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Southern Elegance

Southern Elegance Tour of Ireland - Chauffeur Driven Guided Tours

Sit back and enjoy luxurious Ireland accommodations while visiting Ireland with your own personal car and tour guide driver.

Hammond Tours is proud to offer this exciting tour of Ireland that takes you from Shannon to Dublin and back allows you to enjoy the beauty, romance and culture of Ireland every mile in between.

Southern Elegance and other Signature Tours are suggested itineraries for you and your travel group. Have a specific destination in mind? Let John and Michele know what you want to do on your Ireland vacation and they will make it happen!

Day 1
Depart from USA for overnight flight to Ireland.

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Day 2 – Shannon-Adare, Ireland
Upon arrival at Shannon Airport, you will be welcomed by our professional staff and introduced to your Irish driver/guide. We make our way via Private Transfer to the town of Adare, which has been voted “The Prettiest Town in Ireland”.  We then arrive at Adare Manor, a five-star property, dating back to 1464. It stands at the northern end of Adare town and boasts deluxe amenities with authentic charm. This evening we have an opportunity to experience the five-star dining at this one of the “Leading Hotels of the World.”  Welcome dinner and overnight at Adare Manor.

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Day 3 – Adare-Killarney, Ireland
We enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast this morning before we travel south to Killarney, in County Kerry. This town is a lively hub of activity with many restaurants and singing pubs. Upon arrival we enjoy a tour through Killarney National Park & Muckross House Estates. Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes.  After our visit we are dropped off at our hotel, the Killarney Park Hotel. This deluxe five-star property is situated in the heart of Killarney. Overnight at the Killarney Park Hotel.

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Day 4 – Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
After breakfast, experience the true beauty of Ireland on this full day tour to the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula.  Traveling via Tralee and The Slieve Mish Mountains we will stop in the sleeping fishing village of Dingle before heading out to see Slea Head and the ominous views of The Blasket Islands With its 12th century Bee Hive Huts, its ominous views of the Blasket Island originally home to Irish Monks, we have been told by many travelers that the awe inspiring beauty of this particular area has left them with a truly spiritual feeling.. Suggested lunch stop in Dingle is Maria DeBraae, right on the main street, Dingle.   Tonight enjoy many of the local restaurants Killarney has to offer.  Overnight in Killarney at the Killarney Park Hotel.

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Day 5 – Killarney-Blarney-Cork, Ireland
Breakfast is followed by a leisurely departure from Killarney where many new friends have been made.  Our journey takes us east over the Kerry and Cork Mountains to Macroom where we pause for a short visit.     Our next stop, the picturesque town of Blarney, is the home of Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone, which legend has it bequeaths the “gift of eloquence” to all who kiss it. Time to shop at the historical woolen mills or stop in Christy’s Pub for a Pint!  We depart Blarney and travel to Cork City. Driving into Cork City, we are treated to a panoramic tour before reaching our final destination, the five-star Hayfield Manor. Overnight at the Hayfield Manor.

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Day 6 – Cork-Cashel-Kildare-Dublin, Ireland.
We depart Cork after breakfast traveling northeast. We stop for a photo opportunity in County Tipperary at the historic Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is a stone fort poised 200 feet above the town. Built in the 5th century, it is said to be the site where St. Patrick illustrated the sacred trinity to the Kings of Munster using the modest shamrock. It is on through Kildare, home of the famous Irish National Stud, where horse breeding and racing is an art.  Our final stop today is Dublin. This time is on our own to explore all the shops and pubs via the famous pedestrian walkways.  Overnight Dublin at the Shelbourne Hotel.

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Day 7 – Dublin, Ireland
Today you tour the town of Dublin on your ownI would suggest a Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Pass.  You will be sure to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral where writer Jonathan Swift gave his sermons, The G.P.O. on O’Connell Street scene of the 1916 Easter Uprising where the bullet holes still remain to this day.  Drive through famous Phoenix Park where the Pope said Mass in late 70’s and finally Trinity College to view the 8th century manuscripts, The Book of Kells, still preserved as they were when the Monks produced them all those centuries ago.  Why not visit Guinness Storehouse for a peek at the makings of this world famous brew.   Make sure to visit Dublin’s oldest Pub this afternoon, The Brazen Head.  You might enjoy a Literary Pub Crawl this evening after dinner. Overnight Dublin at theShelbourne Hotel.  

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Day 8 – Dublin Airport, Ireland
Private Transfer this morning to Dublin Airport.  In the true Irish Tradition we wish you a “Safe Home”

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Visit Ireland and enjoy the best this Ireland Tour has to offer!

Ireland chauffeur-driving, custom tours are prepared with great attention to detail, including special touches to make your trip to Ireland one you'll remember fondly for a lifetime.

These tours of Ireland offer the ultimate in personal service at very competitive rates. Your irish driver will be highly experienced and exceptionally accommodating, offering their expertise to guide you through a once-in-a-lifetime Irish experience.

All guided tours are designed to maximize sightseeing and use of your personal guide…who will be at your beckon call!

Ireland Chauffeur-Driven Guided Tours Typically Include:

  • Sightseeing via deluxe new Mercedes Benz Executive Vehicles throughout your tour
  • Services of professional Irish Driver/Guide
  • Concierge Services at your hotels throughout
  • 5 Star Service from Hammond Tours travel professionals
  • Deluxe room accommodations in luxury castles, country homes, hotels and manors for Eleven (11) nights. 
  • “Southern Elegance” Tour: Adare Manor (1 night), The Killarney Park Hotel (2 Nights), Hayfield Manor (1 Night), the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin (2 Nights
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Dinner at Adare Manor
  • All sightseeing admissions as per itinerary
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Porterage of two suitcases per person (plus one carry-on bag)
  • Options for pre-booked activities such as golf and spa services
  • Hotel tips and taxes throughout  (Except tips to your personal Driver/Guide)
  • Deluxe portfolio of travel documents professionally executed by Hammond Tours
  • Expert travel arrangements provided from your city of origin to commencement of tour in Ireland. (Additional cost for airfare)
  • Expert advice and arrangements to other European cities or other areas in Ireland available before and after your tour

Your trip to Ireland can be as extravagant and luxurious or simple and modest as you desire. John and Michele Hammond know Ireland well and will plan your personal Ireland travel itinerary from arrival to departure to suit your personal interests, budget and desires.

Several chauffer-driven guided Ireland tour itineraries are provided to serve as possible itineraries, however Hammond Tours specializes in CUSTOM Ireland vacations, so go ahead and dream! Michele and John will make it happen!


2014 The Southern Elegance Tour Dates & Rates

"Southern Elegance" is a 6-night tour originating in Shannon and ending in Dublin.
DATES Rates Per Person Sharing Single Supplement TOUR CODE
April 11-18 $2359 $1099 SM0411
May 2-9 $2649 $1099 SH0502
June 13-20 $2649 $1099 SH0613
July 11-18 $2649 $1099 SH0711
August 8-15 $2649 $1099 SH0808
September 5-12 $2649 $1099 SH0905
October 10-17 $2549 $1099 SM1010
November 7-14 $1999 $1099 SL1107
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Michele and John Hammond have built their sterling reputation and business on excellence of service, personal attention and their intimate knowledge of all things Ireland.

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