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Southern Gems | 7 Day Escorted 2019 | From $1,589 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

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

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
    • 4 dinners
    • 1 Lunch
    • Welcome get-together drink

    Other Inclusions

    • Visits, tours and admissions
    • 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

     

    6 Nights / 11 Meals

    Starts in Dublin / Ends in Shannon

    Highlights:

    Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet

    Taylor's Three Rock Pub Evening

    Historic Kinsale Walk

    Foynes Flying Boat Museum & Irish Coffee

    Russborough House

     

        

    7 Day Southern Gems Tour Itinerary

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Day 7 : Tour Ends In Ennis

    Your program ends after breakfast.

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