Welcome on a student weekend tour to Ireland - Dublin & The Wicklow Mountains.
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year. Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.
Student Top Attractions in Ireland
Friday - overnight travel on ferry
Evening departure by coach from the South of England, with a refreshment stop en-route to South Wales and the port of Pembroke where we will take the ferry sailing to Ireland where we will arrive early morning. Cabins are available on-board the ferry at an extra charge should you wish to get a few hours sleep before arrival Saturday morning (approx £15 per person). These can be booked and paid for at the ships reception or you can use the reclining seat lounges free of charge.
Saturday - St Patrick's Day in Dublin
On arrival at the Port of Rosslare in Ireland we will continue our journey by coach to Dublin where we will begin our day with a walking tour of the sights such as the Liffey Bridge, Temple Bar, Trinity College and Guinness Brewery, which you can visit (extra charges). You will have some free time to enjoy the St Patrick's day celebrations and parades as well as explore the museums & shops during the afternoon.
Sunday - Optional Wicklow Mountain Tour - €45/£35
After breakfast you can join our optional tour into the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Our first stop will be at the ancient Celtic Monastery at Glendolough before continuing to the pretty village of Avoca for lunch. There will be a further stop at Powerscourt Gardens (including admission ticket) and the Sugar Loaf Mountain before we continue back along the coast to Dublin for the evening and an opportunity to enjoy some more traditional Irish hospitality around the famous Temple Bar area.
Those who would like to stay in Dublin will have free time to explore the city or do some shopping at famous Grafton Street or Henry Street.
Sunday night in hotel .
Monday - return home
Early morning check out from the hotel*, we take the ferry from Dublin port to Holyhead in North Wales and begin our journey home, with arrival home in the evening.
(*no breakfast is included at the hotel Monday morning but can be taken on board the ferry during the return crossing)
Irish Visa Information Note
Please read the following Irish visa information.
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
All rooms are based on 3/4 people sharing with en-suite bathroom and breakfast included on Sunday morning. There is a Tram rail link a few minutes walk from the hotel with direct access to the city centre for those that wish to stay out late in the evening to enjoy some traditional Irish hospitality (Tram ticket is approx €5 return).