Dublin Vacations and Belfast Destinations
Welcome to Dublin, the compact and easy to navigate Capital of The Republic of Ireland. Check in at the swanky Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin perfectly 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.
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 you’re sure to ask yourself “did we just walk into a Harry Potter movie” as you gaze over the breathtaking library.
And after dark
Dublin is truly a “Foodie” city, with a focus on fresh and simple, you’ll find an amazing choice of great dining options. From Michelin Star Restaurants or just great pub grub, we’re sure you’ll find something to satisfy your appetite.
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
|5 nights hotel accommodation
3 nights at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin
2 nights at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast
|Full Irish Breakfast daily|
|3 Day car rental or upgrade to a private drive/guide|
|Document Holder including all necessary vouchers|
|Ireland at a Glimpse Discount Booklet|
|Itinerary Development by our experienced vacation consultants|
Go “old school” at The Vintage Cocktail Club
For outdoor refreshment try The Bailey
The Grafton Lounge
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
Ideas for today
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 Beatty 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.
And for tonight
Get in on the Dublin theatre scene and take in a show/play in one of the cities popular venues like the 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
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
Dublin Festivals – plan your trip around one of these events and get into the part spirit
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.
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/
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 The Fitzwilliam Hotel.
Ideas for today
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.
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
And for tonight
Cocktails anyone? “The Bar” at the Fitzwilliam is a 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 door..
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.
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?
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.
|Transportation Type||Jan - April||May - June||July - Sep||Oct - Dec. 15|
|Group F Automatic Car 2 Passengers||$1,199||$1,499||$1,559||$1,269|
|Group G Automatic Car 4 Passengers||$1,149||$1,399||$1,429||$1,199|
|Group T Automatic Car Rental - 6 Passengers||$1,149||$1,399||$1,439||$1,199|
|Upgrade to Private Driver/Guide - 2 Passengers||$2,269||$2,479||$2,499||$2,329|
|Private Driver/Guide - 4 Passengers||$1,699||$1,929||$1,959||$1,789|
|Private Driver/Guide - 6 Passengers||$1,559||$1,769||$1,789||$1,599|
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.