Charming 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.
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
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.