A new Irish Tour for 2018 based at the Lakeside Hotel on the shores of the breath-taking Lough Derg in County Tipperary. Famed for its stunning mountains and rolling hills, quaint towns and villages that scatter the landscape, there is an abundance of things to see and do. Our itinerary includes the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum (including a traditional Irish Coffee), the fascinating Bunratty Heritage Folk Village, a scenic cruise on lovely Lough Derg and a chance to view the famous Cliffs of Moher.
CURRENCY: Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT: Not required BUT photographic ID is required.
The 3 star Wilton Hotel is located in Bray, just minutes from the beautiful scenic countryside of Co Wicklow and yet just 12 miles from Dublin. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. The Green Room restaurant provides you with superior cuisine in modern comfortable surroundings. There is a lift and ground floor bedrooms.
The 3 star Lakeside Hotel is a family run, independent hotel located on the edge of Lough Derg. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, tea making facilities and hairdryer. There is a bar, lounge, restaurant and leisure centre with indoor heated swimming pool. Wi-Fi access through out public areas. There is no lift but ground and low floor rooms are available on request.
The 4 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 and ground floor bedrooms.
We journey to Holyhead to board the early afternoon conventional Stena Line Ferry to Dublin. We then transfer to Bray for overnight half board accommodation at the Wilton Hotel.
Departing after breakfast we travel west to the town of Tipperary, pausing along the way to view the historical landmark Rock of Cashel. We continue to Killaloe and the shores of Lough Derg for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Lakeside Hotel.
We head to Killimer in County Clare this morning, before taking the short ferry crossing across the mouth of the Shannon to Tarbert. We then include a visit to Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Here we discover the era of transatlantic passenger flights, the invention of Irish Coffee and the maritime history of the majestic River Shannon. We include a traditional Irish Coffee before returning to our hotel via the town of Limerick.
Morning visit to the Bunratty Heritage Folk Village. Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house around the charming village street, complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! In the afternoon, we board the Spirit of Killaloe, from our hotels private jetty, for a scenic cruise on lovely Lough Derg. (Please note there are 29 steps to negotiate before boarding and after disembarking).
Our excursion today takes us into the Burren region of County Clare including the famous Cliffs of Moher, with views towards the Atlantic Ocean that take your breath away. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. We then continue to Black Head and Ballyvaughan and return to our hotel via Corofin.
We depart after breakfast and travel via Athlone, continuing to Monaghan for overnight half board accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel.
After breakfast we transfer to Belfast for the lunchtime Stena Line ferry to Loch Ryan. We disembark and travel south, arriving home early evening.
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet and facilities, Ferry travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
Excursions - entry to Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum and Bunratty Heritage Folk Village and a boat trip on Lough Derg.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £115.00