2018 BEST OF IRELAND SOUTH (Tour A) 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

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

Dining Experiences:

    • Five dinners including a fun night at Taylors Three Rock Pub, a lively medieval castle banquet, and a local venue in Dingle.

Hotels:

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

Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Day 1: ARRIVE DUBLIN & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) 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 & TAYLORS 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 Taylors 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 for 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 colourful 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 (200m) 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 Center 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; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

7 days Dublin to Dublin
Start
Dublin
End
Dublin
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 Fri Mar 16, 2018 C$1865
Sat Mar 17, 2018 Fri Mar 23, 2018 C$1865
Sat Mar 31, 2018 Fri Apr 06 2018 C$1935
Thu Apr 05 2018 Wed Apr 11, 2018 C$1935
Thu Apr 12, 2018 Wed Apr 18, 2018 C$1935
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Fri Apr 20, 2018 C$1935
Thu Apr 19, 2018 Wed Apr 25, 2018 C$1995
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Fri Apr 27, 2018 C$2450
Sat Apr 28, 2018 Fri May 04 2018 C$2085
Thu May 03 2018 Wed May 09 2018 C$2245
Sat May 05 2018 Fri May 11, 2018 C$2310
Sat May 12, 2018 Fri May 18, 2018 C$2700
Thu May 17, 2018 Wed May 23, 2018 C$2310
Thu May 24, 2018 Wed May 30, 2018 C$2245
Sat May 26, 2018 Fri Jun 01 2018 C$2275
Sat Jun 02 2018 Fri Jun 08 2018 C$2300
Thu Jun 07 2018 Wed Jun 13, 2018 C$2300
Sat Jun 09 2018 Fri Jun 15, 2018 C$2375
Thu Jun 14, 2018 Wed Jun 20, 2018 C$2375
Sat Jun 16, 2018 Fri Jun 22, 2018 C$2300
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Wed Jun 27, 2018 C$2300
Sat Jun 23, 2018 Fri Jun 29, 2018 C$2375
Thu Jun 28, 2018 Wed Jul 04 2018 C$2755
Sat Jun 30, 2018 Fri Jul 06 2018 C$2300
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Wed Jul 18, 2018 C$2755
Sat Jul 14, 2018 Fri Jul 20, 2018 C$2375
Sat Jul 21, 2018 Fri Jul 27, 2018 C$2375
Sat Jul 28, 2018 Fri Aug 03 2018 C$2300
Thu Aug 02 2018 Wed Aug 08 2018 C$2300
Sat Aug 04 2018 Fri Aug 10, 2018 C$2375
Sat Aug 18, 2018 Fri Aug 24, 2018 C$2375
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Wed Aug 29, 2018 C$2300
Thu Aug 30, 2018 Wed Sep 05 2018 C$2300
Sat Sep 01 2018 Fri Sep 07 2018 C$2300
Thu Sep 06 2018 Wed Sep 12, 2018 C$2375
Thu Sep 13, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 C$2375
Sat Sep 15, 2018 Fri Sep 21, 2018 C$2375
Sat Sep 22, 2018 Fri Sep 28, 2018 C$2300
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Wed Oct 03 2018 C$2600
Sat Sep 29, 2018 Fri Oct 05 2018 C$1990
Sat Oct 06 2018 Fri Oct 12, 2018 C$2050
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Fri Oct 19, 2018 C$2445
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Wed Oct 24, 2018 C$1990
Sat Oct 20, 2018 Fri Oct 26, 2018 C$1990
Sat Oct 27, 2018 Fri Nov 02 2018 C$1925