Ireland: Heart and Soul

18th - 25th August 2015
Ireland

Highlights

  • Guided tour of City of Dublin
  • Visiting the famous Temple Bar and pulling your own pint of Guinness
  • The magical Irish countryside
  • Medieval Blarney Castle
  • Charming town of Cork

What's Included

  • Flights and transfers from the UK
  • 3* accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Specified excursions
  • Services of a local tour guide
  • Services of a Socialeyes Tour Manager

Excursions

  • Tour of Dublin
  • Tour from Dublin to Killarney
  • Tour of the Ring of Kerry
  • Guinness Storehouse (Optional)
  • Tour of Cork and Blarney Castle (Optional)
  • Jaunting car trip (Optional)

Socialeyes invites you to experience the unmistakable warmth and many-sided cultural delights of the wonderful Emerald Isle! Ireland is a thriving melting pot of the finest features, flavours, rhythms, legends and scenic charm. The city of Dublin makes a lasting and positive impression upon every visitor, with its history, legends and many fascinating attractions. But then we head South, through the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of County Kerry and then on to explore the atmospheric magic of Killarney. Be warned... Ireland is sure to capture your heart... forever!.

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Day 1: Tuesday 18th August
Transfer from Dublin Airport to our hotel.
Overnight in Dublin

Day 2: Wednesday 19th August
We spend the day exploring Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland and recently voted the friendliest city in Europe.
As our walking tour reveals, there's seemingly no end to the attractions this city has to offer, from architectural gems such as Dublin Castle and Trinity College (the oldest university in Ireland), to the Guinness Storehouse, and a chance to enjoy a pint of the legendary 'black stuff' in the Gravity Bar, which offers a panoramic view of the city. At night, we can wander in the Temple Bar area with its narrow, cobbled streets and enjoy the world famous hospitality that's to be found in the many bars, restaurants and traditional Irish pubs.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Dublin

Day 3: Thursday 20th August
Dublin to Killarney
Today we travel from Dublin through the beautifully lush Irish countryside to historic and picturesque Killarney, situated deep in the heart of south-western Ireland. This is a popular and thriving cultural centre where the sounds of music and laughter can be heard filling the air, seven days a week.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Killarney

Day 4: Friday 21st August
This is a free day to relax and explore.
We recommend a leisurely horse-drawn 'jaunting car' ride which takes in the delights of the beautiful, 26,000 acre Killarney National Parkland and Lakes.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Killarney

Day 5: Saturday 22nd August
Today is a full day spent touring the 'Ring of Kerry', a 170km (106 mile) circular scenic route through south-western Ireland.
Beginning in Killarney, our journey takes us via the Iveragh Peninsula (the largest in south-west Ireland), to Ross Castle (the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan) and then to Killarney National Park, the oldest in Ireland. This fine series of locations demonstrates just how delightful a combination nature, history and human endeavour can be.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Killarney

Day 6: Sunday 23rd August
Today we have the option to join a full day excursion to Blarney Castle and Cork.
Blarney Castle is a medieval architectural delight dating back to the year 1200 AD. It was destroyed in 1446 and subsequently rebuilt by the then King of Munster. At the top of the castle is the world-famous Stone of Eloquence, better known as the 'Blarney Stone', which supposedly grants the gift of eloquence to anyone who kisses its stone surface upside-down! Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is home to memorable features such as the beautiful Shandon Steeple and St Mary's and St Finbarre's Cathedral. Cork, making its unique atmosphere and thriving townscape an essential feature on any trip to Ireland.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Killarney

Day 7: Monday 24th August
This is a free day to relax and explore.
Killarney and nearby Kerry are blessed with some exceptional natural features, including the popular Muckross Gardens, the unique grounds of Dunloe Castle Hotel and the beautiful Italian Garden on Garnish Island, near Glengarrif. For those in search of something a little more adventurous, there's the fairly long and challenging walk over the memorable MacGillycuddy's Reeks, the picturesque mountain range which incorporates Ireland's highest peaks. This evening, join the group for a farewell get-together over dinner and drinks.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Killarney

Day 8: Tuesday 25th August
Today we must reluctantly transfer back to Dublin for our return flight.
Breakfast Included.

It's easy to see why this ancient land of Celtic culture, custom and creativity continues to win the hearts and minds of visitors from all parts of the globe with its truly irresistible blend of scenic beauty, unique character and the legendary warmth of it's welcome...
and when it's time to say farewell, Ireland just smiles, because it knows you'll be back!

UK Travellers from £699 per
person
Including flights & transfers

Non-UK Travellers from £599 per
person
Excluding flights & transfers

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