Bantry Bay & the Ring of Kerry

The magical south-west corner of the Emerald Isle is a truly stunning place to escape to where verdant green hills, attractive seaside towns, historic castles and a wonderfully rugged coastline embody the best of rural Ireland. In contrast to the peaceful countryside, we also discover the lively city of Dublin, Eire’s thriving capital.


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6 Days from just £

6 Days from just £

6 Days from just £

Holiday Highlights

  • ferry crossings
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Beara Peninsula, Garnish Island & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish Coffee-making demonstration
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)
  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Beara Peninsula, Garnish Island & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish Coffee-making demonstration
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)
  • Return flights to Dublin*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Beara Peninsula, Garnish Island & Dublin
  • Ferry boat to Garnish Island
  • Irish Coffee-making demonstration   
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)

Westlodge Hotel

We’ll stay at the Westlodge Hotel, situated on the edge of the market town of Bantry, overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay. Set in 23 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel offers en-suite rooms, a bar, restaurant and leisure centre with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym as well as a 9-hole pitch & putt course.

We’ll also spend the first night of our break in the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow and our last night at a conveniently located hotel in the Dublin area.

Single Supplements Apply

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We continue onwards to our overnight hotel in Carlow.

Day 2 - Blarney Castle & Bantry
Leaving the hotel we head to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions. Here we have time to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, as well as browse Blarney town’s Woollen Mills retail outlet. We then continue on to the Westlodge Hotel in the charming coastal town of Bantry, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 - The Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Our tour manager takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare.  

We then head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Day 4 - Beara Peninsula & Garnish Island
We head out on a scenic drive of the wildly beautiful Beara Peninsula which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking rural scenery includes mountains and valleys rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, picturesque villages and towns and a spectacularly rugged coastline.

Next we board the small ferry boat which takes us to Garnish Island, an amazing island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. The world renowned gardens contain an amazing range of exotic species that flourish in the unique micro climate.

Back at our hotel in the evening, we enjoy an Irish coffee-making demonstration.  

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
After an early breakfast, we catch the morning ferry back to Holyhead and continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning. On the last morning in Ireland, breakfast may be a packed takeaway breakfast due to early sailing schedules.

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We continue onwards to our overnight hotel in Carlow.

Day 2 - Blarney Castle & Bantry
Leaving the hotel we head to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions. Here we have time to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, as well as browse Blarney town’s Woollen Mills retail outlet. We then continue on to the Westlodge Hotel in the charming coastal town of Bantry, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 - The Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Our tour manager takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare.  

We then head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Day 4 - Beara Peninsula & Garnish Island
We head out on a scenic drive of the wildly beautiful Beara Peninsula which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking rural scenery includes mountains and valleys rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, picturesque villages and towns and a spectacularly rugged coastline.

Next we board the small ferry boat which takes us to Garnish Island, an amazing island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. The world renowned gardens contain an amazing range of exotic species that flourish in the unique micro climate.

Back at our hotel in the evening, we enjoy an Irish coffee-making demonstration.  

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
After an early breakfast, we catch the morning ferry back to Holyhead and continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning. On the last morning in Ireland, breakfast may be a packed takeaway breakfast due to early sailing schedules.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £99
151 - 200 £170
201 - 250 £195
251 - 300 £220
301 - 350 £250
351 - 400 £280
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

Day 1
We fly to Dublin airport where we meet our tour manager and are transferred to our overnight hotel in Carlow with dinner included.

Day 2 - Blarney Castle & Bantry
Leaving the hotel we head to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions. Here we have time to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, as well as browse Blarney town’s Woollen Mills retail outlet. We then continue on to the Westlodge Hotel in the charming coastal town of Bantry, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 - The Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Our tour manager takes us on a scenic guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, journeying through an untouched landscape of tranquil lakes and rolling hills, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare.  

We then head to pretty Killarney, famed for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by the local jarvies that take visitors on guided tours of the town.

Day 4 - Beara Peninsula & Garnish Island
We head out on a scenic drive of the wildly beautiful Beara Peninsula which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking rural scenery includes mountains and valleys rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, picturesque villages and towns and a spectacularly rugged coastline.

Next we board the small ferry boat which takes us to Garnish Island, an amazing island garden located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. The world renowned gardens contain an amazing range of exotic species that flourish in the unique micro climate.

Back at our hotel in the evening, we enjoy an Irish coffee-making demonstration. 

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
After breakfast, we transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

You will be met and transferred from the airport to join the tour coach in the Dublin area. This will be done in shared vehicles so you may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum. On the return day, you will be transferred from the overnight hotel in the Dublin area back to the airport.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £99
151 - 200 £170
201 - 250 £195
251 - 300 £220
301 - 350 £250
351 - 400 £280
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

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