South of Ireland Garden Tour
When people step foot in Ireland, one common reaction abounds: ‘I can’t believe it’s so green’. Makes sense then, that the island also has some of the most amazing gardens. Our itinerary moves around quite a few counties in the south east and west of the island. Accommodation and amenities throughout these areas are fine-tuned for either groups or individuals.
This is a looped/circular tour that begins and ends in Dublin City. Dublin is easily accessed by its international airport or by ferry to Dublin or Dun Laoghaire ports. Additionally, the gardens are happily accessible from Rosslare Port in Wexford.
Perfect Time To Go
April - September
Number Of Nights
Arrive into Dublin Airport and collect rental car. Visit the Irish National Stud, their Japanese Gardens are renowned throughout the world as the finest of their kind in Europe. Overnight Dublin.
Breakfast in hotel, check out and travel to Huntington Castle and Gardens, County Carlow. There’s a regal air about Huntington Castle’s gardens. Immaculate lawns are drawn along mathematical lines, while manicured topiary is matched by classical sculpture. Visit the Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary. Overnight Cork.
Breakfast in the hotel and then visit Lisselan Gardens, West Cork. Classical statuary, a healthy scattering of daffodils and camellias blooming from late spring set Lisselan apart as something unique. Head to Fota Gardens and Arboretum. Fota House offers visitors an intimate look at how life was lived in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry. Also visit the fascinating award-winning Victorian Working Garden which has been brought back to life. This includes the beautiful orchard, pit houses and working glasshouses. Overnight Cork.
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and travel to Killarney National Park where you will visit Killarney House and Gardens and Ross Castle. The Rhododendron flowers that coddles Muckross House in Killarney National Park is in fact a weed, but as you watch its pink march up the surrounding mountains you simply won’t care. Killarney House and Gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and take in the beauty of the gardens. Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park. Overnight Killarney.
Breakfast in the hotel then take a tour of the Ring of Kerry. A circular scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Its 179km-long and takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes and rural seaside villages. Overnight Killarney.
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and enjoy sightseeing enroute to Galway. Overnight Galway.
Breakfast in the hotel then visit Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens in Connemara National Park.
Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Travel to Shannon Airport and return the rental car before catching your flight home.
We can custom build this tour to suit your needs and budget.
Sample itinerary to include:
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast Daily
- Various entry fees
- Automatic MPV for 4 people
- VAT @ 20%