Mon 1st – Fri 5th Killarney and the Ring of Kerry £389:00 Single supplement £89:00
Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the 3* Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Coach travel & ferry crossing. Entry to Muckross House.
Join us for a wonderful tour of some of Ireland’s finest scenery. Follow the route of the Ring of Kerry through the breathtaking landscape of the Iveragh Peninsula, explore lively Killarney and fashionable Kinsale, and visit magnificent Muckross House and the tranquil lakes of Killarney National Park
Day 1: After our pickups, we drive to Holyhead where we board the ferry for Ireland. We head straight to our hotel, the 3* Gleneagle in Killarney. What a wonderful base to spend our holiday!
Day 2: A short day out after our travel day yesterday, today we will explore the wild and remote Beara Peninsula, a bygone haunt of smugglers. Tiny islets dot the water, while settlements like the great fishing port of Castletownbereand the views from the road that winds its way west add to the scenic appeal. We also visit MuckrossHouse, one of Ireland’s finest stately homes.
Day 3: Today we head into the rugged beauty of West Cork, and visit famous Kinsale (the gourmet capital of Ireland) at the mouth of the Bandon River. Explore at your leisure and perhaps stop for a bite to eat at one of the many quayside cafes and bars. You’ll also visit historic Skibbereen. The town was one of the areas most affected by the Irish Potato Famine, and its heritage centre features a fascinating exhibition that commemorates the Great Hunger and examines the impact of the desperate period on the local people and events
Day 4: Our final excursion is the day you’ve all been waiting for! Today will take us around the Ring of Kerry, regarded as the most beautiful day tour in the whole of Ireland, a circular route formed by the sublimely beautiful lakes and mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula that stretches west from the pretty town of Kenmare. Pass through a landscape of forests and rugged peaks, tumbling waterfalls and charming villages, and cross CoomakistaPass to take in the panoramic views of the Kenmare River. Catch sight of Macgillycuddy’sReeks from Molls Gap, and explore places like the rugged Cahersiveen, before we return to our hotel.
Day 5: We bid a fond farewell and head for the Ferry to cross back to Holyhead. I’m sure we will be back!
Sun 7th – |Mon 8th Autumn in the Yorkshire Dales £68:00 Single supplement £10:00
Guide Post Hotel, Bradford
Day 1: A full day excursion to include Barton Grange Garden Centre, a scenic tour & Settle.
Day 2: Skipton & Oswaldtwistle Mills
Sun 14th-Mon 15th Leamington Spa & Lichfield £69:00 Single supplement £15:00
Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa
Day 1: We take comfort breaks as needed and spend the entire afternoon in Leamington Spa.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast enjoy an excursion to the ancient market town of Lichfield.