Bantry Bay, Cork and Killarney – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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
Depart the UK
Travel to County Cork by coach and ferry or fly from your local airport to West Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
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