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The South West - Kerry & Cork

Car tour: 10 days (9 nights)

Killarney Lakes

10 days will vanish so quickly in Cork and Kerry and leave you wanting more. Some of the highlights include; The ring of Kerry, Dingle Bay and of course kissing the Blarney stone!  

Torc Waterfall

With 13 Blue Flag beaches Kerry is a haven for water-sports enthusiasts and sand-castle builders alike! Head inland away from the coast and mountainous roads like the Connor Pass reveal spectacular views, while the mountain road from Killarney to Kenmare leads you to ‘Ladies View', one of the most awe-inspiring vistas you’ll ever see. Co Kerry is also home to Fungi, one of the world’s most famous dolphins, who has lived in Dingle Bay for over 25 years and who never tires of playing with the many visitors who don wetsuits and flippers and head out on a boat trip into his watery world. Back on dry land, take a drive around the famous Ring of Kerry as it weaves around sandy coves and steep mountainsides while those still hungry for more fantastic sights should take in the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. If all that sightseeing leaves you hungry and thirsty, Kerry boast many ‘singing pubs’ where you can enjoy a tasty meal and a drink or two while enjoying the ‘craic’ and some foot-tapping traditional Irish music.

County Cork with its quiet coves and spectacular beaches such as Barlycove a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes, Inchydoney and Owenahincha not far from Clonakilty (famous for white and black pudding). Explore the charming villages of Rosscarbery, Glendore and Baltimore from where there are boat trips to the islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir. Not to be missed is a visit to the dramatic Mizen Head, walk across the bridge and far below you’ll see surf foams and crashes of the Atlantic Ocean, at which point you may find your heart in your mouth. Discover your own ‘gift of the gab’ by kissing the Blarney Stone in Blarney, just 7 miles from Cork City, visit Kinsale, a beautiful harbour town known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland or the historical town of Cobh, with its associations to the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania. You won’t be disappointed by the coastline of Co. Cork – that’s for sure.

 

Tour Itenerary

Day One
Arrive into Dublin for overnight stay in the three star Sandymount Hotel, Dublin city. 

Or

Arrive Rosslare with overnight at four star Talbot Hotel in Wexford town, Co. Wexford

 

Days Two to Four
Three nights at the four star Parknasilla Resort & Spas Hotel in Sneem, Co. Kerry just 10 minutes’ drive from Kenmare.


Day Five to Seven

Three nights at the three star Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff on Bantry Bay, Co. Cork.

 

Day Eight

One night at either the four star Garryvoe Hotel in Castlemartyr or the Castle Hotel in Macroom both in Co. Cork.


Day Nine

Head back to the Sandymount Hotel in Dublin city or Talbot Hotel in Wexford for overnight stay before sailing home.


Day Ten

Say goodbye to Ireland and sail home from Dublin or Rosslare.

 

Prices: This tour includes return car ferry and 9 nights B&B for 2 adults. Prices start from £434 each via Dublin or from £444 each via Rosslare, sharing twin/double room.  Ask about our free child places.  
 

Our car tours can be flexible to suit your holiday needs,  just let us know where and how long you want to stay in Ireland. Our fares start from £69 for you and your car [one way] available for travel up to December 17th 2014 and is valid for midweek travel (Tues & Wed) on night cruise ferry departures on Holyhead & Pembroke services. Must be booked min. 60 days in advance of travel date. T & C’s apply

For more info call: 08717 300 400  Accommodation in Cork  Accommodation in Kerry