Ireland – The Emerald Isle – Tour Underway

June 10th - 29th(19 nights)pdfdownload

 




Ireland – Tour of the Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle. Before you`ve travelled too far in this country, you will be enchanted and captivated by the land, its people and its wonderful laid-back atmosphere. Whatever you want from a holiday, you`ll find it in abundance in Ireland.

The major population centres tend toward the east coast. Belfast a City packed with history, culture, great food and shopping and the start of our exciting tour. Irelands second city – Cork, on the south coast – is the gateway to a dramatic coastline and semi-wilderness. Dublin where our tour reaches its climax is one of the liveliest capitals in Europe, a real 24-hour city. Yet less than an hour`s drive away and you`re into the amazing scenery of the Wicklow Hills.

But crowds are not the Irish story. In general, this is an uncrowded land where people still have time for a chat. Scenically, Ireland compares with the best. The whole west coast from Co. Cork to Co. Donegal faces the Atlantic Ocean. From Kerry to the tip of the north, it is stark grandeur all the way and beauty beyond mere words.

Our tour will take in the best of the major tourist spots, but you will soon realise that there is so much more to Ireland than major tourist attractions.

 

Day One – Sunday 10th June
The tour meets at our first campsite in County Down. A “Welcome” Dinner this evening in a local village restaurant. 76 mile

Day Two – Monday 11th June
Our excursion today takes us into Belfast where we meet our local guide for a city tour. Following lunch in a city centre restaurant, we visit the Titanic Exhibition.

Day Three – Tuesday 12th June
We drive today along the extremely scenic Mourne Coastal Route and then the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route to our next campsite on the edge of Bushmills. 135 mile

Day Four – Wednesday 13th June
Today we are collected by coach and meet our guide who will take us on a breath-taking five-mile coastal walk which will incorporate the world-famous Giants Causeway. Those not wishing to walk will be taken to the award-winning Visitors Centre. Later, we all meet up again for lunch in a local hostelry. In the afternoon we visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge before being returned by coach to our campsite

Day Five – Thursday 14th June
Bushmills Distillery is a short walk from our campsite where we have a Guided Tour & Tasting arranged. The rest of the day is free for you to relax

Day Six – Friday 15th June
A drive through the rural countryside of Northern Ireland before entering the Republic of Ireland (Eire) onto our next stop in County Mayo. 180 mile

Day Seven – Saturday 16th June
On our drive today, we will experience the visual delights of the Wild Atlantic Way on our journey to Westport where we stop overnight. 84 miles

Day Eight – Sunday 17th June
We continue along the Wild Atlantic Way. En route, stopping at Kylemore Abbey and the Connemara Heritage & History Centre before arriving at our campsite in County Galway. 90 miles

Day Nine – Monday 18th June
Free Day. The local bus from outside the campsite can take you into historic Galway, or there is a pleasant walk to the city

Day Ten – Tuesday 19th June
A short drive along the coastal Wild Atlantic Way or through the Burren National Park to our campsite in County Clare. 49 mile

Day Eleven – Wednesday 20th June
An exciting day in store, firstly we are collected by coach and taken to the Visitor Centre at the very top of the Cliffs of Moher. Our guide will later escort us back to Doolin, an alternative minibus trip back is also available. In the afternoon we board a boat to view the famous cliffs from sea level

Day Twelve – Thursday 21st June
Our next destination is our campsite in County Kerry. On the way we stop at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park where you can learn what life was like in the past. 120 mile

Day Thirteen – Friday 22nd June
The excursion today will take in the world-famous Ring of Kerry, a scenic circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula. Ample photo opportunities and lunch is included.

Day Fourteen – Saturday 23rd June
Free Day. You may decide to go into Killarney town centre, take a visit to the Killarney National Park or simply relax around the campsite.

Day Fifteen – Sunday 24th June
County Cork will be our destination today, stopping off at Blarney to visit its Castle, home to the world famous Blarney Stone. 63 mile

Day Sixteen – Monday 25th June
Following a short coach ride into Cork, we meet our guide for a tour of this captivating city. You will have some free time for lunch & shopping before meeting up to continue our journey to the Cobh (Cove of Cork) Heritage Centre.

Day Seventeen – Tuesday 26th June
We have a relaxing drive today, mostly on motorways to our final campsite near Dublin. 160 mile

Day Eighteen – Wednesday 27th June
We travel by coach direct to the Guinness Storehouse where we explore the making and history of this famous stout. The tour finishes in the Gravity Bar, the highest bar in town, with panoramic views of Dublin City. Make use of your Hop-on/off bus tickets as you freely explore the city further for the remainder of the day

Day Nineteen – Thursday 28th June
Free Day, an opportunity to return into the City. This evening we will be taken by coach to a traditional Irish pub where we will enjoy our farewell dinner followed by Irish Music and Dance Show

Day Twenty – Friday 29th June
The tour ends this morning

PRICE      –       TOUR DEPOSIT £300

Motorhome with 2 people = £1149.00 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £1439.00

INCLUDED IN PRICE

* 19 Campsite nights with electric hook-ups
* All transfers required for Excursions/Events as per the itinerary
* Entrance fees as described in the itinerary
* Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
* Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome
* Map of Ireland
* DK Guidebook

Excursions, Events & Meals

* Welcome Drinks & Dinner
* Excursion to Belfast, including Lunch
* Entry to the Titanic Exhibition
* Visit to the Giants Causeway, including Lunch
* Visit to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
* Visit to Bushmills Distillery
* Entry to Kylemore Abbey
* Entry to the Connemara Heritage & History Centre
* Cliffs of Moher Transport
* Cliffs of Moher Boat Cruise
* Entry to Bunratty Castle
* Ring of Kerry Excursion, including Lunch
* Entry to Blarney Castle
* Excursion to the City of Cork
* Entry to Guinness Storehouse
* Hop on/off Dublin Bus Ticket
* Farewell Dinner and Traditional Irish Music & Dance Show

This tour starts in County Down, but if you would like to travel from the mainland UK at the same time as the Tour Directors, please books the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged for you

OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

  • Return Holyhead/Dublin ferry crossing + Club Lounge
  • Two additional campsite nights starting in Chester on Friday 8th June followed by a night near Holyhead
  • Dinner at Chester campsite
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people @ £245 per person
Motorhome with 1 person @ £425