Shannon's Flying Boats & Whiskey Floats

Shannon's Flying Boats & Whiskey Floats

This tour offers a tour of Ireland’s lovely scenery.

This tour offers a tour of Ireland’s lovely scenery where we include a scenic cruise on Lough Derg, a visit to a Distillery which still produces Whiskey today and a visit to the fabulous Foynes Flying Boat Museum offering an insight into an absorbing chapter of Aviation history.

Day 1

This morning we make an early start and travel to Fishguard and our ferry to Ireland, where on our arrival we continue to our overnight hotel.

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Day 2

Today we continue along the South Coast to the Old Midleton Distillery, where we enjoy a tour and a tasting before continuing through the Irish countryside to our hotel in the village of Ennistymon.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we travel through County Clare to Killimer and cross the River Shannon by ferry before continuing to Foynes and its fabulous Flying Boat Museum exploring aviation history. We continue to the town of Bunratty famous for its medieval castle and 19th century folk park.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast we travel through Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan a quaint village of thatched cottages. We continue along the coastal road enjoying the spectacular scenery before stopping in Doolin a charming fishing village, before travelling back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 5

Today we travel to Killaloe where we enjoy a scenic cruise around Lough Derg which is part of the River Shannon watercourse. (Please note there are 29 steps with handrails to manage to and from the boat). We rejoin the coach for the journey across Ireland and our last hotel stop situated south of Dublin.

B, D

Day 6

We depart early this morning from the hotel to Dublin and catch the ferry back to Holyhead. Onboard you will able to obtain an included breakfast. On our arrival at Holyhead we continue our journey back to your joining points arriving back early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

This three star hotel nestles in a woodland vale beside the River Inagh. The hotel will provide musical entertainment in the bar on one night. Its bedrooms are ensuite with televisions, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities and served by a lift.

 

Overnight Hotels:

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford

This city centre family run hotel is located on the Quay in the city centre. The hotel has a bar, Lounge and Restaurant with bedrooms being ensuite with hairdryer, television and tea/coffee making facilities.

Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

This country house hotel on the edge of the village offering scenic views of Bray Head. All its bedrooms are ensuite with hairdryer, television and free tea/coffee.

 

Price Includes:

 

  • Five nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals on a half board basis.

  • A visit to Foynes and its flying boat museum.

  • Visits to Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna and Doolin.

  • A scenic cruise around Lough Derg which is part of the River Shannon watercourse and has three counties bordering its shores.

  • Services of our coach and driver.

 

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
Abergavenny Bus Station, Abergavenny
(Gorsaf Bws, Y Fenni)
Brecon Bus Exchange Stop 1, Brecon
(Cyfnewidfa,St 1, Aberhonddu)
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Coleford Square, Bus Stop outside Angel Hotel, Coleford.
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Dudley Bus Stop, Outside Car Park, Flood Street, Dudley
Eardisley Tram Square, Eardisley
Evesham Bus Shelter, Merstow Green, Evesham, Worcs.
(Outside Evesham Working Mens Club WR11 4BS)
Gloucester Bus Stop, Lister Buildings, Market Parade,
Gloucester.
Great Malvern Barnards Green Clock Bus Shelter, Gt Malvern
Halesowen Bus Stop/Shelter, Outside Trinity Point, New road,
Halesowen, West Midlands
Hay on Wye Bus Stop, Oxford Road Car park, Hay on Wye
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Kidderminster Railway Stn. Forecourt, Comberton Hill
Kidderminster
Kington Bus Stop, Mill Street, Kington
Knighton Bus Station, Knighton
(Gorsaf Fysiau,Tref-y-clawdd)
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leintwardine Bus Stop, Lion Hotel, Leintwardine
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Llandrindod Wells Station Cresc (Outside Rail Stn) Llandrindod Wells
(Gorsaf Reilffordd, Llandrindod)
Ludlow Eco Park, Park & Ride Car Park Bus Stop, Ludlow
Malvern Link Bus Stop, Co-op Store, Malvern Link
Monmouth Chippenham Car Park,Coach Bay,Monmouth
Moreton On Lugg Bus Stop, Main Road, A49, Moreton On Lugg.
Newent Kings Arms Layby, Ross Rd, Newent, Gloucestershire
Pershore The Royal Arcade, Broad St, Pershore
Peterchurch Bus Stop, Lewis Way/Main Road Layby, Peterchurch
Pontrilas Old Coles Shop Bus Shelter, Pontrilas
Presteigne Recycling Centre, Presteigne, Powys
(Maes Parcio'r Man Ailgylchu, Llanandras)
Ross On Wye Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Shrewsbury Crown Inn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
Stourbridge Lay By, Bath Road, Near Crystal Leisure Centre
Stourbridge, DY8 1AE (New Pick Up Point for 2012)
Stourport-On-Severn Vale Road, Car Park, Stourport on Severn, Worcs.
Stratford upon Avon Natwest Bus Stop, Wood Street, Stratford
Telford M54 Motorway Services, Telford
Tenbury Wells Regal Cinema Bus Stop, Tenbury Wells
Tewkesbury Bus Stop, The Crescent, Outside the Abbey,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Wellington (Telford) Cock Hotel Bus Stop, Holyhead Road, Shropshire
Weobley Bus Stop, Broad Street, Weobley.
Worcester Centre Croft Road Coach Park, Worcester, Worcs.
Worcester Warndon Six Ways Park & Ride, M5 Junction 6
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