Irish Explorer 2019

Irish Explorer 2019

Short break based in Wexford

5 day Holiday


Monday 6 May  £449

Single supplement £90


INSURANCE £39.50 inc IPT


INCLUDES: 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

                 Excursions as described

                 Ferry crossings Pembroke/Rosslare


Special Note: The Hotel for this tour is now in Wexford (instead of Enniscorthy) and there are adjustments to the itinerary shown in the 2019 brochure to take this into account

Day 1 Monday

Drive to Pembroke for the ferry to Rosslare and transfer to Wexford for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Maldron Hotel.


Day 2 Tuesday

Some free time in Enniscorthy in the morning before heading to Kilkenny. Here is a town with many original, medieval, features, an abbey and a cathedral. And there is a ‘tourist train’ to make it easier to see all the sights in the narrow streets.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

Head north to the Wicklow Mountains. Just one of the charming places is Avoca, which became ultra-popular when it was used as the setting for ‘Ballykissangel’ (still regularly repeated on various satellite channels!). Other highlights in the area are the ‘Meeting of the Waters’, Rathdrum and Glendalough, a monastic site with a heritage centre.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

Featured on today’s excursion are New Ross, Waterford and Tramore. There are optional visits at New Ross to the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Ros Tapestry and at Waterford to Waterford Crystal. Then to Ireland’s premier seaside resort in the ‘sunny south-east’, Tramore.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

Early breakfast before catching the morning ferry back to South Wales. Continue homewards, arriving back in the evening.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Wexford, where we stay, is a pleasant and interesting county town in the south-east corner of Ireland. Situated where the estuary of the River Slaney becomes Wexford 's harbour, there are numerous historic sites plus all kinds of modern attractions. The nearby Wicklow Mountains have some splendid scenery for us on one day out: well-preserved, medieval Kilkenny will welcome us on another, while Waterford, New Ross and Tramore are on our third trip.



On the outskirts of the town, the hotel is of modern design, with particularly large refurbished bedrooms where you will find all the usual facilities. The bar and restaurant are generally open all day. There is a leisure club,spa and swimming pool.



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
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
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 Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
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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