Waterford is part of Ireland’s Ancient East and is recognised as Ireland’s oldest city with the glittering House of Waterford Crystal as its centrepiece.
Waterford is part of Irelands Ancient East and is recognised as Irelands oldest city with the glittering House of Waterford Crystal as its centrepiece. The county of Waterford has some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in Ireland, filled with historic sites, lush green river valleys and a stunning coastline. For 2017 we visit the 18th century Cappoquin House and Gardens nd its near neighbour, Mount Melleray Abbey. We return to Wexford and the Dunbrody Famine Ship, and finish off our tour with a must-see experience at the House of Waterford Crystal.
At Waterfords heart lies Dooleys Hotel, a modern, family-run hotel, located just a few minutes walk from the main shopping and cultural areas of
the city. Three generations of the Darrer family have welcomed guests to the city and their special brand of hospitality means Dooleys Hotel is
the first choice for a great holiday in Waterford city. All 112 en-suite bedrooms include a hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
We depart Belfast and travel south to Waterford in time for our evening meal.
Hotel - Dooley’s Hotel *** (4 nights D, B&B)
After breakfast we enjoy a relaxing award-winning Walking Tour of Waterford to discover the historic core of the city. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this historical city at your own pace.B, D
Today we travel westwards, admiring the scenery of the Blackwater Valley with the Knockmealdown Mountains forming a dramaticbackdrop, to visit Cappoquin House and Gardens. We make the short journey to Mount Melleray Abbey where we spend some time in the Heritage Centre before returning to Waterford.B, D
Our first stop today is Wexford town, a lively town with winding streets, a pretty quayside and an array of pubs, cafes and fine restaurants.
This afternoon we visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross where we get an insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s.
This morning we have a tour of the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting and see one-of-a-kind masterpieces before returning to Belfast.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Services of driver/courier
Waterford Walking Tour
Guided tour of House of Waterford Crystal
Admissions to Cappoquin House and Gardens, Mount Melleray Abbey, Dunbrody Famine Ship
Visit to Wexford
Single Room Supplement £75