Kerry casts a magical spell over its visitors. Generations have been enchanted by its exceptional landscape of mountain ranges, mirrored lakes and ancient forests, woven together by an intricate coastline. This favoured corner of Ireland fires the imagination and gently soothes the soul. Our base is Castleisland, the gateway to the Kingdom of Kerry and our excursions include the Dingle Peninsula, a local day around Killarney and the lakes, a visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Museum, a boat trip around Dingle Bay and the chance to visit Muckross House & Gardens. We also explore the Ring of Kerry, truly Ireland's most beautiful coastline.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT - Not required BUT Photographic ID is required.
The 4 star Seven Oaks Hotel enjoys an enviable reputation and is only a short walk to the town centre. It offers the best in traditional Irish food featuring the finest local produce. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, trouser press and Wi-Fi. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is a lift.
The 3 star River Island Hotel is a family run hotel located on the lower main street of the town of Castleisland, ideal for a relaxing stroll after dinner. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and hairdryer. There is Wi-Fi in public areas. There is a lift.
The 4 star Stormont Hotel is situated in the leafy suburbs of Belfast four miles from the city centre. Enjoy contemporary dining and relax in the stylish lounge and reception area. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
We journey to Holyhead to board the early afternoon Stena Line ferry to Dublin. We disembark and travel the short distance to Carlow for overnight half board accommodation at the Seven Oaks Hotel.
We travel via Roscrea and Limerick to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Museum where 19th century life is re-created, set in the grounds of a medieval fortress featuring over 30 buildings in a 'living' village and rural setting. We continue to Castleisland for 4 nights half board accommodation at the River Island Hotel.
Today we visit County Kerry, including the Bog Village at Killorglin which gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th and 19th century. We have time to sample some Irish coffee before continuing around the world-famous Ring of Kerry with its dramatic, rugged seascapes and glorious countryside. Our route takes us via Sneem and Molls Gap to view the Lakes of Killarney with its scenic views. A day to remember!
Our excursion takes us on a scenic tour below the Slieve Mish Mountains around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula where we enjoy dramatic coastal views of an area steeped in history. We include a boat trip from Dingle Bay with full commentary, bringing to life this fascinating part of Ireland. You will learn the story of Dingle, it’s people and their way of life in times gone by, view Marie Antoinettes’ secret escape tunnel, the lost village of Reen & if we are fortunate enough you may see the Dingle Bay Dolphin, Fungie.
We visit the traditional Irish town of Killarney situated in beautiful countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed, a must visit destination for any traveller. Brim full of history, heritage, activities and world class hospitality it has recently won Ireland's tidy town competition. Enjoy a tour of the town by Jaunting Car or visit Muckross House & Gardens (price not included).
We depart Castleisland and travel via Adare, a designated Heritage Town, one of the prettiest and friendliest in Ireland. We continue via the Newbridge Silverware Outlet and onwards to the outskirts of Belfast for overnight half board accommodation at the Stormont Hotel.
Mid-morning we travel the short distance to Belfast Port and board the 11:30hrs ferry crossing to Loch Ryan. We disembark and travel south via the main roads and motorways, arriving home early evening.
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast with 1 complimentary drink (glass of wine, beer or soft drink) with dinner each evening at our main hotel, Entertainment (Main hotel only, 1 night live), Ferry travel, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - entrance to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Museum and Dingle Bay boat trip.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £115.00