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Dublin: Stopover, City Break

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 908

Ireland’s historic capital beckons on this short Dublin city break, designed to let you see the best of the city in limited time. Familiar, yet steeped firmly in its own unique culture, let this be your first stop in discovering the Emerald Isle.


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AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing Dublin where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!

This 5-day city break spends a day exploring Dublin a city that’s both unique, yet eerily familiar thanks to its history as a cultural hub. It then takes you on day trips to experience more of this beautiful country, including Cork in the south, and the Giant’s Causeway.

Start your break with the Dublin Tour, which combines highlights such as Dublin Zoo and Trinity College, while allowing you to hop on and off as you please, choosing from dozens of sights to create your perfect day.

A full day trip takes you to Cork, home to Blarney Castle and the famous namesake stone. You’ll also visit the Queenstown Story on Cork Harbour, the departure port for countless ships bound for the new world (including the Titanic).

Your final day trip takes you via Belfast to the Antrim Coast, where the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle overlook the sea. You’ll also have the option of a tutored whiskey tasting at Bushmills Distillery, your lunch stop for the day.

 


STAY LONGER IN DUBLIN. This idea can be extended and/or modified: Go to Day Trips for some ideas. They are just a sample as we can personalize your stay according to your interests, time available and budget. We look forward to being of service and organizing an awesome travel experience…for you!

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Accommodation in Dublin

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    Cassidy's Hotel



    Cassidys Hotel, Dublin 1, is situated in the heart of Dublins city centre opposite the famous Gate theatre on Upper O'Connell Street and close to everything a visitor to Dublin could want. Dublin's shopping districts and museums are all within a short stroll of Cassidys ...

    Cassidys Hotel, Dublin 1, is situated in the heart of Dublins city centre opposite the famous Gate theatre on Upper O'Connell Street and close to everything a visitor to Dublin could want. Dublin's shopping districts and museums are all within a short stroll of Cassidys hotel. This Dublin hotel forms one of the cities famous Georgian terraces on Parnell square.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Services
    • Bar
    • Car Hire
    • City tours
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Conference Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Doctor on Call
    • Fitness Centre
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant

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    Sandymount Hotel



    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions ...

    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions nearby, including Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3 Arena and Sandymount Beach. Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at the hotel's restaurant, where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks after a long day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant

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    Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links



    Tucked away in a quiet corner of 'The Velvet Strand', one of Ireland’s most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline - the historic Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, once the family home of the Jameson Dynasty, has been entirely re imagined to complement a breathtaking seaside ...

    Tucked away in a quiet corner of 'The Velvet Strand', one of Ireland’s most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline - the historic Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, once the family home of the Jameson Dynasty, has been entirely re imagined to complement a breathtaking seaside location and to accommodate the busy, modern guest, just 15 minutes from Dublin International Airport.

    With an award-winning Links Golf Course, an award-winning Spa, and two award-winning restaurants, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links appeals as much to the business traveler, as to the golf enthusiasts or the quiet-seekers in search of some coastal respite. From the more active to fitness fans, the doorstep-beach spans a five-mile, pristine sandy stretch for before-breakfast joggers or for long romantic sunrise or sunset strolls. The neighboring picturesque fishing villages of Malahide and Howth offer celebrated specialist seafood fare and with Dublin City Centre and Grand Canal Dock less than a 25 minute drive away, there is quite literally, something for everyone.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Convention facilities
    • Golf Course
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wedding Facilities
    • Wireless Internet Access

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    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch



    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also ...

    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also located close to the Temple Bar Sector of the city, which offers a busy hub of food, drink and entertainment, and houses a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes including the Hard Rock Cafe. Shopping is an easy 11 minute walk to Grafton Street where there is an extensive selection of high street stores with the beautiful St Stephens Green completing the route.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • TV

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    Brooks Hotel



    Situated only minutes from Grafton Street in the fashionable heart of Dublin city, Brooks Hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Most of the city's key attractions are within walking distance to the hotel and include: the best shopping streets ...

    Situated only minutes from Grafton Street in the fashionable heart of Dublin city, Brooks Hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Most of the city's key attractions are within walking distance to the hotel and include: the best shopping streets in the capital, St. Stephen's Green, the Guinness storehouse the Irish parliament building, Dail Eireann, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and many popular art galleries, theatres, museums and entertainment venues. The Luas servicing Dundrum shopping centre is just a few minutes' walk away and the Dart station is only 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Room Service

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    Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel



    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention ...

    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for your business or leisure needs. The extension to the LUAS Red Line makes it easy for you to travel to the Three Arena Dublin and Convention Centre Dublin.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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    The Alex Hotel



    The Dublin City centre O'Callaghan Alex Hotel was the third hotel in the O'Callaghan Hotels group on the corner of Merrion Square. This hotel welcomes you into its spacious lobby where you will be greeted with a warm welcome. Located off one of the corners ...

    The Dublin City centre O'Callaghan Alex Hotel was the third hotel in the O'Callaghan Hotels group on the corner of Merrion Square. This hotel welcomes you into its spacious lobby where you will be greeted with a warm welcome. Located off one of the corners of Merrion Square, O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel is close to the Georgian Squares where business and culture are intertwined and is only a few minutes walk from Trinity College and the popular shopping street, Grafton Street.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking Nearby ($)
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi

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    Academy Plaza Hotel



    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is ...

    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is perfect. Guests can avail of the Clerys Q-Park facility which is situated across the road from the Hotel. This secure car park is open 24 hours a day and offers a discounted daily rate for Academy Plaza guests. Ideally located just a few steps away from Dublin's bustling O'Connell Street, Academy Plaza Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Connolly Train Station and just a short stroll from the Writers Museum and the lively nightlife of Temple Bar. There is an air coach stop at the Academy Plaza, which is next to the hotel and is a cost effective method of getting to/from Dublin Airport. The 304 contemporary air conditioned bedrooms are decorated in rich colours. Rooms feature flat-screen LCD televisions, work desks, laptop sized safe and marble-finished bathrooms. There is also complimentary wireless internet and tea and coffee facilities.

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    The Merrion Hotel



    The Merrion Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital's most luxurious five star hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Merrion Hotel is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar ...

    The Merrion Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital's most luxurious five star hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Merrion Hotel is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar and Restaurant and the intimate No. 23 Cocktail Bar. An impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses, The Merrion Hotel is a marriage of exquisite comfort, relaxed elegance and advanced guest facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an 18m pool, spa and gym. This luxury hotel is to be found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings and a few minutes' walk from galleries, museums, the I.F.S.C, Dublin Convention Centre, pubs, restaurants and the shops of Grafton Street.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Services
    • Business Centre
    • Check-In Time
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Doctor on Call
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Porter Service
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    The Fleet Street Hotel



    Perfectly located in the heart of Temple Bar, in the midst of cool cafes, traditional bars and trendy shops The Fleet Street Hotel offers affordable comfort mixed with modern style. Within a moments walk you will find major attractions such as Trinity College, the famous ...

    Perfectly located in the heart of Temple Bar, in the midst of cool cafes, traditional bars and trendy shops The Fleet Street Hotel offers affordable comfort mixed with modern style. Within a moments walk you will find major attractions such as Trinity College, the famous Grafton Street, O' Connell Street and The Convention Centre Dublin.

    Described as funky, cool and friendly. The Fleet Street has grown into its own, with newly refurbished hotel accommodation that offers a mixture of new elegance rooms, double rooms, twin rooms, family and triple rooms to suit each individual's needs.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Garden Terrace
    • Grouned Coffee at Lobby
    • Lounge

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 908

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Day 1

Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Ashling Hotel

The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James's Gate, making it the perfect choice for Guinness Storehouse Hotels. You'll know when you have arrived at the Ashling Hotel Dublin City - a genuinely warm welcome, spacious bedrooms, strategic location and friendly, professional staff - all combine to offer you a unique experience throughout your stay - the ideal hotel in Dublin!

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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Ashling Hotel

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    Ashling Hotel



    The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James's ...

    The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James's Gate, making it the perfect choice for Guinness Storehouse Hotels. You'll know when you have arrived at the Ashling Hotel Dublin City - a genuinely warm welcome, spacious bedrooms, strategic location and friendly, professional staff - all combine to offer you a unique experience throughout your stay - the ideal hotel in Dublin!

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Dublin - Hop On and Off Bus Pass - 1 Day Pass

Our Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour allows you to experience all the history and culture of Dublin in one visit.
There are two routes on the tour, the Original route is 1 hour 45 minutes long with 26 stops conveniently located close to Dublin's most popular attractions. You can hop-off at any time to go visit attractions like Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse or The Book of Kells in Trinity College. Your guide will point out all the most famous landmarks and points of interest along the way, showing you where famous Dubliners like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (among others) lived and spent their time.
The second route is through Dublin's Docklands, and takes 45 minutes with 9 stops including The
Jeanie Johnston Famine Memorial ship, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The National Convention
Centre. You can also hop-off at Stop 7 to take a Dublin Bay Cruise. Buses start at 9am daily, and arrive at each stop every 10-15 minutes. You'll enjoy live commentary from our Failte Ireland trained drivers, all native Dubliners who will charm and entertain you.

Duration7 Hours
Day 3

Cork - Blarney Castle and The Queenstown Story

Today is a highly enjoyable trip to Ireland's Southern capital, Cork, visiting the world renowned Blarney Stone and the Queenstown Story at Cobh, on Cork Harbour, famous as the Titanic's last port of call. The day begins with check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for the 7:00am departure of intercity train to Cork (breakfast available on board, own account). On arrival in Cork you will be transfer by road to Blarney Castle where you have a chance to kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. There will be time for shopping and lunch (own account) in Blarney Village before returning to Cork for a short city tour. There will be a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh where the "Queenstown Story" Heritage Centre is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. This was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants to the new worlds from famine times to recent years. You will then return to Cork for departure on InterCity rail service to Dublin (light meals available on board, own account), then arrive back at Dublin Heuston Station around 8:00pm.

Duration13 Hours
Day 4

Giant's Causeway: Glens of Antrim and Atlantic Coast

Today is a fascinating day out to the famed Antrim Coast with its spectacular seascapes taking in the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. The day begins with check in at Dublin Connolly Station (Information desk) for the 7:35am departure of Enterprise service. You will arrive in Belfast and join the tour, heading to the famous Antrim Coast Road crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim in route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. From here you can get a glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. There will be a lunch stop at Bushmills Distillery (own expense), where you can avail of tutored whiskey tastings (own expense, unfortunately there is insufficient time for a full tour of the distillery.)

You will then continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, with the opportunity to see Dunluce Castle (photo stop only). The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. It harbours a wealth of local and natural history. You will then return to Belfast and board the train to Dublin, arriving back at Connolly station around 8:15pm (snacks available to be purchased on the train)

Duration14 Hours
Day 5

Taxi Dublin City Hotel to Dublin Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Select departures (depending on season). Please enquire.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Full day Hop On and Off Bus Pass
  • Full day Cork, Blarney Castle and The Queenstown Story tour
  • Full day Giant's Causeway, Glens of Antrim and Atlantic Coast tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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