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Irelands Grand Tour

Irelands Grand Tour

The ultimate Irish experience, embrace some of the best sights in this seven day Ireland spectacular.

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Holiday Highlights

 

Your Holiday Hotel

1 Night - Wellington Park Hotel (3*)

The Wellington Park hotel is situated in the very heart of the beautiful Victorian city of Belfast. The family-run hotel has 75 bedrooms and each rooms features a Flat Screen TV, Wifi, hairdryer and Tea and Coffee making facilities.

 

2 Nights - Central Hotel (3*)

Located in the centre of Donegal Town, the hotel has leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The hotel has a large variety of entertainment to offer in the surrounding area. This hotel has a lift.

 

1 Night - The Imperial Hotel, Clare (3*)

Situated in the heart of Lisdoonvarna, the historic spa town, this hotel boasts charm and character. With cosy lounges and a popular bar, this hotel is perfect for everyone. this hotel does not have a lift.

 

2 Nights - Earl of Desmond Hotel (3*)

The Earl of Fesmond Hotel is situated outside of Tralee. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has an elegant interior. Each room has a TV and tea & coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift.

 

1 Night - Tallaght Cross Hotel, Dublin (4*)

The hotel is right in the heart of Tallaght Cross Town Centre with easy access to the City Centre. All rooms are ensuite with Wifi, ironing facilities and tea and coffee making services. This hotel has a lift.

 

Your Tour Includes

  • Seven Nights - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

  • Six Excursions Included

  • Three Different Hotels

Day 1

Travel from your home area in the morning we head to the ferry to sail across the Irish Sea arriving in the Emerald Isle to start our grand tour. Staying in the beautiful Antrim we arrive to a warn Irish welcome and 3 course meal.

Day 2

Beginning our day with the Titanic experience, the Walking Tour explores the history and provides an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the men who built Titanic- the world’s most famous ship. We depart and make our way north to the Giants Causeway, a landscape of dramatic cliffs and basalts columns, legend has it the causeway was formed by two great giants Finn from Ireland and Benandonner from Scotland. We take the audio tour which takes you on a loop walk of the causeway, we can alternatively take the bus straight down to the causeway, at the local Greyhouse racing course, Place your bets and enjoy our traditional pastime.

Day 3

We travel south to Glenveagh castle, a 19th Century castellated mansion built between 1867 and 1873. Surrounded by the famous Glenveagh Gardens, its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat, bus transfer and entrance to the Castle included. In the afternoon stop at Letterkenny for some free time to relax, Letterkenny is a busy town with lots of cafés for lunch and shopping.

Day 4

After breakfast we will have the Wild Atlantic Ocean by our side as we drive south towards Connemara, take in the breath-taking mountain views and spectacular lakes. Travelling through the
scenic town of Letterfrack and passing by the Connemara National Park to Clifden for some leisure time and lunch before departing from Galway through the stunning village of Maam Cross, passing the 12 pins one of Coneemaras most recognisable mountain ranges. Arriving in Galway you have free time to explore the cobbled streets of Galway.

Day 5

Today we experience part of the Wild Atlantic Way while walking on the Cliffs of moher. Walk along the coast of the Cliffs of Moher then onto O’Brien’s tower taking in both viewing platforms before visiting the visitor centre to learn about the cliffs eco system and wildlife inhabitants. We depart the cliffs and make our way to Kilaloe, a picturesque small traditional town. Great food from the
local restaurants and cafés makes this stop perfect for lunch. After lunch step on board - The Spirit of Killaloe - boat, harboured in the idyllic setting on the shores of Lough Derg. Ireland’s pleasure lake
with its breath-taking views of counties Clare and Tipperary.

Day 6

This morning we will drive along the Irish countryside and coast of the Dingle Peninsula, The Slea head drive is the second most popular circular route in Ireland, taking in views of the Slea head, the Blasket islands, the Kerry Coast and many more stunning views. In the afternoon wander the streets of Dingle, a popular seaside town famous for its friendly locals, Fungie the dolphin and amazing home cooked foods, make sure to try the Local Seafood Chowder.

Day 7

Our journey home concludes with one last drive through Irelands amazing countryside as we make our way back to the Ferry for crossing home.

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Craibstone Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Keith, Bus Stop Tescos Bus Stop at Tesco's, Keith
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portlethen, Muirend Road Muirend Road Bus Stop (Beside Asda), Portlethen
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas
Turriff Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Outside Tesco Turriff

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