Autumn at Parknasilla 

Pierce Kavanagh Coaches
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9th Oct 2022
€ 850 pps
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Your Trip Includes

  • Experienced Driver
  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • 4 Nights 4 star Deluxe Hotel Accommodation
  • 4 Full Irish breakfasts
  • 4 Evening meals

Pick-up Points

  • Dublin Heuston Station
  • Dublin City Centre
  • Naas
  • Portlaoise
  • Urlingford
  • Cashel
Day to day operations of the tour may change due to COVID-19 government restrictions / guidelines at the time of travel.
Day 1:
Our favourite hotel on our tour programme, it’s hard to find anywhere more beautiful in Ireland!

The coach will stop with time for lunch and comfort stops enroute arriving into the stunning Parknasilla Resort just outside Sneem on the Ring of Kerry in the late afternoon. Our coach takes us right to the front door of the hotel, where we are welcomed by the hotel manager. The porters will take your luggage directly to your bedroom while you enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.

A 4-course dinner is served in the hotel’s dining room this evening. We dine as a group creating a perfect opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow travelling companions.

Day 2:
Following a delicious breakfast, why not join us on an included excursion along The Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most scenic and iconic routes?

Our journey begins with a trip through Moll’s Gap and Ladies View which offer breathtakingly beautiful of the Macgillcuddy Reeks and the Lakes of Killarney. We’ll stop for a photo stop at Ladies View, this was where in 1861 Queen Victoria’s Ladies-in-waiting would sit to admire the lakes and the wonderful vista.

The coach will by-pass Killarney and travel onwards to Killorglin: the gateway to the Ring of Kerry. Sit back onboard your luxurious coach and admire the specular scenery this world-famous driving route offers. It’s a 100-mile round trip, taking us through charming towns such as Glenbeigh, Caherciveen and Waterville. See the mighty power of the Atlantic Ocean reaching our shores as you glaze across to Dingle and Ballinskelligs Bays. Bring your camera today as there will be ample time and opportunity to take some great photos.

Take a stroll through Waterville, a favourite holiday destination of legendary Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin. He came here first in the 1959 to go fly fishing on Lough Currane with his wife and eight children family and enjoyed it so much that he returned every year for 10 years.  In 1998 a life size bronze statue create by sculptor Alan Ryan Hall was unveiled depicting Charlie dressed as The Tramp, his most famous character.

Our final stop this afternoon is Sneem, a pretty and colourful village near our hotel, before returning to our hotel for dinner.

Day 3:
Enjoy a relaxing morning at our hotel. This hotel is one of our favourites on our tour programme. The grounds are extensive and have numerous trails for strolling through at your own pace. The hotel has a world-class spa, where you might like to indulge yourself in one of their spa treatments (additional costs apply). The hotel also has 3 external hot tubs, available to hotel residents, where you can sit and relax overlooking Kenmare Bay, or you may wish to relax in their thermal suite. The choice is endless, but the experience is fantastic!

In the early afternoon, the coach departs to the nearby town of Kenmare, one of the prettiest towns in Ireland and the perfect place to take a gentle stroll through.

We will then travel back to our hotel for dinner together this evening. 

Day 4:
Following breakfast, we leave on an excursion to Killarney and enjoy the wonderful sights and experiences the capital of tourism in Ireland has to offer.

Killarney is just lovely;  a booming, blooming, colourful town where the ‘green carpet’ welcome will be in abundance here for you.

On arrival to Killarney, we’ll enjoy a delightful trip in jaunting cars,(pony & trap) through Killarney National Park, where the jarvey will regale you with stories, folklore and history of the area, the ride will take you right through the heart of Killarney National Park and end at Muckross House, a magnificent Victoria Mansion and one of Ireland’s most important stately homes located right on the one of Killarney’s three lakes. Building began in 1839 and took 4 years to complete.

The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney’s three lakes, famed worldwide for their splendor and beauty, it’s an artists dream. It was built by Henry Arthur Herbert and his artist wife Mary who was an incredibly accomplished Victoria watercolorists. The House was designed by William Burn, a well-known Scottish architect. In the 1850s the owner undertook massive garden works preparing the site for a Royal visit by Queen Victoria in August 1861

On your visit to  Muckross house, you’ll see many of the  rooms, furnished in Victorian style, showing the elegant lifestyle that wealthy 19th century people enjoyed, you will even see the basement where the servants worked hard ensuring life upstairs was perfect.

The Royal visit happened in Aug 1861 just several months before Prince Albert died and most certainly put Killarney on the map as the country’s best premier tourist attraction, but it was at a huge cost to the Herberts who ended up covering most of the cost of the extravagance visit.

Board the coach again for the short journey down to Ross Castle where we’ll board a waterboat for a gentle cruise on the Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest and most picturesque lake right in the heart of the Killarney National Park. View many famous heritage attractions including Ross Castle, O’Sullivan Cascade and the monastic ruins of Inisfallen Island from the water. The Killarney Lake tour lasts approximately one hour and your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to Killarney town centre. 

The afternoon is free to have lunch, stroll, shop and explore Killarney at your own pace.

Dinner is  back at our hotel in Parknasilla Resort this evening.

Day 5:
Following a leisurely breakfast, we check-out and depart homeward bound stopping at Blarney Woollen Mills in Blarney, Co Cork with time for a little shopping and lunch. We continue to our original pick-up points saying farewells to new found friends.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Parknasilla Resort & Spa is a beautiful old hotel, steeped in history, but has not lift access in the main accommodation wing. This can prove to be a problem for guests travelling with mobility issues and needs to be well considered before making a reservation. There is a limited number of accessible rooms in this hotel, which tend to book out early.

We can also offer upgrades to the main house for €70 per room, per night and are subject to availability at the time of booking.