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Emerald Isle Tour
duration 8 days / 7 nights
Tour Area : Southern Ireland
Tour status: Escorted
Tour Mileage : 100 - 150 miles per day (max 200 miles)
Roads: Motorway, A,B and unfenced roads
Accommodation: Mixture of 3 star and traditional hotels.
the success of last years tour we have decided to return to Ireland, this time
for a full weeks tour. After a fast ferry from Holyhead to Dublin the tour
travels northwest towards County Mayo
and the rugged Atlantic coast. We then turn southwards through the Connemara
national park to the lively university town of Galway.
is what I call a rolling tour i.e. a tour that involves single night stops.
Although this will not suit everybody it is a great way of covering distances
without travelling huge distances. The roads in Ireland vary enormously from
smooth motorways to potholed back roads however all the daily distances are well
within your capabilities. There will be a two night stay in Killarney to give us
a full day to tour the famous Ring of Kerry. Where possible we have
included evening meals , where not we have ensured that you are within easy
walking distance of pubs/restaurants.
Travel from your home to Holyhead, N.Wales .
Catch 1345 hrs Fastcat ferry to
Dun Laoghaire.(99 mins) Travel to Cavan. Dinner,
B&B at hotel complete
with swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Sunday 27th June: Cavan to Westport Quay via Lough Erne/Sligo/Ballina B&B at Westport Quay overlooking the ocean. Leisure centre and pool.
Monday 28th June: Westport to Galway via Connemara national park. Dinner B&B at 3 star hotel 2km from Galway city
Tuesday 29th June: Galway to Killarney choice of ways either via Limerick or Ennis and the Killmer/ Tarbet ferry. Tralee and Dingle peninsula. B&B at award winning guest house in Killarney minutes from town centre
Wednesday 30th June: Ring of Kerry. B&B at award winning guest house in Killarney minutes from town centre
Killarney to Wexford Dinner, B&B at 3 star hotel
with swimming pool and leisure centre.
Friday 2nd July Wexford to Wicklow. Chance to visit Avoca home of Ballykissangel. Dinner, B&B at traditional Irish pub.
Saturday 3rd July: Wicklow to Dun Laoghaire. Stena 1100 am fast ferry to Holyhead. Arrive 1230 hrs.
prices are inclusive of the following:
Return HSS ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
7 nights en-suite accommodation.
4 Evening Meals.
7 regional Breakfasts.
Services of tour guide
Maps and Route notes.
persons, one bike, shared room £430 each
One person, one bike, shared room £475
One person, one bike, single room £525
deposit £75 per person
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