- 5 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,875
DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the heart of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, on this 5-day signature experience. Relax in deluxe accommodations as you visit key sites around the city, including the Guinness Storehouse and EPIC Ireland. Later, and with the help of private local guides, discover delicious bites on a food-themed walking tour of Dublin and then set out to visit the medieval capital of Kilkenny and beautiful County Wicklow.
This 5-day Irish vacation explores the city of Dublin in full, with a day trip to Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains. It features deluxe accommodations and private tours.
Your journey to Ireland showcases Dublin, the Irish capital. Once considered the most attractive city in Europe, Dublin has transformed into the heart of Irish culture and one of the most progressive cities in the world. A Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass will let you take the pulse of the city on your own. Choose from two tourist routes and stop off at popular attractions such as the Dublin Zoo and Trinity College, where you can see the illuminated manuscript of The Book of Kells. Later that day, visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the history of the world’s most famous stout. Witness the brewing process and enjoy a pint at tour’s end. The next day, head on a multi-media journey through the ages with Epic Ireland, which traces the history of the nation across 21 galleries located in the historic vaults of the CHQ Building. The evening, learn about Irish food and drink on the Irish Food Trail walking tour, which takes you to local favourites to try different dishes and learn about unique Irish customs.
While based in Dublin, you’ll also take a day to explore the landscape on a private tour. Start in Kilkenny, the medieval capital, where you’ll wander the stones of Kilkenny Castle. Continue north to Glendalough to see the 6th-century ruins and continue to photo stops in the Wicklow Mountains, the largest upland area in the nation. Stop off in Roundwood on the way back to Dublin. On your final day in the capital, head to the Old Jameson Distillery to learn about the other alcoholic beverage that defines Ireland and try various whiskies from Ireland and abroad.
At the end of your stay, connect back to the airport to return home.
- 5 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,875
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Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel
The Spencer Hotel
When it comes to unique hotels in Dublin city, The Spencer Hotel is not to be missed. Our designer rooms have all the extras you would expect and plenty of added luxuries. Our rooms have air conditioning, rainforest power showers, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, ultra-comfort beds, working desks, blackout curtains, tea/coffee making facilities, European adapters, digital TV with over 50 channels and bottled water.
The Spencer Health Club features a pool and fully-equipped gym. Guests have access to these luxurious facilities free of charge. Take a dip in our 18 metre heated pool or relax and unwind in our sauna, steam room or jacuzzi.
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Dublin - Hop On and Off Bus Pass - 2 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.
Admission Ticket to Guinness Storehouse
The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making a pint of Guinness - the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion. The exhibition shows how the brew has been marketed and how it is today sold in over 150 countries. Once the tour has finished, the guest is invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy their pint of Guinness. Regular demonstrations on the art of pulling a pint of Guinness also take place in the Storehouse. Launched on the fifth floor in 2011, "Five" at Guinness Storehouse, includes a small replica authentic Irish Bar, an 18th Century inspired Brewers Dining Hall, and a restaurant named Gilroy's where guests enjoy a Guinness gastronomical experience driven entirely by the Irish tradition of wholesome local produce. Menus include local foods such as Ardsallagh goat's cheese, Irish mussels from Carlingford and the Waterford Blaas bread supplied by MD Bakery in Waterford. This area will host from time to time live cooking demonstrations using Guinness in the recipe and it includes an interactive recipe sharing bank that allows visitors to take Guinness recipe cards home.
Admission Ticket to Epic Ireland
Epic Ireland is the dramatic 21st Century visitor experience showcasing the unique journey of the Irish people around the world through the ages, centrally located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 CHQ building. Through 21 remarkable galleries, using cuttingedge interactive technologies, visitors explore the many tales of migration, the forces that have driven it, and the impact that it has had on the world. This is the authentic and epic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people, told with memorable style and passion. Epic Ireland is a "must see" visit in any tour of Dublin and Ireland. It is located at the heart of Dublin, at Custom House Quay on the River Liffey, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants.
The Whiskey Trail Deluxe - Dublin
This is a perfect way to experience Irish Whiskey in the company of friendly local people. Irish Whiskey is the original and best in the world and an Irish pub is a perfect place to relax, meet new people, and experience what it truly means to be Irish. "Let the music of whiskey falling into a glass be an agreeable interlude"
Dublin is steeped in history, art and culture which provides the perfect setting to share a drink.
Full-Day Wicklow and Kilkenny from Dublin
After meeting your private driver-guide in the hotel lobby, depart south from Dublin en route to Kilkenny, Ireland's medieval capital. Upon arrival, set off on a walking tour to learn the stories of its historic streets, capped off with an exploration of Kilkenny Castle. After discovering the city, you'll have some time to wander on your own and stop for lunch (not included) before setting north toward gorgeous Glendalough. Here you'll visit the Glendalough Visitor Center to take in the incredible landscape, view ruins which date back to the 6th century CE, and enjoy a walk guided largely by your preferences. Rounding out the day, your guide will chauffeur you through the incredible Wicklow Mountains - Ireland's largest continuous upland area - stopping for photo opportunities at oft-overlooked locations before driving through the quaint town of Roundwood on the way back to your hotel in Dublin. A tour for all travelers, it is the perfect way to explore quintessential highlights while enjoying the idyllic Irish countryside.
Admission Ticket to Old Jameson Distillery
The Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield village is located in the heart of Dublin city centre. This old barley storehouse, once the centre of distilling in Dublin, was renovated in 1998 and converted into a museum where all the secrets of Irish whiskey's distillation will be revealed. An audio-visual show will introduce the history of this spirit and it is followed by a guided visit which will take visitors through the various stages of whiskey distilling from grain intake to malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and finally bottling. The visit culminates in the Jameson bar with an opportunity for all to taste the signature Jameson drink. During the visit a number of volunteers are selected to take part in a tasting session to compare a Jameson whiskey with a Scottish whisky and an American bourbon. Participants will receive a diploma for their achievement. Other facilities include the Distillery Gift Shop, Restaurant and public bar.
Taxi Dublin City Hotel to Dublin Airport
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers
- 4 nights in deluxe accommodations in Dublin
- 2-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass
- Admission to the Guinness Storehouse
- Admission to EPIC Ireland
- Private-guided Whiskey Experience in Dublin
- Private-guided tour of Kilkenny and County Wicklow
- Admission to the Old Jameson Distillery
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
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.
20 Nov 2023