MG Ireland Tour 2022 24th Apr - 28th Apr 2022From £749.00 per person
MG Ireland Tour 2022
24th – 28th April 2022
Faithlegg, County Waterford
Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and has many stories to tell. Perhaps the most famous story dates back to 1649, when Oliver Cromwell sailed in to the estuary of the River Suir, with the village of Crook on his left and the Hook Peninsula on his right. He vowed to reach Waterford City “by Hook or by Crook.” On this tour we will be visiting both locations and enjoying lots of the history & picturesque scenery in between.
We have organised three different driving routes for you to explore on this tour, including some every special visits. We will explore the Hook Peninsula, stopping at Duncannon Fort and Hook Lighthouse. Heading inland the second route will include a gathering and exclusive tours of Curraghmore House, the private home of the current Lord Waterford. Finally we also drive through the village of Crook and on to follow the Copper Coast.
Sunday 24th April
Depart on the morning ferry from Holyhead to Dublin (routes from Fishguard – Rosslare & Cairnryan – Belfast are also available). Once in Ireland drive to the south coast & the city of Waterford. Check-in to the hotel at Faithlegg, in the afternoon before our informal welcome BBQ/buffet at the hotel.
Monday 25th April
The first of our planned driving routes takes us across to the Hook Peninsula, using the small car ferry to cross the river. Once across we will visit the fortress at Duncannon before descending down the Hook peninsula to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. In the afternoon we return to the hotel via the ruins of Tintern Abbey and the beautiful JFK Arboretum.
Tuesday 26th April
Today’s driving route takes us west along the winding River Suir, to visit Curraghmore House and the surrounding gardens. Once parked in the courtyard of the family home of the current Lord Waterford, there will be an opportunity for guided tours available through the neo-classical reception rooms of the house and out around the gardens first planted in the 18th century. You will also be able to explore the 2500 acres of grounds by yourself, if you choose, and stop for light refreshments at the on-site tea rooms. The driving route continues via the Curraghmore Mountains back to Waterford.
Wednesday 27th April
You could choose to relax at the hotel and enjoy the spa or golf club. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit the city of Waterford and enjoy the home of Waterford Crystal. We have also planned a further scenic drive along the coast from Crook to Bunmahon via the seaside town of Tramore and continuing along the Copper Coast. A tour dinner will take place at the hotel in the evening.
Thursday 28th April
Following breakfast our tour in Ireland comes to an end as we head back to our chosen ports for the afternoon or evening ferries.