Best of Ireland South (Tour A)

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A check list of the must-sees of southern Ireland! Spend extra time in Dublin at start and end of your tour. Enjoy walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and medieval Galway city. Explore Killarney National Park by jaunting car. Cruise Dingle Bay, view the mighty Cliffs of Moher and dine at 15th century Bunratty Castle’s Medieval Banquet.

Give us a week, and we'll tour the best of Ireland with you. Thrill at the amazing Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula on this perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle.

Highlights

Trip Highlights:
• Blarney Castle
• Trinity College & the Book of Kells
• Cliffs of Moher
• Village of Adare
• Dingle Peninsula
• Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
• Little Museum of Dublin

 

Destinations
  • Europe
  • Ireland
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Scenic
Day 1: Independent Touring in Dublin

Tours 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 The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. 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.

Day 2: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells

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. 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. (B, D)

Day 3: 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)

Day 4: 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)

Day 5: 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)

Day 6: 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 for a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with music and songs from days of yore (B, D)

Day 7: 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)

Day 8: Tour ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast today.(B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner  >

All CIE Tours Include:
Full daily breakfast (except day 1)
Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
Welcome drinks with your group
Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
Comprehensive travel itinerary and documents

Our Welcome Pack at your first hotel includes:
A travel backpack
Travel adapter
Rain poncho
Luggage strap and tags
Documents wallet

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Touring with CIE Tours 

CIE Tours has over 80 years of experience in the travel industry. They continually work to develop their tours to deliver the highest quality holidays and offer the largest selection of trips across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales and now expanding into Iceland, Italy and France. Each escorted journey is curated with a commitment to quality and value, with a product range designed to suit a variety of traveller budgets.

CIE’s local tour directors make the history and culture of their homelands come alive on tour. They share their insider knowledge, stories and passion with travellers so you can truly get to know the places you visit like a local. You’ll enjoy interesting narratives, commentary, and doses of humour delivered daily. They will also take care of all the finer details and be on hand to provide assistance during your journey, making for an enjoyable and worry free holiday. CIE Tours takes pride in the outstanding service provided by their local tour directors, which has earned them a 95%+ customer satisfaction rating.

Travelling with CIE Tours, you can rest assured that there are no hidden extras. All guided holidays include daily sightseeing for which admission is included, as well as unique visits and admissions throughout the itinerary. On your guided holiday you will also enjoy most meals and special evening shows/entertainment. With this all prepaid as part of your CIE tour, there is less you have to worry about budgeting for on your holiday so you get the most out of your time away and can simply relax and enjoy a holiday to remember.

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Group Size:10 - 44
Suitable For: 30+
Accommodation:4* + 3*
Difficulty:Relaxed
Meals:12 Meals
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