IRELAND SOUTHERN GEMS 7 DAY
See the Real Ireland -
Ireland guided tour - Dublin to Shannon tour including Ireland tourist attractions. Know some Irish words before you go - Some Gaelic words are incorporated in place names all over Ireland. Some examples - bally (town), kil (church), dun (fort), knock (hill), slieve (mountain), carrick (rock), and ath (ford).
Highlights: Start Dublin/End Shannon /6
nights/11 meals Touring Ireland Highlights
Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
- Taylor’s Three Rock Pub Dinner/Show Historic Kinsale Walking Tour
-Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Scenic Dingle Peninsula
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Day 1: Dublin Castle &
This is how to travel in Ireland . Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin to see elegant Georgian squares, Trinity College, The Bank of Ireland, St. Stephen’s Green, River Liffey and O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power for many centuries and still plays an important role in Irish and European Union government. Back at your hotel enjoy a welcome drink while you meet your fellow travelers and discuss the itinerary with your tour director. Dine independently this evening.
Russborough House & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning drive through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains to Blessington for a guided tour of stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures of art and photography. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. Head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
Day 3: Waterford Crystal & Kinsale Walk Travel south to the ancient port of Waterford. At the House of Waterford Crystal watch craftspeople blow and cut crystal to create elegant tableware and special trophies. Visit the 18th century Bishop’s Palace, furnished to show life in Georgian times. Drive through Cork to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town, which is now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets.
Blarney Castle & Killarney’s Jaunting Car
Journey along the rugged coastline of County Cork, through Clonakilty and Skibbereen and passing coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Lough Leane, one of the charming lakes. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone which is located in the ramparts. If you do not wish to climb, take a walk around the delightful gardens. You may also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish goods. Travel to Killarney and spend free time to browse around the town and take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the peaceful Killarney National Park to admire wonderful lake and mountain views and end at Ross Castle. Drive along the Dingle Peninsula and stop for an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn before continuing to your hotel in Dingle, a lively and attractive town.
Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore the western portion of the scenic Dingle Peninsula to experience views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to the town of Dingle and enjoy a casual lunch. The rest of the day is free for browsing and independent dining.
Cliffs of Moher & Knappogue Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls early days of flying during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. Travel to the marketing town of Ennis and check in to your centrally-located hotel. Drive a few miles to 15th century Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style banquet with entertainment.Traditional Irish fare is served as well as mead from fermented honey. Live like a lord or lady of the castle as you
listen to beautiful harp music and other entertainment (B, D)
Tour Ends at Shannon
You travel to Shannon Airport, where there is time for duty free shopping before boarding your return flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same afternoon. No doubt along the way you've met a colorful group of eccentric Irish characters, who will be long-remembered after you return home. .
Ireland's Southern Gem includes:
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.
Your Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
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
-Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
-2 table d'hote dinners
1 lunch (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Tour of Dublin with tour director
Walking tour of Kinsale with a local guide
Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn
Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Bishop’s Palace, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum 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
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
Davenport Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
Actons Hotel Kinsale (1 night)
Dingle Benners Hotel Dingle (2 nights)
Temple Gate Hotel Ennis (1 night)
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 8 & under 18 and traveling with
at least one full fare paying passenger.
Airfare is available from many cities.
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|Single room supplement: $570
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