Start: Shannon, Cork, Kerry or Dublin Airport or City
Overnight Stays: Stay in Kenmare, Sneem or Killarney – 7 nights at the same hotel or B&B, you’ll only have to unpack and pack once!
Our best of the Southwest tour takes you along some of the most scenic drives you’ll find in Ireland, including the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Beara. Enjoy the comfort of staying at one place and explore the highlights and hidden gems of Irelands beautiful Wild Atlantic Way from here!
The amazing scenery includes mystic mountains, rough cliffs, beautiful beaches, narrow and bendy roads, colourful villages, the highest mountain of Ireland, and ancient treasures such as Ring Forts, Stone Circles, Old Churches and Castle Ruins.
As it is a private tour all is flexible and many stops can be made during the day to take photos and to breathe in the incredible scenery.
In the evenings, have a taste of the delicious Irish food, and go for a pint in one of the local pubs. Enjoy a Traditional Music session, and have a chat with the locals who always have a story to tell.
Join us on this amazing journey of discovery and find the Ireland you’ve always imagined!
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DAY 1: Transfer from the airport to the Ring of Kerry
Start: Shannon, Cork, Kerry or Dublin Airport or City
Finish: Your accommodation on the Ring of Kerry (Kenmare, Sneem or Killarney)
Transfer from Cork, Shannon, Kerry, Dublin Aiport or City to your accommodation i=on the Ring of Kerry. Check in, drop your bags, and start exploring! Stroll around the town or village, enjoy one of the many walks in the area, or go for a Pint in one of the local pubs and meet the locals who always have a story to tell.
DAY 2: Caherciveen, Cahergal Ringfort, Portmagee, Bray Head viewing point, Valentia Island, Geokaun Mountain, Skellig Ring coastal drive, Waterville, Coomakista viewing point
Undiscovered Ring of Kerry Tour
Explore the Undiscovered Ring of Kerry. Today’s journey takes you through the heart of the Ring of Kerry, an area of outstanding beauty. You will travel off the beaten track, over mountain passes and along narrow coastal roads, all offering great views of the spectacular scenery the Ring has to offer.
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DAY 3: Ross Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey, Ladies View
Killarney National Park Tour
Killarney National Park is beautiful and untouched, the scenery is beyond compare. The magnificent views of the tranquil lakes, rugged mountains and the woodlands will draw you in and inspire you to discover more. A visit to this scenic part of the Ring of Kerry will make you understand why this area has been an inspiration to poets, writers, artists, and musicians for many centuries.
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DAY 4: Eyeries, coastal road, Allihies, Hag of Beara, Kilcatherine Church, Castletownbere, Healy Pass
Today we will explore the Beara Peninsula. This part of the Southwest is still not discovered by tourist and gives you the feeling of going back in time! You will travel along small coastal roads offering great views of the Atlantic, and along the windy Healy Pass. You will visit some picturesque, colorful Irish villages like Ardgroom and Eyeries. For those who are interested in history and ancient sites, the Beara peninsula also has a lot to offer. From stone circles and old copper mines to Ireland’s largest Ogham Stone with ancient Celtic inscriptions. Enjoy lunch or a drink in McCarthy's Bar in Castletownbere, winner of "Irish Pub of the Year".
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DAY 6: Inch Beach, Menard castle ruin, Slea Head coastal drive, ancient beehive huts, Coumeenoole beach, Dunquin Pier, Gallarus oratory, Dingle town & marina, Conor pass
Today we will explore the Dingle Peninsula, a beautiful part of Ireland. You’ll travel along a windy narrow coastal road that is one of the most scenic routes in Ireland and part of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Here at Slea Head breath-taking coastal scenery and magnificent views are guaranteed. Visit the tranquil Coumeenoole beach and Dunquin Pier. Step back in time as you visit ancient treasures like the Beehive huts or the Gallarus Oratory. Take in the amazing views from the top pf the Conor Pass, Ireland’s highest mountain pass. Enjoy a stroll around the colorful Dingle town and marina.
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DAY 7: Derrynane House, beach, subtropical gardens, Staigue Fort
Derrynane National Historic Park
Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, often referred to as The Liberator. He was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation -the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland. Derrynane House displays many relics of O’Connells life and career. The house is surrounded by subtropical gardens, and is near the beautiful sandy Beaches of Derrynane. We will also explore Staigue Fort. This is one of the largest and finest stone forts in Ireland and was probably built in the early centuries AD before Christianity came to Ireland.
DAY 8: Transfer back to the airport, with a bag full of great memories!
Transfer back to the airport, with a bag full of great memories!
TAILOR YOUR TOUR
With so many places to see and things to do, it can be challenging to create an itinerary that ticks all the boxes. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! The above itinerary is an example. If there is anything you’d like to change, just let us know. We will work closely with you to create your perfect Ireland Tour!
Once your itinerary is designed and your travel dates are confirmed, your accommodations can be booked. We’d be delighted make the arrangements for you. For an authentic Irish experience, we recommend getting a good mix between hotels, B&B’s, and perhaps a Castle Hotel or Manor House. If you prefer to organise your own accommodation you are welcome to do so, and we’d be happy to offer suggestions!
Available vehicles for your Private Tour of Ireland’s Southwest
Luxurious Car: Max 2 ppl
Spacious Van: Max 6 ppl
Comfi Minibus: Max 16 ppl