We return to Ireland for a classic tour taking in the spectacular Ring of Kerry and the glorious Dingle Peninsula. The Killarney Plaza Hotel is very popular with our regular customers and Killarney is the perfect base from which to explore this corner of the Emerald Isle.
Day 1 We travel across into Wales making stops for refreshments and a short visit to Llangollen before arriving in Caernarfon and our overnight hotel.
Day 2 We travel to Holyhead for the early crossing to Dublin, having breakfast on board. From here we continue to Killarney via Portlaoise and Limerick to our hotel.
Day 3 A full day guided tour of the Dingle Peninsula, which stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches. For lunch we stop in Dingle, the only town on the peninsula. Our tour will go as far as Slea Head and return via Tralee.
Day 4 We have a guided tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, or as it is better known, the spectacular Ring of Kerry. The stunning drive provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland, and a landscape carved out of rock in the last ice age. Breath-taking scenery of glorious beaches beneath towering cliffs, high wild moorlands and dramatic lakes set in velvet mountains. We have included entrance to Kerry Bog Village, for an insight into life in the 18th century during the famine years. We also stop at Waterville overlooking Ballingskelligs Bay and the pretty village of Sneem.
Day 5 A free day for you to explore the town of Killarney. You could take a lake cruise on board the ‘Lily of Killarney’, have a ride on a traditional jaunting cart, or visit Muckross House, one of Ireland’s foremost stately homes with folk and farm museums and beautiful gardens. (Entrances not included.)
Day 6 Leaving Killarney, we travel to Blarney and its famous castle where a stop will be made, not only for those wishing to kiss the stone, but to visit Ireland’s largest craft market. We stop in New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, with costumed guides and themed exhibitions, it provides a worldclass insight into the emigrant experience. We continue to Wexford and our overnight hotel.
Day 7 A short drive takes us to Rosslare for the ferry to Fishguard. The drive home takes us through South Wales and over the Severn Bridge, making refreshment stops en route.
Located in the heart of Killarney town, our four star hotel offers stylish and spacious surroundings with two bars and a leisure complex which includes indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.