Bantry Bay And Beara Peninsula
Located in the beautiful south west corner of Ireland, West Cork stretches from Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland, to the three rugged westerly peninsulas reaching into the Atlantic: Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Beara. An area of outstanding natural beauty the rugged coastline has hundreds of inlets, tiny coves and quaint little ports.
Maritime Hotel, Bantry * * * *
The Maritime Hotel is set in a stunning location overlooking Bantry Bay En-suite bedrooms Television Tea, coffee making facilities Hairdryer Safe Iron/Ironing board Free Wi-Fi Ocean Restaurant Maritime Bar Club Maritime Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room and Gym Lift. www.themaritime.ie
14.11.17 - BROCHURE ERRATA. Please be advised the Martime Hotel in Banrty is a 4 Star Hotel and NOT 5 star as advertised in our European 2017 brochure.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We travel to Fishguard/Pembroke for the sailing to Rosslare. We complete the journey to our overnight half board accommodation in the Wexford/ Waterford area.
We travel via Youghal to Blarney where we stop at the famous Blarney Woollen Mill before we continue to the Maritime Hotel in Bantry.
Today we explore the Beara Peninsula starting with a stop in the traditional village of Glengarriff where we will take the ferry to Garnish Island which also cruises close to the local tame seal colony. Located in the sheltered harbour of Bantry Bay, the island is world renowned for it’s landscaped Italian style gardens laid out with beautiful walks and plants that are rare in this climate. Travel further along the peninsula before taking in the breath-taking views of the scenic Healy Pass. Next up is the village of Eyeries, a picturesque village with beautiful coloured houses that were the backdrop to a number of movies. Travelling over to the south of the peninsula, Castletownbere is a bustling fishing town where you can walk on the extensive wharf and view fishing boats and net mending. Return to hotel in time for dinner.
Day at leisure in Bantry. Why not take the 10-minute walk to Bantry House and Gardens. An 18th Century house with impressive formal gardens. (Entry not included)
Today we visit the spectacular Mizen Head. Entry is included to the all weather Maritime museum and Heritage Centre. The Signal Station built to save lives off the treacherous rocks of the west coast is open to the public and can be accessed by steps, pathway and an arched bridge. We return via the Skibbereen Heritage Centre housing the Great Famine Commemoration exhibition.
We leave Bantry and travel to Cork before continuing to our overnight half board accommodation in the Wexford / Waterford area.
We travel to Rosslare for the return Ferry sailing to Fishguard/Pembroke and complete the journey home.
Executive coach travel
Irish Sea ferry crossings
2 overnight half board in Waterford / Wexford area
4 nights half board
Porterage at main stay hotel
Traditional Irish dinner menu one evening
Live Entertainment provided on two nights
Ferry to Garnish Island
Entry to Mizen Head and Skibbereen
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated