Irish Grand Tour

Irish Grand Tour

Irish Grand Tour

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Ireland is one of the most sought after destinations that we offer. It continues to grow in popularity and as a result of customer feedback we have planned a Grand Tour to encompass the country’s beauty, heritage and famous hospitality.

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Dooleys Hotel, Waterford * * *

www.dooleys-hotel.ie

 

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney * * * *

www.killarneytowers.com

 

Menlo Park Hotel, Galway * * *

www.menloparkhotel.com

 

Central Hotel, Donegal * * *

www.centralhoteldonegal.com

 

Stormont Hotel, Belfast * * * *

www.hastingshotels.com/stormont-hotel

 

Maldron Hotel, Wexford * * *

www.maldronhotelwexford.com

 

Day 1

Travel to Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue onto Waterford for an overnight stay at Dooley’s Hotel located on the quayside in the centre of town.

Day 2

Travel on to Co. Cork, home of the legendary Blarney Woollen Mills with its extensive range of classic Irish souvenirs, famous castle & legendary Blarney Stone (Entry not included). We continue to Killarney for a 3 night stay at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

Day 3

Today we take a local coach for a cruise around the lake and also a ride on the traditional jaunting cars of Killarney.

Day 4

Today we have a full day guided tour of the beautiful Ring of Kerry. You’ll witness some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal scenery. First we visit Killorglin, perched high above the banks of the River Laune and then to the fishing ports of Cahirciveen and Waterville.

Day 5

Depart Killarney and make our way through Co. Limerick and into Co.Clare to Bunratty. We make a stop at the Bunratty Folk Park, an open air museum with a collection of recreated rural farmhouses, village shops and a 19th century village street where traditional lifestyles and crafts are demonstrated. We continue onto Galway, with time to explore this ‘City of Tribes’ before checking into the Menlo Park Hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6

We travel from Galway to Donegal, breaking our journey at Sligo, homeland of Irish poet W.B. Yeats. We continue our journey to Donegal for a 2 night stay at the Central Hotel.

Day 7

We have arranged a waterbus cruise around Donegal Bay complete with an outward commentary and a lively fun filled return with live music from the crew.

Day 8

We depart Donegal and travel across the border into Northern Ireland where we arrive at the mighty Giants Causeway, created by volcanic activity forming a mass of 40,000 stone columns that have created steps leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. (Entrance is included to the Giants Causeway Visitor Experience). We continue our journey to Belfast on what is described as one of the finest marine drives and the most dramatic and colourful stretch of coastline in Europe; The Antrim Coast Road for a 2 night stay at the Stormont Hotel Belfast.

Day 9

Belfast is a handsome city reflecting the wealth it enjoyed during the Industrial Revolution. A guide will join the coach for a tour of the city sights including the Botanical Gardens, Queen’s University, and the Waterfront Hall. We finish our day at the Titanic Exhibition and the story of Titanic’s conception and early construction, launch, fit out and tragic maiden voyage.

Day 10

We depart Belfast and travel to Dublin where we will enjoy a guided coach tour. There are many fascinating highlights to enjoy in the ‘Fair City’ of Dublin, including Trinity College (home to the Book of Kells), Christ Church Cathedral, Customs House, Phoenix Park and the Guinness Storehouse. This afternoon we travel to our overnight accommodation at the Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Day 11

After an early breakfast we travel the short distance to Rosslare for the return morning ferry sailing to Pembroke where we complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Irish Sea ferry crossings

  • 1 night half board Waterford

  • 3 nights half board Killarney

  • 1 night half board Galway

  • 2 nights half board Donegal

  • 2 nights half board Belfast

  • 1 night half board Wexford

  • Guided tour of Ring of Kerry

  • Entrance to Bunratty Folk Park

  • Donegal Bay Waterbus Cruise

  • Lake Cruise & ride on Killarney jaunting cars

  • Entrance to Giants Causeway Visitor Experience

  • Entrance to Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre

  • Belfast city coach tour

  • Guided coach tour of Dublin

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

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
Abergavenny Bus Stn The Bus Station, Abergavenny - NP7 5HF - 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
Brecon, Wellington Hotel Brecon, Opposite the Wellington Hotel - Bulwark
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
Crickhowell Monument The Monument, Crickhowell (Outside Castle Garage)
Cross Hands Library Bus Stop outside the Library, 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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