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Killarney, The Ring Of Kerry & Bantry Bay Wildlife Cruise

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8686

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

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This stunning tour to Southern Ireland is packed full of incredible excursions and will, we are sure, have you coming back for more! You will enjoy a total of 7 days on the Emerald Isle including return overnight stops County Waterford in addition to your base in popular Killarney. From a ride on traditional Irish jaunting cars, through to cruises and island discoveries, this holiday has it all - and more!

Your base in Killarney is the comfortable Killarney Court Hotel which is within easy walking distance of the centre of picturesque County Kerry. Whilst packed full of extras, you'll have a full day to explore Killarney and really get under the skin of this most Irish of holiday destinations.

An ideal choice for:

* Anyone who loves Ireland
* Holidaymakers looking to just kick back and enjoy the craic
* Anyone looking to explore beyond the traditional
*Those looking for unique Irish experiences

British nationals travelling from the UK don’t need a passport to visit Ireland. However, Irish immigration officers may check the ID of all passengers arriving from the UK and may ask for proof of nationality, particularly if you were born outside the UK. We therefore advise you take your passport with you or other photo ID.
PRICE FROM ? £669 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart your local pick up point and head west across Wales to join your ferry for the crossing across to Ireland. Relax on board and enjoy the trip as you start thinking about everything you're going to see on this delightful holiday. Disembark and head on to the Waterford area for your first night in Ireland. Once checked in, why not relax in the bar with a drink before dinner and your first real taste of Ireland.

Day 2

After a good night's sleep, rejoin your coach and head for the pretty coastal town of Cobh in Cork Harbour before continuing on to Killarney, your base for the next 4 nights. Check in to your hotel and settle in for an action packed few days.

Days 3-5

Enjoy hearty, traditional Irish breakfasts every morning to set you for whatever each day has in store for you. There'll be plenty of time to enjoy your hotel and the delights that Killarney has to offer but don't forget to join us on your INCLUDED excursions. Return to your hotel every evening to share stories with your fellow travellers and enjoy more delicious Irish meals.

Day 6

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to bid farewell to Killarney and head back east towards Waterford and your last overnight stay in Ireland.

Day 7

After a final hearty breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the Emerald Isle and start the journey back home. Join the ferry for the crossing back to West Wales and then head on home through Wales full of great memories and maybe some new friends?

Killarney

People who live in Killarney are rightly very proud of their vibrant ‘little’ town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality. Killarney is populated with enthusiastic and welcoming people, all eager to welcome you back but with your safety and wellbeing in mind. You’ll be spoilt for choice when you start exploring and the ‘craic’ in Killarney really is second to none. It’s a fabulous place!

The Ring of Kerry with Jaunting Cars & Lake Cruise

Today we’ll take you on a fabulous scenic tour around the beautiful Ring of Kerry. In addition to exploring by coach, we’ve included a traditional jaunting car (horse and cart) tour along with a lovely lake cruise.

From land to lake, experience the full range of scenery and history that Killarney has to offer and the best way to explore the Killarney National Park as well as the famous Lakes of Killarney. Start your tour onboard a traditional Jaunting Car and enjoy the unique beauty of Killarney National Park and its wildlife as you ramble through its tree-lined avenues before your arrival at Ross Castle (NB: admission to Ross Castle is not included).

Learn about the history, legends and folklore of the area from your local Jarvey Guide and also catch a glimpse of the Park’s unique wildlife including the Red Deer, the last native herd in Ireland. On arrival at Ross Castle, you will be invited to board MV Lake Cruiser and set upon a voyage through Killarney’s largest and most picturesque Lake, Lough Léin from the comfort of this glass-covered, heated vessel.

Immerse yourself in the unique ecosystem of the National Park with its glistening Lakeland and majestic mountains for miles and learn about the folklore and legends of the area as well as its landmarks with live commentary from your informative Captain.

Bantry Bay Wildlife Cruise & Garnish Island

Join the coach and head south to West County Cork and Glengarriff village. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Glengarriff is a unique and relaxing haven on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way with friendly pubs, characterful shops and wonderful places to eat. Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Garnish is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.

You'll take a boat trip from Glengarriff harbour to explore this beautiful bay and learn about the wildlife we hope you’ll meet along the way, including porpoises, dolphins, Oyster Catchers, curlews, grey herons, egrets, and cormorants. 

Later, you'll land on the island of Garnish (also known as Garinish, or Ilnacullin) where the gardens owe their existence to the creative partnership, some eighty years ago, of Annan and Violet Bryce, then owners of the island, and Harold Peto, acclaimed architect and garden designer. The island is renowned for its richness of plant form and colour, which change continuously with the seasons. Pathways wind around the landscape, leading to a number of fascinating garden buildings, such as the Grecian temple, the clock tower, the casita, and an original Martello Tower. Bryce House, the family residence on the island for many years, is presented as it would have appeared during their lifetime. A selection from their vast collection of important paintings, prints, drawings, and books can be seen on display inside.

NB: Admission to Garnish Island is included but Bryce House is not. Please also note that credit and debit cards are not accepted on the island. Cash only.

Tour Includes

  • 2 overnight stays in County Waterford including breakfast & dinner
  • 4 nights stay in Killarney including breakfast & dinner
  • Return ferry crossings between West Wales and Ireland
  • Free time to explore Killarney
  • Visit to Cobh and Visit to Blarney 
  • Full day tour of the Ring of Kerry including Jaunting Cars and lake cruise
  • Full day tour to Bantry Bay with Wildlife Cruise, visit to Garnish Island and to Glengarriff
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Killarney Court Hotel

The Killarney Court Hotel, County Kerry, one of the best known hotels in Killarney and just a 10 minute walk from Killarney Town Centre, offers quality hotel accommodation in comfortable surroundings. The bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed as you would expect and the hotel has a lively Irish pub and restaurant where you can enjoy great food and drink accompanied by traditional Irish 'craic'.

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