Luxury full-day tour on the coach free winding roads from Kenmare
This unique day tour for those of you basing yourselves in charming Kenmare, allows you to explore the Irish times gone by and experience many of the old ways including the turf cutting, making butter, farming and enjoying a taste of our wild mountain dew. Visiting the 200 year old cottage and farm of Molly Gallivan you'll see how this remarkable woman survived during hard times in Ireland. Travelling the famine road to the quaint town of Glengarriff, you'll enjoy the natural beauty of this area at the gateway to the Beara Peninsula. Visit the famous Garinish Island, a favorite of horticulturalists worldwide.
This special day tour includes a winding drive through the Healy Pass through the Caha Mountains on roads less traveled than other densely driven routes in the Southwest. For the traveler looking for that traditional experience, all the while relaxing in modern luxury and style, this day tour is for you. For the young or the young at heart, join me on "Your Tour - Your Trail"™ from Kenmare in 2018!
9:30 am - Depart your local accommodation in Kenmare or Killarney
Then visit Molly Gallivan's 200 year old thatched cottage and farm where you'll learn the traditions of the past like cutting peat, churning butter and farming the rugged Irish land.
Plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely lunch with a stop in the lovely town of Glengarrif at the base of the Caha Mountains between the towns of Kenmare and Bantry.
Visit Garinish Island, the hidden tropical garden of Ireland known as the Island of Holly. Renowned for its rare beauty and loved by horticulturalists worldwide, the 15 hectares island is waiting to be explored. (Season April - October)
Then onward where The Healy Pass awaits with its narrow, serpentine route through the spectacular Caha Mountains. The perfect way to end your peaceful day on the quiet roads in a often missed but breathtaking area of Southwest Ireland.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: accommodation Killarney or Kenmare
End location: accommodation
Duration: 7 hours
Traffic & weather can impact an Ireland day tour no matter the season, but flexibility and having an experienced, private guide/driver behind the wheel allows you to enjoy the day no matter the weather or the traffic conditions on the road.
True executive class BMW 740LI (long wheelbase) sedan or 2017 Mercedes V-Class touring van, depending on number of guests. Each are of a standard unmatched by rental class vans or cars often offered by tour providers in order to provide you the very best, exclusive touring experience available.
* Luxury, air-conditioned 2017 Mercedes V-class touring van with individual captain's chairs and all of the style and amenities a Mercedes passenger sedan offers. Or, for 2 or less guests, the long chassis BMW 740Li executive sedan for a genuinely elegant, private touring experience. Each premium vehicle is meticulously maintained, both inside and out, and of a caliber unmatched by regular rental class vans or cars often offered for touring.
* Failte Ireland Qualified Guide
* Driver fully insured & licensed by Irish Nat'l Transport Authority for passenger transportation
* All vehicles carry commercial insurance for passenger transport (required in Ireland)
* All fuel costs and tolls
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - For lunch and various refreshments, if desired.
Published Tours max 6 persons
However if you require a private tour for a larger group or family please contact me for your customized private tour using a larger vehicle.