Features and Inclusions
nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Georgian or
other period/historic farmhouses, based on per person
sharing twin/double with bath/shower inclusive of
Island Touring Guide and Explorer coupon
charges and taxes existing rates
This is a suggested tour itinerary no sightseeing is
included. Price does not include Rental Car.
and Prices 2015
from January 1 - May 31, 2015
1 - December 29, 2015
7 night package excluding
1 - September 30, 2015
7 night package
excluding rental car
Arrive at Dublin Airport and drive to Wicklow area – depending on time of arrival, there may
be some time for local touring or perhaps a visit to the 6th century monastic settlement at
Glendalough or the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens. Overnight: Wicklow area
Day 2: Dublin's Fair City
Travel to Dublin city where you can trace the history of this colorful city from early Viking
origins, through the mediaeval magnificence of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You
could also visit Dublinia, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Irish Whisky Distillery or maybe Trinity College
where you will find the Book of Kells. Overnight: Wicklow area.
Day 3: Medieval Kilkenny
Travel to Kilkenny today. En-route you can visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens in
Kildare before you continue on to the medieval city of Kilkenny. Perhaps you could enjoy a
walking tour of the city, which commences at Shee Alms House, now the tourist office, but
formerly offering shelter for the poor of Kilkenny during the Middle Ages and continue
through the narrow streets and slip ways where you can see many of the historic sites
Kilkenny is famous for. You can also visit Kilkenny Castle which stands on a majestic site beside the River
Nore. This magnificent castle, dating from 1172, lies in a beautiful 50-acre park. The Gobelin tapestries
and Great Hall have been restored to reveal their former splendor.
Overnight: Kilkenny area.
Day 4: Cork & Kerry
This morning depart Kilkenny and travel south towards Cork, Ireland’s second largest city.
En-route, why not visit the Old Midleton Distillery and learn how Irish whisky is made or
kiss the world famous Blarney Stone at Blarney
Castle and acquire the “gift of eloquence”? Continue on into the spectacular west Cork
region where many fishing towns and villages dot the southwest coastline.
Overnight: West Cork / Kerry area.
Day 5: Ring of Kerry
Today tour one of Ireland’s loveliest districts, the Ring of Kerry. Poets, painters,
writers and musicians have all tried to convey the beauty of this area. Mountains,
valleys and lakes blend into a palette of scenic splendor.
A delightful day includes a drive along the broad, dramatic coastline of the Iveragh
Peninsula and through the charming villages and towns of Killorglin,
Cahersiveen, Waterville and Irish speaking Sneem. Why not visit Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian
mansion and one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. The gardens at Muckross House are renowned
world-wide for their beauty; in particular they are noted for their fine
collections of azaleas and rhododendrons. Overnight: West Cork / Kerry area.
Day 6: Limerick & Tipperary Region
Today travel towards the Limerick/Tipperary area; perhaps visiting Tralee and the Dingle
Peninsula en-route. In Tralee why not visit the Kerry Museum, which traces the history of
Kerry from 5,000BC to the present day. Continue on to Limerick and the Shannon
Region. In Limerick why not visit King John’s Castle or the Hunt Museum or continue to the nearby
village of Bunratty and visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park where you can see Irish village life
circa the 1900’s recreated in the Folk Park.
Overnight: Limerick / Tipperary area.
Day 7: Kildare & Meath Region
Returning to the Dublin region today, why not
visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the gardens or see one of the world’s largest
telescopes? Time permitting, why not visit Dublin again for some last minute shopping or sightseeing.
Overnight: Kildare / Meath area.
Day 8: Dublin Departure
Travel to Dublin airport for return flight home.
for extra nights available upon request.
B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight