2019 Southern Gems – 7 Days/6 Nights


Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Hear the colorful story of Kinsale as a local guide leads you through medieval streets of this picturesque port town.

Dining Experiences:

  • 6 hot breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) includng a night out at Taylors Three Rock for dinner and a show, and a festive medieval castle banquet.

Trip Highlights:


  • The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Actons Hotel, Kinsale (1)
  • Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (2)
  • Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1)




Day 1: Russborough House & Dublin 
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Head to Blessington for a guided tour around Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art, and early photographic collections. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening.

Day 2: Dublin Castle & Dublin Tour 
Tour central Dublin. Take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries, and see the State Apartments. Your afternoon is free to enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. Later, head to Taylors Three Rock for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.
(B, D)

Day 3: Blarney Castle & Kinsale Walk 
Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head south to Kinsale, an old fishing town now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets.
(B, D)

Day 4: West Cork Coastal Drive & Killarney 
Journey along the rugged western coastline of Cork via Clonakilty, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for some free time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Killarney Estate. Stop for a group photograph. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and a free evening in Killarney.
(B, D)

Day 5: Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre 
Explore the Slea Head Drive and embark on a scenic boat trip of Dingle Harbour and Bay 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 and visit the South Pole Inn before continuing to Killarney for a free evening and independent dining.

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

Day 1: Tour Ends In Ennis
Your program ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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