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West Cork and Kerry Explorer

Overview

Travel by Air Days
  • ‘Titanic Trail’ walking tour
  • Discover Cork City
  • Visit the Jameson Experience
  • See the colourful village of Kinsale
  • Tour the unspoilt Beara Peninsula
  • Explore picturesque Kenmare

We are sure you will be enraptured by the picturesque scenery that the welcoming counties of Cork and Kerry have to offer – so join us on this spectacular holiday to the South West and discover it for yourself.

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Itinerary

Day One: Home to Cork Area
We fly from the UK to Cork, and then transfer to the Midleton Park Hotel, where we spend the next five nights. (D)

Day Two: Midleton, Cobh & the Titanic Trail
We start with a trip to Midleton, where we discover the heritage at the Jameson Distillery and get to sample one of Ireland’s top tipples. Next we’re off to the historical harbour town of Cobh to enjoy a fascinating ‘Titanic Trail’ walking tour. Cobh was the last port of call of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. (B,D)

Day Two: Midleton, Cobh & the Titanic Trail
We start with a trip to Midleton, where we discover the heritage at the Jameson Distillery and get to sample one of Ireland’s top tipples. Next we’re off to the historical harbour town of Cobh to enjoy a fascinating ‘Titanic Trail’ walking tour. Cobh was the last port of call of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. (B,D)

Day Four: A day at leisure in Cork
Today you can venture back into the vibrant city of Cork, or perhaps relax and enjoy the leisure facilities at your hotel. (B,D)

Day Five: Glengarriff, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula
Today we make our way to the tranquil village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry Bay before beginning our tour of the lesser-known Beara Peninsula, a beautiful unspoilt area of Ireland. We round the day off with a visit to the heritage town of Kenmare which links this peninsula with the Ring of Kerry. (B,D)

Day Six: Cork to Home
Unfortunately, our holiday must draw to an end as we transfer to the airport to catch our flight back to the UK. (B)

West Cork Hotel

The West Cork Hotel is located in the heart of the colourful market town of Skibbereen, and is ideally placed for exploring the tourist attractions of West Cork.

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Kenmare And Beara Peninsula

Today, we’ll spend the day exploring Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula. In the small town of Kenmare, which is part of the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, we’ll find picturesque views, a peaceful atmosphere and one of Ireland’s most interesting histories.

Onwards to the Beara Peninsula, we’ll enjoy a scenic drive through this famous setting. Known for its stunning views over the Caha Mountains and the Slieve Miskish Mountains, Beara is truly a sight for sore eyes.

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Full Day: Kinsale And Cork City

The popular port and town of Kinsale is always a treat to visit. With its brightly coloured shops, narrow streets, lively atmosphere and bustling harbour; Kinsale is also one of Ireland’s most historic locations. We’ll spend some time exploring the town, before we journey onwards to Cork City, often referred to as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ by Corkonians.

Cork’s contemporary feel, plus its excellent restaurants, shops and attractions make it a great place to visit, and we’ll be able to find more than enough to do here.

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Full Day: Midleton Distillery, Cobh And Titanic Walking Trail

Starting with the Middleton Distillery, we’ll enjoy an interesting tour of this excellent distillery, as well as indulging in a tot of whiskey after our tour - this is a must for whiskey enthusiasts! We’ll then visit Cobh, known for its maritime history. This includes the tragic fate of the RMS Titanic, which was the final port of call for the ill-fated passenger liner in 1912.

We’ll take a moving Titanic Walking Trail tour to discover more about this, taking us through the events of the day the liner departed with help from a specially trained guide.

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