Bantry Bay & West Cork 2018

Bantry Bay & West Cork 2018

Holiday in the 'most exotic and sensuous part of Ireland'

Sunday 9 September £549

Single Supplement £135


INSURANCE £41.00  inc IPt



5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.


Boat trip to Garinish Island.

Visit to Waterford Cyrstal.

Ferry crossings Pembroke - Rosslare.

Day 1 Sunday

Arrive in Ireland via the Pembroke- Rosslare ferry, then drive to the 3 star Treacy’s Hotel in Waterford for dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Monday

Into Co. Cork at Youghal. A momentous event took place here at Myrtle Grove, the home of Sir Walter Raleigh – the first potatoes were planted in Europe. Lunchtime halt in Kinsale, where locally landed fish are cooked in some of Ireland’s best restaurants. Drive to Clonakilty in the afternoon. 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in the Quality Hotel and time to do some sightseeing.

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Day 3 Tuesday

Rosscarbery Bay, seen early on the morning’s drive, is an introduction to more stunning coastal scenery. We enjoy the scenery of Bantry Bay where a memorable boat trip is available to Garinish Island (included) for the Italian Gardens. A remarkable collection of flowers, shrubs and trees flourish in an equable climate. There are decorative Greek and Italian temples and a Martello Tower dating from the Napoleonic Wars.

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Day 4 Wednesday

To Cork for shopping and sightseeing in Ireland’s second city, which is, incidentally, supposedly the most hospitable place in Ireland. Visit Cobh (pronounced ‘cove’) as well. This major port on one of the world’s biggest natural harbours has played an important role in Ireland’s history; some 2 ½ million people emigrated from here to America between 1848 and 1850. It was also the last port of call for ‘Titanic’ on its ill-fated transatlantic journey.

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Day 5 Thursday

Back across the country stopping at Blarney Castle for the Blarney Stone (if you climb to the top), the woollen mill and some splendid gardens. There will also be time for our included visit to Waterford Crystal too on the way for another night at Treacy’s Hotel with dinner, bed & breakfast.

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Day 6 Friday

Early breakfast, then the morning ferry to Pembroke and home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

You can look forward to the most ‘exotic and sensuous’ parts of Ireland, according to eminent travel writers, Bantry Bay and Glengariff being widely regarded as the most beautiful place in the country. A great coastline, one of the world’s largest natural harbours (Cork), one of the most hospitable cities (Cork), one of the must-see attractions (Blarney Stone), probably the best collection of restaurants in an Irish town (Kinsale) – it all adds up to a fabulous holiday.



Large, comfortable bedrooms characterise this high class hotel and, should you need them, you’ll even find a fridge and an ironing board to go with all the usual facilities. It is on the edge of a pretty little town west of Cork. There is a lift, swimming pool, Lanningans Restaurant and Oscar’s Bar where entertainment is provided quite frequently.

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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