Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to South Wales and to the port at Pembroke where you will join the 14.45 hours sailing to Rosslare. On arrival continue the journey on to Waterford for a five night stay.
Day 2 A day at leisure. Waterford was established by the Vikings in the 9th century, and has become the capital of Ireland’s sunny South East, with plenty to see and do. Why not visit some of the following:- Waterford Crystal, Reginald’s Tower, the Medieval Museum or the Bishops Palace.
Day 3 Travel to the popular seaside resort of Tramore, with its impressive sandy beach stretching for three miles. The massive iron statue of an 8th century sailor at Great Newton Head serves as a timely reminder of the power of the sea as you follow the road along the Copper Coast, named after the long abandoned mines which once made the region so prosperous. Travel through the picturesque villages of Bunmahon and Stradbally to Dungarvan, a thriving market town for lunch. Continue by way of Cappoquin to the heritage town of Lismore, with its prominent castle overlooking the River Blackwater and where you visit its 17th century walled gardens of Lismore Castle Gardens. Returning to Waterford by way of Clonmel.
Day 4 Today visit Kilkenny, for many the greatest city in Ireland. A medieval time capsule built around its magnificent castle and recently named Ireland’s tidiest town. Get your bearings and see the sights aboard the included local road train, which winds its way through the city before a refreshing visit to Smithwick's Brewery for a tour and tasting of this famous Irish beer.
Day 5 Travel to Wexford where you have an included visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840's emigrant vessel, the Dunbrody is an essential stop on any tour of Ireland. In the afternoon travel to nearby New Ross and visit the JFK Arboretum which is a permanent memorial to America’s assassinated president with a wonderful international collection of trees and shrubs, after a guided tour enjoy afternoon tea and scone at the coffee shop.
Day 6 After an early breakfast, then make your way back to Rosslare Port for the 08.45 hours return sailing to Pembroke and then commence the homeward journey.
A modern hotel well positioned on the city’s waterfront. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar and restaurant.
Single room supplement £110
Holiday insurance £26.50
(70 years and over £45.50)