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Essential Escapades of Ireland

Essential Escapades of Ireland

The charm of the Irish is one of the many qualities evident in this SwanTour that enjoys exploration of quaint locations and beautiful destinations. The 2020 European Capital of Culture and Athlone Castle are just a sample of the excursions on offer.


Essential Escapades of Ireland


Day 1 

Morning travels make way for Fishguard, a quaint coastal town in Pembrokeshire,

Wales and perhaps the perfect location for a lunchtime sailing across to Rosslare.

Once feet are on land continue our travels towards Treacy’s Hotel***

where we’ll rest for one night before continuing our travels.

The hotel has a bar and restaurant to unwind in. The hotel has a lift.


Day 2 

Tea and coffee await as a mornings leisurely breakfast makes for the perfect wake up call.

Once plates are empty we will begin our travels to Athlone

where our home awaits for the next four nights

the Sheraton Hotel ****

The hotel is only a short walk from Athlone’s town centre 

and the beautiful River Shannon,

the longest river in Ireland. The hotel has a lift.


Day 3 

There’s plenty of time to peruse the local area on this day at leisure in Athlone.

Wake up at your own pace to later explore as you please.

Athlone is home to Sean’s Bar,

the World’s oldest pub with 1,000 years of history,

the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Guinness

or a fine glass of Sean’s Bar’s own Irish Whiskey.

We will then experience a guided tour of Athlone Castle,

where during your visit you will experience the battles fought

and stories told originating from a castle thirteen centuries old.


Day 4 

The beautifully vibrant and colourful city of Galway awaits,

named the 2020 European Capital of Culture.

There’s lots of eye-catching points of interest to is cover,

 including the Spanish Arch, the expansive Galway Roman Cathedral and Eyre Square,

a leafy park in the city centre and perfect place

to take a seat and relax, whilst watching the world fly by.


Day 5 

With the memories of the brightly colours of Galway still fresh in our minds,

travel north and visit the relaxed county town of Carrick-On-Shannon.

It’s here where we will board the Moon River Pleasure Cruiser

for an hour long leisurely boat trip on the River Shannon

with tea and biscuits to savour onboard.

Once we're back on land we’ll enjoy some free time in the local area

before heading to Strokestown Park and the Famine Museum for a guided tour,

 it’s here where you’ll learn about The Great Irish Famine of the 1840s.

All before retiring back to our hotel for one more nights rest.



Day 6 

 Awaken to a refreshing breakfast before beginning travels to the medieval Wexford.

It is here we will find our overnight stay at the Talbot Hotel ****

Guests can enjoy the hotels many amenities including an Irish/European restaurant

and casual bar and grill. The hotel has a lift.


Day 7 

Travels continue as we board a ferry for a short crossing over the English channel

and back home towards the West Country and surrounding area.


Please Note: Photographic identification is required on this tour

and it is recommended you carry a

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

The currency for Southern Ireland is the Euro

What’s included in this Diamond Tour…


• Time at leisure in Athlone.

• Guided tour of Athlone Castle.

• Return ferry crossing.

• Hour boat trip on the Moon River Pleasure Cruiser with tea and biscuits.

• Free time in Carrick-on-Shannon.

• Visit to Strokestown Park and the Famine Museum with a guided tour.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 6 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Door-to-door travel.


Sheraton Hotel****



Positioned perfectly in the centre of Athlone’s town centre, guests can enjoy a brisk walk

towards the beautiful River Shannon.

The hotel features free WiFi and flat screen TVs in rooms as well as a contemporary bar,

an upscale French restaurant and a cafe.

There’s also an indoor pool to enjoy.

 The hotel has a lift.

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