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Cork & Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

6 days from £539*
Departing: April - October 2017
* Price shown: 22 October 2017 from London Stansted - STN - HVY
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Running the length of Ireland's western coast from the Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world. Explore the Way's south-western stretch, from the comfort of your coach, as we discover the untamed splendour of Beara and Mizen Head and soak up the sights sounds and tastes of Irish life in Cork.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and see the breathtaking Beara and Mizen Peninsulas
  • Entry to the Mizen Head Visitor Centre
  • Discover the delightful city of Cork
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Bantry House and explore its beautiful gardens
  • Visit Timoleague Abbey
  • Explore colourful Kinsale and historic Skibbereen
  • Entry to the Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the three-star Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery
  • Return flights to Cork
  • Comfortable coach travel
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Cork, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to your hotel in the pretty town of Rosscarbery. Check in, then explore, relax or pamper yourself at the hotel's leisure facilities.

Day Two

Take a trip through Irish history as we visit Clonakilty, the birthplace of hero of Irish independence, Michael Collins, the ruined 13th-century Franciscan abbey at Timoleague, and Kinsale, where the James and Charles forts long guarded the harbour against the threat of French and Spanish invasion.

Browse the brightly coloured shopfronts that line Kinsale's streets, and perhaps head to the quayside for lunch in one of the excellent cafes and restaurants.

Day Three

Today we'll follow the Wild Atlantic Way to the Beara Peninsula. This haunting landscape is the backdrop to Daphne du Maurier's 'Hungry Hill' and as it unfolds past the aquatic sports haven of Adrigole and the artists colony at Castletownbere it becomes ever more rugged and timeless.

Looping further south, our next stop will be Bantry House, the current and ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry. Discover the house's history and the magnificent Italian gardens inspired by the travels of the 2nd Earl on a guided tour.

Day Four

Highlights of today's visit to Cork will include the three spires of St Fin Barre's cathedral and the enticing local produce offered up at the English Market. With its waterways, narrow alleys and Georgian avenues the compact city centre is a delight to explore.

We'll head the delightful town of Cobh arriving in time for you to have lunch (payable locally). From the 1600s to the 1950s over three million Irish men and women embarked for new homes here, and the troubled history of that long period of emigration is explored in the port's excellent Heritage Centre.

Day Five

We'll return to the Wild Atlantic Way, today, on our way to Mizen Head, Ireland's most southwestern point. As the currents from the south and west coasts crash into the rocks you'll have time to explore the visitor centre, take in the astounding scenery and perhaps cross the Mizen Footbridge to the island of Cloghan to explore the Signal Station which features a number of interesting little exhibitions.

We'll also stop in Skibbereen, a town at the centre of the Great Hunger of the 1840s and which is now home to the fascinating and very moving Great Famine Commemorative Exhibition.

Day Six

Spend a final few hours relaxing in your hotel and its surroundings before our coach carries you back to the airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 April 2017 £569.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 07 May 2017 £609.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 May 2017 £619.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 July 2017 £679.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 October 2017 £589.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 October 2017 £569.00 NF7HVS12
Birmingham
Birmingham 22 October 2017 £569.00 NF7HVS12
Bristol
Bristol 09 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 16 April 2017 £589.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 07 May 2017 £619.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 14 May 2017 £629.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 18 June 2017 £649.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 13 August 2017 £689.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 10 September 2017 £659.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £659.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 24 September 2017 £659.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 15 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVT12
Bristol
Bristol 22 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVT12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 April 2017 £569.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 April 2017 £599.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 May 2017 £609.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 May 2017 £619.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 June 2017 £639.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £679.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £599.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £599.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 October 2017 £569.00 NF7HVU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 October 2017 £569.00 NF7HVU12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 April 2017 £569.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 June 2017 £639.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 July 2017 £679.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 October 2017 £599.00 NF7HVV12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 October 2017 £599.00 NF7HVV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 April 2017 £569.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 April 2017 £589.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 May 2017 £609.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 May 2017 £619.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 July 2017 £679.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 October 2017 £559.00 NF7HVY12
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 October 2017 £539.00 NF7HVY12
Manchester
Manchester 09 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 16 April 2017 £589.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 30 April 2017 £589.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2017 £619.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2017 £649.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 02 July 2017 £689.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 27 August 2017 £689.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £659.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £659.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 01 October 2017 £589.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 08 October 2017 £589.00 NF7HVW12
Manchester
Manchester 15 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVW12
Southampton
Southampton 16 April 2017 £579.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 07 May 2017 £609.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 18 June 2017 £639.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 13 August 2017 £679.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 10 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 24 September 2017 £649.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 08 October 2017 £579.00 NF7HVX12
Southampton
Southampton 22 October 2017 £569.00 NF7HVX12

The Celtic Ross Hotel ★★★

This family owned and managed hotel is situated on the coast road where the Wild Atlantic Way hugs the coastline at Rosscarbery Bay, on the edge of Rosscarbery village which sits on a hill behind the hotel about a 10 to 15 minute walk away.

Further Information

Airport transfer times

The transfer time from Cork airport to your hotel is approximately one hour, 15 minutes.

Hotel spa treatments

To avoid disappointment, please book any treatments direct with the hotel prior to arrival.

Mizen footbridge access

The footbridge is a 10-minute walk from the Signal Station down 99 steps. It offers a stunning view of the surrounding scenery and the chance to seals, whales, dolphins and a variety of seabirds. There is also a level path that overlooks the bridge and offers wonderful views up the coast.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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