Ireland: Dublin & Wicklow River & Rail

Ireland: Dublin & Wicklow River & Rail

3* Esplanade Hotel Bray, Powerscourt House & Gardens, Dublin- Malahide train ride, Malahide Castle and Gardens, Irish National Stud & Japenese Gardens, Dublin River Cruise

Sunday 1 July

We make a leisurely departure to our overnight stop in North Wales (The Kinmel Hotel) to be ready to catch the morning ferry to Dublin.


Monday 2 July

We take the “Superfast” ferry having breakfast onboard, and taking around 3 hours to make the crossing.  Arriving at Dublin we drive to Powerscourt House & Gardens, considered one of the world’s greatest gardens, with international collections, ornate statuary, inspired designs and magnificent views of Sugarloaf Mountain.  The Esplanade Hotel is a seafront hotel just south of Dublin, restored to its Victorian elegance.


Tuesday 3 July

We begin the day with a journey on Ireland’s oldest railway, following the coast from Bray to Dublin accompanied by a local tour guide who brings the history of the region to life.  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 we enjoy a visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens, Created by Lord Milo Talbot an enthusiastic plant collector who brought specimens from around the world, he also re-landscaped the grounds here to dramatic effect.


Wednesday 4 July

Today we visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese gardens, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world.


Thursday 5 July

This morning we take a different view of Dublin from a highly informative boat cruise through the heart of the capital along the River Liffey.  This afternoon is free to enjoy the city at leisure.


Friday 6 July

We catch the morning ferry from Dublin to Holyhead and return home late evening.


£595 per person sharing a twin/double room

£100 single supplement (double/twin for sole occupancy in all hotels)

Home to home pick up/set down from £25


Price Includes:

All coach travel

Ferry Crossings


5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Powerscourt House & Gardens

Dublin-Malahide train ride

Admission to Malahide Castle & Gardens

Admission to the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Dublin River Cruise


Local currency is the Euro

Currently passports are not essential, but photographic ID is required

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Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Melbourn Car Park N MELBOURN High St Opp Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfitchet N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K

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