Ireland’s Ancient East
From the UNESCO site at Newgrange to Waterford’s intriguing story of Viking visitors and legendary crystal. Stand at the infamous port of Cobh – final stop of Titanic and casting off point for countless Irish emigrants. Add Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse and a literary pub crawl and this vacation will leave even the most culturally curious refreshed and illuminated.
Arrive in Dublin and set about exploring one of Europe’s most charming capitals. From Georgian period architecture to the rich history of the quest for independence, there’s so many stories to be heard. Dublin’s an easy walking city, compact and quaint, and as night falls there are a host of activities from reknown theatre, to gourmet dining, and we’ve arranged a special welcome amenity just for you.
The 5 Star The Fitzwilliam Hotel on Stephen’s Green is your base, enjoy the chic accommodations and delicious breakfast daily. While here, you may choose to sample Thornton’s – one of Dublin’s finest restaurants.
From Dublin it’s an easy drive to Kilkenny, a fascinating and compact city that’s easy to navigate. While you’re there, drop by the castle and if it suits you the “Smithwicks Experience” – a wonderful brewery tour that takes in some history as well. http://www.smithwicksexperience.com Both of these are included in your vacation package. And if you’re going to Ireland for a sports event, I’d recommend a stop at The Kilkenny Way for their Ultimate Hurling Experience. http://www.thekilkennyway.com/kilkenny-hurling-package-2.asp
You’ll call the Pembroke Hotel home in Kilkenny, and along with a warm Irish welcome you’ll also enjoy breakfast daily along with one evening meal in the hotel, a tour of The Smithwick’s Brewery and Kilkenny Castle, and more.
Just down the road you’ll find yourself in Waterford, a wonderful city that is undergoing a fabulous renaissance from a tourism perspective so be sure to take in the Viking heritage and of course a stop by the House of Waterford Crystal is a must. There’s so much more to see and do in this part of Ireland, so just let us know what you’d like and we’d be happy to offer suggestions of enhance the itinerary to suit you needs.
Enjoy 2 nights at The Granville Hotel, with breakfast each morning and 1 evening meal as well. And to be sure you get a special welcome, we’ve arranged a nice Irish Coffee for you to enjoy after a busy day discovering Ireland’s Ancient East. Sainte!
Our experienced agent can customize any of our vacation packages to fit your specific needs and wants. Please contact us at 800-237-9376
|2 nights accomodations at each of the following|
|The Fitzwilliam Hotel - Dublin|
|The Pembroke Hotel - Kilkenny|
|The Granville Hotel - Waterford|
|Rental Car for 5 days|
|Tours and amenities as noted|
|Full Irish Breakfast Daily|
|Services of experienced travel planner|
|Deluxe document holder|
|# of passengers, with rental car||Oct - Dec. 15, 2016||Jan - Mar, 2017|
|Upgrade to Chauffeur Drive|