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Hidden Gems of Carlow - Ireland

Hidden Gems of Carlow - Ireland

With a fascinating history, the east of Ireland has so much to offer visitors, based in the charming county of Carlow and with a delightful combination of popular excursions and new attractions, this tour is sure to be in demand, so book early to avoid disappointment.

HIDDEN GEMS OF CARLOW – Ireland

 

13 – 17 May 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

£439 £105 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

With a fascinating history, the east of Ireland has so much to offer visitors, based in the charming county of Carlow and with a delightful combination of popular excursions and new attractions, this tour is sure to be in demand, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Highlights

 

Bog of Allen   |   Lullymore Heritage & Discover Park   |   Peatland Heritage Railway   |   Huntington Castle & Gardens   |   Wicklow   |   Wicklow’s Goal   |   Waterford   |  

New Ross   |   Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

 

 

Day One

We depart from you home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and join you tour coach and travel to Holyhead for our early afternoon ferry crossing to Dublin, after disembarking we continue our journey to our hotel in Carlow, dinner in hotel.

 

Day Two

Today we venture into the Bog of Allen for a guided tour of the award winning Lullymore Heritage & Discover Park.  A thoroughly enjoyable guided tour through 9,000 years of history is followed by a spot of traditional turf cutting and a ride on the Peatland Heritage Railway.  This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Kildare before returning to our hotel.

 

Day Three

Our excursion today is a short drive to Huntington Castle and Gardens, built in 1625 and still home to the same family, a guided tour with a family member will tell the tales of this beautiful castle.  Enjoy the gardens and tearooms before your onward journey to the charming seaside town of Wicklow.  Following time at leisure, we pass through the ‘gates of hell’ for an unforgettable tour of Wicklow’s infamous goal.

 

Day Four

Today begins with free time in Waterford, founded by Viking traders in 914, the city has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle.  We continue to New Ross and a guided tour of the 1840s Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, with its animated interpretation of Ireland’s famine story.

 

Day Five

This morning we depart our hotel after breakfast and make our way back to Dublin for our afternoon crossing to Holyhead and home.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Entertainment one evening

·          Tea/coffee on arrival

·          Guided tour of Lullymore Heritage Park

·          Guided tour of Huntington Castle

·          Guided tour Wicklow Goal

·          Guided tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

 

WOODFORD DOLMEN HOTEL, Carlow

Located on the banks of the River Barrow, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.  81 bedrooms, tastefully decorated and complete with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, ground floor rooms available and hotel has a lift to some floors.

DAY ONE

You are pick-up from your home with our exclusive Door to Door pick-up service, transported to your tour coach and travel to Holyhead for our early afternoon ferry crossing to Dublin, after disembarking we continue our journey to our hotel in Carlow, dinner in hotel.

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DAY TWO

Today we venture into the Bog of Allen for a guided tour of the award winning Lullymore Heritage & Discover Park. A thoroughly enjoyable guided tour through 9,000 years of history is followed by a spot of traditional turf cutting and a ride on the Peatland Heritage Railway. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Kildare before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

Our excursion today is a short drive to Huntington Castle and Gardens, built in 1625 and still home to the same family, a guided tour with a family member will tell the tales of this beautiful castle. Enjoy the gardens and tearooms before your onward journey to the charming seaside town of Wicklow. Following time at leisure, we pass through the 'gates of hell' for an unforgettable tour of Wicklow's infamous goal.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Today begins with free time in Waterford, founded by Viking traders in 914, the city has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. We continue to New Ross and a guided tour of the 1840s Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, with its animated interpretation of Ireland's famine story.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning we depart our hotel after breakfast and make our way back to Dublin for our afternoon crossing to Holyhead and home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

WOODFORD DOLMEN HOTEL, Carlow

Located on the banks of the River Barrow, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.  81 bedrooms, tastefully decorated and complete with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, ground floor rooms available and hotel has a lift to some floors.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to Door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Entertainment one evening

Tea/coffee on arrival

Guided tour of Lullymore Heritage Park

Guided tour of Huntington Castle

Guided tour Wicklow Gaol

Guided tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk, Moreton Park Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Flint, Jones Motors Flint, Jones Motors
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Home Pick Up Home Pick Up
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs
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