Bantry Bay and Beara Peninsula

Bantry Bay and Beara Peninsula

Bantry Bay and Beara Peninsula

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Located in the beautiful south west corner of Ireland, West Cork stretches from Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland, to the three rugged westerly peninsulas reaching into the Atlantic: Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head and Beara. An area of outstanding natural beauty the rugged coastline has hundreds of inlets, tiny coves and quaint little ports.

 

Maritime Hotel, Bantry * * * *

The Maritime Hotel is set in a stunning location overlooking Bantry Bay • En-suite bedrooms • Television • Tea, coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Safe • Iron/Ironing board • Free Wi-Fi • Ocean Restaurant • Maritime Bar • Club Maritime Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room and Gym • Lift. www.themaritime.ie

 

14.11.17 - BROCHURE ERRATA.   Please be advised the Martime Hotel in Banrty is a 4 Star Hotel and NOT 5 star as advertised in our European 2017 brochure.  

Day 1

We travel to Fishguard/Pembroke for the sailing to Rosslare. We complete the journey to our overnight half board accommodation in the Wexford/ Waterford area.

Day 2

We travel via Youghal to Blarney where we stop at the famous Blarney Woollen Mill before we continue to the Maritime Hotel in Bantry.

Day 3

Today we explore the Beara Peninsula starting with a stop in the traditional village of Glengarriff where we will take the ferry to Garnish Island which also cruises close to the local tame seal colony. Located in the sheltered harbour of Bantry Bay, the island is world renowned for it’s landscaped Italian style gardens laid out with beautiful walks and plants that are rare in this climate. Travel further along the peninsula before taking in the breath-taking views of the scenic Healy Pass. Next up is the village of Eyeries, a picturesque village with beautiful coloured houses that were the backdrop to a number of movies. Travelling over to the south of the peninsula, Castletownbere is a bustling fishing town where you can walk on the extensive wharf and view fishing boats and net mending. Return to hotel in time for dinner.

Day 4

Day at leisure in Bantry. Why not take the 10-minute walk to Bantry House and Gardens. An 18th Century house with impressive formal gardens. (Entry not included)

Day 5

Today we visit the spectacular Mizen Head. Entry is included to the all weather Maritime museum and Heritage Centre. The Signal Station built to save lives off the treacherous rocks of the west coast is open to the public and can be accessed by steps, pathway and an arched bridge. We return via the Skibbereen Heritage Centre housing the Great Famine Commemoration exhibition.

Day 6

We leave Bantry and travel to Cork before continuing to our overnight half board accommodation in the Wexford / Waterford area.

Day 7

We travel to Rosslare for the return Ferry sailing to Fishguard/Pembroke and complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Irish Sea ferry crossings

  • 2 overnight half board in Waterford / Wexford area

  • 4 nights half board

  • Porterage at main stay hotel

  • Traditional Irish dinner menu one evening

  • Live Entertainment provided on two nights

  • Ferry to Garnish Island

  • Entry to Mizen Head and Skibbereen

  • Heritage Centres

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty (Dyffryn Newydd) bus stop
Opposite the Duffryn Newydd Pub
Aberbeeg Square Aberbeeg Sq. Medical Centre - Woodland Terrace
Abercynon, The Clock The Clock, Abercynon
Aberdare Bus Station Bus Station, Aberdare - Stand 1
Abertillery - R.F.C. Abertillery RFC , Oak Street.
Bargoed New Bus Station The New Bus Station, Next to Train Station,Bargoed
Barry Hotel The Barry Hotel, Broad Street, Barry
Barry, Colcott Arms Barry, Colcott Arms
Beddau Square Beddau Square
Blackwood Bus Stn Bus Station - Stand 9 - Blackwood
Blaenrhondda, New Bridge The New Bridge in Blaenrhondda
Blaina Workmans (RFC) Blaina Workmans Bus stop outside Castle Pub
Bridgend Cheapside Bridgend Cheapside
Brynmawr Bus Station Brynmawr Bus Station Coach Bay
Caerphilly Bus Station Caerphilly Bus Station Stand 10
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Cefn Fforest Cefn Fforest Ave Junction, Top of Fair View Hill
Opposite Steven's Garage, CEFN FFOREST
Croespenmaen Bus Stop Croespenmaen Bus Stop, Pandy Road
Top of Kendon Hill
Cross Hands Library Bus Stop outside old Library, Cross Hands
Crosskeys College Crosskeys College Bus stop
Cwmbran Railway Railway Station, Cwmbran
Dinas Powys Primary School, Dinas Powys
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Ebbw Vale Bus Station Ebbw Vale Bus Station
Ebenezer, Rhydyfelin The Ebenezer Bus Stop, Rhydyfelin
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Ely Police Station (NE) Bus Stop opposite Police Station, Ely
Fairwater, Waungron Rd Waungron Road, Outside Council Depot, Fairwater
Ferndale Job Centre Ferndale Job Centre (Library)
Glynneath Square - Co-op Glynneath Square Bus Shelter - Outside the Co-op
High Street
Gorseinon - West St Gorseinon - West St Bus Station
Haverfordwest Bus Station Haverfordwest Bus Station, Bay 2
Hirwaun Clock Hirwaun Clock, HIRWAUN
Hollybush Car Park - Ch V Church Village - Hollybush Car Park
John Street, Porthcawl Porthcawl - The Stoneleigh, John Street.
Llanedeyrn Drive Maelfa Shops shelter, Llanederyn Drive,LLANEDERYN
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Llanharan Road (Rose Tce) Llanharry Road Bus stop, Llanharan
Llanharry Shops Llanharry Shops - Bear Inn
Llanrumney Carpenters Carpenters Arms Stop, outside former Video Shop
Llanrumney
Llantwit Fardre - OHaras (New Inn) Bush Inn Bus stop, Llantwit Fardre.
Llantwit Major Railway Llantwit Major. Bus stop outside Railway Station
Maesteg Maesteg - Bus Stop Outside Weatherspoons,
Commercial Street, CF34 9DF
Merthyr Bus Stn Merthyr Bus Station - Stand 16, MERTHYR TYDFIL
Moriah Chapel, Risca Risca - Moriah Chapel. Tredegar Street
Mountain Ash Railway Mt Ash Railway, Bus Stop behind Workmens Club
Mountain Ash Town hall Mountain Ash Town Hall
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Nelson Bus Station Nelson Bus Station
Newbridge, Co-op Newbridge, Bus stop outside the Coop
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Oakdale Hotel Oakdale Hotel (Former Square) OAKDALE
Penarth, Windsor Terrace Penarth, Windsor Terrace Bus Stop (NW)
Pencoed Monument The Monument, Pencoed
Pentwyn - Texaco Garage Texaco Garage, Glyn Collen, Pentwyn Road, CF23 7XH
Penygraig Labour Club Penygraig Labour Club, PENYGRAIG
Pontyclun Tescos Pontyclun Tescos, PONTYCLUN
Pontymason Lane Pontymason Lane, Rogerstone (Vicarage Bus Stop)
Pontypool Town Hall Pontypool Town Hall, Bus stops on Clarence St
Pontypridd Bus Stn Pontypridd Bus Station, Coach Stop (Bay 13)
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Porth - Wedding World Porth, Layby outside Wedding World
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Rhiwbina - Deri Inn Rhiwbina - Deri Inn. Just before the Pub.
Rhoose - Spar Rhoose. Bus stop opposite the Spar
Rhoose - Tescos Rhoose - Mayflower (Tesco's)
Rhydypennau Crossroads Rhydypennau Crossroads, Three Arches Bus Stop
Heathwood Road, Before Roundabout by the Barbers!
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Singleton Singleton Hospital, Bus stops on Sketty Lane,
SINGLETON
Skewen Skewen, Cooperative Travel
SKEWEN
St Athans Monument Monument. Gileston Cross Roads, St Athans (B4265)
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
St Mellons, The Willows. St Mellons, The Willows. Opposite Tescos Garage
Sanderling Drive
Taffs Well Station Taffs Well Station, bus stop on Cardiff Road
TAFFS WELL
Talbot Green Bus Stn Talbot Green Bus Station
TALBOT GREEN
Tesco (Bowls), Penyrheol Tesco (Former Bowls Inn Bus Stop,SE), Penyrheol
Heol Aneurin
The Hibernian Club The Hibernian Club, Gelli
The Royal Hotel The Royal Hotel, Rhymney
Tongwynlais Church Tongwynlais Church bus stop.
TONGWYNLAIS
Tonypandy Bus Stn Tonypandy Bus Station
Top Station Top Station, Pontllanfraith
Trebanog Arms Hotel Trebanog Arms Hotel, bus stop at lights
TREBANOG
Tredegar, Lidls Tredegar, Lidls, bus stop outside.
Treharris Bus Station Treharris Bus Station
Treherbert Village Tavern Treherbert The Village Tavern
Treorchy PO Treorchy Post Office, bus stop, TREORCHY
NOT OUTSIDE THE POST OFFICE
Ty Cerrig Ty Cerrig bus stop, Near Aldis, Pentwyn
Waunrhydd Road Waunrhydd Road, Tonyrefail
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Westgate St, Cardiff Westgate St, Cardiff. Bus Stop outside NCP Car
Park. Opposite Millenniuim Stadium.
Whitchurch Three Elms Whitchurch Three Elms
Ynyshir Hall Ynyshir Hall, YNYSHIR
Ystrad Mynach Ystrad Mynach Bus Station, High Street.
Outside Public Toilets
Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital (Stop Past Leisure Centre)

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