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This 6 day tour takes you along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Explore the rugged south coast of Ireland at your leisure as you make your way to Ireland's most popular tourist destination, Killarney. The South Coast is steeped in history, prehistoric settlements, castles, abbeys and stately homes dot the landscape, so there’s plenty to discover on your travels, not to mention the spectacular coastline and never-ending beaches or the harbour-side village of Kinsale laying claim to the title ‘Foodie capital of the South'.
Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, founded in 853, and you can predate even Henry II by exploring its three-part Museum of Treasures. But it’s not all ancient history, as funky shops, electric festivals and the brand new Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre will tell you. Waterford’s Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark is a seriously gorgeous strip of shoreline. Stretching 25km from the Victorian resort of Tramore to leafy Stradbally, this short drive spills over with cliffs, coves, sea stacks and coastal views.
Killarney - Even before the famous visit of Queen Victoria, Killarney had earned its stripes as a tourist hub, simply put, this is the Grand Central Station of tourism for the south west, a vibrant crossroads where paradise meets good old-fashioned fun. Killarney is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and has been Ireland's top town for tourism for many years. Although Killarney is a very attractive town, is outshone by the beautiful surrounding countryside with it's mountains, lakes, woods and coastline. You can take a ride though part of this beauty by taking a Jaunting Car, the local form of horse drawn carriage. Always take a raincoat as the weather can be unpredictable. Killarney town has much too interest the tourist, not least, the fine restaurants, gift shops and pubs with their traditional music, of which there are many.
The Ring of Kerry - A road that takes you through 10,000 years of dramatic history. It’s a road that takes you from deep forest to the crashing waters of the Atlantic. It’s a road through rugged, majestic landscapes: where wild stag roam and where tumbling waterfalls crash into crystal streams teeming with wild salmon. It’s a road that shows you the real meaning of a holiday in Kerry, Ireland.
Some of the main attractions
Enjoy a tour of Waterford Crystal
• Return Stena Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare (other crossings available on request)
• 1 Night at the Marina Hotel, Waterford in each direction
• 3 Nights at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
• 5 Full Irish Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
• Detailed Roadbook featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions
• Commemorative Tour Rally plate
• Complimentary Car Parking at the Hotels
The Scenic Ring of Kerry
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