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 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 were 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 isnt on the menu today theres 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.
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 (¤).
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.
Beautiful and luxurious, Treacys Hotel has everything you would ever want on your dream holiday. Whether its the bar, fine dining or the spa and swimming pool that you enjoy were sure that youll 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.
|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 |
|Bodmin|| Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park |
|Braunton/opp George Hotel|| Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ |
|Bridgewater - Bus Station|| Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7 |
|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 |
|Budleigh Salterton|| Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall |
|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 |
|Exmouth|| Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema |
|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 |
|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 |
|Kingsteignton|| Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl |
|Knowstone|| Knowstone - Picnic Area |
|Launceston|| Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park |
|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 |
|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 |
|Worle|| Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind |
Parish Pump Pub
|Yelland/Pottery Lane End|| Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31 |