Explore the West Cork Coast and Bantry Bay, including the magnificent natural harbour which is bathed in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Our tour includes a visit to the beautiful Beara Peninsula and Garinish Island, which is famous for its Italianate garden, as well as a visit to Mizen Head.
Sunday: Travel to Holyhead for the ferry to Dublin. Continue to Carlow, where we stay overnight
Monday: Travel south and west through beautiful countryside as we c ontinue our journey to Bantry.
Tuesday: Head south through the Cork countryside to visit Mizen Head Signal Station, Ireland’s most south westerly point. Travel on via Durrus and Goleen, enjoying fabulous views towards Fastnet Rock.
Wednesday: A free day to enjoy the hotel’s excellent leisure facilities or explore the harbour town of Bantry.
Thursday: Full day excursion along the remote Beara Peninsula, which is dotted with small fishing villages
with stunning backdrops. Continue along the shores of Bantry Bay, through Adrigole to Glengarriff. In the afternoon take a boat trip to Garinish Island and its Italianate garden.
Friday: We begin our journey home, travelling to Bray where we stay overnight.
Saturday: Head to Dublin for the morning ferry crossing back to Holyhead; breakfast will be served on board. We then complete our journey home.
The outward journey to Bantry is broken by an overnight stop at the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow, before we continue on to the Maritime Hotel in Bantry, where we stay for four nights. The Maritime is a stylish hotel offering contemporary accommodation overlooking Bantry Bay and is an ideal base for touring. Before returning home, an overnight stop has been arranged at the Esplanade Hotel in Bray.
Bedrooms at all the hotels are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities and are served by a lift, a limited number of rooms with walk in showers are available on request.