2024 – 7 Day Evergreen Ireland South6 Nights / 9 Meals

Find your happily ever after on a fairy-tale castle tour of Ireland. You’ll spend the night in some of the Emerald Isle’s grandest manors and castles as you explore their regal past.

2024 Evergreen Ireland South - 7 Days/6 Nights

Duration: 7 Days

Price: Starts from $1195 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: Dublin City Tour | Guinness Storehouse | Welcome Drink
Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your hotel. Set out with a local guide to see Dublin’s many landmarks: the River Liffey, Georgian squares, St Stephen’s Green, and Trinity College. Next, visit the Guinness Storehouse, a spectacular seven-story structure exploring the history and making of Ireland’s most famous brew, and savor a pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar, with its panoramic view of the city. In the evening, meet your group for a welcome drink, and then you are free to explore Dublin’s restaurants and nightlife.

Day 2: Dublin Independent Sightseeing
Take a panoramic tour of Dublin with your tour director in the morning, then you are free for the rest of the day. You might choose to check out the free National Museums to explore Ireland’s heritage, browse the bookshops, visit some art galleries, or shop along Grafton Street. Perhaps stop into a pub to enjoy refreshments and chat with the locals. (B)

Day 3: Sean’s Bar | Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Head to Athlone for a visit to Sean’s Bar – dating back to 900 AD, it’s officially the oldest pub in Europe, and possibly the world! Raise your glass as visitors have for centuries, and sip a creamy Irish Coffee. Travel westward toward the Atlantic coast to visit the Cliffs of Moher, towering sea cliffs that soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. In the evening, feast in a genuine castle, enjoying a medieval or holiday banquet, depending on departure dates. (B, D)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry Highlights | Killarney
Spend your day exploring the spectacular beauty of County Kerry. Take in the highlights of Ireland’s most famous scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Traverse wild mountainous terrain, picturesque rural villages, and the rugged coastline. Along the way, stop at Moriarty’s in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner specializing in quality, authentic crafts. Enjoy free time in Killarney, a friendly town full of charming shops and lively pubs, cafés, and restaurants. (B)

Day 5: Blarney Castle | Waterford
Visit Blarney Castle, built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains. Climb the winding stairs to kiss the famed Blarney Stone; legend says if you do you’ll be given the gift of eloquence. Stroll the castle’s extensive gardens, set on 60 acres of parkland. Proceed on to historic Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. First settled by Vikings, Waterford reached peak prosperity in the 18th century, when it enjoyed a brisk trade with Newfoundland. Explore this beautiful port city before dining with your group in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 6: Kilkenny | The Merry Ploughboy
You’ll have free time to explore Kilkenny, a bustling little city dating back to the Middle Ages. Perhaps walk the Medieval Mile, linking the impressive castle, built by the Normans in 1195, with the 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral. Return to Dublin for a lively evening of dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)

Day 7: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends in Dublin after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Highlights

Evergreen Ireland South

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy some free time in the heart of animated Kilkenny – this little city will charm you with its medieval roots and vibrant, modern spirit.
  • Raise a glass at Sean’s Bar in Athlone. Welcoming the thirsty since 900 AD, it’s in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe’s oldest pub.
  • Trip Highlights:

    • Irish Night in Dublin
    • Blarney Castle
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Sean’s Bar in Athlone
    • Ring of Kerry Highlights
    • The Guinness Storehouse
    • Medieval Castle Banquet

    Dining Experiences:

    • 6 Breakfasts (B) and 3 Dinners (D)

    Hotels:

    • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge | Dublin (2)
    • The Temple Gate Hotel | Ennis (1)
    • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (1)
    • Dooley's Hotel | Waterford (1)
    • Clayton Htoel Ballsbridge | Dublin (1)

Hotels

Evergreen Ireland South 7 days/6 nights land tour
SupplierNameSupplierRating DescriptionImage
SupplierName Clayton Hotel BallsbridgeSupplierRating **** This hotel was once a Masonic School and still retains many striking original features that give it a unique charm. Standard rooms are tastefully decorated and boast a fresh and warm feeling. The Brasserie Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. Tom’s Bar is a great place to relax with a drink or a snack. Set in Ballsbridge, close to the Royal Dublin Society and Aviva Stadium, this property is a short distance from the city center, with good bus service close by.
SupplierName Temple Gate HotelSupplierRating **** On the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy, this contemporary family-owned hotel delivers a unique blend of warm hospitality, friendly service and pleasing decor. Each guest room offers all amenities for your comfort. Legends Restaurant is renowned for its good food and service. The traditional Preacher’s Pub has an inviting atmosphere, often with Irish music session.LOCATION: In the center of the market town of Ennis within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Easy access to Shannon Airport which is 15 miles away. Hotel parking
SupplierName Killarney Towers HotelSupplierRating **** This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and video facilities. An excellent restaurant serves great Irish breakfasts and carvery dinners while the choice of bars offer live music most nights. Enjoy a strenuous workout or leisurely dip in the pool in the extensive leisure center. Located in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and the Killarney National Park. Hotel parking.
SupplierName Dooley's Hotel WaterfordSupplierRating *** This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends a traditional façade and many other cozy attributes, with updated guest rooms and facilities. Enjoy delicious and wholesome food in the Ship Restaurant or the Dry Dock Bar, which offers live music on the weekends. Set on the waterfront in the heart of Waterford city. Within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.
SupplierName Clayton Hotel BallsbridgeSupplierRating **** This hotel was once a Masonic School and still retains many striking original features that give it a unique charm. Standard rooms are tastefully decorated and boast a fresh and warm feeling. The Brasserie Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. Tom’s Bar is a great place to relax with a drink or a snack. Set in Ballsbridge, close to the Royal Dublin Society and Aviva Stadium, this property is a short distance from the city center, with good bus service close by.
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