Arrive in Dublin, short panoramic sightseeing tour including the best known landmarks of the city such as Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Bank of Ireland. Check in at your hotel in central Dublin for 3 nights.
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Dublin, including Trinity College with the famous Book of Kells – the incredible and ornately illustrated medieval manuscript; The Bank of Ireland, the River Liffey, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, free time to explore the centre at your leisure and especially Grafton Street and its famous shopping.
Today, take a trip out of the city to explore the picturesque and wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough – a 6th century monastery and enjoy a visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens. During your journey through the south side of the city there is the opportunity to visit the Dublin Mosque, the headquarters of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland based in a former Presbyterian Church converted to a mosque in the 1980’s. Return to Central Dublin for the evening.
Depending on your return departure time, enjoy Dublin at your leisure before heading home with great memories of this exciting city.
You may wish to include or extend your stay to add some of these superb excursions from your base in Dublin:
Half day trip to Malahide Castle, the impressive medieval fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years inhabited by the same Talbot family
Full day trip to one of the most beautiful Irish medieval towns – Kilkenny – with a visit to the famous Kilkenny Castle