Tour Overview

4 days/3 nights/6 meals - The Kingdom of Kerry has so much to offer the photographer - unbelievable scenery, historical sights, thatch roofed buildings from times gone by and much more. At almost every turn there is something to "snap". Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and the Three Lakes of Killarney are some of the attractions on this tour.

Located in County Kerry, the Iveragh Peninsula has some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. It is the largest peninsula in the South West and consists of Carrauntoohil, part of the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range. The most popular attraction in Kerry is the Ring of Kerry, a stunning drive for any visitor. The Ring of Kerry takes in the Gap of Dunloe, Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and Gardens, Skellig Islands Experience Skellig Islands Experience and Valentia Island. Killarney in County Kerry is a wonderful Town full of life and lively pubs, restaurants, shopping and friendly people.

Perhaps not as well-known as the Iveragh Peninsula where the Ring of Kerry is located, the Dingle Peninsula is less busy but every bit as beautiful. The town of Dingle is a small fishing port where you will find plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants to have lunch. Then to the west of the town the scenery is particularly rugged with views out to the formerly inhabited Blasket Islands.

What's included

  • 4 days/3 nights/6 meals
  • Meeting, assistance & transfers on arrival & departure
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach with driver/guide
  • Accommodation in your choice of grade of hotels for 3 nights
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • 2 table d’hote dinners
  • Traditional Irish dinner & show at Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • All local taxes and hotel service charges
  • Porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Complimentary Tour Leader Place

Tour highlights

  • Conor Pass
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blasket Centre
  • Crag Cave & Kingdom Falconry
  • Molly Gallivans Cottage & Farm
  • Skellig Experience
  • Skellig Islands
  • Valentia Island
  • Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Overnights for this tour

  • Killarney 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 - Arrive Ireland

Arrive Kerry, Shannon or Cork Airport and after collecting your luggage, proceed to the arrivals hall to meet your friendly driver/guide. Transfer to your hotel where, after checking in, visit their bar for a welcome pint of Guinness. Overnight Killarney DBB

Day 2 - Ring of Kerry & Gougan Barra Forest Park

After breakfast, drive to Ladies View, a spectacular stop on the famous Ring of Kerry. Named after Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting who stopped to look at the scenery from this spot during the Queen's visit to Killarney in 1861, the view towards McGillycuddy's Reeks and the Purple Mountain Range, with The Upper Lake and all its fairy islands below, is truely magnificent. Continue on to Moll’s Gap where you will see how the rocks have been rounded as the glacier from Kenmare moved over them giving their dramatic form. Onwards to Guagan Barra Forest Park, stopping en-route for lunch. The park and surrounding countryside boasts a rich diversity of plant, animal and bird life. Ling heather and Moor grasses are abundant on the slopes while rock faces are sometimes covered with Mosses, Lichens and primitive plants. A rare plant called Fox’s Cabbage is to be found on rock faces near to mountain streams. The name Guagán Barra is derived from St Finbarr, who, according to tradition, built his monastery on the lake island in the 6th century. There is an Oratory on the island which is to this day a major site of worship. After returning to the hotel to freshen up, we shall go to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner followed by a show of traditional music & costumed dancers. Overnight Killarney BB

Day 3 - Dingle Peninsula

This morning check out of your hotel and travel around the Dingle Peninsula. Travel through Annascaul, the birthplace of the famous Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean, stopping for a drink at his pub, The South Pole Inn. Onwards to Dingle,a charming harbour town with lots of cafes and places to have lunch. To the far west of the peninsula the high road rises around Slea Head, a dramatic mountain and seascape route that has become one of the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Whilst traveling around, we will see a variety of archaeological monuments, such as the fascinating Gallarus Oratory and the beehive huts. Return via the Conor Pass. The views from the lookout at the top look back towards Dingle or across to the north over Tralee Bay past Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest mountain at 950m, with its peak shrouded in mist. Return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight Killarney DBB

Day 4 - Depart Ireland

After breakfast, depart for your flight home. Depending on the time of your return flight, there may be some sightseeing included.

BB = Bed & Irish Breakfast DBB = Dinner, Bed & Irish Breakfast

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Prices for our group tours are determined by the grade of accommodation required and the tour start date and will be for land only from arrival into and departure from Ireland. 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.

 

  • Your own private luxury coach to suit your group size – groups from 10 passengers
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide or driver and licensed guide throughout your tour
  • 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
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  • Flexibility of the itinerary even when touring in Ireland
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