Luxury Irish Resorts, Chef Led Dining Experiences, And Atlantic Coast Sights
Duration: 7 nights 8 day tour
Dates: June 14th to June 21st 2020
Touring: Southern Ireland
All-Inclusive Tour Cost: $2895 Per Person Sharing ($675 single room supplement)
Enjoy the best of Southern Ireland in the utmost luxury, including the rugged coastline of County Kerry, the cultural highlights of Cork City, the medieval splendour of Kilkenny and the gourmet delights of Ballymaloe, all whilst staying in outstanding Irish resorts of renown and distinction.
This is the way to see Ireland!
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Your prepaid Southern Elegance Discovery Tour includes the following:
- All transportation, including airport pickup from Dublin international.
- Luxury executive touring coach with a professional & local driver/guide.
- All baggage handling tips & fees.
- Refreshments and snacks on board the coach while touring.
- All entrance fees to various attractions, museums and places of interest Dunbrody Famine Ship Tour, Waterford Crystal Tour, Kilkenny Castle Tour, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle and Gardens, Fin Barres Cathedral tour, Jameson’s Whiskey Tour Experience.
- All-inclusive dining experience at the Michelin star rated Manor House Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate.
- 2 nights at the 5 Star luxury Mount Juliet Estate with full Irish breakfast.
- 1 all-inclusive luncheon inner at the Lady Eleanor Restaurant in the Butler House
- 2 nights at the 5 Star Dunloe Resort and Spa in Killarney with full Irish breakfast. The Hotel offers complimentary riding on their Haflinger Horses.
- 1 all inclusive dinner experience at the Grill Restaurant at the Dunloe.
- 1 all inclusive luncheon at John Benny’s Pub in Dingle Town.
- 2 nights at the 5 Star Hayfield Manor in Cork with full Irish breakfast
- 1 all inclusive dinner at the Oyster Restaurant at Hayfield Manor
- 1 all inclusive luncheon in the Michelin star rated Fishy Fishy Restaurant in Kinsale
- 1 all inclusive dinner experience in the Fallon and Bryne Restaurant in Dublin.
- 1 night at the Crowne Plaza airport hotel with Irish breakfast.
- All Taxes.
After your luxury coach pick up at Dublin airport, we drive south towards County Wexford and the old port city of New Ross where we tour the impressive Dunbrody Famine Ship.
New Ross was the embarkation point for many early Irish immigrants leaving for America, including the ancestors of John F. Kennedy, and Dunbrody is an immersive experience that wonderfully tells the story of Irish immigration to America. From Dunbrody, we will then make our way toward Kilkenny and the superb Mount Juliet Estate with it’s beautiful grounds and 18th century manor house. Relax before dinner in the manor house at the award winning, Michelin star restaurant, the ‘Lady Helen’. Welcome to Ireland!
After our Irish breakfast at Mount Juliet, we depart for the ancient Viking City of Waterford and the famed Waterford Crystal Factory with all its skilled artisans and beautiful factory showroom, so fun.
From Waterford, we then drive back towards the medieval City of Kilkenny with its narrow streets and colorful shop fronts to tour Kilkenny Castle, built in 1185 and the historic seat of the Butler family. We will also enjoy lunch together in Kilkenny at the wonderful Butler House, in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant, before we end the day by driving the short distance back to the Mount Juliet Estate with plenty of time to relax in the peaceful Irish country estate, perhaps using the spa or taking in a round of golf.
This morning we leave Mount Juliet and drive west towards the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, the seat of Ireland’s high kings & today an impressive sight as it rises above the Irish midlands on a high rock above the town.Read More
After touring the castle, we will then enjoy lunch at the Rock House which boast both stunning views and great food before we continue south and west towards beautiful County Kerry and our next overnight resort, the 5-star luxury Dunloe Hotel, nestled in the Kerry Mountains at the Gap of Dunloe. Relax in the wonderful parkland setting of this resort with its 64 acres of gardens, walks and historical sites or perhaps spend some time in the award-winning spa before we enjoy dinner together in the superb Grill restaurant.
After enjoying breakfast at Dunloe, we board our coach this morning to discover the famed Dingle Peninsula, the most westerly and southern part of Ireland.Read More
Dingle is a breath-taking drive through mountains and headlands that plunge into the wild Atlantic, and on our journey, we will stop at many of the beautiful sights that mark the route such Dunquin Harbor, looking out the Blasket Islands and Slea Head. We will also have time to enjoy lunch together in John Benny’s, Dingle’s best gastro pub, and perhaps to explore the colorful streets of Dingle with all its interesting shops. Then, end the day back at the Gap of Dunloe Hotel to unwind after a wonderful day of spectacular Kerry scenery. Perfect!
This morning after relaxing breakfast, we will drive east from Kerry towards Cork City and Blarney Castle. Take time to kiss the Blarney Stone or just enjoy the beautiful grounds.
Or perhaps enjoy some shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills with its multiple floors filled with the most wonderful Irish products. – From Blarney, we then make our way into Cork City where we will stop at St. Fin Barres Cathedral.
Enjoy the superb architecture and history of the cathedral and walk the famed ‘labyrinth’ in the cathedral grounds before we continue to the stunning 5-star Hayfield Manor Resort, one of Ireland’s best hotels and our next overnight stop. Hayfield is an oasis of luxury where we can relax before our gourmet dinner together in the opulent dining room of the manor house. Enjoy!
Today, we leave Cork City and drive south toward the scenic town of Kinsale with its quaint harbor and brightly colored shop fronts. Enjoy some free time enjoying the sights and sounds of this picture postcard Irish harbor town.
We will also enjoy lunch here together at the renowned restaurant Fishy Fishy, right at Kinsale Harbor, a treat to remember!
From Kinsale, we will then drive east to Middleton and the impressive Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Distillery. At Jameson’s, we will tour the famed distillery and taste some of the world class Irish whiskeys distilled here and enjoyed throughout the world. After enjoying a dram at Middleton, we will then drive back to Cork to relax in the charm and luxury of Hayfield Manor, what a day!
Today we rise early to board our coach once more to drive north toward Dublin City, the capital of Ireland. On the way to Dublin we will stop halfway to visit the famed Irish pottery of Nicholas Mosse, whose distinctive pottery is celebrated throughout the world.
Enjoy coffee or a snack in the café at Nicholas Mosse before we continue our journey to Dublin City.
In Dublin we will enjoy a driving tour of our Irish capital, passing famous landmarks including Trinity College home of the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle, O’Connell Street and much more. Admire the architecture and soak in the history of this interesting and ancient Irish capital as we spend some time there to get to experience all that is Dublin. Ending the day with a wonderful meal experience at the superb Fallon & Byrne Restaurant in the center of the city – a famed Dublin foodie experience! After which, we will retire our final hotel, the Crowne Plaza at Dublin Airport.
The location of the Dublin Crowne Plaza makes our airport connections today stress free, with free shuttles that leave every 30 minutes, as we say goodbye to Ireland and return to the United States with a host of memories of the Emerald Isle! – Until next time!