Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Wicklow and Dublin
Heart of Wicklow – Weekend Winter Warmer
On this Winter Warmer tour you’ll enjoy the buzz of Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital, as well as the coastal serenity of Bray, situated in the heart of Wicklow, an oasis from the fast paced city but still within close distance to the city centre.
Whilst visiting Dublin, enjoy the newly opened Dublin Liberties Distillery, located in a 300-year-old former mill and tannery. Once you’ve had your knowledge fill of Whiskey, head out to explore some of the city’s best attractions.
A Heart of Wicklow tour wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the stunning county countryside. Nestled amongst the lush rolling hills are pretty little glens, cascading waterfalls, glassy lakes and intimate villages. Take some time to explore the Irish National Stud and Gardens or Powerscourt Estate. Alternatively, you could simply enjoy the seaside delights of Bray.
The Heart of Wicklow – Weekend Winter Warmer tour truly captures everything that this beautiful country has to offer.
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November 2022 - February 2023
Suggested Itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Sail or fly to Dublin. Arrive in the city and make your way to County Wicklow to check into your hotel for the next three nights.
The Dublin Liberties Distillery and free time in Dublin
This morning we call into the new attraction, Dublin Liberties Distillery. Opened in 2018, this working Irish Whiskey Distillery combines traditional distillation with the latest technology. Guests will be guided through the full production process and the tour will obviously culminate in the Tasting Bar – the best part! – with some other opportunities to taste along the tour route! Your tour guide will entertain you with some wonderful stories on characters who lived over many years in the Liberties area of Dublin – the capital’s historic heartland. In the afternoon there is free time to explore this wonderful city.
Free time in Bray and the Wicklow Mountains
Today, you’ll have free time to explore everything County Wicklow has to offer. Visit the impressive Powerscourt Estate or the Irish National Stud and Gardens. Travel to Glendalough, a glacial valley famous for its 6th century monastic settlement and start of the ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’, later passing the Wicklow Gap, where you can enjoy stunning scenic views of Wicklow’s countryside and the two Blessington Lakes. Alternatively, you can take in the coastal delights of Bray, the biggest town in County Wicklow, also known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland. Excellent transport links in to Dublin are available for anyone looking for extra time in the city centre.
After breakfast start your journey home either boarding the ferry from Dublin Port or flying home.
Featured Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays in July 2019
The Royal Hotel, Bray ***
Situated just 25 minutes’ drive from Dublin’s city centre, the family friendly Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club is situated in the heart of Bray, Co. Wicklow. The hotel is surrounded by breath taking scenery, wonderful mountain walks and historic houses and gardens. It is only a 5-minute walk from Bray seafront and guests have free access to the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna, and spa bath.
The Royal Hotel offers 125 en suite bedrooms, each including tea & coffee facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, TV and free WIFI. Guests can dine in McGettigan’s Bray restaurant & bar, which offers a modern Irish dining experience and award-winning food. The bar offers a variety of beers, wines and spirits, as well as local bands performing every weekend. Coach parking and lift access is available at the hotel.
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights||Single Supplement|
|November 2022 – February 2023||From £219.00 per person||From £69.00 per person|
*All prices include return ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin.