West Cork and Kerry Explorer

West Cork and Kerry Explorer

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West Cork and Kerry Explorer

6 Days Starting in Holyhead and ending in Holyhead, UK

Visiting: Holyhead, Ireland, Midleton, Cobh, Bantry Bay, Glengarriff, Kenmare, Beara Peninsula, Dublin

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

irewc

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

6-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

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Tour Overview

Take in the true spirit of the Emerald Isle as we explore Ireland’s South West on this fantastic short break by coach. Discover the heritage of one of Ireland’s most famous drinks, Jameson Whiskey, and uncover fascinating history with our visit to Cobh. We’ll also enjoy a tour of the lesser-known Beara Peninsula, with its dramatic scenery and outstanding beauty, before rounding the tour off in capital Dublin.

Highlights

  • Take in the true spirit of the Emerald Isle as we explore Ireland’s South West on this fantastic short break by coach

  • Discover the heritage of one of Ireland’s most famous drinks, Jameson Whiskey, and uncover fascinating history with our visit to Cobh

  • Enjoy a tour of the lesser-known Beara Peninsula, with its dramatic scenery and outstanding beauty, before rounding the tour off in capital Dublin

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Holyhead
Location: Holyhead, Ireland
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: Dinner

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, and onward to our overnight hotel.

Day 2 : Cobh And Jameson Distillery
Location: Midleton, Cobh, Bantry Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Westlodge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We cross beautiful Ireland and make our way to Midleton, where you can discover the heritage of one of Ireland's most famous drinks at the Jameson Distillery and enjoy a sample.

We continue to the historic town of Cobh, which was the last stop for the Titanic before its infamous journey.

From here, we head to Bantry Bay and the Westlodge Hotel, where we stay for three nights.

Day 3 : Cork And Kinsale
Location: Bantry Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Westlodge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy time at leisure to relax in Bantry, or alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Kinsale? Known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, Kinsale has retained much of the flavour of its maritime history, making it a great place to visit – be sure to try one of the famous seafood chowders!

We go on to visit vibrant Cork; located on the banks of the River Lee, there are plenty of beautiful sights to discover here. A particular highlight is the Saint Fin Barres Cathedral, which was built by the Victorian architect, William Burges, in the 1800s.

Day 4 : Glengarriff, Kenmare And Beara Peninsula
Location: Glengarriff, Kenmare, Beara Peninsula
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Westlodge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we make our way to the tranquil village of Glengarriff. Famed for its natural beauty, Glengarriff is situated on the world-renowned Bantry Bay, where the mountains meet the sea.

From here, we begin our tour of the lesser-known Beara Peninsula, a beautiful unspoilt area of Ireland.


We round the day off in Kenmare. With majestic mountains, pretty streets lined with charming restaurants and the still waters of Kenmare Bay, Kenmare really is the jewel in the Ring of Kerry.

Day 5 : West Of Ireland To Dublin
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

As our holiday draws to a close we commence our journey back to Dublin, with some free time this afternoon to enjoy Dublin's sights. Why not join our optional guided tour where you can learn more about Ireland's capital and see some of the famous attractions, such as the Ha'penny Bridge, Trinity College or Temple Bar?



We stay overnight on the outskirts of Dublin.

Day 6 : Return Home
Location: Holyhead
Meals Included: Breakfast

To Holyhead, then home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry Bay. Overnight stays will be at city style hotels in the Dublin area.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

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  • Low Deposit

    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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