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Irish B&B Getaway with Dublin

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy views of Ireland's picturesque countryside as you drive from destination to destination.
  • Enjoy authentic, homemade breakfasts at your chosen B&Bs!
  • Visit dramatic sea cliffs in County Clare or prehistoric burial mounds in County Meath - the choice is yours!
  • There are approximately 1,000 castles spread throughout Ireland - see how many you can visit!
  • Optional upgrade includes a dinner filled with folklore at Ireland's oldest pub!

Short Description

Explore the Emerald Isle while staying in your choice of Irish Bed & Breakfasts throughout all of Ireland with this 6, 7, 8 or 9-night vacation. You'll also enjoy two nights in Dublin so you can experience all the capital city has to offer.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Dublin
End City Dublin

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Dublin (DUB)
  • Manual, economy size rental car for duration - upgrade to automatic available
  • Pick up and drop off at Dublin Airport
  • 2 nights in Dublin at Croke Park Hotel or similar
  • 4 nights in your choice of B&B's throughout Ireland
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dublin!

Accommodation: The Croke Park, Ashling Hotel and Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross

Upon arrival you will collect your rental car at the airport and take the drive to your first destination. Keep in mind that you will be driving on the opposite side of the road so always proceed with caution!

Begin your getaway at the Croke Park Hotel, which is less than a minute walk from Croke Park, the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association and third largest stadium in Europe. Consider celebrating your first night in Ireland by treating yourself to a pint of Guinness at Ireland's oldest pub, The Brazen Head.

A Tip For Your Trip: Enjoy a night of food, folklore and fairies at The Brazen Head with the available upgrade.

Day 2: Dublin

Enjoy a complimentary full Irish Breakfast at your hotel and then venture forth for your first full day in Ireland! Uncover the secrets and history of Dublin Castle, then go for a stroll through the stunning Trinity College Castle. While exploring the grounds, consider paying a visit to the illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells.

You might also want to take a deeper dive into the drinking culture with a tour of the factories of your favorite stouts and spirits! Fans of the black stuff will want to explore the Guinness Storehouse, while whiskey fanatics will want to visit the Old Jameson Distillery or Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

In the evening, explore the Temple Bar district which is renowned for its nightlife and has a slew of pubs, restaurants and galleries waiting to be explored.

A Tip For Your Trip: Admission to both the Book of Kells and Guinness Storehouse is included with the available upgrade.

Day 3: Dublin - Ireland Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation: Ireland Bed & Breakfast

The next seven nights of your vacation will be spent at the Irish Bed & Breakfast of your choice! Be sure to book your stay prior to your departure date to ensure you are accommodated at your first choice Bed & Breakfast. Your local hosts can also help you with directions, or suggest different places to visit around their home!

Consider a visit to Waterford, Ireland's oldest city. Founded by Vikings, Waterford's rich history can be felt at every corner and building. While exploring this ancient city, you'll want to visit the famous crystal factory to see how it's made!

Day 4: Ireland Bed & Breakfast

Next you may want to consider a visit to Cork, the sunny city in the south. You'll find an old world charm throughout this historic city with some of the country's most welcoming locals. Spend a morning exploring the English Market, which has been a staple in the city since 1788. Shop handmade wares and sample homemade goods at this local favorite! In the evening, treat yourself to a scenic dinner at the nearby town of Cobh, where you'll find picturesque houses and scenic seaside views.

Day 5: Ireland Bed & Breakfast

Consider choosing a B&B near Killarney today, so you can conveniently tour the famous Ring of Kerry!

Killarney is a convenient starting point for this popular tourist driving route; take some time and explore the stunning Killarney National Park, Ireland's first national park where you'll find picturesque lakes, mountains and more.

Day 6: Ireland Bed & Breakfast

One of the most popular destinations in Ireland is County Clare on the west coast. With a stunning coastline and a wealth of activities, this is the perfect spot for a B&B stay.

Take day-trips to the impressive Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's most visited dramatic cliffs or to the Burren, a fascinating landscape made up of wild plants, animals and caves.

Day 7: Depart Ireland

Today you will depart Ireland. You'll fly out of Dublin Airport.

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When I booked with Great Value I was nervous because it seemed too good to be true. Nope, just a really great deal. I was able to take my dream trip to Ireland and Scotland and it was within my budget. Everything was covered, my lodging, flights, and rental car. There was no hidden fees, or fine print that would nickel and dime me later on, as "good deals" usually have. I also had to change the date of my trip and the customer service was excellent and this change was simple. Thank you Great Value, I'll be using you every time I travel from now on
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Everything on the trip was excellent. The only concern with any services from GVV was initial communications ahead of the trip regarding when and how we'd receive all our travel vouchers, as some were available online, and some were to be picked up in country upon arrival. It took no less than 5 phone calls to learn some vouchers would be picked up in country. The trip was outstanding, exhausting, but gloriously beautiful. It was exhausting from the perspective of moving around the country and only a few places were 2 nights. But, we knew that going in, and we wanted to see ALL of Switzerland and this certainly checked those boxes. We saw majestic mountains, we saw countless waterfalls and glaciers. The trains in Switzerland were all clean and we felt safe. The hotels were good with delicious breakfasts each morning. Overall, I would recommend GVV to a friend or family member and I would personally book another vacation with GVV.
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This was my first time planning a trip out of the country. I read previous reviews who had a good experience with Great Value Vacation. Our trip was amazing! The booking and reservations were easy to use with the vouchers provided. The staff was helpful. The only downside was I upgraded to have an automatic vehicle and they gave me a stick shift. It took a while to get sorted out but other than that I loved my trip! I will definitely use great value vacations again when I book my next trip. I opted for the additional wine tasting package and I did not regret it! I recommend adding those additional tours to get a more complete experience.
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My wife and I recently booked our vacation through Great Value Vacations. We were a bit nervous to travel to Europe for the first time, but we are glad we did. Great Value Vacations took care of us. Great customer service. Seamless transactions. They booked the hotels and flights for us. All we had to worry about were the daily activities! I would highly recommended them. The hotels offered through the package were as advertised: nice and in great locations. The flights times were also convenient. The best part was the price. I am thankful for the experiences Great Value Vacation was able to provide for us!
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Really enjoyed both of my trips through Great Value Vacations. I went on one family trip to Ireland (Adare villa, rental car with trips out to Dublin, Cliffs of Moher and more) . The villa was very comfortable with a kitchen, three bedrooms, and proximity to the local shops /restaurants. We were able to upgrade to an automatic car and had fun navigating to each location on our itinerary. The trip as planned by the agency still leaves time for exploring on your own and since we picked a trip with our own transportation, we had flexibility on which tours we wanted to do and when.

My second trip was a solo trip to Scotland. I like to go on vacation by myself sometimes, but it can be hard to find ones where you aren’t penalized for being on your own. This train trip to Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow worked out really well for me. The hotels were all near the train stations and in safe areas (good lighting, plenty of people, etc.). I got a good mix of options for sightseeing in each city. The hop-on, hop-off bus circuit was especially useful for getting around Edinburgh. I also added an extra tour on in Glasgow to see nearby castles and a distillery and was very glad to have done so as the views of the countryside were amazing!

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