Cork and Kerry Solo Traveller
- Enjoy 2 nights in Cork & 2 nights in Kerry on this solo traveller holiday.
- Discover the top attractions like the Ring of Kerry & the Titanic Experience in Cobh.
- Take a guided tour of Midleton Whiskey distillery & taste craft beer at Killarney Brewing Company.
- Visit Kilkenny Castle en-route to Cork & stop in Adare on the way back to Dublin.
- 3 evening meals at your hotel and one lunch in a local restaurant are included.
- Smaller group sizes and the highest possible safety standards.
- Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Cork and Kerry
Travel with us on this guided Irish holiday to explore the ‘Rebel County’ and the ‘Kingdom’. With our fellow solo travellers we’ll uncover Ireland's incredible history, visit charming towns and see some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. The first highlight of our trip will be to the historic Kilkenny Castle on the way to Cork. We’ll visit Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic and learn more about the passengers who boarded the ill fated ship. Later we’ll take a guided tour of Jameson Distillery Midleton and sample some whiskey. We’ll then travel to Kerry to experience one of Ireland’s famous scenic routes, the Ring of Kerry; where we’ll see the county’s majestic surroundings and learn more about the craft of beer making at Killarney Brewing Company. Let’s see more of Cork and Kerry and discover the highlights of these fantastic Irish counties.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Cork
Guided tour of Kilkenny Castle en route to Cork
Let’s see more of this beautiful country and discover the wonders of Cork and Kerry!
Travel to Dublin independently. Join our guide at the assigned departure point and commence the tour with a transfer to Cork, via Kilkenny.
If booking from Northern Ireland a coach transfer from Belfast, Ballymena, Newry and Lisburn is also provided.
Details of the pickup point in Dublin and final timing will be advised closer to departure date. Estimated start time is 10:00am.
During our transfer 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.
We enjoy some free time in Kilkenny to explore its characterful streets and have lunch (not included), before continuing to Cork.
At Leisure in Cork
We check in at our hotel in Cork, where we will be staying for 2 nights, and take the rest of the afternoon to relax and become familiar with our surroundings. Our expert guide will be happy to tell us of places of interest nearby.
Tonight, we gather for a welcome dinner at our hotel.
Breakfast in our hotel is included every day during our stay.
Discover Cobh, Midleton & Titanic Experience
Guided tour of St Colman’s Cathedral & Titanic Experience
After breakfast, we depart for a full-day guided excursion to Cobh and Midleton.
To begin, we 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 April 11th, 1912. These were the final passengers to join Titanic at her last port of call in Queenstown (now Cobh). Our tour guide will take us 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.
Experience Jameson Distillery Midleton
After lunch, we will continue our guided tour to Midleton, where we’ll enjoy one of Ireland’s finest experiences, 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 our warming whiskey, we relax on the coach transfer back to our hotel.
Enjoy time at Leisure
This evening is at leisure. Our guide will be happy to make some suggestions for local entertainment options.
Transfer to Tralee via Bantry House and Glengarriff
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.
During summer season, the visit to Bantry House will be followed by a stop at picturesque Glengarriff to discover the renowned gardens of Garnish Island.
(Please note Garnish Island will not be open in March).
Discover Kinsale and Charles Fort
*Alternative schedule for March 2022 (this visit precedes Bantry House):
We enjoy a Heritage walking tour of Kinsale’s winding streets as we listen to historical stories of the battle of Kinsale, Pirates, the White Lady and much more.
We discover more of Kinsale’s scenic surroundings on a visit to Charles Fort, overlooking Kinsale Harbour
At Leisure in Tralee
After checking in at our hotel in the Tralee area, we take time to enjoy some moments at leisure before dinner.
Dinner is included for the two nights of our hotel stay.
The rest of our evening is free to explore independently.
Uncover the Ring of Kerry
Discover the Ring of Kerry on a guided Excursion
This morning we depart for our guided excursion on the most famous panoramic route in Ireland. Cameras ready for some beautiful scenery today! On our 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 through the mountains to Moll’s Gap and Ladies View, with breath-taking views of the lakes.
Savour Craft Beer tasting at Killarney Brewing Company
Finishing off our day we visit the Killarney Brewing Company and learn about the age-old craft of beer production.
This 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 - Sláinte!
Let’s enjoy dinner tonight at our hotel, with the rest of the evening free to relax and reflect on our beautiful and scenic journey over the past four days.
Return to Dublin, with a stop in Adare
Visit Adare in Limerick
After breakfast and check out from our hotel, we say "Slán Abhaile" to Ireland's South West as we depart for Dublin.
En-route we stop in the picturesque village of Adare and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included).
We'll arrive back into Dublin in the late afternoon and say goodbye to our new friends and guide, taking with us fond memories of Cork and Kerry’s highlights.
Those who joined from Northern Ireland will transfer onwards to the original pick-up point.