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Irish Rails, Sails & Secret Gardens

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TELL8519

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

South West Ireland, 2 overnight hotels ~ What a Corker!

A look at Ireland’s South Coast in all its glory with a scenic train ride to Mount Congreve Gardens, elegant Fota House and the heritage harbour towns of Cobh and Kinsale.

Tour Highlights:

  • Return Ferry, Holyhead – Dublin
  • Single Journey on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
  • Admission to Mount Congreve Gardens
  • Admission to Fota House
  • Tiny Fishing Village of Cobh
  • Ireland’s ‘gourmet capital’ of Kinsale

Overnight Hotels:

Outward Journey:  Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow ~ 4 Star

Return Journey: Wilton Hotel, Bray ~ 3 Star

Meal Arrangements:

Seven Oaks Hotel ~ Evening Meal & Breakfast

Midleton Park Hotel ~ Evening Meals & Breakfasts

Wilton Hotel ~ Evening Meal only and ‘Grab & Go’ Breakfast

Return Ferry ~ Full Breakfast included

PRICE FROM ? £569 per person
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Midleton Park Hotel, Midleton, Co. Cork ~ 4 Star

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Excursions Included:

  • From our overnight hotel we make our way to Waterford where we join the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway for a pretty journey along the banks of the River Suir to Mount Congreve Gardens where we disembark. Mount Congreve Gardens is one of the world’s largest private gardens whose owner Ambrose Congreve won 13 gold medals through his exhibitions at Chelsea Flower Show.  Here we have free time to explore before re-joining our coach and continuing our journey to the Midleton Park Hotel.
  • We discover Fota House, a Regency-style great country house surrounded by its own arboretum, a beautiful orangery and formal walled gardens. Following our free time here we make our way to Cobh, a tiny fishing village with a big history made famous as the last port of call for RMS Titanic.
  • We enjoy a scenic drive to the cosmopolitan seaside town of Clonakilty, with its variety of boutiques, design galleries and beautiful beaches. Following some free time here, we make our way back to the hotel making a stop in Ireland’s ‘gourmet capital’ of Kinsale before returning to the hotel.
  • We leave the Midleton Park Hotel and make our way to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where we spend some time to explore. From here we make our way to Bray and on to our overnight hotel.
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