Best of Ireland South (Tour D) 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Our Dublin to Dublin escorted tour of Ireland runs from March through to November. Visit an Irish traditional pub, the Dingle Brewing Company, and castles throughout Ireland.
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Day 1: One of the most popular on our tours and travel website. Welcome to Dublin! Your tour starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel when all participants 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; and rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways. Tour Trinity College, founded in the sixteenth century, where you will certainly want to spend some time in the library viewing the famous Book of Kells.  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 with popular Irish music, songs and displays of step-dancing. (D)

Blarney CastleDay 2: 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 Macgillycuddys Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Brewing Company Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, "Ryans 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. Visit the Dingle Brewing Company to watch craft beer being made and sample some at the end of the tour. Enjoy a casual lunch in Dingle before returning to Killarney. 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 4: 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 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 Johns 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 5: 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 6:Extra Day in Dublin
Drive through the Irish countryside to Kildare to visit the Irish National Stud to learn about the valuable breeding industry. See magnificent horses before walking around the delightful Japanese Gardens, established over a century ago. Check in to your city-center hotel in Dublin where the evening is free. (B)

Day 7:Tour Ends
Your program ends after breakfast today.

B: Breakfast; D: Dinner
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 6 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 4 dinners (D) including
    -Dinner and traditional show in Dublin
    -Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    -2 table d’hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Storytelling session in Newmarket-on-Fergus
  • Walking tour of Galway
  • Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Brewing Company, 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
  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan Dublin (2 nights) Scotts Hotel Killarney (2 nights)Inn at Dromoland nr.Shannon (2 nights) Grand Canal Dublin (2 nights)
  • 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 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger.
    7 days Dublin to Dublin    
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    Single room supplement: $290

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