About the tour: Adare, Cashel, Killarney & Bunratty

This captivating tour opens up the heart of Ireland to reveal its natural beauty, fascinating history and rich culture. Our base in Adare, ‘Ireland’s prettiest village’, is ideally placed for our excursion programme, which takes in the formidable Bunratty Castle and the charming, bustling resort of Killarney in County Kerry. We also get the chance to visit Cashel, overlooked by the imposing Rock of Cashel before continuing to Limerick, with a history stretching back to Viking times. You also have the opportunity to take a cruise on Lake Lough Derg and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin. All added together to make for an amazing holiday, you’ll return home with wonderful memories of your Irish adventure.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Travel from a regional joining point
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We head west across Ireland, making a short stop in Cashel, 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
    Limerick
    Limerick

    Included highlights

    • Cashel
    • Limerick

    Our included excursion takes us to Bunratty, home to 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 Ireland's 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bunratty
    Bunratty

    Included highlights

    • Bunratty
    • Lough Derg

    Optional highlights

    • Lough Derg Lake Cruise

    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, cafés 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
    Killarney
    Killarney

    Included highlights

    • Killarney

    Optional highlights

    • Ride on one of the famous horse-drawn Jaunting Cars

    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 in 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. We overnight in the Dublin area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Adare
    Adare

    Included highlights

    • Dublin
    • Adare

    Optional highlights

    • Dublin Sightseeing

    To Holyhead, then home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*


    Single Room Supplement from £145.00 (6 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel, situated in beautiful grounds on the edge of the beautiful village of Adare. The hotel, family owned, has built an enviable reputation due to the excellent facilities and service. All bedrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and T.V. Relax in Fitzy's Bar, enjoy the fine food served in the elegant restaurant and take a dip in the indoor pool, with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Please note: The Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa does not have a lift but many rooms are on the ground floor. However, there are a number of steps throughout the hotel, including a step in the bedrooms.

    You will also stay overnight at a minimum 3-star hotel in Portlaoise and a 3-star hotel in the Dublin area.  

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      Adare, Cashel, Killarney & Bunratty

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