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Walking Vacation Ireland: Walking the West Country​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 4 – 8 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Cork · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Dublin · 2 nights $445
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Post-Trip Extension - Dublin

2 nights for only $445

  • Two nights in the Schoolhouse Hotel
  • Daily Irish breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
Dublin ToursCharming Dublin is among Europe’s oldest and most culturally rich cities, from literature and art to history and architecture. During your two nights here, follow your own curiosities, which may lead you to Trinity College, where you can see the Book of Kells, and Merrion Square. Visit the Dublin Writers’ Museum, which pays tribute to Irish literary figures including Wilde, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats and Beckett. See a show at the Abbey Theatre, or shop on Grafton Street. In the evening stop in for a pint at one of the many pubs and chic restaurants in the historic Temple Bar area.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.

Single supplement: $295

Day 1 - Independent exploration of Dublin

This morning, transfer to the Cork train station for your train ride (approximately 3 hours) to Dublin. There is no VBT representative on the train ride; but a VBT representative will meet you upon arrival in Dublin and help you transfer to your hotel (approximately 25 minutes). Important: Upon arrival at the hotel, please reconfirm with the hotel receptionist the time of your transfer to the Dublin airport for your return flight to the U.S. You have the remainder of the day free to take in the atmosphere of Dublin and to seek out an interesting pub or restaurant for dinner on your own.

You remain in Dublin for an additional night on your own. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Dublin.

Day 2 - Independent exploration of Dublin

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Dublin provides visitors with a multitude of cultural riches, from the ancient to the avant-garde: history, architecture, literature, art, archaeology and the performing arts. Monuments commemorate the writers, poets, statesmen, soldiers and ordinary people who make Dublin a place like no other. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly, bustling port that claims literary giants such as Wilde, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and O'Casey as native sons. Spawned by the need to ford the River Liffey, fortified by the Danes, developed by the Normans and adorned with Anglo-Irish architecture, the city has grown in stature and elegance over the centuries.

On your own, you may want to explore Trinity College, the Dublin Writers' Museum or Christ Church Cathedral. Take in a show at the Abbey Theatre or at one of the city's many other venues. Hoist a pint with Dubliners at a traditional Irish pub, or stop in at a trendy wine bar in the Temple Bar area. Walk along the River Liffey or through one of the many shopping squares.

Day 3 - Depart for the U.S.

After breakfast*, transfer to the Dublin airport for your flight home.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport is at your own expense.
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