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South West Coast Guesthouse Tour

South West Coast Guesthouse Tour

Tour Details
Valid From01-01-2013
Valid To31-07-2015
Days Touring7
Reference:ICTS001482
Tour Inclusions
  • Private Guided Transport
  • Transfers & Orientations
  • Driver Guide Expenses
  • Bed & Breakfast at Hotels
  • Activities & Events Listed
  • 24 Hour Concierge Service
Not Included
  • International Flights
  • Meals excluding breakfast
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuity / Tipping
  • Card Processing Fees
Important

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Tour Description

The South, South West & West Coast Guesthouse Tour
The South West of Ireland is a region of stunning landscapes ranging from the rolling hills of West Cork, the high mountains and low lakes of Killarney National Park, Rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula and the timeless wonders of the Cliffs of Moher. The region which includes County Cork, Kerry, Limerick and South Clare is Ireland at its most majestic and each moment is a photographic opportunity waiting to be taken. Among the highlights are The Ring of Kerry & National Park, Beara Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive and the Gap of Dunloe. Each is unique and different and one will often wonder how such as small area could produce such diverse and compelling landscapes. This is the magic of Ireland.

Tour Highlights
Medieval Kilkenny & Rock of Cashel
Cork City, Kinsale & West Cork
Muckross House, Gardens & Ring of Kerry
Bunratty Castle & West Clare
Connemara National Park & Roundstone
Galway City Shopping & Midlands Bog Regions

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Transport Details

Day 1

Mercedes Luxury Minivan - Transfer to City with Orientation Tour




Day 2 to 7

Driver Guide/s - Your Expert Ireland Touring Driver Guide

All of our driver guides are experts on the areas you will be visiting on your tour of Ireland. We bring experienced driving skills, expert touring routes as well as knowledge and insight into the places you will be visiting and staying on your tour. Our driver guides will also recommend places to shop, have a drink, and dine in the various towns and villages and cities of Ireland. Your driver guide can arrange all kinds of activities, events and generally show you the country in such depth and quality is only possible using a local expert. It is simply the most enjoyable and carefree way of travelling with style.

Day 1

South West of Ireland Tour

The South West of Ireland is a region of stunning landscapes ranging from the rolling hills of West Cork, the high mountains and low lakes of Killarney National Park, Rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula and the timeless wonders of the Cliffs of Moher. The region which includes County Cork, Kerry, Limerick and South Clare is Ireland at its most majestic and each moment is a photographic opportunity waiting to be taken. Among the highlights are The Ring of Kerry & National Park, Beara Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive and the Gap of Dunloe. Each is unique and different and one will often wonder how such as small area could produce such diverse and compelling landscapes. This is the magic of Ireland.

Orientation Tour of Dublin City Centre

Our Dublin Based Driver Guide will give you a Panoramic Tour of Dublin City's highlights based on your expressed interests. He will point out the major attractions and places of historical and cultural importance from the monuments of the Phoenix Park, Custom House, Millennium Spire and Trinity College in the City Centre. Once you are familiar with the city our driver will take you to your hotel to relax after your flight. You may also be dropped at any of the attractions in the city centre such as the Guinness Storehouse or Trinity and your luggage taken to your Hotel.

Day 2

Kilkenny Castle & Medieval City Tour

Kilkenny is Ireland foremost medieval city with a beautiful castle, cathedral, narrow cobbled streets and its own brewery. It is a wonderful walking city with the river running through the centre of its streets and a beautiful park located north of the Castle. Near Kilkenny are the beautiful villages of Graignamanagh and Inistoige where the movie "Circle of Friends" was filmed. Kilkenny County is also great for artisans with leather, pottery and contemporary designers populating the countryside. Kilkenny Design Centre is one of Irelands most authentic shopping experiences.

South Tipperary & Rock of Cashel Tour

South Tipperary is renowned for its rustic castles and ancient abbeys and lush farming landscapes. The World Heritage town of Cashel lies at the foot of the world famous Rock of Cashel. This towering monument has a unique collection of medieval buildings including a Fortified Castle, atmospheric Cathedral, Romanesque Chapel and Round Tower. The town of Cahir is famous for its Norman fortification, Cahir Castle as well as the associated Hunting Lodge, known simply as the Swiss Cottage. Also in the immediate area there are the remains of once thriving monasteries at Cashel, Holy Cross and Attassel. Tipperary is also associated with evergreen valleys and mountainscapes of the Glen of Aherlow and the Vee Valley Drives.

Day 3

Cork City & Old English Food Market

Corks Old English Market is a unique covered food and artisan market that dates back to the middle ages. The origins of the market can be traced back to James 1st in 1610, but the present building dates from 1786. The centre is populated with some of Irelands finest gourmet restaurants and a trip to the English Market the heart of the city is a must. Here local artisans have been trading local delicacies under charming Victorian decor for almost two centuries. Among the speciality foods sold at the market are buttered eggs, pigs' feet known as Crubeens, tripe in milk and a host of specialty local fish.

Blarney Castle, Stone & Woolen Mills

North of Cork City is the famous town of Blarney with its castle and expansive park and the world renowned Blarney Stone. This must be kissed in a feat of acrobatic heroics to achieve the gift of eloquence. The castle grounds also have beautiful gardens and a rock close with stone circles, dolmens and a witch's kitchen. In the village the excellent Blarney Woollen Mills which houses the finest ranges of Irish gifts and paraphernalia in Ireland. The visit to Blarney is usually completed with a nice snack in Christy's pub or in one of the local restaurants in the square of Blarney.

Day 4

Muckross House, Gardens & Torc Waterfall

Muckross House and Gardens is the finest Victorian Mansion and Estate in Ireland. Its position overlooking the Lakes of Killarney becomes impossibly romantic when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. The House documents the history of all the influential families who dominated local life and politics for centuries. The estate can be walked on foot or admired from the many jaunting cars which are about. Close to the estate is the Torc Waterfall located in an enchanted wooded area which makes a small hike into the National Park very rewarding.

Highlights of The Ring of Kerry Tour

Our Highlights of The Ring of Kerry Tour takes in the very best of this magical landscape in a unique and unforgettable drive through the gems of the Killarney National Park. From Killarney and the Muckross Estate the narrow road winds up to Ladies View and Molls Gap where panoramic view of the lakes and distant peaks form a picturesque stop. Returning to the town of Killarney the beautiful Ross Castle is nested on a serene lakeshore with small wooden boat trips available to the nearby islands. A walk through the lively streets of Killarney is also recommended with many fine craft stores in the town centre.

Day 5

Bunratty Castle, Park & Town at Leisure

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is one of the finest medieval attractions in Ireland with a wonderful Banqueting Hall which relives the lifestyle of Ireland in Medieval Times. Attached to the Castle is a restored Folk Park with building dating back three hundred years, perfectly restored to their original decor. There is excellent shopping in the area at Blarney Woollen Mills and Meadows and Byrnes. Durty Nelly's on the banks of the River Fergus has been serving Ale since the middle ages and today the dark lighting and sawdust floors retain its air of authenticity. It serves both bar and restaurant food as well as the option to pull your own pint.

West Clare, Cliffs of Moher & Burren

West Clare is among Irelands most rugged and dramatic landscapes with shifting and sculpting stone creating unforgettable scenery such as the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Plateau and Islands. We recommend a visit to visit to the spectacular Aillwee Caves in Ballyvaughan at the heart of The Burren. The ancient Dolmen at Poulnabrune is a relic to the intelligence of the first settlers in this remote lunar like landscape. The villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra are quaint and two of the most pleasant and photogenic in Ireland.


Day 6

Connemara, Sky Road and Kylemore Valley

In the morning we will head west of Galway and the beautiful Connemara landscape which is rugged and dramatic as sheep overtake cows as the main curious onlookers. After the trail we will continue through Leenane village where the movie "The Field" was filmed. You will visit Kylemore Abbey, the only home of the Benedictine nuns in Ireland. We will travel through Letterfrack, and the coastline taking the Sky Road back to Clifden.

Roundstone, Beaches, Bays & Coastal Tour

The southern shores of Connemara are famous for aqua marine waters, white carribbean style sandy beaches and coastal villages with seafood bars and restaurants. The must see haunts on this tour are the villages of Roundstone with its beautiful Dogs Bay Beach and the quaint villages of Cashel, Carna and Carraroe. This is a breathtaking landscape of epic mountains, deep coves and rugged wildness unmatched elsewhere in Europe.

Day 7

Galway City Centre Exploring & Shopping

Galway is Ireland's cultural, language, traditional music and artistic Capital. The city centre is famous for its lively ambience, street entertainment, shopping, cafes and pubs. As the centre of the city is all walking streets this is best explored on foot starting at Eyre Square and ending at The Claddagh Quay or vice versa. Shoppers in Galway will find an eclectic range or local goods from the Aran Sweaters to the Claddagh Rings. The Latin Quarter is veritably buzzing from the eclectic legacy of a European influenced maritime past which starts at the Spanish Arch. Dining and pubs numerous and the Quays Bar, Naughton's Pub and Mc Donaghs seafood restaurant are all favorites. We also recommend a quick stop at Lynchs Castle in the centre of Shop Street, a magnificent Gothic style castle with a macabre history.

Clonmacnoise Monastic City & The Shannon

The Midlands of Ireland is an area rich in a landscape of blanket bog dispersed with lakes, castles and historic towns. The highlights of the region include the wonderful gardens at Birr Castle with its turn of the century telescope and beautiful walks. Leap Castle is reputed to be Irelands most haunted building and can be visited on request. Clonmacnoise is one Irelands golden age of monastic centres of learning, a sixth century city built by St Ciaran. There are many other stops of interest including Kilbeggan which has a fantastic distillery tour and Glasson which also makes a great dining break.

Day 1

Brooks Hotel Dublin

Day 2

Ladyswell House Cashel

Ladyswell House is a wonderful family run Guesthouse at the foot of the Rock of Cashel in the historic town of Cashel in Tipperary. The bedrooms are decorated to a very high standard and many of the rooms have wonderful views over the Rock of Cashel. The houses is individually styled and well appointed with antique and curios throughout. Ladyswell is superbly located for both pubs and restaurants and is beside the world famous Chez Hans Restaurant which is located in a converted church. Breakfast at Ladyswell is a home cooked treat of local artisan products.

Day 3 - 4

Killarney Guest Lodge

Killarney Lodge is an award winning four star guesthouse conveniently located in one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful areas, Killarney and its National Park. It is within walking distance of the Town Centre, Killarney Lakes and world renowned National Park. Owned and managed by the Treacy family, Killarney Lodge provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which will make your stay truly memorable. Open fires, fine antiques and beautiful paintings are all hallmarks of this elegant house.


Day 5 - 6

Seamist House Clifden

Seamist Luxury Guesthouse in is located overlooking the picturesque Quay in Clifden, Connemara and is one of Irelands most stunning guesthouses. The exterior is of local Connemara stone and is complimented by wonderfully kept gardens. The bedrooms are equally pleasing with decorations in style with the age of this turn of the century manor with high ceiling and ornate features throughout. Breakfast is served in the conservatory and enjoys many local produce prepared to order as well as vegetables and herbs provided from the kitchen garden.


Day 7

Northwood Hotel Dublin

Dublin Northwood Crowne Plaza is a luxury four star hotel located five minutes from Dublin Airport. The hotel is positioned in 85 acres of Woodlands and has a wonderful feeling of space for a hotel located so close to Dublin Airport. The rooms are well furnished and spacious and there are a number of restaurants to choose from at the hotel including Touzai which focuses on Asian Fusion cuisine. There is a complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to the airport which runs from 5am to midnight each day.

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Pricing

Tour Pricing GuidePer Person
Two Persons1595EUR
Four Persons1295EUR
Six Persons1195EUR
Eight Persons995EUR
Ten Persons895EUR

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