At first sight Ireland’s Ancient East is a tranquil and beautiful land of rolling green hills, charming towns and quiet waters. But you’ll soon discover a region with over 5000 years of history. Wander the cobbled streets of the Medieval Mile where the streets and riverside blend beautifully. It’s a hub of Irish arts and crafts, pottery and crystal, glass and galleries with delightful designs by local artists all on display.

Tour Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Reserved Seat
  • Services of an Experienced Tour Driver
  • 4 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
  • 4 Evening Meals
  • 2 Excursions
  • Admission to The Chocolate Garden of Ireland



Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £260






Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny

Tea & Coffee
Making Facilities

Free Wi-Fi



24 Hour Reception

Room Service


Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Following our pick-ups this morning, we ‘ll begin our journey south. With comfort stops en route, most of our journey will be along the M1 & N11 motorways. We will travel as far as the little town of Arklow where we’ll have a lunch time break. Continuing south we’ll make an afternoon stop at another service area before the final stages of our journey to Kilkenny.

We are due to arrive at our hotel at approximately 17:30hrs. The Hotel offers all the comforts of a 4-star Hotel, with stunning views of Kilkenny Castle from its riverside setting. It is also just minutes away from the vibrant city of Kilkenny.

Day 2

Depart Hotel 10:00hrs

Today we will travel to the seaside town of Tramore. Nothing quite like a stroll along the promenade and an ice cream when on holiday! We’ll then travel the short distance into the oldest city in Ireland – Waterford, which has the perfect blend of ancient and modern, from beautiful architecture to quirky shops – something for everyone. Free time.

Day 3

Depart Hotel 09:30hrs

Our excursion today will take us for a scenic drive crossing the county border into County Carlow, towards Bunclody. We’ll continue our journey moving into county Wicklow where we’ll stop for a visit at the Chocolate Garden of Ireland. It is Ireland’s only chocolate and ice cream factory, all under one roof. Here we’ll join in with the chocolate-making activities for an experience which is both fun and interesting for people of all ages.(Included in tour price) We’ll then spend some free time at a local Garden Centre where we can browse at leisure in the shops or avail of the restaurant facilities.

Day 4

Free Day in Kilkenny

Day 5

Depart Hotel by 10:00hrs

Time to begin our journey home. We’ll travel north heading out on the N11 towards Enniscorthy. We’ll then move inland to the N80 & travel to the highly recommended Visitor Centre at Newbridge Silverware where we will have a lunchtime break.

From here we will continue North moving up to Castle Bellingham’s Applegreen Services for a comfort stop before the last leg of our journey homeward bound.

NB: Your driver will confirm / amend departure times as necessary for the duration of the tour.

Pick up Points

Pick up PointPick up TimeReturn Time
NEWTOWNARDS, Regent Street - Front Of Bus Station09:00hrs17:15hrs
BANGOR, Abbey Street - Front Of Bus Station09:15hrs16:50hrs
HOLYWOOD, Redburn Square09:30hrs16:30hrs
BELFAST, Glengall Street - Corner Of Opera House09:50hrs16:15hrs
SPRUCEFIELD, M&S Bus Stop - Sprucefield Centre10:10hrs16:00hrs
BANBRIDGE, Tesco Filling Station - Slip Road10:30hrs15:40hrs
NEWRY, Park & Share - Bus Shelter10:40hrs15:30hrs

Departure Dates

Low Deposit:
Only £50

Duration: 5 Days

Departs: Mon 13 May, 2024
Returns: Fri 17 May, 2024


£ 645

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £260

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