Historic South-In Irelands Ancient East
Departing Mondays, 12 June, 4 September 2017
From £359 per person sharing
To book 12th June please contact our reservations team on 028 9045 5030
In Ireland’s self-proclaimed “sunny southeast” you’ll find ancient Christian settlements, medieval castles & towns and the famed Waterford Crystal Factory. The Springhill Court Hotel is based in Kilkenny, known through history as the Marble City with its medieval and cobbled streets. Its old-world charm offers a curious, yet undeniably attractive mix of perfectly preserved old buildings and the vibrancy of a modern city. With visits to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city and the Rock of Cashel – one of Ireland’s most visited sites you will have loads to see and enjoy on this 5 day tour to the South East of Ireland.
- Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast, Park and Ride Sprucefield, Banbridge and Newry
- 4 nights’ accommodation at the 3* Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny
- Irish breakfast and evening meals
- Free day at leisure in Kilkenny
- Trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
- Visit to Waterford
- Visit to the Rock of Cashel, including entry
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single Supplement – £96 per person
Springhill Court Conference Leisure and Spa Hotel
Bright & Airy, all guest rooms include tea / coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, television, telephone and many other conveniences ensuring an enjoyable stay.
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You meet your coach and travel to your hotel in Kilkenny, with comfort stops en-route arriving at your hotel late afternoon.
This morning join your coach and enjoy a drive exploring the areas around Kells, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cahir and Cashel where you will enjoy a visit to the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most visited sites, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.
After breakfast enjoy a trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the river and rolling farmland of Waterford and across the river to County Kilkenny, an area, rich in history and only accessible by train. Afterwards visit Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, with free time to explore.
This morning after breakfast you travel to Kilkenny to enjoy the day free at your leisure. Every Thursday Kilkenny city plays host to Kilkenny Farmers Market, with individual stalls selling everything from fish to fowl, bread to broccoli and everything in between. There’s no better place for a wander than Kilkenny City, with its medieval cobbled streets and old-world charm.
You will depart your hotel to make the journey homewards, stopping off en-route in Dublin for free time before returning to your original joining point.
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Departures between 12 Jun 2017 and 4 Sep 2017
Adult prices from £359