Gardens of Ireland

May 24th-June 2nd, 2018

Itinerary Highlights

Friday, May 25th – Relaxing afternoon followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Killarney

Saturday, May 26th  Dunloe Castle Gardens, Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens. Free evening in Killarney. Overnight: Killarney

Sunday, May 27th Crossing Bantry Bay to visit Ilnacullin Garden. Continuing across the Beara peninsula to Derreen Garden where you will find magnificent views to the Caha Mountains. Dinner is included at the hotel in Killarney this evening. Overnight: Killarney

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Monday, May 28th – Leaving Killarney, we visit Annes Grove, Lismore Castle Gardens, and Waterford Crystal Factory before arriving at our hotel in Waterford where dinner will be awaiting us. Overnight: Waterford

Tuesday, May 29th  Visits to John F. Kennedy Arboretum, Kilmokea, and free evening in Waterford. Overnight: Waterford

Wednesday, May 30th Guided tours of Mount Usher Gardens and Killruddery House and Gardens. We then travel to our hotel in Dublin where dinner awaits us. Overnight: Dublin

Thursday, May 31st – Panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin with a local guide. Highlights include Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, as well as visit the delightful garden of renowned plantswoman and writer, Helen Dillon. Free evening in Dublin. Overnight: Dublin

Friday, June 1st – Today we will visit  Powerscourt House and Glendalough before a free afternoon in Dublin and a festive farewell Irish dinner complete with traditional music and entertainment. Overnight: Dublin

Saturday, June 2nd  Morning transfer to Dublin Airport for the return flight to the U.S. Alternatively, why not stay on for a few days to visit some gardens in the six counties of the North? Overnight: Home

Quick Facts

  • $3,890 per person based on double occupancy
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in first-class hotels
  • All ground transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 5 dinners
  • Discover Europe tour guide, Gavin Miller, throughout