Day 1: Following your home taxi collection we head across country to The Celtic Royal, Caernarfon, North Wales for our overnight stop with ample time to settle in before our evening meal.
Day 2: An early start to board the morning ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. Due to the early departure from the hotel, breakfast is on board the vessel. Upon arrival, we travel to the Maritime Hotel, Bantry for our four-night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
Day 3: Free day with an opportunity to enjoy the hotel's excellent leisure facilities or explore the harbour town of Bantry. Alternatively, why not walk up to Bantry House (entrance not included), one of the first historic houses to open in Ireland and commanding one of the best views overlooking Bantry Bay. Dating back to the second Earl of Bantry and reflecting his many expeditions, the structure of the surrounding garden has changed little through the years
Day 4: Full day excursion along the Beara Peninsula, perhaps the most remote, which is dotted with small fishing villages with stunning backdrops. We travel over the Healy Pass to Lauragh, Adrgroom and Eyeries, then on to Castletownbere, once a haven for smugglers. We continue along the shores of Bantry Bay, through Adrigole to Glengarriff. In the afternoon we take a trip with the Harbour Queen Ferries to Garnish Island and its Italianate garden that flourishes in this temperate climate. Keep an eye out for the colony of seals along the way
Day 5: Today we venture south through Cork countryside to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southerly point reached along a rocky coastline, sliced by small coves. We travel south via Durrus and Golleen, enjoying fabulous views across to Clear Island and Fastnet Rock before climbing the sandstone cliff overlooking Barleycove. Visitors to Mizen Vision can also walk down to the signal station, although not for the faint-hearted as to reach the island you must cross an arched bridge that spans the vast gulf over the sea below
Day 6: We travel to the port of Dublin for our mid-afternoon crossing to Holyhead. On arrival, we continue to our overnight hotel in north Wales.
Day 7: We depart for the journey to Norfolk making suitable stops en route. Upon arrival, our door to door service home will be waiting to return you home.
Garnish Island and its Italianate garden
6 Nights, dinner bed & breakfast
All excursions & attractions included
Single Supplement: £145
Deposit Required: £70pp
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure