5 Day Escorted Tour Ireland:
5 day escorted tour Ireland – The 2019 Southern Delights is an amazing tour. This tour will give you a feel for modern Ireland, while also taking you on a journey form medieval times, right through to the War of Independence.
Day 1 Dublin Escorted City Tour
As the excitement builds for your escorted tour of Ireland, first of all get a feel for the capital city, Dublin. Your sight-seeing tour with local guide departing from the hotel lobby at 14.00hrs. You will see the famous O’Connell Street, where in 1916 at the General Post Office, the Independence of the Irish Republic was proclaimed. Also visit the Trinity College which holds the magnificent 1200 year old Book of Kells. The ornate pages on fine calf leather, produced by monks, will stun you. Enjoy some free time in Dublin before returning to your hotel for a welcome drink. Depart hotel for an evening of entertainment, to include dinner and also a show, at the Taylors Irish Cabaret.
Day 2. Dublin – Tralee
Depart Dublin after a hearty Irish breakfast and travel through the Midlands of Ireland, firstly visiting the Rock of Cashel. Contained within its walls is a complete round tower, a 13th century Gothic Cathedral and a 12th century Romanesque Chapel. Continue on towards Cork and visit Blarney Castle, which was built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Dermot McCarthy. Kiss the Blarney Stone and never be lost for words again, after the Castle you can visit the famous Blarney Woollen Mills and shop for all things Irish, including wool and Aran Sweaters too. Travel to your hotel for evening meal.
Day 3 Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is on your program today. This is a truly spectacular drive, due to the constant changes in countryside,rivers, high mountains, also extensive bogs are intermingled with quaint little towns and villages. Drive through Cahirciveen and cross onto Valentia Island where you will also visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the off shore Skellig Islands. Early Christian monks lived here for the solitude also in more recent times Star Wars VII was filmed on location. Visit picturesque village of Waterville, where Charlie Chaplin often vacationed, and also the colorful village of Sneem, Molls Gap and of course Ladies View. Return to Tralee for an evening at your leisure to enjoy some of the many restaurants and pubs the town has to offer.
Day 4 Killarney – Ennis
Probably the most spectacular day of this escorted tour of Ireland. Today we depart the Kingdom of Kerry and travel north to Tarbert where the Shannon Ferry awaits to bring you to the wonderful county of Clare. Here we will travel the Wild Atlantic Way where spectacular views of the Atlantic coast are plentiful. We continue on to the Cliffs of Moher with walls falling almost 650 feet straight down into the Atlantic Ocean. Before returning to your hotel you will also visit the picturesque village of Doolin too. Check in to your hotel in the Ennis region before departing to Bunratty Castle for a medieval Banquet. Take your seats in the Great Hall for a memorable evening of feasting and entertainment too.
Day 5 Airport transfer.
After breakfast your tour will end, leaving you to go with fond memories of your time in Ireland.
- 4 x B&B in your Hotel, plus 3 evening meals
- Driver/Guide for the duration from Airport to Airport
- Sightseeing tour of Dublin
- Taylor Three Rock Cabaret evening
- Ferry from Tarbert to Killimer
- Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Admission to the following sites:
- Book of Kells in Trinity College
- Rock of Cashel
- Blarney Castle
- Skellig Experience
- Cliffs of Moher