Dublin, Wicklow & the Valley of Kings
This tour takes you from Ireland's vibrant capital, Dublin, to the beautiful scenery of Powerscourt and the Wicklow Mountains before heading back in time to explore some important moments in Ireland's history at sites such as Newgrange and the site of Battle of the Boyne.
Suggested itinerary for Group Travel Coach Tour Holidays
Depart the UK.
Arrive in Dunboyne and check into your hotel.
Morning sightseeing in Dublin and afternoon free.
Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin city sights - see Christchurch and St. Patricks Cathedrals, Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, Temple Bar, the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and the fascinating Dublin Castle. Afternoon is free to explore the city further, from shopping on Grafton Street, to relaxing in St. Stephen's Green, or experiencing the beating heart of the city in one of its numerous drinking establishments.
Powerscourt Estate and Wicklow Mountains.
Today, visit the impressive Powerscourt Estate where you'll explore the beautiful landscaped gardens. At 121m high, Ireland's highest waterfall is also located on the estate. After lunch travel onto Glendalough, a glacial valley famous for its 6th century monastic settlement and start of the 'Valley of the Two Lakes', then passing the Wicklow Gap, we enjoy stunning scenic views of Wicklow's countryside and the two Blessington Lakes.
'Valley of the Kings'.
A chance to visit Newgrange, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage ancient royal burial site, dated 3,200BC, older than the Egyptian pyramids! Afterwards head north to the site of the Battle of Boyne, the location of one of the most pivotal battles in Irish history between the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William. Finally, we visit the churchyards of Monasterboice, home to some of the best examples of Celtic high crosses in Ireland.
Return to the UK.
After breakfast we return to the ferry port for the return crossing home