2019 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.

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:

Hotels:

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

ITINERARY

 

2019 7-DAY SOUTHERN GEMS

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.
(B)

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)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Friday Apr 12, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2115
Sunday Apr 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 20, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2155
Sunday Apr 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 27, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2305
Sunday May 5, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 11, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2525
Friday May 17, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2975
Sunday May 19, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 25, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2565
Sunday May 26, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 1, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2525
Sunday Jun 2, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 8, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2635
Friday Jun 7, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2635
Sunday Jun 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 15, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2595
Friday Jun 14, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2635
Friday Jun 21, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2635
Sunday Jun 23, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 29, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$3085
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 6, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Friday Jul 5, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 11, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Friday Jul 12, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 18, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Sunday Jul 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2615
Friday Aug 2, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 8, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Sunday Aug 4, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 10, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Friday Aug 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Sunday Aug 11, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 17, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Friday Aug 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2615
Sunday Aug 18, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 24, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2615
Friday Aug 23, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 29, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2615
Sunday Aug 25, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 31, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2655
Friday Aug 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$3105
Sunday Sep 1, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 7, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2605
Friday Sep 6, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 12, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2605
Sunday Sep 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 14, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2605
Friday Sep 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 19, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2605
Sunday Sep 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 21, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2605
Friday Sep 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2505
Sunday Sep 22, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 28, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2475
Friday Sep 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 3, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2385
Sunday Sep 29, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 5, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2835
Sunday Oct 6, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 12, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2205
Friday Oct 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 24, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2205
Friday Oct 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 31, 2019 to Shannon 7 Days C$2055