Day 1: Killarney Town
Take delivery of your Hertz Rental car at Shannon Airport, Kerry Airport or Cork Airport and drive to Killarney, or continue your touring from another BASED VACATION resort. Enjoy the scenic drive to Killarney Town. If coming through the Village of Adare, you will stop and view the many, colorful, thatch-roof cottages that line the main street. Killarney Town is a vibrant “little” town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Killarney is the ultimate base for touring in Ireland’s spectacular Southwest. It is centrally located and is the automatic start & finish point for doing the Ring of Kerry and The Dingle Peninsula. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner followed by an Irish coffee. Dinner in the dining room this evening.
Note: Each day during your stay you can avail of the many activities offered, such as golf or spa treatments. We can design your touring day around those activities as the Hertz Rental Car will be with you every day of your stay.
Day 2: Ring Of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is the most renowned Day Tour in Ireland. Throughout its 110 miles, the visitor will travel around the MacGillicuddy Reeks and the Iveragh Peninsula, along the breathtaking Atlantic Coast, Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay, returning to Killarney through the famed Molls Gap, Ladies View and Killarney National Park. En route are the lovely coastal villages of Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and the thriving market towns of Killorglin and Caherciveen. The “original Ring of Kerry” (and still the best option) takes you from Sneem to Kenmare and then back to Killarney. The beautiful town of Kenmare is a must for the independent traveller. The Ring embraces many points of historic and archaeological interest such as Caherciveen Heritage Center, The Skellig Experience (Valentia Island), Derrynane House, prehistoric Staigue Fort and Kenmare Heritage Centre. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of Killarney Town.
Day 3: Slea Head & Dingle Peninsula
Slea Head is Europe’s most westerly point and its outlying historic Blasket Islands are known locally as the ‘next parish to America.’ The unsurpassed beauty of its rugged coastline and landscape inspired the famous film director David Lean to shoot his epic film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ on location in the Dingle Peninsula. The landscape is dotted with ancient historic sites and early Christian dwellings such as the Gallarus Oratory [9th century Christian Oratory], Beehive Huts (early Christian Monks dwellings) and the Blasket Islands Interpretative Centre. The route passes through Milltown and Castlemaine before arriving at the beautiful fishing harbour town of Dingle, home of Dingle Oceanworld and Ireland’s favourite dolphin – ‘Fungi’. Then onwards around Slea Head and back via Dingle to Killarney. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of Killarney Town.
Day 4: Blarney & Bantry
No visit to Ireland would be complete without a tour to the town of Blarney. Northwest of Cork City this 15th century McCarthy Castle is legend. You will visit the estate and enjoy a stroll through the demense to the castle and then climb to the top and kiss the Blarney Stone. It is said that you will obtain the gift of eloquent speech by kissing the stone. The nearby Blarney Woolen Mills will give you an opportunity for some shopping or lunch in Christy’s Pub. Continue to Bantry in the heart of West Cork, a region of lush vegetation, palm trees and semi-tropical flowers. Hemmed in by high mountain ridges, an azure blue sea and cascading mountain streams, it is a place of unparalled beauty where the landscape changes with every mood of wind and sky. In this breathtaking splendor of mountain scenery, hilly pastures, meandering streams, lakes and woods, where megalithic monuments and ruins of monastic settlements dot the country-side, visitors can find peace and tranquillity. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. You might seek out some traditional Irish Music this evening at one of the many pubs in town. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of Killarney Town.
Day 5: Killarney Leisure Activities Day
You will board Jaunting Carts this morning and go on a wonderful ride through the Killarney National Park, stopping at 14th century Muckross Abbey where you can explore the ruins. Then on to Muckross House for a visit to this Victorian stately home which is now a museum to Killarney life of the period. Return to the hotel with the option to enjoy the rest of the day at Killarney Golf Club with a round of 18 holes of golf. You can rent clubs at the Pro Shop. The three challenging parkland courses will provide a delightful golfing experience. Or enjoy a spa treatment at the Spa. Other activities are available and the staff will be delighted to assist you. You will be free to enjoy shopping, from renowned stores to boutiques or hidden gems! This evening you will enjoy a Farewell dinner. Dinner in the dining room this evening.
Day 6: Depart For Home
Travel to Shannon Airport, Kerry Airport or Cork Airport where you will return your car rental and check in for your departure flight. We recommend you arrive at the airport to allow plenty of time to return your car and check-in for your flight.
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It’s like a LAND CRUISE! – Unpack Once – Resort Activities to Enjoy – Day Excursions – Hertz Rental Car for COMPLETE independence – Relax!
A relaxed based vacation in KILLARNEY and the SOUTHWEST of Ireland with opportunities to explore, sightsee, get pampered, all in the best of 4 star luxury!
While visiting County Kerry, the Kingdom County of Ireland, reside in truly elegant style at the Killarney Royal Hotel. Owned and managed by the Scally Family for three generations, gracious hospitality awaits you, offering a haven of tranquility in the heart of Killarney Town. This boutique hotel offers a cozy reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the majestic beauty of Killarney at your doorstep. With luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, and attentive staff on hand to ensure you enjoy a memorable stay, the Killarney Royal Hotel offers the ideal abode while you enjoy all that Killarney has to offer. Arrive a guest but leave a friend, letting the Killarney Royal Hotel become your home away from home during your stay.
YOUR LUXURY KILARNEY ROYAL HOTEL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Hertz Car Rental (6 days) – Category F – Mazda 6 or similar with Automatic Transmission, with Unlimited Mileage, 3rd party liability insurance, 13.5% Value Added Tax and Location Service Charge PLUS CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) & Theft Protection with €2000 Deductible per vehicle depending on the category chosen. Note: SUPER CDW OPTION: Subject to availability, you may waive the already limited liability (deductible) shown above, in case of damage to the Hertz vehicle, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement, by electing to pay an additional daily fee amount for your car category at the Hertz counter. SUPER CDW can only be purchased at the time of pick-up and does not cover damaged tires, lost keys or use of incorrect fuel.
- Accommodation with private bathroom for 5 nights
- Irish Breakfast Daily
- Irish Jaunting Cart Ride Through the Killarney National Park
- AA Road Map of Ireland
- Welcome Dinner on First Evening
- Farewell Dinner on Last Evening
- Detailed day-by-day itinerary that allows you to get more out of your touring day!
- Sightseeing each day, as you wish, including entrance fees to the following sites: Gallarous Oratory, Blasket Centre, Blarney Castle, Muckross Abbey
- Assistance of Journey Through Ireland office based in Ireland for itinerary planning and assistance while touring in Ireland
RELAX – UNWIND – ENJOY
Each bedroom at the Killarney Royal Hotel is spacious and individually designed with your comfort in mind, so that you can enjoy a relaxing sleep in advance of exploring Killarney’s beautiful countryside. Luxurious bedrooms are enhanced with antique furnishings with the option of feather duvets or cozy Irish blankets. Each room is en-suite and includes complimentary Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning and plasma screen televisions. Large marble bathrooms include a selection of Irish Eco Friendly products for your convenience, and we offer an in-house laundry and dry cleaning service which is available to all our guests while at The Killarney Royal Hotel. Relax over breakfast with a complimentary newspaper delivered to your room on request. Guests at the Killarney Royal Hotel can also enjoy complimentary access to a nearby leisure and spa facility. Relax in a sumptuous and comfortable atmosphere where you can indulge in a wide range of treatments and therapies.
A hearty breakfast to begin the day, a substantial lunch between activities, or a delicious meal to end the day…..an integral part of any holiday is the food you enjoy, and here at the Killarney Royal Hotel we are proud to deliver the highest quality of food and service every time. Renowned in Killarney Town for his fine cuisine, Head Chef, Joe Hurley, has been creating outstanding Irish food for the past 24 years at the Killarney Royal Hotel. A member of Good Food Ireland and Georgina Campbells Ireland Guide, the high level of quality experienced at Killarney Royal Hotel is recognized and commended by leaders of the industry. With a number of dining alternatives, Killarney Royal Hotel is the ideal dining choice whatever the occasion.
A popular choice among the local population and guests alike, the constantly bustling Royal Bar and Bistro at the Killarney Royal Hotel is testament to the exceptional food and service that guests receive. With a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and a diverse and extensive menu, the Royal Bar and Bistro at the Killarney Royal Hotel is the ideal choice for a working lunch with colleagues or a pleasant meal with friends. Menu choices vary from light snack options such as soup or sandwiches to more substantial alternatives such as salads and seafood specialities. The changing daily specials expand the choices on offer.
While visiting County Kerry, the Kingdom County of Ireland, reside in truly elegant style at the Killarney Royal Hotel. Boutique hotel offers a cozy reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the majestic beauty of Killarney at your doorstep