2018 BEST OF IRELAND SOUTH (Tour B) 8 DAYS / 7 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)
  • Grand Canal Hotel
    Dublin (1 night) for Saturday departures or
  • Ballsbridge Hotel
    Dublin (1 night) for Thursday departures

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 7: IRISH NATIONAL STUD & DUBLIN
Relax as you enjoy the scenic Irish countryside on your way to Kildare where you’ll visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud. Here you’ll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure and dine at your choice of one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout Dublin.
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Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your program ends after breakfast today.
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B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

7 days Dublin to Dublin
Start
Dublin
End
Dublin
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sun Apr 01 2018 Sat Apr 07 2018 C$1880
Wed Apr 04 2018 Tue Apr 10, 2018 C$1825
Fri Apr 06 2018 Thu Apr 12, 2018 C$2280
Sun Apr 08 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$1825
Wed Apr 11, 2018 Tue Apr 17, 2018 C$1880
Fri Apr 13, 2018 Thu Apr 19, 2018 C$1825
Wed Apr 18, 2018 Tue Apr 24, 2018 C$1825
Fri Apr 20, 2018 Thu Apr 26, 2018 C$1880
Sun Apr 22, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$1880
Fri Apr 27, 2018 Thu May 03 2018 C$2020
Sun Apr 29, 2018 Sat May 05 2018 C$2020
Wed May 02 2018 Tue May 08 2018 C$2670
Fri May 04 2018 Thu May 10, 2018 C$2215
Sun May 06 2018 Sat May 12, 2018 C$2215
Wed May 09 2018 Tue May 15, 2018 C$2215
Fri May 11, 2018 Thu May 17, 2018 C$2215
Sun May 13, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$2215
Wed May 16, 2018 Tue May 22, 2018 C$2280
Fri May 18, 2018 Thu May 24, 2018 C$2215
Fri May 25, 2018 Thu May 31, 2018 C$2280
Wed May 30, 2018 Tue Jun 05 2018 C$2215
Fri Jun 01 2018 Thu Jun 07 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 03 2018 Sat Jun 09 2018 C$2280
Wed Jun 06 2018 Tue Jun 12, 2018 C$2215
Fri Jun 08 2018 Thu Jun 14, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 17, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$2215
Wed Jun 20, 2018 Tue Jun 26, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jun 22, 2018 Thu Jun 28, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 24, 2018 Sat Jun 30, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jun 29, 2018 Thu Jul 05 2018 C$2215
Sun Jul 01 2018 Sat Jul 07 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 04 2018 Tue Jul 10, 2018 C$2670
Fri Jul 06 2018 Thu Jul 12, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jul 08 2018 Sat Jul 14, 2018 C$2215
Wed Jul 11, 2018 Tue Jul 17, 2018 C$2670
Sun Jul 15, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 18, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 C$2215
Fri Jul 20, 2018 Thu Jul 26, 2018 C$2215
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Sat Jul 28, 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 25, 2018 Tue Jul 31, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jul 27, 2018 Thu Aug 02 2018 C$2280
Sun Jul 29, 2018 Sat Aug 04 2018 C$2280
Wed Aug 01 2018 Tue Aug 07 2018 C$2280
Fri Aug 03 2018 Thu Aug 09 2018 C$2280
Wed Aug 15, 2018 Tue Aug 21, 2018 C$2670
Fri Aug 17, 2018 Thu Aug 23, 2018 C$2280
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 C$2215
Wed Aug 22, 2018 Tue Aug 28, 2018 C$2215
Fri Aug 24, 2018 Thu Aug 30, 2018 C$2215
Sun Aug 26, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 C$2215
Wed Aug 29, 2018 Tue Sep 04 2018 C$2280
Fri Aug 31, 2018 Thu Sep 06 2018 C$2215
Wed Sep 05 2018 Tue Sep 11, 2018 C$2280
Fri Sep 07 2018 Thu Sep 13, 2018 C$2280
Sun Sep 09 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$2280
Wed Sep 12, 2018 Tue Sep 18, 2018 C$2280
Fri Sep 14, 2018 Thu Sep 20, 2018 C$2215
Sun Sep 16, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 C$2280
Wed Sep 19, 2018 Tue Sep 25, 2018 C$2215
Fri Sep 21, 2018 Thu Sep 27, 2018 C$2215
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Sat Sep 29, 2018 C$2215
Wed Sep 26, 2018 Tue Oct 02 2018 C$2035
Fri Sep 28, 2018 Thu Oct 04 2018 C$2035
Sun Sep 30, 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 C$2035
Wed Oct 03 2018 Tue Oct 09 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 05 2018 Thu Oct 11, 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 07 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 10, 2018 Tue Oct 16, 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 12, 2018 Thu Oct 18, 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 14, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 17, 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 19, 2018 Thu Oct 25, 2018 C$2315
Sun Oct 21, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 24, 2018 Tue Oct 30, 2018 C$1860
Fri Oct 26, 2018 Thu Nov 01 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 28, 2018 Sat Nov 03 2018 C$1770
Sun Nov 04 2018 Sat Nov 10, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 11, 2018 Sat Nov 17, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 18, 2018 Sat Nov 24, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 25, 2018 Sat Dec 01 2018 C$2035
Sun Dec 02 2018 Sat Dec 08 2018 C$1540
Sun Dec 09 2018 Sat Dec 15, 2018 C$1495