Excursions

While in Ireland, ensure you take time to explore. Dublin is a vibrant youthful city with a lot to offers its visitors.

There are many opportunities to visit the sights and tourist destinations of Dublin. Visit the Book of Kells in Trinity Library and its beautiful campus grounds, The National Art Gallery or take a tour of the Whiskey Museum or famous Guinness Storehouse, whilst you attend the World Potato Congress.

The congress office is ready to assist with queries and additional suggestions to help plan your time in Ireland.

A wide range of tailor-made tour options is available to delegates attending the WPC 2021. Tours can be booked as part of your conference registration or can be added to your booking at a later date.

For further details please contact registration@wpc2021.com or call us on 00353 1 4003626.

Please note:
All tours are subject to a minimum number of bookings. If the minimum number of bookings is not reached, the tour will be cancelled. Two weeks’ notice will be given of such a cancellation. Alternative tour option will be offered or the payment made will be refunded.

WPC Tour Excursions

SUNDAY, 30 MAY 2021

  • CLIFFS OF MOHER TOUR -FULL DAY TOUR
    95
    Travel with us to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare located on Ireland’s wild rugged Atlantic coast. The cliffs are the highest cliffs in Europe at 214 meters/700 feet high and were recently voted as the seventh most wonderful heritage site in the world, a global poll conducted by UNESCO.

    Arriving at the Cliffs of Moher make sure to visit the Atlantic Edge – an exciting interpretive centre and a new Visitor Experience. Situated in a large domed cave, see photographs, exhibits, displays and experiences that will enchant all who visit. Continue the tour through the dome and experience a virtual reality Cliff face adventure known as THE LEDGE, shown in the audio visual theatre allowing you to experience life at the cliff face both above and below sea level.

    Moving outside the visitor centre enjoy a walk along the Cliff face and experience for yourself the exhilarating freedom and the power of nature at work. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres along the western seaboard of County Clare. Visit O’Brien’s Tower which stands proudly on a headland off these wonderful Cliffs and see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.

    Date: Sunday, 30th May*
    Departure Time: 07:30
    Departure Location: The RDS
    Return Time: 18:00
    Ticket Price: €95.00 per person (Lunch included)
    *Subject to minimum numbers


MONDAY, 31 MAY 2021

  • Dublin City Walking Tour
    20
    Get to know Dublin city on foot! Your guide will walk you through Dublin, showing you the key sights and imparting their knowledge on the history of Ireland. The group will be picked up from the conference venue and make their way into the city where they will discover the best of Dublin, enjoy intriguing history, architecture, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins. Dublin has so many great places to see, all with their own fascinating stories and history. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Monday, 31st May *
    Departure Time: 10:00
    Departure Location: RDS
    Return time: ~13:00
    Ticket Price: €20.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers


TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 2021

  • Dublin Coach Guided Tour with Trinity College, Book of Kells & EPIC Museum Tour
    65
    Participants will be collected by private coach and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to Trinity College Dublin where you will be welcomed at the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Then you will visit the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, which is an interactive experience that tells the dramatic story of the millions of Irish people who left the island. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date:  Tuesday, 1st June*
    Departure Time: 10:00
    Departure Location: The RDS
    Return Time: 15:00
    Ticket Price: €65.00 per person
    *Subject to minimum numbers


WEDNESDAY, 2 JUNE 2021

  • GLENDALOUGH AND POWERSCOURT GARDENS TOUR
    65
    Guests on this tour will enjoy stunning scenery and a glimpse of Ireland’s monastic past at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, Glendalough (meaning glen of two lakes) is a former glacial valley renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement. For thousands of years people have been drawn to Glendalough for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys. From the gentle wilds of Glendalough, guests are then taken to the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt House & Gardens. Powerscourt House and Gardens is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous estate. Gracing the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the 18th century mansion was partially destroyed by fire in 1974. A long restoration project ensued and an exhibition now brings its rich history to life. Also onsite is Ireland’s premier shopping emporium, Avoca Handweavers. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Wednesday, 2nd June*
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Departure Location: The RDS
    Return Time: 15:00
    Ticket Price: €65.00 per person
    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Dublin City Walking Tour
    20
    Get to know Dublin city on foot! Your guide will walk you through Dublin, showing you the key sights and imparting their knowledge on the history of Ireland. The group will be picked up from the conference venue and make their way into the city where they will discover the best of Dublin, enjoy intriguing history, architecture, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins. Dublin has so many great places to see, all with their own fascinating stories and history. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Wednesday, 2nd June*
    Departure Time: 09:00
    Departure Location: RDS
    Return time: ~12:00
    Ticket Price: €20.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers