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Garden of Ireland and County Wicklow

6 days - from only £519pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Garden of Ireland and County Wicklow

Known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’,?County Wicklow is a?region of?beautiful scenery, a spectacular coastline and some of Ireland’s best preserved remains. Overlooked by the Wicklow Mountains – with their domed granite peaks, deep glens and wooded valleys, you’ll see some of the finest countryside in Ireland.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

6 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, and onward to our hotel, near Tulfarris in County Wicklow for five nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Wicklow Mountains

    Join us on our full-day excursion to the spectacular  Wicklow Mountains, visiting the town of ‘Ballykissangel’ fame, Avoca. In Avoca you will be able to stand on the Lion Bridge, where the rivers Avonmore and Avonbeg converge, to take in the view which inspired the poet Tom Moore to write his famous song, ‘The Meeting of the Waters’.  </p>We continue to the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough, celebrated equally for its beauty and for its historical and archaeological interests. We end the day in the seaside resort of Bray.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Wicklow Mountains

    Wicklow Mountains

    Included Highlights

    • Wicklow Mountains
  • Day 3: Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

    Enjoy a full day optional excursion, which takes us into County Kildare to visit the famous Irish National Stud and the adjacent Japanese Gardens, which are a joy to wander. Nowhere better symbolises all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, than the stud, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Japanese Gardens

    Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Dublin

    We travel to Dublin on our included excursion. In Dublin, with its fascinating history, you can join an optional sightseeing tour which will take in the major sights and splendid architecture such as Trinity College, the Four Courts, the National Gallery and, of course, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Dublin

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Dublin Guided Sightseeing
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Wicklow Coast

    A day of exploring the Wicklow coast on our included excursion. The first stop will be in Wicklow, which is a pretty resort with a shingle beach. A spit of land called the Murrough was used by the Vikings as a refuge and now has a promenade and even a railway along some of it. The tour continues south around Brittas Bay to Arklow, one of the largest resorts on the east coast. We continue into County Wexford and the attractive market town of Gorey. A stone Celtic cross on Gorey Hill commemorates the Insurrection, which occurred here at the end of the 18th century. You return to the coast for the final port of call at Courtown Harbour, a colourful sight with dozens of fishing and pleasure boats.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Wicklow

    Wicklow Coast

    Included Highlights

    • Wicklow Coast
  • Day 6:

    We journey to Holyhead, then return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast*

*Depending on departure time, breakfast on day 6 may be on the ferry.

Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (6 days).

Hotels

You will stay for five nights at the 4-star Tulfarris Hotel Golf &amp; Resort, situated on the shores of the Blessington Lakes, against the stunning backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains. The hotel is set in a 200 acre estate in a spectacular setting. All bedrooms have T.V., tea/coffee making facilities and safe. Enjoy a drink in the bar, before taking in the beautiful views across to the lake from the Lime Tree Restaurant.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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