Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

Venture to Ireland’s magical western lands

Experience the gracious and authentic hospitality of the Irish people on this tour of the island’s most storied, picturesque region. Discover starkly beautiful landscapes dotted with quaint villages, iconic ruins and welcoming locals. Your days will be spent touring some of Western Ireland’s most famous attractions – including the breathtaking scenery of the Ring of Kerry and the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. You’ll also visit pubs and get to hear the wonderful local traditional music.

Day 1 Shannon/Limerick
Arrive in Shannon and transfer to Limerick. After checking into your hotel, you have free time to relax, use the hotel's amenities, or explore the city. You may wish to visit St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle or the Hunt Museum. Tonight, you'll enjoy a traditional Irish Welcome, a fun ceili in the setting of a village barn at Bunratty with dinner, wine and entertainment.

Day 2 Limerick/Killarney
Depart by motorcoach for the Cliffs of Moher. Take in panoramic views of the Clare coastline passing through the sleepy villages of Kilkee and Kilrush before arriving in Killimer for the ferry crossing to Tarbert. Arrive in Killarney and enjoy a fun-filled horse-drawn Jaunting Car Ride to ancient Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.

Day 3 Killarney
Follow the road known as the "Ring of Kerry" for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island's south western tip and take photos of the vistas of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breath-taking beyond words. Lunch will be on your own in a local town. Continue on to Muckross House, situated close to the shores of Muckross Lake amidst the beautiful scenery of Killarney National Park. The house is a focal point within the park and is the ideal base from which to explore its terrain. Tonight, enjoy dinner with entertainment at a local pub.

Day 4 Killarney/Cork
You’ll take a motorcoach from Killarney to Cork. At picturesque Glengarriff, board a private boat for the short crossing to Garinish Island. Follow the winding paths between the scented flowering trees and shrubs of this tropical island garden. Next, make your way to Cobh to visit Queenstown Story, which explains the strong linkage between Ireland and America. From 1848 to 1950, more than 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland to America. More than 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration. Overnight in Cork, Ireland's second-largest city. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5 Cork/Southampton/Embark Ship
Following breakfast, transfer to Cork International Airport for your flight to London’s Heathrow Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to Southampton to embark on your voyage. Breakfast included.

Day 6 – 14/16 Cruise