We start with a local departure by coach for our journey to Wales and the ferry crossing to Ireland. We make our way to the Royal Hotel at Bray. This is splendidly situated in the centre of town. All rooms have private facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gymnasium. (Some facilities chargeable).
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During your stay we have included these great excursions:
- We take you to central Dublin. There will be time for personal shopping or sightseeing. During the day we have included admission to the world famous Guinness Storehouse – this provides an unforgettable welcome and magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand. There are 7 floors bringing to life the rich history of Guinness telling the story from its origins at St James’ Gate to its growth as a global brand. You can see the ingredients and on the 4th floor pour your very own perfect pint. To round things off we visit the Gravity Bar with its breathtaking panoramic views over Dublin city. Here you can enjoy your perfect pint of Guinness
- A tour taking in the spectacular Wicklow Mountains. We also call in at Mount Usher - one of Ireland's greatest gardens. They consist of 22 acres with the Varty River running through. There are 4,500 different varieties of trees, shrubs and plants. Mount Usher was voted the best garden to visit in Ireland by BBC Gardeners World magazine. Monty Don has nominated it as one of his favourite gardens to visit anywhere. Admission extra.
Day at leisure. You may wish to return to central Dublin or visit the sea front at Bray.
We will also send you details before departure of a special show at the legendary Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub. Whether you are a passionate follower of Irish ballads and music or maybe looking to experience Irish culture for the first time the show is a ‘must see’!
On day 5 we have an early breakfast – this may be ‘Continental’ only – before making our way to the ferry port for the ferry crossing back to the UK. Ferries usually depart at approximately 08.00 – 08.30 hours.