Autumn Treasures of Ireland

Autumn Treasures of Ireland

Sit back, relax and enjoy this leisurely holiday and really get a feeling for Ireland. Let the history of Kilkenny, Dunbrody and Waterford really soak in and give you a real insight into what’s made these cities so beautiful. Meander through these cities as swiftly or as leisurely as you please. Let the blanket of warmth that Ireland emits really tuck you in each night and awaken each morning to beauty, elegance and luxury.

Day-by-Day Highlights

Day 1  Time to kick your feet up as we start our travel to Pembroke to embark on a ferry crossing to Rosslare.

Time will fly by as cheerful chatter fills the air and beautiful scenery drifts by.

Waterford is our next port of call as we head to the seaport of Waterford, where our hotel for the next 4 nights will be found.

Treacys Hotel *** flaunts friendliness and luxury, so slip on your comfy slippers and relax.

 

Day 2  Kilkenny and more specifically Kilkenny Castle is on the agenda for today.

The castle was built in 1195 as a fording point for the River Notre so you can be certain to find history and of course, beautifully tranquil surroundings. Afterwards we will head to Kilkenny itself to enjoy some free time in this relaxing atmosphere, offering an escape from our day-to-day busy lives. Watch as the castle vibrantly stands out amongst the city. Tranquil surroundings are around every corner, so we’re  sure you will find exactly what you need to make your day extra special. Whilst exploring the city you might run into a vibrant café and decide to go for a piece of cake, or maybe an Irish pub will stand out from the crowd and a proper Irish Guinness is more your thing.

 

Day 3  Let the smell of a fresh cup of tea or coffee awaken you this morning.

Today is a day to unwind as we offer some free time to do as you choose in the unique seaport of Waterford.

The elegant hotel offers a heated pool, so maybe a relaxing day reading your favourite book pool side sounds like our idea of heaven?

Or maybe take a trip into town, meandering down the high streets whilst window shopping, admiring the beautiful river running alongside the city on the way.

If relaxing isn’t on the menu today there’s lots to do, visit the elegance of the cathedral, awaken the inner artist browsing through the local art gallery, or delve into the history of the city at the Museum of Treasure.

 

Day 4  Dunbrody Famine and Emigrant ship was used to transfer emigrants escaping their hometowns and the import of goods.

Today we will visit this reproduction of the 1840s emigrant vessel, enjoy a plunge into the depths of this boat and really get a feel of the history behind it.

Free time in New Ross is our next port of call.

Let the fresh air of this city really give you a new perspective.

 

Day 5  Today we say goodbye to everyone at Treacys Hotel, and head towards Rosslare once more for our cruise back to Pembroke. We may be leaving today, but we will be taking the beauty of  Ireland with us travelling back to our homes in the West Country.

 

 Kilkenny

Please Note: Photographic Identification is required on this tour and it is recommended that you carry your European Health Insurance

Card (EHIC). The currency for Southern Ireland is Euros (¤).

 

What’s included in this SapphireTour…

 

• Return ferry crossings.

• Entrance to Kilkenny Castle.

• Free time in Waterford and New Ross.

• Entrance to the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship.

• 2 Irish themed dinner nights.

• Live musical entertainment on one evening.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 4 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Coach Travel.

 

Treacys Hotel

Waterford ***

Beautiful and luxurious, Treacys Hotel has everything you would ever want on your dream holiday. Whether it’s the bar, fine dining or the spa and swimming pool that you enjoy we’re sure that you’ll have a great time relaxing here. The hotel has a lift.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
EX9 6RJ
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
EX6 8DF
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
EX8 1HP
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth Plymouth, Outside Bretonside Coach Park PL4 0BG
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
TQ9 5DD
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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