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Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

6 days from £589*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 01 October 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

Discover the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry

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.

Lakes of Killarney And The Ring Of Kerry Tour Highlights

  • A drive around the rugged Beara Peninsula, backdrop to Daphne du Maurier's novel 'Hungry Hill'
  • Admission to historic Muckross House, one of Ireland's great stately homes, and time to explore the beautiful gardens developed for Queen Victoria's visit in 1861
  • A tour of beautiful Killarney National Park
  • A tour of County Cork's south coast, including visits to colourful Kinsale and historic Skibbereen
  • A tour of the stunning seascapes and soaring mountains of the Ring of Kerry

What does the price include?

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the three-star Eccles Hotel, Glengarrif
  • Included excursions to the Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Cork
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers throughout
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Tour only passengers will be met by the Tour Manager at Cork Airport on Day One. Return airport-to-hotel coach transfers are included (pick-up time from the airport on Day One is 2:00pm).

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Must explore: The heritage centre in Skibbereen, which features a fascinating and moving exhibition about the Great Hunger of the 1840s.

Fascinating fact: The most basic way to say goodbye in Irish is "slan", which simply means "safe," and is a shortened form of "slan abhaile", which means "safe home." Some say the English phrase "so long" is a corruption of the Irish. Listen to way the term's pronounced, and you'll see why.

You say: "The holiday more than lived up to our hopes."

Your Tour Base: Glengariff, County Cork

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.

Itinerary

Day One

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.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

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.

Day Five

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.

Day Six

Bid farewell to Glengarriff, boarding the coach for the transfer back to Cork Airport and your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 October 2017 £659
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £669
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2017 £659
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £589
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £639
Southampton
Southampton 17 September 2017 £639
Southampton
Southampton 01 October 2017 £649

Eccles Hotel 

The grand and exclusive Eccles Hotel, the very first hotel in County Cork (founded in 1745) is located in the centre of Glengarriff. Marvel at the incredible panoramic views that the hotel provides across Glengarriff Bay and the historic Garnish Island.

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.

*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.

Killarney & the Ring of Kerry reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Killarney & the Ring of KerryScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 381 reviews
(8 out of 10)

JOAN

CALNE WILTS Couple
Exceptional scenery although we were unlucky with the weather!

The holiday was well arranged with the tour company, very happy.
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(6 out of 10)

wherry

Maidstone Couple
The journeys on the coach was sometimes too long and did not get much time to see the places that we stopped at plus the tour guide was not too familiar with the area as he came from Belfast and we always had to and ask what was happening the next day.must say that the driver of the coach was excellent (Billy)
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(5 out of 10)

LORRAINE

Couple
This holiday was spoilt by the totally inefficient and uncaring tour manager Arthur Mogee
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017