West Cork and Kerry Explorer

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.

6 days from £739pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Regional joining points

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 6 day itinerary

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

Included Meals

  • 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Cobh
  • Jameson Distillery

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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Cork and Kinsale
    • 2024: £15.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Glengarriff
  • Beara Peninsula
  • Kenmare

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 continue to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of the city.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dublin

Optional Excursions

  • Dublin Sightseeing
    • 2024: £23.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

To Holyhead, then home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast*

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Westlodge Hotel in Bantry Bay. 

Overnight stays will be on the outskirts of the Dublin area and will be in a city-style.


Westlodge Hotel

Westlodge Hotel

Relax in the 4-star Westlodge Hotel in Bantry in West Cork. All bedrooms feature satellite TV, hairdryer and comfortable facilities. Enjoy casual dining in Hannie's Bistro or more formal dining in the Sugarloaf Restaurant with stunning views of Bantry Bay. The Leisure centre has state of the art gym, squash court, pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. On the grounds there is also pitch and putt and tennis courts.

Location: Seafield , Bantry, P75 YR70

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
Service
  • Safe Box in Reception
  • Bureau de Change
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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4 Out of 5 ( 3 Reviews )

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Lorraine, 1 year ago

I enjoyed it , seeing Cork; where two friends live. I enjoyed the beautiful countryside.I enjoyed the quiet in the coach. I enjoyed exploring Kerry , Dublin, everywhere we went to. Lovely ferry Boat, sea crossing.

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Mitchell, 1 year ago

Great holiday hotels excellent scenery absolutely stunning journey a bit long but overall worth it

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