Ireland’s Southern Gems (7 days/ 6 nights/ 11 meals)

Ireland’s Southern Gems (7 days/ 6 nights/ 11 meals)

The smaller towns are the gems of Southern Ireland, including Kinsale (pictured), Dingle and Ennis – this is a travel experience with a difference; visit all the popular regions around the south, including Dublin, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills.

ALL your sightseeing, hotels, and attraction entries are covered AND you get a full Irish breakfast every day (except day 1) plus 4 dinners! Tour operator (CIE Tours) have over 85 years experience and guaranteed departures. 

Please contact us for more information and to book: sales@britishtips.com or 021 975 2047

Starts in Dublin and ends in Ennis.

Rates vary according to dates. Please contact us for more information.

2018 price per person* March- October 2018

R23 628 – R24 432 INCLUDES all hotels 4* and  11 meals

Because the tour includes so much, it’s great value for money!

*Prices  valid until 31 October 2018, and are subject to continued availability and major currency fluctuation.

Single supplement applies.
Children 8 – 18 years pay 90% of adult rate; children under 8 years not permitted (consider a self-drive tour!).


Highlights – ALL included

  • Dublin city centre orientation tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Rossborough House
  • Open-topped bus tour of Dublin
  • Visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions (Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum)
  • Taylor’s Three Rock Irish Pub – dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show
  • Blarney Castle
  • Kinsale walking tour
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle.
  • Dingle Peninsula and short cruise of Dingle Bay and Harbour
  • Blasket Centre in Dunquin (learn about the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families)
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style feast and traditional music


Includes:

“No optional extras” policy

  • Breakfasts: 6
  • Dinner: 4
  • Welcome drink
  • Entry to attractions
  • Free wi-fi on the coach
  • Daily sightseeing and entry to attractions
  • Document wallet, backpack, luggage tags
  • All on-tour transport including ferries and shuttles
  • Local tour guide’s services
  • Local taxes, hotel service charges, suitcase handling (1 per person)


Does not include:

  • Certain meals and drinks
  • Shopping
  • Flights


On the coach

  • Breaks at approximately 2-hour intervals to stretch your legs, take photos, etc.
  • Seats are rotated daily so all passengers have a chance to sit at the front of the coach.
  • Seat belts must be worn.
  • Emergency toilets are available on the coaches but cannot be used while coach is in motion. Frequent bathroom breaks are included in the itinerary.

 


 

Need to know

  • Clothing: comfortable and casual – remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket.
  • Luggage: 1 piece of luggage + 1 carry-on
  • Money: Most components are prepaid. You may need money for lunches and dinners when there is an evening at your leisure. You will also need money for shopping. We recommend carrying small denominations, and use credit or ATM cards (most towns have ATMs).
  • Currency: Northern Ireland and Britrain: Pound Sterling £  | Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland): Euro €
  • Tipping: It is customary to tip your driver and guide at the end of the tour. Feel free to contact us for more info.


Full itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Castle and City Tour
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries. See the State Apartments, where many state functions are held in the richly decorated chambers. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2: Russborough House and Taylors Three Rock
Head to Blessington for a guided tour of Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art, and early photography collections. Enjoy your afternoon with an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. Head to Taylors Three Rock for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.
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Day 3: Blarney Castle and Kinsale Walk
Pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel as you travel to Blarney Castle. Climb the ramparts to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around the historic streets.
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Day 4: West Cork Coastal Drive and Killarney
Journey along the rugged western coastline of Cork via Clonakilty and Skibbereen, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for some leisure time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and a free evening in Killarney.
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Day 5: Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Centre
Explore the Dingle Peninsula and embark on a boat trip of Dingle Harbor and Bay for scenic views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and stunning green landscapes. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Enjoy free time in Dingle and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn before returning to Killarney for a free evening for independent dining.
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Day 6: Cliffs of Moher and Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel inland to the charming town of Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medievalstyle banquet, songs, and stories. (B, D)Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel inland to the charming town of Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medievalstyle banquet, songs, and stories.
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Day 7: Tour Ends in Ennis
Your program ends after breakfast.
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B: Breakfast; D: Dinner

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