DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you will travel westwards to Wales with ample stops for refreshments en route. Continue to the overnight hotel in North Wales. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
DAY 2 - An early start today, as you head to Holyhead for the morning crossing to Dublin, arriving midday. A 'Welcome to Ireland' light lunch (included) in a typical local pub is followed by an Irish coffee. Continue through County Wicklow with its beautiful coastline, woodlands and magnificent mountain range. Arrive in Waterford for 4-night stay. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
DAY 3 - DAY 5 - You will have three full days to explore this beautiful region with a programme of excursions and entertainment some nights at the hotel (music, quiz, bingo etc - subject to change). There is a free bar (selected drinks) between 18.30 - 20.30. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
Waterford Discovery Day
A day at leisure in Waterford with a guided walking tour of Waterford's 'Viking Triangle', the cultural and heritage quarter, characterised by narrow streets, atmospheric public spaces and several excellent museums including the Viking Museum in 12th century Reginald's Tower. Entrance to the House of Waterford Crystal is also included where 45,000 pieces of crystal are produced each year using traditional manufacturing techniques.
Cashel & Kilkenny
Charming Cashel in County Tipperary is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular visitor attractions in Ireland. The complex is set atop a rocky landscape and features important religious buildings. It is huge, it is unique and it houses one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic Art in Europe (entrance included. Most areas offer accessibility). Continue to medieval Kilkenny with its magnificent 12th century castle built by Norman occupiers (entrance not included). Kilkenny is centre for arts and crafts hub with shops and studios along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery.
Lismore Castle Gardens, Dungarvan and Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway
Head west to Lismore Castle, the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire, for a visit to the historic gardens, which are divided into two very distinct halves. The Upper Garden is a wonderful example of a 17th-century walled garden and the Lower Garden is informal with shrubs, trees and lawns. Enjoy an included tour with the gardener (NB some slopes, steps and uneven surfaces). Continue on to the coast and Dungarvan's picturesque harbour with its brightly coloured buildings before heading back to Waterford with an included ride on the Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway.
DAY 6 - Head north today to Dublin with a few hours free time before the mid-afternoon ferry departs for Holyhead. Mid evening arrival at overnight hotel. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
DAY 7 - Homebound today with ample stops for refreshments en route.