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    10 Day Small Group Tour from London to Dublin with APT

    Experience England and Ireland’s flower and garden shows with a Botanical Guide on a small group tour. Visit the Chelsea Flower Show before arriving in Ireland to visit the Dublin in Bloom Show and private Irish gardens.

    Day By Day

    Day 1 Private Gardens of London
    Commence your tour at 8.30am at the London hotel. Cruise the River Thames and visit private and barge gardens before arriving in West Sussex. Stay Two Nights: Chichester, The Goodwood Hotel


    Day 2 Private Gardens of West Sussex
    Today enjoy a visit to the Regency State Apartments at Goodwood House. Here you will see astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto’s stunning views of the City of London as well as portraits of the Kings and Queens of England. Also visit private gardens of West Sussex and meet their owners.


    Day 3 Arundel Castle and Loseley Park Gardens
    Arrive at the picture perfect Arundel Castle and discover its themed gardens. Visit Loseley Park to explore the privately owned gardens. Arrive in London and this evening enjoy a special dinner and lecture on the Chelsea Flower Show. Stay Two Nights: London, St. James Court Hotel


    Day 4 Chelsea Flower Show
    Enjoy a full day to experience the famous Chelsea Flower Show which has been delighting visitors for over 150 years. This is the ‘mecca’ of all garden shows, and one that every garden enthusiast should attend. Also take a look at Chelsea in Bloom as the shopfronts around Sloane Square are specially decorated for this event.


    Day 5 London to Dublin
    After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dublin. Arrive into Dublin and be transferred to your hotel in County Wicklow. Stay Two Nights: County Wicklow, Powerscourt Spa Hotel


    Day 6 Mount Usher Gardens
    This morning visit Mount Usher Gardens set on the banks of the River Vartry. Take a tour of the romantic garden and enjoy time for lunch. This afternoon have free time to enjoy the tranquillity of your hotel.


    Day 7 Powerscourt Gardens to Dublin
    This morning tour Powerscourt Gardens, then visit a private garden, with a rare fusion of design and plantings. Stay Three Nights: Dublin, Shelbourne Hotel set on St. Stephen’s Green


    Day 8 Dublin Private Gardens
    This morning visit a selection of beautiful private gardens in Dublin and meet their owners. This afternoon visit the National Botanic Gardens, with its classically Victorian design and historic glasshouse, this is Ireland’s premier botanic gardens.


    Day 9 Kildare Gardens
    This morning visit Lodge Park Walled Gardens, a restored 18th century garden consisting of a box-edged and yew central path. Next see Coolcarrigan House and Gardens, with its unusual collection of trees and shrubs. Then visit the Japanese Gardens, located on the same site as the Irish National Stud, and acclaimed as one of the finest gardens in Europe.


    Day 10 Dublin In Bloom Festival and Depart Dublin
    Spend the day at the Dublin in Bloom Festival, showcasing the best from Ireland’s garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Afterwards transfer to Dublin Airport for your onward flight.


    Trip Inclusions

    • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
    • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
    • Economy flight from London to Dublin
    • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
    • Stay in good quality, centrally located hotels

    Journey Highlights

    • Enjoy time at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show
    • Explore Ireland’s leading garden show, Dublin in Bloom
    • Visit ionic gardens including Loseley Park, Arundel Castle, Mount Usher, Powerscourt, Dublin Botanic Gardens and more

    Included Meals

    • 16 included meals over the course of your trip

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
    • Medium Fitness level – involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required