7 Day Best Of Ireland South (Tour C) – CIE
Best of Ireland South (Tour C) 7 Days/6 Nights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 7: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
- Blarney Castle
- Trinity College and the Book of Kells
- Little Museum of Dublin
- Cliffs of Moher
- Dingle Peninsula
- Jaunting car ride in Killarney
- Sheepdog Demonstrations
- The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)
Dublin (1 night)
- Scotts Hotel
Killarney (2 nights)
- The Inn at Dromoland
Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights)
- Grand Canal Hotel
Dublin (1 night) or
- Clayton Hotel
Dublin Airport (1)
- Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
- All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
- Welcome get-together drink with your group
- Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
- Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
- Authentic Local Experiences
- Stop in Adare – well-known for being one of Ireland’s prettiest villages – and see its charming streets and thatched cottages.
- Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity College to see the Book of Kells.
- Gain a fascinating and quirky perspective on the Irish capital’s rich history in a CIE Tours Exclusive: an after-hours visit to the Little Museum of Dublin, accompanied by a welcome drink.
- Dining Experiences
- 6 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) including a lively medieval castle banquet, plus tea and scones at a sheep farm.