Corners of Southern Ireland

April 15 – 22, 2023

This easy paced small group tour is unique to us, traveling in smaller luxury mini-coaches we are able to get into places where others cannot. From emerald green waters to majestic castles, Ireland is synonymous with heart, music and tradition. You’ll experience all that the Emerald Isle has to offer, from the staggering Cliffs of Moher to the 800-year-old Kilkenny Castle to the intriguing Ring of Kerry. Views of spellbinding scenery. Stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages. Ancient castles steeped in history, and country inns full of character. The further we go into Southern Ireland’s enchanting landscapes, the deeper you’ll fall under its spell!

Details & Pricing

Tour Price from $3995 CAD per person tour only based on shared occupancy.

Flights are additional and can be arranged for a service fee. This service is recommended to ensure a seamless experience for you.

You must purchase Trip Cancellation / Cancel for any Reason insurance and Emergency health insurance at the time of deposit. Please ask for a quote.

Min group size: 12
Max group size: 18

This will be a fully guided tour by Marlain Wietzes, from Toronto.

Meals Included: 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners

Accommodation included: 7 nights based on twin occupancy. If you are traveling solo we will match you up with a roommate. If you prefer your own room, please inquire about the single supplement.

Included extras that are specific to a chicktrips tour could include things like professional photography, guidebooks, pillow gifts or spa certificates.


  • Private tour of the Irish National Stud
  • Rugged Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Performance of Irish music and Celtic Steps concert
  • Molly Gallivan’s cottage
  • Walking tour of Kinsale
  • Waterford

Terms & Conditions

Deposit of $500 CAD is required to confirm your space. At this time you will also be required to purchase trip cancellation /cancel for any reason coverage.

Cancellation more than 60 days prior to departure results in a loss of deposit.

Cancellation between 31 – 59 days will result in 50% of tour fees non-refundable.

Cancellation within 30 days of departure is non-refundable.

Let’s Connect


Day 1: Dublin

Chances are we have traveled together from Toronto and arrangements will be made to transfer us to our hotel. For anyone who has traveled to Dublin on their own, you will have the opportunity to meet the rest of the group. You will be given a notebook to journal/doodle, now is a great time to set your intention for the trip. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

Accommodation: The Iveagh Garden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Dublin – Kildare – Ennis

After breakfast, we’ll hit the road to our first stop: County Kildare, where we’ve an appointment with the Irish National Stud. After being treated to a private tour and the chance to explore the fascinating museum, we’ll move on to the award-winning gardens of Birr Castle Demesne. Take some time to wander around the grounds and admire the awe-inspiring science and engineering that has been invested in creating such a unique residence. This evening will see us checking into our hotel in Ennis, where we’ll enjoy some free time to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Ennis – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

First today: an orientation tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, where we’ll hear enthralling myths, mysteries and tales of rebellions and riots. Then: prepare to be amazed by the rugged natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. The keen-eyed among us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin or two. After an invigorating afternoon, we’ll travel across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney: the gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry.

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney

This morning will see us begin our journey around the awe-inspiring Ring of Kerry. Our first stop of the day: the Skellig Experience, where we’ll gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the early Christian monks that once broke bread at the Skellig Michael monastery. A real treat is in store upon our return to Killarney – where we’ll enjoy a performance of traditional Irish music and dance at a Celtic Steps concert.

Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Killarney – Kenmare – Kinsale

This morning we’ll make our way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming rustic farmhouse. But there’s more to it than first meets the eye! More than 200 years ago, Mrs Gallivan supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey – and her home was, in fact, a clandestine pub. We’ll learn stories of the enterprising Mrs Gallivan’s antics before travelling onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cozy pubs and brightly coloured houses await us.

Accommodation: Actons Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Kinsale

The cobbled streets that curve around Kinsale’s pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll spend this morning on a walking tour with a local guide. Bearings established, you’ll be free to seek out the town’s hidden treasures at your own pace. Hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland – we recommend selecting a local restaurant for dinner to savour some delicious cuisine from the surrounding region.

Accommodation: Actons Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Kinsale – Waterford

This morning we’ll move on to the charming waterfront town of Cobh. Interestingly, Cobh was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic – and you’ll notice poignant markers of this as you make your way around. Later, we’ll continue to Waterford. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city – with over 1,000 years’ worth of history to explore. Gain a fascinating insight into how the city’s famed crystal is made before we reconvene for tonight’s final meal with the group.

Accommodation: Faithlegg Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Waterford – Dublin

After breakfast, we’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where we’ll say our goodbyes.

We will make sure you get to the airport for your onward destination, whether that’s home or an extended stay in Ireland or elsewhere in UK or Europe.

Meals: Breakfast