Day 1: ARRIVE AT THE HERITAGE
Welcome to Ireland! On arrival into the Airport, you will be met by your professional driver guide. You will tour to Killenard. After you arrive at the Heritage Resort, you will want to explore and see all of the facilities and features of this 5 star retreat. Maybe take in a Spa Treatment, a swim in the pool or a walk on the marked trails around the golf course. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner followed by an Irish Coffee. Dinner in the dining room this evening.
Note: Each day during your stay you can avail of the many activities offered, such as golf or spa treatments. We can design your touring day around those activities as the luxury touring vehicle and driver-guide will be with you every day of your stay.
Day 2: KILKENNY, THOMASTOWN & WATERFORD
Tour to the medieval town of Kilkenny, visiting 12th century Kilkenny Castle and tour the State Apartments which have been fully restored. You will visit the Kilkenny Design Center with its craft shops. On to Kells and a view of the 13th century Kells Priory. Continue south to Waterford for a visit to the Waterford Crystal Visitor Center. Time permitting: Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship Museum at New Ross. Return to The Heritage for a relaxing evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of the resort and the village of Killenard.
Day 3: CAHIR & CASHEL
Tour to County Tipperary and to the town of Cashel. The impressive Rock of Cashel looms up in front of you as you approach the town. This cathedral-fortress dates to the time of St. Patrick when he used the shamrock as the symbol of the Holy Trinity as he converted the King of Munster to Christianity. Continue to Cahir with a visit to the 12th century Butler castle – Cahir Castle. This has been fully restored to its original state. Return to The Heritage Resort for a leisure evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of the resort and the village of Killenard.
Day 4: BIRR & CLONMACNOISE or NATIONAL STUD & JAPANESE GARDENS
Tour north to the town of Birr and a visit to the Birr Castle Demense and a walk through the delightful Millennium Gardens. Continue north to Clonmacnoise, a 6th century monastic settlement serenely situated on the banks of the Shannon River. Admire the stone High Crosses with carved panels depicting stories from the Bible. Nearby you will cross the Bog of Allen and see how the peat (turf) is commercially harvested to provide fuel for homes and electricity generation. Return to The Heritage Resort for a leisure evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of the resort and the village of Killenard.
ALTERNATIVE TOURING: Tour to the Curragh, which is the heart of the horse-breeding and horse training in Ireland. Nearby at Tully is the National Stud which has produced many famous racehorses and incorporates a horse museum. Across the road is the Japanese Gardens founded by Lord Wavertree and designed by the Japanese landscape designer Eida in 1906. The delightful gardens are renowned for their symbolism of “The Life of Man.” Return to The Heritage Resort for a leisure evening. Dinner on your own tonight. A chance to explore the many pubs and restaurants of the resort and the village of Killenard.
Day 5: RESORT ACTIVITIES & KILDARE TOWN CENTRE
Today you have the option to relax at the resort with 18 holes of golf. You can rent clubs at the Pro Shop. This challenging parkland course will provide a delightful golfing experience. Or enjoy a Spa treatment at the resort spa. Other activities are available and the staff will be delighted to assist you. Your driver-guide will be able to take you to the Kildare Town Center where you can shop at the up-market brand outlet stores. If you purchase a €250 (euro) shopping voucher, they will provide you with a personal shopper for two hours! Kildare Town is also associated with Ireland’s Patroness Saint Brigid. This evening enjoy a Farewell dinner. Dinner in the dining room this evening.
Day 6: DEPART FOR HOME
This morning you are transferred to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Or any other BASED VACATION hotel. Depart for home.
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It is like a LAND CRUISE! – Unpack Once – Resort Activities to Enjoy – Day Excursions – Experienced Tour Guide & Private Luxury Vehicle – Relax!
A relaxed based vacation in the heart of Ireland with opportunities to explore, sightsee, golf, get pampered, all in the best of 5 star luxury!
The Heritage 5 Star Golf & Spa Resort is nestled in the quaint village of Killenard, County Laois, close to ancient celtic sites, serene country villages, monastic round towers and a county steeped in myths and legends. It is a dream that has been realised in truly remarkable detail. This unique resort comprises of 5 Star Hotel, the Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes co-designed 18 hole championship golf course combined with the Seve Ballesteros “Natural” Golf School, the award winning Resort Spa featuring Pevonia Botanica spa products, Suite Apartments, a variety of restaurants & bars to choose from, groundlit walking track, tennis court and Health Club.
Resort News: The Resort Spa won the “Best Spa 2009 Award” by IBPA (Irish Beauty Professionals Association).
YOUR LUXURY HERITAGE RESORT & SPA PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Sightseeing by Private luxury motorcoach
- Services of Professional driver/guide throughout the tour
- Accommodation with private bathroom for 5 nights
- Irish Breakfast Daily
- Welcome Dinner on First Evening
- Farewell Dinner on Last Evening
- Sightseeing each day, as you wish, including entrance fees to the following sites: Kilkenny Castle, Waterford Crystal, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Birr Castle, and Clonmacnoise
- Assistance of Journey Through Ireland office based in Ireland for itinerary planning and assistance while touring in Ireland
RELAX – UNWIND – ENJOY
The epitome of Ireland’s premier resort hotel, The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Laois, is comfort and relaxation. What is relaxation if not an escape from everyday experience? What is joy if not surrender to life’s precious pleasures? Take a leisurely walk around the resort’s purpose built and floodlit walking track and enjoy the splendid views of the Slieve Bloom mountains. Lose yourself in the quiet comfort of this luxury destination spa at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, one of the most advanced and luxurious spa designs in Ireland. It is the perfect place to indulge your mind, body and spirit in a warm and luxurious ambiance. You will be pampered and massaged in our 20 treatment suites, each an island of calm where you can succumb to the blissful hands of our professional therapists.
Treat yourself to our signature treatment, The Heritage Spa Experience, an extensive 7000 sq ft area guiding the body through hot and cold experiences, featuring a samarium, tepdiarium, caldarium, steam bath, rustic sauna cabin, open air hydro therapy pool, foot baths, experience showers and an ice fountain, two Hamman and two mud baths. The experience will rejuvenate you, healing muscles, soothing the soul, invigorating your mind and body. Our Health Club overlooks the splendid Championship Golf Course; our club features a 15-metre leisure pool, indoor Jacuzzi, state of the art fitness facilities and a dance studio. The Heritage Golf & spa Resort has facilities to suit all, making it a perfect choice for your 5 Star Hotel Break in Ireland.
The Heritage, a 72 par Championship golf course in Ireland designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co. Laois, just one hour from Dublin, with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as a backdrop. This championship golf course provides the most enjoyable experience for golfers of all standards in Ireland. Five lakes and a stream meander through the course and bring water into play on 10 holes. 98 beautifully shaped bunkers and 7,000 trees adorn the landscape, which is very gently undulating without any climbing involved. A variety of tees allow the course to be played from 5,747 to 7,319 yards.
The Heritage 5 Star Golf & Spa Resort is nestled in the quaint village of Killenard, County Laois, close to ancient celtic sites, serene country villages, monastic round towers and a county steeped in myths and legends.