Select Grand Tour Of Ireland
10 Day Select Holiday
Our popular Grand Tour of Ireland shifts up a gear for 2020 with this fun and fascinating itinerary. Treats include a visit to Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, housed in the old coastguard station overlooking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of Lough Foyle. Here you’ll find historic artefacts of all things maritime and have your senses dazzled by astounding astronomy. Step back in time at Doagh Famine Village, a walk through museum built around original dwellings that depict life from the 1840s famine with interactive demonstrations. We take in a walking tour of Derry’s surrounding walls then it’s a free day in Carrick-On Shannon, a riverside town steeped in history with a modern marina. Westport beckons where we immerse ourselves in life from the sixteenth century with a guided tour of Westport House. The gems keep coming with gorgeous Galway, Birr Castle & Gardens, ancient Kilkenny then finally, Dublin, the fine, Fair City and a fitting finale to our Emerald Isle extravaganza!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Door to Door* Service
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Return Irish ferry crossings
- Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey
- Guided tour on one day of the holiday
- Excursions as stated
- Select welcome pack
Select by Glenton
ALL GLENTON SELECT HOLIDAYS INCLUDE:
Luxury travel in GLENTON Select coaches, extra leg room, reclining leather seats, climate control, panoramic windows, satellite navigation and an onboard library.
- Door to Door* service
- Select welcome pack
- Guided tour on one day of your holiday
- Coffee and pastry on outward journey
Door to Door* Service for Select HolidaysSelect
For added convenience and comfort you can now enjoy Door to Door* service on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick
up point to join our luxury Select coach.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We journey to Cairnryan for our ferry crossing to Larne. We continue to Redcastle Hotel, set amongst woodland with a waterfront location in the stunning Inishowen Peninsula in Moville. Once part of the Redcastle Estate, this outstanding property combines modern comforts with period elegance. It boasts a lovely terrace and superb leisure facilities.
Day Two. First treat today is Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium. Within its walls you’ll discover the town’s connection with the Spanish Armada, Irish emigration, both world wars and shipwrecks. Its state-of-the-art planetarium shows how mariners used the stars to navigate. We continue to Doagh Famine Village to experience life during the famine in the 1840s. Explore original thatched dwellings, join a traditional ‘wake’ and seek refuge in the Republican Safe House.
Day Three. We check out then make our way to Derry for a guided walking tour of the city’s seventeenth century encircling walls with their seven gates and 24 cannons. Afterwards, we continue to Carrick-On-Shannon and to the centrally located Bush Hotel. This former coaching inn delightfully blends original character with modern amenities. It has a coffee shop and traditionally furnished lounges with open fireplaces.
Day Four. A day at leisure to enjoy Carrick-On-Shannon. Perhaps head to the marina and take a cruise on the mighty Shannon.
Day Five. Check out after breakfast then we travel to the graceful Georgian town of Westport for free time and a guided tour of Westport House. This beautiful manor features sumptuously furnished period rooms. Outside, you’ll find formal gardens, an aviary, mini railway and a lake with pedalos. After you’ve been enchanted by this fairytale estate, we make our way to Galway to check into the Oranmore Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre. This nineteenth century manor house has been tastefully converted into a four star hotel with a cosy bar and superb leisure complex. The village of Oranmore with its friendly pubs and scenic walks is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Day Six. A guided tour of handsome Galway followed by free time. This gorgeous harbour town is cultural and compact as well as being home to eighteenth century Eyre Square and a Latin Quarter.
Day Seven. We check out and journey to Birr Castle & Gardens, a storybook fortress surrounded by a moat, rare plants and waterfalls. From here, we continue to the four star Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise. This superlative hotel stands proudly in the heart of town and features a grand lobby, chic bar, furnished terrace and top notch leisure facilities.
Day Eight.A day in Kilkenny – step behind the stone walls of Kilkenny Castle, visit St Canice’s Cathedral, view the stained glass of Black Abbey or explore Rothe House – perhaps use the town’s sightseeing land train to get around.
Day Nine. After checking out, we’re off for a guided coach tour of Dublin, feasting our eyes on the endless landmarks, before free time to continue exploring. From here, we check into Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa where impressive facilities include a traditional bar and a soothing spa.
Day Ten. After breakfast, we head for our ferry home
Collect 1000 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our brand new reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 1000 coach miles.
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