Best of ireland south

8 Days

April 26 - May 4, 2019

Take an escorted tour and discover Ireland's rich history. Rolling green hills, rugged cliffs, ancient castles and cheery pubs are just some of the intriguing bits of Ireland's landscape. 

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities

  • Daily Breakfast and 5 dinners

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers

  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach bus with FREE wi-fi

  • Professional Tour Director throughout your entire tour

  • Luggage handling - one suitcase per person

  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized

  • All local taxes and hotel service charges

  • Blarney Castle

  • Trinity College Book of Kells

  • Lively Medieval Castle Banquet

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Taylors Three Rock Pub

  • Dingle Peninsula Cruise

  • Jaunting car ride in Killarney

  • Tea and Scones at a Sheep Farm


April 26: Departure from USA

Depart the USA and take an overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland


April 27: Arrive Dublin & Open-Top Bus Tour
Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. This bustling city has plenty of museums, shops, and parks you may also enjoy visiting. In the evening, you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants and pubs that Dublin has to offer. 


April 28: Book of Kells & Taylors Three Rock Pub
Enjoy a free morning in Dublin for further independent sightseeing with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in the hotel lobby and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city center. Enjoy a walking tour of Trinity College with a local guide. Proceed on to view the Book of Kells, the famous 9th-century illuminated manuscript that contains four Gospels. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading to Taylors Three Rock Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.  
(Meals: B, D)


April 29: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Relax and enjoy the farmlands of the picturesque midlands. Get a taste of farm life at a nearby sheep farm. Enjoy scones with tea and watch trained dogs herd sheep. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through Macroom and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney.
(Meals: B, D)


April 30: Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay Cruise

Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous in the movies “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery found here. Travel to Slea Head at the westernmost tip of the peninsula for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. Embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for great panoramic views all around. Enjoy an early dinner before spending the remainder of the evening free exploring Killarney. 
(Meals: B, D)


May 1: Jaunting Car Ride & Limerick Panoramic Tour
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to tour the scenic Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Head to the village of Adare, famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. Proceed to Limerick and take a panoramic tour.
(Meals: B, D)


May 2: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Take a guided walking tour of the old city of Galway. Travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 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. In Galway the evening, head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with music and songs.
(Meals: B, D)


May 3: Irish National Stud & Dublin
Enjoy the scenic Irish countryside on your way to Kildare where you’ll visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud. Here you’ll see immaculately-bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure and dine at your choice of one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout Dublin.
(Meals: B)


May 4: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast today. You will be transferred to Dublin's airport for your departure flight.

(Meals: B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner


You will stay at the following hotels or some that are similar:

  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan - Dublin (2)

  • Scotts Hotel - Killarney (2)

  • The Inn at Dromoland - Newmarket-on-Fergus (2)

  • Grand Canal Hotel - Dublin (1)

  • Meals not mentioned

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - will be quoted for you)

  • Tips/Gratuities

space is very limited

LAND ONLY: $1,999.00 per person  (based on double occupancy)   


  • DEPOSIT: $250.00 - $500.00 per person (non-refundable)

  • FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 14, 2019



AIR: From MSP estimated: $615.00 per person

  • Rates and availability are subject to change until booked with payment.





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