Co Cork

Co Cork

This new tour to the tranquil setting of Garryvoe in east Cork is designed to let you explore some of the area’s fine attractions but very much at a leisurely

This new tour to the tranquil setting of Garryvoe in east Cork is designed to let you explore some of the area’s fine attractions but very much at a leisurely

pace with short journeys each day. We explore the city of Cork, Jameson’s Distillery in Midleton, the historic harbour town of Cobh, formerly known as Queenstown, and enjoy some of the scenery of the Ring of Cork.

 

Hotel: Garryvoe Hotel, Garryvoe (4 nights D, B&B)

This family owned hotel overlooks a golden, sandy, five-mile beach with a view of Ballycotton Bay and its lighthouse. Alternatively there is the view of the unspoilt country!

The hotel has 82 bedrooms which include a hairdryer, TV, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a lift. There is a Health Club with a Jogging Ring, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and fully equipped gym.

Day 1

Belfast to east Cork in time for our evening meal.

D

Day 2

We start the day in historic harbour town of Cobh where we visit the Queenstown Story and discover the Irish Emigration story and learn about the ill-fated Titanic. After lunchtime we make the short journey to Midleton, where we explore the heritage of the Jameson Distillery and get to sample one of Ireland’s top tipples.

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Day 3

Today it is to Cork city for a leisurely day of self exploration. Check out Shandon Church with its pepper pot steeple, St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, which has three giant spires, the Cork Museum, Cork City Gaol and the famous Old English Market, a Cork landmark since 1610. We return to our hotel in late afternoon.

B, D

Day 4

Our last full day in east Cork takes us to Fota House for a guided tour of the house and the Victorian Working Garden. In the early afternoon we return to our hotel via part of the Ring of Cork enjoying wonderful views as we past Roches Point and Ballycotton. Why not spend some time before dinner enjoying the hotels excellent facilities.

B, D

Day 5

The return journey to Belfast is interrupted with a visit to the National Botanic Gardens with its 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Cobh • Queenstown Story • Midleton Distillery • Cork City • Guided tour of Fota House, Arboretum & Garden • Ring of Cork • National Botanic Gardens

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £100

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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