4-Day Ring of Killarney and Cork Small Group Tour from Dublin
A 4-day adventure including part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. This tour will give you a real flavour of Ireland, from the wonderful scenery of the Ring of Kerry to the busy markets and historic buildings of the city of Cork. As well as the well-known highlights you will get “off the beaten track” on the Beara Peninsula and the back roads of West Cork and see unique destinations such as Birr Castle and Garinish Island, bypassed by other tours. This trip is ideal both for first time and repeat visitors with a taste of everything for which Ireland is famous. Stay 2 nights in Killarney and 1 night in the harbour town of Kinsale..
Day 1 Depart Dublin and head west through the Midlands to Birr Castle and Gardens, home to the amazing Great Telescope. In the afternoon visit Adare with its pretty thatched roof cottages before arriving in the lively little town of Killarney – on the edge of the National Park and Killarney Lakes. Enjoy the live music, traditional pubs and excellent eating out.
Day 2 Travels the famous Ring of Kerry - one of the world's classic touring routes. Discover the history and scenery of the area from ancient ring forts and historic houses to small fishing villages and beautiful beaches. This is a day packed full of interest and photo opportunities.
Day 3 Today is a real “off the beaten track” day following part of the Wild Atlantic Way - starting with the Beara Peninsula and Glengarrif then continuing around Bantry Bay to the coastal villages of West Cork. In the late afternoon you will arrive in the pretty harbour town of Kinsale – known as the Gourmet capital of Ireland.
Day 4 As a contrast to yesterday’s countryside and coastal themes today you will experience the highlights of Ireland’s second city – Cork with its compact historic centre situated on an island in the River Lee. In the afternoon the tour visits the impressive Rock of Cashel before finally returning to Dublin