Gold Grand Tour Of Ireland
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TBAK5127
- Travel Type: Luxury Coach
12 Days - 11 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast
Home Link included
Fabulous sightseeing on the North, West and South coasts
Visit to Belleek China Factory
Step into the world of Belleek Pottery
you enter one of northern Ireland's oldest
and most fascinating attractions
For centuries the Giant's Causeway
has inspired artists, stirred scientific
debate and captured the imagination
of all who see it
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart for the north of England and cross over the border into Scotland for our first night in Dumfries with overnight dinner, bed and breakfast.
Continuing to the west coast of Galloway we take the short ferry crossing from Cairnryan to Larne. Our first stop in Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway. This volcanic outcrop of perfectly formed ‘stepping stones’ is surroundedby Gaelic legend. We continue to Donegal Bay and Ballyshannon where we spend the next four nights at Dorrians Imperial Hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.
A day of breathtaking scenery as wetravel around Donegal Bay to the fishing port ofKillybegs for a short stop. We then carry on toGleann Cholm Cille where you have theopportunity of visiting the folk village (entryextra) and souvenir shop We then continue toAdara in the wide valley of the Owentocher River.The ancient skills of hand embroidery andhomespun tweed are still alive.
Enjoy a free day to explore Donegal.
A free morning to relax in Ballyshannon.In the afternoon we have a short tour to theresort of Bundoran and a visit to the BelleekChina Factory.
Today we make our way southto County Sligo and Knock and continue onto the Galway area for an overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.
We depart after breakfast and makeour way across the Shannon Estuary by ferry into Kerry and on to Killarney where we spend the next four nights with dinner, bed and breakfastat the Eviston House Hotel.
Today we travel to Tulle, home of the Rose Festival, with an opportunity to visit the folk museum (entry extra). We then continue on to the Dingle Peninsula, where the rugged coastline and wide sandy beaches were the natural setting for the film Ryan’s Daughter.
A free day to enjoy Killarney perhaps taking a stroll to the lakes or a ride in the famous “jaunting cars.
No tour of Ireland would be complete without a scenic drive around theRing of Kerry with its majestic coastal and mountain views.
We make our way to Blarney, just outside Cork, with its famous castle and Blarney Stone. We then travel to Wexford for our overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.
An early start for Rosslare where we catch the morning ferry back home
As this is a touring holiday, we use a number
of hotels along the route. Many of them
feature in other Irish tours and are described
elsewhere in this section. All are of a high
standard and provide bedrooms with
en suite facilities. Dinner, bed and
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