LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!
Discover the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry
OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*
Join us for a wonderful tour of some of Ireland's finest scenery, based in a hotel in the 'subtropical oasis' of Glengarriff, overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay on Cork's Beara Peninsula. Follow the route of the Ring of Kerry through the breathtaking landscape of the Iveragh Peninsula, explore lively Killarney and fashionable Kinsale, and visit magnificent Muckross House and the tranquil lakes of Killarney National Park.
You'll be staying in the delightful village of Glengarriff on Cork's Beara Peninsula. A popular stopping-off point for generations of visitors to the region, Glengarriff offers a selection of bars, cafes and gift shops, a Bamboo Park and a nearby Nature Reserve. Garnish Island, a short boat trip across the bay, is also well worth a visit.
Your Tour Base: Glengariff, County Cork
Fly to Cork Airport, meet your Tour Manager and enjoy the scenic transfer west to Glengarriff and your hotel. After checking in, and depending on the time of your flight, you're free to spend the rest of the day exploring the village.
Discover the wild and remote Beara Peninsula on this morning's excursion. Tiny islets dot the water, while the great fishing port of Castletownbere and fantastic views from the road that winds westwards add to the scenic appeal. This afternoon, enjoy Glengarriff and its surroundings, perhaps taking a boat across to Garinish Island and its horticultural treasures.
Today you'll explore delightful West Cork. Visit famous Kinsale, in its glorious setting at the mouth of the Bandon River, and enjoy gourmet treats at one of the many vibrant quayside cafes. You'll also visit historic, bustling regional centre Skibbereen, as well as journeying along the spectacular Atlantic coastline.
Travel north from Glengarriff into County Kerry, where the Killarney National Park is home to spectacular lakeland scenery overlooked by famous Macgillycuddy's Reeks. Discover Lakes Leane, Muckross and Upper, explore Killarney town with its great St Mary's Cathedral, and visit Muckross House - one of Ireland's finest stately homes - and its ancient friary.
Our final excursion is to the fabled 'Ring of Kerry', the sublimely beautiful lakes and mountains paradise of the Iveragh Peninsula. You'll cross the magnificent Coomakista Pass, with its views of the Kenmare River, catch sight of Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Molls Gap, and explore places like genteel Waterville and rugged Cahersiveen, before returning to the hotel.
Bid farewell to Glengarriff, boarding the coach for the transfer back to Cork Airport and your flight home.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.
Hotel transfer times
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.
Combining hotel transfers
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.
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.
Ryanair 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.
*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.