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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, prettypostcard villages and wealth of history on our impressive holiday to the Emerald Isle. Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, highlights include visits to the worldfamous Giants Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Belfast, Killarney, Sligo, Galway, Adare and Cong and much more on this fascinating journey.

 

Includes

Return coach travel

Return ferry sailings

10 nights half board

Admission into Blarney Stone Castle & Gardens & Titanic Belfast

Ride in a Killarney Jaunting Car

Lough Leane Cruise

A scenic Drive around the Ring of Kerry & the Killarney National Park: 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 but wish to book then please call 0115 9770 080 for a discount on your booking.

 

Passenger Requirements for travelling to Ireland:

  • You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in advance of Travel. Further information and the form are available here - www.gov.ie/locatorform.

  • In addition to a completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF), all passengers (except those exempt) must have one of the following:
    1) Evident of having been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency.
    2) Certification as having recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 6 months
    3) Evidence of a negative result from a verifiable RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival into the country.

For the latest travel information on travel requirements to Ireland please visit: www.gov.ie/travel 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

We set sail from South Wales 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.

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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. With information on the history, legends and folklore this is an experience you won't want to miss. Afterwards, we enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lough Leane.

SATURDAY

Today we have arranged a sensational Ring of Kerry tour: "A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!" Throughout the day we will explore the Killarney National Park, along Derrynane Beach, Ballinskelligs Beach, Valentia Island and Knight's Town. We visit Kenmare for free time and a lunch stop at Portmagee.

SUNDAY

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 experienced driver will take us on a coastal drive passing the stunning Cliffs of Moher before continuing to Ennistymon, to spend a two-night half-board stay at the centrally located Falls Hotel.

MONDAY

Situated on the River Cullenagh, 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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY *

This morning we cross the border into Northern Ireland. 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 four-star Dunadry Hotel in North of Belfast for a two-night half-board stay.

THURSDAY *

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

FRIDAY *

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 Wilton Hotel in Bray for a one-night stay.

SATURDAY *

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. Following arrival in Holyhead we continue our homeward journey.

VARIOUS HOTELS

 

Dooley’s Hotel Waterford *** Waterford

(1 night bed & breakfast)

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. Guest rooms are 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.

 

Abbey Hotel ***, Donegal

(1 night half board)

Located on the main square of the beautiful coastal town of Donegal, the 3-star Abbey Hotel is located right next to Donegal Castle. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout and a restaurant using fresh, Irish produce.

 

Dunadry Hotel & Gardens ****, Dunadry

(2 nights half board)

This modern and comfortable hotel offers guests complimentary use of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and fitness conditioning suite. The hotel's Bistro is very popular locally and guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes to suit all appetites and budgets.

 

Wilton Hotel ***, Bray

(1 night half board)

With spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi, Wilton Hotel Bray is about 1.2 miles from Bray's seafront promenade and beach. All rooms are en-suite and come with a TV, work desk and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
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Little Shaw Ln, Markfield, LE67 9PP
Loughborough Ashby Rd Loughborough Ashby Rd Services
LE11 3QU
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
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Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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