David & Kathryn Canaday- Ireland

David & Kathryn Canaday

Thursday 23rd May – Monday 27th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Overview

Meeting friends and spending time in Ireland with a professional guide, your time in Dublin will be filled with local activities and unique experiences.
Staying in a central hotel, you will explore some of Dublins well known and hidden gems both in the city and out with visits to Glendalough and Bru na Boinne.
Your guide will add to the colour and experience with their own knowledge and skills and help you explore your days in our capital city.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 23rd May - Welcome to Dublin

Arriving in Ireland today, a private transfer will pick you up from the airport and whisk you into the city to your boutique hotel in the city centre.

Head out later this morning to enjoy a private walking tour with a local private guide through this vibrant capital city, with its mix of 1,000 years of architecture from the mediaeval to Georgian to modern. See the Georgian style Merrion Square, lush St. Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam Square, as well as O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Your guide is also a historian who will bring the city to life with colourful tales of life in the city in times gone by.

Connect with the Lehmans later this afternoon and enjoy a dinner in Dublin. We have some great restaurant recommendations for you and are happy to make reservations.

Overnight: Dublin | The Alex Hotel
Room Type: Executive King

Day 2 - Friday 24th May - Guided Day Exploring Dublin

Your private Wilderness Ireland guide will meet you this morning at your hotel and together you will spend the day exploring some of Dublin highlights and more off the beaten path experiences. The whole group is welcome to join you both or you may wish to spend this time with the guide on your own.
Starting off at The Little Museum of Dublin for a private guided tour with the owner and discover the story of Dublin in an elegant Georgian Townhouse before moving to a personal favourite Kilmainham Gaol. For over 100 years Kilmainham Gaol held thousands of men, women and children for crimes that ranged from minor offences to being involved in some of the most momentous events in Irish history. While most of the prisoners were common criminals, it also held political prisoners involved in Ireland’s struggle for independence. Included amongst those held here were Robert Emmet, Anne Devlin, the Fenians, Charles Stewart Parnell, Countess Markievicz and the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, 14 of whom were executed by firing squad in the Stonebreaker’s yard.

Still TBC if the GAA Experience is going ahead late this afternoon or if there is more time to explore Dublin with your guide.

Overnight: Dublin | The Alex Hotel
Room Type: Executive King

Day 3 - Saturday 25th May - Explore Glendalough Monastic Site

Today you get out of the city with your guide making your way to the Garden of Ireland, Wicklow and to its famed Powerscourt House and Gardens. Stretching over 47 acres and encompassing formal gardens, sweeping terraces, secret hollows and rambling walks, the Powerscourt Gardens have been voted in the Top Ten World’s Top Gardens by National Geographic.

The Wicklow Way is a 131 km long distance trail that crosses the Wicklow Mountains and one of its historic highlights is located at Glendalough. The Monastic City of Glendalough, founded by St Kevin in the 6th century became an important learning centre for early Christian monks and was the site of many viking raids and attacks over the years. Today the site is recognised for its historic importance with the addition of an interactive centre helping visualise the city in its former glory.

Overnight: Dublin | The Alex Hotel
Room Type: Executive King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 26th May - Bru Na Boinne

Today you visit and explore the Neolithic historical site, Brú na Bóinne. The World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne is Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape and is situated within a bend in the River Boyne. Brú na Bóinne is famous for the spectacular prehistoric passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth which were built circa 3200 BC. These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world and contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Western Europe.

For you final night in the city tonight, say goodbye to your guide before enjoying a final dinner at one of the many award winning restaurants Dublin has to offer.

Overnight: Dublin | The Alex Hotel
Room Type: Executive King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 27th May - Little Musuem Dublin & Depart

A short 15 minute walk from your hotel and you will find history, humour and hospitality in the much loved Little Museum of Dublin on a private tour. Housed in a beautiful Georgian building, your tour will reveal the history of a city that has undergone remarkable changes in the last 100 years, from the visit of Queen Victoria to the global success of U2.

Your private airport transfer will meet you at your hotel and take you on the return journey to Dublin Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Most meals as indicated above, breakfast daily and lunch days 2 to 4
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 4
  • Ground transportation from Day 2 to Day 4
    Private Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
    – Private Walking Tour Dublin
    – Guided Day in Wicklow incl Glendalough and Powerscourt House & Gardens
    – Guided day to Bru na Boinne with tour
    – Private Guided tour Little Museum Dublin
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Pricing Read More

Please not the above quote is in Euro and per person

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