About the tour: Adare, West Coast of Ireland & the Lakelands

This captivating tour opens up the heart of Ireland to reveal its natural beauty, fascinating history and rich culture. There is so much variety with our base Adare – ‘Ireland’s prettiest village’, ideally placed for our excursion programme, which takes in the formidable Bunratty Castle, and the charming, bustling resort of Killarney in Co. Kerry. Our itinerary also takes us to Cashel, overlooked by the imposing Rock of Cashel.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

6 days from £679 pp

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Cashel
    • Limerick

    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 we can enjoy Irish hospitality at its best and of course a pint of Guinness. For those of you in need of shopping 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

    Included Highlights

    • Bunratty
    • Lough Derg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022 2023
    • Lough Derg Lake Cruise
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    We set off on our optional 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 for you 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

    Included Highlights

    • Killarney

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022 2023
    • Ride on one of the famous horse-drawn Jaunting Cars
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Dublin
    • Adare

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022 2023
    • Dublin Sightseeing
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    To Holyhead, then home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*

    Single Room Supplement from £219.00 (6 days).

    Adare, West Coast of Ireland & the Lakelands 6 days from £679pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    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 three nights at 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 location 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. 

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


    Seven Oaks

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

    • Bath and/or Shower

    Clayton Hotel Leopardstown

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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