• Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
6-day Holiday
DepartingSeptember 2016 - October 2017
From£519.00*

* Price shown: 16 Oct 2016 from London Gatwick - LGW

Killarney

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Join us on a wonderful holiday amid some of the Emerald Isle's finest scenery and based in the subtropical 'oasis' of Glengarriff on Cork's Beara Peninsula. Crammed full of breathtaking highlights, this break includes four unforgettable excursions and half-board accommodation in a welcoming hotel overlooking stunning Bantry Bay.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A drive round the rugged Beara Peninsula
  • Admission to historic Muckross House, one of Ireland's great stately homes, and a tour of the beautiful Killarney National Park
  • A tour of County Cork's south coast, including a visit to colourful Kinsale
  • A tour of the famous Ring of Kerry with its stunning seascapes and soaring mountains
  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the three-star Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Cork
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

The delightful village of Glengarriff is overlooked by Bantry Bay and set against the backdrop of the rugged Caha Mountains. A green oasis, it boasts a lush, shore-side Bamboo Park and nearby Nature Reserve packed with unusual species, as well as a selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Garinish Island, just a short boat trip across the bay, offers more horticultural delights.

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.

Further Information 

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three 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.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

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.

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.

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.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Hotel Information                                                                                                                                                                        

Eccles Hotel

Glengarriff

Introduction

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.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel has comfortable spacious lounges, a formal restaurant, and a bar serving snacks.

Rooms

The hotel's bedrooms have a delightful, up-to-date feel, and all have TV, en-suite facilities, hairdryers, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

What We Think

"A very comfortable, welcoming and well-located hotel, situated just a few minutes by foot from the centre of Glengariff. Perfect as a base for touring this part of Ireland."

Prices & Departure Dates 
Departure AirportDatePrice
From
Code
Birmingham02 Oct 2016 £549.00 KKC
16 Oct 2016 £529.00 
23 Apr 2017 £569.00 
07 May 2017 £619.00 
14 May 2017 £619.00 
21 May 2017 £619.00 
04 Jun 2017 £639.00 
11 Jun 2017 £639.00 
18 Jun 2017 £639.00 
02 Jul 2017 £649.00 
27 Aug 2017 £649.00 
03 Sep 2017 £639.00 
10 Sep 2017 £639.00 
24 Sep 2017 £639.00 
01 Oct 2017 £599.00 
15 Oct 2017 £579.00 
Bristol25 Sep 2016 £639.00 KKB
16 Oct 2016 £529.00 
30 Apr 2017 £579.00 
07 May 2017 £629.00 
14 May 2017 £629.00 
28 May 2017 £629.00 
04 Jun 2017 £659.00 
11 Jun 2017 £659.00 
25 Jun 2017 £659.00 
02 Jul 2017 £669.00 
27 Aug 2017 £669.00 
10 Sep 2017 £659.00 
17 Sep 2017 £659.00 
24 Sep 2017 £649.00 
01 Oct 2017 £599.00 
08 Oct 2017 £599.00 
London City16 Oct 2016 £549.00
 KAV

London Gatwick25 Sep 2016 £599.00 KKL
16 Oct 2016 £519.00 
23 Apr 2017 £549.00 
30 Apr 2017 £569.00 
07 May 2017 £619.00 
14 May 2017 £619.00 
21 May 2017 £619.00 
28 May 2017 £619.00 
04 Jun 2017 £649.00 
18 Jun 2017 £649.00 
25 Jun 2017 £649.00 
02 Jul 2017 £659.00 
27 Aug 2017 £659.00 
03 Sep 2017 £649.00 
10 Sep 2017 £649.00 
17 Sep 2017 £639.00 
24 Sep 2017 £639.00 
01 Oct 2017 £599.00 
08 Oct 2017 £599.00 
15 Oct 2017 £579.00 
London Heathrow02 Oct 2016 £569.00 KKH
16 Oct 2016 £549.00 
23 Apr 2017 £569.00 
30 Apr 2017 £569.00 
21 May 2017 £619.00 
28 May 2017 £619.00 
18 Jun 2017 £639.00 
25 Jun 2017 £639.00 
03 Sep 2017 £649.00 
17 Sep 2017 £649.00 
08 Oct 2017 £599.00 
15 Oct 2017 £579.00 
London Stansted25 Sep 2016 £599.00 KKT
02 Oct 2016 £549.00 
16 Oct 2016 £539.00 
23 Apr 2017 £529.00 
30 Apr 2017 £549.00 
14 May 2017 £599.00 
21 May 2017 £599.00 
11 Jun 2017 £619.00 
18 Jun 2017 £619.00 
27 Aug 2017 £629.00 
03 Sep 2017 £629.00 
01 Oct 2017 £579.00 
15 Oct 2017 £559.00 
Manchester25 Sep 2016 £599.00 KKN
02 Oct 2016 £549.00 
16 Oct 2016 £539.00 
23 Apr 2017 £579.00 
30 Apr 2017 £579.00 
07 May 2017 £629.00 
21 May 2017 £629.00 
28 May 2017 £629.00 
04 Jun 2017 £649.00 
18 Jun 2017 £649.00 
25 Jun 2017 £649.00 
02 Jul 2017 £659.00 
03 Sep 2017 £639.00 
10 Sep 2017 £639.00 
17 Sep 2017 £629.00 
24 Sep 2017 £629.00 
08 Oct 2017 £599.00 
15 Oct 2017 £579.00 
Southampton25 Sep 2016 £599.00 KKJ
02 Oct 2016 £549.00 
16 Oct 2016 £529.00 
30 Apr 2017 £569.00 
07 May 2017 £619.00 
14 May 2017 £619.00 
28 May 2017 £619.00 
04 Jun 2017 £639.00 
11 Jun 2017 £639.00 
25 Jun 2017 £639.00 
02 Jul 2017 £649.00 
27 Aug 2017 £649.00 
10 Sep 2017 £629.00 
17 Sep 2017 £629.00 
24 Sep 2017 £619.00 
01 Oct 2017 £599.00 
08 Oct 2017 £599.00 
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Please call our Booking Department on 01304 764 764*

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Sun        10am - 6pm
Bank Holidays  10am - 4pm

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