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Bantry Bay & The Ring Of Kerry

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8552

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

Ireland 2020

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Description

The magical south-west corner of the Emerald Isle is a truly stunning place to escape to where verdant green hills, attractive seaside towns, historic castles and a wonderfully rugged coastline embody the best of rural Ireland. We contrast the peaceful countryside with the lively city of Dublin, and discover more of Eire’s highlights during our charming break. Never again be lost for words after kissing the Stone of Eloquence, look out for seals on the ferry to the unique Garnish Island and absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Ring of Kerry.

Coach Itinerary

Ring of Kerry Tours

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We continue onwards to our overnight hotel in Carlow.

Day 2 – Blarney Castle & Bantry
Leaving the hotel we head to the medieval Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions. Here we have time to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, as well as browse Blarney town’s Woollen Mills retail outlet. We then continue on to the Westlodge Hotel in the charming coastal town of Bantry, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 – Killarney &The Ring of Kerry
We head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Our tour manager then takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare. 

Day 4 Garnish Island & Beara Peninsula
This morning we board the small ferry boat which takes us to Garnish Island, a tranquil island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. The world renowned gardens contain an incredible range of exotic species that flourish in the unique micro climate. 


Afterwards we head out on a scenic drive of the wildly beautiful Beara Peninsula which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking rural scenery includes mountains and valleys rich in archaeological sites such as mysterious stone circles, picturesque villages and towns and a spectacularly rugged coastline.

Back at our hotel in the evening, we enjoy an Irish coffee-making demonstration. 

Day 5 – Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£12pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
We check out of our hotel very early to catch the ferry back to Holyhead; therefore a voucher will be provided to enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival in Holyhead, we continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 1 night at the 4-star Talbot Hotel, Carlow with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Westlodge Hotel, Bantry with dinner & breakfast
  • 1 night at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner
  • 1 breakfast on the return ferry home
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Garnish Island, Beara Peninsula & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish coffee-making demonstration
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£12pp)

Air Itinerary

Day 1
We fly to Dublin airport and are transferred to our overnight hotel in Carlow.

Day 2 – Blarney Castle & Bantry
Leaving the hotel we head to the medieval Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions. Here we have time to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, as well as browse Blarney town’s Woollen Mills retail outlet. We then continue on to the Westlodge Hotel in the charming coastal town of Bantry, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 – Killarney  & The Ring of Kerry
We head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Our tour manager then takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare. 

Day 4 Garnish Island & Beara Peninsula
This morning we board the small ferry boat which takes us to Garnish Island, a tranquil island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. The world renowned gardens contain an incredible range of exotic species that flourish in the unique micro climate. 


Afterwards we head out on a scenic drive of the wildly beautiful Beara Peninsula which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking rural scenery includes mountains and valleys rich in archaeological sites such as mysterious stone circles, picturesque villages and towns and a spectacularly rugged coastline.

Back at our hotel in the evening, we enjoy an Irish coffee-making demonstration. 

Day 5 – Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£12pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
We transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Dublin* ATOL protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 1 night at the 4-star Talbot Hotel, Carlow with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Westlodge Hotel, Bantry with dinner & breakfast
  • 1 night at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Garnish Island, Beara Peninsula & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish coffee-making demonstration   
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£12pp)

Search Bullets

  • 1 night at the 4-star Talbot Hotel, Carlow with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Westlodge Hotel, Bantry with dinner & breakfast
  • 1 night at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner
  • 1 breakfast on the return ferry home
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Garnish Island, Beara Peninsula & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish coffee-making demonstration
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

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Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

You will be met at Dublin airport and transferred in the late afternoon to join the tour coach in the Dublin area as it arrives from the ferry. This will be done in shared vehicles so you may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum. On the return day, you will be transferred from the overnight hotel in the Dublin area back to the airport.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Booking Flights

Ireland

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.

  • For Irish holidays on arrival at Dublin airport please collect your luggage and clear customs - your will be transferred from the airport to a local hotel to await the arrival of your tour coach. Your transfer will take place at 16:30 hrs and at 18:00 hrs and our representative will be waiting from 17:00 hrs in both Terminal One and the Main Terminal to assist you in finding the correct transfer vehicle. Afternoon flights will be booked to tie in with the above transfers times.
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