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Grand Tour Of Ireland

Grand Tour Of Ireland

Take in Ireland’s famous scenery, prettypostcard villages and wealth of history on our impressive holiday to the Emerald Isle.

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Take in Ireland’s famous scenery, pretty postcard villages and wealth of history on our impressive holiday to the Emerald Isle. Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we include visits to the world famous Giants Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Belfast, Killarney, Sligo, Galway, Adare and Cong and much more on this fascinating journey.

 

 

Includes

Return luxury coach travel on 'The Optimum Experience' vehicle

With an elegant design our new coach offers incredible passenger comfort, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you’re as relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat

 

Return ferry sailings

10 nights half board throughout your stay

Admission into Blarney Stone Castle & Gardens

Killarney Jaunting Cars

Lough Leane Cruise

Ring of Kerry Tour

A scenic Drive through Killarney National Park

A scenic drive featuring Derrynane Beach, Ballinskelligs Beach, Valentia Island including Knight's Town and a stop in Portmagee

A scenic drive along the Antrim Coast Road past Glens of Antrim with a stop in Ballycastle Town

Guided tour of Belfast

Excursion to Kenmare, Adare, Cong, Foxford, Sligo, Giants Causeway Visitor Centre & Dublin

Free time in Ennistymon

 

Please note this price includes our door-to-door, if you do not require this service please call 08456 66 55 44* to place your booking.

 

Day 1

We set sail to the Emerald Isle, with a two-course dinner included on board our ferry. Tonight, we will be staying at Dooley's Hotel in Waterford, with tea (or coffee) and biscuits on arrival.

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Day 2

We visit Blarney Castle and Gardens. Built nearly 600 years ago by Cormac MacCarthy it is home to the legendary Blarney Stone. Later, we travel to Killarney where we will enjoy a 3-night half-board stay at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

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Day 3

Enjoy a unique Jaunting Car ride in Killarney. Experience Ireland's most traditional mode of transport around Killarney National Park and the famous Lakes of Killarney. Afterwards, we enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lough Leane.

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Day 4

Today we have arranged a sensational Ring of Kerry tour: "A once in a lifetime experience that many return for."

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Day 5

This morning we visit Adare, often voted "Ireland's prettiest village", home to a string of 19th Century thatched cottages, quaint craft shops and cafés. Our driver will take us on a coastal drive passing the stunning Cliffs of Moher before continuing to our next hotel.

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Day 6

Ennistymon is a beautiful town full of old-world charm. Located a short walk from the local shopping area, take advantage of this free day to explore the area at your leisure.

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Day 7

We travel via Cong, most famous as the setting for the classic film 'The Quiet Man', which starred John Wayne and on to Foxford and Sligo before arriving at our next hotel in Donegal for one-night.

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Day 8

Our first stop is the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre (shuttle bus to Giant's Causeway is available at £1 each way on the day). With walls made of glass and a state-of-the-art interior the Visitor Centre boasts unparalleled views of the Causeway coastline. Our journey will then take us along the famous Antrim Coast road - one of the most iconic roads in Europe - before stopping for free time in Ballycastle Town. After, we travel to the= Stormont hotel in Belfast where we will enjoy a two-night half-board stay.

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Day 9

This morning we have arranged a guided tour of Belfast. We have also included admission into the Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.

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Day 10

Travel to Dublin where we have a little free time followed by a guided tour of the city. Afterwards, we make our way to the Royal Hotel for our one-night stay.


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Day 11

After a truly unforgettable stay, we collect our breakfast bags from the hotel and catch our ferry home - we've also arranged a breakfast on board for you too.

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Dooleys's Hotel Waterford ***, Killarney

(1 night half board)

 

In waterford's centre, Dooley's is a family- run hotel offering spacious rooms and full Irish Breakfasts.

 

Killarney Towers Hotel ****, Killarney

(3 Nights half board)

 

 

Nestled in the very heart of the quaint and beautiful Killarney town, the hotel offers a range of modern and comfortable facilities, coupled with a friendly and courteous service. The hotel has a number of rooms all furnished to high standards and ideal for those looking to spend a peaceful and relaxing time in this beautiful Co. Kerry town.

 

Falls Hotel & Spa ****, Ennistymon

(2 nights half board)

 

The Falls Hotel & Spa is one mile from Lehnich beach. Facilities include an indoor pool, and an outdoor hot-tub overlooking the River Inagh. There are also 2 restaurants. The spacious rooms at the Falls Hotel are decorated in warm colours and feature flat-screen TVs.

 

The Abbey Hotel ***, Donegal

(1 night half board)

 

The Abbey Hotel renowned for its unique setting in the Centre of the Historic Town of Donegal, perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful County of Donegal. Within minutes of stunning coastal drives, beaches and signature discovery points of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. We highly recommend a visit to Sliagh Liag, the highest seacliffs in Europe along Donegal’s rugged coast line.

 

Stormont Hotel****, Belfast

(2 nights half board)

 

The beautiful four star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast City Centre, adjacent to Stormont Estate overlooking the immaculately maintained wooded landscape, making it the ideal base to get away and simply relax and take in the views.

 

Royal Hotel ***, Bray

(1 nights bed & breakfast)

 

The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Centre in Bray is located in the heart of Bray town. The hotel is surrounded by wonderful mountain walks, historic houses, gardens and famous golf courses.

 

The Optimum Experience

 

We are pleased to introduce our NEW luxury range 'the Optimum Experience' by Skills which will feature a selection of our 2021 holiday packages.

With an elegant and stylish design, our Optimum Experience offers amazing passenger comfort with soft, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat.

 

 

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