Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

6 days from £479 pp.


The famous "Ladies View", Ring of Kerry

Visit: The famous "Ladies View", Ring of Kerry, Ireland

About the Tour

Explore Ireland’s most famous coast and see the spectacular sights of the Beara Peninsula and the renowned Ring of Kerry, on this fully escorted coach tour. Witness the beauty of the Beara Peninsula and its quaint town of Castletownbere and Glengarriff village, where you can also join a trip to the Garnish Island, and revel in the stunning Italian gardens. Take in the dramatic scenery and stunning natural splendours of the Ring of Kerry, as we pass picturesque fishing villages on route to Killarney, where you can join a traditional jaunting car ride. In contrast, we also visit the cities of Cork, Blarney and Dublin. See the famous Saint Fin Barres Cathedral in Cork, Blarney’s legendary castle and Dublin’s most celebrated sights, all making for an unforgettable holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Travel from a regional joining point
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Regional departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland. We continue to our hotel in the Carlow area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Cork

    Cork

    We leave our hotel after breakfast and head south to Ireland’s second largest city after Dublin, Cork. Located on the banks of the River Lee, Cork is home to some beautiful sights. Be sure to see the Saint Fin Barres Cathedral which was built by Victorian architect, William Burges in the 1800s. There will be free time in Cork for you to explore at your leisure before we travel the short distance to Blarney, with its famous castle (entrance extra). Built during the 15th and 16th century, a must for any visitor to the castle is to kiss the Blarney Stone. In the past, visitors were required to be lowered over the battlements by their ankles in order to kiss the stone. Nowadays, the stone is set in a wall below the battlements, although anyone wishing to partake is still required to lean backwards from the parapet walk. From Blarney we continue to our hotel in West Cork for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Beara Peninsula

    Beara Peninsula

    Today, we see breathtaking views on our included excursion, as we tour the Beara Peninsula, a bygone haunt of smugglers. We set out after breakfast for a scenic drive around Ireland’s third major ‘ring’ after Kerry and Dingle. During the day, we pause at the fishing port of Castletownbere located on the southern coast of the peninsula. We then continue to Glengarriff where you may wish to take a boat trip to the magnificent Garnish Island (extra cost payable locally), with its famous collection of plants and Italian landscaping.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Killarney

    Killarney

    Today’s included excursion takes in more dramatic scenery and picturesque fishing villages on part of the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry, or Iveragh Peninsula as it is also known, has attracted visitors for hundreds of years on account of its outstanding natural beauty. During the day we visit the town of Killarney where there will be the opportunity to join an optional jaunting car ride. The Tangney family, whose jaunting business has been in operation for over 220 years, will welcome you on board their pony and trap rides and take you on an exciting tour of the area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dublin

    Dublin

    We travel back across Ireland and head to Dublin where our optional sightseeing tour will introduce you to this fascinating city. Our informative guide will show you the main sights such as the Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. There will then be free time for you to explore all Dublin has to offer. Perhaps pay a visit to the Guinness Storehouse should you wish to pay homage to Dublin’s most famous drink (entrance not included). Sit back, relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin from its glassed Gravity Bar. After time at leisure we continue to our hotel in the Dublin area where we stay overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    To Holyhead, then home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Cork
    • Blarney Castle (entrance extra)
    • Beara Peninsula
    • Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
    • Dublin

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Garnish Island Boat Trip
    • Jaunting Car Ride - Take in the sights by horse and cart
    • Dublin Sightseeing - See the main sights with a guide

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (6 days). Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (6 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star superior Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, near Clonakilty, superbly situated, overlooking Rosscarbery Bay and Galley Head. 

    On 8th July & 2nd September 2018 departures we will stay at the 3-star Westlodge Hotel in Bantry.

    Overnight stays in Carlow and the Dublin area are in 3-star hotels.

    Ireland

    Seven Oaks

    Seven Oaks

    Ireland

    Celtic Ross

    Celtic Ross

    Ireland

    Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West

    Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West

    Seven Oaks


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Celtic Ross


    The 3-star Celtic Ross is a family owned hotel, picturesquely set right on the West Cork coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way, with the historic Cathedral Town of Rosscarbery on its doorstep. A superb location, unspoilt beaches, locally sourced food and excellent service, all combine to create a memorable stay. The hotel has 66 rooms, some of which have sea views or lagoon views boasting amazing sun sets over the Bay. The Kingfisher Bar Bistro, is the ideal place to relax. Alternatively enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West


    The Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West is located on the outskirts of the city of Dublin and is set in a business area with local transport services to the main city centre. The hotels facilities include a bar, restaurant, lounge, lift and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature multi-channel LCD T.V, safe, hairdryer, Tea and Coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, telephone, Wi-Fi/internet access and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Celtic Ross


    The 3-star Celtic Ross is a family owned hotel, picturesquely set right on the West Cork coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way, with the historic Cathedral Town of Rosscarbery on its doorstep. A superb location, unspoilt beaches, locally sourced food and excellent service, all combine to create a memorable stay. The hotel has 66 rooms, some of which have sea views or lagoon views boasting amazing sun sets over the Bay. The Kingfisher Bar Bistro, is the ideal place to relax. Alternatively enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West


    The Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West is located on the outskirts of the city of Dublin and is set in a business area with local transport services to the main city centre. The hotels facilities include a bar, restaurant, lounge, lift and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature multi-channel LCD T.V, safe, hairdryer, Tea and Coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, telephone, Wi-Fi/internet access and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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