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Rails Sails & Secret Gardens-Irish Coastal Corker

Cork

Mon 8 May - Fri 12 May 2023: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Ireland with Jones Holidays

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RAILS, SAILS AND SECRET GARDENS – AN IRISH COASTAL CORKER

 

8 – 12 May 2023

Monday – Friday

5 Days

From £589

 

Ireland’s south coast in all its glory with a scenic train ride to Mount Congreve Gardens, visit to elegant Fota House and the heritage harbour towns of Cobh and Kinsale.

 

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway   |   Fota House   |   Cobh   |   Gulf Stream Coast tour   |   Kinsale   |   Cork   |   Waterford   |   Mount Congreve Gardens

 

DAY ONE – Arrival

We depart from your home and travel to Holyhead and our ferry to Dublin, on arrival we make our way to our hotel with time to relax before dinner this evening.

 

DAY TWO – Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Mount Congreve Gardens and Waterford

Today we travel to Kilmeaden and the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway for our journey along the banks of the River Suir.  Arriving at Mount Congreve, which is one of the world’s largest private gardens whose owner, Ambrose Congreve, won 13 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. We’ll then have free time in Waterford before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY THREE – Fota House, Cobh and Cork

After breakfast we discover Fota House, a Regency style great country house surrounded by its own arboretum, beautiful orangery and formal walled gardens.  We’ll then head to Cobh, a tiny fishing village with a big history made famous as the last port of call for RMS Titanic. We’ll then have free time in Cork before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY FOUR – Gulf Steam Coast and Kinsale

Enjoy spectacular scenery and pretty towns of the Gulf Steam Coast today, sculptured by the Ice Age and lapped by the warm waters of the |Gulf Steam.  We also visit Kinsale, Ireland’s ‘gourmet capital’ and a popular centre for sailing, overlooked by historic Charles Fort.

 

DAY FIVE – Departure

After breakfast this morning we make our journey back to Dublin and our ferry home.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • Return ferry crossing

  • 4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Porterage on arrival and departure

  • Waterford & Suir Valley railway journey

  • Admission to Mount Congreve Gardens

  • Admission to Fota House & Gardens.

 

*PLEASE NOTE:  Currency in Southern Ireland is Euros.  No Passport is required, but photo ID is necessary i.e. driving licence/bus pass.



 

MIDLETON PARK HOTEL, MIDLETON

Located in the bustling East Cork market town of Midleton this lovely 4-star hotel is our base for our tour.  There are 79 guest bedrooms, all of which have been recently refurbished to a fantastic quality, a state-of-the-art Gym and 18 Metre Swimming Pool, complete with Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room. There is a bar and restaurant which are popular with locals and guests alike. Free WiFi is also available throughout the Hotel.

DAY ONE

*Please Note: The currency in Southern Ireland is Euros. No passport is required, but photo ID is necessary, i.e. driving licence/bus pass.

We depart from your home and travel to Holyhead and our ferry to Dublin, on arrival we make our way to our hotel with time to relax before dinner this evening.

D

DAY TWO

Today we travel to Kilmeaden and the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway for our journey along the banks of the River Suir. Arriving at Mount Congreve, which is one of the world's largest private gardens whose owner, Ambrose Congreve, won 13 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. We'll then have free time in Waterford before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

After breakfast we discover Fota House, a Regency style great country house surrounded by its own arboretum, beautiful orangery and formal walled gardens. We'll then head to Cobh, a tiny fishing village with a big history made famous as the last port of call for RMS Titanic. We'll then have free time in Cork before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Enjoy spectacular scenery and pretty towns of the Gulf Steam Coast today, sculptured by the Ice Age and lapped by the warm waters of the |Gulf Steam. We also visit Kinsale, Ireland's 'gourmet capital' and a popular centre for sailing, overlooked by historic Charles Fort.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast this morning we make our journey back to Dublin and our ferry home.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Luxury coach travel

Home pick-up

Return ferry crossing

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Porterage on arrival and departure

Waterford & Suir Valley railway journey

Admission to Mount Congreve Gardens

Admission to Fota House & Gardens.

 

*Please Note:  Currency in Southern Ireland is Euros.  No Passport is required, but photo ID is necessary, i.e. driving licence/bus pass.

 

MIDLETON PARK HOTEL, MIDLETON

Located in the bustling East Cork market town of Midleton this lovely 4-star hotel is our base for our tour.  There are 79 guest bedrooms, all of which have been recently refurbished to a fantastic quality, a state-of-the-art Gym and 18 Metre Swimming Pool, complete with Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room. There is a bar and restaurant which are popular with locals and guests alike. Free WiFi is also available throughout the Hotel.

 

DAYS

TOUR DATE

DEPARTS

TERMS

SUPPLEMENT

5

8 – 12 MAY 2023

MONDAY

£589

£126 SINGLE

JONES HOLIDAYS INSURANCE

£56

 



 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply. When making bookings you accept on behalf of yourself and your party the terms in our Trading Charter which can be found in our brochure, on our website at http://www.jonesholidays.co.uk/Jones-holidays-trading-charter, or a copy can be requested from our Sales office.  If your holiday is more than 56 days from departure, we offer a 7-day cooling off period where a full refund will be offered from the date of the initial confirmation invoice (with the exception of flight holidays).

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