Southern Highlights Chauffeur Drive

  • Chauffeur Drive

    Southern Highlights Chauffeur Drive

  • Chauffeur Drive

    Southern Highlights Chauffeur Drive

  • Chauffeur Drive

    Southern Highlights Chauffeur Drive

  • Chauffeur Drive

    Southern Highlights Chauffeur Drive

Tour length

8 days

From

$4,699.00

Your Driver Awaits!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you are chauffeured through some of the most spectacular country-side that the Emerald Isle has to offer. We have handpicked some of the finest country estates, hotels and manors for you to enjoy. The breathtaking surroundings, exceptional service and deluxe accommodation will have you feeling like royalty! Our drivers are true professionals, whose knowledge of Ireland is second to none.  


Why Choose A Chauffeur 
Your comfort is assured on a chauffeur drive vacation. You will miss nothing along the way, as you do not have to concentrate on the driving. Everything is planned and prepared for you. From the moment you clear customs until you leave you are in the hands of a friendly, courteous and knowledgeable driver/guide, dedicated to just you. Departures any day—year round. 

Southern Highlights 
Dublin is an intimate city that combines stylish Georgian architecture, wrought iron bridges, and fine theatres with more than 1,000 pubs. Travelling southward along the coastline through Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, you may wish to visit the early Christian settlement of Glendalough, medieval Kilkenny or Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. You may kiss the stone of eloquence at famous Blarney Castle,
and drive the dramatic landscapes of the unforgettable Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. The picturesque village of Adare is known as Ireland’s prettiest village, where thatched cottages line the road.


Custom Touring ~ Have something different in mind?  We can design your own custom tour of any length, visiting the sights & places you choose.  Please contact us for a quote.

Itinerary


Day

1

Arrival

Arrive in Dublin airport where you are met and assisted to the awaiting car by your friendly Irish driver and guide.  Transfer direct to your pre-booked hotel.

THE CHARM OF DUBLIN
Intimate as a village, sophisticated as a metropolis and friendly as a pub, the capital of Ireland is a centre of infinite interest and variety. Monuments in literature and stone mark the history, writers, poets and people of Dublin. Mediaeval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly, bustling port which can boast literary giants such as Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and O’Casey as native sons. Spawned by the need to ford the River Liffey, fortified by the Danes, developed by the Normans, adorned with fine buildings by the Anglo—Irish, the city has grown in stature and elegance over the centuries.

Overnight - Gresham Hotel, Dublin


Day

2

Dublin

A hearty Irish breakfast in your hotel and then you are free to explore Dublin’s ‘Fair City’ on your own.  A Dublin Bus Hop on / Hop off ticket is an easy way to do this.  Fine museums and galleries chronicle the long and colorful heritage of this city. Fashion shops and boutiques rival the best in Europe. The theatres and concert halls attract prestigious national and international artists, while the pubs buzz with traditional entertainment, cabaret, jazz sessions and, of course, friendly and exuberant Dubliners.

Overnight - Gresham Hotel, Dublin


Day

3

Waterford

Leaving Dublin, visit the Irish National Stud and Horse Museum in Kildare. Afterwards, visit Kilkenny town before arriving in Waterford.

THE SUNNY SOUTH EAST
This region is well known for its sunny climate and its seaside resorts. There are many fine sandy beaches and coves to be sampled along the coastline from Wexford to Waterford.
Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”, lies to the south of Dublin. Its hills, valleys, mansions and gardens make it a county of fascinating variety and beauty. The 6th century early Christian settlement at Glendalough is of outstanding historical interest and great beauty.
Wexford was one of Ireland’s first Viking settlements. The countryside here is lovely, with gentle rolling hills, beautiful valleys and coastline. The memorial to Commodore John Barry recalls its maritime past, “Father of the American Navy
Waterford, another Viking town on the River Suir, features 11th century Reginald’s Tower, mediaeval churches, a spacious 18th century mall and is the home of Waterford Glass, the much prized, internationally known cut crystal. County Waterford has an exciting coastline, lovely beaches and the scenically beautiful Comeragh Mountains.
Kilkenny’s mediaeval heritage gives this beautiful city, dominated by the 17th century former Butler Castle, a unique atmosphere. Conducted walking tours will take you to many finely preserved buildings and Kilkenny Design Workshops. The 12th century Cistercian Abbey at Jerpoint, near Thomastown is a must for visitors as is the picturesque village of Inistioge and the beautiful Nore valley.

Overnight - Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford


Day

4

Cork

Today you travel west to the Kingdom of Kerry along the south coast via Midleton, Cobh, Cork City and the village of Blarney where you can gain the ‘gift of eloquence.

Cork is Ireland’s ‘capital’ of the south. Founded by St. Finbarr in the late 6th century, it was later settled by the Vikings and became a thriving port at the mouth of The River Lee. Cork is a hilly city, watched over on the north side by St. Ann’s Church, Shandon, with its magnificent chime of bells. The River Lee adds its own special enchantment, creating two islands in the centre of the city, many quaint backwaters and the excuse for lots of bridges.
The coastal and Blackwater Valley routes from Cork westward offers some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in Europe. Imposing green—clad hills and mountains in haphazard perfection flank the sheltered harbours and villages. Along the route are colourful villages with lyrical names like Ballydehob, Skibbereen and Glengarriff.

Overnight - Great Southern Hotel, Killarney


Day

5

Ring of Kerry

A full day to explore the magnificent scenery of Kerry including the Lakes of Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, or Dingle. 

The Ring of Kerry, a 160 km route around the Iveragh Peninsula, is one the great scenic drives. This route, an amazing mixture of rugged mountains, winding valleys and dramatic seascapes, begins and ends in Killarney. Famed in song and story, the Lakes of Killarney live up to expectations.

Overnight - Great Southern Hotel, Killarney


Day

6

Dingle Peninsula

A full day to explore the Dingle Peninsula, another natural wonder of this part of the world. The dramatic mountains sweep down to golden beaches and stark rocks. The green of the hills in contrast with the wildness of the scenes make Dingle an enchanted place. Dingle is a native Gaelic speaking area and the lilt of this ancient tongue adds an extra element of mystery to this hauntingly beautiful place.

Overnight - Great Southern Hotel, Killarney


Day

7

Shannonside

Today you journey north to the Shannon region. Take a tour of Limerick with its turbulent past and the evidence of this is seen in King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Bunratty Castle and Folk park are also worth a visit.

HISTORIC SHANNONSIDE
Kerry’s dramatic scenery gives way to the rich pastoral lands of the Golden Vale and the Shannon Estuary. Ireland’s prettiest village, Adare, is on the road to Limerick. Here thatched cottages line the main Street and a wayside inn offers comfort to the passer—by. Limerick has had a turbulent past and the evidence of this is seen in King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone.
In stark contrast to the lush pasturelands of the Golden Vale is the county of Clare to the south of Galway Bay. Here the flat landscape extends west where it forms a natural wonder at the Cliffs of Moher. They stand on the edge of Ireland with the Atlantic crashing on the rocks 700 feet below. A few miles from the coast is one of the strangest landscapes in Ireland, the Burren. This windswept and stark plateau holds many secrets. There are fascinating Neolithic tombs called dolmens. Concealed in the figures of the rocks are some of the most exotic flora and fauna that lure botanists from around the world. The great entertainment centre of the area is at Bunratty. Here mediaeval banquets are held in the Castle and traditional evenings of food, singing and dancing are held in a thatched cottage in the Bunratty Folk Park.

Lough Derg is Ireland’s pleasure lake. It is the largest of the Shannon’s lakes and is almost an inland sea. It is renowned for game and course fishing, boating, sailing, windsurfing and skiing.

Overnight - Dromoland Castle, Clare


Day

8

Return to Dublin

Sadly all good things must come to an end.

NOTE: -  This itinerary is a suggestion only.  It may not be possible to include all areas / places mentioned.  


Availability

Room Type Twin2 x Twin3 x Twin
Jan 1-Mar 31$4699.00$3099.00$2649.00
Apr 1-Apr 30$4899.00$3399.00$2949.00
May 1-May 31$5199.00$3699.00$3249.00
Jun 1-Jun 30$5299.00$3799.00$3299.00
Jul 1-Aug 31$5599.00$3999.00$3499.00
Sep 1-Sep 30$5299.00$3799.00$3299.00
Oct 1-Oct 31$4899.00$3399.00$2949.00
Nov 1-Dec 7$4699.00$3099.00$2649.00

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian Dollars.
Note: Easter and Christmas supplements may apply.
EXCLUDES: Lunch/ Dinner/ Admission to attractions and gratuity to driver/ Any ferry crossings (if applicable)
Maximum 1 large suitcase per person vehicle capacity.
Subject to availability.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin
  • Wicklow Mountains
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cork City & the English Market
  • Blarney Castle, Kinsale & Cobh
  • West Cork
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Adare & Limerick City
  • Bunratty Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cahir Castle
  • Rock of Cashel

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights pre-booked accommodation in First Class Hotels and Manors
  • Private chauffeur transfer to your Dublin Hotel
  • 5 day private chauffeured tour of Ireland with knowledgeable guide (Maximum of 240km/8 hours per day)
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Touring map of Ireland
  • "Glimpse of Ireland" discount booklet
  • Ireland Travel Guide—with information, highlights and other travel tips!

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