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The Emerald Rover

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA9015

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

7 Days | Half Board | Ireland Coach Holiday

HIGHLIGHTS: Carrick-on-Shannon, Galway, Westport, Connemara National Park, Clifden, Sligo, Bundoran, Mullingar

Resting at the foot of the Ox Mountains, delightful Tubbercurry is a traditional Irish market town with quaint and colourful streets. Out and about you get a feel for the real Ireland, from the shores of the much versed Donegal Bay to the surprisingly tranquil lakes and villages and the dramatic vistas of the wild Atlantic Coast. Venture a little further and the unspoilt landscapes of Connemara and the vibrant city of Galway beckon, offering yet more unique memories of the majestic Emerald Isle.

PRICE FROM ? £669 per person
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Itinerary

Excursions

SUNDAY: From local joining points we make our way to our overnight stop.

MONDAY: An early start to catch the morning ferry from Holyhead, with a breakfast voucher provided on-board, before we make our way west across Ireland, making a short visit to the county town of Mullingar, and to the Murphy’s Hotel in Tubbercurry for our four night stay.

TUESDAY: This morning we head towards the Atlantic Coast and the pretty resort of Westport, with a Georgian centre and charming stone bridges linking a promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River. We continue into the Connemara National Park, a dreamlike landscape of mountains, lakes and whitewashed villages. We pass by Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord, and pause by Kylemore Abbey before reaching Clifden - the ‘capital’ of Connemara - where pastel coloured waterfront buildings are a scenic backdrop to the bay and looming Twelve Pin Mountains.

WEDNESDAY: Today we tour north to reach the picturesque coastal town of Sligo which inspired some of Yeats’s finest works. Skirting the shores of Donegal Bay we continue to the resort of Bundoran, a popular centre for surfers catching the huge Atlantic rollers. 

THURSDAY: A full day tour to the small city of Galway, a wonderful mix of colour, culture and character, of twisting lanes, a uniquely shaped cathedral and impressive Spanish Arch, all captivating the charm of Ireland.

FRIDAY: This morning we leave Tubbercurry and make a stop at the riverside town of Carrickon-Shannon before we head for Dublin and our afternoon ferry to Holyhead, with dinner voucher included, and on to our overnight hotel.

SATURDAY: Our holiday draws to a close as we return home.

Escorted Travel

Every one of our coach holidays includes the services of a coach driver and is always fully escorted by a knowledgeable Tour Manager, they are on hand every day and night and stay in the same hotel to ensure your holiday is stress-free.

Everything Included - Ireland

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Return ferry crossings
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • Excusions/Itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling

Your Pick Up Points

Joining Your Grand UK Coach Holiday
For 2024 we have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across the eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier, please refer to our Pick-ups section below for more details.
The Tour Ref below indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

Pick-Up Information

For 2024 we have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across the eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier.

The Tour Ref on the holiday tab indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

 
 

Traveling from Departure Area A: Be picked up from your free local departure point, and join your tour coach at our interchange area at Northampton Services on the M11, at junction 15A.

 

Traveling from Departure Area B: Be picked up from your free local departure point, and join your tour coach at our interchange area at Beaconsfield Services, M40, junction 2.

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Accommodation

Murphy's Hotel

This small and friendly hotel is situated on the main street in the centre of Tubbercurry and has developed a reputation for its fine hospitality and entertainment.

Hotel Facilities 

> Bar, lounges, restaurant > En-suite bedrooms > Nightly entertainment > Lift

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