Irelands Ancient East
Discover a world of ancient history, of intrigue and myth. County Wicklow is one of Ireland's true scenic treasures with its rolling hills and mountains, long sandy beaches, rivers and lakes.
Arklow Bay Hotel * * *
Overlooking the sea and just a short walk from Arklow town En-suite bedrooms Hairdryer Television Tea, coffee-making facilities Restaurant Bar Lounge Lift Swimming pool Sauna Steam room Jacuzzi Gym. www.arklowbay.com
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Depart South Wales for the afternoon sailing to Rosslare and continue to Arklow.
Today we travel to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, a dramatic and history filled building one of the cruellest and most historically shameful places in Ireland. We continue to Dublin for our guided city coach tour followed by free time in the city before returning to the hotel.PLEASE NOTE: This excursion will now operate in reverse. We will visit Dublin in the morning and return via Wiclow Gaol late afternoon.
We travel to Powerscourt Gardens, one of Irelands most popular attractions. Set beneath the backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain the magnificent formal gardens feature sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes and a delightful Japanese Garden.
We depart for Glendalough, the site of an early Christian settlement before continuing to the pretty village of Avoca home to the Avoca Weavers.
After an early breakfast we travel to Rosslare harbour for the morning sailing and complete the journey home.
Executive coach travel
Irish Sea ferry crossings
Dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast with choice menu
Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
Irish evening with a themed dinner menu
Irish coffee and music in the bar
One evening with a quiz and bingo
Guided coach tour of Dublin
Entry to Powerscourt Gardens
Entry to Wicklow Gaol
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated