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Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Waterford and Kilkenny

Treasures of Waterford and Kilkenny

  • Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland ©Courtesy Celtic Routes

  • The House of Waterford Crystal, The Mall, Waterford City ©Courtesy Patrick Browne

    The House of Waterford Crystal
  • Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

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  • Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ireland

    Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ireland
7 day tour
From £369 per person - minimum 20 passengers

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

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

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

Return to the UK

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

Suggested Hotels

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.

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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