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Gateway to the Heart of Ireland

Gateway to the Heart of Ireland

This wonderful new tour to Ireland is based in County Galway.

This wonderful new tour to Ireland is based in County Galway.



This fantastic hotel is located on the edge of the small town of Ballinasloe in Co Galway. Facilities at the hotel include a bar, restaurant, bistro, library area, indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All rooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift at this hotel.


ATHLONE CASTLE VISITOR CENTRE & SEAN'S BAR - This morning you visit Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, where you will journey through 5000 years of history. There are eight exhibition rooms telling the story of Athlone from pre-historic settlement through the Siege of 1691 and on to the modern day. Following some free time to purchase lunch in Athlone, you walk across the road to Sean's Bar, Ireland's oldest pub. Here you will learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness and receive a certificate of participation commissioned by Guinness and Sean's.


CLONALIS HOUSE - This grand Victorian residence is surrounded by beautiful woodland and is regarded by many as one of Ireland's most important historic properties. Your visit here today includes a tour with a family member, followed by tea/coffee & homemade scone with jam & cream.


GALWAY & THE CORRIB PRINCESS CRUISE - This morning you travel to Galway, one of the most colourful and fascinating cities in the West of Ireland. Here you have some free time to explore at leisure. This afternoon, you board the Corrib Princess for a 90 minute return cruise along the majestic River Corrib and into Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake. During the cruise, you will have live commentary, as well as an Irish Coffee and an Irish Dance demonstration.



Price includes:-

  • 6 nights en suite accommodation (Inc’ an overnight in the Dublin area in each direction)

  • Dinner, bed & breakfast throughout*

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival at the main hotel

  • 1 night’s in-house entertainment at the main hotel

  • Irish coffee making demonstration at the main hotel

  • Excursions programme as detailed above**

  • Standard entry into Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

  • Visit to Sean’s Bar with the opportunity to pour your own pint

  • Visit to Clonalis House with tour by family member, tea/coffee & scone with jam & cream

  • 90 minute return cruise on the Corrib Princess with Irish Coffee, live commentary & Irish Dance demonstration

  • Return ferry crossings Holyhead/Dublin

  • Porterage throughout



  • Single room supplement

  • Unless otherwise stated, admission prices into places of interest are not included.

  • Holiday insurance is not included, but is available at the time of booking


*A late dinner will be served on 12th September and an early continental breakfast will be served on 17th September at the overnight hotel.

**One day will be operated by a local coach company in order to give your driver his official rest day.

Due to the nature of this tour, it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.


Full Terms, Conditions & insurance details can be found on our website Alternatively, a copy can be obtained from one of our booking offices. Your attention is also drawn to the Bonded Coach Holiday Trading Charter that will apply to these coach package holidays.

Details of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 can be found at


NOTE: If your pick-up does not fall in our catchment area please give one of our offices a call on Lowestoft 01502 574669 or Leiston 01728 830414 so we can assist you further.




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