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Killarney & South West Sample Itinerary

KILLARNEY AND SOUTH WEST – 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS  
 
Tour Overview
 
6 days/5 nights in Killarney Valley - town centre accommodation and 5 full Irish breakfasts. Airport transfers and 4 day tours including Killarney Highlights tour. Full day tours from Killarney Town include Gap of Dunloe tour, Ring of Kerry tour plus Dingle and Slea Head tour.
 
Tour Highlights
 
  • Killarney National Park
  • St Marys Cathedral
  • Medieval Ross Castle
  • Muckross House and Gardens
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Skellig Monastic Rock  
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Slea Head and Dunquin
  • Blasket Islands   
 
Tour Itinerary
 
Day 1 - Arrive at Cork Airport to be greeted by your guide with scheduled transfer to hotel accommodation in Killarney. Afternoon sightseeing trip of main attractions and shopping areas / or orientation and free time to explore.
 
Day 2 - Full Day Tour of Killarney Valley taking in all local attractions such as 15th century Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, ancient oak woodlands and Victorian Muckross House, Gardens and traditional farms. Other tour highlights include Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the Gap of Dunloe and 11th century Aghadoe Church and round tower with panoramic views of the Killarney Lake District.
 
Day 3 - Half Day Tour which begins with a coach ride to Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the gateway to the Gap of Dunloe. We travel through the 7 mile mountain pass to Lord Brandon’s Cottage on the shores of the upper lake. Following lunch we depart by boat to sail through the three Lakes of Killarney, arriving at 15th century Ross Castle, for your return journey to Killarney.
 
Day 4 - Full Day Tour on the scenic Ring of Kerry around the Iveragh Peninsula and the highest mountain range in Ireland. Tour begins with the hilltop town of Killorglin and returns to Killarney through the oak wooded National Park. En route we pass the beautiful coastal villages of Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and tour highlights include pre-historic Staigue Fort and monastic Skellig Island, world heritage site.
 
Day 5 - Full Day Tour along the rugged Atlantic coastline of the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head, the most westerly point in Europe. En route we pass beautiful Inch Beach and the South Pole Inn of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, before arriving in the picturesque harbour of Dingle. Other tour highlights include Gallarus Oratory, Dunquin Harbour and the historic Blasket Islands.
 
Day 6 - Depart hotel with last minute gift shopping and transfer back to Cork Airport in time for scheduled flight home.