2019 Best of Ireland South (Tour A) – 8 Days/7 Nights

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences

  • A scenic tour of Dingle Bay is enhanced by stories of local lore and history. Keep your eyes open – you might spot a dolphin or two.
  • Enjoy fresh baked scones with tea as you visit a local farmhouse.
  • Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity College to see the Book of Kells.

Trip Highlights

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners including a night at Taylors Three Rock Pub and a lively medieval castle banquet, plus tea and scones at a sheep farm.

Hotels

    • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin (2 nights)
    • Scotts Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights)
    • Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

HOTELS

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The Inn at Dromoland, Dromoland

 

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Clonshagh

 

Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin

 

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin

 

Scotts Hotel, Killarney

Day 1Arrive Dublin & Open-Top Bus Tour

Tours A & B begin at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin 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.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 Book of Kells & 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. Enjoy a walking tour of Trinity College with a local guide. Proceed on to view the Book of Kells, the famous 9th-century illuminated manuscript that contains four Gospels. 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) (B, D)

 

Day 3Blarney Castle & Killarney

Relax and enjoy the farmlands of the picturesque midlands. 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 4Dingle 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 an early dinner before spending the remainder of the evening free exploring Killarney. (B, D)

 

Day 5Jaunting Car Ride & Limerick Panoramic Tour

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to tour the scenic Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Head to the village of Adare, famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. Proceed to Limerick and take a panoramic tour. (B, D)

 

Day 6Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Take a guided walking tour of the old city of Galway. Later, travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet 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. In the evening, head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with music and songs. (B, D)

 

Day 7Irish National Stud & Dublin

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. (B)

 

Day 8Tour ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast today.(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Saturday Mar 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 16, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2320
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 23, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2320
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 30, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2255
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Thursday Apr 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Saturday Apr 6, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 13, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2515
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2515
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2515
Thursday Apr 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 2, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2580
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 4, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2580
Thursday May 2, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 9, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Saturday May 4, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Thursday May 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 16, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Saturday May 11, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 18, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Saturday May 18, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 25, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Thursday May 23, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 30, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Saturday May 25, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 1, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Thursday May 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Saturday Jun 1, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 8, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Thursday Jun 6, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jun 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 15, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jun 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 22, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Thursday Jun 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 29, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Thursday Jun 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 4, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Jul 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Thursday Jul 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 18, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Thursday Jul 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 25, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jul 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 3, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Aug 1, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 8, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 10, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Aug 8, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Aug 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 24, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 31, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Aug 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 7, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2965
Saturday Sep 7, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 14, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 21, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2710
Thursday Sep 26, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 3, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2580
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 5, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2580
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Saturday Oct 5, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 12, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Thursday Oct 10, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 17, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Saturday Oct 12, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 19, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2385
Thursday Oct 17, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 24, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2320
Saturday Oct 19, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 26, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2320
Thursday Oct 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 31, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2255
Saturday Oct 26, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 2, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2255