Best of Town and Country

8.5 hours | Dublin | DUB-150
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Points of Interest

  • Trinity College
  • Glendalough
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, narrated drive through Dublin to Christchurch Cathedral. En route, you will witness the city's major sites, such as St. Stephen's Green, O'Connell Street, and the city's Georgian District, including Merrion Square. You will take in views of Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university. Departing Christchurch Cathedral and Dublin City begin your journey to Glendalough (the glen of two lakes).

Leaving the city of Dublin you will encounter the wild heather-covered glens and tranquil landscapes for which the Irish countryside is famous. Soon you will be traveling into the green and uncrowded Wicklow Mountains with their rounded summits, lush valleys and the impressive 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough.

Before visiting Glendalough you will stop at the Woodenbridge Hotel and Lodge located in the vale of Avoca. After a delicious lunch overlooking the Aughrim River, you will drive to Avoca Village and the Avoca Hand Weavers, the oldest woolen mills in the country. Here, you're free to browse and shop for Irish goods.

Upon arriving at Glendalough, you will marvel at the settlement founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk who died about 618 A.D. The ruins, tucked into a glen with two small lakes, include the remains of early churches, a roofless cathedral and a well-preserved round tower dating back from the 10th century. This most romantic of monastic sites was one of Ireland's greatest pilgrimage centers up to the middle of the 19th century. During your visit, you will enjoy a special audio-visual presentation highlighting Glendalough and the history of monasticism in Ireland.

Your tour concludes with a return drive through the Wicklow Hills and the rugged landscape of the Vale of Clara, home to the smallest village in Ireland.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN DUBLIN.

The return drive from Glendalough back to Dublin is approximately 90 minutes.

Glendalough is a very popular tourist sight, expect crowding.

Glendalough is pronounced 'glen-da-lock.'

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a narrated scenic drive enroute to visit Christchurch Cathedral

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
6
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Continue journey to Avoca for brief free time

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Continue journey to a leading hotel in the Irish countryside for Lunch

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit Glendalough

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No