Sep 30, 2020
Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes
5 nights' accommodation at 3/4 star hotels with full Irish Breakfasts each morning
Dinner at Hotel on Day 1 in Dublin
Visits: Blarney Castle & Cliffs of Moher
Jaunting Car Ride
Ferry ride across the river Shannon
Modern motor-coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary
Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
Service charges and taxes at existing rates
Visa fees if applicable
Meals and beverages not mentioned
Items of a personal nature
About this Trip
Discover the delights of the south and the west of the Emerald Isle – from rugged cliffs and wild scenery to historic castles and green swards, you will inevitably succumb to the charms of Ireland on this 6 day air-included tour.
Stay overnight in Dublin before heading south to County Kerry and Blarney Castle where kissing the Blarney Stone is a tradition. Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, possibly the largest quality crafts shop in Ireland. Continue to Killarney in South West Ireland for a 2 night stay.
Enjoy here a tour of the exceptional Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula with its mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent coastal scenery with views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay to the north. Have stops in Waterville and the village of Sneem famous for its coloured houses. Return via the Killarney National Park where you will have a pony and trap ride in what is known as a Jaunting Car. Later return to Killarney. The next morning, leave Killarney and continue north to Tarbert where you will have a ferry ride across the Shannon River to Killimer. Then travel to the Atlantic Coast to view the immense and awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher which rise sheer out of the sea to a great height and are 8 kilometres/5 miles in length. Call in at the Atlantic Edge Centre. After this, visit the Burren Region, a high plateau of porous limestone, a karsts landscape with some interesting plant life. Continue to Limerick for overnight.
The following morning, transfer to Shannon Airport. You also have the option to travel to Dublin via the medieval city of Kilkenny, which is perhaps the most attractive city in the country. Visit Cahir Castle en route, a stunning 15th century castle set on a small island where you will have a guided tour. Continue to Kilkenny, visiting Ballyowen House along the way. Enjoy a tour of the House and Stables conducted by the owners. You will also have the opportunity to have tea, coffee and fresh scones. Finally drive north and arrive in Dublin where your tour comes to en end.
Flavour of Ireland with Air
Day 1: Depart North America
Day 2: Welcome Ireland
Day 3: Ireland's Midlands, Blarney Castle and Kerry
Day 4: Ring of Kerry
Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Next today enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town.
Day 5: Burren and the Cliffs of Moher
Travel northwards to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare's shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean and extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands and Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange and unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves like Ailwee.
Day 6: Galway to Dublin
After a final Irish breakfast you will be transferred to Shannon Airport for your onward journey. You also have the option to travel to Dublin via the medieval city of Kilkenny, which is perhaps the most attractive city in the country. Visit Cahir Castle en route, a stunning 15th century castle set on a small island in the river Suir. Here you will take a guided tour of the castle once the stronghold of the powerful Butler Family. Continue on to Kilkenny, visiting Ballyowen House along the way. Here you will have a tour of the House and Stables, conducted by the owners. You will also have the chance to enjoy teas, coffee and fresh scones in the Main Dining Room at the end of the tour. You will arrive back in Dublin around 4:00pm
Day 7: Depart Dublin
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.