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Lonely Planet Germany

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1. Day #1
Day 1

Following flight into Dublin airport arrive at overnight accommodation in Wicklow at The Perch Cottage.

Dinner at Sha Roe.

2. Day #2
Day 2


Wicklow Way

Take a walk along the Wicklow Way.

Head to Glendalough, a glacial valley in Wicklow with spectacular views. It’s renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. The Poulanass and St. Kevin’s Cell Walk covers 1.2km, takes around 45 minutes and rewards you with views over the Upper Lake.

There are lots of other walking routes around Glendalough of varying distances – if you’d like to look at alternatives, go to https://visitwicklow.ie/?s=glendalough+walks 



Brittas Bay

This 5km stretch of beach is thought to have been the initial landing point of St Patrick in Ireland.

Drive back towards The Perch at Kilquiggin, approx. 1 hour drive from Brittas Bay. Be sure to turn off the M11 at Junction 20 and take the route via Avoca, for a more scenic route.

Dinner at the Dying Cow Pub

Overnight @ The Perch Cottage.

3. Day #3
Day 3

Day 3


Hook Lighthouse

Check out of The Perch and drive to Hook Lighthouse – drive approx. 2 hours.

Hook is the world’s oldest operational lighthouse, having stood for over 800 years.

Lunch: The Lightkeeper’s House Café, located in the former keepers houses next to the Lighthouse. The café is known for its Hook Head Seafood Chowder and bread from its in-house bakery.



Enjoy a guided tour at House of Waterford Crystal

The House of Waterford Crystal is located in Waterford, Ireland, a Viking city built in 914 AD. This esteemed factory is the beating heart of the world’s luxury crystal manufacture and is where the most intricate, authentic and masterful crystal pieces come to life.

Drive to your overnight accommodation at Forth Mountain - FurtherSpace.

Dinner: Food hamper in your pod accommodation.

4. Day #4
Day 4


Enjoy a relaxed morning in County Wexford. Some suggested activities:

The Makers House Wexford - Eighteen Wexford Designer Makers exhibiting and selling a stunning range of art, candles, ceramics, enamel, jewellery, paintings, photography, pottery, print, sculpture, sea glass, stained glass, leatherwork in the heart of Wexford town.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve - Located on flat farmland that was reclaimed from the sea in the 1840s, it covers about 200 hectares of the North Slob and is part of the larger Wexford Slobs and Harbour Special Protected Area.


Lunch at La Marine Bistro at Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa.

Drive to Rosslare Ferry Port ready for evening crossing to Wales.

Drive to your overnight accommodation in Pembrokeshire.

Stay overnight at Llys Meddyg Hotel & Restaurant

5. Day #5
Day 5


St Davids

Visit St Davids Cathedral – approx. 45 minute drive.

Resting place of Saint David, or ‘Dewi Sant’ in Welsh, patron saint of Wales, the cathedral has stood as a place of holiness and pilgrimage for over 800 years. In medieval times, it was said that two pilgrimages to St Davids were equal to one to Rome..


Lunch suggestions:

Grain – for pizza with a local twist.  

Whitesands Beach House – for authentic fish and chips on the beach. You could visit here as a good starting point before this afternoon’s walk (details below).



Walk a stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

6km, 1 hr 15 mins, this trail explores one of the most dramatic headlands in Pembrokeshire and looks out towards an island-dotted seascape as you walk across a wild landscape full of rocky outcrops, prehistoric monuments, and a fantastic array of coastal wildlife. Starting point: Whitesands Car Park.


Dinner at Llys Meddyg.

Stay overnight at Llys Meddyg Hotel & Restaurant

6. Day #6
Day 6


Check out at Llys Meddyg and drive to Dha Mile Distillery – approx. 45 minute drive. On route visit the Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber, an ancient Neolithic tomb.   


Tour, lunch, and whisky tasting at Dà Mhìle Distillery at 12pm.

Drive to your overnight accommodation in Ceredigion.

Stay overnight at Noyadd Trefawr.

Noyadd Trefawr was one of the most important houses and estates in West Wales for much of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 

Dinner at Yr Hen Printworks.

7. Day #7
Day 7


Check in at Brown’s Hotel.


Walk in the footsteps of a Welsh cultural icon at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. It’s almost impossible to mention the town of Laugharne without mentioning ‘Dylan Thomas’ in the next breath. He is synonymous with the place. And no visit to Laugharne is complete without a pilgrimage to The Boathouse, where Dylan lived with his wife and family in the last years of his life.


Lunch: Boathouse Tearooms.


After lunch, head back towards the village and follow Dylan’s Birthday Walk, named after it provided the inspiration for his famous Poem in October. It starts at Laugharne castle and provides beautiful views of the Taf estuary.


Dinner at Dexters at Brown’s.

8. Day #8
Day 8


Drive to Fishguard ferry port ready for crossing to Ireland

Drive to your overnight accommodation in Waterford – approx. 1 hour 30-minute drive.

Stay overnight at Tannery.

Dinner at The Tannery.

9. Day #9
Day 9


Waterford City

Check out at the Tannery and drive to Waterford for a  morning exploring.

The Waterford Viking Triangle, part of the city’s cultural and heritage area, sits in the original footprint of the settlement. It’s said that there’s ‘1,000 years of history within 1,000 paces’, with a trio of museums showcasing the city’s Viking, Medieval and Georgian history.


Drive to Dublin Airport for your flight home.