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


Prices From: $2555

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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
  • iconUncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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  • iconDiscover a traditional Irish craft as you tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal

Places You'll See

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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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    Transport

    Premium mini-coach transportation

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    Entrance Fees

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    Guide

    Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

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    Fully Guided

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    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

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a deposit of 150 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Back-Roads Touring, 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, here is a summary of Back-Roads Touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 60 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost
    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

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

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

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