day Southern Gems
4 Star Vacation - 6 Nights - 11 Meals

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Highlights

Southern Gems 7 Day Tour
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Highlights:

  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
  • Historic Kinsale Walking Tour
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Scenic Dingle Peninsula

Hotels:

Superior First Class

  • The Gibson Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Actons Hotel
    Kinsale (1 night)
  • Dingle Benners Hotel
    Dingle (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel
    Ennis (1 night)

Your Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 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 or Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 2 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with tour director
  • Walking tour of Kinsale with a local guide
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn
  • Dingle Bay cruise
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Russborough House, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Cliffs of Moher
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • 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
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    Itinerary

    2017 Southern Gems 7 Days/6 Nights

    Day 1: Dublin Castle & City Tour
    Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin to see elegant Georgian squares, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, the River Liffey and O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. Back at your hotel enjoy a welcome drink and your tour director will recommend restaurants and pubs for dining.

    Day 2: Russborough House & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
    Drive to Blessington for a guided tour around Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art and early photographic collections. Return to Dublin where the afternoon is free for an independent open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness or General Post Office Museum. Head to the Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: Blarney Castle & Kinsale Walk
    Pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel as you travel south to Blarney Castle. Climb the castle’s ramparts to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the landscaped grounds. You may like to shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made goods. Drive south to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town, which is now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: Cork Coastal Drive & Killarney
    Journey along the rugged coastline of County Cork, through Clonakilty and Skibbereen and passing coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Lough Leane, one of the charming lakes. Drive along the Dingle Peninsula and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn before continuing to your manor-house hotel in the heart of Dingle town.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
    Explore the Dingle Peninsula to enjoy mountain and shoreline views. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to Dingle and enjoy a light lunch, followed by a boat trip of Dingle Harbor and Bay for more great scenic views. The rest of the day is free for browsing and independent dining.
    (B, L)


    Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
    Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls early days of flying during the 1930s and early 1940s. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. Travel inland for a fun evening at either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle. Experience a medieval-style banquet with great food, songs and stories in a centuries-old castle. The last night of your tour is in the marketing town of Ennis.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: Tour Ends at Shannon
    Your trip ends after breakfast this morning.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

     

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    7 days Dublin to Shannon
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    Single room supplement: $298

     

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