Craicing Cork & Killarney

We have a fabulous, new hotel in County Cork which allows us to explore the highlights of both County Cork and County Kerry.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Blarney Castle & Kinsale
This morning we begin our day at Blarney Castle. Built nearly 600 years ago, millions have flocked to see the castle over the years in order to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence ('the Blarney Stone') at the top of the tower. The grounds of this magical castle are incredibly beautiful and believed by some to have a genuinely mystical quality. Decide for yourself after touring the Witch's Kitchen, the Witch Stone and the Badgers Cave! We have some free time to explore at leisure, be sure to enjoy a home-made scone in the Stable Yard Café (not included). We also have time to visit Blarney Woollen Mills known as the largest Irish store in the world! We will make our way to the picturesque and popular town of Kinsale known as “Gourmet capital of Ireland”. We have a 1 hour guided walking tour of the historic port and town, where we learn of its links to Robinson Crusoe, polar explorers and pirates! After our tour, we have time to explore at leisure and enjoy a late lunch before returning to our hotel.

Day 3 Killarney Jaunting Car Tour & Brewery Experience
This morning, we combine a craft brewery visit with a jaunting car ramble through the magnificent scenery of Killarney National Park. We enjoy a guided tour of the Killarney Brewing Company and sample the hand crafted beers before our tour continues with a jaunting car ride through the beautiful Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. The rest of the day we enjoy free time in Killarney town centre.

Day 4 Bantry House & Garden
This morning we take parts of the scenic route along the Wild Atlantic way to Bantry. We visit Bantry House & Garden, a family home for the past 300 years. We explore the house and stunning formal gardens at our leisure before enjoying a homemade lunch in the tearoom (not included). We spend the rest of the day exploring the stunning bay of Bantry, with its semi-tropical flowers, palm trees, high mountain ridges and cascading mountain streams leading to an azure blue sea.

Day 5 Departure
Today we will begin our journey home.

Oriel House Hotel

Ballincollig, Co. Cork
AAAA Excellent Touring Location
Located a short walk into Ballincollig town centre and the west side of Cork is an ideal base for exploring. The 99 comfortable bedrooms are finished to a high-end standard, a good size and well equipped. Each bedroom has air conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, TV as well as free WiFi. The groups’ dine in the stylish and contemporary Oriel restaurant, before retiring to the large bar or outdoor covered courtyard to enjoy a drink. The hotel also boats a 25m indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym.

Oriel House Hotel

Ballincollig, Co. Cork
4 Nights Half Board Basis
Twin from £349
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (Max 4 incl. driver)
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• Return ferry crossing ex. Fishguard
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee or punch
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Blarney Castle
• 1 hour guided walking tour of Kinsale
• Killarney Jaunting Car & Brewery Experience
• Entrance to Bantry House & Gardens
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Prices starting from...

£349 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

• Entrance to Blarney Castle
• 1 hour guided walking tour of Kinsale
• Killarney Jaunting Car & Brewery Experience
• Entrance to Bantry House & Gardens