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Celtic Experience

Holiday Highlights

  • Scenic journey on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
  • Cruise on the River Shannon
  • Fly back in time at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Learn about the ill-fated Titanic at the Queenstown Story
  • Visit Bunratty Castle
  • Guided city tour in Cork

Holiday Summary

8 days from only £579

Departs Saturdays
7 nights
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Travel by Coach or Air
  • Seven nights half-board accommodation
  • En route stop in Dublin on outbound and return journey
  • Touring itinerary
  • Glass of beer or wine with dinner at the Ardmore Hotel on night seven
  • Entertainment at the Auburn Lodge Hotel on one evening

Join us for a fantastic break as we explore parts of the Emerald Isle that will make you want to come back for more. From train to cruise, cities to coast, as well as discovering unique heritage attractions, join us and enjoy a true Celtic experience.


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Your Hotels

Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis
Auburn Lodge Hotel

This charming hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna and gym. There are two restaurants and a pub on-site providing a range of dining options.

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Oriel House Hotel, Cork
Oriel House Hotel

The beautiful 4-star Oriel House Hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Cork City, but is a true oasis of calm and luxury.

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Ardmore Hotel, Dublin
Ardmore Hotel nr Dublin

This stylish hotel provides welcoming accommodation on the outskirts of Dublin City Centre. The botanical gardens and Dublin Zoo are close by.

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Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin
Stillorgan Park Hotel

The Stillorgan Park Hotel is one of Dublin’s premier 4-star rated hotels. It enjoys a great location 10 minutes drive from Dublin city centre.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day 1: From Home to Dublin
For travel by coach, we make our way to Holyhead and join the ferry over to Ireland, going on to our overnight stay at the Stillorgan Park Hotel. If you choose to fly, make your way to your chosen airport for the flight to Dublin. On arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)
Day 2: From Dublin to Ennis via Shannonbridge
We leave Dublin and head to Shannonbridge for a cruise on the River Shannon, taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the waterway. It’s then time to continue on to Ennis to the Auburn Lodge Hotel which will be our base for the next three nights. We will enjoy a punch reception on arrival and live entertainment/music on 1 night. (B,D)
Day 3: Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Castle
Today we take a short ferry ride across the River Shannon, then fly back in time to before the Second World War with a fascinating visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Foynes is also home of the original ‘Irish Coffee’ and we enjoy a demonstration here. We continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, incorporating Ireland’s most complete medieval fortress as well as the impressive park where 19th century life is vividly recreated in the ‘living’ village. (B,D)
Day 4: A free day in Ennis
Enjoy a day at leisure in Ennis – relax and enjoy the hotel’s fantastic facilities, including indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, or venture out and explore Ennis. Alternatively you may choose to join our optional excursion to Lisdoonvarna and Galway. (B,D)
Day 5: Ennis to Mallow via Cobh and Cork
Our stay in Ennis is now over as we journey on to Cobh and the Queenstown Story where we’re told about the ill-fated Titanic, and the story of Irish immigrants. After learning about this fascinating history we travel on to Cork where we enjoy a guided city tour and time at leisure before we head off to our hotel on the outskirts of the city where we stay for the next two nights, the Oriel House Hotel. (B,D)
Day 6: A free day in Cork
Spend your time at leisure today – ventre into the vibrant city of Cork or simply relax at the hotel. Cork is a wonderful city to explore – built on an island, the pretty bridged and narrow alleyways add to its picturesque setting. (B,D)
Day 7: The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
We get back on the tracks today with a journey on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, along 6km of narrow gauge track along the banks of the River Suir. Lunchtime beckons as we approach Waterford for a short stop. We then continue our journey to the outskirts of Dublin for our overnight stay at the Ardmore Hotel, where we also enjoy a complimentary glass of beer or wine with dinner and entertainment. (B,D)
Day 8: From Dublin back to home
We depart this morning and make our way home. (B)


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