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Waterford, Wexford & the Garden of Ireland

6 days from £519*
Departing: October 2016 - October 2017
* Price shown: 23 April 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - WLY
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Based in the charming riverside town of Enniscorthy, this six-day break offers a fascinating insight into this lovely and varied part of Ireland. See the dramatic landscapes of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough, watch skilled craftsmen at work at the Waterford Crystal factory and discover the stories of the Great Famine and the American Migration.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Powerscourt Gardens - voted 'Number Three Garden in the world' by National Geographic
  • Time to explore Glendalough, the valley of the two lakes, with its ancient monastic site
  • A guided tour of the Waterford Crystal factory
  • Visits to the historic harbour town of Waterford and to delightful Wexford
  • Time to explore the medieval city of Kilkenny
  • A visit to the fascinating Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • An orientation tour of Dublin (flight times allowing)
  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the four-star Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Dublin
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Dublin Airport, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Once checked in you're free to relax and unwind. Make the most of the hotel's leisure facilities or perhaps explore delightful Enniscorthy, which lies just a short stroll along the riverside path from the hotel.

Day Two

Afer a leisurely morning, we'll head to the county's ancient capital, Wexford. This lively, friendly town, with its pretty quayside and narrow winding streets, still retains reminders of its Viking and Norman past.

Day Three

Today's excursion takes you to the dramatic uplands of the Wicklow Mountains - much of which is a protected National Park.

The day's first visit is to Ireland's most famous country estate, Powerscourt. This magnificent Palladian mansion houses a range of interesting shops and a cafe, and is surrounded by stunning formal gardens. Follow the sweep of the ornate Italian Garden down to Triton Lake, see the exquisite Japanese Garden, and wander the formal walks of the rose and kitchen gardens.

In the afternoon you'll visit the ancient monastic site at Glendalough, where the extraordinary relics include a vast, roofless cathedral and the famous Round Tower.

Day Four

Our first stop today will be New Ross, where we'll visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel. Here a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions will provide a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude of the Irish people over the years of the potato famines.

From New Ross we'll continue to historic Waterford. Stroll the cobbled streets and picturesque quayside of historic Waterford, and explore its two cathedrals and 1000-year-old Reginald's Tower. During our visit we'll also enjoy a tour around the Waterford Crystal factory, and see skilled craftsmen as they blow, cut, engrave and sculpt the famous glass into fabulous works of art.

Day Five

The ancient city of Kilkenny, former capital of Ireland, beckons today. Here you'll find Rothe House, the only example of an early 17th-century merchant's townhouse in Ireland, and have time to browse Kilkenny Art and Design Centre, or discover the art of brewing at the Smithwick's Experience. Don't miss the chance to explore Kilkenny's dramatically sited castle, which dates back to the 12th Century, and the splendid parklands that surround it.

Day Six

This morning we'll return to Dublin. Depending on your flight time, there may be time for a short city tour, and even a spot of shopping and sightseeing, before we head to the airport to catch the flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 October 2016 £529.00 NF6WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 April 2017 £555.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 May 2017 £559.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 28 May 2017 £559.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 June 2017 £569.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 July 2017 £579.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 September 2017 £579.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £579.00 NF7WKX12
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £549.00 NF7WKX12
Bristol
Bristol 09 October 2016 £539.00 NF6WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 23 April 2017 £555.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 07 May 2017 £589.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 11 June 2017 £599.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 25 June 2017 £599.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 03 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2017 £549.00 NF7WKW12
Bristol
Bristol 15 October 2017 £539.00 NF7WKW12
Exeter
Exeter 09 October 2016 £559.00 NF6WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 23 April 2017 £615.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 07 May 2017 £639.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 21 May 2017 £639.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 11 June 2017 £649.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 25 June 2017 £649.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 27 August 2017 £659.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 03 September 2017 £659.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 17 September 2017 £659.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 01 October 2017 £609.00 NF7WKZ12
Exeter
Exeter 15 October 2017 £599.00 NF7WKZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 October 2016 £519.00 NF6WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 April 2017 £519.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 May 2017 £569.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 May 2017 £569.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 May 2017 £569.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2017 £589.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 June 2017 £589.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £599.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £599.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £549.00 NF7WLY12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 October 2017 £539.00 NF7WLY12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 April 2017 £619.00 NF7WMM12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2017 £639.00 NF7WMM12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 June 2017 £679.00 NF7WMM12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2017 £679.00 NF7WMM12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 October 2017 £629.00 NF7WMM12
London Luton
London Luton 30 April 2017 £535.00 NF7WMP12
London Luton
London Luton 14 May 2017 £579.00 NF7WMP12
London Luton
London Luton 18 June 2017 £589.00 NF7WMP12
London Luton
London Luton 10 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WMP12
London Luton
London Luton 24 September 2017 £599.00 NF7WMP12
London Luton
London Luton 08 October 2017 £559.00 NF7WMP12
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 October 2016 £519.00 NF6WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 April 2017 £529.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 May 2017 £569.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 May 2017 £569.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 June 2017 £589.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 25 June 2017 £589.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £589.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 September 2017 £589.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £589.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £579.00 NF7WOU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 October 2017 £569.00 NF7WOU12
Manchester
Manchester 09 October 2016 £529.00 NF6WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 30 April 2017 £535.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2017 £559.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 28 May 2017 £559.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2017 £569.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 02 July 2017 £589.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £589.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 24 September 2017 £589.00 NF7WMQ12
Manchester
Manchester 08 October 2017 £549.00 NF7WMQ12
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 April 2017 £615.00 NF7WYJ12
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2017 £639.00 NF7WYJ12
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 June 2017 £649.00 NF7WYJ12
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 September 2017 £659.00 NF7WYJ12
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 October 2017 £599.00 NF7WYJ12
Southampton
Southampton 09 October 2016 £619.00 NF6WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 30 April 2017 £635.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 14 May 2017 £699.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 21 May 2017 £699.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 28 May 2017 £699.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 18 June 2017 £709.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 02 July 2017 £709.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 27 August 2017 £709.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 10 September 2017 £719.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 24 September 2017 £719.00 NF7WMV12
Southampton
Southampton 08 October 2017 £649.00 NF7WMV12

Riverside Park Hotel ★★★★

This super four-star hotel is just a few minutes on foot from the centre of Enniscorthy.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two and a quarter hours.

Dunbrody Famine Ship accessibility

The ship is fully accessible, with a lift to the lower deck.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Ryanair ID requirements

Some of the flights on this tour use Ryanair, who only accept a valid passport as ID when checking in. They will not accept a driving license as ID on any of their flights, including within the UK and Ireland. Newmarket cannot be held responsible if you fail to meet the airline's ID requirements.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

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Waterford, Wexford & the Garden of Ireland reviews verified by Reevoo

Waterford, Wexford & the Garden of IrelandScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 99 reviews
(8 out of 10)

MARGARET

sheffield Friends
We enjoyed our holiday all butfor a few little picky things so not winging about thrm. . We would go with yoi again .
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 14 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

ROSEMARY

Aylesbury Friends
Really enjoyed our holiday - interesting visits, welcoming hotel, friendly staff and good food overall. We were greeted first morning by the hotel owner which was a nice touch. Room was good but at back of hotel overlooking a roof - would have preferred one at the front with a river view. No fridge in the room for my friend's insulin but we had access to one in the kitchen. This was lost one evening and found to have been put in the freezer! However, if was replaced quite quickly so cannot complain. Some if the travellers didn't appreciate the tour manager teaching us about Irish history every day as we travelled but I enjoyed it and now have a reasonable understanding of the subject. Overall, a very enjoyable trip. Thank you again Newmarket.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 13 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOAN

Chobham Friends
I enjoyed my holiday even though the weather was not good, it gave us a good overview of the country
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 10 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

RUGBY Couple
Holiday was excellent, visits fine although a bit rushed at times. Hotel excellent and food good, sometimes food quantity a bit excessive. Overall a nice holiday well done.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

ANNE

Hereford Single traveller
I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday and guide Maura was excellent. My only slight criticism was that it was slightly too busy for a 6 day holiday. I would have liked more free time in some places especially Dublin. Overall it was great though.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

PAMELA

Tadcaster Friends
Really enjoyed this holiday. Although it was quite hectic, ie no free days, it was full of interest and information. This was because of the tour guide Maura, who took time to tell us of the history of Ireland, also handed out sheets of information each day, with a crossword on the last day.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 08 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

JAMES

Couple
Good hotel in pleasant surroundings, clean and tidy, staff very pleasant, food good quality, courier and driver excellent. days out very interesting.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2016
Published on: 07 July 2016