Tour of Ireland Summer Holiday 2014

By admin, November 6, 2019

Ireland is an amazing country, there is no better time to visit than the middle of the summer when we have 1 sunny day, normally around the end of July The only problem is the MASSIVE influx of British holidaymakers to this tiny island pushing up hotel prices. We have the solution… here is a little itinerary to see the best of Dublin at a great price. You can rent a car from Hertz or Enterprise for very little and the roads on the East Coast of Ireland are safe and modern (unlike the wild west) with wide lane Motorways and nobody on them The closest thing you will see in terms of traffic outside of Dublin is a Herd of Cattle crossing the road. Just remember to drive on the left, wave at the locals and stop to have a chat with ANYBODY you see walking in any little town, we love chatting to strangers, its not uncommon to hear what a total stranger has been up to that week and what they are doing for the rest of the day, just because you said hello We’re friendly like that. The same is not true of Dub’s, they are too busy secretly running Google and Microsoft.

14th 15th 16th (3 Nights) €201 (€67/$90 Per Room Per Night)
Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy

Visit the BEST Spa in Europe Monart Destination Spa (and the 3rd best in the world) in this relaxing little town, visit the 1798 Rebellion Uprising Centre and historic Vinegar HillBeautiful Deserted White Sandy Beaches are only 15 minutes away, in Carne, Morriscastle, and Curracloe (where saving private Ryan was filmed) the Wexford Viking Heritage Park is a brilliant experience, where you can spend the night as a real Viking, in a roundhouse, attacking the enemy in battle boats, sitting in full furs roasting marshmallows around a campfire (And Pizza Hut do Deliveries to 800AD Vikings up to midnight ). Excellent Beach, Deep Sea and River Fishing (including Salmon on the Fly) is available all over Wexford county, you could take a trip to Kilmore Quay Marina to hire a fishing boat, sample delicious fresh Irish seafood and some good old Irish Fish & Chips, or visit the nearby Kennedy National Park in New Ross next to the Second Oldest lighthouse in the World on The Hook and nearby haunted house, where stories tell of the Devils visit the lady of the house. Waterford Crystal is just 30 minutes away and the historic city of Waterford, if you are feeling adventurous you could try Surfing at Dungarvan just down the road, a great safe beach break for beginners, for advanced surfing head to the West coast (Near Ennis) for some of the very Best Surf Breaks in Europe (its no surprise the man that held the record for the biggest wave surfed was Irish). With too many mountains, country houses and castles to mention, Wexford has a lot to see and do.

17th 18th (2 Nights) €220 (€110/$150 Per Room Per Night)
The Gresham Dublin

Enjoy high Tea in this old Dublin establishment on the main street of Dublin, with perfect access to all that Dublin has to offer by foot, you are right in the middle of the action, with the Theatre District on your doorstep, shopping, and sightseeing. Pick up a ‘Dublin Pass’ for 40 Euros, giving you fast free entry to many Dublin attractions, which is a BIG bonus when you see the 1-hour q to get into the Guinness Factory.

19th 20th (2 Nights) £140 (£70/$120 Per Room Per Night)
Radisson Blu Belfast (UK)

Northern Ireland is only 90 minutes from Dublin, with its Rugged North Coast, the Giants Causeway, the famous Bushmills Whiskey Distillery is right near the causeway (visit the cliffs of the causeway FIRST haha) the distillery offers a ‘tasting’ opportunity, make sure you volunteer yourself for enough liqueur to warm the heart of even the best drinkers. Belfast is a charming city, with the Titanic Museum and crazy Northerners marching throughout the summer (best to avoid them).

21st 22nd (2 Nights) €184 (€92/$125 Per Room Per Night)
Radisson Blu Dublin St Helens

A fine spa hotel on Dublin’s south side, relaxing and tasteful in a sought after Dublin Postcode, with good access in and out of the city, if you want to make the most of VAT Refunds (Tax back), Kildare Discount Designer Village is an hour away and nearby Newbridge Silverware is well worth a visit to pick up a special gift and to see some rather odd famous jewelry, including pieces made for Elvis and Michael Jackson. The Curragh Racecourse and National Park is right next to Kildare village and should be visited, if not for a refined day at the races, even just for a drive through the odd scenery of the Curragh, or join the locals for a jog with the sheep. Japanese gardens and The national stud is located here with Ireland’s envious heritage of some of the best Racehorses and trainers in the world.

Full-service flights can be booked from most major US airports to Dublin, starting at $900 return in July or $600 in December using Skyscanner. Flights from Spain, the UK and Germany can be booked for as little as €40.

If the offers above are no longer available due to high demand, do not worry, we have a guide to The Best Hotels In Dublin to help you choose the perfect place to stay in this charming, beautiful country. We can also provide a tailored itinerary at request.

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