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HEMMINGS GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

HEMMINGS GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

Sunday 10 to Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • 11 Days £895
  • Single supplement £216
  • Holiday insurance £45

Ireland was made for the touring holiday as it’s one of the least populated countries in Europe, you can travel for miles without meeting another vehicle. This holiday allows you to enjoy meeting the Irish people and be entertained by the music, dancing and fun that comes naturally and needless to say that both the food and drink in Ireland are superb. We have devised a tour that covers both Northern and Southern Ireland and chosen our resort bases to offer the very best of what Ireland has to offer.


SUNDAY: We have an early start to travel to Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue to the Maldron Hotel in Wexford for our overnight stay.

MONDAY: We leave Wexford and take in the Wicklow mountains before arriving in Dublin where you may like to join in an optional sightseeing tour. We continue north by the way of Drogheda and travel towards the Mourne Mountains arriving at the Stormont Hotel for a two-night stay.

TUESDAY: A day in Belfast where once again you may like to take an optional sightseeing tour. Enjoy your free time in this interesting city.

WEDNESDAY: Depart the Stormont Hotel and travel through the middle of Northern Ireland to Londonderry for a short stop before arriving in Letterkenny and the Clanree Hotel for the next two nights.

THURSDAY: A circular day tour travelling north to Dunfanaghy, down to Dungloe and back over the Glenveagh Mountains, it’s a day of spectacular scenery.

FRIDAY: After breakfast, we depart Letterkenny for a short stop in Donegal and drive through County Donegal to Bundoran. Enjoy the coastal scenery before making our lunch stop. Continue south to Galway and the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon where we shall stay for two nights.

SATURDAY: A day to the Burren National Park and the Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking views 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A lovely scenic day with the dramatic scenery of the Cliffs of Moher.

SUNDAY: Departure from Ennistymon towards the River Shannon, we cross the Shannon into County Limerick and onto Adare, renowned for being one of Ireland’s prettiest towns for some free time. Continue to the coast by way of Castleisland, arriving into Killarney and the Killarney Towers Hotel for two nights.

MONDAY: A spectacular full day on the Ring of Kerry where plenty of stops will be made for photo and food opportunities.

TUESDAY: We sadly leave Killarney but make our way to Cork for some free time. Onto Waterford before arriving at the Maldron Hotel, Wexford.

WEDNESDAY: We board a morning ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke and return back home during the evening.


Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.


STORMONT HOTEL ****

This four-star hotel in Stormont boasts an unequalled location overlooking Belfast’s Royal Mile and gardens leading up to Stormont Parliament Buildings, the seat of Northern Ireland’s government. The Stormont Hotel is one of the leading hotels in Belfast. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.


CLANREE HOTEL, LETTERKENNY ****

The Clanree Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring Donegal. Featuring classically styled rooms, restaurant, bar and a relaxing health and leisure club which provides free access to a fully equipped gym, 20m pool, separate kids’ pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Spa treatments are also available (chargeable). All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.

FALLS HOTEL, ENNISTYMON ****

This former manor house overlooking the river provides a haven of peace and tranquillity. All 144 bedrooms are en-suite with free WiFi, 26-inch flat-screen LCD televisions, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.  There is a lift

KILLARNEY TOWERS, KILLARNEY ****

Occupying a prime position in the centre of Killarney, it enjoys a reputation for fine cuisine and the highest standards of comfort and service and remains a firm favourite amongst many of our customers. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with television, hairdryer, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Executive coach travel, 10 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, return ferry crossings and excursion programme.

 

KILLARNEY AND THE RING OF KERRY

KILLARNEY AND THE RING OF KERRY

Wednesday 15 to Tuesday 21 September 2021

  • 7 Days £535
  • Single supplement £165
  • Holiday insurance £130

In recent years Ireland has busied itself getting the attractions that visitors want and need just right.  All of this investment has enhanced the things Ireland already has in abundance, beautiful scenery and the friendliest people you will ever find, the traditional magic of Ireland, the incomparable scenery, the wonderful food and the fun remains unchanged. Ireland’s beauty is legendary – from green pastures to the deep moody lakes and the wild rolling hills. Killarney is quite rightly one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations with the town itself bubbling with traditional Irish hospitality and the pubs are as typical as you are ever likely to get!

WEDNESDAY: We have an early start to travel to Pembroke for our mid-afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue to our overnight hotel in Waterford.

THURSDAY: We leave Waterford and travel to Cork for the morning, Ireland’s third city full of charming Georgian houses, bustling markets and historic sights. Amble around the pretty craft shops, visit Shandon Church, wander along tree-lined Grand Parade, or over the attractive bridges along the River Lee. We continue our journey to the Killarney Towers Hotel for our four-night stay.

EXCURSION PROGRAMME:

  • The Ring of Kerry – One of Ireland’s most scenic routes. First, we drive through Killorglin famous for the ‘Puck Fair’ festival. Onto the ‘Kerry Bog Village’ for coffee and to experience days-gone-by in this recreated village of thatched cottages and peat fires. We shall stop for lunch before continuing to Sneem with its waterfalls and peaceful setting. From here we travel to Molls Gap then onto Ladies View with views of the three lakes of Killarney. We complete our day with a drive through Killarney National Park.
  • A tour to the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry’s most northern peninsula. It is a wild and remote region with wonderful coastal scenery.
  • Today the choice is yours. You may like to enjoy a free day in Killarney or why not take the option of venturing on a traditional jaunting car ride through the National Park followed by a spectacular boat cruise with commentary on Killarney’s largest lake at Ross Castle.

MONDAY: We leave Killarney and travel to Blarney just outside of Cork. Chance to ‘Kiss the Blarney Stone’ and to shop in the excellent Blarney Woollen Mills. We continue to Wexford and our hotel.

TUESDAY: We travel to Rosslare for the morning ferry crossing to Pembroke in Wales. We continue our journey back into England for our arrival home early evening.


KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL, KILLARNEY ****

This superbly appointed hotel is located in the heart of the town. Relax in the resident’s lounge or savour the atmosphere in Killarney’s favourite pub, Scruffy’s. Enjoy complimentary use of the leisure facilities which include a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, swimming pool and a gym. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer and telephone. There is a lift.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Executive coach travel, 6 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, ferry crossings, nightly entertainment in Killarney and excursion programme.

Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated.