GOLD Grand Tour of Ireland

GOLD Grand Tour of Ireland

Step onto the Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder and marvel at the legends which surround it. Donegal Bay's scenery is magnificent and there are ancient crafts to enjoy. The rugged Dingle Peninsula and the famous Ring of Kerry offer breathtaking scenery.

Holiday Highlights

 

12 Days - 11 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast 

Home Link included

 

Fabulous sightseeing on the North, West and South coasts

 

•  Visit to Belleek China Factory

Step into the world of Belleek Pottery

you enter one of northern Ireland’s oldest

and most fascinating attractions

 

•  Giant’s Causeway

For centuries the Giant’s Causeway

has inspired artists, stirred scientific

debate and captured the imagination

of all who see it

Monday

We depart for the north of England and
cross over the border into Scotland for our first
night in Dumfries with overnight dinner, bed and
breakfast.

Tuesday

Continuing to the west coast of
Galloway we take the short ferry crossing from
Cairnryan to Larne. Our first stop in Ireland is the
Giant’s Causeway. This volcanic outcrop of
perfectly formed ‘stepping stones’ is surrounded
by Gaelic legend. We continue to Donegal Bay
and Ballyshannon where we spend the next four
nights at Dorrians Imperial Hotel with dinner,
bed and breakfast.

Wednesday

A day of breathtaking scenery as we
travel around Donegal Bay to the fishing port of
Killybegs for a short stop. We then carry on to
Gleann Cholm Cille where you have the
opportunity of visiting the folk village (entry
extra) and souvenir shop We then continue to
Adara in the wide valley of the Owentocher River.
The ancient skills of hand embroidery and
homespun tweed are still alive.

Thursday

Enjoy a free day to explore Donegal.

Friday

A free morning to relax in Ballyshannon.
In the afternoon we have a short tour to the
resort of Bundoran and a visit to the Belleek
China Factory.

Saturday

Today we make our way south
to County Sligo and Knock and continue on
to the Galway area for an overnight stay with
dinner, bed and breakfast.

Sunday

We depart after breakfast and make
our way across the Shannon Estuary by ferry into
Kerry and on to Killarney where we spend the
next four nights with dinner, bed and breakfast
at the Eviston House Hotel.

Monday.

Today we travel to Tulle, home of the
Rose Festival, with an opportunity to visit the folk
museum (entry extra). We then continue on to
the Dingle Peninsula, where the rugged coastline
and wide sandy beaches were the natural setting
for the film Ryan’s Daughter.

Tuesday.

A free day to enjoy Killarney perhaps
taking a stroll to the lakes or a ride in the famous
“jaunting cars.

Wednesday.

No tour of Ireland would be
complete without a scenic drive around the
Ring of Kerry with its majestic coastal and
mountain views.

Thursday.

We make our way to Blarney, just
outside Cork, with its famous castle and Blarney
Stone. We then travel to Wexford for our
overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Friday.

An early start for Rosslare where we catch
the morning ferry back home

As this is a touring holiday, we use a number

of hotels along the route. Many of them

feature in other Irish tours and are described

elsewhere in this section. All are of a high

standard and provide bedrooms with

en suite facilities. Dinner, bed and

breakfast is included

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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