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Cork and Kerry

Ireland

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  • Spend 2 nights in Cork & 2 nights in Kerry with easy access to the main sights & attractions. 
  • Enjoy highlights like the Ring of Kerry, the Titanic Experience in Cobh & a ferry trip to Garnish Island. 
  • Sample craft beer at Killarney Brewing Company & take a guided tour of Midleton Whiskey distillery. 
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle en-route to Cork & stop in Adare on the way back to Dublin.
  • Smaller group sizes and the highest possible safety standards.
  • Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.

Book Your Trip From £649pp

From£649pp

HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your guided group holiday to Cork and Kerry

Let’s see more of Cork and Kerry. Discover the dramatic scenery and fascinating history that will reignite your passion for Ireland! The first highlight of our guided Irish holiday will be visiting the historic Kilkenny Castle on the way to Cork. We’ll learn more about the Titanic and its fateful voyage, at its last port of call in Cobh, sample some whiskey in Midleton and spot seals on our ferry trip to Garnish Island. We’ll then travel to Kerry, take in the county’s breathtaking scenery on a Ring of Kerry experience and learn more about the craft of beer making at Killarney Brewing Company. So join us on this guided Irish holiday and explore the ‘Rebel County’ and the ‘Kingdom’.

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Trip Itinerary

Moderate

Activity Level: Moderate

Day

Travel to Cork

Visit Kilkenny Castle en route to Cork

Morning
Kilkenny castle

Let’s see more of this beautiful county and discover more of Ireland!

This morning, meet your guide in Dublin, before departing to your hotel in Cork. If booking from Northern Ireland a coach transfer from Belfast, Ballymena, Newry and Lisburn is also provided.

Pick-up points and times will be advised closer to departure.

Travelling to Cork by coach, we will stop in Kilkenny and visit one of the most iconic and recognised landmarks in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle! Let’s take in in the beauty of this majestic site which dates back to the 12th century. Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle, which has been rebuilt and adapted to suit changing circumstances over a period of 800 years.

Enjoy some free time in Kilkenny to explore its characterful streets and have lunch (not included), before continuing to Cork.

Kilkenny castle

At Leisure

Kilkenny landscape view

Check-in at your hotel in Cork where you will be staying for two nights and take the rest of the afternoon to relax and become familiar with your surroundings. Your guide will be happy to tell you of places of interest nearby.

Tonight, join us for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

 

Breakfast at your hotel is included every day during your stay. 

Kilkenny landscape view

Cobh, Midleton & Titanic Experience

Visit St Colman’s Cathedral & Titanic Experience

Morning
Port and colorful houses in Cobh

After breakfast, we depart for a full-day guided excursion to Cobh and Midleton.
Enjoy a guided visit to St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh. This neo-Gothic building took over forty-seven years to build and opened in 1911. Its spire stands one hundred metres tall and the tower houses forty-two bells, comprising the largest carillon in Ireland.

Let’s step back in time for our Titanic Experience. We start at the original White Star Line Ticket Office, a building steeped in history, dating back to the early 19th century and the departure point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. All aboard! We start our adventure with our boarding card, giving details of one of the 123 passengers who came to the ticket office on Thursday, April 11th 1912. These were the final passengers to join Titanic at her last port of call in Queenstown (now Cobh). Your personal tour guide will take you on a virtual journey, joining Titanic for her maiden voyage to New York.

After our Titanic experience, we will stop for a light lunch, which is included today.

Port and colorful houses in Cobh

Discover Jameson Distillery Midleton

Afternoon
Jameson distillery

After lunch, we will continue our guided tour to Midleton, where we’ll enjoy one of Irelands finest, a visit to the Jameson Distillery!

Whiskey has been distilled in the town of Midleton, County Cork since the early 9th Century. The tour will include a short audio-visual presentation before discovering more of the distillery with local guides. Our tour ends in the Distillery pub, where we are invited to enjoy a glass of Irish Whiskey - sláinte! After a warming whiskey, e relax on the coach transfer back to your hotel.

Jameson distillery

At Leisure

Evening
Free time on your holiday in Ireland

Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. Your guide will be happy to make some suggestions for local entertainment options.

Free time on your holiday in Ireland

Bantry House, Glengarriff & Garnish Island

Visit Bantry House

Morning
Visit Bantry house

After breakfast we’ll check out of our hotel and depart for one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Ireland, Kerry. En-route in County Cork we will have a full day excursion, including a guided visit to Bantry House, ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry. The House has an important collection of art treasures and beautiful surrounding gardens.

After the visit, we’ll stop in Glengarriff.

Visit Bantry house

Explore Glengarriff & Garnish Island

Afternoon
Explore Garnish island

Join us as we board the ferry and take a short scenic journey to Garnish Island, enjoying views of the bay and passing Seal Island with its colony of harbour seals. Garnish is a unique island with an unusual microclimate that plays host to a multitude of exotic and subtropical plants. During the summer months, it is often covered in a rainbow of colour.

Take some free time to explore the island before we return on the ferry and continue our journey to our hotel.

Explore Garnish island

At Leisure

Evening
Free time on your holidat in cork

After checking in at your hotel for the next two nights in the Killarney area, take time to enjoy some moments at leisure before dinner.

Dinner is included for the two nights of your hotel stay.

The rest of your evening is free to explore independently.

Free time on your holidat in cork

Ring of Kerry

Guided Ring of Kerry Excursion

Morning
Ring of Kerry, Ireland

This morning we depart on our guided excursion on the most famous panoramic route in Ireland. Along the journey, we take in awe-inspiring vistas of mountains, peat bogs, lakes and the Atlantic Ocean as we travel along the coastal roads. Leaving Killarney, we pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, Glenbeigh with its cliff road and panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Sneem village with its brightly coloured houses, before continuing on through the mountains to Moll’s Gap and Ladies View, with breath-taking views of the lakes.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Craft Beer tasting at Killarney Brewing Company

Afternoon
Craft beer tasting at Killarney brewing company

Sláinte! Finishing off our day we visit the Killarney Brewing Company and learn about the age-old craft of beer production.

The tour offers an insider’s view of one of Ireland’s premier craft breweries. We learn about the process and art of beer making, savouring the aromas of the different varieties of malts and aromatic hops and have a bird’s eye view of how all these ingredients are carefully blended.

We end our tour with a well-deserved complimentary sampling of some of the beers.

Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel, with the rest of your evening free to relax and reflect on your beautiful and scenic journey over the past four days.

Craft beer tasting at Killarney brewing company

Return Home via Adare

Visit Adare in Limerick

Visit Adare

After breakfast and check out from your hotel, it is time to say "Slán Abhaile" to Ireland's South West as we depart for Dublin. En-route we stop in the picturesque County Limerick village of Adare and enjoy some free time for lunch, before heading back to Dublin's fair city.
We'll arrive back into Dublin in the late afternoon and say goodbye to your new friends and guide, with fond memories of Cork and Kerry’s highlights.
Those who joined from Northern Ireland will transfer onwards to the original pick up point.

Visit Adare
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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