Sample a slice of Irish life in County Wicklow

Our new packaged tour of County Wicklow features stunning scenery and gardens, a Dublin Bay cruise, EPIC Ireland and a cookery demonstration at the Ballyknocken Cookery School, where we will enjoy apple cake and tea. With two fantastic hotels to choose from offering a warm Irish welcome, this tour is Irish to the core!
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Powerscourt & Mount Usher Gardens
This morning, we visit one of Ireland’s most famous tourist attractions, Powerscourt House and Gardens, where we spend time at leisure exploring the beautiful gardens. After lunch, we head to Mount Usher Gardens, one of Ireland’s finest, and one of Monty Don’s favourite gardens.

Day 3 Dublin Bay Cruise & EPIC Ireland
We start our day with a 70 minute cruise from beautiful Dun Laoghaire harbour to Dublin City, gaining a unique perspective of the city, sailing past Dalkey Island, the Convention Centre, Eastlink Bridge, Dublin Port and Docklands and Poolbeg Lighthouse. On arrival in Dublin, we visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, where this fully interactive museum tells the story of why 10 million people left Ireland and the impact they had on the world. We spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city’s many attractions.

Day 4 Ballyknocken Cookery School & Wicklow
Today, we head for the Ballyknocken Cookery School, where we enjoy a 75 minute apple cake demonstration with tea. Set in a scenic location nestled between lush herb, vegetable and soft fruit gardens, this state of the art award winning cookery school is owned and managed by Irish celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio. From here, we travel through Wicklow Mountains National Park, one of Ireland’s most untouched regions before heading to the spectacular valley of Glendalough, where we visit the medieval monastic ruins. We also stop in the picturesque town of Avoca, the filming location for Ballykissangel and home to Avoca Handweavers, Ireland’s oldest weaving mill.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Park View Hotel

Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow
AAA+ Great Irish Hospitality
This superb 3 star hotel is located in the village of Newtownmountkennedy on the edge of Wicklow National Park. Although modern in appearance, the hotel offers a wonderfully relaxing ambience. All 60 bedrooms are bright, modern and furnished to a high standard. There is an elegant bistro-style restaurant with an open fireplace, an attractive bar and a lovely outdoor terrace facing onto a small park. · Lift · Bar · Restaurant · Tea/coffee in room · Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Summerhill House Hotel

Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
AAA Countryside Hotel
The Summerhill House Hotel is situated in a tranquil country house setting, in five acres of attractive grounds on the outskirts of the charming village of Enniskerry, with excellent motorway connections and just 45 minutes south of Dublin. The 54 bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, there is an elegant restaurant and a traditional, cosy bar and lounge. · Lift · Bar · Restaurant · Tea/coffee in room · Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Park View hotel

Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £321pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £19

Dates Available:
27/04/20
24/08/20
21/09/20

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing Holyhead – Dublin
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
• Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
• One way cruise Dun Laoghaire harbour - Dublin City
• Entrance to EPIC Ireland
• Ballyknocken Cookery School apple cake demo + tea

Summerhill House Hotel

Enniskerry, County Wicklow
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £406pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £117

Dates Available:
11/05/20
24/08/20

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing Holyhead – Dublin
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Cream tea on 1 afternoon
• Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
• Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
• One way cruise Dun Laoghaire harbour - Dublin City
• Entrance to EPIC Ireland
• Ballyknocken Cookery School apple cake demo + tea
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£321 for 5 days

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