Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights

7 days from $4,305 per person*
  • Enjoy a private guided visit to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher.
  • Kiss the magical stone at the famous Blarney Castle.
  • Set out with a guide to explore the stunning Dingle Peninsula.
  • Choose to tour the Guinness Storehouse or Jameson Distillery.
  • Featuring five-star hotels.
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Start your Irish journey with a drive through The Burren in County Clare, an otherworldly limestone biosphere where a large collection of alpine and Mediterranean species grow together. The Burren is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay and is tucked in the north-west corner of Clare, and with its Cliffs of Moher, is one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Take in the famous Ring of Kerry on your way to he charming town of Killarney, then venture through the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Continue your journey to Cork and visit the legendary Blarney castle before making your way east to Waterford and its magnificent crystal offerings. End your visit to Ireland in its fair capital of Dublin with a city tour of its elegant Georgian squares, beautiful parks, including a visit to see The Book of Kells in Trinity College. Stop off at the prehistoric area of Newgrange to round off your visit.

On top of the beautiful scenery, there are a number of quaint villages to visit and estate homes. Relax in luxurious accommodations throughout your tour and embrace yourselves in the traditional Irish welcome! From pick up to drop off, your Driver will accompany you the length and breadth of the land, ensuring you have a memorable vacation. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Shannon to Newmarket on Fergus
    Shannon to Newmarket on Fergus
    • Private Transfer - Airport with 1/2 Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Ireland - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Shannon to Killarney
    Shannon to Killarney
    • Private Transfer - Shannon - Killarney [Ring of Kerry - National Park, Muckross Estate & Gap of Dunloe] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Killarney
    Killarney
    • Private Tour - Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 Killarney to Cork
    Killarney to Cork
    • Private Transfer - Killarney - Cork [1.5 hrs with Vehicle & Driver at disposal for remainder of day] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Self-Guided - Attraction: Blarney Castle - Entrance Ticket
  • Day 5 Cork to Dublin
    Cork to Dublin
    • Private Transfer - Cork - Dublin [via Waterford (Visit to Waterford Crystal)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Dublin
    Dublin
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide
    • Self-Guided - Afternoon at leisure (Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Trinity College & Christchurch)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Dublin
    Dublin
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Shannon - Newmarket on Fergus

Today you will be picked up at the airport by your English speaking driver-guide. Time permitting, you may be able to check in to your hotel before traveling outside of Shannon, to further explore West Clare. West Clare is among Ireland's most rugged and dramatic landscapes with shifting and sculpting stone creating unforgettable scenery such as the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Plateau and Islands. We recommend a visit to visit to the spectacular Aillwee Caves in Ballyvaughan at the heart of The Burren. The ancient Dolmen at Poulnabrune is a relic to the intelligence of the first settlers in this remote lunar like landscape. The villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra are quaint and two of the most pleasant and photogenic in Ireland. Seafood is a specialty of this region and there are many fine pubs serving fresh portions of mussels and oysters, notably Monks in Ballyvaughan, Cornerstone in Lahinch and Moran's in Clarinbridge.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Dromoland Castle (5*)

With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, the Dromoland Castle Hotel in Ireland was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this Irish 5-star luxury Castle Hotel overlooks its own Championship Golf Course and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surroundings. Seamlessly blending Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries, the Dromoland's tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. Guests can relax under the careful attention of the staff and enjoy an exquisite selection of fine gourmet dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle's 5 Star luxury Health Spa or indoor heated pool.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Newmarket on Fergus
Newmarket on Fergus
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle

Day 2: Shannon - Killarney

Your drive from Shannon area to Killarney should take approximately 2 hours. Upon reaching Killarney, you will get to see the Highlights of The Ring of Kerry as your driver-guide takes in the very best of this magical peninsula in a unique and unforgettable drive through the heart of the National Park. From Killarney and the Muckross Estate the narrow road winds up to Ladies View and Molls Gap where panoramic view of the lakes and distant peaks form a picturesque stop. We continue to explore this region in depth by travelling into the Black Valley where a blanket bog land is still harvested. Finally we ascend at the Gap of Dunloe driving though a magical valley of quintessential Irish beauty. Ending the tour we can make a stop at Kate Kearney's Cottage where the adventitious can end the tour on foot or by horse drawn cart, before returning to Killarney and your accommodation. “In order to give as much flexibility as possible, we have not included entrance fees and these can be paid in person on site”.

Accommodation: Killarney Park (5*)

Welcome to The Killarney Park Hotel Killarney, one of the premier 5 star hotels in this scenic part of Ireland. The warm smile and gentle service after a long days travel aren’t simply things this hotel offers, but rather a reflection of the great staff who work here. The log fire burns brightly, the concierge smiles warmly... your journey is over. The Killarney Park Hotel is situated on its own private grounds. This family owned, luxury hotel in Killarney, is committed to ensuring that every moment will be memorable, relaxing and enjoyable.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Killarney
Killarney
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Killarney Park Hotel
Killarney Park Hotel

Day 3: Killarney

Enjoy a day with your own private chauffeur driven vehicle with knowledgeable driver as you explore the Dingle Peninsula incorporating the Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula is perhaps the most naturally beautiful tour in Ireland. This is due to a staggering combination of wild ocean scenery, ancient relics and a profusion of every sort of colour blossoming in the hedgerows. The Blasket Islands are definitely worth a visit as is the Heritage Centre that explains their story. Also there are wonderful Beehive Huts and a beautiful small church of perfect dimensions at Gallarus. At the end of the day your driver will bring you back to your accommodation. In order to give as much flexibility as possible, we have not included entrance fees and these can be paid in person on site.

Accommodation: Killarney Park (5*)
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  View of the Blasket Islands
View of the Blasket Islands

Day 4: Killarney - Cork

Enjoy your private transfer from Killarney to Cork today. The transfer should take approximately 1.5hours. Your vehicle and driver-guide are at your disposal for the remainder of the day. “In order to give as much flexibility as possible, we have not included entrance fees and these can be paid in person on site”.

Entrance to Blarney Castle. Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. The castle is now a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and battlements. Surrounding the castle are extensive gardens. There are paths touring the grounds with signs pointing out the various attractions such as several natural rock formations. At the top of the castle lies the Stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone. Tourists visiting Blarney Castle may hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence.

Accommodation: Hayfield Manor (5*)

Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork is set within 2 acres of mature gardens, encompassing an oasis of calm within the Cork city in the south west of Ireland. As you make your way up the winding, tree lined path to our welcoming door, let calmness envelope you as Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork becomes your home away from home with luxury leisure facilities. A few minutes from Cork city centre and across from UCC, see why Hayfield Manor remains the premier 5 Star Cork hotel.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cork
Cork
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hayfield Manor Hotel
Hayfield Manor Hotel

Day 5: Cork - Dublin

Continue your adventure as you travel from Cork to Dublin today, taking your time to stop at variuos places of interest enroute. One of the highlights of the day may well include a visit to the wonderful Waterford Crystal facility which has been producing  beautiful decorative and functional glassware for over a century.  Enjoy the scenic views throughout the day as you journey towards the cosmopolitain city of Dublin.  In order to give as much flexibility as possible, we have not included entrance fees and these can be paid in person on site.

Accommodation: Merrion (5*)

The Merrion Hotel is an exclusive Dublin Hotel. The interior is designed using Irish fabrics and antiques to reflect the architecture and original interiors of the Main House. Throughout this luxurious Dublin hotel guests benefit from the latest technology. There is a choice of two restaurants and two bars. A luxurious Spa and swimming pool, six magnificent meeting and private dining rooms, and a private car park complete The Merrion's impressive list of facilities. Over the last eleven years, The Merrion luxury hotel in Dublin City has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities. This hotel has received many prestigious awards and accolades over recent years and hope their guests appreciate what they feel is at the cornerstone of its success - excelling in the art of hospitality.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dublin
Dublin
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Merrion Hotel
Merrion Hotel

Day 6: Dublin

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on a private walking tour of the City of Dublin. Please let your guide know if there are any sights of particular interest to you. In order to give as much flexibility as possible, we have not included entrance fees and these can be paid in person on site.

Spend the afternoon as you wish, perhaps visiting one of the many attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse or the Jameson distillery.

Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s No. 1 Dublin Tourist attraction. The state of the art interactive museum and audio visual exhibition takes one on an incredible journey through the history and making of Guinness and includes some very entertaining advertisements that were used throughout the past fifty years. Finish off your discovery by sipping on a complimentary pint from the birds eye viewing room located at the top of the building and take in the panoramic views of the city and coast.

The Jameson Distillery provides a fascinating visit of its factory and introduces the visitor to the various stages that go in to the process of premium whiskey. At the end of the tour you can sit down and do a tutored vertical tasting of various whiskeys from around the world and you'll be sure to appreciate Jameson's premium whiskey all the more!

Other places of interest in the city include St Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch and Trinity College incorporating The Book of Kells. You may also enjoy Irelands historic and cultural resourses at the world class museums on Kildare Street. There is also excellent shopping on Grafton Street and nearby Nassau Street as well as Dublin's European Style Boulevard of O'Connell Street.

Accommodation: Merrion (5*)
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dublin
Dublin
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Traditional pub facade
Traditional pub facade

Day 7: Dublin

Meet your driver for an airport transfer in a private vehicle.  

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Dromoland Castle (5*): Newmarket on Fergus

With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, the Dromoland Castle Hotel in Ireland was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this Irish 5-star luxury Castle Hotel overlooks its own Championship Golf Course and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surroundings. Seamlessly blending Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries, the Dromoland's tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. Guests can relax under the careful attention of the staff and enjoy an exquisite selection of fine gourmet dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle's 5 Star luxury Health Spa or indoor heated pool.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dromoland Castle - Foyer
Dromoland Castle - Foyer

Killarney Park (5*): Killarney

Welcome to The Killarney Park Hotel Killarney, one of the premier 5 star hotels in this scenic part of Ireland. The warm smile and gentle service after a long days travel aren’t simply things this hotel offers, but rather a reflection of the great staff who work here. The log fire burns brightly, the concierge smiles warmly... your journey is over. The Killarney Park Hotel is situated on its own private grounds. This family owned, luxury hotel in Killarney, is committed to ensuring that every moment will be memorable, relaxing and enjoyable.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Killarney Park Hotel
Killarney Park Hotel

Hayfield Manor (5*): Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork is set within 2 acres of mature gardens, encompassing an oasis of calm within the Cork city in the south west of Ireland. As you make your way up the winding, tree lined path to our welcoming door, let calmness envelope you as Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork becomes your home away from home with luxury leisure facilities. A few minutes from Cork city centre and across from UCC, see why Hayfield Manor remains the premier 5 Star Cork hotel.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hayfield Manor Hotel
Hayfield Manor Hotel

Merrion (5*): Dublin

The Merrion Hotel is an exclusive Dublin Hotel. The interior is designed using Irish fabrics and antiques to reflect the architecture and original interiors of the Main House. Throughout this luxurious Dublin hotel guests benefit from the latest technology. There is a choice of two restaurants and two bars. A luxurious Spa and swimming pool, six magnificent meeting and private dining rooms, and a private car park complete The Merrion's impressive list of facilities. Over the last eleven years, The Merrion luxury hotel in Dublin City has established itself as the epitome of relaxed grandeur, welcoming Dubliners and visitors to the city with stunningly appointed rooms, crackling turf fires and a host of facilities. This hotel has received many prestigious awards and accolades over recent years and hope their guests appreciate what they feel is at the cornerstone of its success - excelling in the art of hospitality.

Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Merrion Hotel
Merrion Hotel
Ring of Kerry & Southern Sights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Merrion Hotel - Guest Room
Merrion Hotel - Guest Room

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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