Southern Gems CIE Tours International

Southern Gems

This 7-Day Southern Gems tour from Dublin to Shannon lets you explore the highlights of Southern Ireland. Explore Dublin’s top attractions including a visit to the Dublin Castle. Visit the fishing town of Kinsale. Stop in the bustling and friendly town of Killarney. Take a beautiful drive along the Slea Head Loop on the Dingle peninsula. View the soaring Cliffs of Moher and enjoy a medieval style banquet with traditional songs and stories.


7 Daysfr. $2,045

  • A panoramic tour of Dublin
  • A visit to Dublin Castle
  • A welcome drink with the group
  • A Hop-On Hop-Off tour of Dublin
  • A dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub
  • A visit to Blarney Castle
  • A walking tour of Kinsale
  • A visit to Killarney
  • A drive along the Slea Head Loop on the Dingle peninsula
  • A visit to the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands
  • A visit to Murphy's Ice Cream in Dingle to taste their distinctive flavors like Irish Orange Marmalade, Brown Bread or Dingle Gin
  • A visit to the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum
  • A drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean
  • A medieval style banquet in a castle with traditional songs and stories
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 4 dinners
  • The Gibson Hotel in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Actons Hotel in Kinsale (1 night)
  • Dingle Skellig Hotel in Dingle (2 nights)
  • Oakwood Hotel in Shannon (1 night)

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Experience a panoramic tour of the city, then visit Dublin Castle for a guided tour. Learn how the castle was the seat of power in Ireland for many centuries, and see the State Apartments, used today for official ceremonies and Presidential inaugurations.

Enjoy a Welcome drink with your group before enjoying an evening free to dine as you wish.

The Gibson Hotel

DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Tour Dublin independently on a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Plus choose a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum or the GPO Museum.

Join your group in the evening for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Gibson Hotel

BLARNEY CASTLE Location Information Description

Blarney, Ireland

Travel to Blarney Castle; climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone or enjoy the gardens.

KINSALE Location Information Description

Kinsale, Ireland

Go to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now known for art galleries and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a fascinating walk around its historic streets, once besieged by the Spanish Armada, before dinner in your hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Actons Hotel

KILLARNEY Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Savor your morning in Kinsale; stroll along the scenic harbor or relax at your hotel before heading west. Stop in the bustling and friendly town of Killarney, where you will have free time to explore.

DINGLE Location Information Description

Dingle, Ireland

Next visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Continue on to Dingle, where you will dine in your hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Dingle Skellig Hotel

DINGLE PENINSULA Location Information Description

Dingle, Ireland

Set out on the Slea Head Loop one of Ireland's most beautiful drives, through scenic ocean and mountain vistas. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, visible off the coast. Abandoned in 1954, they were once a lively outpost of traditional culture and language.

Return to Dingle and visit Murphy's Ice Cream; taste their distinctive flavors like Irish Orange Marmalade, Brown Bread or Dingle Gin. Take the rest of the day to wander and dine as you wish in this quaint seaside village.

Breakfast

Dingle Skellig Hotel

CLIFFS OF MOHER Location Information Description

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Visit the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, which recalls how a small village became one of the world's greatest hubs for air travel in the 1930's and 1940's. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.

SHANNON Location Information Description

Shannon, Ireland

In the evening head to a castle for a medieval style banquet with traditional songs and stories.

Breakfast, Dinner

Oakwood Hotel

TOUR ENDS IN SHANNON Location Information Description

Shannon, Ireland

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% per person
  • 15 - 8 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 90% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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