Ireland has a certain charm about it - it always has. Enjoy the journey as we pass through the amazing Wild Atlantic Way, gazing across coast and cliff edge.Venture along the south coast discovering medieval strongholds and pristinely presented gardens surrounded by luscious greens and a curious array of wildlife, and each day holds a leisurely adventure.
Travel to the coastal town of Fishguard, South Wales
before embarking onto an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare Harbour,
where well find our overnight stay the Waterford Marina Hotel ***,
gaze across the beautiful waterfront whilst enjoying the facilities that await,
including large rooms, a well-stocked bar and restaurant.
The hotel has a lift.
Begin the day with a scenic journey towards County Cork,
which covers the majority of Irelands south-west and enjoy a visit to Cobh,
the Titanics last port of call in 1912:
Its here where well make a visit to The Titanic Experience
and dive into its vivid histories.
After weve spent the day taking a trip into the past,
well begin our journey to the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery ***
where well stay for the next 4 nights.
Enjoy a scenic journey through Mizen Head admiring crystal blue oceans
before reaching our destination of Bantry House and Gardens,
a 17th century stately home,
surrounded by a beautiful blanket of green shrubbery and trees.
Bantry is our next port of call should time permit,
where we can have time at leisure to enjoy the local marketplaces
before heading to Glengariff for a boat trip to Garnish Island,
featuring well-presented gardens and beautiful walks.
Wander to your hearts content before journeying back to the hotel.
Leisurely awaken this morning, enjoy a guided walk of Rosscarbery Village
with tea and coffee awaiting us on our return back at the hotel.
Spend the rest of the day doing as you choose,
whether thats enjoying the many facilities on offer at the hotel,
or exploring Rosscarbery further, maybe a spot of golf takes your fancy,
birdwatching or venturing by local transport to Drombeg Stone Circle, the choice is yours.
The vibrant city of Cork is on the agenda today, for some shopping and sightseeing.
Just inland from Irelands southwest coast,
enjoy browsing through their local marketplaces.
Once weve spent time to enjoy the city,
well take an afternoon visit to the medieval stronghold, Blarney Castle.
Take the pilgrimage to the top like many speakers
and writers alike to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Visitors believe that kissing the stone grants the gift of eloquence.
Say goodbye to our lovely hosts at the Celtic Ross Hotel,
as we leave towards our overnight hotel, gazing across the coasts
and cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way as we go.
Return to the Waterford Marina Hotel *** before taking rest.
Take the morning ferry crossing and continue travel
to return to the South West and surrounding areas.
Please Note: Photographic identification is required on this tour and
it is recommended you carry a European Health Insurance Card
(EHIC). The currency for Southern Ireland is the Euro
Return ferry crossings.
Entrance to The Titanic Experience.
Visit to Bantry House & Gardens.
Visit to Blarney Castle.
1 evening of entertainment.
Boat trip to Garnish Island.
Guided walk of Rosscarbery.
Excursions as detailed.
6 nights hotel stay on half board.
This hotel is positioned in a lovely area, overlooking Rosscarbery Bay.
The Celtic Ross Hotel is the perfect hub for exploration being only a 10 minute walk from the town centre.
Enjoy its many amenities including an indoor pool, restaurant, hot tub, spa and bar before unwinding in your room.
The hotel has a lift.
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