A memorable opportunity to visit some of the grandest houses and glorious gardens that the Wicklow area has to offer. Stately homes, breathtaking gardens, a working farm, national park, a cookery school demonstration and a host of hidden gems are all to be enjoyed here in Ireland's beautiful Ancient East. ©Fáilte IrelandTourism Ireland Courtesy Chris Hill
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • Return ferry crossing Holyhead - Dublin

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • 3 course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Live musical entertainment on 1 night

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

©Fáilte Ireland Tourism Ireland Courtesy Chris Hill

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We travel by ferry to Dublin and arrive at our hotel in Wicklow in time for dinner.

Day 2

Russborough House
This morning, we visit the stunning stately home of Russborough House, where we enjoy a guided tour of the house. One of the finest great houses, Russborough contains a renowned art collection, furniture and furnishings.

From here, we journey through the Wicklow Mountains National Park to the spectacular valley of Glendalough, home of the famous medieval monastic ruins.

Day 3

Airfield Estate & Powerscourt Estate
Today, we make our way to Airfield Estate, Dublin's only working farm, now established as a charitable organisation, where people and nature meet in a peaceful natural environment. We enjoy a guided tour of the gardens before exploring the estate at leisure. Features include an interactive exhibition in the estate house, vintage cars, a farmyard and woodland walks.

In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure exploring breathtaking Powerscourt Gardens, recently voted the world's third best garden in the world by National Geographic.

Day 4

Ballyknocken Cookery School & Mount Usher Gardens
Today, we head for the Ballyknocken Cookery School, where we spend a delicious 75 minutes partaking in an 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 to Mount Usher Gardens, one of Ireland's greatest gardens, where we enjoy a 90-minute guided tour.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home, catching the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead.

Other Information


4* Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

The 4 star Tulfarris Hotel is situated in one of the most picturesque settings in Wicklow, overlooking the breathtaking and tranquil Blessington Lake, making it superbly located for touring the area. Enjoy delicious food and drink in relaxed bars. Breakfast is served in The Lime Tree Restaurant boasting stunning panoramic views of the lake and dinner in the adjacent room where the in-house entertainment can be enjoyed.

• Lakeside location • Restaurant • Bar • Lift • TV • Tea/coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Safe •

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