8 Day Georgian Farmhouse self-drive tour






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Inclusions

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Georgian or other period/ historic farmhouses, based on per person sharing twin/double or triple room with bath/shower inclusive of service charges.
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon.
  • Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Dublin Arrival & Wicklow

Arrive at Dublin Airport and drive to Wicklow area – depending on time of arrival, there may be some time for local touring or perhaps a visit to the 6th century monastic settlement at Glendalough or the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens.

Overnight: Wicklow area (Ballinclea House or similar)

Day 2 – Dublin’s Fair City christ-church

Travel to Dublin city where you can trace the history of this colourful city from early Viking origins, through the mediaeval magnificence of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You could also visit Dublinia, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Irish Whisky Distillery or maybe Trinity College where you will find the Book of Kells.

Overnight: Wicklow area (Ballinclea House or similar)

Day 3 – Medieval Kilkenny

Travel to Kilkenny today. En-route you can visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens in Kildare before you continue on to the medieval city of Kilkenny. Perhaps you could enjoy a walking tour of the city, which commences at Shee Alms House, now the tourist office, but formerly offering shelter for the poor of Kilkenny during the Middle Ages and continue through the narrow streets and slip ways where you can see many of the historic sites Kilkenny is famous for. You can also visit Kilkenny Castle which stands on a majestic site beside the River Nore. This magnificent castle, dating from 1172, lies in a beautiful 50-acre park. The Gobelin tapestries and Great Hall have been restored to reveal their former splendour.

Overnight: Kilkenny area (Grove Farm House or similar)

Day4 – Cork & Kerry

This morning depart Kilkenny and travel south towards Cork, Ireland’s second largest city. En-route, why not visit the Old Midleton Distillery and learn how Irish whisky is made or kiss the world famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and acquire the “gift of eloquence”? Continue on into the spectacular west Cork region where many fishing towns and villages dot the southwest coastline.

Overnight: West Cork / Kerry area (Salmon Leap or similar)

Day 5 – Ring of Kerry ring-of-kerry-co-kerry

Today tour one of Ireland’s loveliest districts, the Ring of Kerry. Poets, painters, writers and musicians have all tried to convey the beauty of this area. Mountains, valleys and lakes blend into a palette of scenic splendour. A delightful day includes a drive along the broad, dramatic coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula and through the charming villages and towns of Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville and Irish speaking Sneem. Why not visit Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. The gardens at Muckross House are renowned world-wide for their beauty; in particular they are noted for their fine collections of azaleas and rhododendrons.

Overnight: West Cork / Kerry area (Salmon Leap or similar)

Day 6 – Limerick & Tipperary Region

Today travel towards the Limerick/Tipperary area; perhaps visiting Tralee and the Dingle Peninsula en-route. In Tralee why not visit the Kerry Museum, which traces the history of Kerry from 5,000BC to the present day. Continue on to Limerick and the Shannon Region. In Limerick why not visit King John’s Castle or the Hunt Museum or continue to the nearby village of Bunratty and visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park where you can see Irish village life circa the 1900’s recreated in the Folk Park.

Overnight: Limerick / Tipperary area (Bansha House or similar)

Day 7 – Kildare & Meath Region

Returning to the Dublin region today, why not visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the gardens or see one of the world’s largest telescopes? Time permitting, why not visit Dublin again for some last minute shopping or sightseeing.

Overnight: Kildare / Meath area (Moate Lodge or similar) birr

Day 8 – Dublin Departure

Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

 

Inclusions

Georgian Farmhouse

7 Night Package (excluding transport)

Twin Per Person

Single Supplement

January – May

607

282

June & September

693

282

July – August

704

282

October – December

607

282

Please note: car hire, fuel, additional vehicle insurance, departure transfer, items of a personal nature, etc are not included in the above price.
Prices are correct at time of publishing, 12/09/2017, and may change due to exchange rates, taxes, etc.  
From price is in Australian Dollars.