Craicing Coastal Cork!

Our new itinerary is based in the medieval town of Youghal, the gem of Ireland’s Ancient East. From here, we explore the beautiful surrounding areas, visiting Blarney Castle, the Cobh Titanic Experience, Spike Island and the Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience.

Clare says…
”The Quality Hotel Youghal is in a fab location – right on the beach! The staff are lovely and the restaurant has wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean.”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Kinsale & Blarney Castle
This morning, we enjoy a 1 hour guided walking tour of the historic port and fishing town of Kinsale, where we learn of its links to Robinson Crusoe, polar explorers and pirates! After our tour, we have time to explore at leisure and enjoy a spot of lunch before visiting Blarney Castle, the home of the world famous Blarney Stone.

Day 3 Titanic Experience Cobh & Spike Island
Today, we visit the Titanic Experience in Cobh. Located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office, the building is steeped in history and was the departing point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. We enjoy a personal guided 30 minute tour that will take us on a virtual journey to board the tenders and join  Titanic Experience, Cobh
the Titanic for her maiden voyage to New York. In the afternoon we take a short, scenic ferry ride from Cobh to Spike Island which over the last 1,300 years has been home to a 6th century monastery, a 24 acre fortress and the largest convict depot in the world. We enjoy a fully guided 1 hour tour of the island and fortress with some time to explore at leisure.

Day 4 The Jameson Experience Midleton
This morning, we enjoy a visit to The Jameson Experience at the Irish whiskey museum and visitor centre located in the Old Midleton Distillery. We enjoy a 75 minute guided tour which will include a film, walking tour and a Jameson signature drink.  We spend the afternoon in Youghal, with its miles of sandy beaches and rich medieval history.

Day 5 Departure
Today we will begin our journey home.

Quality Hotel Youghal

Youghal, County Cork
AAA+ Great Touring Location Seafront Location
This 3 star seaside hotel has a great holiday feel and is set in a stunning location overlooking coastal Cork, directly in front of the beach, with the traditional seaside town of Youghal approximately 3km away. All 25 bedrooms and 48 apartments are spacious and comfortable. The restaurant has panoramic views of Youghal bay and the bar has equally stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa bath. · Lift · Bar · Restaurant · Tea/coffee in room · Leisure facilities · Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

4 Nights Half Board

May & Sept Twin from £244pp
Jun Twin from £257pp
Oct Twin from £229pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)
Selected Dates Only

• Return ferry crossing ex Holyhead
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on at least 3 nights per week
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Prices starting from...

£229 for 5 days

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