Ireland -Hidden Gems of the East
Mon 15 July 2019
IRELAND – HIDDEN GEMS OF THE EAST
With its fascinating history the east of Ireland has much to offer
visitors, Based in the lovely County Carlow and with a delightful
combination of popular excursions and new attractions, this tour is
sure to be in demand.
We leave Cumbria travelling via the Motorway network into north Wales
with comfort stops en route. We arrive at Holyhead in time for the
early afternoon Stena line sailing to Dublin. We have a short journey
across the plains of Ireland reaching our base at Carlow mid evening.
Dinner is served in the hotel
We travel today to the Bog of Allen for a guided tour of the award
winning Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park. We discover turf
cutting and have a ride on the Peatland Heritage Railway. The
afternoon is spent with time at leisure in Kildare and a visit to the
Silverware centre in nearby Newbridge. We return to the hotel for
A short drive to Huntington Castle and Gardens built in 1625 and still
home to the same family we have a guided tour by a family member who
will enthral us with tales of the beautiful Castle. Enjoy the Castle
, Gardens and tearooms before we spend the afternoon in the charming
seaside town of Wicklow. We include a journey through the Gates of
Hell into Wicklow's infamous Gaol. We return to the hotel for Dinner.
Today begins with free time in Waterford founded by the Vikings in 914 you
will have time to look around the town and perhaps visit the Viking
Triangle or visit Waterford Crystal. After lunch we head to Dubrody
to take a tour of the 1840's Famine Ship Experience with its animated
interpretation of Ireland's famine story. Dinner in the hotel.
We head back to Dublin for the return Stena Line Ferry to Holyhead we
then journey on to Cumbria making comfort stops en route arriving
home mid evening.
The Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow is located on the banks of the River
Barrow the hotel offers comfortable accommodation and friendly
service. The 3 star hotel has 81 bedrooms and a variety of ground
floor lounges and bar.
Return Stena Line Ferry Holyhead to Dublin
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Guided tour of Lullmore heritage Park and train ride.
Guided tour of Huntington Castle
Guided tour of Wicklow Gaol
Guided tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Visits to Kildare, Wicklow and Waterford.
1 Nights Entertainment in the hotel
Welcome Tea and Coffee on arrival
Executive Coach Travel throughout
£ 444.00 based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £ 115.00
15 July 2019 (5 days)