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Explore Southern Ireland in all its glory - Small Group Tour 2023

The further we go into Southern Ireland's enchanting landscapes, the deeper you'll fall under its spell. Call 1300 414 198 to secure your place today.

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$2,809PP
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DURATION
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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • directions_busDay tours
  • restaurantSelected meals
  • local_activitySelected entry fees

About this holiday

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Your tour at a glance

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!

  • 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

Inclusions

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  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • 6 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Maximum 18 Passengers

Accommodation

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On your tour you will spend 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Twin Share from $2,809 per person / Sole use from $3,609 per person

  • Sat 15 Apr - Fri 21 Apr 2023
  • Sat 29 Apr - Fri 5 May 2023

Twin Share from $3,249 per person / Sole use from $4,169 per person

  • Sat 3 Jun - Fri 9 Jun 2023
  • Sat 10 Jun - Fri 16 Jun 2023
  • Sat 17 Jun - Fri 23 Jun 2023
  • Sat 24 Jun - Fri 30 Jun 2023

Twin Share from $3,289 per person / Sole use from $4,219 per person

  • Sat 1 Jul - Fri 7 Jul 2023
  • Sat 15 Jul - Fri 21 Jul 2023
  • Sat 22 Jul - Fri 28 Jul 2023
  • Sat 5 Aug - Fri 11 Aug 2023
  • Sat 19 Aug - Fri 25 Aug 2023

Twin Share from $3,329 per person / Sole use from $4,259 per person

  • Sat 2 Sep - Fri 8 Sep 2023

Twin Share from $3,369 per person / Sole use from $4,329 per person

  • Sat 9 Sep - Fri 15 Sep 2023
  • Sat 23 Sep - Fri 29 Sep 2023
  • Sat 7 Oct - Fri 13 Oct 2023

For more information, please call our friendly travel team on freecall 1300 414 198.

Why not extend your stay in the UK or head over to Europe. We can book your flights and accommodation and arrange your travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Dublin (Republic of Ireland)

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.

  • Accommodation: The Iveagh Garden Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Dublin – 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.

  • Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Ennis – 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.

  • Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Killarney – 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. When we return to Killarney, the evening will be ours to explore the town’s rustic pubs. Settle in and soak up some traditional live music – the atmosphere is truly electric!

  • Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Killarney – Kenmare and Kinsale – County Cork

This morning we’ll make our way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming 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. The cobbled streets that curve around the pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll enjoy 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 before we head to our accommodation for the evening.

  • Accommodation: Kinsale Hotel & Spa (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - County Cork – 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 travel on to our accommodation and savour tonight’s final meal with the group.

  • Accommodation: Faithlegg House Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Waterford – Dublin

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

  • Meals: Breakfast

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Questions

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How much luggage can I bring? As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.

What level of mobility do I need?: You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with this supplier; the only exception to this is if you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.

COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with airline and government requirements around passenger safety and COVID-19, including the need to produce evidence meeting airline and border control requirements in relation to a negative COVID-19 test both for transit and final destination passengers. This information is subject to change without notice so we recommend you update yourself in relation to the relevant airline and government policies for your transit and final destination at each of (i) the time of booking, (ii) as you approach your travel date, and (iii)immediately before travel. Airlines, hotels and other travel service providers will need to comply with national and/or local guidance and requirements relating to COVID-19 and will have implemented certain measures as a result. Whilst on the tour, customers may also be required to wear a mask when necessary.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • $200 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, full payment required 60 days prior to departure.
  • Deposit is non refundable but will be issued as a credit to use within 1 year of cancellation. Further cancellation fees within 60 days of travel.