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Bantry Bay, Cork and Killarney – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Kinsale Port ©TourismIreland / Chris Hill

    Cork City Kinsale Port ©TourismIreland / Chris Hill
  • Garnish Island ©Tourism Ireland, Chris Hill

    Cork City Garnish Island ©Tourism Ireland, Chris Hill
5 day tour
From £315 per person - minimum 25 passengers

The delights of County Cork range from the bustling friendly streets of Cork City, to the rugged beauty of West Cork. Neighbouring County Kerry is perhaps the most well known tourist destination in Ireland, home as it is to the lively town of Killarney and the ever popular Ring of Kerry.


Various dates in 2020

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Depart the UK

Travel to County Cork by coach and ferry or fly from your local airport to West Ireland.

Day 2

Bantry Bay and Garnish Island

Bantry is a thriving market town situated at the head of Bantry Bay and surrounded by some of Ireland’s most stunning countryside. A must-see is Garnish Island – a small island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs around the world. Visit Bantry House and Gardens, one of Ireland’s hidden gems, with stunning views over Bantry Bay.

Day 3

West Cork Coast Road and Kinsale

After a hearty Irish breakfast, see some of the picturesque towns and villages and stunning coastal scenery along Cork’s coast road. Travel past pretty beaches and charming coastal villages to the picturesque harbour town of Kinsale, widely regarded as the gourmet centre of the south. Continue onto the City of Cork, Ireland’s third largest, where you can see the English Market, the Huguenot Quarter and St. Finbarr’s Cathedral.

Day 4

Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

Today, enjoy a day’s excursion to Killarney and the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’. Enjoy a brief visit to the vibrant town of Killarney then join your specialist guide and travel from Killarney to Killorgin, Glenbeigh and Caherciveen, Waterville and Sneem, finishing at Kenmare before returning to Bantry Bay in time for dinner.

Day 5

Return home

After breakfast start your journey home.

Suggested hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in November 2018

Maritime Hotel ****, Bantry

This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach and enjoys uninterrupted sea views across Bantry Bay. The hotel boasts a restaurant, bar, lounge area and a leisure centre featuring a large swimming pool and a children’s pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and gymnasium. All the 100 designer rooms come fully equipped with en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, iron, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and safe. Some rooms have stunning sea views and balconies, others overlook mature woods.  Coach parking on site at hotel.

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort ***, Kerry

Nestled in one of the most picturesque corners of the Wild Atlantic Way, just a few minutes’ walk from the charming shops and gourmet delights of Kenmare Town this award winning hotel provides an ideal base to discover the gems of the Ring of Kerry and the surrounding area. Guests can enjoy their meals in the hotel bar and restaurant and use the state-of-the-art leisure centre equipped with pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. All rooms are en-suite, bright and feature multi-channel TV, direct dial telephones, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  Coach parking on site at hotel.


Dates 5 day tour
2020 from £315.00 per person

Single supplement available on request

All prices are per person and based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room with a free place. Exchange rate £1.00 = €1.112, calculated in June 2019. Prices do not include UK coach hire/transport or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if valid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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