Holidays 2022

Kingdom of Kerry

Departs:
Sunday 2nd October 2022 | 7 Days

Kingdom of Kerry

Tour Price:
£589.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

County Kerry contains some of Ireland's most iconic scenery: surf-pounded sea cliffs and soft golden sands, emerald-green farmland criss-crossed by tumbledown stone walls, mist-shrouded bogs and cloud-torn mountain peaks.

With one of the country's finest National Parks as its backyard, the lively tourism hub of Killarney spills over with colourful shops, restaurants and pubs loud with spirited traditional music.

The town is the jumping-off point for Kerry-s two famed loop drives: the larger Ring of Kerry skirts the mountainous, island-fringed Iveragh Peninsula. The more compact Dingle Peninsula is like a condensed version of its southern neighbour, with ancient prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, Christian sites, sandy beaches and glimpses of a hard unforgiving land.

Kerry's exquisite beauty makes it one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations. But if you need to escape from the crowds, there's always a mountain pass, and isolated cove or an un-trodden trail to discover.

Tour Inclusions

  • Ferries
  • All coach travel
  • Porterage
  • 6 nights half board
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment
  • Main Hotel: Complementary drink with dinner each evening. Wine, beer, soft drink
  • Courier escorted

Special Notes

  • The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • There is tea/coffee making facilities in all hotels.
  • To ring back to England you dial: +44 then minus the 0 from your code, followed by your number.
  • Overnight bags required.
  • Program could be subject to alteration.
  • Exchange Rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£589.00

Single Room Supplement: £96.00

(Double/twin room for sole occupancy)

Your Accommodation

Main Hotel

River Island Hotel

Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co Kerry, Ireland
Tel: 00353 66 7142555

The 3 star River Island Hotel is ideally located on Castleisland's Main St. and offers guests and locals alike a wonderful choice of onsite facilities.

The River Island Hotel is a hotel which is not compromised by design or over styled, but a place where the overall effect is relaxed and homely.

The hotel boasts 52 wonderfully appointed guest rooms, all with en-suite, free toiletries, safe, TV, Telephone, Iron and hairdryer, while these wonderfully appointed guest rooms offer a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of town.

The Con's Bar & Restaurant offers afternoon menus that celebrate the wealth of locally sourced produce.

Outward Hotel

Maldron Hotel Wexford

Dublin Road, Wexford, Co Wexford, Ireland
Tel: 00353 53 9172000

Return Hotel

Royal Hotel

Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Tel: 00353 1 2862935

Kingdom of Kerry
Kingdom of Kerry

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

After boarding your luxury coach, we make our way to South Wales and the port of Fishguard and our afternoon Ferry to Rosslare Port. On arrival we make our way to Wexford for our overnight stay at the 3 star Maldron Hotel located in the centre of town, where we will spend 1 night with dinner bed & breakfast.

Day 2: Depart for Castleisland

After breakfast we continue our journey across the most southern part of Ireland via Youghal to Blarney, a visit can be made to the Castle (at own expense) and take part in the long-standing tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone to receive 'the gift of eloquence' (but only for the fit ones) we will stop at the Blarney Woollen Mills close to the village green, which offers the best range of genuine Irish products. We continue our journey to Castleisland and the 3 star River Island Hotel where we will spend the next 4 nights half board.

Day 3: Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride

After breakfast we travel to Killarney, Set in the Irish Lake District and internationally renowned for its scenic beauty. There will be a ride on the traditional Jaunting cars, which will take you for a ride through the National Park and along the edge of Lough Leane to Ross Castle. From here catch the Lily of Killarney to cruise across the lake, (all included) a memorable way to view the surrounding mountains. Killarney town for free time. Later we return back to Castleisland to relax before dinner and entertainment.

Day 4: Ring of Kerry

Departing after breakfast we take a full day excursion around the Ring of Kerry. Dominated by MacGillycuddy's Reeks, savour 100 miles of spectacular scenery as you travel along the narrow coastal road of the Iveragh Peninsula. Beginning at Killorglin, home of the world's oldest market, the famous Puck Fair, through Glenbeigh, continue through the villages of Rossbeigh and Kells, with their beautiful golden beaches to Caherciveen for lunch. Passing through villages to Molls Gap, a cutting between bogland and mountains. The winding road passes Ladies View, before returning back to our hotel in Castleisland.

Day 5: Dingle & the Dingle Peninsular

The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. Dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine. The peninsula has something to offer to everyone: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition. There is a resident dolphin called Fungie, the name given to him by the fishermen. It's a fully grown, middle aged, male bottlenose. His home is Dingle Bay. There are boat trips which are able to be taken to see Fungie in the Bay, (at own expense) Returning back to our hotel to relax before dinner.

Day 6: Depart for Dublin

After breakfast we depart for Dublin, stopping en route at the Irish National Stud (Entrance included). The Irish National Stud offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour. The Japanese Gardens are among the most loved of all Ireland's gardens, a veritable feast for the eye and ear with the sight and sound of trickling streams perfectly complementing the greenery and vivid colours that provide a tranquil backdrop to the beautiful Bridge of Life and Tea House. After our break here we continue onto Dublin for our last overnight stay at the Royal Hotel Bray, with dinner.

Day 7: Depart for Home

After an early 'Grab & Go' breakfast and all overnight cases have been loaded onto the coach we travel into Dublin to catch the early morning ferry crossing from Dublin to Holyhead at 8.15hrs. (Breakfast is included on the ferry) Arriving in Holyhead approx 11.50am. We will make our way back through Wales with stops on-route. Arriving home early evening.

The tour manager and driver will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.