Ireland

Two Capital Cities

Well ladies and gentleman, we said about this holiday last year “we think we have a tour as good if not better than our superb holidays to Ireland” and boy it did not disappoint.  Karl himself drove the coach and was delighted, along with our clients, just how good the hotel and the whole holiday was.  The area around Dundalk is beautiful, where the Castletown River flows into Dundalk Bay, opposite the Cooley Peninsula looking across Carlingford Loch, with the mountains of Mourne as a backdrop, a view to behold.  Our trips to the two capital cities of Belfast and Dublin offer a great insight into this majestic island, Ireland.  This holiday is highly recommended.

27th Aug – 1st Sept 2022 5 nights £595pp

Half Board.  Single supplement £88pp

The Ballymascanlon Hotel

The outstanding Ballymascanlon House is set in 130 acres of beautiful parkland, with award winning gardens and a picturesque golf course.  The impressive Victorian House forms the heart of the Hotel.  It is one of the most remarkable historical estates in Ireland dating back to 833AD.  Owned and run with pride and dedication by the Quinn Family, they are delighted to welcome you to this beautiful, luxurious venue.  The hotel boasts 97 lovely bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board, direct dial telephones, electronic safe and hairdryer.  Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and hot tub, along with a fully equipped gym.  In the restaurant, the menu offers classical cuisine with an array of traditional desserts, all made in house.  Situated just a short distance from Carlingford, all the seafood is sourced locally.  The hotel is perfectly located approximately 1 hour from Belfast and Dublin.

ITINERARY:-

Day 1 – We make our way to our overnight hotel in the Cheshire area with comfort stops en-route.
Day 2 – We travel to the port of Holyhead, with a couple of hours in Llandudno en-route, for our Irish sea crossing arriving in Dublin late afternoon.
Day 3 – We make our way to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, where we meet our guide for a 2 ½ hour tour aboard the coach of this wonderful city.  After this we have plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace or relax in a bar or cafe, of which there are many.
Day 4 – Today we head in the opposite direction and visit the capital of the Republic, Dublin.  Again we meet our tour guide and drive around the historic city viewing and learning the history of the many historical buildings and the parks in the city.  The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the delights on offer in this most famous of cities.
Day 5 – Today, an altogether different experience as we catch the ferry and travel across Carlingford Loch, watch out for the dolphins and seals! We then drive along the shores of the Loch, beneath the majestic Mountains of Mourne and the Rostrevor forest, to Warrenpoint. After a short time here, we cross over the loch and traverse the Cooley peninsula along the loch to our next stop, the charming medieval village of Carlingford.
Day 6 – Early morning start for the return Irish Sea crossing, for Dublin to Holyhead, then we continue the drive back home.

 

Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

The “Ring of Kerry” is one of the most desirable holidays in our brochure.  Killarney and the South West of Ireland is a truly magnificent area to visit, and with our exceptionally good hotels and itinerary, a top quality holiday awaits.  This area of Ireland is world famous for the stunning scenery on offer with majestic mountains, beautiful National Park, legendary Loch’s, unrivalled history and heritage.  Add to that the charming hospitality of the locals, it is quite easy to see why it has been voted in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world.
Currency:  Euros
7th – 13th June 2022 6 nights £669pp
19th – 25th October 2022 6 nights £569pp

Half Board.  Single supplement June £164pp, October £130

The Killarney Towers Hotel

Ideally located in the centre of Killarney, this excellent 4 star hotel offers first class accommodation and facilities.  Each hotel room offers guests all the modern conveniences that you would expect from a contemporary 4 star hotel.  All the guest rooms are spacious and bright and designed, furnished and decorated four your comfort, all are fully en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, WiFi, satellite TV, Iron, air conditioning and safe.  The extensive leisure facilities include a luxurious swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and gym, spa treatments are also available.

The two overnight hotels we also stay at are Dooleys Hotel in Waterford and Maldron Hotel in Wexford.  Both properties are of a very high standard with modern amenities.

 

DAY 1 – We travel to the port of Pembroke in South Wales for our ferry crossing to Rosslare.  From here we drive to Waterford for an overnight stay at Dooleys Hotel.  OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIRED
DAY 2 – Today, we head across to the south west via Blarney, arriving in Killarney mid afternoon.  We head straight to Ross Castle, where we board the boat for our cruise on Lough Leane, after which, we are taken to the excellent Killarney Towers hotel by the famous “Jaunty Carts”, passing through the Killarney National Park.
DAY 3 – A free day to explore the delights the town of Killarney has to offer.
DAY 4 – Our local guide joins us at the hotel for our panoramic “Ring of Kerry” tour, offering spectacular scenery.  We stop at several locations around “The Ring”, and are knowledgeably informed by our guide of many of the interesting and historic places and features we encounter.
DAY 5 – Once again, we are joined by our guide for another exhilarating journey, this time around the rugged Dingle Peninsula, which is lined with sandy beaches and awesome cliffs.  We view the uninhabited Blasket Islands, and the rolling hills inland that protect the beauty of Dingle Bay.
DAY 6 – We head east through many counties today towards our overnight hotel, with comfort stops en-route.  An evening meal is provided.  OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIRED
Day 7 – We travel to the port for our ferry crossing back to Wales, then travel back home.