4 day Motor Tour of Ireland's South West
This four day private motor tour of Ireland's South West starts at your destination airport or in the lakeside picturesque town of Killarney. This region is an area of contrasting beauty featuring wild seascapes and breathtaking mountains uniquely perched on the very edge of the continent of Europe.
Day 1 of the tour takes you on a road trip through scenic West Cork to the most southerly point in Ireland, The Mizen Head. Day 2 is a tour of The Skellig Ring of Kerry and includes an optional boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Skellig Michael.
Day 3 is a trip back in time exploring the ancient Dingle Peninsula, it's monastic sites and history of The Blasket Islands. The final day of your tour, finds you in County Clare, visiting The Cliffs of Moher and touring The Burren National Park with a stop in Doolin Village, widely regarded as the spiritual home of Traditional Irish Music. This tour allows you the option of basing yourself in Killarney or overnighting in one of your daily destinations.
Day 1 - 9. 30am - collection at your accommodation in Killarney or on arrival at the airport.
9. 30am to 5. 30pm - motor tour of West Cork via Kenmare, Glengarriff, Bantry, Schull and Goleen to The Mizen Head.
Day 2 - 9. 30am to 5, 30pm - motor tour of The Skellig Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island and an optional boat trip visit to Skellig Michael.
Day 3 - 9. 30am to 5. 30pm - motor tour of The Dingle Peninsula including Slea Head and The Blasket Islands Visitors Centre.
Day 4 - 9. 30am to 5. 30pm - motor tour and car ferry trip to County Clare visiting The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Village and The Burren National Park.
This itinerary is flexible and allows the day tours to be varied and to overnight away from Killarney at the request of the customer.
* For larger groups I can hire a mini-coach or bus with driver that will accommodate up to 50 people. Contact me for a quote based on your numbers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you at your Hotel accommodation in Killarney or elsewhere in the South West region. I can also collect you from your flight on arrival at your chosen destination airport.
End location: I will return you each day to your hotel accommodation or to your chosen airport for your return flight home.
Duration: 4 days
I will be driving my 7 seater Ford Tourneo Custom touring van, 2018 model, that is air-conditioned, has leather seating and is maintained to a high standard.
Included in the tour price is all transport costs associated with this tour and includes an 8 seater touring van, fuel and insurance costs. The price includes my services as a professional driver and my guiding service over the four days. The cost of the Car Ferry to County Clare on Day 4 is also included. It includes all my tour administration and tour planning costs.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - You will need to allow 20 euro per day for lunch and admission charges. The admission charges to sights and attractions are small but will arise on a daily bases.
Should you choose to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site on Skellig Michael, you should be aware that there is a local charge of €75 euro per person to cover the boat trip and admission to the site which is situated 8 miles from the fishing village at Portmagee. This payment is made by you directly to the local Skellig Boat operators.
Also Accommodation charges, Meals and Admission fees are extra.
I am not restricted access to any historical or heritage sites in Kerry. However, state owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.
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Wonderful tour!! Ray was very knowledgeable about Irish history sharing many factors as we visited all the historical sites. And usually he had fun and interesting personal insights on Killarney that were great. He adapted the tour to our timing and to the weather making changes on the spotted if needed. When friends who were touring on their own showed up unexpectedly he was very gracious he letting them follow us around for half a day and giving them helpful driving directions. Thank you.