7 Day Garden Tour Of Ireland

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Day 1Dublin
Day 2Kildare
Day 3Enniscorthy
Day 4Ballymaloe House and Gardens
Day 5County Cork
Day 6Garnish Island and Seal Island
Day 7Cliffs of Moher
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7 Day Garden Tour Of Ireland

Starting At $2,699/Person

Join us on a 7 day tour of the beautiful gardens of Ireland. Ireland’s climate helps foster some of the finest and most diverse gardens in the world. 

Our tour will take you to a myriad of venues. You’ll visit castle gardens, island gardens, and Victorian walled gardens to name a few. Please check out the itinerary and prepare to visit some of the most beautiful gardens on Earth. 

Excursions Included

  • Malahide Castle, Gardens & Butterfly House
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Irish National Stud
  • Japanese Gardens
  • St. Fiachra's Gardens
  • Powerscourt House, Garden & Waterfall
  • Tourin House & Gardens
  • Lismore Castle & Gardens
  • Ballymaloe House & Gardens
  • Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
  • Coolmore Bees
  • Tickets To Celtic Steps
  • Ferry to Garnish & Seal Islands

Hotel Accommodations

  • 4 Stars And Above

Ground Transportation

  • Luxury Coach With WiFi On Board
  • Professional Driver and Guide

Meals Included

  • Day 2Breakfast
  • Day 3Breakfast
  • Day 4Breakfast
  • Day 5Breakfast
  • Day 6Breakfast

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 1

Arrive In Dublin, Ireland

Malahide Castle, Gardens & Butterfly House. Parts of the Castle date back to the 12th century, set in an estate of over 260 acres. The ornamental gardens adjoining the castle cove an area of 22 acres. The walled botanical garden in home to Ireland’s only Butterfly house, containing 20 exotic species of butterfly for you to explore. In all the gardens contain over 5000 different species and varieties of plants. National Botanic Gardens. Located in Glasnevin in County Dublin, the Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine collection of over 15,000 plant species from a variety of habitats around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored glass house.

Today's Agenda

  • Malahide Castle, Gardens & Butterfly House
  • National Botanic Gardens

Day 2

Kildare, Ireland

Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens & St. Fiachra’s Gardens. Located in Tully in County Kildare, the National Stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding facility but are also renowned throughout the world for their gardens. The iconic Japanese Garden was created in 1906 and was laid out by Japanese master horticulturist Tassa Eida. St Fiachra’s Garden was created in 1999 in honour of the patron saint of gardens. It is a wholly different garden, with a monastic feel. Equally satisfying feel.

Powerscourt House, Garden & Waterfall, are located in County Wicklow. The gardens were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The gardens covers 47 acres and is very diverse, from it’s Formal Garden to its Italian Garden and much much more. Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 398ft and is surround by Beech, Oak, Larch & Pine trees, some of which were planted 200 years ago.

Today's Agenda

  • Irish National Stud
  • Japanese Gardens
  • St Fiachra’s Garden
  • Powersourt House, Garden & Waterfall

Day 3

Enniscorthy

Tourin House & Garden, Cappoquin Co. Waterford, is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater. An Italianate style villa of classical proportions, the house dates
back to 1841. The gardens & woodlands date back even further to 1560 and have been lovingly created by countless generations. It now covers 15 acres and includes a walled garden & a pleasure garden.

Lismore Castle & Gardens, a short distance down the road also in Co. Waterford. The Castle itself is a private residence, but the gardens are. The garden in divided into two sections, both located within the Castle ground, so the setting is stunning. They cover an area of 7 acres and the meandering paths allow you to explore its beauty.

Today's Agenda

  • Tourin House & Garden
  • Lismore Castle & Gardens

Day 4

Ballymaloe House & Gardens

Ballymaloe House, Garden Tour, Lunch & Cookery Demo. Today we will visit one of the most famous cookery schools in Ireland, their garden and organic farm. The garden is diverse and includes an ornamental fruit garden, a soft fruit garden, a herb garden, pleasure garden to name but a few. Ballymaloe cookery school sits on a 100-acre organic farm. You will find out about sustainable food production and organic composting. You will have lunch on site and in the afternoon you will get to participate in a food demonstration (please not Ballymaloe is always very busy and
must be booked well in advance).

Today's Agenda

  • Ballymaloe House & Gardens
  • Food Demonstration

Day 5

Cork

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Carrigtwohill, Cork. Fota House is a 19 th century Regency house. The Arboretum contains an extensive selection of trees and shrubs extending over an area of 27 acres. You will find many rare trees and exotic plants due to its coastal location. A must see.
Coolmore Bees, Carrigaline, Cork, home to the native black bee. Learn the importance of bees and get to see the handling of the bees.

 

Today's Agenda

  • Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
  • Coolmore Bees

Day 6

Garnish Island & Seal Island

Garnish Island & Seal Island. Today we are heading to West Cork and will take a
short ferry trip 15 minutes, to the stunning Garnish Island. On en-route to Garnish Island, you will enjoy the magnificent views of the bay and also stop off to visit Seal Island and its colony of harbour seals. The seals are vey photogenic and happy to pose for photos!! Continuing to Garnish Island, it has to be seen to be believed. The unique island plays host  to a multitude of varieties of plants. The island is a rainbow of colours during the summer. The island has a wonderful history and its unusual micro
climate allows a range of exotic subtropical plants to flourish. There are many walks and interesting buildings on the island.

Celtic Steps – you will experience a wonderful evening of traditions Irish dance, music
and song.

Today's Agenda

  • Garnish Island
  • Seal Island
  • Celtic Steps Show In Killarney

Day 7

Cliffs Of Moher

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare. No trip to Ireland would be complete without seeing the famous Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs stretch for 14km and are 509ft high. They are spectacular. The visitor centre gives a great history to the cliffs and the multitude of birds that inhabit it, including puffins.

The Burren, located just north of the Cliffs of Moher, is a karst landscape of bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial ear limestone, with cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. The Burren is also home to about 1100 species of plants, which about three quarters of the total flora of 1400 plant species found in the whole of Ireland.

 

Today's Agenda

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren

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