Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

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Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

7 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting:

Ireland

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BCIDD3

Group size:

7 - 18

Age range:

13-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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$1699 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Views of spellbinding scenery. Stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages. Ancient castles steeped in history, and country inns full of character. The further we go into Southern Ireland’s enchanting landscapes, the deeper you’ll fall under its spell!

Highlights

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    Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage and learn the story of a widow who supported her children by brewing illicit whiskey

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    Discover a traditional Irish craft as you tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal

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    Uncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Dublin (Republic of Ireland)

Accommodation:

  The Iveagh Garden Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Historic and full of character, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

icon Day 2: Dublin – Kildare – Ennis

Accommodation:

  The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, we’ll hit the road to our first stop: County Kildare, where we’ve an appointment with the Irish National Stud. After being treated to a private tour and the chance to explore the fascinating museum, we’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 will see us checking into our hotel in Ennis, where we’ll enjoy some free time to spend at our leisure.

icon Day 3: Ennis – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

Accommodation:

  The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


First today: an orientation tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, where we’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 us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin or two. After an invigorating afternoon, we’ll travel across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney: the gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry.

icon Day 4: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney

Accommodation:

  The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


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

icon Day 5: Killarney – Kenmare and Kinsale – County Cork

Accommodation:

  Kinsale Hotel & Spa (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning we’ll make our 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. We’ll learn stories of the enterprising Mrs Gallivan’s antics before travelling onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cosy pubs and brightly coloured houses await us. The cobbled streets that curve around the pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’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.

icon Day 6: County Cork – Waterford

Accommodation:

  Faithlegg House Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning we’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, we’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.

icon Day 7: Waterford – Dublin

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, we’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where we’ll say our goodbyes.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Entrance Fees

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    International Travel

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    Drinks with Meals

Check out our Q&As

What currencies are required for this tour?

Euro

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No they are not.

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

What is the maximum group size?

18 is the maximum on any tour

Are flights included in this tour?

No they are not.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    From the Age of 13

    What is the tipping policy?

    At the discretion of the guest

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    This will be provided on final documentation

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Guests from all over the world could be joining you

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please request at time of booking

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All Entrance fees listed are included

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Hand Picked and Boutique

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes the Coach is air-conditioned

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Ample free time due to low drive days

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, All guides are English speaking

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have our COVID Assurance Policy

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We have solo capacity, however no single share

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Upon final payments, we will distribute E-Documentation to all of our guests. Dont forget we also have our App to download as an added feature.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like-minded travellers awaiting the opportunity to explore the less explored regions. Interests in food, wine, history, art as well as wartimes there will be a great mix of people to connect with on tour.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No you wont be

    What level of mobility do I need?

    You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to be able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.

    Who goes on Back-Roads tours?

    The majority of our guests come from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. All tour commentaries are in English. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All Hotels in line with protocols following the World Health Organisation meet and exceed requirements for all Touring with us.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Back-Roads Touring has been operating from the UK for over 30 years

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Inline with our booking flexibility policy, you are able to make as many changes as required up to 60 days from departue - with 1 last included up until 30 days out.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Generally no, but in extraordinary circumstances it can be looked at

Reviews

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Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

The brewery tour was a bit long wait and nothing much to see in the town would have liked longer in Kinsale

The brewery tour was a bit long wait and nothing much to see in the town would have liked longer in Kinsale


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Victoria H

03-Aug-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

Mike and Pat did everything to make everyone on our trip happy!

Mike and Pat did everything to make everyone on our trip happy!


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Cheryl M

05-Sep-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

Typically Irish fun items

Typically Irish fun items


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Anonymous

20-Jul-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

There were many opportunities to purchase local goods.

There were many opportunities to purchase local goods.


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Anonymous

28-Aug-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

drove a lot of back roads but still ended up with all the big tour buses.

drove a lot of back roads but still ended up with all the big tour buses.


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Anonymous

21-Jul-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

A well planned tour of Southern Ireland.

A well planned tour of Southern Ireland.


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Diane T

04-Jun-2019

Corners of Southern Ireland 2023


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Michael J

31-Aug-2019

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Corners of Southern Ireland 2023

7 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting:

Ireland

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BCIDD3

Group size:

7 - 18

Age range:

13-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

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