7th – 10th April 2024
Experience the magic of a holiday in Killarney this Spring. Killarney is one of the friendliest and most welcoming towns in the country and is an area of outstanding beauty, renowned for its lakes and mountains and the magnificent Killarney National Park.
Make memories that will last a lifetime at sights such as Ladies View, Muckross House, The Ring of Kerry, a Jaunting Car Trip through Killarney National Park, and an unforgettable Cruise on the Lakes…we’ve selected the very best for you to enjoy this Spring.
For further information or to book this tour, please telephone Geraldine: 00 353 (0)64 6630267 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th April 2024
Luxury Coach transfer from Dublin City Centre to Killarney. Stop in Cahir Castle for a guided tour. Cahir Castle is located on a rocky island on the River Suir in the centre of Cahir town, County Tipperary. It is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. An imposing 13th-15th Century structure, Cahir Castle was skilfully designed by Conor O’Brien to be a state-of-the-art defensive castle. Appearing to grow from the actual rock on which it stands, the castle has been the scene of sieges and bombardments for centuries. Note: some areas of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility
Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney.
With its enviable location on the Muckross Road and only a 5-minute walk from Killarney town centre, Dromhall Hotel Killarney is a luxury 4* family-owned hotel, full of elegant interiors and traditional styling, consisting of 83 luxurious rooms & along with a range of facilities for guests. There is the elegant Chapter 64 Restaurant and the more casual Kayne’s Bar & Brasserie for delectable dining experiences, while guests at Dromhall Hotel also have access to an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room at the Club Santa Leisure Club.
Enjoy three nights Bed & Breakfast and three evening meals in the 4-star Dromhall Hotel, Killarney.
8th April 2024
The first adventure of the day begins at Killarney Visitor Centre on Scotts Street where you will be met by a traditional Jaunting Car which will take you on a scenic tour through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. The driver of your jaunting car trip, known as a “jarvey,” is both a guide and a storyteller on your journey through the grounds of the Killarney National Park to the majestic 15th-century Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. From here you’ll then take a cruise through scenes of gentle lowlands and scattered islands, in the shadow of the towering, rugged McGillcuddy Reeks Mountains, and your experienced skipper will give a full commentary on the flora, fauna and historical heritage of the area.
Relax and enjoy all the scenic beauty of Killarney on the Killarney Water Bus Tour around Lough Leane. Cruise Killarney National Park in the comfort and safety of a covered, heated and modern vessel. This is a spectacular experience cruising in the scenes of gentle low land, scattered islands in the shadow of the towering ruggedness of the McGillicuddy Reeks Mountain Range.
Your coach awaits to whisk you off on your next excursion to Muckross House and Gardens.
Muckross House is at the heart of Killarney National Park and is where Queen Victoria stayed in 1861. The Queen gave six years’ notice of her visit – plenty of time for the house to be redecorated – and arrived with her own bed and a 100-strong entourage. Over 160 years later, the 19th-century house and landscaped gardens are a national treasure to explore.
After discovering the best of Killarney, your coach will bring you back to your hotel.
Enjoy some free time to yourself to enjoy some shopping or further sightseeing.
Well worth a visit is St. Mary’s Cathedral which is one of Killarney’s oldest and most treasured pieces of architecture. Dating back to the 1840’s, the Cathedral, which was originally designed by famous English Architect, Agustus Welby Pugin, has a long and fascinating history. Work on the building was halted soon after its commencement due to Ireland’s great famine when it became a shelter and refuge for the poor and sick of the town. Construction commenced again in 1853 but it was not until the year 1907 when the work on its iconic nave and spire was completed by Irish Architects Aislinn and Coleman of Dublin.
If you have time, be sure to visit Killarney House & Gardens right in the heart of the town. Admission to the House, once home to The Earls of Kenmare is free.
The uniqueness of Killarney House and its Gardens is that they open the centre of town to the stunning panorama of the National Park. This magnificent property is a prologue to some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world.
Access to Killarney’s newest attraction is either via a new side entrance, alongside the Monsignor O’Flaherty statue on the Mission Road, or the wonderfully restored “Golden Gates” on the Muckross Road and three centuries of garden styles will be reflected in the restoration and landscaping work.
9th April 2024
Ring of Kerry Tour
Often described as the most beautiful part of Ireland, no visit to the Kingdom of Kerry is complete without a tour of this spectacular driving route. Be wowed by incredible scenery with endless photo opportunities as you wind your way along the 179km (111 miles) loop. A “must do” tour for anyone visiting Kerry. The day tour provides a chance to see some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery and a perfect opportunity to take those photographic memories that you’ll treasure forever.
The Ring of Kerry takes in the towns and villages of Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Caherdaniel, Waterville, Cahirciveen, Kells, Glenbeigh and Killorglan. Be inspired by some of the best beaches in the country such as Rossbeigh, Derrynane, Castlecove, St. Finian’s Bay and Kells Beach.
Your Driver/Guide will bring you to the best highlights of the Ring of Kerry before a scheduled stop for lunch and a tour of Derrynane House in Caherdaniel, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, The Liberator. Caherdaniel is located halfway around the Ring of Kerry, making it an ideal resting point in your journey.
Then, continuing into Waterville, an idyllic beach resort between Lough Currane and Ballinskelligs Bay. For years Waterville was a favourite retreat of Charlie Chaplin, and there is a life-size statue of him on the promenade.
The next stop is the small village of Sneem – one of Ireland’s most colourful villages and winner of many Tidy Town awards. Its two squares straddle the estuary of the River Sneem, with a quaint Italianate church(1865) and chequered houses. An untypical village laid out in an English style around a village green beneath a semi-circle of low mountains. One of the village’s outstanding features is the amount of sculpture in the village. These include a sculpture of a panda donated by the Peoples’ Republic of China and a plaque in memory of President Charles De Gaulle who visited the village on several occasions. There is also a statue here of a famous local wrestler, Steve “Crusher” Casey.
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, president of Ireland from 1974 – 1976 retired here and is buried in the local cemetery.
Leaving Sneem, we travel through the very rugged landscape and arrive at Moll’s Gap, where the viewing point at the Gap offers sweeping views of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Ireland’s highest mountain, Corrán Tuathail – 3,414 feet high.
Continuing from Moll’s Gap to Killarney, experience far-reaching views over the broad valley of the Killarney Lakes. On her visit in the 19th century, so enthralled by this view, Queen Victoria and her ladies-in-waiting promptly named it in their honour: “Ladies View.”
10th April 2024
Return Coach to Dublin, with a scheduled stop in Adare, Co. Limerick.
€575 Single Occupancy
– Private Luxury Coach Transfer To and From Dublin.
– 3 Nights B&B and Three Dinners in the four-star Dromhall Hotel.
– Guided Tour of Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary.
– Jaunting Car Trip Through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle.
– Waterbus Cruise on the Lakes of Killarney.
– Tour of Muckross House, Killarney.
– Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry.
– Tour of Derrynane House.
– Services of an experienced Guide/Driver
For further information and to book this tour, please email Geraldine: email@example.com
Tel: 00 353 (0)64 6630267
Subject to Change and Availability.