KING & KINSMEN
7 night Pre-booked Tour – ‘From traditional to contemporary, Ireland from all angles’

Day 1 – Dublin Arrival
Arrive at Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car & transfer to your accommodation for the night.
According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a
visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully Illuminated Book of Kells or
perhaps the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge).
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 2 – Dublin to Galway
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin. You could visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s
largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean.
Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city. An
audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this followed by a whisky
tasting by all in the "Ball o' Malt Bar". A special tasting is organized to compare the most
popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and Scotch whisky. This afternoon depart Dublin for your
next stop, Galway.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 3 – Connemara Region
Discover the country of the “Quiet Man “ and “ The Purple Taxi”, Connemara today. This
stunning region of Ireland is full of contrast, granite Mountains populated only by sheep
with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s paradise. Its stone walls, small farms,
thatched cottages in isolated splendour with its heather covered hills creates
an unforgettable scene for all its visitors. The route takes us from Galway to the lake
dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colourful town
of Clifden, and continues through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara
with its countless beautiful lakes.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 4 – Galway to Kerry
Depart for Kerry this morning and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren
Region. The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare
flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the
spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. On a
clear day you can see from Galway Bay to Loop Head. Continue through heritage town of
Kilrush, crossing the River Shannon by ferry (ferry not included), and into County Kerry.
Overnight: Killarney area

Day 5 – Ring of Kerry
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms) awaits you today. Take in spectacular
scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one
travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair,
then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and
Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahersiveen where you will find the birth place of Ireland’s
National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Passing through the peat bogs you should arrive at the
sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured
houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.
Overnight: Killarney area

Day 6 – Dingle Peninsula & Limerick
Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far
and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high
crosses and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest
concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area.
Dramatic landscapes can be found at every corner, in particular there are striking views of
the Blasket Islands at Slea Head which should not be missed.
Overnight: Limerick area

Day 7 – Limerick to Dublin
Returning to Dublin today, why not visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the
gardens or see one of the world’s largest telescopes. Continue to Dublin and after
checking into your hotel on the outskirts of the city, you can complete your tour with a final
visit to Dublin’s city centre for some last minute sight-seeing or perhaps some shopping.
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 8 – Dublin Departure
Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

Suggested Visits:
 Trinity College
 St. Patrick’s Cathedral
 Old Jameson Distillery
 Shannon Car Ferry
 Birr Castle:

Price Includes:
 3 nights bed &
breakfast (eitherFarmhouse or Town & Country Homes accommodation), 2nights
accommodation in 3 star hotel and 2 nights accommodation in a Castle or Manor
House based on per person sharing twin/double or triple
room with bath/shower inclusive of service charges
Room with private facilities

 Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupon
 Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates

ExampleAccommodation (or Similar):

 Dublin – 3* Maldron Newlands Cross Hotel
 Galway – 4* Ross LakeHouse Hotel
 Killarney – B&B
 Limerick – B&B

Prices

Low Season shoulder Season Mid Season High Season
01 JAN - 31 MAR   01 NOV - 14 DEC APR - OCT 01 MAY – 30 SEP 01 JUL – 30 SEP
DOUBLE $999 $1029 $1149 $1249
SINGLE $1549 $1589 $1699 $1899
TRIPLE $969 $999 $1119 $1199
CHILD* based on 1 child 3-12 years sharing with 2 adults $449 $449 $449 $449