Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Waterford and Kilkenny
Treasures of Waterford and Kilkenny
Different elements of Ireland’s history and heritage come together in this fascinating tour that includes Waterford Crystal, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Kilkenny.
March - October 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Take the afternoon ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, then a short drive to your hotel in time for dinner.
Wicklow, Glendalough and Mount Usher Gardens
Time in the ‘Garden of Ireland’ today, nestled amongst lush rolling hills and pretty glens with cascading waterfalls, here we visit the famous Mount Usher Gardens.
Waterford City and Waterford Crystal
(Coach driver’s rest day)
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Waterford, visit Waterford Crystal for a guided factory tour. Free time this afternoon.
Heritage Railway and Congreve House & Gardens
Ride on the delightful Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. We also visit the newly renovated Mount Congreve House and Garden built in 1760 by the local architect John Roberts.
Kilkenny and the Butler Castle
A full day to explore the medieval city of Kilkenny, including a city sightseeing tour aboard the Kilkenny Road Train and visit to Kilkenny Butler Castle. Finally call in at the Nicholas Mosse Pottery Mill to see the potters and decorators at work.
Dunbrody Famine Ship and Ros Tapestry
Visit an authentic reproduction of the ‘Dunbrody’, a 1840s emigrant vessel providing
a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude of the Irish people
during the great famine. Afternoon visit to the Ros Tapestry, see 15
huge embroidered panels by local volunteers. Continue to Dublin for our final night.
Return to the UK
After an early breakfast, take the ferry and return home.
Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford ****
Located just a stone’s throw away 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.
The Granville Hotel ****
The unbeatable and elegant Granville Hotel in Waterford overlooks the River Suir and is a 5 minute walk from St Patrick’s Cathedral. It offers fantastic hospitality along with air-conditioned rooms with free internet access and an award-winning restaurant which boasts lunch queues out of the door!
Treacy’s Hotel , Waterford ***
Treacy’s Hotel, Spa and Leisure Centre is set in the picturesque city of Waterford, ideally located just five minutes’ walk from St Patrick’s cathedral, the Garter Lane Theatre and the Waterford shopping district. This 163 bedroom hotel offers home comfort with all of the hotel essentials. Each room comes with a bath and shower, tea/coffee maker, TV, iron, hairdryer and 24 hour wifi. The hotel also benefits from lift access, disabled rooms and complimentary access to the fully equipped Spirit Leisure Centre, including a 20m swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and drench shower. Whilst here you’ll dine at The Crokers Restaurant, where you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, all created using the finest, freshest, Irish ingredients in a warm & friendly atmosphere.
|Dates||7 days / 6 nights|
|March – October 2023
||From £369.00 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.