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Corners of Southern Ireland: Dublin to Dublin

7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,339

FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore the colourful southern end of the Emerald Isle on this Ireland tour that takes you to the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, historic Kilkenny and much more.

Join one of our unique small group Back-Roads touring experiences (maximum 18 participants) that includes specially selected accommodations, transportation in purpose built Mercedes Benz Sprinters, sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Leader. 

This 7-day round-trip from Dublin includes the best sights of the country’s south, including Kilkenny, Killarney, and the Cliffs of Moher.

Leave Dublin in the early morning (we highly recommend at least one pre-night to experience the capital) and set out for County Kerry. Visit Birr Castle and its gardens, overnighting at Ennis in County Clare. Take a morning tour of the town, learning about its triumphs and tragedies dating back to medieval times. Then it’s on to Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, enjoying a one hour cruise to get the best view. Native bird sightings are a given as you explore the coast, with the distinct possibility of spotting a puffin.

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most famous drives and with good reason, combining history and scenic landscapes. Visit the Skellig Experience, and Portmagee, a colourful fishing village that continues to thrive today. Let a visit to the Staigue Fort take you back to 400AD, and explore the streets of Sneem before going on to Kenmare. Fancy a cheeky drop? You’re about 200 years too late to sample Molly Gallivan’s famous bootleg whiskey, but you will visit her cottage and enjoy a glimpse of Irish life during this period.

Enjoy a seaside break at Kinsale, with a walking tour of the historic streets, then continue on to Cork, home to Cobh, the departure port of the Titanic’s fateful voyage. Still up for that tipple? Stop in at the Jameson Midleton Distillery for a tasting and short course in whiskey production. Finally, stop in at Killarney, home to one of the most famous castles in Ireland.

Enjoy the scenic drive back to Dublin via the Wicklow Mountains and Avoca (Ballykissangel fans, this stop’s for you). Your drop-off is in the late afternoon to early evening, so consider staying an extra night.

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7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,339

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Day 1

Arrive Dublin

Historic and full of character, Dublin is where you’ll meet the group and begin your adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over a delicious welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Ashling Hotel (or similar). 

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Dublin - Kildare - Ennis

After breakfast, you’ll hit the road to the first stop: County Kildare, where you’ve an appointment with the Irish National Stud. After being treated to a private tour and the chance to explore the fascinating museum, you’ll move on to the award-winning gardens of Birr Castle Demesne. Take some time to wander around the grounds and admire the awe-inspiring science and engineering that has been invested in creating such a unique residence. This evening, check into the hotel in Ennis, where you’ll enjoy some free time to spend at the leisure.

Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar). 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Nigh
Day 3

Ennis - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney

First today: an orientation tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, where you’ll hear enthralling myths, mysteries and tales of rebellions and riots. Then: prepare to be amazed by the rugged natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. The keen-eyed among you – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars - may even spot a resident puffin or two. After an invigorating afternoon, you’ll travel across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney: the gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry.

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar). 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

This morning, begin the journey around the awe-inspiring Ring of Kerry. The first stop of the day: the Skellig Experience, where you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the early Christian monks that once broke bread at the Skellig Michael monastery. When you return to Killarney, the evening will be yours to explore the town’s rustic pubs. Settle in and soak up some traditional live music - the atmosphere is truly electric! 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Killarney - Releagh - Kinsale

This morning, make your way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming farmhouse. But there’s more to it than first meets the eye! More than 200 years ago, Mrs. Gallivan supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey – and her home was, in fact, a clandestine pub. Learn stories of the enterprising Mrs. Gallivan’s antics before travelling onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cozy pubs and brightly coloured houses await you. The cobbled streets that curve around the pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so you’ll enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. Bearings established, you’ll be free to seek out the town’s hidden treasures at your own pace before we head to our accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: Macdonald Kinsale Hotel and Spa (or similar). 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Kinsale - Cobh - Waterford

This morning you'll move on to the charming waterfront town of Cobh. Interestingly, Cobh was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic - and you'll notice poignant markers of this as you make your way around. Later, you'll continue to Waterford. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland's oldest city - with over 1,000 years' worth of history to explore. Gain a fascinating insight into how the city's famed crystal is made before we travel on to our accommodation and savour tonight's final meal with the group.

Accommodation: Faithlegg House Hotel

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Waterford - Dublin

After breakfast, you’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin - where you’ll say the goodbyes.  

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


2024: 23 March; 13, 27 April; 11, 25 May; 1, 15, 22 June; 6, 13, 20 July; 3, 10, 24 August;
7, 14, 21 September; 5 October


  • 6 nights first-class accommodations
  • Transportation in Premium mini-coach with Tour Leader and driver
  • Traditional Irish music and dance performance
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including:
    • Birr Castle Demesne
    • The Irish National Stud
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Ring of Kerry
    • The Skellig Experience
    • Molly Gallivan's Cottage
    • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 3 dinners


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.

5 Oct 2024
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