Irish Ferries is highlighting its 24-hour Motorist Minicruise fares – a perfect short break for people within easy reach of Holyhead – which includes those living in Manchester, Liverpool and The Wirral, as well as North Wales.
£180 is the fare this autumn for a car and two adults travelling together to Ireland and returning within 24 hours, if booked at least seven days in advance.
The fare is valid on four departures a day from Holyhead, seven days a week until 16 December, and applies when travellers head back to the UK on the first scheduled sailing 24 hours after disembarking in Ireland.
An Irish Ferries Motorist Minicruise could look like this:
Saturday morning Sail on the Dublin Swift at 11.50 hours. (Latest check-in time 30 minutes before departure.) The Dublin Swift is the fastest vessel on the Irish Sea and berths in Dublin Port just 1 hour 49 minutes after departure, at 13.39 hours. There’s just time for lunch on board in Boylan’s Brasserie.
Saturday afternoon Explore Dublin! It is possible to pre-book city centre car parking (eg Q-Park’s seven locations). Dublin’s newest visitor attractions are EPIC Ireland and GPO Witness History; classic sights include Trinity College and the Dublin Writers’ Museum.
Saturday evening Enjoy Dublin’s peerless nightlife: Temple Bar is the famous area, but authentic pubs and live music can be found across the city. Accommodation is not included: travellers need to book a hotel (which may be done through Irish Ferries) or stay with family/friends.
Sunday morning It’s a short drive to the fashionable seaside suburb of Howth. Enjoy a cliff-top walk, browse the street Market and have an early lunch at one of the good seafood restaurants here.
Sunday afternoon It is 30-40 minutes’ drive to Dublin Port, so leave Howth in time for the Dublin Swift’s 14.30 hours sailing back to the UK.
Disembark in Holyhead at 16.30 hours and drive home.
The Motorist Minicruise fare of £180 return (for car and two adults) must be booked at least seven days in advance by phone on 08717 300 400.
Book less than seven days ahead and a supplement applies. Terms and Conditions apply.
See www.irishferries.com for information.