Shon’s Treasures of Ireland is back for 2020, but this time we are heading up the East Coast of Ireland and deep into the Wicklow Mountains. Shon will be ready to welcome you with open arms as we cross the Irish Sea for a break to remember in Ireland’s Ancient East.
-3 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
-Luxury Coach Travel
-Return Ferry Crossing
-Full Day Guided Tour
-Wiklow Brewery Tour
-Avoca Handweavers Talk
-Entry to Irish Heritage Park
-Entry to Powerscourt House and gardens
The Arklow Bay Hotel and Spa overlooks the sea and is just a short walk from Arklow town. The hotel offers tasty food, an impressive leisure club and 91 rooms, some with spectacular sea views.
Day One - We depart Crymych mid-morning and make our way to Fishguard for our afternoon crossing to Rosslare. We then head North to our hotel The Arklow Bay Hotel. Our three-course evening meal will be served.
Day Two - After a full Irish Breakfast, we depart for a full guided tour of the Wicklow Mountains. Our guide will tell us all about the wonderful history and stories of this area that has long been Ireland’s ancient East. We then return to our hotel.
Day Three - Today we head North to Powerscourt house and Gardens. One of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! Powerscourt Gardens were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and an ornamental lake. After a morning visit here we head South through the Wicklow mountains to The Wicklow Brewery. Your guide will tell you all about the origins of the Wicklow Brewery and explain how we make our beers from the milling of the grain in the malt mill to the kegging at the end.
Day Four – Sadly, it’s time to depart, but our time together in the Emerald Isle is not over yet. This morning we visit the famous Avoca Handweavers where we will have a short talk and demonstration before some free time to enjoy the café and shop. This afternoon we make our way to the Irish National Heritage Centre located just outside Wexford town in the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East. The park is a unique heritage experience that brings to life over 9000 years of Irish history. Take a journey through Pre-Historic Ireland. It’s then time to head back to Rosslare for our crossing back to Fishguard.