Tour Overview

Discover two of Ireland’s best driving routes, the lesser known but spectacularly beautiful Beara Peninsula and the famous Ring of Kerry. Stops on the way could include the only cable car in Ireland, Garnish Island or Killarney National Park.

What's included

  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast, in 3, 4 or 5 star hotels with secure parking for the duration of the tour 
  • Meals as agreed with your club 
  • Touring guide book designed specifically for your tour & club including daily suggested route maps

Optional Extras:

  • Accredited guide to accompany your club
  • Excursions by private coach to major cities where vehicle parking/security may be an issue
  • Evening themed meals & shows
  • Welcome drinks receptions
  • Farewell Gala Dinners with entertainment

All tours are custom made for individual clubs and the itineraries shown are examples only

Tour highlights

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Beara Peninsula
  • Garnish Island
  • Cork
  • Killarney National Park

Overnights for this tour

  • Cork for 3 Nights

Accomodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • 4-Star Country Manor Houses
  • 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles
  • Any Combination of the above

Tour itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Ireland

Arrive at Rosslare Harbour and make your way along the south coast to Ireland’s second city, Cork. After checking into your hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight Cork DBB Distance approx. 200 km/125 miles; Driving Time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

Day 2 - Beara Peninsula

After breakfast drive around cork’s equivalent to the Ring of Kerry, the Beara Peninsula. Steeped in myths and legend, the mountains and valleys of the Beara Peninsula are rich in archaeological sites, scenic lakes cradled by beautiful mountains and a rugged coastline. Stops on the way could include the only cable car in Ireland that links Dursey Island with the mainland or garnish Island, renowned world-wide for its Italian gardens. Distance approx. 280 km/174 miles; Driving time approx. 4 hours 45 minutes

Day 3 - Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

Today you will discover the wonderful scenery of Killarney as you drive around the famous Ring of Kerry. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountains, and the varied Atlantic coast. You will be amazed at the breathtaking views and you will stop for photos at the most dramatic scenes. Drive through the remote villages of Cahersiveen and Waterville (one of Charlie Chaplin’s favourite places), pass through the colourful village of Sneem and pause at Moll's Gap to view the Three Lakes of Killarney. Enjoy some free time in Killarney or stroll through Killarney National Park before returning to your hotel. Overnight Cork BB Distance approx. 330 km/205 miles; Driving time approx. 5 hours

Day 4 - Homeward Bound

After your final Irish breakfast check out of your hotel and make your way back to Rosslare for your return ferry. Distance approx. 200 km/125 miles; Driving Time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

Route map

Tour Prices

Prices for car club tours are determined by the grade of accommodation required and will be for land only, from arrival into and departure from Ireland. All quotations will include a Free Place (or places, depending on numbers) for the tour organizer. To arrange your tour, simply fill out our Enquiry Form, e-mail us at groups@irishtourism.com or call us in Ireland on our TollFree and International numbers as displayed on this page.

 

All our private & exclusive group tours include the following services at no extra cost.

  • Individually designed itinerary
  • No optional extras unless agreed with the group organiser and advised to all members of the group prior to arrival in Ireland – NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
  • Generous complimentary tour leader policy – Flexible Free Places according to requirements
  • Flexibility of the itinerary even when touring in Ireland
  • 24/7 help line when in Ireland

 

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