June 24 – July 2, 2022
This itinerary has alternate dates.
If you would prefer to travel in September please let me know!
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Castles & country houses… Walled garden strolls & dramatic cliff walks… Historic sites of Titanic proportions & hidden places to seek out…
Few tourists venture into Ireland's ‘Sunny Southeast', an area of incredible history, amazing scenery, and astounding adventure.
Beginning in the lush garden county of Wicklow we will cling to the coast as we venture toward Ireland's most southerly point, before turning back toward Dublin, rambling through the bucolic Irish countryside.
Highlights of the Sunny Southeast Tour
- Small, intimate group- only 10 to 12 people
- 8 Nights Accommodations
- Daily Breakfast
- 1 Afternoon Tea
- 2 Group Dinners
- 1 OPW Heritage Card Per Person
- Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall, Glendalough, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Midleton Distillery, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Lismore Castle Gardens, Irish National Heritage Museum
- Luxury Touring Vehicle
- Private Driver Guide
- Complimentary Concierge Service
- Private Facebook group for attendees
- Personal recommendations and planning advice from me!
Tour price does not include airfare
Please note: this tour does not include Dublin as the city is easily toured without a guide. It is recommended that you visit prior to the beginning of the tour if you wish to include the city in your trip.
Visit Powerscourt Estate, Gardens & Waterfall
An indulgent afternoon tea at Brooklodge Hotel
Stay at Brooklodge Hotel in Macreddin Village
Enjoy Macreddin Village this evening. Pamper yourself in the spa, enjoy the flavors of the Food Village, or take in the ‘garden county' with a local walk.
Highlights of Wicklow including the Sally Gap and Glendalough
Tour the mill at Avoca Handweavers – plus time to shop and enjoy lunch
Dunbrody Famine Ship tour
First night at Dunbrody County House
Tour Hook Head Lighthouse (the oldest working lighthouse in the world)
Tours of Tinturn Abbey & Dunbrody Abbey (the hedge maze here is so fun!)
Visit Irish National Heritage Park
Second night at Dunbrody House
Group dinner/ experience at Dunbrody House
Enjoy the Day Your Way!
Option 1: Guided touring through the Copper Coast with a walk along the Waterford Greenway
Option 2: Bike the Waterford Greenway
Option 3: Morning tour or cycling with afternoon seaweed bath experience
Stay at Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore
Optional: Join Jody for a hike along the Ardmore Cliff Walk. Visit the holy well, round tower, and monastery.
Late departure time means you can enjoy the beautiful beach, pamper yourself with a Peat or Seaweed Bath, or just relax and enjoy the amazing views from the hotel.
Touring the Vee
Lismore Castle Gardens
First night at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Midleton Distillery tour & tasting
Tour Cobh, formerly Queenstown, the last port of call for the Titanic
Second night at Actons Hotel in Kinsale
Tour south Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel
Stay at Roundwood House
Group dinner at Roundwood House
Private touring as we make our way back to Dublin including the Rock of Dunamase
Visit the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
Stay Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
Depart Ireland or choose to continue as a self guided tour
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