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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, we 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 dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission into Blarney Stone Castle & Gardens and Titanic Belfast

Killarney Jaunting Cars

A Lough Leane Cruise and a 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 but wish to book then please call 0115 9770 080 for a discount on 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.

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 three-night half-board stay at the four-star Killarney Towers Hotel.

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. 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.

DAY 4

Full Day Ring of Kerry for a scenic loop driver on Iveragh Peninsula which includes a scenic Drive through Killarney National Park to get to Kenmare for free time and lunch, a scenic drive featuring Derrynane Beach, Ballinskelligs Beach, Valentia Island including Knight's Town & a stop in Portmagee.

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 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.

DAY 6

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.

DAY 7

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

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. Tonight we arrive at the Stormont Hotel where we will be staying for two nights.

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.

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 Royal Hotel, Bray for one night.

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.

VARIOUS HOTELS

 

Dooley’s Hotel Waterford *** Killarney (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. 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.

 

Abbey Hotel ***, Donegal (1 night half board)

Located in the heart of Donegal town, the Central offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a restaurant using fresh Irish produce.

 

Stormont Hotel ****, Belfast (2 nights half board)

Overlooking the gardens of Stormont Castle, in the leafy suburbs of Belfast, this luxurious 4-star hotel has its own bistro restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The modern bedrooms at The Stormont Hotel each have a work desk, a cosy seating area and a TV. The bathrooms feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

 

The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre ***, Bray (1 night half board) 

The family friendly Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club is situated in the heart of Bray, Co. Wicklow. It is only a 5-minute walk from Bray seafront and guests have free access to the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna, and spa bath. The refurbished Merrill Leisure Club also offers a steam room, aerobics studio and a Kinesis wall for fitness. It boast a fully equipped gym, spacious changing rooms and an extensive beauty salon with many treatments and massages available.

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