This short break to the East Coast of Ireland is ﬁlled with treats including a guided rail tour, a scenic river cruise plus more!
This year we include a visit to Kilkenny, the heritage capital of Ireland.
First day We take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and then on to the resort of Bray where we are met with tea and biscuits. Our last evening meal is accompanied by a free glass of wine.
Tours whilst at resort
A We make our way to Kilkenny. As Ireland’s Medieval Capital it has a mixture of rich cultural heritage, beautiful street-scapes and great shopping to oﬀer.
B We begin today with a journey on Ireland’s oldest railway, following the coast from Bray, through Dublin to Malahide. We are accompanied by a local tour guide and enjoy a panorama of city, coast and countryside. Upon arrival at the seaside resort of Malahide we are served tea and scones. Following free time in Malahide we return to Bray with a scenic journey via Howth.
C To Dublin for a river cruise that glides under Dublin’s historic bridges whilst we gaze at iconic buildings from a unique vantage point and our expert guide describes the highlights of Irish history. In the afternoon we are free to enjoy Dublin. Maybe visit the home of a monumental Irish success story, The Guinness Storehouse which is a 7-storey visitor experience dedicated to Ireland’s world-famous stout and has itself become Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction with over a million visitors a year (entry not included).
Last day Time for the morning ferry from Dublin back to Holyhead. Breakfast will be served on board, and then the journey home.
- Return coach travel
- Ferry crossings
- Tours as indicated
- Admissions: Guided train ride and boat trip
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast (except on last morning when included on boat) and evening meal
Royal Hotel, Bray
3 star hotel with leisure facilities.
- SATELITTE TV
- STEAM ROOM