2020 Southern Gems – 7 Days/6 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Hear the colorful story of Kinsale as a local guide leads you through medieval streets of this picturesque port town.
  • Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to Antarctica.

Dining Experiences:

  • 6 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet.

Trip Highlights:

Hotels:

  • The Gibson Hotel | Dublin (2)
  • Actons Hotel | Kinsale (1)
  • Cahernane House Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Oakwood Hotel | Shannon (1)

ITINERARY

2020 Southern Gems – 7 Days/6 Nights/10 Meals

Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour & Dublin Castle

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Experience a panoramic tour of the capital city of Dublin. Then take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries, and see the State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening.

Day 2: Independent Tour of Dublin & Taylors Three Rock Pub

Enjoy touring Dublin independently, on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Plus choose a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. Enjoy a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub.
(B, D)

Day 3: Kinsale Walk & Free Time
Head south to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now renowned for sailing, art galleries, and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets. Then take some time to explore Kinsale on your own before returning to your hotel for dinner.
(B, D)

Day 4: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Travel to Killarney for some free time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
(B, D)

Day 5: Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore Slea Head to view the heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and green landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands. Enjoy some free time in Dingle. Visit the South Pole Inn and sip a creamy Irish coffee while hearing about the daring exploits of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who left his explorer days behind to open the pub. Continue on to Killarney for a free evening and independent dining.
(B)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, head to a castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories.
(B, D)

Day 7: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Sunday Apr 12, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 18, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2065
Sunday Apr 19, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 25, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2090
Sunday May 3, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 9, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2415
Sunday May 24, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 30, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2415
Sunday May 31, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 6, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2870
Sunday Jun 7, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 13, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2480
Sunday Jun 14, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 20, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2390
Sunday Jun 21, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 27, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2845
Sunday Jun 28, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 4, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2405
Friday Jul 10, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jul 16, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2405
Friday Jul 17, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jul 23, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2965
Sunday Aug 2, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 8, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$3000
Sunday Aug 9, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 15, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2405
Friday Aug 14, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 20, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2380
Sunday Aug 16, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 22, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2510
Sunday Aug 30, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 5, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2495
Sunday Sep 6, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 12, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2495
Friday Sep 25, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Oct 1, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2155
Sunday Sep 27, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 3, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2610
Friday Oct 2, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Oct 8, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2055
Sunday Oct 4, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 10, 2020 to Shannon 7 Days C$2000