Grand Tour of Ireland

Grand Tour of Ireland

New for 2018 - Our exciting extended "Grand Tour of Ireland" covers many highlights of Ireland, including stays in Waterford, Killarney, Ennistymon, Donegal and Belfast. Visitor attractions include the Killarney Jaunting Cars, Cliffs of Moher Experience, the famous Giants Causeway and a guided tour of Belfast including entry to the Titanic Exhibition.

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New for 2018 - Our exciting extended "Grand Tour of Ireland" covers many highlights of Ireland, including stays in Waterford, Killarney, Ennistymon, Donegal and Belfast. Visitor attractions include the Killarney Jaunting Cars, Cliffs of Moher Experience, the famous Giants Causeway and a guided tour of Belfast including entry to the Titanic Exhibition.

GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

 

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October 2018

 

£945 per person

 

 

Price Includes:  2 overnight stops at the 3 star Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford, 3 nights at the 4 star Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney, 1 night at the 3 star Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, 2 nights at the 3 star Central Hotel, Donegal, 2 nights at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast.  All accommodation will be on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis.  Included attractions are  a journey on the Killarney Jaunting Car with boat trip, a full guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, entry to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, the Giants Causeway Visitor Experience a 2hrs 30 mins guided tour of Belfast and entry to the Titanic Visitor Centre. 

   

Not Included:  Single room supplement £225 per person

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford does not have any ground floor rooms - it does have a lift but this does not travel to all areas of the hotel.  The Killarney Towers Hotel, the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon and the Stormont Hotel, Belfast all have ground floor rooms and lift access to all floors.  The Central Hotel, Donegal does not have ground floor rooms but does have lift access to all floors.

Thursday

We depart Plymouth at 6.30am and start our journey up through South Wales to Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare, making comfort stops along the way. We then have a 90 minute journey (approx) to our over night hotel in Waterford which is located on the quayside in the town centre.

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Friday

Travelling west through Ireland, we travel onto Co. Cork, home of the legendary Blarney Woollen Mills with its extensive range of clothes, crafts and classic Irish souvenirs. The more energetic may wish to climb the nearby castle steps to kiss the Blarney Stone (cost of this not included). We then continue onto one of Ireland’s most popular towns set amidst spectacular mountains, coast and countryside and enjoy a 3 night stay at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

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Saturday

This is a day to enjoy Killarney which is set in the Irish Lake District and internationally renowned for its scenic beauty. Take a traditional Jaunting Car ride to learn about the town and lakes; this has been run by the same family for 5 generations. The tour runs through the Killarney National Park and along the edge of Lough Leane to Ross Castle. From here we catch the "Lily of Killarney" to cruise across the lake - this is a memorable way to view the surrounding mountains. This afternoon there will be free time to explore Killarney town.

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Sunday

A guided tour around the famous Ring of Kerry awaits you today. Savour 100 miles of spectacular scenery as you travel along the narrow coastal road of the Iveragh Peninsula. The journey begins at Killorglin, home of the world’s oldest market, the famous Puck Fair, through Glenbeig. Continue through the villages of Rossbeigh and Kells, with their beautiful golden beaches to Caherciveen. Travel through Waterville and Derrynane, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay to Caherdaniel. Continue through Sneem, a quaint town, and Kenmare to Moll’s Gap - a cutting between the mountains. Pass Ladies View, aptly named after Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting who were so impressed with the view of the lakes.

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Monday

We depart Killarney and make our way through Co. Limerick and into Co. Clare to Bunratty. You can visit the Blarney Woollen Mills and also see Bunratty Castle - the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland which stands opposite (may incur an entry fee). We continue out to the coast to visit the mighty "Cliffs of Moher" towering 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the visitor centre here offers an insight into the geology and history of this fabulous location. From here it is just a short journey to The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, where we will spend the night.

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Tuesday

From Co. Clare we continue onto Donegal, breaking our journey in Sligo which is situated on the banks of the River Garavogue, famous as the homeland for Irish poet WB Yeats and boasting spectacular scenery at Benbulben Mountain. Time permitting we can visit the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre (factory tours incur a charge of approx. £5 per person), the oldest in Ireland, before completing our journey to the Central Hotel, Donegal for a 2 night stay.

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Wednesday

You can enjoy a free day at leisure in Donegal - Visit Donegal Castle, the abbey ruins or Magee’s home of Donegal hand-woven tweeds. Alternatively enjoy an 80 minute cruise around Donegal Bay, (subject to tidal restrictions). All of these attractions are within walking distance of the hotel and some may incur a cost.

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Thursday.

Leaving Donegal today we travel across the border into Northern Ireland and over to the mighty Giants Causeway which was created by intense volcanic activity. A more romantic legend is that the giant Finn MacCool threw a series of rocks into the sea to lay a path across to his lady love in Scotland. A regular shuttle bus escorts passengers from the visitor centre down to the shore. We continue down to Belfast where we will stay for 2 nights at the Stormont Hotel.

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Friday.

This morning we will enjoy a guided tour of the sights of Belfast including the Botanical Gardens, Queen’s University and the Waterfront Hall. Close to City Hall, a visit must be made to the Crown Liquor Saloon, a Victorian delight and one of only two pubs owned by the National Trust. This afternoon we visit the Titanic Visitor Centre which opened in 2012 and is a must see for any visitor to Belfast. Located in the heart of the city on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built you will re-live the entire story from her birth to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery on the seabed.

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Saturday.

Leaving Belfast today, we head down via Newry and Dundalk to Dublin for a quick look at Ireland’s capital city. There are many highlights including Trinity College (home to the Book of Kells), Christ Church Cathedral, Customs House, Phoenix Park and the Guiness Storehouse. This afternoon we continue down the coast to Waterford for a final overnight stay at the Dooley’s Hotel.

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Sunday.

We have an early start today to travel to Rosslare for our ferry back to Pembroke (breakfast will be served onboard the ferry). We then continue our journey home aiming to arrive back into Plymouth early evening with comfort stops along the way.

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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