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Dublin & Ireland's Ancient East

Dublin & Ireland's Ancient East

Ireland's Ancient East is brimming with attractions, culture and stories of a truly fascinating region of Ireland. On this wonderful break we have a chance to explore some of Dublin's fantastic attractions and as we head just a little further afield you are at the gateway of Ireland's Ancient East - a remarkable story-filled area where you can wander through 5,000 years of history - our tour includes Malahide Castle, Belvedere House & Gardens and of course - Irish Whiskey!!

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DUBLIN & IRELANDS ANCIENT EAST

 

26 – 30 August 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £520

 

Ireland’s Ancient East is brimming with attractions, culture and stories of a truly fascinating region of Ireland.  On this wonderful break we have a chance to explore some of Dublin’s fantastic attractions and as we head just a little further afield you are at the gateway of Ireland’s Ancient East – a remarkable story-filled area where you can wander through 5,000 years of history - our tour includes Malahide Castle, Belvedere House & Gardens and of course – Irish Whiskey!!

 

Highlights

 

Malahide Castle & Gardens Guided Tour   |   Howth   |   Dublin Bay Circular Cruise   |   Belvedere House & Gardens   |   Tullamore Dew Distillery Guided Tour   |   Dublin

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your tour coach and head to Holyhead for our crossing to Dublin.  Upon arrival we continue our journey to our hotel in County Meath, tea/coffee await us on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms.  Time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

This morning, we visit Malahide Castle and Gardens where we enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of the castle and get a glimpse of life of the Talbot family who resided there for some 800 years.  We then head for the pretty seaside village of Howth where we have free time to enjoy lunch before making our way to Howth harbour to embark on a 1 hour circular cruise of Dublin Bay.

 

 

 

 

DAY THREE

Today we travel to neighbouring Belvedere House & Gardens, a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate with a fully restored Georgian Villa, Victorian Walled Garden and 18th century parkland.  In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Tullamore Dew Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour to learn about the art of Irish Whiskey making and tasting at the end.

 

DAY FOUR

After breakfast we head to the vibrant city of Dublin where you can explore the many attractions it has to offer, including The Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, The Book of Kells and Trinity College, Dublin Castle and EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum.

 

DAY FIVE

This morning we must bid farewell to our Irish hosts and head to Dublin for our crossing to Holyhead and home.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Porterage

·          Welcome tea/coffee

·          Live music in the bar

·          Live music with Irish dancers on last night

·          Guided tour Malahide Castle & Gardens

·          Dublin Bay Cruise

·          Admission Belvedere House & Gardens

·          Tullamore Dew Distillery guided tour & tasting

·          Brown bread & Irish coffee making demo.

 

HAMLET COURT HOTEL, Enfield Co. Meath

This family run hotel is a real gem, located in the small village of Johnstownbridge; the hotel offers exceptional service, personal touch and a warm Irish welcome.  Bedrooms are decorated in a homely style and have excellent facilities including tea/coffee making facilities.  The traditional restaurant serves home cooked food whilst the traditional authentic Irish bar is a welcoming space where guests can enjoy a drink.  The hotel also has a lift.

 

DAY ONE

Beginning with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your tour coach and head to Holyhead for our crossing to Dublin. Upon arrival we continue our journey to our hotel in County Meath, tea/coffee await us on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms. Time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

This morning, we visit Malahide Castle and Gardens where we enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of the castle and get a glimpse of life of the Talbot family who resided there for some 800 years. We then head for the pretty seaside village of Howth where we have free time to enjoy lunch before making our way to Howth harbour to embark on a 1 hour circular cruise of Dublin Bay.

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DAY THREE

Today we travel to neighbouring Belvedere House & Gardens, a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate with a fully restored Georgian Villa, Victorian Walled Garden and 18th century parkland. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Tullamore Dew Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour to learn about the art of Irish Whiskey making and tasting at the end.

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DAY FOUR

After breakfast we head to the vibrant city of Dublin where you can explore the many attractions it has to offer, including The Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick's and Christchurch Cathedrals, The Book of Kells and Trinity College, Dublin Castle and EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

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DAY FIVE

This morning we must bid farewell to our Irish hosts and head to Dublin for our crossing to Holyhead and home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

HAMLET COURT HOTEL, Enfield Co. Meath

This family run hotel is a real gem, located in the small village of Johnstownbridge, the hotel offers exceptional service, personal touch and a warm Irish welcome.  Bedrooms are decorated in a homely style and have excellent facilities including tea/coffee making facilities.  The traditional restaurant serves home cooked food whilst the traditional authentic Irish bar is a welcoming space where guests can enjoy a drink.  The hotel also has a lift.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Porterage

Welcome tea/coffee

Live music in the bar

Live music with Irish dancers on last night

Guided tour Malahide Castle & Gardens

Dublin Bay Cruise

Admission Belvedere House & Gardens

Tullamore Dew Distillery guided tour & tasting

Brown bread & Irish coffee making demo

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Garden City Garden City , Amontola Restaurant
Holyhead Port Holyhead Port, Stena Main Terminal
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Llanfair PG Llanfair PG , Park and Ride, off Britannia Bridge
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