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  • River Shannon ©Courtesy of Chris Hill, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland

    Ireland Cruise - River Shannon in Athlone town
  • Boeing 314 Flying Boat Exhibit at Foynes Flying Boat Museum Foynes Co Limerick © Tourism Ireland, Photographer Brian Morrison

    West Ireland Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum
  • Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

    Trains Boats Ireland Waterford Kilkenny Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
  • Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland ©Courtesy Celtic Routes

  • Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ireland

    Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ireland
7 day tour
From £399 per person - minimum 20 passengers


This exciting tour takes in some of Ireland’s finest scenery with a twist of curiosity and quirky interest.


March - October 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Depart the UK

Take the afternoon ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, then a short drive to your hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Shannon Cruise and Adare Village

En-route, enjoy a one hour cruise on the Shannon and Lough Derg with stunning views as you listen to the local folklore tales and legends, afterwards continue to the heritage village of Adare.

Day 3

Little Trains and the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Today, we head to the West Clare Railway to take a short ride on their restored and original steam locomotive. Afterwards, take the ferry across the Shannon to Listowel to experience the unusual recreation of the
1888 Lartigue Monorail train. Next, it’s on to the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum where we see the world’s only full size B314 replica flying boat from the era 1937-1945.

Day 4

Rock of Cashel and Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Travelling via Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel, we enjoy a trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley as you take in the panoramic views of the river, rolling farmland and mountains.

Day 5

Free day in Waterford

(Coach driver’s rest day)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Ireland oldest city. Optional visit to Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and free time to explore the heritage quarter museums.

Day 6

New Ross, Dunbrody Famine Ship

Morning visit to the town of New Ross and the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic replica of a 19th century famine ship. Continue to Dublin for our final overnight stop.

Day 7

Return home

After an early breakfast, take the ferry and return home.

Suggested Hotels

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House, Adare ****

Traditional yet elegant, this hotel combines friendly Irish charm with old worldly style. With two unique restaurants, an Irish pub and luxury spa and leisure club, you can guarantee that you will be well looked after at this charismatic hotel. Coach parking onsite.

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford ****

Located just a stone’s throw from the shopping, sightseeing and business districts of Waterford City Centre and boasting views of the River Suir, Dooley’s Hotel offers 113 well appointed ensuite guestrooms. Comfortable rooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers an onsite bar and restaurant. No onsite coach parking but coach parking available in Waterford centre.

Dates  7 days / 6 nights
March – October 2023
 From £399.00 per person

Prices include return ferry. If you would like a price travelling by air, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Single room supplement available upon request.

Exchange rate based on £1 = €1.192 as of January 2022. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire, travel or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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