Adare, Cashel, Killarney & Bunratty Castle

  • 6 Day Tour

*Depending on departure time, breakfast on Day 6 may be on the ferry.

Day 1

Regional departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, then to our overnight hotel in Portlaoise.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Cashel & Limerick

We head west across Ireland, making a short stop in Cashel, to view the famous Rock with its imposing cathedral. Continue to Ireland’s third largest city, Limerick, with a history stretching back to Viking times. The main focal point of the city is King John Castle, which stands on the banks of the River Shannon. Amongst a host of fine buildings, including two cathedrals, there are also many examples of the Georgian period. We later reach Adare, where we stay for three nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Bunratty & Lough Derg

Our included excursion takes us to Bunratty and the 15th century Castle, which is the most complete in Ireland and houses fine displays of medieval furniture, utensils and weaponry. Its history stretches over 500 years of turbulence and was finally restored in 1954. Next to the Castle is the Folk Village, a fascinating collection of authentic 19th century houses and cottages where you get a feeling that time has stood still. Close by is Ireland’s most famous pub, ‘Durty Nelly’s’ allegedly Irelands oldest pub where you can enjoy Irish hospitality at its best and of course a pint of Guinness. For those of you in need of retail therapy a walk round the Village Mills might be more to your taste. We later head to Killaloe, where we offer an optional cruise on the Shannon’s largest lake, Lough Derg. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity, together with the beautiful scenery, as we leisurely ply the waters.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Killarney

Included full day excursion to the picture postcard town of Killarney, world-famous for its beautiful setting. The town has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars and you have time to explore before setting off on an optional ride on one of the famous horse-drawn Jaunting Cars through the National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane to Ross Castle.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Adare & Dublin

Spend part of the morning in Adare, which lays claim to being Ireland’s prettiest village, set on the west bank of the River Maigue. The village itself dates back to the Norman Conquest; the history of which can be seen the Adare Heritage Centre which takes you back in time and the exhibition includes a 20 minute film which brings it all to life. The thatched cottages lining Main Street provide a wonderful photo opportunity. We later leave our hotel and head to Dublin, where our optional sightseeing tour, will show you the main highlights. The first thing you notice is the wealth of elegant Georgian architecture, notably in Fitzwilliam and Merrion Squares, which the Irish are proud to preserve and maintain. The city is divided by the River Liffey, crossed by many bridges, most famously the Ha’penny Bridge and with a host of historic, artistic and literary connections, Dublin has a great deal to fascinate the visitor.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

To Holyhead, then home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast*

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £119; travel insurance from £35.50. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.