Grand Tour of Ireland - Itinerary

Day 1:

We journey to Cairnryan for our ferry crossing to Larne. We continue to Redcastle Hotel, set amongst woodland with a waterfront location in the stunning Inishowen Peninsula in Moville. Once part of the Redcastle Estate, this outstanding property combines modern comforts with period elegance. It boasts a lovely terrace  and superb leisure facilities. 

Day 2:

First treat today is Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium. Within its walls you’ll discover the town’s connection with the Spanish Armada, Irish emigration, both world wars and shipwrecks. Its state-of-the-art planetarium shows how mariners used the stars to navigate. We continue to Doagh Famine Village to experience life during the famine in the 1840s. Explore original thatched dwellings, join a traditional ‘wake’ and seek refuge in the Republican Safe House. 

Day 3:

We check out then make our way to Derry for a guided walking tour of the city’s seventeenth century encircling walls with their seven gates and 24 cannons. Afterwards, we continue to Carrick-On-Shannon and to the centrally located Bush Hotel. This former coaching inn delightfully blends original character with modern amenities. It has a coffee shop and traditionally furnished lounges with open fireplaces. 

Day 4:

A day at leisure to enjoy Carrick-On-Shannon. Perhaps head to the marina and take a cruise on the mighty Shannon

Day 5:

Check out after breakfast then we travel to the graceful Georgian town of Westport for free time and a guided tour of Westport House. This beautiful manor features sumptuously furnished period rooms. Outside, you’ll find formal gardens, an aviary, mini railway and a lake with pedalos. After you’ve been enchanted by this fairytale estate, we make our way to Galway to check into the Oranmore Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre. This nineteenth century manor house has been tastefully converted into a four star hotel with a cosy bar and superb leisure complex. The village of Oranmore with its friendly pubs and scenic walks is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Day 6:

A guided tour of handsome Galway followed by free time. This gorgeous harbour town is cultural and compact as well as being home to eighteenth century Eyre Square and a Latin Quarter.

Day 7:

We check out and journey to Birr Castle & Gardens, a storybook fortress surrounded by a moat, rare plants and waterfalls. From here, we continue to the four star Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise. This superlative hotel stands proudly in the heart of town and features a grand lobby, chic bar, furnished terrace and top notch leisure facilities.

Day 8:

A day in Kilkenny – step behind the stone walls of Kilkenny Castle, visit St Canice’s Cathedral, view the stained glass of Black Abbey or explore Rothe House – perhaps use the town’s sightseeing land train to get around.

Day 9:

After checking out, we’re off for a guided coach tour of Dublin, feasting our eyes on the endless landmarks, before free time to continue exploring. From here, we check into Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa where impressive facilities include a traditional bar and a soothing spa.

Day 10:

After breakfast, we head for our ferry home. 

Departure dates and prices 2020 : Select holiday : tour code GIGRTS

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The codes next to holiday dates indicate the departure points and routes for your tour. Prices based on two people sharing. Single room supplement £230

Includes: Dinner, B and B : Door to Door service* : Luxury coach travel throughout : Return Irish ferry crossings : Morning coffee and pastry on outward journey : Full holiday itinerary : Guided tour on one day of the holiday : Select welcome pack

* All Select holidays now feature our Door to Door service as standard. Your holiday begins when your driver collects you right from your own front door and doesn’t end until they return you home on the final day! This service is included for customers living within 15 miles of the pick up points - see below. For just an additional £10 per person if you live within 16-25 miles of these pick up points we can supply this service.

Select departure points:

Route A Dunfermline - Edinburgh - Bathgate - Glasgow - Hamilton

Route B Perth - Stirling - Falkirk - Glasgow - Hamilton

Route C Dunfermline - Edinburgh - Bathgate - Glasgow - Hamilton - Kilmarnock

Route D Glasgow - Hamilton - Bathgate - Dunfermline - Edinbur

All holidays subject to Glenton Terms and Conditions

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Glenton Holidays
Grand Tour of Ireland - Select holiday

10 Days by Coach from Scotland - 7% Discount

Prices from only £809

This popular Grand Tour of Ireland shifts up a gear for 2020 with this fun and fascinating itinerary. Treats include a visit to Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium, housed in the old coastguard station overlooking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of Lough Foyle. Here you’ll find historic artefacts of all things maritime and have your senses dazzled by astounding astronomy.

Step back in time at Doagh Famine Village, a walk through museum built around original dwellings that depict life from the 1840s famine with interactive demonstrations.

We take in a walking tour of Derry’s surrounding walls then it’s a free day in Carrick-On-Shannon, a riverside town steeped in history with a modern marina. Westport beckons where we immerse ourselves in life from the sixteenth century with a guided tour of Westport House.

The gems keep coming with gorgeous Galway, Birr Castle and Gardens, ancient Kilkenny then finally, Dublin, the fine, Fair City and a fitting finale to our Emerald Isle extravaganza!

To book this Grand Tour of Ireland coach holiday departing from Scotland with Glenton Holidays call them direct on 0844 5766 107 and quote the Travel 55 discount code GH55 to receive the 7% discount.  

Glenton is Scotland’s only ABTA bonded coach holiday specialist. They are also bonded by ATOL providing extra financial security for all air holidays. If you book with an unbonded company you could well be risking your holiday and your hard earned money.

Glenton Holidays departing Scotland in association with Travel 55. To book call direct on 0844 5766 107 and quote Travel 55 code GH55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Glenton Holidays brochure price. 


You’ll be staying in a series of hotels from the Glenton Select collection – please see itinerary for details. 


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