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Springtime in Ireland & Tulips at Powerscourt

Ireland in Springtime

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr 2024: A 5 Day Escourted Coach Holiday to Ireland in Springtime with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April 2024




Discover Powerscourt in spring, when the estate is ablaze with colour and over 10,000 tulips gently dance throughout the gardens. We also visit some fantastic attractions, including Kilkenny, Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, and the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating & legroom

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens

  • Distillery Tour/Tasting

  • Newbridge Silverware Visitors Centre

  • Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens & St. Fiachra’s Gardens


Not included: All Lunches.


A morning departure from as we travel to Holyhead and the early afternoon cruise sailing to Dublin. On arrival, we head direct to our hotel in Carlow where a warm welcome awaits and dinner is served in the hotel.


Breakfast in the hotel, we then head for the Wicklow Mountains for our visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens, 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 ornamental lakes, however the star of the show in springtime is the arrangement of over 14,000 tulips planted
in colourful displays at various points across the Estate, particularly in the Walled Garden and along the herbaceous border. Also included in our visit is a fascinating behind the scenes look at Powerscourt whiskey production with a Distillery Tour.


Today we visit the attractive medieval city of Kilkenny on the banks of the River
Nore, with its Elizabethan architecture and winding passages and lanes. Kilkenny has a
fascinating history and a thriving crafts industry. See the magnificent 12th century Kilkenny Castle
which overlooks the River Nore and the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre home to a selection of Irish
hand-crafted gifts in the city or why not visit the Medieval Mile Museum in the heart of St. Mary’s
church filled with artefacts and sculptures.


We visit Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre this morning to admire the range of
intricately crafted silverware including jewellery, tableware and gift items. This afternoon, we
enjoy time at the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, St. Fiachra’s Gardens, awash with
seasonal colours. We learn about the lives of the magnificent horses bred and stabled here and
can visit the new visitor centre, a purpose-built, interactive exhibition which takes us through
every stage of owning a racehorse.


Departing after breakfast we spend a little free time in Dublin before catching the
afternoon ferry to Holyhead and homeward bound.

Your Hotel


4* Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co Wicklow

Overlooking the lakeside wildlife reserve, The Arklow Bay Hotel is situated in the heart of County Wicklow, Ire-land’s garden county. Set in idyllic grounds the Arklow Bay Hotel offers 91 tastefully decorated bedrooms is the ideal base to explore and discover all that the beautiful county has to offer. Restaurant, Bar/lounge area. Leisure facilities include a 20-metre deck pool, state of the art gym, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.


Departure Date, Duration and Price:

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr 2024

4 Nights



Departs: 7.00am

Returns: 9.30pm



Single Room: £107 | Holiday Insurance £52.50

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)


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