Treasures of Ireland South
Dublin to Shannon
Day 1 | Arrive in Dublin, Ireland
Welcome to Dublin! Sightseeing starts at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. On then to Trinity College and the 8th-century Book of Kells. The rest of your day is free. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and wine. (D)
Day 2 | Dublin – Waterford – Cork
Travel to the 6th-century monastic ruins at Glendalough. On to Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a visual journey of over 225 years of glassmaking. Then head to Cork. Celebrate “The Gathering Ireland 2013” with a local historian, who will share tales of the sea and Cork’s dramatic history, remembering the sinking of the Lusitania, and Cobh, the last port of call for the RMS Titanic. (B,D)
Day 3 | Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney
Today visit Cobh and the Heritage Centre, bringing the story of emigration to life. Then on to Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Continue to Killarney. (B)
Day 4 | Ring of Kerry Excursion
Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Stopping at Torc Waterfall, there is a chance to join a leisurely-guided hike. For those who do not want to join the hike, the motorcoach will return you to Killarney. (B,D)
NOTE: The hike travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit, have good walking shoes, sunscreen and rain gear.
Day 5 | Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick
Head to Foynes and the Flying Boat Museum. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish Coffee. Savor a cup, then on to the Cliffs of Moher. End the day in Limerick. (B)
Day 6 | Limerick – Depart Shannon
You will be transferred to Shannon Airport where your vacation ends. A transfer to the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dublin Airport is also available. Extra nights can be booked in Limerick or Dublin. (B)
Triple room reduction of $10 per person.
Extra nights per person in Dublin: in single room $185, in twin room $128, in triple room* $91; in Limerick: in single room $124, in twin room $91, in triple room* $89.
All local taxes & service charges. Gratuities are NOT included.
5 night hotel stay:
1night Clyde Court or Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
1 night The River Lee Hotel, Cork
2 nights Killarney Plaza or Killarney Avenue, Killarney
1 night Radisson Blu, Limerick
Transfers from the airport to your hotel and back to airport at the end of tour.
Private luxury motorcoach with services of a professional driver/guide
Full Irish breakfast (B); 3 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a Welcome Dinner with wine in Dublin
Complete sightseeing program as detailed in the itinerary, including: St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Trinity College & The Book of Kells; Glendalough; House of Waterford Crystal; Cobh Heritage Centre; Blarney Castle; Ring of Kerry; Cliffs of Moher
Airport transfers are included if you purchase air from Sceptre.
Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between the USA and Europe. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement $235.
* Triple room size is often the same as a double room with an additional rollaway