This exciting tour takes you not only into the elegant world of historic houses and exquisite gardens but also offers time for the exploration of Dublin's vibrant cityscape. One of the tour highlights is a picturesque sunset dinner cruise on Lough Erne.
Day 1 We travel to Wales where we will spend the first night of our holiday at the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon.
Day 2 Today it’s an early start as we make our way to catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where we will have breakfast on board. Once we arrive in Ireland, we will continue the journey to our hotel where we can settle into our stay with some evening entertainment.
Day 3 After breakfast enjoy some free time in Enniskillen which is nestled on a natural island between Upper and Lower Lough Erne. You can opt for a visit to its prominent castle (entrance not included), which has served as the home of the Royal Fusiliers, or meander through the delightful Buttermarket, where a collection of arts and crafts boutiques awaits your discovery. You’ll be back at the hotel with plenty of time to get ready for one of the tour's most cherished experiences - a breathtaking sunset dinner cruise on the serene waters of lovely Lough Erne.
Day 4 This morning, our path leads us to the enchanting Blessingbourne Country Estate, where we're treated to a captivating guided tour of the house and gardens. Prepare to be enthralled by the estate's rich history, possibly narrated by the lady of the manor herself. Our tour concludes on a delightful note with tea and delectable homemade cakes.
Day 5 Today’s start is more relaxed, before our visit to Belleek Pottery, Ireland's oldest pottery establishment, renowned for its delicate Parian china craftsmanship that has endured for over a century and a half. In the afternoon we visit the Ulster American Folk Park, a prominent museum narrating the epic tale of Ireland's emigration journey from the quaint thatched cottages of Ulster to the vast American frontier.
Day 6 After breakfast we make our way south for an afternoon in the vibrant city of Dublin, where history and modern life intertwine seamlessly. Enjoy the delights this city has on offer before we make our way to our overnight hotel.
Day 7 An early start sees us on the ferry to Holyhead, enjoying breakfast on board. Once back in the UK, we cross Wales into England and make our way home.
Our four-star hotel was a former manor house and combines traditional elegance with modern facilities. There is a restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, indoor jacuzzi, steam room, gym, sauna, and outdoor hot tub. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has free WiFi and a lift to the first and second floors.