St Patrick’s Day in Dublin and Ireland’s Ancient East

There’s no better way to experience true Irish charm than on St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, and medieval towns, natural beauty, parades, and parties make for a holiday you’ll never forget! We begin our tour in Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, where we spend time taking in its charming medieval character, before travelling to Dublin to enjoy the St Patrick's Day celebrations. After a full day of festivities, journey through the rugged Wicklow Mountains for breathtaking scenery, then spend time relaxing at your hotel or join our optional excursion to Kilkenny. This tour is the perfect blend of city sights and countryside landscapes!

6 days from £779pp

Single Room Supplement from £239pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Regional joining points


Please choose your preferred 6 day itinerary

Regional departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, and onward to our hotel for a five-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We enjoy an included excursion to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, first visited by the Vikings in 852AD. The walled city has retained much of its medieval character, together with the graceful buildings from its 18th-century expansion – Reginald's Tower is the most historic urban medieval monument in Ireland.

The elegant Chamber of Commerce building, the City Hall and the Bishop's Palace are prime examples of beautiful, 18th-century architecture, and the parameters of the 10th-century settlement can be clearly identified in The Viking Triangle.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Waterford

Today's included visit takes us to Dublin to join the party atmosphere at the sparkling St Patrick’s Day Parade. Enjoy the marching bands, dancing troupes, military processions, and street entertainers doing what the Irish do best – providing great entertainment!

Be sure to grab a St Patrick’s Day drink of the ‘Black Stuff’ in Temple Bar or one of the many other homely Dublin taverns and, of course, see the city’s main highlights, including Trinity College and the famous Ha’penny Bridge.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dublin
  • St Patrick’s Day

Join our included, scenic drive into the Wicklow Mountains to admire the rugged wilderness, before making a stop at a typical Irish country pub.

We visit the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough, celebrated equally for its beauty and its historical and archaeological interests. We end the day in the town of ‘Ballykissangel’ fame, Avoca, with its charming, pastel-coloured houses.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Avoca
  • Wicklow Mountains

Enjoy a day to relax or join our optional excursion to the attractive city of Kilkenny on the banks of the River Nore, with its Elizabethan architecture and winding passages and lanes. Kilkenny has a fascinating medieval history and a thriving crafts industry, and you will have free time to explore at leisure. See the magnificent 12th-century Kilkenny Castle which overlooks the River Nore, and visit the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre which is home to a selection of hand-crafted Irish gifts.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Kilkenny
    • 2025: £20.50pp
    • 2026: £22.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

To Holyhead, then home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast*


You will stay for five nights in the 4-star Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow, or a similar 3 or 4-star hotel in the County Carlow or County Wicklow area.

Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks

The Seven Oaks hotel is in the centre of Carlow. The hotel has a 20 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. It also has a fitness suite, bar and restaurant.

Location: Athy Road, Carlow, R93 V4K5

Hotel Facilities

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  • English Speaking Staff
  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Central Location
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Train / Tram Nearby
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
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Single Room Supplement from £239.00

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