Ireland’s popularity continues and we are pleased to repeat this tour based in the pretty market town and fishing port of Bantry. The rich farmland and river valleys of County Cork contrast with a coastline where rocky peninsulas stretch like bony fingers into the Atlantic. Bantry overlooks one of the world’s finest natural harbours and a circular tour around the Beara Peninsula reveals brightly painted fishing villages overlooking broad bays. We travel along the shores of Glengarrif and enjoy a boat trip to Garnish Island, see Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southerly point and visit the charming town of Kenmare. A lovely tour...
CURRENCY: Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT: Not required BUT photographic ID is required.
The 4 star Seven Oaks Hotel enjoys an enviable reputation and is only 3 minutes walk from the town centre. It offers the best in traditional Irish food featuring the finest local produce. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, trouser press and Wi-Fi. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. There is a lift.
The 4 star Maritime Hotel offers stylish, contemporary accommodation overlooking Bantry Bay. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. Relax in the Club Maritime Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or enjoy a spa treatment in the hotel spa. There is a lift.
The 3 star Four Seasons Hotel is an elegant and modern property situated on the outskirts of Monaghan, offering first class accommodation and a friendly atmosphere. The Range restaurant offers locally sourced, delicious food and there is a bar and lounge. The Leisure club has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. All the recently refurbished bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, iron, complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
We journey to Holyhead to board the early afternoon conventional Stena Line ferry to Dublin. We then transfer to Carlow for overnight half board accommodation at the Seven Oaks Hotel.
After breakfast we travel to the town of Waterford (famous for its hand-crafted-crystal) and onto Youghal Bay, before continuing to Bantry for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Maritime Hotel.
Departing after breakfast we return via Cashel, situated in the Golden Vale, an area of rolling pastureland in the province of Munster. We continue via the Curragh, an area well known for Irish horse breeding and training and onwards to Monaghan for our overnight half-board accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Morning transfer to Belfast for the mid-day sailing to Loch Ryan. Arriving back into the local area late afternoon.
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Ferry travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
Excursions - including a boat trip and admission to Garnish Island.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £130.00