IRELAND, SCOTLAND & JERSEY 114 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673 Day 1 Regional departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, then to our overnight hotel in Portlaoise. D Day 2 Cashel & Limerick We head west across Ireland, making a short stop in Cashel, with its imposing cathedral. Continue to Ireland’s third largest city, Limerick, with a history stretching back to Viking times. The main focal point of the city is King John Castle, which stands on the banks of the River Shannon. Amongst a host of fine buildings, including two cathedrals, there are also many examples of the Georgian period. We later reach Adare, where we stay for three nights. B,D Day 3 Bunratty & Lough Derg Join our excursion to Bunratty, home to the 15th century Castle, which is the most complete in Ireland and houses fine displays of medieval furniture, utensils and weaponry. Its history stretches over 500 years of turbulence and was finally restored in 1954. Next to the Castle is the Folk Village, a fascinating collection of authentic 19th century houses and cottages where you get a feeling that time has stood still. Close by is Ireland’s most famous pub, ‘Durty Nelly’s’ allegedly Irelands oldest pub where you can enjoy Irish hospitality at its best and of course a pint of Guinness. For those of you in need of retail therapy a walk round the Village Mills might be more to your taste. We later head to Killaloe, where we offer an optional cruise on the Shannon’s largest lake, Lough Derg. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity, together with the beautiful scenery. B,D Day 4 Killarney Today, our full-day excursion takes us to the picture-postcard town of Killarney, world-famous for its beautiful setting. The town has a good selection of shops, cafés and bars and you have time to explore before setting off on a ride on one of the famous horsedrawn Jaunting Cars through the National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane to Ross Castle. B,D Day 5 Adare & Dublin Spend part of the morning in Adare, which lays claim to being Ireland’s prettiest village, set on the west bank of the River Maigue. The village itself dates back to the Norman Conquest; the history of which can be seen in the Adare Heritage Centre which takes you back in time and the exhibition includes a 20 minute film which brings it all to life. The thatched cottages lining Main Street provide a wonderful photo opportunity. We later leave our hotel and head to Dublin, where our sightseeing tour, will show you the main highlights. The first thing you notice is the wealth of elegant Georgian architecture, notably in Fitzwilliam and Merrion Squares, which the Irish are proud to preserve and maintain. The city is divided by the River Liffey, crossed by many bridges, most famously the Ha’penny Bridge and with a host of historic, artistic and literary connections, Dublin has a great deal to fascinate the visitor. B Day 6 To Holyhead, then home. B* Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner 6 days from £519 Includes... • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast & 4 evening meals • Excursions & visits: ✓ Cashel ✓ Limerick ✓ Bunratty ✓ Lough Derg ✓ Killarney ✓ Adare ✓ Dublin Plus... • Optional excursions & visits: • Lough Derg Lake Cruise • Dublin Sightseeing • Regional joining points (call for your nearest) Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £119. * Depending on departure time, breakfast on Day 6 may be on the ferry. For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/pac Cashel Silver Service Tour Code: 6PACV Jun 25 2017 £559 Aug 6 2017 £559 Apr 22 2018 £519 New FOR 2017 Adare, Cashel, Killarney & Bunratty From our base in Ireland’s prettiest village this captivating tour opens up the heart of Ireland to reveal its natural beauty, fascinating history and rich culture. HISTORY & CULTURE Adare Your Hotels You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, situated in beautiful grounds on the edge of the beautiful village of Adare. The hotel, family owned, has built an enviable location due to the excellent facilities and service. You will also stay overnight at a minimum 3-star hotel in Portlaoise and a 3-star hotel in the Dublin area.
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