Escape to Ireland

Tour highlights

  • Discover spectacular, rugged coastlines
  • Enjoy a tour of a micro-brewery
  • Coach tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • Boat trip along the Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit the beautiful Mount Usher and Killruddery Gardens
  • Taste delicious local smoked salmon
  • Explore the city of Dublin

Day 1 – 7: River Valley Caravan and Camping Holiday Park to Blarney Castle

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Day 1 – Arrive at River Valley Caravan and Camping Holiday Park

Start your tour on Ireland’s east coast at this rural campsite. Settle in to your pitch and meet your fellow members and Tour Hosts. 

Day 2 – Visit Mount Usher Gardens and Killruddery House and Gardens

Today you will visit two stunning but different style gardens. Start your day at Mount Usher Gardens, one of Ireland’s greatest gardens and a world-renowned example of a Robinson style garden. In the afternoon, discover the history of Killruddery House, one of the most successful EIizabethan-Revival mansions in Ireland, on a guided tour, and wander amongst the beautiful gardens which are still surviving in their original 17th Century style.

Day 3 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 4 – Excursion to Avoca Handweavers and Glendalough

Discover the history of the Avoca Handweavers and learn about the one of the oldest existing manufacturers in Ireland. Enjoy a tour of the mill, which dates from 1723, and see the handweavers at work. In the afternoon head to Glendalough, home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, and experience the stunning scenery of the Wicklow Gap and Sally Gap.

Day 5 – Enjoy a day at your leisure

In the evening there will be a tour and tasting at the onsite micro-brewery, followed by a meal at the bistro and a traditional Irish music session in Mickey Finn’s pub.

Day 6 – Blarney Caravan and Camping Park

Your journey takes you west today towards Cork City. Arrive at the campsite and settle on to your pitch, just a short distance from Blarney village.

Day 7 – Visit Blarney Castle

Of course a visit to Blarney would not be complete without taking part in the ritual of kissing the Blarney Stone! Discover more of Blarney Castle, explore the beautiful gardens and grounds and take in the stunning views across the acres of parklands.

Day 8 – 14: Cork to Dingle Peninsula

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Day 8 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 9 – Discover Cork and Cobh

Enjoy this coach excursion to Cork city, where you will have a guided tour of the town, followed by free time to explore at your leisure. Afterwards you will visit the Queenstown Story in Cobh, the second largest natural harbour in the world and the final port of call for the Titanic. Learn about the emigration story and the rich heritage of this significant town in Irish history.

Day 10 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 11 – Glenross Caravan and Camping Park

Travel north today and into County Kerry, known for its rugged coastline and stunning scenery. Settle into your pitch and spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 12 – Explore the Ring of Kerry

Relax and enjoy the scenery on this full day coach excursion to this beautiful part of Ireland. Experience the unspoilt countryside of the Ring of Kerry as you travel through this stunning landscape and discover the pretty villages of Glenbeigh and Sneem.

Day 13 – A tour of the Dingle Peninsula

This coach tour is an excellent way to explore the beautiful panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula. 

Your tour will take in the impressive spit of sand at Inch Beach and to Slea Head, the westernmost point on the Dingle Peninsula, where there are stunning views across to the Blasket Islands.

Day 14 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 15 – 22: Cliffs of Moher to Dublin

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Day 15 – Nagles Camping and Caravan Park

Settle in at the campsite which has views over the Atlantic.

Day 16 – Experience the Cliffs of Moher

Today you will discover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Climb O’Brien’s Tower for outstanding views of the Cliffs, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, and explore the excellent Visitor Centre to fully immerse yourself in this beautiful area and understand its history. Complete your experience with a boat cruise to view these impressive rock formations from the sea.

Day 17 – Visit Burren Smokehouse

This excursion will take you to Burren Smokehouse, where you will experience a hands-on demonstration of the kiln and learn about their unique smoking process. This will be followed by a tasting of their award-winning smoked salmon!  You will also have the opportunity to buy some of the produce, before enjoying a delicious lunch at the Burren Storehouse. 

Day 18 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 19 – Camac Valley Tourist Caravan and Camping Park

End your tour at Camac Valley, just outside of Ireland’s capital city.

Day 20 – Explore Dublin

Start your day with a guided coach tour of Dublin to introduce you to this wonderful city. In the afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour admiring many of the city’s famous sites including O’Connell Bridge, Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Day 21 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Why not go back to Dublin to explore the city sites at your own pace?

Day 22 – Depart campsite by midday

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