Celtic Cousins

Celtic Cousins

Celtic Cousins

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Combine the best of our Celtic Cousins on this fantastic touring holiday. You will traverse the length of Britain - from Wales to the Emerald Isle finishing in the Scottish Lowlands, taking in the best tourist traps Ireland and Scotland have to offer along the way. Go on to discover the best of Ireland before embarking on a Scottish odyssey taking in the sights, history, beauty and highlights of the regions.

 

Treacys Hotel, Waterford * * *

www.treacyshotelwaterford.com

 

Ramada Belfast Hotel, Belfast * * *

www.encorebelfast.co.uk

 

McGettigan Hotel, Letterkenny

www.mcgettiganhotels.com

 

North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer * * *

www.mcmillanhotels.co.uk

 

Loch Long Hotel

www.lochlonghotel.co.uk

 

Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Nr Glasgow * * *

www.bothwellbridge-hotel.com

 

Holiday Inn Hotel, Lancaster * * *

www.hilancasterhotel.co.uk

 

Day 1

Travel to Fishguard for our ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue onto Waterford for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Depart hotel after breakfast and head north to explore the fair city of Dublin and enjoy a guided coach tour of the city. Following your city tour there will be some free time before continuing onto our hotel in Belfast.

Day 3

Following breakfast we make our way to Titanic Belfast to discover the story of the tragic ship Titanic before travelling north to the breathtakingly beautiful coastline of Northern Ireland and the mighty Giants Causeway. The causeway was created by volcanic activity
forming a mass of 40,000 stone columns that have created steps leading from the cliff foot before disappearing under the sea. Entrance is included into the Giants Causeway Visitor Experience. Later, we continue our journey to Letterkenny for a 3 night stay.

Day 4

We enjoy a guided tour of the Glenveagh National Park. Glenveagh’s 19th Century castle & magnificent gardens is located in the heart of a hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland.

Day 5

Day at leisure.

Day 6

We visit Derry this morning where there will be some free time to explore this ancient walled town, built in 1613 on the banks of the River Foyle. Later, we continue our journey to Belfast for the afternoon ferry crossing to Cairnryan and onto our hotel in Stranraer for an overnight stay.

Day 7

Travel to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow has a mix of striking architecture styles and some of the best shopping outside of London. This afternoon, we travel to Arrochar for a two night stay.

Day 8

After breakfast we visit the attractive black and white village of Inverary located on the shores of Loch Fyne. Journey on to the busy town of Oban, a typical Scottish seaside resort.

Day 9

We depart Arrochar and enjoy a lovely guided scenic day tour through the Trossachs National Park, and some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside. We arrive at the Glengoyne Distillery to enjoy a guided tour and a dram of Glengoyne 12 year old highland single malt whisky. We continue our journey via Callander to the Falkirk Wheel, a mechanical marvel, where we’ll take a trip on the rotating boatlift that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal. Continue to Bothwell near Glasgow for a two night stay.

Day 10

Full day exploring the delights of Edinburgh with city tour included. Sit back, relax and discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city before we leave the coach for the walking element of the guided tour.

Day 11

We depart Scotland for the Lake District via Gretna Green, when there will be time to look around the romantic village where 5,000 weddings take place each year.. We’ll continue via Penrith and Pooley Bridge through the Kirkstone Pass to Grassmere and to Dove Cottage, inspirational home of the poet Wordsworth. Overnight stay at Holiday Inn Lancaster.

Day 12

We depart the Lake District and return home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Irish Sea ferry crossing

  • Belfast to Cairnryan ferry crossing

  • 1 night half board Waterford

  • 1 night half board Belfast

  • 3 nights half board Letterkenny

  • 1 night half board Stranraer

  • 2 nights half board Arrochar

  • 2 nights half board Bothwell, nr.Glasgow

  • 1 night half board Lancaster

  • Guided coach tour of Dublin

  • Entrance to Titanic Belfast

  • Entrance to Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

  • Guided Tour of the Glenveagh National Park

  • Guided coach tour of Trossachs

  • Entrance to Glengoyne Distillery & Whisky tasting

  • Entrance to Falkirk Wheel & trip on rotating boatlift

  • Guided city tour of Edinburgh (Part coach/walking tour)

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

13.11.17 - BROCHURE ERRATA - Please be advised that since the European Brochure 2018 has gone to print, there have been some changes to the itinerary due to operational reasons. These changes have been implemented and the correct tour programme will be shown in our Main UK & Europe 2018 brochure

 

Please note the below changes:

  • Day 3 - Visit & Tour of the Guiness Storehouse in Dublin has been removed.

  • Day 9 - The Scotish Wool Centre & Sheepdog Demonstration has been removed.

  • 'Our Price Includes' stated entrance to Slieve League; this was a typing error and not part of the itinerary.

  • The Arrochar Hotel has been replaced by 'The Loch Long Hotel'

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
Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty (Dyffryn Newydd) bus stop
Opposite the Duffryn Newydd Pub
Aberbeeg Square Aberbeeg Sq. Medical Centre - Woodland Terrace
Abercynon, The Clock The Clock, Abercynon
Aberdare Bus Station Bus Station, Aberdare - Stand 1
Abertillery - R.F.C. Abertillery RFC , Oak Street.
Bargoed New Bus Station The New Bus Station, Next to Train Station,Bargoed
Barry Hotel The Barry Hotel, Broad Street, Barry
Barry, Colcott Arms Barry, Colcott Arms
Beddau Square Beddau Square
Blackwood Bus Stn Bus Station - Stand 9 - Blackwood
Blaenrhondda, New Bridge The New Bridge in Blaenrhondda
Blaina Workmans (RFC) Blaina Workmans Bus stop outside Castle Pub
Bridgend Cheapside Bridgend Cheapside
Brynmawr Bus Station Brynmawr Bus Station Coach Bay
Caerphilly Bus Station Caerphilly Bus Station Stand 10
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Cefn Fforest Cefn Fforest Ave Junction, Top of Fair View Hill
Opposite Steven's Garage, CEFN FFOREST
Cross Hands Bus Stop outside Jenkins Bakery, Cross Hands
Crosskeys College Crosskeys College Bus stop
Cwmbran Railway Railway Station, Cwmbran
Dinas Powys Primary School, Dinas Powys
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Ebbw Vale Bus Station Ebbw Vale Bus Station
Ebenezer, Rhydyfelin The Ebenezer Bus Stop, Rhydyfelin
Edwards Llantwit Depot Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Ely Police Station (NE) Bus Stop opposite Police Station, Ely
Fairwater, Waungron Rd Waungron Road, Outside Council Depot, Fairwater
Ferndale Job Centre Ferndale Job Centre (Library)
Glynneath Square - Co-op Glynneath Square Bus Shelter - Outside the Co-op
High Street
Gorseinon - West St Gorseinon - West St Bus Station
Haverfordwest Bus Station Haverfordwest Bus Station, Bay 2
Hirwaun Clock Hirwaun Clock, HIRWAUN
Hollybush Car Park - Ch V Church Village - Hollybush Car Park
John Street, Porthcawl Porthcawl - The Stoneleigh, John Street.
Llanedeyrn Drive Maelfa Shops shelter, Llanederyn Drive,LLANEDERYN
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Llanharan Road (Rose Tce) Llanharry Road Bus stop, Llanharan
Llanharry Shops Llanharry Shops - Bear Inn
Llanrumney Carpenters Carpenters Arms Stop, outside former Video Shop
Llanrumney
Llantwit Major Railway Llantwit Major. Bus stop outside Railway Station
Maesteg Maesteg - Bus Stop Outside Weatherspoons,
Commercial Street, CF34 9DF
Merthyr Bus Stn Merthyr Bus Station - Stand 16, MERTHYR TYDFIL
Moriah Chapel, Risca Risca - Moriah Chapel. Tredegar Street
Mountain Ash Railway Mt Ash Railway, Bus Stop behind Workmens Club
Mountain Ash Town hall Mountain Ash Town Hall
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Nelson Bus Station Nelson Bus Station
Newbridge, Co-op Newbridge, Bus stop outside the Coop
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Oakdale Hotel Oakdale Hotel (Former Square) OAKDALE
Penarth, Windsor Terrace Penarth, Windsor Terrace Bus Stop (NW)
Pencoed Monument The Monument, Pencoed
Pentwyn - Texaco Garage Texaco Garage, Glyn Collen, Pentwyn Road, CF23 7XH
Penygraig Labour Club Penygraig Labour Club, PENYGRAIG
Pontyclun Tescos Pontyclun Tescos, PONTYCLUN
Pontymason Lane Pontymason Lane, Rogerstone (Vicarage Bus Stop)
Pontypool Town Hall Pontypool Town Hall, Bus stops on Clarence St
Pontypridd Bus Stn Pontypridd Bus Station, Coach Stop (Bay 13)
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Porth - Wedding World Porth, Layby outside Wedding World
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Rhiwbina - Deri Inn Rhiwbina - Deri Inn. Just before the Pub.
Rhoose - Tescos Rhoose - Mayflower (Tesco's)
Rhydypennau Crossroads Rhydypennau Crossroads, Three Arches Bus Stop
Heathwood Road, Before Roundabout by the Barbers!
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Singleton Singleton Hospital, Bus stops on Sketty Lane,
SINGLETON
Skewen Skewen, Cooperative Travel
SKEWEN
St Athans Monument Monument. Gileston Cross Roads, St Athans (B4265)
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
St Mellons, The Willows. St Mellons, The Willows. Opposite Tescos Garage
Sanderling Drive
Taffs Well Station Taffs Well Station, bus stop on Cardiff Road
TAFFS WELL
Talbot Green Bus Stn Talbot Green Bus Station
TALBOT GREEN
Tesco (Bowls), Penyrheol Tesco (Former Bowls Inn Bus Stop,SE), Penyrheol
Heol Aneurin
The Hibernian Club The Hibernian Club, Gelli
The Royal Hotel The Royal Hotel, Rhymney
Tongwynlais Church Tongwynlais Church bus stop.
TONGWYNLAIS
Tonypandy Bus Stn Tonypandy Bus Station
Top Station Top Station, Pontllanfraith
Trebanog Arms Hotel Trebanog Arms Hotel, bus stop at lights
TREBANOG
Tredegar, Lidls Tredegar, Lidls, bus stop outside.
Treharris Bus Station Treharris Bus Station
Treherbert Village Tavern Treherbert The Village Tavern
Treorchy PO Treorchy Post Office, bus stop, TREORCHY
NOT OUTSIDE THE POST OFFICE
Ty Cerrig Ty Cerrig bus stop, Near Aldis, Pentwyn
Waunrhydd Road Waunrhydd Road, Tonyrefail
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Westgate St, Cardiff Westgate St, Cardiff. Bus Stop outside NCP Car
Park. Opposite Millenniuim Stadium.
Whitchurch Three Elms Whitchurch Three Elms
Ynyshir Hall Ynyshir Hall, YNYSHIR
Ystrad Mynach Ystrad Mynach Bus Station, High Street.
Outside Public Toilets
Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital (Stop Past Leisure Centre)

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