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Ireland’s Beautiful South West

6 Days From £569*
Departing April - October 2015
* Price shown: 02 Apr 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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The idyllic Emerald Isle

Based in an attractive, four-star hotel in picturesque Tralee, this break includes a host of highlights, all set against the lakes, mountains and stunning coastline of this beautiful area. From the Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry, delight in Ireland's charms and traditions.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A tour of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula and entry to the Blasket Island Heritage Centre
  • Explore historic Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where Irish life a century ago is recreated (entry payable locally)
  • A horse-drawn jaunting car trip through the Killarney National Park and a cruise on Loch Leane
  • Visit Adare, one of Ireland's loveliest villages
  • Take a tour around the famous Ring of Kerry, with its stunning mountains and seascapes
  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the four-star Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Cork
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

One of Ireland's most picturesque settlements, Tralee offers a variety of attractions. Discover the town's medieval past at the Kerry County Museum, or explore the restored Blennerville Windmill (about a 10-minute drive from the town centre), which features an audio-visual presentation and a birdwatching platform.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Cork, where you will meet your Tour Manager and enjoy the scenic transfer to Tralee. After checking in at your hotel, and depending on the time of your flight, the rest of the day is yours to unpack and to explore the town.

Day Two

This morning we will head to the Killarney National Park. Here you will enjoy an hour-long ride in a horse-drawn jaunting car (Ireland's most traditional mode of transport, and the only kind allowed in this area), during which your driver will spin tales of local legends and Irish history.

We'll then board the MV Pride of the Lakes for a cruise on beautiful Lough Leane. There really is no better way to enjoy the Park's hidden delights and the famous Killarney Lakes. After time to have lunch and explore the town of Killarney itself we'll return to our hotel.

Day Three

Today's tour of the rugged Dingle Peninsula will reveal its outstanding mountain and coastal scenery, inspiration for such films as 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Far and Away'.

At Slea Head, Europe's most westerly point, we'll visit the Blasket Island Heritage Centre for a fascinating insight into the unique community that inhabited the islands until their evacuation in 1953.

There will also be time to explore the peninsula's main town - the lively fishing port of Dingle, with its arts and crafts shops, pubs and cafes.

Day Four

Dating from the 15th Century, Bunratty Castle (entry payable locally) is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. It has been carefully restored to its former splendour, while turn-of-the-century Irish village life has been recreated in the adjoining Folk Park.

A visit to Adare, one of Ireland's loveliest villages, completes the day. Dating back to AD 1200, the village is steeped in history. It's home to arts and crafts shops and a wealth of architectural styles, including thatched cottages, beautiful stone buildings and medieval monasteries.

Day Five

Today's final tour traces the spectacular Ring of Kerry around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit the towns that dot the route, and witness its wonderful natural beauty. Highlights include the magnificent Coomakista Pass, and the views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the glaciated Black Valley from Molls Gap.

Day Six

Bid farewell to Tralee as we return to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Birmingham02 Apr 2017 £579.00
Birmingham09 Apr 2017 £579.00
Birmingham23 Apr 2017 £599.00
Birmingham30 Apr 2017 £649.00
Birmingham14 May 2017 £659.00
Birmingham21 May 2017 £689.00
Birmingham28 May 2017 £679.00
Birmingham11 Jun 2017 £699.00
Birmingham18 Jun 2017 £699.00
Birmingham25 Jun 2017 £699.00
Birmingham27 Aug 2017 £739.00
Birmingham03 Sep 2017 £709.00
Birmingham17 Sep 2017 £709.00
Birmingham01 Oct 2017 £629.00
Birmingham08 Oct 2017 £639.00
Birmingham15 Oct 2017 £609.00
Bristol09 Apr 2017 £589.00
Bristol16 Apr 2017 £609.00
Bristol23 Apr 2017 £609.00
Bristol07 May 2017 £669.00
Bristol14 May 2017 £669.00
Bristol21 May 2017 £689.00
Bristol04 Jun 2017 £709.00
Bristol11 Jun 2017 £709.00
Bristol18 Jun 2017 £709.00
Bristol02 Jul 2017 £749.00
Bristol27 Aug 2017 £749.00
Bristol03 Sep 2017 £719.00
Bristol24 Sep 2017 £719.00
Bristol01 Oct 2017 £649.00
Bristol08 Oct 2017 £649.00
Bristol22 Oct 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick02 Apr 2017 £579.00
London Gatwick09 Apr 2017 £579.00
London Gatwick16 Apr 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick23 Apr 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick30 Apr 2017 £649.00
London Gatwick07 May 2017 £659.00
London Gatwick14 May 2017 £659.00
London Gatwick21 May 2017 £679.00
London Gatwick28 May 2017 £679.00
London Gatwick04 Jun 2017 £709.00
London Gatwick11 Jun 2017 £709.00
London Gatwick18 Jun 2017 £709.00
London Gatwick25 Jun 2017 £709.00
London Gatwick02 Jul 2017 £749.00
London Gatwick27 Aug 2017 £749.00
London Gatwick03 Sep 2017 £719.00
London Gatwick17 Sep 2017 £719.00
London Gatwick24 Sep 2017 £719.00
London Gatwick01 Oct 2017 £639.00
London Gatwick08 Oct 2017 £639.00
London Gatwick15 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Gatwick22 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Heathrow02 Apr 2017 £579.00
London Heathrow09 Apr 2017 £579.00
London Heathrow30 Apr 2017 £639.00
London Heathrow07 May 2017 £649.00
London Heathrow28 May 2017 £689.00
London Heathrow04 Jun 2017 £689.00
London Heathrow25 Jun 2017 £689.00
London Heathrow02 Jul 2017 £749.00
London Heathrow17 Sep 2017 £719.00
London Heathrow24 Sep 2017 £719.00
London Heathrow15 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Heathrow22 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Stansted02 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Stansted16 Apr 2017 £599.00
London Stansted23 Apr 2017 £599.00
London Stansted30 Apr 2017 £639.00
London Stansted14 May 2017 £649.00
London Stansted21 May 2017 £669.00
London Stansted28 May 2017 £669.00
London Stansted11 Jun 2017 £689.00
London Stansted18 Jun 2017 £689.00
London Stansted25 Jun 2017 £689.00
London Stansted27 Aug 2017 £729.00
London Stansted03 Sep 2017 £699.00
London Stansted17 Sep 2017 £699.00
London Stansted01 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Stansted08 Oct 2017 £609.00
London Stansted15 Oct 2017 £589.00
Manchester02 Apr 2017 £599.00
Manchester09 Apr 2017 £589.00
Manchester16 Apr 2017 £609.00
Manchester30 Apr 2017 £649.00
Manchester07 May 2017 £659.00
Manchester14 May 2017 £659.00
Manchester28 May 2017 £679.00
Manchester04 Jun 2017 £699.00
Manchester11 Jun 2017 £699.00
Manchester25 Jun 2017 £699.00
Manchester02 Jul 2017 £739.00
Manchester27 Aug 2017 £739.00
Manchester17 Sep 2017 £709.00
Manchester24 Sep 2017 £709.00
Manchester01 Oct 2017 £639.00
Manchester15 Oct 2017 £599.00
Manchester22 Oct 2017 £599.00
Southampton09 Apr 2017 £579.00
Southampton23 Apr 2017 £599.00
Southampton07 May 2017 £659.00
Southampton21 May 2017 £679.00
Southampton04 Jun 2017 £699.00
Southampton18 Jun 2017 £699.00
Southampton02 Jul 2017 £739.00
Southampton03 Sep 2017 £709.00
Southampton24 Sep 2017 £709.00
Southampton08 Oct 2017 £619.00
Southampton22 Oct 2017 £589.00

Meadowlands Hotel

Tralee

Set in beautiful gardens, in a quiet residential area of Tralee about a kilometre from the centre, this stylish family-owned and managed hotel offers a really warm welcome.

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Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Ryanair ID requirements

Some of the flights on this tour use Ryanair, who only accept a valid passport as ID when checking in. They will not accept a driving license as ID on any of their flights, including within the UK and Ireland. Newmarket cannot be held responsible if you fail to meet the airline's ID requirements.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

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Ireland?s Beautiful SouthwestScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 388 reviews
(9 out of 10)

TRACY

Ashford kent Couple
We felt the choices and quality of the food at the hotel was disappointing. The cooked breakfast was good but lacked other options if you didn't want cooked. The bread was dry, so needed to toast it.

Coach and driver Kenny both excellent during our stay. On our transfer back to the airport we had a small coach. It was a different driver who yawned all the way. This was not a comfortable ride for the 2 hours. Much too hot and only a lap belt, which i felt was not acceptable for safety reasons. This was a shame to end the holiday in such a way as we had both enjoyed our time in Ireland.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 08 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

Melanie

Berkeley Single traveller
Very impressed with everything from start to finish. The hotel was superb and bedroom very well equipped. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable and the excursions well organised. There was a lively and atmospheric bar in the hotel. Some entertainment would have been nice.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 04 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

JAMES

milton keynes Couple
Very good hotel, tour manager and driver. Very enjoyable holiday.

The flight with Ryanair was the worst part-flight staff on the outboard flight who were sloppy, patronising and unprofessional.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 03 November 2016
(8 out of 10)

PAMELA

Hertford Couple
Considering it was the end of October the weather was VG - just an hours drizzle on one day. The trips around the SW were varied and enjoyable. We hadn't visited that area previously.
The Hotel was good and the Staff - excellent- but we thought Meadowlands was a little too far from Tralee main area for many people to walk.
The Tour Guide and Coach Driver were also excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 02 November 2016
(10 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Newmarket Single traveller
Well organised with excellent tour manager. She knew everything there was to know about the area. Hotel was exceedingly comfortable with friendly staff.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

JENNY

Bristol Couple
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it, only wish my mother was still alive. Only problem was I went home with a stomach problem, possibly from something I ate, but not sure. Cork Airport needs to have more information on flights, it was hard to find this while waiting to come back.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

PETER

WICKFORD Couple
Well organized, enough time to explore on your own, beautiful scenery.
Confirmed traveller: 28 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016