Corners of Southern Ireland Reverse 2022

Corners of Southern Ireland Reverse 2022

Start: Dublin Finish: Dublin

Visiting: Ireland


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour code: BEHCRDD-2

Tour operator: Back-Roads Touring

Group size: 10 - 18

Age range: 13-80

Tour operated in: English


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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

  • iconVisit Molly Gallivan's Cottage and learn the story of a widow who supported her children by brewing illicit whiskey
  • iconDiscover a traditional Irish craft as you tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal
  • iconUncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Dublin

Accommodation: The Iveagh Garden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: 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 – Waterford

Accommodation: Faithlegg Hotel (or similar)

Meals: 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 Waterford. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city – with over 1,000 years’ worth of history to explore. This evening we’ll enjoy some free time to spend at our leisure.

icon Day 3: Waterford – Cobh – Kinsale

Accommodation: Trident Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we’ll pay a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, where we will gain a fascinating insight into how the city’s famed crystal is made. Then we’ll move on to the charming harbourside town of Cobh. Interestingly, Cobh was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic – you’ll notice poignant markers of this as you make your way around. Finally we’ll travel onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cosy pubs and brightly coloured houses await us.

icon Day 4: Kinsale

Accommodation: Trident Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

The cobbled streets that curve around Kinsale’s pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll spend this morning on 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. Hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland – we recommend selecting a local restaurant for dinner to savour some delicious cuisine from the surrounding region.

icon Day 5: Kinsale – Kenmare – Killarney

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we’ll make our way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming rustic 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 we head to Killarney via the picturesque town of Kenmare. Tonight there’s a group dinner to savour.

icon Day 6: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: 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. A real treat is in store upon our return to Killarney – where we’ll enjoy a performance of traditional Irish music and dance at a Celtic Steps concert.

icon Day 7: Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Ennis

Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We’ll start today by travelling via ferry across the Shannon Estuary to the rugged Cliffs of Moher. Prepare to be amazed by the cliffs’ natural beauty; 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 check into our hotel in Ennis where we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner.

icon Day 8: Dublin

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we'll head 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. Later we’ll make tracks for cosmopolitan Dublin, where it’s time to say our goodbyes.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Guide

    Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

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    Premium mini-coach transportation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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What is the maximum group size?

18 is the maximum on any tour

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hand Picked and Boutique

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)

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

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Guests from all over the world could be joining you

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No they are not.

    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

    What is the tipping policy?

    At the discretion of the guest

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

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

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    From the Age of 13

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, All guides are English speaking

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

    This will be provided on final documentation

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All Entrance fees listed are included

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please request at time of booking

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they are not.

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have our COVID Assurance Policy

    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.

    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.

Reviews

Corners of Southern Ireland Reverse 2022
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 Reverse 2022
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 Reverse 2022
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 Reverse 2022
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 Reverse 2022
Excellent Excellent;
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Michael J

31-Aug-2019

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