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Cork & Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

6 days from £539*
Departing: August - October 2017
* Price shown: 22 October 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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Ireland's stunning south west

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
  • Coach travel throughout your time in Ireland
  • 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

Itinerary

Day One

Following your flight to Cork Airport, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to the hotel in the pretty town of Rosscarbery.

Day Two

Today's included excursion takes in tiny Clonakilty, birthplace of Irish hero Michael Collins, delightful village Timoleague, with its ruined 13th-century abbey, and celebrated harbour town Kinsale, nestled between the hills and the waterfront and overlooked by the twin bastions of James Fort and the impregnable Charles Fort. Explore at your leisure, and perhaps take lunch in one of the host of eateries that make Kinsale a 'foodie mecca'.

Day Three

Today, discover the wild, remote and hauntingly beautiful Beara Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, background to Daphne du Maurier's 'Hungry Hill'. Take in water sports centre Adrigole and bustling fishing port and artists' retreat Castletownbere, then enjoy a guided tour of Bantry House, the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry, still lived in by the family and wonderfully situated overlooking Bantry Bay. With its magnificent Italian gardens, this is a gem of house, full of history and eclectic antiques and artefacts from around the world.

Day Four

Enjoy a visit to lively, cosmopolitan, maritime Cork, the compact capital of southwest Ireland, with its waterways, narrow alleys, Georgian avenues and myriad bridges. Highlights include triple-spired St. Finn Barre's cathedral, the English Market, Cork City Gaol, now a fascinating visitor attraction, and the Cork Vision Centre, which explores the city's past, present and future. Enjoy lunch (payable locally) in what is known as 'Ireland's Foodie Capital', and enjoy an afternoon visit to historic Cobh (pronounced Cove), departure point for over three million Irish emigrants - whose story is portrayed excellent Heritage Centre - and final port of call for the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Day Five

Today we head west along the Wild Atlantic Way to Mizen Head, Ireland's most south-westerly point and one of its most beautiful corners - windswept, wave-lashed and with a renowned visitor centre, set high on the cliffs above the swirling Atlantic. If you have a head for heights, don't miss the chance to cross the iconic bridge high above the gorge - a ten-minute walk to the Signal Station down 99 steps, perhaps rewarded with sightings of seals, whales or dolphins and a variety of seabirds. (There is also a level path which overlooks the bridge and offers wonderful views). A call is also made in historic Skibbereen, with its fascinating heritage centre, which features The Great Famine Commemorative Exhibition, which movingly chronicles the Great Hunger of the 1840s.

Day Six

Depending upon your flight time, make the most of the hotel's delightful surroundings before transferring to the airport at the end of a truly wonderful few days in this beautiful and unspoiled area of Ireland.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2017 £729
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 September 2017 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 22 October 2017 £579
Bristol
Bristol 10 September 2017 £699
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £669
Bristol
Bristol 24 September 2017 £669
Bristol
Bristol 22 October 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £714
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 October 2017 £579
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 August 2017 £689
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2017 £659
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £689
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £659
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £659
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 October 2017 £539
Manchester
Manchester 27 August 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £669
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £724
Southampton
Southampton 10 September 2017 £699
Southampton
Southampton 24 September 2017 £679
Southampton
Southampton 22 October 2017 £579

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.

*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.

Cork & Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cork & Ireland’s Wild Atlantic WayScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
(10 out of 10)

ROSALIND

Southport Family
A lovely trip to a beautiful country
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 31 May 2017
(7 out of 10)

JANET

HEREFORDSHIRE Single traveller
A lovely part of Ireland all very beautiful. Food was fine but I did not enjoy having to eat at 1930 hrs and then sit with the coach party fellow travellers in a segregated group. The set menu had 3 choices and the food was fine but as a lone traveller I would have preferred to sit where I wanted and choose a lighter meal from the main menu.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017
(8 out of 10)

JULIA

Colchester Couple
A very enjoyable holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

MARGARET

Exeter Couple
Lovely holiday, enjoyed everything, great hotel location in Rosscarbery, staff so pleasant, also lucky with brilliant weather! Our tour manager Garry and our driver Chris were excellent, knowledgeable and professional, nothing was too much trouble for them which was very much appreciated especially when extra care was needed!
Confirmed traveller: 12 May 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017
(5 out of 10)

BARBARA

Romford Essex Single traveller
I believe this was the first time for this particular trip to Cork. Some places on the itinerary I did not find interesting. The best visits were the Famine exhibition and Mizen Head and Bantry House.

I have done a number of trips to Ireland with yourselves, would rebook on all except this one.
Confirmed traveller: 21 April 2017
Published on: 26 May 2017
(8 out of 10)

FRANCES

Hampshire Couple
Overall a good holiday. Dinners were a bit repetitive. Always mashed potato. Never had pasta option.
Confirmed traveller: 21 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

BRIGID

Highworth swindon Couple
Every thing about the holiday was great .our rep and coach driver were vey helpful hotel was good with great food .would highly recommend it the ours
Confirmed traveller: 21 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017