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Dublin Past and Present

  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Speech

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Speech
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland - genealogy

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, Ireland - genealogy
  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland

    GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland

    GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Achieving Infamy

    EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Achieving Infamy
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Entrance

    EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Entrance
  • Dublin Liberties Distillery, Dublin, Ireland - Outside

    Dublin Liberties Distillery, Dublin, Ireland - Outside
4 day tour
From £245 per person - minimum 20 passengers

In this tour we discover some new and interesting attractions in the heart of vibrant Dublin, all of which explore the rich social history of the area. EPIC, The Irish Immigration Museum and The Liberties Distillery are both new attractions which combine state of the art technology with good ol’ Irish storytelling. A cemetery may seem an unusual place to visit, but Glasnevin is a true sight to behold and a must for anyone exploring their ancestry in Dublin, or those interested in the lives of those laid to rest here, from the ordinary to the extraordinary! The historic GPO has a rich history and it was headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising which eventually led to the creation of the Irish Republic. A guided tour of the exhibition here takes us on a journey through modern Irish history.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022 & 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Depart the UK

Check into your hotel on the outskirts of Dublin.

Day 2

Glasnevin Cemetery and GPO Witness History Visitors Centre

Located just 2.5km from Dublin’s City Centre, Glasnevin is a hauntingly gorgeous Victorian Garden Cemetery. This award-winning museum charts the fascinating history of this hallowed place, and a guided tour visits the graves of some of Ireland’s heroes. In the afternoon we travel to Dublin city centre to visit another award winning attraction, GPO Witness History visitor centre. It is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience of modern Irish history from the late 19th century to modern times with particular emphasis on the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the peace process in Northern Ireland. Here we have a 50 minute guided tour and then free time to explore at leisure.

Day 3

EPIC, The Irish Immigration Museum and The Dublin Liberties Distillery

This morning we return to the city centre to visit EPIC, a state-of-the art interactive experience opened in 2016. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience their connections with Ireland today. This afternoon we call into new attraction Dublin Liberties Distillery. Opened in 2018, this working Irish Whiskey distillery combines traditional distillation with the latest technology. Guests will be guided through the full production process and the tour will obviously culminate in the Tasting Bar – the best part! – with some other opportunities to taste along the tour route! Your tour guide will entertain you with some wonderful stories on characters who lived over many years in the Liberties area of Dublin – the capital’s historic heartland.

Day 4

Return home

After breakfast start your journey home either boarding the ferry from Dublin Port.


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.


Dates 4 days / 3 nights
2022 dates From £245.00 per person
2023 dates Prices on request

Prices include return ferry. If you would like a price travelling by air, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Single room supplement available upon request.

Exchange rate based on £1 = €1.170. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire, travel or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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