Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Ireland
Available by Ferry or Air
For a taste of Ireland, this is the perfect Dublin group tour. Ireland’s vibrant capital, Dublin, is a city steeped in history. The city’s many sites include two majestic cathedrals, the oldest university in Ireland, the iconic Ha’penny Bridge and a fascinating castle. In this tour you will enjoy the delights of Dublin including the Guinness storehouse, Teeling’s whiskey distillery, a river cruise along the River Liffey which runs through the City Centre, and a fabulous Irish night. You can also add an optional day excursion to neighbouring County Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’.
Dates throughout 2020 & 2021
Suggested itinerary by coach or air
Depart the UK.
Travel to Dublin by coach and ferry or fly from your local airport. Arrive and check into your hotel.
City Tour, Teeling’s Whiskey Distillery and Liffey Cruise.
A guided tour of this historic city is a must, so enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour with a local guide, taking in the city’s highlights, including Trinity College, St. Stephens Green, Grafton Street, and Temple Bar. Then visit Dublin’s newest working distillery, Teelings. Enjoy this visitor experience as you take a tour around the distillery whilst learning all the fascinating facts about one of Irelands newest and most innovative whiskeys. And of course, no visit would be complete without a complementary tasting which consists of a Whiskey cocktail. Afterwards, take a journey through the heart of Dublin on a cruise on the river Liffey, passing some of the city’s most historic sites.
Optional Excursion to County Wicklow.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for an excursion into beautiful County Wicklow. See Glendalough, a glacial valley famous for its 6th century monastic settlement and start of the ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’, pass the Wicklow Gap and enjoy stunning scenic views of Wicklow’s countryside and the two Blessington Lakes. You may also wish to visit the beautiful Powerscourt estate and gardens, which is proudly one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland. The stunning gardens include Japanese gardens, a dolphin pond, stunning rose beds and herbaceous borders (supplement applies).
Guinness Storehouse and Traditional Irish night.
Visit the Guinness Storehouse. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer then enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness® while you take in the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City. Afterwards enjoy some time at leisure to explore the city. In the evening, experience the ‘craic’ at a traditional Irish night. Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner, followed by fast paced traditional songs, music and Irish dancing.
After breakfast start your journey home.
Suggested hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff
The Royal Hotel, Bray ***
Situated just 25 minutes’ drive from Dublin’s city centre, the family friendly Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club is situated in the heart of Bray, Co. Wicklow. The hotel is surrounded by breath taking scenery, wonderful mountain walks and historic houses and gardens. It is only a 5-minute walk from Bray seafront and guests have free access to the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna, and spa bath.
The Royal Hotel offers 125 en suite bedrooms, each including tea & coffee facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, TV and free WIFI. Guests can dine in McGettigan’s Bray restaurant & bar, which offers a modern Irish dining experience and award-winning food. The bar offers a variety of beers, wines and spirits, as well as local bands performing every weekend. Coach parking and lift access is available at the hotel.
Hamlet Court Hotel ***
The Hamlet Court Hotel is located in the village of Johnstownbridge and only 30 minutes from Dublin. It is a traditional 4 star family owned hotel with an excellent reputation. Each of the 30 en-suite guest rooms comes with television, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, and free WiFi. The onsite pub gives you chance to have the craic with the locals and maybe listen to some live music. All rooms are ground floor.
Rochestown Lodge ***
This lovely hotel is located only 4km from the picturesque seafront towns of Dun Laoghaire, Killiney and Dalkey, and is only a short drive from Dublin City and has easy access to the M50 motorway. There is also a Dublin bus stop located on-site. Guests can take advantage of the fantastic leisure facilities which include a deck pool and a fully equipped gym. All of the 90 spacious bedrooms have TVs, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary Wifi. Coach parking is available at this hotel and there is a lift.
The Green Isle Hotel
Step into a warm family friendly hotel on the outskirts of Dublin. Offering 270 newly renovated, spacious bedrooms this hotel is has a lift to all floors, leisure centre, bistro and bar.
|Dates||5 day tour|
|2020||From £395.00 per person|
|2021||From £405.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request.
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