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Irelands South Coast

Irelands South Coast

Waterford is the capital of the sunny south east of Ireland.The county offers a dazzling coastline, beautiful river valleys and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains. Waterford was established in Viking times and it has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. The city’s also the home of Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship.

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Your Itinerary

Monday 14th: Early departure for Fishguard for the sailing to Rosslare before continuing on to the Treacys Hotel Waterford.

Tuesday 15th: Today you are free to explore Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. Located on Merchants Quay is the high-tech and interactive museum, Waterford Treasures, alternatively you may like to visit the House of Waterford Crystal where you can watch raw ingredients turned into beautiful one off commissions and browse the gift shop for a memento or two! Alternatively, you may wish to join our morning excursion to nearby Tramore before returning to Waterford for an afternoon at leisure.

Wednesday 16th: Today we take a full day excursion to Cork and Blarney. We begin with Cork, the largest city in the south of the Republic. Cork City is Ireland's third city. Just outside the city is Blarney Castle home of the famous "Stone of Eloquence".

Thursday 17th: This morning we head to New Ross where we visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, a full size replica of a typical famine ship originally built in 1845 which took many thousands of Irish emigrants to a new life in America. We continue on to the city of Kilkenny where we visit Kilkenny Castle, after which you will have free time to discover the narrow medieval alleyways packed with interesting shops and traditional pubs.

Friday 18th: We say farewell to our host as we travel via Enniscorthy and Arklow, Continuing along the coastal road at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains via Newcastle, Greystones and Bray, completing the journey to Dublin for a mid afternoon sailing to Holyhead.

Treacy's Hotel, Waterford★★★

Located opposite the Quayside in the centre of Waterford, this hotel is a few minutes stroll from the shops and bars and within easy reach to the Waterford Treasures. All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. The hotel also offers Timbertoes Bar which has a real Irish feel, restaurant, swimming pool and beauty spa.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel By Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Outward Crossing Fishguard - Rosslare
  • Return Crossing Dublin - Holyhead
  • Choice menu at dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Tea / coffee after dinner
  • Free use of Leisure Centre & Gym
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Entrance to Dunbrody Emigrant Ship
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