Group Tours - 8 Day Best of Ireland South Tours and Travels (Tour A) 8 Days / 7 Nights

Enjoy a one week Dublin to Dublin group tour of Ireland. Our tours and travel program gives you the best chance to view the must-sees in Ireland in a shorter tour.

Best A

Day 1 Independent Touring in Dublin
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and has a rich history and culture. Enjoy a free day in Dublin on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus. Your touricudes a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Whisky Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the GPO Museum. Dine independently this evening.Tip: My favorite is the EPICMuseum - the story of the contributions the Irish have made throughout the world.
At 2:00 PM, meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and depart for a panoramic tour of Dublin. Drive through the lively streets with a local guide, seeing this historic city’s highlights: Trinity College, elegant Georgian homes, and modern buildings rising by the River Liffey. Visit Dublin Castle for a guided tour and see the splendid State Apartments; for centuries the seat of colonial power in Ireland, this impressive complex is today a place for official ceremonies. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group, then head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with traditional music and step-dancing. What fun!(B, D)
Blarney CastleTravel through lush green countryside on your way to Blarney Castle. Along the way, stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel on their hilltop perch. At Blarney, climb the winding staircase to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and gain the gift of the gab, or wander the beautiful gardens. Arrive in the friendly-lakeside town of Killarney, where you’ll dine at your hotel this evening. (B, D)
Visit Moriarty’s in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, before embarking on the famed Ring of Kerry scenic drive. The winding, 100-mile route reveals breathtaking coastal and mountain views, with plenty of photo stops. Pause for a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant. Continue on to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, a visitor center telling the story of the neighboring island of Skellig Michael, which you’ll see off the coast. Learn how this island, a filming location for “Star Wars”, was once the austere home of early Christian monks. Stop for a stroll around the quaint, colorful village of Sneem, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains. Visit a farm to see a demonstration of skilled dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening to dine and discover the pubs as you wish. (B, L)
Leave Killarney, taking a 20-minute ferry ride across the River Shannon before driving along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone soaring almost 700 feet above the Atlantic. Continue on to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a medieval-style feast of traditional Irish fare at a castle. Lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of medieval times. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.) (B, D)
Cliffs of MoherDrive to the vibrant, artistic city of Galway for a panoramic tour. Take some free time to browse the local shops, watch some street performers, see the medieval buildings, or relax in one of the many pubs. Travel across the country to Dublin, where you’re free to spend the night dining in one of the city’s excellent restaurants or exploring its legendary pubs. (B)
Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

B: Breakfast; D: Dinner


When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

Tour Includes:

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and many other meals
  • Headsets for walking tours;Sightseeing admission fees
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Hotels:

    Academy Plaza Dublin(2 nights) Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights) Clayton Limerick (2 nights)  Clayton Hotel, Dublin Ballsbridge (1 night)

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