Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay and the picturesque West County Cork is an area of Ireland that is renowned for its rugged mountain scenery, craggy coastlines, stunning beaches and colourful costal villages.

Picturesque West County Cork, an area of the glorious Emerald Isle renowned for its rugged mountain scenery, craggy coastlines, stunning beaches, lush river valleys, mystical lakes and colourful coastal villages. In the heart of the county lies the town of Bantry, a busy little market town and fishing port with brightly decorated houses and streets, plus a nice town square and promenade, all in a wonderful setting overlooking Bantry Bay.



The four star Maritime hotel is nicely located in the centre of Bantry overlooking picturesque Bantry Bay. Facilities include the Ocean Restaurant and Maritime Bar where live entertainment is featured, plus a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gymnasium. All bedrooms feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, iron and board, hairdryer, room safe and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.



Day One: We travel to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing to Dublin, then continue via Portlaoise and Cahir into County Cork and on to Bantry Bay where we commence our stay at the Maritime Hotel.


Day Two: A day at leisure to explore Bantry. An opportunity to visit Bantry House and Gardens, the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry, one of Ireland's most attractive Great Houses full of treasures collected from all parts of the world.


Day Three: This morning we head to Glengarriff where there will an optional boat trip to see the lovely Garnish Flower Island with its famous collection of plants and Italian landscaping. We then take a drive along the stunning Beara Peninsula and visit Castletownbere, the principal town on the peninsula. From here we continue on through magnificent scenery and cross the Healy Pass which winds it way through the mountains with spectacular views.


Day Four: Today we visit the colourful town of Skibbereen, the capital of West Cork, then drive on via Schull and Toormore to Mizen Head at the extreme south-western tip of Ireland. See the award winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction set in a spectacular location high above the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can cross the suspension bridge to visit the Mizen Signal Station. (Please note this does involve a number of steps).


Day Five: We travel back to the ferry port at Dublin for our return sailing to Holyhead and home to North Wales.



  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Return Irish Sea crossings.

  • Excursions as described above.

  • Return transport by luxury air conditioned coach.

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Beach Rd IRE Bangor, Nelson Pub Beach Road
Bangor, Deiniol Rd IRE Bangor, Old Post Office Bus Stop Deiniol Road
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Gaerwen IRE Gaerwen, Bus Stop Opposite Stermat
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai IRE Llandegai, Bus Stop Opposite Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni IRE Llangefni, Tafarn Y Rhos
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Old Colwyn IRE Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Penmaenmawr IRE Penmaenmawr, Bus Stop Opposite Llys Clwyd
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea Ire Rhos on Sea, The Cayley Arms Bus Stop
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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