Ireland

Dublin & Wicklow

Combining Ireland’s enticing capital and glorious garden county

The beguiling city of Dublin is a compact amalgamation of medieval churches and Georgian splendour with a Viking past. Once the second city of the British Empire, today this dynamic Irish capital hums with a cosmopolitan vibrancy. Rich with history and heritage, there is plenty to do – Dublin has a wealth of restaurants, shops and museums. Yet, a short distance to the south, the Wicklow Mountains provide a dramatic and enchanting backdrop. The countryside of County Wicklow, the ‘Garden of Ireland’, is packed with history, from ancient settlements to elegant stately homes and lush gardens, which perfectly balances the hustle and bustle of city life.

DUBLIN & WICKLOW

City splendour and the ‘Garden of Ireland’

  • Wicklow Mountains National Park – a scenic drive through breathtaking landscapes
  • Glendalough – a verdant jewel of Ireland’s Ancient East
  • Powerscourt Estate – Georgian splendour in County Wicklow
  • Dublin – explore the vibrant Irish capital. See ‘Alternatives’ below for suggested attractions
  • National Museum Dublin – the archaeological treasures of the nation
  • Mount Usher – glorious and natural gardens bursting with flora
  • Avoca – a charming riverside village
  • 4 nights half board accommodation
  • Return flights included
  • This tour is also available as a coach tour if you don’t want to travel by air

From £639
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month. See 'Alternatives' for coach pricing.

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy

  • Located at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains
  • Just one hour from Dublin, it offers the comfort of the countryside but is close to the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Modern and elegant hotel with its own bar & restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace with lovely views
  • Bright bedrooms with modern amenities

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Wicklow Mountains
    Wicklow Mountains

    Wildly beautiful, the Wicklow Mountains dramatically intrude on the landscape as you head south from Dublin. Deep, glacier-formed valleys and bold granite protrusions create a magnificently bleak topography, which harbours wildlife and rare plants in its bogs, lakes and moorland.

  • Glendalough
    Glendalough landscape copyright Andy Duarte

    The serene Glendalough Valley is a glacially formed sweep of tranquil beauty. Glendalough means ‘valley of the two lakes’, and besides its expansive views and stunning scenery it is also home to an atmospheric, early medieval monastic settlement. Begun in the 6th century, it thrived for centuries despite sackings by the Vikings, until it was finally destroyed by the Normans in the 12th century.

  • Powerscourt Estate
    Powerscourt House with gardens County Wicklow Ireland

    The grounds surrounding this Palladian mansion are simply stunning. Home to Ireland’s highest waterfall, impeccable formal gardens, elegant statues and ornamental lakes, the backdrop of the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain completes the picture.

  • Dublin
    Dublin 34660994 123 RF

    Old and new sit side by side in Dublin: from contemporary shops, restaurants a lively pubs to grand old townhouses, the ancient cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick, and a wealth of attractions thrumming with history. From the Little Dublin Museum, the National Museums and Kilmainham Gaol to the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson’s Distillery, Dublin has plenty to keep you busy!

  • National Museum of Ireland
    National Museum of Ireland Dublin C Tourism Ireland

    The National Museum on Kildare Street is a hoard of archaeological treasures house in a late 19th century building with an elegant rotunda. This fascinating museum has collections of ancient Celtic crafts, including pre-historic gold and ornate ecclesiastical metalwork, as well as mummified Iron Age bodies which were preserved by the peat bogs and sections on Viking and medieval Ireland. The sister museums, which exhibit decorative arts and natural history, are also in the city.

  • Mount Usher
    Mount Usher Azalea Walk for Tree Trail

    Mount Usher offers 20 acres of beautiful, informal gardens which have been developed over 150 years. One of Ireland’s loveliest gardens, it boasts a unique variety of trees and plants in a sheltered, valley setting. It’s an excellent example of a ‘Robinsonian’ style of garden – wild and natural, yet managed.

  • Avoca
    Avoca Mill

    This charming little village enjoys a riverside location in a wooded valley. Whitewashed and pastel houses define this pretty village, which is best known as a centre of Irish handweaving craft and was also used as the filming location in the BBC programme Ballykissangel.

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  • Alternatives
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