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West Cork and Kerry Explorer

6 days - from only £689pp


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.


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

6 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Cobh and Jameson Distillery

    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

    • Jameson Distillery
    • Cobh
  • Day 3: Cork and Kinsale

    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

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Cork and Kinsale

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Glengarriff, Kenmare and Beara Peninsula

    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

    Beara Peninsula

    Irish landscape at sunset in Beara peninsula

    Included Highlights

    • Glengarriff
    • Beara Peninsula
    • Kenmare
  • Day 5: West of Ireland to Dublin

    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 stay overnight on the outskirts of Dublin.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Dublin
  • Day 6:

    To Holyhead, then home.

    Included meals: B*

Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (6 days).


You will stay for three nights at the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry Bay. Overnight stays will be at city style hotels in the Dublin area.

  • 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.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.