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Grand Emerald Explorer (Grand Tourer)

Holiday Highlights

  • Admire the scenery on this circular tour of Ireland
  • See the awesome Giant's Causeway and dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • Rich heritage at the Jameson Experience and Titanic Belfast
  • Traditional Irish entertainment in Killarney
  • Travel on the coastal route around the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Ireland’s newest heritage attractions

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • 14 nights half board accommodation
  • Touring holiday staying in 4 - 5* hotels
  • Complimentary Home Connect (where available)
  • Travel by Luxury Grand Tourer Coach Including: Superior comfort and stylish interiors; modern coach in superb gold livery; extra leg room, adjustable footrests and seatbacks; climate control; audio-visual entertainment; enhanced vision due to higher seating and tinted panoramic windows; on-board refreshments (charge payable)

Our spectacular tour of the Emerald Isle epitomises the very best that Ireland has to offer, with awe-inspiring scenery, traditional charm, fascinating heritage attractions and the very warmest of hospitality. Join us and experience the highlights of this wonderful country in comfort and style, from city to coast and country.

Your Grand Tourer Hotels

Take a look at some of the lovely hotels that await you on our captivating tour through Ireland.

Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney
A stunning five star property, located within Killarney National Park, combining traditional elegence with fabulous facilities, including Cloisters Spa.

Radisson Blu St. Helen's, Dublin
One of the city's finest hotels, the five star Radisson Blu Hotel stands in magnificent formal gardens and offers beautiful guest accommodation. Harveys Point Hotel, Donegal
Set in a stunning location, on the shores of tranquil Lough Eske, the luxurious Harvey's Point Hotel offers a warm Irish welcome.

Optional Excursions

City tours in Dublin & Londonderry
Killarney jaunting car & cruise
County Waterford coast

Holiday Details

Day 1: From home to Northern England
Join our Grand Tourer coach as we head for our first night at the 4* De Vere Daresbury Park, where we enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.
Day 2: Arrival in Dublin
We journey across to Anglesey and board our ferry to Dublin. Relax and enjoy Club Class access, with a range of complimentary snacks and drinks. Once in Dublin, we enjoy a guided city tour and continue to our 5* hotel, the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s, for two nights. Flight passengers arriving in Dublin today will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 3: County Wicklow and Powerscourt House
A scenic drive into County Wicklow, we visit Powerscourt House and Gardens, set in the magnificent surroundings of the Wicklow Mountains.
Day 4: From Dublin to Kinsale
We journey through County Wexford to call at Waterford City, before we continue to the Jameson Experience, for an insight into one of Ireland’s most well known tipples. We go on to the 4* Carlton Kinsale Hotel for two nights.
Day 5: Time at leisure in Kinsale
Relax today in colourful Kinsale, one of Ireland’s most picturesque resorts.
Day 6: Through Bantry Bay to Killarney
We journey through County Cork, alongside Bantry Bay to Glengarriff, where we enjoy a boat trip over to Ilnacullin, known as Garnish Island. We continue to Killarney and the beautiful 5* Muckross Park Hotel for two nights.
Day 7: The Ring of Kerry
Our panorama today is one of seascapes and mountains as we enjoy a sightseeing spectacular along the Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.
Day 8: Cliffs of Moher into County Galway
Travelling northwards, we take the ferry from Tarbert into County Clare, and visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, before heading into County Galway to the 4* Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe.
Day 9: Exploring Galway and Connemara
The beautiful city of Galway is our first port of call, before we enjoy a cruise along Lough Corrib. We journey on into Connemara.
Day 10: Northwards to Donegal
We leave County Galway and head northwards through County Sligo and into Donegal to arrive at our 4* hotel, Harvey’s Point, on the shores of Lough Eske for our two night stay.
Day 11: At leisure on Lough Eske
Today is a chance to relax and enjoy the hotel’s beautiful surroundings, or venture out to explore Donegal town or further afield if you wish.
Day 12: Antrim coast to Belfast
After a leisurely morning we head across to Londonderry and along the coastal route to visit magical Giant’s Causeway, and the new state-ofthe- art Visitor Centre. We continue on to the 4* Stormont Hotel on the outskirts of Belfast, for two nights.
Day 13: Discovering Belfast and Titanic Belfast
We enjoy a fascinating guided city tour of Belfast city today, before visiting the awesome new Titanic Belfast attraction, opening in this centenary year of the ship’s tragic sinking.
Day 14: Depart Ireland
Today we take the ferry with Stena Plus across to Cairnryan and stay tonight at the 4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel (B,D). Flight passengers return from Belfast airport.
Day 15: Northern England to home
Our Grand Tourer holiday comes to a close today, as we head for home.

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