South of Ireland Escape (KAP)

6 days from Limerick to Dublin

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If you think a 6-day vacation in Ireland without the typical crowds and high-season prices costs a pot of gold, think again. Travel through Ireland’s rugged landscapes and welcoming locales during the off season and see your luck change! From Limerick to Dublin, you’ll experience the beauty and charm of the Emerald Isle. Take an excursion from Limerick to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Explore the buzzing harbor city of Galway, and be amazed at the 100-mile panoramic drive on the Ring of Kerry. From the town of Killarney, travel to Blarney and get a chance to kiss The Stone of Eloquence. Enjoy free time in the picturesque fishing-port town of Kinsale. Take in the old-world charm of Kilkenny, then continue to Dublin’s “Fair City” for an orientation drive to see O’Connell Street’s statues, red-brick townhouses of the Georgian squares, Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Find the luck of the Irish on an off-season escape and guided tour of Ireland.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

LIMERICK
Welcome dinner followed by [LF] Irish Liquor; orientation drive

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

GALWAY
Orientation

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

KILKENNY
Visit the medieval town

DUBLIN Orientation drive

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LIMERICK, IRELAND Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel, followed by [LF] Irish Liquor.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

LIMERICK. WEST COAST EXCURSION This morning’s orientation drive takes you past all the city’s attractions, including St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Then, drive through lush green country side of the Shannon region towards Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline and the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. Later this afternoon, stop in Galway, a buzzing seaside destination before returning to Limerick. Tonight’s suggestions for a very special night out: attend an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

LIMERICK–ADARE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY A day full of splendid scenery as you head south and stop at quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the famed RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. There is plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Travel on to the popular resort of Killarney for an overnight stay. Top the day with an optional pub tour: join the locals in a bit of ‘craic’ and enjoy two drinks of your choice while listening to some typical Irish music and songs.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–KINSALE Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork, the route brings you to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. There is time here for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. This afternoon, arrive at your overnight destination of picturesque Kinsale. Enjoy free time to walk along the waterfront and admire the yacht-filled harbor, winding streets, and brightly painted galleries, shops, and houses.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

KINSALE–KILKENNY–DUBLIN Today drive to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm. You will have time to discover the town on your own, visit the castle or the Design Centre or simply wander through the charming streets and be part of the Irish day-to-day life. Then, travel to the “Fair City” of Dublin for an orientation drive that includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colorful doors and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Tonight, as a fitting farewell to Ireland, consider an optional evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

DUBLIN

CLAYTON CARDIFF LANE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KILLARNEY

KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KINSALE

TRIDENT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LIMERICK

CLAYTON HOTEL LIMERICK

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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