A Visit to Russborough House: Take a scenic drive from Port to west Wicklow, passing through the charming village of Blessington. Stop at Russborough House, a stunning Palladian mansion, for a guided tour. Marvel at the Lafranchini ceilings and exquisite art and furnishings. Learn about the house's rich history, from its construction by the first Earl of Milltown to the Beits couple who entertained famous guests like Jackie Onassis and Fred Astaire. A tour of Russborough House is a must-see for art lovers, historians, and anyone seeking inspiration.
Sheepdog Experience: Following your memorable guided tour, you will get the chance to witness expertly trained sheepdogs in action as they manage the Wicklow cheviot sheep. Learn about the history of collie dogs in Wicklow and Ireland and experience a real Irish tradition. After the demonstration, enjoy free time to explore the grounds and café. Relax on the return drive to your awaiting cruise ship.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk/stand for the duration of the visit. Guests must be able to get on/off the motorcoach without assistance. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Guests with walking difficulties should take this into account.
What to Bring: Local currency for purchases and comfortable walking shoes.
Good to Know: Order of tour may vary.