Group Tours - 7 Day Best of Ireland South Tours and Travels (Tour A) 7 Days / 6 Nights

Enjoy a one week Dublin to Shannon group tour of Ireland. Our tours and travel program gives you the best chance to view the must-sees in Ireland in a shorter tour.
Day 1: Welcome to Dublin! Experience the sophistication of Dublin and the peaceful ambience of small villages. Have a pint with friendly locals at a lively pub. All that is best about Ireland is yours to enjoy on this memorable journey. Today you may use your independent open-top bus tour voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum – these features are valid for 48 hours. Your group tour begins tomorrow.

Day 2: Dublin & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
Enjoy a free morning in Dublin for further sightseeing with the included vouchers. At 2:00 pm meet at your hotel to join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as the General Post Office in O’Connell Street where the 1916 Uprising started; Leinster House, the seat of government; and rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways. Walk through the campus of Trinity College with a student guide to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show. (B, D)

Blarney CastleDay 3: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Drive through prime agricultural country and pause for photos at the impressive Rock of Cashel with medieval ruins. Visit a nearby sheep farm for freshly-baked scones with tea and watch trained dogs herd sheep. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay Cruise
Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”, which showed a lot of the wonderful scenery. Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. Embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for great panoramic views all around (Apr 2 - Oct 29 departures) and enjoy a casual lunch in Dingle town. Return to Killarney where the rest of the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities and dining. Killarney has a lot of great pubs where impromptu and planned music sessions take place so you might like to check out some of them. (B, L)

King Johns CastleDay 5: Jaunting Car Ride & Bunratty Castle Banquet
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Enjoy local stories by your jarvey (driver) and take in the great views of the mountains. Drive north and stop in the village of Adare, famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. In Limerick visit the mighty King John’s Castle, which has guarded the River Shannon and access to the interior of the country for over 800 years. The stunning exhibition brings dramatic local history to life. Check in to your hotel and spend some time relaxing. In the evening travel to 15th century Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style feast with lots of food, wine and song to carry you off to the Middle Ages in spirit. (B, D)

Cliffs of MoherDay 6:Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of 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, provided that the weather is clear. Drive through the hills of the Burren and around Galway Bay to Galway. Join a local guide for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city and spend time on your own. Return to your hotel in Newmarket-on-Fergus for dinner in your hotel and, afterwards enjoy the tales of a local storyteller. (B, D)

Day 7:Tour Ends
Yourtours and travel program ends at Shannon Airport after breakfast today. (B)

B: Breakfast; D: Dinner


When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

Tour Includes:

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • 6 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 4 dinners (D) including
    -Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
    -Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    -2 table d’hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Cruise around Dingle Bay (Apr 2 - Oct 29 departures)
    Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
    Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and Galway
    Storytelling session in Newmarket-on-Fergus
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, King John’s Castle and Cliffs of Moher
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Hotels:

    Talbot Hotel Stillorgan Dublin (2 nights) Scotts Hotel Killarney (2 nights)Inn at Dromoland nr.Shannon (2 nights)

  • We often have sales and discounts available. Please ask before booking!
  • Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger.

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    7 days Dublin to Shannon    
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    DUBLIN SHANNON Departure
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