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The Celtic Connection – Tenby, Cork & Waterford

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8593

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

UK 2022

PRICE FROM ? £494 per person
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Drink in the timeless Celtic atmosphere on this captivating tour that combines the breathtaking scenery, gorgeous coastline and picturesque towns of south west Wales with the fascinating and unspoilt region of Ireland’s Ancient East. Perfect for those who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; this tour is guaranteed to enchant!

Coach Itinerary

Day 1

We join the coach and travel to our hotel near Swansea, our base for the next three nights.

Day 2 – Cardigan & Carmarthen 

We spend some time in the estuary town of Cardigan, close to the border between Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion and lying next to the River Teifi. This historic town has retained its charm, with the narrow streets, Georgian and Victorian buildings and traditional inns creating a unique atmosphere.

We continue to Carmarthen, on the banks of the River Towy, which claims to be the oldest town in Wales and the birthplace of the wizard Merlin. We take in the rich history here as we stroll along the medieval lanes and alleys of the walled Old Town.


Day 3 – Saundersfoot & Tenby

We head first to the small seaside resort of Saundersfoot with its wide sandy beach and busy harbour. Saundersfoot was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1995. There are a number of cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants to enjoy, including some along the beachfront.

Afterwards, we continue to Tenby, a picturesque seaside town which was once a popular health resort with Victorians. There’s plenty to explore here, from browsing the wide range of shops and strolling along the cobbled streets or the sandy beaches, to admiring the distinctive town walls, built in the late 13th century by the first Earl of Pembroke.


Day 4 – St Davids & Ferry to Ireland

Checking out of our hotel, we travel to St Davids, an attractive and peaceful village within the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, granted city status due to the presence of its 12th-century cathedral. This is the smallest city in Wales and is where the country’s patron Saint, St David, was born. From here we travel to Pembroke where we board a ferry to Rosslare and continue to our hotel in the historic city of Waterford, where we stay for three nights.


Day 5 –Cork & the Titanic Experience, Cobh

We start the day in Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, distinctive for its bridges spanning the River Lee which rushes through its centre.  

From here we travel the short distance to the harbour side town of Cobh where we visit the Titanic Experience. Located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office at what was the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic, we retrace the steps of these passengers with an audio visual tour and interactive exhibits.


Day 6 –Day at leisure in Waterford

In the historic city of Waterford, there is plenty to see and do. Perhaps indulge in a spot of retail therapy, experience one of the traditional Irish pubs or explore the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre.


Day 7

After an early breakfast, we catch the morning ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke and continue our journey home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at the Mercure Hotel, Swansea with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the Treacy’s Hotel, Waterford with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Cardigan, Carmarthen, Saundersfoot, Tenby, St Davids, Cork & the Titanic Experience in Cobh
  • Free time in Waterford

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  • 3 nights at the Mercure Hotel, Swansea with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the Treacy’s Hotel, Waterford with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Cardigan, Carmarthen, Saundersfoot, Tenby, St Davids, Cork & the Titanic Experience in Cobh
  • Free time in Waterford








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Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

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In Wales, we stay at the Mercure Swansea Hotel, set in landscaped grounds three miles from the centre of Swansea. All the comfortable bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also offers a cosy bar, restaurant and health club with an indoor heated pool, sauna and gym. (JG3 rating)

Please note: the Mercure Swansea Hotel has no lift but has some ground floor rooms.

In Ireland, we stay at the family-run Treacy’s Hotel, situated on the quayside in the heart of Waterford. The well-appointed rooms are all en-suite and the hotel’s spa offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. A restaurant and traditional bar completes the facilities here. (3-star rating)

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