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Gold Grand Tour of Ireland

Gold Grand Tour of Ireland

This extensive tour of Ireland covers much of its beautiful countryside as well as many historic sites and the welcome you will receive will remain long in your memory.

Holiday Highlights


• 11 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• Fabulous sightseeing on the North, West and South coasts

• Visit to Belleek China Factory Step into the world of Belleek

Pottery where you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and

most fascinating attractions

• Giant’s Causeway For centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired

artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it


We depart for the north of England
and cross over the border into Scotland for our
overnight in Dumfries with dinner, bed and


Continuing to the west coast of
Galloway we take the short ferry crossing from
Cairnryan to Larne. Our first stop in Ireland is the
Giants Causeway. This volcanic outcrop of
perfectly formed ‘stepping stones’ is surrounded
by Gaelic legend. We continue to Donegal where
we spend the next four nights with dinner, bed
and breakfast


A day of breathtaking scenery as
we travel around Donegal Bay to the fishing port
of Killybegs for a short stop. We then carry on to
Gleann Cholm Cille where you have the
opportunity of visiting the folk village (entry
extra) and souvenir shop We then continue to
Adara in the wide valley of the Owentocher
River. The ancient skills of hand embroidery and
homespun tweed are still alive


Enjoy a free day to explore Donegal.


A free morning to relax in Donegal. In the afternoon we have a short tour to the resort of
Bundoran and a visit to the Beleek China


Today we make our way south to
County Sligo and Knock - Irelands Marian shrine.
We journey to Lisdoonvarna for an overnight
stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


We depart after breakfast and make our
way to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher before
we cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry into Kerry
and on to Tralee where we spend the next four
nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast at
The Rose Hotel.


Today we travel to Tralee, home of the
Rose Festival, with an opportunity to visit the
folk museum (entry extra). We then continue on
to the Dingle Peninsula, where the rugged
coastline and wide sandy beaches were the
natural setting for the film Ryan’s daughter.


A free day to enjoy Killarney perhaps
taking a stroll to the lakes or a ride in the famous
“jaunting cars” (not included).


No tour of Ireland would be
complete without a scenic drive around the Ring
of Kerry with its majestic coastal and mountain


We make our way to Blarney, just
outside Cork, with its famous castle and Blarney
Stone. We then travel to Wexford for our
overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


An early start for Rosslare where we
catch the morning ferry and journey homeward


Your Hotels 


As this is a touring holiday, we use a number of hotels along the route.

Many of them feature in other Irish tours and are described elsewhere

in this section. All are of a high standard and provide bedrooms with

en suite facilities and include dinner, bed and breakfast.

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
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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