Garden of Ireland and County Wicklow

Garden of Ireland and County Wicklow

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Garden of Ireland and County Wicklow

6 Days Starting and ending in Ireland

Visiting: Holyhead, County Wicklow, Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow Coast Guard Station, Dublin

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

gicw

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

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$976 (USD)

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • ‘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.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Ireland
Location: Holyhead, County Wicklow
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Tulfarris Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

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

Day 2 : Wicklow Mountains
Location: Wicklow Mountains
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Tulfarris Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join us on our 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’. 


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.

Day 3 : Day At Leisure Or Irish National Stud And Japanese Gardens
Location: County Wicklow
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Tulfarris Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 4 : Wicklow Coast
Location: Wicklow Coast Guard Station
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Tulfarris Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 5 : Dublin
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City style hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

We continue to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of the city.

Day 6 : Departure Time
Location: County Wicklow
Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.


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

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay at the Tulfarris Hotel for four nights, and then onto an overnight stay in a city style hotel in the Dublin area.

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

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Oct 13, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024
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    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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