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Experience the best of Southern Ireland on this guided bus tour. Spend a night in Dublin, taking in the highlights of the city, followed by a scrumptious dinner and traditional Irish show at a renowned pub. Spend the next four nights in the southwest of Ireland - arguably the country's most scenic region. Attend a medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle, and observe Sheepdogs in action, while enjoying homemade farmhouse scones! Tours and visits include the Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, King John’s Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. There are 4 versions of the Best of Ireland South tour to choose from - from 5 to 7 nights - see below for more information about your options.

Our travel agents are experts on Ireland and can answer any questions you may have about this guided bus tour as well as other Ireland tours

**Sample Itinerary, please reach out to a Destination Expert for full details based on your travel dates**

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Included Unique Activities

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Sheepdog Demonstration on a County Tipperary Farm
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Cruise around Dingle Bay & Harbor
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Scenic Tours of the Dingle Peninsula & Burren Region
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College & Galway City

Accommodation

1 Night

Talbot Hotel

2 Nights

Scotts Hotel

2 Nights

The Inn at Dromoland

1 Night

Grand Canal Hotel

Transportation

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options

  • 5 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Tea & Homemade Scones on a County Tipperary Farm
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 2 Table d'Hote Dinners
LOW SEASON
Jan-Mar | Nov-Dec '19
From $1,629
MID SEASON
Apr-May | Sep-Oct '19
From $1,629
HIGH SEASON
June - Aug '19
From $2,079

**Sample Itinerary, please reach out to a Destination Expert for full details based on your travel dates**

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 5 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Tea & Homemade Scones on a County Tipperary Farm
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 2 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Sheepdog Demonstration on a County Tipperary Farm
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Cruise around Dingle Bay & Harbor
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Scenic Tours of the Dingle Peninsula & Burren Region
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College & Galway City

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • King John’s Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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