- B&B Kenmare (1 night)
- Casey's of Baltimore (2 nights)
- Trident Hotel Kinsale (2 nights)
Breakfast each morning except day of arrival
Hertz manual compact car with unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), value added tax (VAT), third party liability and location service charge (LSC)
- Travel wallet, luggage tags and driving map.
- Expert travel assistance throughout.
- Visitor Attractions
- Room Upgrades
- Car Upgrade
- Chauffeur Driver
- City Tours
Price is per person based on double occupancy during low season and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
6 Days / 5 Nights
Start at Shannon Airport / Ends at Shannon Airport
The Sheeps Head Way
The Old Head of Kinsale
The coastal drive of Ireland's deep South-West
A beautiful coastal drive, this route brings you a variety of activities including island hopping, whale watching and even the possibility of teeing off on an Atlantic view golf course. From the inviting Kingdom of Kerry, to the calming experiences in Cork, this wild Atlantic route is defined by a spectacular explosion of isolated islands and jutting peninsulas.
This winding, and picturesque route offers a variety of popular gourmet dishes synonymous to the South West Coast. Ancient Irish tales of shipwrecks can be heard, historic landmarks seen as well as the majestic view of Mizen Head, which is Ireland's furthest jutting peninsula. To finish the route relax and unwind and enjoy an award winning supper in Kinsale, Ireland's gourmet capital.
Kenmare to Kinsale Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kenmare
Travel from the airport to Kenmare town in Co.Kerry. Enjoy some traditional gourmet dishes and afterwards take a walk around Reenagross park, a unique natural heritage area. For a more adventure filled day, visit one of the many equestrian centers located in the Kenmare Bay area and enjoy the scenic views around Kenmare on horse-back. Connect to the Past with Kenmare's Historical attractions such as Kenmare Suspension Bridge, Kenmare Stone Circle and Dromore Castle.
Day 2: Beara Peninsula, Allihies village and Dursey Island
With and early start to the day, follow the road as it entwines and dips along one of the wildest but beautiful stretches of coastline – the Beara Peninsula. Stop off for some mid-day lunch in the colorful village of Allihies and even enjoy a pint of Guinness in one of its lively pubs. Visit Dursey Island which plays host to Ireland’s only cable car. Sit back and relax in the moment while taking in the scenic views and listen to the ruffling of the Atlantic Ocean. After a peaceful and relaxing day, a well deserved evening meal can be enjoyed in the maritime port village of Baltimore.
Day 3: Breath-taking Baltimore, Magical Mizen and The Sheep's Head Way
Enjoy the glorious, breathtaking scenic views of Baltimore. Activities such as fishing, sailing and sea-angling can be enjoyed. Take a stroll around this charming village or take the ferry to Cape Clear Island or Sherkin Island, only a short distance away. To experience a further insight into the deep South West Peninsula, travel to Ireland's most southerly point, Mizen Head. The magic of Mizen includes the contrasting beauty of sharp cliffs, jagged rock and a romantically located signal station. Take a walk across the Mizen head foot bridge and treat yourself to a well deserved cup of tea in the local Mizen cafe.
If you have taken a particular interest in the beauty of the South-West Atlantic peninsulas, take a trip to the neighboring Sheep's Head Peninsula. Awarded European Destination of Excellence, this jutting land is a spectacular vision and is a part of the sprawling collection of seascapes along the sheep's head way walking route. A second night in the beautiful Baltimore gives you time to unwind and recharge for a further leg of the South West coastal drive.
Day 4: Skibereen and Clonakilty
From Baltimore, set a course east along the Wild Atlantic Way. This route is dotted with beautiful, quaint little towns and villages which offer fine cuisine and many arts and crafts visitor centers. The market town of Skibereen, the most southerly town in Ireland is one such town with its world class food, unique shops and live traditional Irish Music. If the sun is shining, Inchydoney Island is also en route which hosts a beautiful Blue Flag beach, or stop off at the bustling town of Clonakilty, famous for its unique cuisine using its own traditional brand of pork sausage and pudding. The headland at the Old Head of Kinsale is as dramatic as they come and is recognized as one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s standout views. Arrive in Kinsale for the final leg of the South-West Wild Atlantic Way route.
Day 5: The Old Head of Kinsale
Explore what Kinsale has to offer and enjoy some of its historical sights with many guided tours on offer. Known for its exceptional culinary cuisine enjoy a hearty bowl of local seafood chowder from the highly recommended Fishy Fishy Cafe. If one is feeling extremely energized take a trip to neighboring Cork city which is known for its high-street fashion retail stores. The city also offers many historical sights worth visiting. Enjoy the last night and unwind in the beautiful town of Kinsale and listen to some Irish traditional music and a take pleasure in drinking a fine pint of Irish Guinness.
Day 6: Homeward bound
Feeling well rested and completely fulfilled, having explored the deep South-West Wild Atlantic strip, its time to head back to the airport having had a truly replenishing and enjoyable experience.