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Dublin and Surrounds

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,002

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!

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.

Accommodation in Dublin

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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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    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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    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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    O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel



    The Davenport Hotel, nestled in the heart of Georgian Dublin is undoubtedly one of Dublin's best locations for meetings, conferences and events. The hotel is close to transport links from every part of the country, by LUAS, coach, train, DART or by car and the ...

    The Davenport Hotel, nestled in the heart of Georgian Dublin is undoubtedly one of Dublin's best locations for meetings, conferences and events. The hotel is close to transport links from every part of the country, by LUAS, coach, train, DART or by car and the Aircoach stops beside the hotel so delegates flying in to the city have a direct link to Dublin Airport.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Restaurant

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,002

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Day 1

Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

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 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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel

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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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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

OTHER INFORMATION:

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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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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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