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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

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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.


Punch reception at the Auburn Lodge Hotel in Ennis plus entertainment on one evening.

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. 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 head to Shannonbridge for a cruise on the River Shannon, taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the waterway. Then continue on to the Auburn Lodge Hotel. Here we will enjoy a punch reception on arrival and live entertainment on one 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. We continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk 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. (B,D)
Day 5: Ennis to Carrigaline near to Cork via Cobh
Today we journey on to Cobh and the Queenstown story where we are told about the ill-fated Titanic, and the story of Irish immigrants. Later we travel on to Cork where we enjoy a guided city tour and town at leisure before we head off to our hotel fifteen minutes drive out of the city where we stay for the next two nights. (B,D)
Day 6: A free day in Carrigaline
Spend your time at leisure today – perhaps you will venture into the vibrant city of Cork or simply relax at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 7: The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
We enjoy 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. (B,D)
Day 8: From Dublin to home
We depart this morning and make our way home. (B)


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