Explore the best of the west of Ireland, from bustling market towns to spectacular coastal scenery, there’s something for everyone on this fully escorted coach tour. See stunning natural setting of the Dingle Peninsula, where you will witness long sandy beaches, steep cliffs and the amazing dominating mountain range. Experience breathtaking views from the Cliffs of Moher and of the beautiful beaches of Galway. We spend time in the pretty village of Adare, the old medieval capital of Kilkenny and the famous town of Killarney, where you have the option to join a jaunting car ride. Finally, we head east to Dublin, where you can join a sightseeing tour of the capital’s most famous sights, before you head home from your holiday with wonderful memories of your Irish adventure.
Regional departure by coach then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, and to our overnight hotel in Kilkenny.
Kilkenny & Killarney
Enjoy a morning at leisure exploring the town of Kilkenny located on the banks of the river Nore. Kilkenny was once the medieval capital of Ireland and is now home to some interesting castle ruins and landmarks. After free time to explore we head into Co. Tipperary and to the town of Cashel where we pause for lunch. From here we continue through Co. Cork and into Kerry to the famous town of Killarney. Here there will be the opportunity to join an optional jaunting car ride as the Tangney family welcome you on board their pony and trap rides. This family business has been in operation for over 220 years! Later this afternoon we continue to the market town of Tralee, and onto our hotel where we stay for two nights.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Tralee is the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula which we explore today on our included excursion. We begin with a scenic drive around the peninsula. The area has provided a backdrop to many films, including the 70’s film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’. Each turn provides spectacular views of long, sandy beaches, breath-taking steep cliffs and hidden bays. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish to Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. At around lunchtime we arrive in Dingle where you will have free time to explore this quaint town.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Adore & the Cliffs of Moher
We leave our hotel today and make our way north to the Galway area for an overnight stay. En route we pause at Adare, often described as Ireland’s prettiest village. With its thatched cottages, art and craft shops and its fashion boutiques, it’s easy to see why it has gained this reputation. From Adare we head to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare (weather permitting). We include entrance to the excellent Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. Be sure to take your camera as the views from the 700-feet high cliffs are simply breathtaking. We continue across County Clare and the rocky landscape of the legendary Burren to our hotel in the Galway area.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Galway & Dublin
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
We start the day with a short visit to Galway, ‘City of Tribes’. Discover the beautiful beaches, long winding promenade, cobbled streets and colourful shop façades. We then head east to Dublin where our optional sightseeing tour will introduce you to this fascinating city. Our informative guide will show you the main sights such as the Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. There will then be free time for you to explore all Dublin has to offer. Perhaps pay a visit to the Guinness Storehouse should you wish to pay homage to Dublin’s most famous drink (entrance not included). Sit back, relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin from its glassed Gravity Bar. We stay overnight in the Dublin area.
To Holyhead, then home.
At a Glance
5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
4 evening meals
Travel from a regional joining point
Travel by Silver Service or Luxuria
Included Excursions & Visits
Kilkenny & Killarney
Adare & the Cliffs of Moher
Optional Excursions & Visits
Jaunting Car Ride
*Depending on departure time, breakfast on Day 6 may be on the ferry.
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.
You will stay for one night each in the 3-star Springhill Court in Kilkenny; the 3-star Maldron Hotel in Oranmore, near Galway; and a 3-star hotel in the Dublin area. In Tralee you will stay for two nights in the 3-star Earl of Desmond Hotel or the Brandon Hotel.
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.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your
tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your
car in the car park which is accredited by the Park
Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24
hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is
made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany
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Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over)
on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration)
and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law.
Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats 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 for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. 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.
Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver.
Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers 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 coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air or TGV 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.
We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National
Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.