Holiday Itinerary - Kilkenny, Waterford & the Wicklow Mountains

Day 1

We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We travel on to our hotel in Kilkenny, arriving in time for a late dinner.

Day 2 - Waterford & Suir Valley Railway & House of Waterford Crystal

We start the day with a scenic heritage train journey on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, taking in the panoramic views as we travel along the picturesque banks of the River Suir and the beautiful Suir Valley.

We continue on to the thriving maritime city of Waterford, where we visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Our guided tour takes us through the home of the world famous Waterford Crystal’s manufacturing facility where we learn how the stunning crystal is made, including demonstrations from the Master craftsmen using the traditional methods of mouth blowing, hand finishing, sculpting and engraving.

Day 3 - Wicklow Mountains National Park & Powerscourt Gardens

We head into the Wicklow Mountains National Park which covers 20,000 hectares of stunning mountain scenery, with vast sweeps of heather-clad moorland, hills, bogland, deep glacial valleys and lakes. The mountains are also home to a variety of wildlife habitats.

Afterwards, we continue on to the beautiful Powerscourt Gardens, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Sugarloaf Mountain and boasting a wonderful blend of striking terraces, fine statuary, ornamental lakes and a wide variety of trees. Designed from 1731 onwards and stretching over 47 acres, the estate includes formal walled gardens, distinctive Italian and Japanese gardens and the Pepperpot Tower, modelled on a pepper pot from Lord Powerscourt’s dining table!

Day 4 - Kilkenny & Rock of Cashel

This morning, we spend some time at leisure in the charming medieval town of Kilkenny with its many walking trails through pretty laneways, 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedrl and historic castle.

Later, we head west to visit the iconic Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most spectacular archaeological sites, set on a rocky outcrop. The collection of medieval buildings includes a 12thcentury round tower, 13th-century Gothic cathedral and 15th-century castle.

Day 5 - Dublin

Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. Once Europe’s fifth largest city with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, Dublin is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world with numerous friendly pubs serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6

We check out of our hotel very early to catch the ferry back to Holyhead; therefore a voucher will be provided to enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival in Holyhead, we continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning.

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6 days by coach - Kilkenny, Waterford & the Wicklow Mountains

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27 June £499 : £465 5 September £499 : £465
11 July £499 : £465 19 September £499 : £465

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Kilkenny, Waterford & the Wicklow Mountains

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Join us on an exploration of the beautiful landscapes of south-east Ireland, from the glorious peaks, lakes and bogs of the Wicklow Mountains National Park to the sublime Powerscourt Gardens. We combine this stunning scenery with the historic cities of Kilkenny and Waterford, home of the world famous Waterford Crystal.

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At a glance Kilkenny, Waterford & the Wicklow Mountains

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 4 nights at the 3-star Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny with dinner & breakfast (includes farewell gala dinner)
  • 1 night at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner
  • 1 breakfast on the return ferry home
  • Glass of wine or beer with dinner every evening at the Springhill Court Hotel
  • Excursions to the House of Waterford Crystal, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens, Rock of Cashel & Dublin
  • Heritage train journey on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
  • Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland


Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£14pp)

Ireland coast

Accommodation on tour

Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny

The 3-star Springhill Court Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny. The hotel features comfortable, well-equipped rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also features a bistro and bar plus a leisure club and spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym.

We also spend the last night of our stay at a conveniently located 3-star hotel in the Dublin area.

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

Covid 19

Please note: tour itineraries, hotel entertainment and use of leisure facilities will be subject to government guidelines.


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