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Capital Chic – Dublin Vacations

Enjoy a 5 night luxury vacation in Dublin and Belfast large_16-DT-CD-2005

Transportation TypeJune, Sept - OctJuly - Aug
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2014
Group B Manual Car Rental$799$979
Upgrade to Chauffeur Drive - 2 Passengers$1,729$1,899
Chauffeur Drive - 4 Passengers$1,279$1,499
Chauffeur Drive - 6 Passengers$1,199$1,329
Pricing is per person based on shared accommodations

 

Dublin Vacations and Belfast Destinations

Day 1

Welcome to Dublin, ancient home of good times and the compact and easy to navigate Capital of The Republic of Ireland.  Check in at the swanky Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin situated on St, Stephens Green and just steps away from world famous Grafton Street’s great shopping and a quick walk to Temple Bar’s nightlife and all that is on offer for your Dublin Vacation.

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Shake off the jet-lag with a Bike Tour of Dublin

A shopping stroll along Grafton Street

Selfies with Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott and the legendary Molly Malone

Pop into Trinity College and see the fabulous library and famous Book of Kells

And after dark

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Dinner

The Fitzwilliam has one of Dublin’s finest eateries on site at Thontons, the Michelin Star Restaurant owned and operated by Chef Kevin Thornton.

Looking to stop in for something simple yet unique,  discover Irelands rich dairy tradition at Sheridan’s Cheese Mongers

 

The Irish culinary reputation is on a meteoric rise, and they’ve about perfected “Farm to Fork” with a gourmet touch, since we tend to abuse our body and forget the diet a bit while on vacation, for a healthy respite check out Rustic Stone

Includes:
5 nights accommodation
3 nights at Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin
2 nights at Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast
Full Irish Breakfast daily
3 Day car rental or chauffeur drive
Deluxe document holder
Ireland at a Glimpse Discount Booklet
Itinerary Development by our experienced vacation consultants

Drinks

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For a taste of sophisticated luxury Lillie’s Bordello

Go “old school” at The Vintage Cocktail Club 

For outdoor refreshment try The Bailey

Or 2013’s Bar of the Year winner The Grafton Lounge

Day 2

Stroll the city that inspired James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Bono.  Be sure to visit the Guinness Storehouse and discover the brewing process of the iconic “Black Stuff”. Dublin has some great museums and amazing architectural sites to discover as well.  Consider a “Hop On – Hop Off” tour and linger a bit at the places you find most interesting

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Let the music move you as you walk through Dublin’s“creative quarter”

Discover Ireland’s Viking roots at Dublina

See wonders of the Orient at the Chester Beaty Museum – and grab a tasty/quick lunch in their cafeteria

Shopping Anyone?  Let us arrange a personal shopper for you and your party to find the latest trends and the best service in this high fashion city.

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Get in on the Dublin theatre scene and take in a show/play in one of the cities popular venues like theThe world famous Abbey Theater  may have something of interest on during your stay, or drop into the famous Tea Merchant’s Bewley’s on Grafton street for some late night comedy 

Try some live music at Whelan’s  or the Dakota

Day 3

Enjoy your last day in Dublin by taking a deep dive into one of the cities “neighborhoods” – there’s sure to something to fit nearly every taste, just click here to discover your perfect match  http://www.visitdublin.com/DublinFestivals/Article/dublin-instagram-videos

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Dublin Festivals – plan your trip around one of these events and get into the part spirit

 

 

 

Day 4

Move from the Republic of Ireland to the United Kingdom as you depart Dublin for Belfast.  It’s an easy drive along American-style highways – although you do need to drive on the “wrong side” (that’s right hand drive) of the car and roadway.  We’ll arrange for you to pick up your Hertz car in the city center (less than 2 miles from the hotel) and drop the car at the airport at the end of your vacation.

medium_Richmond_Street_South_The_Bernard_Shaw_graffiti-1-24-2014_018 Prefer to leave the driving to someone else?  We’ll arrange one of our driver-guides to show you Irelands country side and share his special knowledge of it’s history and traditions.  Alternatively, we can also assist you with catching the train to Belfast along with transportation back to Dublin airport should you require that as well.

Along the route, be sure to stop in at Newgrange, Ireland’s answer to Stonehenge and even a bit older and arguably more accessible for a view into life some 6000 years ago – it really is an amazing place as you can discover here http://www.worldheritageireland.ie/bru-na-boinne/

 

Belfast

Arrive in Belfast at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in the heart of the city.  Think “boutique chic” with all the tech features you expect (wi-fi, satellite TV) combined with that genuine Irish hospitality you’ll love – a warm greeting on arrival, an umbrella handed to you by the attentive bellman – we are sure you’ll agree with us that they do service very well at Fitzwilliam.

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Sharpen your own culinary skills with a class at the Belfast Cookery School  or James Street South

Take a Segway tour or a walking tour of Belfast, let us know your interests and we will arrange a tour from music to shopping, to literary interest.

We highly recommend the Titanic Experience, if you’re in mood for some tourist activity this one is top notch.

Be sure to stop into the Avoca shop in Belfast  for some last minute gifts that will not disappoint.  You can pause for lunch or a coffee in the cafe.

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Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones will recognize many of the scenes and locations as the popular TV show does much of their filming in Northern Ireland.  Get inspired http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Game-Of-Thrones-Welcome-to-the-real-Westeros.T1251.aspx

The Irish love a good festival, and it’s no different in Northern Ireland, plan your trip around one of these events Belfast festivals 

 

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Cocktails anyone?  “The Bar” at the Fitzwilliam is and great place to start and we love the menu at the Merchant Hotel Bar, located in a stunning former bank building in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, is an easy walk or quick taxi from your hotel.

Drop in for a pint at The Crown Liquor Saloon (a UK National Trust Building) located just across the street from the Fitzwilliam Hotel, or for a more traditional Irish bar try Robinson’s just next store.

 

Want to spend some time getting to know the locals, drop in at 21 Social  or for live music The Empire Club is always good.  If you need a break from sightseeing or to wait out a passing rain shower, the perpetually cool Apartment may be a good option.

Day 5

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No trip to Northern Ireland is complete without a drive along the coast to see The Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site and truly unique.  While you’re in the area, stop into The Old Bushmill’s Distillery and see first hand how the “water of life” has been made for hundreds of years – this is a real distillery, not a just a tourist attraction, every drop of Bushmill’s comes from this place and you’ll see – and smell – how it’s made.

 

Final Night in Ireland

What will it be … one more round of Guinness?  One more pub for that final “trad session”?  Last minute shopping or all night club hopping?

Day 6

Return home today completely up to speed on Irish Whiskey, beer, gourmet food, and great times.  Departures from Dublin to the USA inclde all of the US Customs and TSA formalities, so you arrive back in the US as a “domestic” passenger ready to make onward connections or a quick exit from the airport.

Flights are available from Belfast International airport as well, directly to Newark on United with connections throughout the USA.  Save time and fly into Dublin and return from Belfast – while there is no US Customs/TSA pre-clearance you’ll find the Belfast airport uncrowded and very user friendly.  And if you do fly in/out of Dublin, the airport is only about 90 minutes from Belfast and there are ample airport bus services departing just next door to the Fitzwilliam.

 

Get inspired, then make one simple phone call to Isle Inn Tours, or drop us an e-mail, and we will create just the vacation experience you’re looking for.

 

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