Tour Overview

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Ireland Includes

6 days/5 nights/10 meals

  • Roundtrip group airport transfers when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 4, 5 or 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
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Tea and scones at Connemara Marble Factory (Tours B & D only)
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery (Tours A & B only)
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin CastleBlarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience 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

Your hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Scott's Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 night)

Tour highlights

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublinia
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Aras an Uachtarain
  • Galway
  • National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks
  • Skellig Islands
  • Valentia Island
  • Bunratty Medieval Banquet
  • Blarney Castle
  • Phoenix Park
  • Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells
  • General Post Office
  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum
  • Leinster House

Day 1 - Dublin Tour & Book of Kells

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. Next, visit the Little Museum of Dublin; located in a Georgian townhouse, it tells the fascinating story of the city. Your after-hours visit is a CIE Tours Exclusive – you’ll enjoy a welcome drink there with your group before dinner.  (D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 2 - 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. Travel through Macroom and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 3 - Dingle Peninsula & Traditional Irish Dinner

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. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish entertainment over dinner.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 4 - 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.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 5 - Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above 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. Take a guided walking tour of the old city of Galway. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with music and songs from days of yore.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 6 - 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 impeccably-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.  (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 7 - Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast today.(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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Tour Prices

The Best of Ireland South 6 night tour is one of the best ways to see the highlights of Ireland. Ask your dedicated travel advisor about our Price Promise - you can avail of the guaranteed lowest bus tour prices available.

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Notes

Single Room supplement: $243
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