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3 Day South East Tour

Discover the Sunny South East from the Mountains to the Coast!

3 Day South East Explorer

Medieval Majesty & the Irish Sea

The 3 Day Private

South East Adventure 

Discover Ireland Away from the Crowds...

Go off the beaten path and away from the crowds with a 3 day private tour into the heart of Ireland's Ancient East - The sunny south east. From the mountains to the coast, discover the ancient heritage, fascinating history and beautiful scenery of the south east region of Ireland. Explore the hidden gems and meet the locals along the journey. A perfect tour for those culturally curious explorers.


Professional Driver Guide  -  Luxury Private Tour Transport - 2 Nights Boutique & Luxury Style Accommodation with full breakfasts - A selection of activities and sightseeing each day - Off the beaten path & away from the crowds.

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  • Distance Travelled:

Approx 500km ​

  • Attraction Highlights:

The Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough, Sunny South East Coast , Medieval Ireland - Waterford and Kilkenny Cities

  • Activity Highlights: 

Glendalough Walk, 1798 Rebellion Exhibition, Dunbrody Famine Ship,​ Saltee Islands Visit, Kilkenny Castle, Tintern Abbey

  • Counties Travelled:

Dublin, Wicklow, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kildare

  • Tour Pace:

Leisurely Paced Adventure

Choose Your Style...

Remember you can always change this tour to suit your own pace, interests and requirements. Just contact us and tell us what you would like.

South East Ireland Private Tour

3 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Dublin to Wexford

via The Wicklow Mountains National Park

We will start our 3 day adventure with a drive south of Dublin into the majestic Wicklow Mountains National Park. Here you will uncover the main attractions and hidden gems of the 'garden county'.  Our first stop of the day will be at the stunning Lough Tay where you can soak in the panoramic mountain views. You will then continue to Glendalough where you will learn of the early Christian settlement followed by a walk into the forest and by the lakes. After enjoying a traditional lunch in the mountains you will have the option of enjoying a fascinating sheepdog demonstration with a local Wicklow sheep farmer. Our journey then will continue with a drive to the splendid Avoca Woolen Mills before arriving at you overnight stay in the heart of County Wexford.

Activity Options - Avoca Woolen Mills, Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Waterfall, ​Irish National Heritage Park, 1798 Exhibition Center, Wexford Town Walking Tour, Ferns Castle Tour, Lady Island Lake Visit, Tacumshane Windmill, Blackwater Village, Tintern Abbey
Tour Timings - 9:30am to 5:30pm​
Overnight - Wexford

Day 2
Wexford to Kilkenny
via Waterford County

Today we will continue our journey with a trip into Waterford County. Our first stop of the day will be at the fascinating Dunbrody Famine Ship. Here you will gain a deep understanding of life on the famine ships in the 1840’s. After Dunbrody we will make our way to Waterford City where you can enjoy a choice of activities including the King of the Vikings 3D Experience, Waterford Crystal Factory Tour the Viking Triangle or explore the shops and museums of this medieval city. After enjoying the highlights of Waterford our journey will turn north into Kilkenny. Along the way we will stop at the hidden gems of Jerpoint Abbey & Kells Priory before eventually arriving into the medieval heart of Ireland - Kilkenny City.

Activity Options - King of the Vikings, John F Kennedy Home, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Kells Priory
​Tour Timings - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Overnight - Kilkenny 

Day 3
Kilkenny City to Dublin
via Kilkenny City & Ireland's Ancient East

Today you will take time to take in the sites of Kilkenny City including Kilkenny Castle, St Canices Cathedral, walk the medieval mile and perhaps take a tour of the Smithwicks Factory. After enjoying Kilkenny we will take a half day of touring neighbouring County Carlow. Our drive will take us down the River Barrow stopping at quaint riverside villages such as Craignamanagh and St Mullins. Another option is to take the Dungarvan & Vee Coastal Drive taking in Lismore and Carrick on Suir. We will eventually end the day back in the heart of Kilkenny City for your second nights stay.

Activity Options - Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile, River Barrow Kayaking , Smithwicks Brewery, Dunmore Cave, Castledermot Crosses, Russborough House Tour, Hawk Walk, Brownshill Dolmen Tomb, Carlow Town, 
Tour Timings - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Overnight - Return to Dublin City 

Accommodation Options 

on the 3 Day Ireland Private Tour

Where would you like to stay?

We offer a varied portfolio of boutique and luxury options of accommodation from the exclusive to the less expensive. We believe variety is the spice of life and we encourage a mix style of accommodations to enhance your private tour experience. All of our partner accommodations are of the highest standard and offer a special, memorable, local experience.


Below you will find some examples of our partner accommodations.

5 Star - Castles, luxury hotels & city hotels

4 Star - Manor houses, deluxe hotels and city hotels 

3 Star - Country houses, gourmet hotels & retreats

Speciality Lodgings - B&B's, guesthouses & farmhouses

Others - Hostels, Private Rentals, Camping, Glamping & Quirky


We will tailor the tour using your accommodation option.


Find full Accommodation Options

Why not add a

Full Package Upgrade?

Why not let Little Gem handle your entire vacation in Ireland! 

Just add an airport to airport upgrade...

We will greet you at the arrivals of whichever airport you arrive into in Ireland and take you to your hotel. We will cover all accommodations during your time  in Ireland and we will drop you back at the airport to wave goodbye at the end of your travels :)

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Little Gem Private Tour Full Package


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