Corners of Southern Ireland 2022

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : April - October
Start: Dublin, Ireland
End: Dublin, Ireland

Corners of Southern Ireland: 1 nt Dublin, 1 nt Ennis, 2 nts Killarney, 2 nts Kinsale, 1 nt Waterford

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Views of spellbinding scenery. Stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages. Ancient castles steeped in history, and country inns full of character. The further we go into Southern Ireland’s enchanting landscapes, the deeper you’ll fall under its spell!

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Visit Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and learn the story of a widow who supported her children by brewing illicit whiskey
– Discover a traditional Irish craft as you tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal
– Uncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Iveagh Garden Hotel  (Dublin)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Iveagh Garden (Dublin)
Late Afternoon tour ends.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Irish breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Visit the Irish National Stud Museum , View the Cliffs of Moher. Stop at the Skellig Experience. Visit Birr Castle and Gardens
  • Traditional Irish music and dance evening. - Walking tour with local guide in Kinsale
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Dublin

Historic and full of character, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2Dublin – Kildare – Ennis

After breakfast, we’ll hit the road to our first stop: County Kildare, where we’ve an appointment with the Irish National Stud. After being treated to a private tour and the chance to explore the fascinating museum, we’ll move on to the award-winning gardens of Birr Castle Demesne. Take some time to wander around the grounds and admire the awe-inspiring science and engineering that has been invested in creating such a unique residence. This evening will see us checking into our hotel in Ennis, where we’ll enjoy some free time to spend at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)

Day 3Ennis – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

First today: an orientation tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, where we’ll hear enthralling myths, mysteries and tales of rebellions and riots. Then: prepare to be amazed by the rugged natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. The keen-eyed among us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin or two. After an invigorating afternoon, we’ll travel across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney: the gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Day 4Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney

This morning will see us begin our journey around the awe-inspiring Ring of Kerry. Our first stop of the day: the Skellig Experience, where we’ll gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the early Christian monks that once broke bread at the Skellig Michael monastery. A real treat is in store upon our return to Killarney – where we’ll enjoy a performance of traditional Irish music and dance at a Celtic Steps concert. (B)

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Killarney – Kenmare – Kinsale

This morning we’ll make our way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming rustic farmhouse. But there’s more to it than first meets the eye! More than 200 years ago, Mrs Gallivan supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey – and her home was, in fact, a clandestine pub. We’ll learn stories of the enterprising Mrs Gallivan’s antics before travelling onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cosy pubs and brightly coloured houses await us. (B)

Accommodation: The Trident Hotel (or similar))

Day 6Kinsale

The cobbled streets that curve around Kinsale’s pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll spend this morning on a walking tour with a local guide. Bearings established, you’ll be free to seek out the town’s hidden treasures at your own pace. Hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland – we recommend selecting a local restaurant for dinner to savour some delicious cuisine from the surrounding region. (B)

Accommodation: The Trident Hotel (or similar)

Day 7Kinsale – Waterford

This morning we’ll move on to the charming waterfront town of Cobh. Interestingly, Cobh was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic – and you’ll notice poignant markers of this as you make your way around. Later, we’ll continue to Waterford. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city – with over 1,000 years’ worth of history to explore. Gain a fascinating insight into how the city’s famed crystal is made before we reconvene for tonight’s final meal with the group. (B,D)

Accommodation: Faithlegg Hotel (or similar)

Day 8Waterford – Dublin

After breakfast, we’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where we’ll say our goodbyes. (B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: March 12, 19 $3,259 $4,169
2022: April 2, 23 $3,259 $4,169
2022: April 9 reverse itinerary $3,259 $4,169
2022: May 7 $3,779 $4,829
2022: May 14 reverse itinerary $3,779 $4,829
2022: May 21 $3,699 $4,739
2022: May 28 reverse itinerary $3,699 $4,739
2022: June 4, 18 $3,759 $4,809
2022: June 11, 25 reverse itinerary $3,759 $4,809
2022: July 9, 23 reverse itinerary $3,809 $4,869
2022: July 16, 30 $3,809 $4,869
2022: August 6 reverse itinerary $3,809 $4,869
2022: August 13 $3,809 $4,869
2022: August 20 reverse itinerary $3,839 $4,919
2022: August 27 $3,839 $4,919
2022: September 3 reverse itinerary $3,869 $4,959
2022: September 10, 24 $3,899 $4,999
2022: September 17 reverse itinerary $3,899 $4,999
2022: October 1 reverse itinerary $3,649 $4,669
2022: October 15 $3,259 $4,169

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

We recommend combining with: Castles & Causeways: Journey to Northern Ireland

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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