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Ireland's Beautiful South West

6 days from £589*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 22 October 2017 from Southampton - SOU
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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

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

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.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 June 2017 £819
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2017 £799
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 September 2017 £749
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 September 2017 £729
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 October 2017 £669
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 October 2017 £609
Bristol
Bristol 11 June 2017 £799
Bristol
Bristol 02 July 2017 £819
Bristol
Bristol 27 August 2017 £769
Bristol
Bristol 03 September 2017 £739
Bristol
Bristol 24 September 2017 £739
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2017 £649
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £649
Bristol
Bristol 22 October 2017 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2017 £729
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £769
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £769
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 September 2017 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £639
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £639
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 October 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 October 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 July 2017 £769
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2017 £739
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 September 2017 £739
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 October 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 October 2017 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 June 2017 £709
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £749
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 September 2017 £719
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £719
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 October 2017 £589
Manchester
Manchester 11 June 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 02 July 2017 £789
Manchester
Manchester 27 August 2017 £789
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £729
Manchester
Manchester 24 September 2017 £729
Manchester
Manchester 01 October 2017 £639
Manchester
Manchester 15 October 2017 £599
Manchester
Manchester 22 October 2017 £599
Southampton
Southampton 02 July 2017 £829
Southampton
Southampton 03 September 2017 £729
Southampton
Southampton 24 September 2017 £729
Southampton
Southampton 08 October 2017 £619
Southampton
Southampton 22 October 2017 £589

Meadowlands Hotel ★★★★

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.

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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Really well orga ised and enjoyable holiday
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Full of wonderful moments.
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Enjoyed this short holiday very much.
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