COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 Travel to the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, for our overnight stay with suitable comfort stops on route. We have a cup of tea/coffee on arrival with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast travel to Holyhead to board our fast ferry to Dublin (under 2-hours long). Enjoy time at leisure in Dublin for lunch to be purchased today, before travelling a short distance along the coastal road via Bray, to arrive at the hotel in Wicklow ready for our evening meal. Wicklow is a beautiful traditional Irish town and has an interesting history, being founded in the 8th century by the Vikings.
DAY 3 After breakfast travel through the outstanding Wicklow Mountains National Park, one of Ireland’s most untouched regions, before heading for the spectacular valley of Glendalough. Afterwards visit the medieval monastic ruins before calling into the picturesque town of Avoca, the filming location of ‘Balleykissangel’. Continuing on our journey, we enjoy an afternoon stop at Avoca Handweavers, the oldest working mill in Ireland. We return to the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 4 After breakfast enjoy a guided coach tour of Dublin, a vibrant city full of surprising experiences. There will be free time to look around this wonderful city and purchase lunch before our afternoon visit to the famous Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness. Discover what goes into making each and every pint and learn about the incredible history stretching over 250 years. Return to the hotel with time to relax before our evening meal.
DAY 5 After breakfast visit Powerscourt House & Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland which dates back over 200 years. The House is voted one of the top ten houses and mansions worldwide by the Lonely Planet Guide and the gardens are voted the No.3 garden in the World by National Geographic! The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. Here we can discover The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond, The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower, among other features and attractions. The Avoca Terrace Café offers an amazing setting for us to relax and enjoy what is surely one of the most dramatic vistas in Ireland. The café boasts tall windows and French doors leading out onto an expansive garden terrace with a simply breath-taking panorama of the gardens against the backdrop of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. In the afternoon we return to Wicklow for some free time to look around the beautiful town where we are staying.
DAY 6 After breakfast we check out of our main stay hotel and board the return fast ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. This is the fastest crossing on the Irish Sea! We check back in at the overnight hotel ready for our evening meal.
DAY 7 After breakfast we return to home area making suitable comfort stops along the way, including somewhere suitable to
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SUMMERHILL HOUSE HOTEL, WICKLOW ***
The Summerhill House Hotel is situated in a tranquil country house setting, in 5 acres of attractive grounds on the outskirts of the charming village of Enniskerry. The Restaurant at Summerhill House serves seasonal, locally sourced cuisine. The Cooper Beach Bar features an open fire, serving a wide range of drinks in cosy, relaxing surroundings.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ Outward and return overnight accommodation at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon ***
√ Return Swift ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin
√ 4 nights at the Summerhill House Hotel, Wicklow
√ Dinner, bed & breakfast throughout
√ Tea/coffee on arrival at both hotels
√ Tea/coffee after dinner at both hotels
√ Cream tea 1 afternoon at the Summerhill House Hotel
√ Guided coach tour of Dublin
√ A tour of Guinness Storehouse
√ Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
√ Fully escorted throughout
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