Return ferry crossing Holyhead - Dublin
4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
3 course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Full cooked breakfast
Live musical entertainment on 1 night
©Fáilte Ireland Tourism Ireland Courtesy Chris Hill
We travel by ferry to Dublin and arrive at our hotel in Wicklow in time for dinner.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, we make our way home, catching the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead.
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