Treasures of Ireland South

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Treasures of Ireland South

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Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1675 to $ 1760

Best travel dates to go:

Jul 12, 2008 to Jul 19, 2008; Sep 20, 2008 to Sep 27, 2008; Aug 09, 2008 to Aug 16, 2008; Oct 11, 2008 to Oct 18, 2008; Sep 06, 2008 to Sep 13, 2008; Oct 04, 2008 to Oct 11, 2008; Aug 23, 2008 to Aug 30, 2008; Oct 18, 2008 to Oct 25, 2008;


Detailed Description of this trip:

Experience all the major attractions in the South of Ireland with this seven day unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Absorb the breathtaking history and culture of Dublin's medieval roots with trips to Trinity College Library and St. Patrick's Cathedeal. Work your way throughout the South coast stopping by all the famous attractions including Waterford Crystal factory, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher before capping off your magnificent experience with a final night stay in the spectacular Dromoland Castle.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - On the Plane

    Commercial Flight

    Fly transatlantic overnight to Dublin, Ireland.

    Food and Dining

    Dinner is served and entertainment is provided.

  • Day 2 - Dublin

    Arrive in Dublin, Ireland.

    Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

    Sightseeing

    Spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring on your own.

    Food and Dining

    This evening, get to know your fellow travelers over a Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 3 - Dublin

    Sightseeing

    Comb the modern city of Dublin for its historical roots. Glimpse Viking and medieval times as you pass by Christ Church to stately St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a legacy of religious power from the 12th century.

    Sightseeing

    On then to the seat of learning at the heart of Dublin – Trinity College. Walk across the cobbled squares to the old library and see one of Ireland’s greatest treasures – the famed 8th century Book of Kells.

    Shopping

    The remainder of your day is at leisure. Perhaps, explore the city’s stylish shops, galleries and museums, stroll through a park or relax in a café or pub

  • Day 4 - Waterford

    Dublin/Glendalough/Waterford/Cork.
    Sightseeing

    Travel through the serene Wicklow Mountains to the monastic ruins at Glendalough. Continue on to the ancient town of Waterford.

    Bus

    Continue on to bustling Cork.

    Food and Dining

    After a day of memorable day of sightseeing, dinner and conversation in your hotel is a perfect end to the day.

  • Day 5 - Killarney

    Cork/Blarney/Killarney.
    Sightseeing

    Your first stop today is Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives you the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Visit the castle, then wander across to the Blarney Woollen Mills to shop for fine traditional Irish knitwear and crafts.

    Bus

    On to the charming market town of Killarney, your home for the next two nights.

  • Day 6 - Killarney

    Ring of Kerry.
    Sightseeing

    Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as “The Ring of Kerry.” It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all Ireland. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words.

    Bus

    Return to Killarney, where, after dinner, you may want to stroll through town.

  • Day 7 - Killarney

    Killarney/Cliffs of Moher/Dromoland Castle.

    Departing Killarney, cross the Shannon estuary by ferry and enter County Clare to walk along the Cliffs of Moher: a magical vista awaits you.

    Sightseeing

    Then north across the Burren, a suddenly stark and barren landscape dotted with rare flora.

    Bus

    Afterward, head to Dromoland Castle in Clare.

    Food and Dining

    Enjoy fine dining in the Earl of Thomand restaurant this evening.

  • Day 8 - Shannon

    Depart Shannon.

    Your homebound flight arrives the same day. A transfer to the Regency Hotel in Dublin is also available, arriving approximately 4.30pm. Extra nights can be booked in Shannon or Dublin.

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