Celtic Coasts & Castles

Our new Pembrokeshire and County Wexford twin centre Packaged Itinerary offers a great value way to experience the stunning coasts and medieval castles of two contrasting waterfront destinations.
Day 1 Arrival in South Wales
We arrive at our hotel and have free time to settle in prior to dinner.

Day 2 Pembroke Castle 56 mile round trip
Today, we will visit Pembroke Castle, mighty fortress and birthplace of Henry VII, idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary. This enormous oval medieval castle is mostly surrounded by a serene mill pond. During our guided tour we will discover the history and stories behind Pembroke Castle and how it was extensively restored during Victorian times. We can enjoy lunch at leisure at the castle or alternatively enjoy free time in the walled town of Pembroke which surrounds the castle.

Day 3 Tenby 68 mile round trip
This morning we travel to the pretty picture postcard town of Tenby. Here we can spend the day exploring quaint streets and 13th century medieval town walls, strolling around the picturesque harbour, visiting the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery or just relaxing on the golden sands of this beautiful resort. During our day at leisure we can enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants and tearooms. In the afternoon we could take a short boat trip to Caldey Island.

Day 4 St. Davids & Ferry to Ireland 43 miles
After breakfast this morning, we will visit charming St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with a population of little more than 1,600. St David, the patron saint of Wales, lived here in the 4th century and the town is located in a designated conservation area. We can spend time strolling around the lanes and visiting St. Davids Cathedral before re-joining our coach and travelling back to Fishguard to board our ferry for the afternoon sailing to Rosslare. When we arrive in Rosslare we travel the short distance to the Talbot Hotel Wexford, our base for the next three nights.

Day 5 Kilkenny & Kilkenny Castle 112 mile round trip
After breakfast, we will travel to medieval Kilkenny where we will spend our day. Here we visit Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castles in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. After our tour of the castle we will enjoy free time to explore this compact medieval city with so many beautifully restored historical buildings, traditional pubs, shops, design galleries and restaurants. We may also choose to visit Smithwick’s Experience or St Canice’s Cathedral.

Day 6 Waterford 76 mile round trip
Today we head for Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford. We can take time to explore, starting with a visit to Waterford Medieval Treasures, which tells the fascinating story of the city in an interactive, high-tech museum. We may then decide to visit the nearby House of Waterford Crystal, now located in the city centre or take a stroll along the quay before enjoying lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, we return to our base in the town of Wexford with its small boutiques, cobbled streets, local shops and many traditional pubs.

Day 7 Departure 12 mile trip to harbour
After an early breakfast, we will leave our hotel to board the morning ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and begin our journey home.

Fishguard Bay Hotel

Pembrokeshire, South Wales
AAA Spectacular Views Value Hotel
This traditional Victorian hotel is located on a dramatic cliff top location, providing stunning views over the picturesque harbour of Fishguard Bay. The 59 bedrooms vary in size and are contemporary in style. There are 3 ground floor rooms and a lift to all floors but there are 3 or 4 steps at the end of some corridors and into some bathrooms. Meals are served in either the Ballroom or the main restaurant overlooking the bay and there is a bar and outside terrace offering plenty of seating for groups. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Talbot Hotel, Wexford

Wexford, County Wexford
AAAA Central Location No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
This modern yet elegant 4 star hotel overlooks the quay front in the heart of Wexford. All 107 bedrooms are stylish and contemporary and the public areas are superbly comfortable and spacious. There is an intimate restaurant, a large bar and grill, and a stylish gallery lounge area where guests can enjoy afternoon tea. This friendly hotel also offers a good sized indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room, sauna and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Fishguard Bay Hotel (Nights 1, 2 & 3)

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Talbot Hotel (Nights 4, 5 & 6)

Wexford , County Wexford
6 nights Half Board
April - October 2018
(Selected Dates Only)
Twin from £345pp to £395pp
Single Supplement from £50

3 Nights Half Board at Fishguard Bay Hotel
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• 3 course set menu or buffet style menu on 1st night
• Choice of menu on 2 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Pembroke Castle
• Ferry crossing Fishguard - Rosslare
3 Nights Half Board at Talbot Hotel
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
• Entrance to Waterford Medieval Treasures
Ferry crossing Rosslare - Fishguard
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Prices starting from...

£345 for 7 days

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Features of this tour

  • Guided tour of Pembroke Castle

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle

  • Entrance to Waterford Medieval Treasures