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Luxury South Tour

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  • 8 Days

Luxury South Tour

Wake up to find yourself staying at some of Ireland’s most lavish hotels. Explore vast estates, decadent interiors and indulge yourself like never before. This 8 day (7night) self-drive Ireland luxury tour will see you discovering some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland during the day, whilst your overnights will take you to the most elegant accommodation in Ireland.

Welcome to Ireland!

Begin your Ireland luxury tour and travel to county Wicklow, a few miles south of Dublin and popularly known as the Garden of Ireland. Visit the popular Powerscourt Gardens, dating from 1731. Nestled in the Wicklow landscape, the estate features Walled Gardens, an Italian Garden, Japanese Gardens, The Dolphin Pond, Pets’ Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower. Continue to the Medieval Capital of Ireland – Kilkenny. You may be wondering why Kilkenny is so often referred to as the Medieval Capital of Ireland but visiting Kilkenny Castle you will know why. Dating back to the 18th Century this intricate structure boasts a variety of contrasting styles of architecture. Read more

Co. Kilkenny for 1 night

Kilkenny to Cork

Full after another morning of a full Irish breakfast;the wonderful town of Cork awaits you, continuing your Ireland luxury tour. Heading south you’ll be visiting the town of Cashel in County Tipperary. Visitors come to Cashel in their droves to see The Rock of Cashel. This towering complex consists of 12th and 13th Century buildings featuring a combination of Celtic and medieval architecture. Formally known as St. Patrick’s Rock or The Rock of Kings, this was a site long held in revere as the seat of the High Kings of Munster. From Cashel to Blarney and from an famous rock to an famous stone you’ll be visiting the famous Balrney Castle which resides there. Legend has it that planting a wet one on the Stone of Eloquence will endow you with the gift of the gab and you’ll never again be lost for words. Millions of visitors have flocked to Blarney to do just this, but you’d be foolish to think that that’s all there is to Blarney. Blarney is also famed for its woollen mills, which is now home to Ireland’s largest gift store, stocking the best of the best in quality Irish gifts, stocking Waterford Crystal, Belleek China, Aran Sweaters, Celtic Jewellery, and Irish linen and lace. So if you’re looking for some gifts to bring home or even a souvenir or two for yourself, it’s the perfect one stop shop for all things Irish. Next it’s off to see Cork City where you’ll be settling into your accommodation for the night and will get ready for the Cork tour the next day. Read more

Cork Tour

It’s another new day and of course, that means another delicious Irish breakfast to fuel you on your journey around the Ireland, heading now for a Cork tour. If you’d prefer to get out in the open, the Fota Wildlife Park might be just the thing for you. Located in Cork harbour and a mere fifteen minute drive outside the city, this attraction is well worth the short trip. No two trips to Fota are the same. Free roaming animals populate the park and are sure to surprise, thrill and bring a smile to your face. The park is also home to some highly endangered species such as the European bison. Als on this Ireland luxury tour, be sure to stop off in Midleton for a walk through this beautifully restored industrial distillery. A tour of the Old Midleton Distillery is a journey through the story of Irish whiskey by means of an audio-visual presentation. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, stillhouse, warehouses and kilns - some of these buildings date back to 1795. Unique within Ireland and Britain, you can also see the fully operational water wheel and large grain stores. After the Cork tour and before you make the return trip to your accommodation for the night, swing by Cobh. Cobh (pronounced cove) is situated in south west Ireland, just twenty minutes from Cork City. In 1849, following the visit of Queen Victoria the town was renamed Queenstown but in 1921, it once again reverted to the old name of Cobh. The Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown) in Cork, is a fascinating guided tour that explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour, which was the last port of call of the RMS Titanic. This Irish heritage walking tour takes visitors through the historic town of Cobh where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the Titanic’s sinking nearly 100 years ago. Read more

Co. Cork for 1 night

Cork to Kerry

Enjoy some time on your Cork tour, as the English Market is well worth a visit before continuing to the lovely town of Kinsale, best known for its gourmet restaurants and pubs and marina, known as the gourmet capital of Ireland. Depart Kinsale and travel through the pretty villages of West Cork to Bantry which nestles in the foothills overlooking Bantry Bay. Why not visit Bantry House & Gardens, which is located in beautiful surroundings and has a splendid collection of art treasures? Built about 1750, the house was formerly the house of the Earls of Bantry. Continue the Ireland luxury tour over the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, which is one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with a great selection of quaint shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. Rest and then prepare for the Ring of Kerry tour the following day. Read more

Ring of Kerry Tour

Every visitor to Ireland’s south-west talks about The Ring of Kerry but this attraction is really one that must be seen to be believed. The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most scenic touring routes. At 179 km long, it circles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula. On this Ring of Kerry tour, you’ll feel as if you have moved into nature’s mystic arena, and truly you have, as you pass between soft mountains, through forest glades, around bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches. The road between the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains presents secret passes and valleys dotted along the fabled shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bays. Ireland’s natural beauty sings throughout the Ring of Kerry tour. You may wish to explore several charming villages along the route, including Glenbeigh, Waterville, and Sneem. Stroll and talk to people—this is what makes your travel experience unique. Follow the drive to Killarney by way of the Ladies View and the legendary Lakes of Killarney. Read more

Kerry to Clare

After the King of Kerry tour, on an early morning start for a day full of breath-taking landscapes. You will pass through the postcard pretty Adare Village. Adare is the proud bearer of the title: “Ireland’s prettiest village”. This wonderfully picturesque rural village does its part to keep the Irish traditions alive. After that is time to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher - which fall 200m steeply into the wild Atlantic ocean. Pass through the Burren - without dispute, one of the most unique - and strangest - landscapes in Europe. The Burren is bounded by the Atlantic on the west and rocked by Galway Bay to the north, it is a multi-layered landscape where rare and delicate plants have adapted in order to thrive and flourish between harsh crevices. Read more

Co. Clare for 1 night

Limerick to Kildare

Continuing to explore Clare you’ll find Bunratty Castle – a 15th Century castle, which is the acclaimed setting for the 19th Century Bunratty Folk Park. Built in 1425 and restored to its former medieval glory in 1954, Bunratty Castle is the ultimate medieval fortress in Ireland. Weary from your travels you may want to pop into Durty Nelly’s (just beside the castle) for a pick me up. The history and heritage surrounding Durty Nelly and her public house date back to 1620 and include: a toll bridge, an Irish wolfhound and a miracle cure. For years travellers have enjoyed the hospitality and warmth of this one of a kind pub and now with live Irish music seven days a week, you can’t help but be lured into Nelly’s cosy welcome. On the way towards Kildare you will be passing through the city of Limerick, a bustling urban delight situated at the mouth of the River Shannon (Ireland’s longest river). King John’s Castle is one of Limerick’s most famed monuments and rightfully so. Nestled in the heart of the city on its very own island home, the fantastic 13th century structure hosts a range of exhibitions and castle tours, which breathe life into the esteemed history of the castle. King John, after whom the castle was named, was once “Lord of Ireland”. He used the building for minting his own coins and today, visitors can receive their very own souvenir coin as a reminder of their visit. Read more

C. Kildare for 1 night

Departure

It’s time to say goodbye to the Emerald Isle, ending here the Ireland luxury tour.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Co. Kilkenny
Day 2
Location Co. Cork
Day 4
Location Co. Kerry
Day 6
Location Co. Clare
Day 7
Location Co. Kildare

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 7 Night's Accommodation in 5-star suggested hotels or similar
  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Rental Car (category C) for 12 days with Reduced Excess Insurance and Unlimited Mileage
  • Travel Documents
  • Expert Advice & 24/7 Emergency Phone Assistance

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Entrances to visitor attractions
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Meals (apart from breakfast) and Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • ** Children under 2 - free of charge when sharing a room with 2 full paying adults;
  • ** Children 2 - 11 - supplement starting from EURO 250 when sharing a room with 2 full paying adults;
  • ** Children 12 and over - treated as adults;

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