Craicing Killarney Offers!

Killarney is full of Irish charm and one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations with endless touring options for exploring the stunning scenery in County Kerry. A stay at one of our great quality Killarney hotels is a must for any operator’s programme!
Day 1 Arrival
This afternoon, we will arrive at our hotel and settle in before dinner this evening.

Day 2 Ring of Kerry 108 mile round trip
After breakfast we begin our journey around the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland known as the ‘Ring of Kerry’, one of the most spectacular circular driving routes in all of Ireland. This beautiful tourist trail around the Inveragh Peninsula runs between Killorglin and Kenmare and features traditional villages where time has stood still, emerald green fields criss-crossed with dry stone walls and jaw dropping scenery. The drive provides us with an insight into the area’s ancient heritage and allows us to marvel at the fantastic views, especially on the coastal stretch between Waterville and Caherdaniel.

We will stop at the elegant seaside town of Kenmare, one of the few planned towns in Ireland, so that we can explore the neat triangle of streets and wander around the quaint brightly painted shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants.

Day 3 Ross Castle, Lough Leane & Killarney Driver’s Day Off
Today we will be met at our hotel by the famous Killarney Jaunting Cars and embark on a 1 hour tour of Killarney National Park. We will then embark on a 1 hour cruise of Lough Leane aboard The Lily of Killarney. We will see the monastic ruins of Inisfallen Island and the beautiful O’Sullivan’s Cascade whilst admiring the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Killarney countryside.

We will return to Killarney by jaunting car for lunch and some free time before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (The Gleneagle / Brehon hotel provides a shuttle bus for journeys into Killarney - small charge payable locally).

Day 4 Muckross House & Traditional Farms 8 mile round trip
This morning, we will travel to the centre of Killarney National Park and visit the magnificent Victorian mansion, Muckross House. Queen Victoria famously stayed at Muckross House in 1861, during her first visit to County Kerry and we will have the chance to see the Queen’s bedroom. Elaborate preparations were carried out at Muckross for the Royal visit: tapestries, mirrors, Persian carpets, silverware, musical instruments, linen, china and servants’ uniforms are all said to have been specially commissioned for the occasion. The curtains, which still hang in the dining room were specially woven for the occasion. The elegantly furnished family rooms on the upper floors and the Spartan servants’ quarters in the basement provide an accurate ‘upstairs/downstairs’ picture of life in the house from over 150 years ago. Meanwhile, the gardens are renowned for their beauty and are especially known for the fine collection of azaleas, rhododendrons, extensive water garden and limestone rock garden. A number of skilled craft workers demonstrate traditional skills such as weaving, bookbinding and pottery in the walled garden centre.

We will also visit the Muckross Traditional Farms, a living museum that depicts life during the 1930s for the farming community. We can meet and chat with the farmers and their wives as they go about their daily work in the houses and on the farm.

Day 5 Departure
Today, we say a fond farewell to our hotel and begin our journey home.
Legend

Brehon Hotel

Killarney, County Kerry
AAAA+ Deluxe Chateau Style Hotel Double for Single Occupancy
This impressive 4 star deluxe hotel takes its name from Ireland’s historic ‘Brehon Laws’, which stated that hospitality had to be afforded to the traveller. This hotel has a feeling of warmth, tranquillity and opulence throughout. The lobby is elegant and imposing, and leads onto the split-level bar where the wood-panelled walls lend an exclusive country club feel. Enjoy fine dining amidst the hotel’s wine cellars at ‘Danu @ The Brehon’. The hotel’s 123 bedrooms are furnished to the highest standards, with luxuries such as walk-in wardrobes, custom-made leather headboards and elegant en-suite facilities, as well as tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.

Eviston House

Killarney, County Kerry
AAA Double for Single Occupancy Traditional Lively Hotel
This family run, 3 star hotel is right in the centre of Killarney surrounded by all the resort’s facilities including shops, pubs and restaurants. The Eviston House offers a real slice of Irish hospitality, including a cosy lobby, traditional-style restaurant and the award-winning Danny Mann’s Pub. Danny Mann’s is famous across Ireland for its live music and entertainment, with singers and folk bands taking to the stage most evenings. The hotel offers 110 bedrooms, with hairdryer, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Coach parking is available approx. 1km from the hotel and is free of charge.

The Gleneagle Hotel

Killarney, County Kerry
AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Nightly Irish Entertainment
The 3 star Gleneagle Hotel is one of Killarney’s largest hotels and overlooks the mountains of the Killarney National Park. The 244 bedrooms are comfortably furnished with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There are two bars, one offering a relaxed setting and one offering a lively atmosphere, with live entertainment, and there is a wonderful, large, bright restaurant. The leisure facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. There is a shuttlebus (small charge) to/from Killarney town centre. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

The Gleneagle Hotel

Killarney, County Kerry
3 Nights Half Board
May 2018
Twin from £224pp
Single Supplement from £60

4 Nights Half Board
May & September 2018
Twin from £224pp
Single Supplement from £60

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Pembroke
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment each night


The Brehon Hotel

Killarney, County Kerry
3 Nights Half Board
May 2018
Twin from £279pp
Single Supplement from £105

4 Nights Half Board
May, June & October 2018
Twin from £339pp
Single Supplement from £140

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Pembroke
• Porterage
• Welcome fruit punch on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner


Best Western Eviston House Hotel

Killarney, County Kerry
4 Nights Half Board
April, June & September 2018
Twin from £235pp
Single Supplement from £105

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Pembroke
• Porterage
• Welcome tea / coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment each night
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