Traveling in Ireland : Discover the Sunny Southeast

June 24 – July 2, 2022

This itinerary has alternate dates.
If you would prefer to travel in September please let me know!
Email directly to jody@irelandfamilyvacations.com with the subject: September in the Southeast

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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.

Powerscourt House & Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland

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

View the complete itinerary here

Hook Lighthouse, County Wexford, Ireland

Daily Highlights

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.

June 29

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.

June 30

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

July 1

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

July 2

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.

July 3

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

July 4

Midleton Distillery tour & tasting

Tour Cobh, formerly Queenstown, the last port of call for the Titanic

Second night at Actons Hotel in Kinsale

July 5

Blarney Castle

Tour south Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel

Stay at Roundwood House

Group dinner at Roundwood House

July 6

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

July 7

Depart Ireland or choose to continue as a self guided tour

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