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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bid farewell to Tralee as we return to the airport to check in for your flight home.
| Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Birmingham||02 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|Birmingham||09 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|Birmingham||23 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|Birmingham||30 Apr 2017|| £649.00|
|Birmingham||14 May 2017|| £659.00|
|Birmingham||21 May 2017|| £689.00|
|Birmingham||28 May 2017|| £709.00|
|Birmingham||11 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Birmingham||18 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Birmingham||25 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Birmingham||27 Aug 2017|| £739.00|
|Birmingham||03 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Birmingham||17 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Birmingham||01 Oct 2017|| £629.00|
|Birmingham||08 Oct 2017|| £639.00|
|Birmingham||15 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|Bristol||09 Apr 2017|| £589.00|
|Bristol||16 Apr 2017|| £609.00|
|Bristol||23 Apr 2017|| £609.00|
|Bristol||07 May 2017|| £669.00|
|Bristol||14 May 2017|| £769.00|
|Bristol||21 May 2017|| £689.00|
|Bristol||04 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|Bristol||11 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|Bristol||18 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|Bristol||02 Jul 2017|| £749.00|
|Bristol||27 Aug 2017|| £749.00|
|Bristol||03 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|Bristol||24 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|Bristol||01 Oct 2017|| £649.00|
|Bristol||08 Oct 2017|| £649.00|
|Bristol||22 Oct 2017|| £599.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||09 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||16 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|London Gatwick||23 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|London Gatwick||30 Apr 2017|| £649.00|
|London Gatwick||07 May 2017|| £659.00|
|London Gatwick||14 May 2017|| £659.00|
|London Gatwick||21 May 2017|| £679.00|
|London Gatwick||28 May 2017|| £679.00|
|London Gatwick||04 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|London Gatwick||11 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|London Gatwick||18 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|London Gatwick||25 Jun 2017|| £709.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Jul 2017|| £749.00|
|London Gatwick||27 Aug 2017|| £749.00|
|London Gatwick||03 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|London Gatwick||17 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|London Gatwick||24 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|London Gatwick||01 Oct 2017|| £639.00|
|London Gatwick||08 Oct 2017|| £639.00|
|London Gatwick||15 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Gatwick||22 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Heathrow||02 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|London Heathrow||09 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|London Heathrow||30 Apr 2017|| £639.00|
|London Heathrow||07 May 2017|| £649.00|
|London Heathrow||28 May 2017|| £689.00|
|London Heathrow||04 Jun 2017|| £689.00|
|London Heathrow||25 Jun 2017|| £689.00|
|London Heathrow||02 Jul 2017|| £749.00|
|London Heathrow||17 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|London Heathrow||24 Sep 2017|| £719.00|
|London Heathrow||15 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Heathrow||22 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Stansted||02 Apr 2017|| £569.00|
|London Stansted||16 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|London Stansted||23 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|London Stansted||30 Apr 2017|| £639.00|
|London Stansted||14 May 2017|| £649.00|
|London Stansted||21 May 2017|| £669.00|
|London Stansted||28 May 2017|| £669.00|
|London Stansted||11 Jun 2017|| £689.00|
|London Stansted||18 Jun 2017|| £689.00|
|London Stansted||25 Jun 2017|| £689.00|
|London Stansted||27 Aug 2017|| £729.00|
|London Stansted||03 Sep 2017|| £699.00|
|London Stansted||17 Sep 2017|| £699.00|
|London Stansted||01 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Stansted||08 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|London Stansted||15 Oct 2017|| £589.00|
|Manchester||02 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|Manchester||09 Apr 2017|| £589.00|
|Manchester||16 Apr 2017|| £609.00|
|Manchester||30 Apr 2017|| £649.00|
|Manchester||07 May 2017|| £659.00|
|Manchester||14 May 2017|| £659.00|
|Manchester||28 May 2017|| £679.00|
|Manchester||04 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Manchester||11 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Manchester||25 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Manchester||02 Jul 2017|| £739.00|
|Manchester||27 Aug 2017|| £739.00|
|Manchester||17 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Manchester||24 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Manchester||01 Oct 2017|| £639.00|
|Manchester||15 Oct 2017|| £599.00|
|Manchester||22 Oct 2017|| £599.00|
|Southampton||09 Apr 2017|| £579.00|
|Southampton||23 Apr 2017|| £599.00|
|Southampton||07 May 2017|| £659.00|
|Southampton||21 May 2017|| £679.00|
|Southampton||04 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Southampton||18 Jun 2017|| £699.00|
|Southampton||02 Jul 2017|| £739.00|
|Southampton||03 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Southampton||24 Sep 2017|| £709.00|
|Southampton||08 Oct 2017|| £619.00|
|Southampton||22 Oct 2017|| £589.00|
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.
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.
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.
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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