Holidays 2022

Dublin & Wicklow - River & Rail

Departs:
Sunday 28th August 2022 | 5 Days

Dublin & Wicklow - River & Rail

Tour Price:
£589.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

County Wicklow is named after the town of Wicklow, which derives from the Old Norse name VĂ­kingalo, meaning 'Vikings Meadow'. It is a region south of Dublin in the east of Ireland.

It's known for its namesake mountains, Irish Sea coastline, country estates and the Wicklow Way. The 129km walking trail traverses the county, passing through Wicklow Mountains National Park. Within the park are glacial lakes, rivers and Glendalough, the remains of an early-medieval monastic settlement in a forested valley.

Wicklow, colloquially known as 'the Garden of Ireland', is the 17th-largest of Ireland's 32 counties.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel & ferries
  • 4 nights half board
  • Excursions
  • 1 nights entertainment
  • Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens
  • Train ride on Dart Railway
  • Boat cruise on the Liffey
  • Courier escorted

Special Notes

  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
  • To ring back to England you dial: +44 then minus the 0 from your code, followed by your number.
  • Program could be subject to alteration.
  • Exchange Rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£589.00

Single Room Supplement: £96.00

(Double/twin for sole use)

Your Accommodation

Summerhill House Hotel

Enniskerry Demesne, Cookstown, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. A98 WA40, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 286 7928

This beautiful country-house hotel on the edge of Enniskerry features spacious rooms and seasonal cuisine.

Rooms at Summerhill House Hotel feature a private bathroom with free toiletries, Direct Dial telephone, Ironing facilities, Hairdryer and Tea/Coffee making facilities with herbal tea selection. Most rooms also offer scenic views of Bray Head.

The Restaurant at Summerhill House serves seasonal, locally sourced cuisine, along with traditional Sunday lunches. The Cooper Beach Bar features an open fire, serving a wide range of drinks in cosy, relaxing surroundings.

The Rainforest Day Spa is located next to the hotel and offers a range of spa packages. The spa overlooks the Irish Sea and the hills, with loungers surrounding the spa's hot tub. There is a sauna and a range of luxurious holistic and beauty treatments including Swedish massages.

Dublin & Wicklow - River & Rail
Dublin & Wicklow - River & Rail

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

After boarding your luxury coach, you make your way through Wales with comfort stops en route to Holyhead and your ferry to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin you then make your way to Enniskerry and the Summerhill House Hotel where you will spend the next 4 nights with dinner bed and breakfast. A Welcome drink for you on arrival, of cocktail or fruit punch, and complementary newspapers.

Day 2: Wicklow Mountains

After breakfast we make our way into to Powerscourt Gardens and House, just a short way away. One of the world's great gardens situated 20km south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains (Entrance Included). Its formal gardens, Sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, are a sight to be seen. After the gardens, we travel to Glendalough an ancient monastic city. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. The remains of the famous early Christian monastic settlement first established in 6th century in the Glendalough Valley.

Day 3: Train Journey on the Dart Railway

Begin today with a journey on Ireland's oldest railway (included), following the coast from Bray to Dublin. Accompanied by a local tour guide you'll enjoy a panorama of city, coast and countryside as the DART train carries you to the seaside resort of Malahide, where tea and scones will be served. This afternoon, you could include a visit to Malahide Castle.

Day 4: Boat Trip

After a full Irish breakfast, what better place to begin your day in Dublin than on the River Liffey, with a boat cruise through the heart of the capital (included). A detailed commentary brings the city's history to life as you discover some of the major landmarks including Ha'penny Bridge and Customs House. Then enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin's many galleries, museums, shops and cafes or pubs. Returning to hotel to relax before dinner. A complimentary Irish coffee will be served after dinner.

Day 5: Depart for Ferry & Home

After an early start and cases have all been loaded onto the coach, we say farewell to our hosts at the Summerhill House Hotel, with a Grab & Go breakfast and head back to Dublin Port for our Ferry crossing back to Holyhead. Breakfast is supplied onboard the ferry (included). We arrive back in our local area, early evening.

The tour manager and driver will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.