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From Dublin, take in the best of the eastern coast of the Republic of Ireland on this 3-day group tour. See the island castle of Cahir and medieval Blarney Castle. Visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasty tipple and journey along the rugged coastline to Kinsale. See the Titanic's final port of call at Cobh, wander Waterford's Viking Triangle and spend a night in Kilkenny.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Blarney Castle - Explore the famous castle grounds and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence!
Cobh - Wander the pretty port town, which was the final stop of the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage
Jameson Whiskey Distillery - Learn about the origins of Ireland's most famous tipple and have a taste of some of the country's finest
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Pass through rugged mountain scenery and walk to the 6th century monastery of Glendalough

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Entry to Jameson Whiskey Distillery
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Castles & whiskey

Dublin - Cahir - Blarney Castle - Kinsale. Welcome to Ireland! Leaving Dublin, we head south to Cork, passing through the verdant farming counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Our first destination is the historic town of Cahir, home to a magnificent castle set on an island in the River Suir. Moving on to Blarney, situated on the outskirts of Cork, you'll have ample time to explore the castle grounds and take a leisurely walk through the woods. For the adventurous, there's the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and gain the renowned gift of eloquence.

Next, we visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, where we learn about the origins of the drink, the distillation process and even sample a taste for ourselves. In the afternoon, soak in the stunning coastline while en route to the charming fishing village of Kinsale, where we spend the night. The town boasts lively pubs, a wide range of local eateries, and a vibrant atmosphere, which can be enjoyed during your free time as you wander the delightful narrow streets lined with brightly coloured houses.

Please note: Check-in for this tour closes at 07:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Accommodation: Friars Lodge B&B, White House or similar
Overnight: Kinsale

Day 2

Cobh, Copper Coast, Waterford & Kilkenny

Kinsale - Cobh - Waterford - Kilkenny. In the morning, we depart Kinsale and head towards Cobh, a historic port town. It is well known for being the last stop of the Titanic on its maiden voyage, which ended in tragedy.

Continuing, we travel along the Copper Coast, a UNESCO-listed Geopark renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich histories. Your journey ends at Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, which was built by the Vikings during the 9th century. You can visit the Waterford Crystal factory to appreciate the exceptional craftsmanship, explore the fascinating museums or stroll around the Viking Triangle. Later in the day, we drive to Kilkenny, a bustling town with a thriving restaurant and pub scene. Spend the evening here to experience the warmth and hospitality that earned it the title of Ireland's friendliest city.

Accommodation: Bregah House, Bridge View B&B or similar
Overnight: Kilkenny  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Kilkenny - Wicklow Mountains National Park - Dublin. This morning, there is free time for you to explore the various attractions that Kilkenny has to offer. It's then time to climb aboard the bus as we journey north towards the Wicklow Mountains to admire the impressive steep granite cliffs in the national park.

The winding pathways of Wicklow Mountains National Park will take us to the awe-inspiring 6th century monastery located in Glendalough, presenting an opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the lush natural surroundings and the monastery's iconic round tower. The next leg of our journey involves travelling through the national park's central region, crossing the renowned Sally Gap and heading back to Dublin.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
25 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
29 Jul - 31 Jul 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
05 Aug - 07 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
08 Aug - 10 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
12 Aug - 14 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
15 Aug - 17 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
22 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
26 Aug - 28 Aug 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
05 Sep - 07 Sep 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
09 Sep - 11 Sep 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
12 Sep - 14 Sep 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
19 Sep - 21 Sep 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
30 Sep - 02 Oct 25% off
£805
£604
£1,005
£754
03 Oct - 05 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
07 Oct - 09 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
10 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
14 Oct - 16 Oct 25% off G
£765
£574
£955
£716
17 Oct - 19 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
21 Oct - 23 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
24 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
28 Oct - 30 Oct 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
31 Oct - 02 Nov 25% off
£765
£574
£955
£716
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
03 Apr - 05 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
07 Apr - 09 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
10 Apr - 12 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
14 Apr - 16 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
17 Apr - 19 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
21 Apr - 23 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
24 Apr - 26 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
28 Apr - 30 Apr 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
01 May - 03 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
05 May - 07 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
08 May - 10 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
12 May - 14 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
15 May - 17 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
19 May - 21 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
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22 May - 24 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
26 May - 28 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
29 May - 31 May 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
02 Jun - 04 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
05 Jun - 07 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
09 Jun - 11 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
12 Jun - 14 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
16 Jun - 18 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
19 Jun - 21 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
23 Jun - 25 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
26 Jun - 28 Jun 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
30 Jun - 02 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
03 Jul - 05 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
07 Jul - 09 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
10 Jul - 12 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
14 Jul - 16 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
17 Jul - 19 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
21 Jul - 23 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
24 Jul - 26 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
28 Jul - 30 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
31 Jul - 02 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
04 Aug - 06 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
07 Aug - 09 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
11 Aug - 13 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
14 Aug - 16 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
18 Aug - 20 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
21 Aug - 23 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
25 Aug - 27 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
28 Aug - 30 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
01 Sep - 03 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
04 Sep - 06 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
08 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
11 Sep - 13 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
15 Sep - 17 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
18 Sep - 20 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
22 Sep - 24 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
25 Sep - 27 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
29 Sep - 01 Oct 25% off
£895
£671
£1,115
£836
02 Oct - 04 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
06 Oct - 08 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
09 Oct - 11 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
13 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
16 Oct - 18 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
20 Oct - 22 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
23 Oct - 25 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
27 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799
30 Oct - 01 Nov 25% off
£845
£634
£1,065
£799

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Kilkenny

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
25 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
29 Jul - 31 Jul 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
05 Aug - 07 Aug 25% off G
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
08 Aug - 10 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
12 Aug - 14 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
15 Aug - 17 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
22 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
26 Aug - 28 Aug 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
05 Sep - 07 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
09 Sep - 11 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
12 Sep - 14 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
19 Sep - 21 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
23 Sep - 25 Sep 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
30 Sep - 02 Oct 25% off
£895
£671
£1,155
£866
03 Oct - 05 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
07 Oct - 09 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
10 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
14 Oct - 16 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
17 Oct - 19 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
21 Oct - 23 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
24 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
28 Oct - 30 Oct 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
31 Oct - 02 Nov 25% off
£855
£641
£1,115
£836
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
03 Apr - 05 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
07 Apr - 09 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
10 Apr - 12 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
14 Apr - 16 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
17 Apr - 19 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
21 Apr - 23 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
24 Apr - 26 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
28 Apr - 30 Apr 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
01 May - 03 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
05 May - 07 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
08 May - 10 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
12 May - 14 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
15 May - 17 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
19 May - 21 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
22 May - 24 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
26 May - 28 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
29 May - 31 May 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
02 Jun - 04 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
05 Jun - 07 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
09 Jun - 11 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
12 Jun - 14 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
16 Jun - 18 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
19 Jun - 21 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
23 Jun - 25 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
26 Jun - 28 Jun 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
30 Jun - 02 Jul 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
03 Jul - 05 Jul 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
07 Jul - 09 Jul 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
10 Jul - 12 Jul 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
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£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
17 Jul - 19 Jul 25% off
£1,025
£769
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£769
£1,325
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£1,325
£994
31 Jul - 02 Aug 25% off
£1,025
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£994
04 Aug - 06 Aug 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
07 Aug - 09 Aug 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
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11 Aug - 13 Aug 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
14 Aug - 16 Aug 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
18 Aug - 20 Aug 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
21 Aug - 23 Aug 25% off
£1,025
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£994
25 Aug - 27 Aug 25% off
£1,025
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£1,025
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£994
01 Sep - 03 Sep 25% off
£1,025
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£1,325
£994
04 Sep - 06 Sep 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
08 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off
£1,025
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£1,325
£994
11 Sep - 13 Sep 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
15 Sep - 17 Sep 25% off
£1,025
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18 Sep - 20 Sep 25% off
£1,025
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22 Sep - 24 Sep 25% off
£1,025
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25 Sep - 27 Sep 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
29 Sep - 01 Oct 25% off
£1,025
£769
£1,325
£994
02 Oct - 04 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
06 Oct - 08 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
09 Oct - 11 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
13 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
16 Oct - 18 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
20 Oct - 22 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
23 Oct - 25 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
27 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956
30 Oct - 01 Nov 25% off
£975
£731
£1,275
£956

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Mondays & Thursdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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