Killarney & The Ring of Kerry
Killarney’s National Park was the first of its kind in Ireland; this precious place holds a special place in many visitor’s hearts throughout the world - a place where the epitome and vision of Ireland becomes a reality - scenic green with a warm welcome that you’ll never forget.Yet, just one of the stops along the Ring of Kerry circular route! This spectacular drive around the Iveragh Peninsula is a sight to behold.
• 4 nights Half Board in 3* accommodation
• Return ferry crossing from the UK
• A Jaunting Car, horse & cart ride from Killarney to Muckross House
• Full day guided tour of the Ring of Kerry with lunch in picturesque Waterville
• Eco boat tour of the Skelligs
3* Eviston House, Killarney (or similar)
• Lift • Bar
• Tea/Coffee facilities
Upgraded option from £599pp
4* Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney
Day 1: After your ferry crossing from the UK and drive to the south-west of Ireland you arrive in the resort of Killarney. Settle into your hotel base.
Day 2: Today’s adventure involves a Jaunting Car ride. This traditional horse and cart, used in rural Ireland, will take you from resort onto country park roads, amid stunning lakeside scenery all the way to Muckross House. Disembark to take a guided tour of this 19th century Victorian mansion and hear how it came to be set in such wondrous surroundings.
Day 3: Day at leisure in Killarney, the charming and lively little town surrounded entirely by picturesque and varied national parkland, where the locals are well versed in welcoming visitors.
Day 4: The Ring of Kerry is the circuit for today, arguably one of the most picturesque drives in Ireland, certainly one of the most popular. Your local guide will ensure all beauty spots are explained, stopping in Waterville for lunch at a beautiful inn with 360-degree views of the captivating Kerry landscape. Disembark at Portmagee Marina to catch an Eco Boat Tour of the Skellig Islands lasting approximate two-and-a-half-hours. The Skellig Islands lying off the coast of Country Kerry are sharp in appearance; it was on these rocky islets that the Fionan monks set up their remote retreat crafting inhabitable beehive huts. The circular stone huts draw flocks of visitors to the islands today, flocks of birds also are attracted to the remote islands including Gannets, Puffins and Arctic Tern. This tour will circle booth islands getting you up close to see the wildlife and historical sites.
Day 5: Depart hotel after breakfast to commence your onward journey to Ireland’s east coast where you will connect with your return ferry to the UK.