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Ireland: Galway & Connemara Coast

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Roll into the pages of Irish history and folklore along the stunning Atlantic coast.

  • Duration: 10 Days|
  • Daily Mileage: 18 - 38|
  • Biking: 2 - 5 hr|
  • Group Size: 20
4.9 out of 5 stars.
Activity Easy/Moderate
Easy / Moderate
E-Bikes Available
E-Bikes Available
Airplane
Air Package Available
People
Guided Group Tour

Starting From

Bike Vacation + Air Package

$3,995

Bike Vacation Only

$3,395

(per person, double occupancy)

Ireland: Galway & Connemara Coast

Roll into the pages of Irish history and folklore along the stunning Atlantic coast. You’ll hear the crashing of waves at the Cliffs of Moher, inhale the clean air and fragrant wildflowers of The Burren, enter Ireland’s exuberant urban side in lively Galway, admire mountain views in beautiful Connemara, and change your pace during your off-bike explorations of Inishmore in the Aran Islands. Lively and welcoming hosts, from the local historian who guides you through The Burren to one of the country’s finest chefs, enhance your up-close experience of the Emerald Isle.

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain with moderate, rolling hills. Our VBT van support is always available for those who need assistance with the hills. Ideal for enthusiastic beginners to experienced cyclists.

Hybrid bicycles are recommended on this tour due to the weathered road conditions. Please note guests with E-bikes will not have an option to ride an E-bike on Aran Island because we use a separate fleet of bikes on that day.  

  • Duration: 10 Days|
  • Daily Mileage: 18 - 38|
  • Biking: 2 - 5 hr|
  • Group Size: 20
Activity Easy/Moderate Easy / Moderate
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Bus Vehicle
Support

Tour Highlights

  • Behold the soaring Cliffs of Moher, western Ireland's most dramatic vantage point.
  • Listen to the lilt of a brogue on a tour of The Burren led by a local historian.
  • View the medieval churches, Neolithic tombs and sacred sites of Noughaval.
  • Wander among mystical Celtic monuments, wells and stones in the Aran Islands.
  • Swim in the sparklingly clean and pristine waters of Atlantic Ocean.
  • See Ireland's famous peat bogs on a reel through Connemara, the country's “Wild West.”
  • View Kylemore Abbey, an iconic structure that is the oldest Benedictine abbey in Ireland.
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views as you trace the unspoiled, tranquil Renvyle Peninsula.
  • Savor generous included meals—including hearty Irish breakfasts!

Climate Information

Temperatures

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

Apr53º/41º

May58º/46º

Jun61º/51º

Jul65º/55º

Aug64º/54º

Sep61º/51º

Average
Precipitation:

Apr2.3 in

May2.1 in

Jun2.7 in

Jul2.1 in

Aug3.1 in

Sep2.8 in

What's Included

Bike Vacation + Air Package

Bike Vacation Only

Roundtrip international airfare Check
Transfers to and from international airport Check
One night in Ennis and one night in Dublin in conveniently located hotels with breakfasts included Check
6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels and a guesthouse Check Check
12 meals: 6 Irish breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Mon, Jul 1 to Wed, Jul 10 - 2019

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Depart from home for Ireland. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Shannon airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please note: Make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.

As you enter the arrival hall, look for your VBT representative or driver, who will be holding a VBT sign. Please wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer to your hotel in Ennis (approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic).

In Ennis, take the rest of the day to explore the town and have dinner on your own.

Hotel: Old Ground Hotel

VBT Air Package and Pre-Trip Extension guests: You are free to relax or explore Ennis after breakfast this morning. If you like, visit its 19th-century cathedral or medieval friary. Plan to eat lunch or a snack on your own before meeting your VBT Trip Leaders, as the next scheduled meal is dinner. Meet your VBT Trip Leaders in the hotel lobby at 12:30 p.m. Your leaders will be wearing VBT staff garments and carrying a VBT sign.

Once the group has gathered, you’ll transfer by private motorcoach from Ennis to Lisdoonvarna via the famous Cliffs of Moher. Rising up to 600 feet (183 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean’s crashing waves, the Cliffs of Moher are western Ireland’s most dramatic vantage point. Then, continue on to Sheedy’s Country House & Restaurant in Lisdoonvarna (total travel time is approximately 1½ hours). This historic hotel is truly an Irish institution and one of Ireland’s best-loved small hotels and restaurants. Chef/owner John Sheedy, a seventh-generation owner, is considered one of Ireland’s finest chefs! After settling in, attend a group safety and bike-fitting session and take a warm-up ride. Later, get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception and dinner.

Hotel: Sheedy’s Country House and Restaurant
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 5.3 miles (8.5 km)

Today, begin cycling west along the rocky coastline toward the ocean, enjoying views of Galway Bay. This region, known as The Burren (“rocky coast” in Gaelic), is one of the few places on Earth where arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants thrive side by side. As you ride, view limestone paving, caves, underground streams, dolmens, stone forts, wedge and gallery graves, Christian crosses, old churches and wooded valleys, as well as the endless wildflowers growing in sheltered crevices in the limestone pavement. You might also spot prehistoric monuments scattered throughout this otherworldly landscape, whose limestone plateau has been compared to the surface of the moon. You’ll ride around Black Head, a famous angling point that commands a magnificent view of the whole of Galway Bay, with a backdrop of the Connemara hills and mountains in the distance.

After lunch on your own in the quaint harbor village of Ballyvaughan, continue to admire the rugged beauty of this region. During the day, meet up with a local expert, Shane Connelly, for a walk and talk on The Burren’s archaeology, agriculture and local history—delivered in a delightful brogue. You will also have time to visit the Poulnabrone Megalithic Tomb this afternoon, a Neolithic structure carbon that predates the Pyramids.

After dinner at the hotel, enjoy live music in Lisdoornvarna, a center of traditional Irish folk music.

Hotel: Sheedy’s Country House and Restaurant
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 33 miles (53 km)

Choose to cycle or shuttle by van to the City of Seven Crosses, Kilfenora, the site of a sixth-century monastery. Stop to view the Burren Centre, St Fachtnan’s Cathedral and the 12th-century Celtic Crosses at this site that was once a spiritual center of immense importance in western Ireland.

Then, pass over rolling hills, through green countryside, and past old stone walls on your way to Noughaval, where you may stop to visit medieval churches, Neolithic tombs and sacred sites. Continue on to Carran. Its isolated Corcomroe Abbey was once home to Cistercian monks. The cross-shaped abbey, now in ruins, functioned for about 400 years.

From Carran, you’ll take a private motorcoach to Galway, an ancient harbor town that is now a thriving city. Your Trip Leaders can provide tips on favorite eateries, pubs and shops. Eat lunch and dinner on your own in Galway. In between, walk to Eyre Square in the center of town to shop for woolens, classic books and other treasures. Or choose to explore historic sites such as Lynch’s Castle, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and other churches.

Please note: ATMs will not be available after Galway until you arrive in Dublin, so please ensure you have enough cash for the next few days of your tour.

Hotel: Park House Hotel
Meals: B
Daily Options: 22.2 miles (35.7 km)

Eat a full, traditional Irish breakfast before catching the shuttle and ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. (Ferry crossing is around 40 minutes.) Bikes are supplied today by a local bike-rental shop. Although not VBT bikes, they will be perfect for your island stay. After an initial five-mile island ride, some guests enjoy this as a mainly non-cycling day, choosing instead to walk or hike around the island. Inhabited for centuries, the remote Aran Islands contain some of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. You’ll visit Dun Aengus, among the most remarkable Druid sites. Spectacularly perched on the edge of a high cliff, this sacred site is at least 2,000 years old. The fort is impressively large among prehistoric ruins. Although clearly defensible, the particular location of Dun Aengus suggests that its primary purpose was religious and ceremonial rather than military. It may have been used for druidic seasonal rites involving rituals and bonfires that could be seen from the main land. While you’re here, wander among some of the other mystic Celtic stones, monuments and holy wells. If you choose to explore the eastern end of the island near Kilronan Harbor, you may opt to visit its Ionad Aran, the island’s Heritage and Interpretive Center.

Lunch is on your own today. Lodging tonight is in one of the guesthouses on the island, and dinner is included. After lunch, you have a short walk up to the impressive Dun Aenghus prehistoric site. There’s also an option additional ride that your Tour Leaders will inform you about on the day.

Please note: Plan to use your daypack for all of your overnight needs. Your larger luggage will not accompany you to the islands, but instead will be sent ahead and will be waiting in your room in Connemara.

Hotel: Kilmurvey Guesthouse
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 5 miles (8 km) plus various options

This morning, ride from Kilmurvey House back to the pier at Kilronan, leaving your bike at the rental shop. The 12 noon ferry takes you to Rossaveel, where you can bike or shuttle into Connemara, Ireland’s “Wild West.” In this rugged and magical countryside, framed by the Twelve Bens mountain range and Roundstone Bog, you’ll encounter glittering beaches, shimmering lakes and rivers, and Ireland’s famous peat bogs. This romantic landscape has inspired many famous paintings and literary figures over the years, and many ancient Irish traditions and customs are preserved here, revealing a rich linguistic, musical and folklore heritage.

Later, arrive at your inviting hotel, set on the shores of Lough Inagh. Enjoy time to relax and freshen up before your small group gathers for dinner, prepared by the hotel chef.

Hotel: Lough Inagh Lodge
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 30.8 miles (49.5 km)

Cycle along Lough Inagh toward Kylemore Abbey—the oldest Benedictine abbey in Ireland. Built 350 years ago, today it is home to a community of nuns. Enjoy views of this iconic structure, and then roll past stunning coastal views of crashing surf, silver bays and rocky coastlines as you trace the unspoiled, tranquil Renvyle Peninsula. This serenely magical place was the inspiration for renowned works of art by Yeats, Gogarty and Oscar Wilde and remains unchanged today. Perhaps you’ll stop and wiggle your toes in the sand before an included lunch in a small hotel along the beach.

Pedal back to the hotel at your own pace, then relax a while before a festive farewell dinner.

Hotel: Lough Inagh Lodge
Meals: B, L, D
Daily Options: 32.8 miles (52.8 km)

VBT Air Package guests: Depart by coach at 8:00 a.m. for Dublin and the Schoolhouse Hotel (approximately 5 hours). There is no VBT representative on the coach ride. 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 home. You have the remainder of the day free to take in a bit of the atmosphere of Dublin and to seek out one of the city’s many restaurants, pubs or outdoor cafés for lunch and dinner on your own.

VBT provides you with City Information, which includes helpful tips and recommendations on what to see and do in Dublin.

Hotel: The Schoolhouse Hotel
Meals: B

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

* 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.

** Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” 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.

Meals: B

Wed, Jul 3 to Tue, Jul 9 - 2019

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VBT-Bicycle-Vacation-only guests: After an early lunch on your own, meet your VBT Trip Leaders at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis at 12:30 p.m. (address: Ennis, County Clare, Republic of Ireland; Tel: +353 65 682 8127). To reach the hotel, you can take a taxi from Shannon airport to Ennis (approximately 55 euros) or travel on Bus Eirean (service number 51) from Shannon airport to Ennis Town (approximately 13 euros, departing every hour beginning at 7:55 a.m.; for more details, go to www.buseireann.ie). Your VBT Trip Leaders will be wearing VBT staff garments and carrying a VBT sign. Please note: Plan to eat lunch or a snack on your own before meeting your VBT Trip Leaders, as the next scheduled meal is dinner. If your arrival at Ennis is scheduled later than 12:30 p.m. or if you are delayed, you must transfer at your own expense (approximately 120 euros for a taxi; travel time approximately 45 minutes) to the first hotel, in Lisdoonvarna. Please contact your first hotel to advise of any travel delays or changes so the staff can pass the message on to your VBT Trip Leaders.

Once the group has gathered, you’ll transfer by private motorcoach from Ennis to Lisdoonvarna via the famous Cliffs of Moher. Rising up to 600 feet (183 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean’s crashing waves, the Cliffs of Moher are western Ireland’s most dramatic vantage point. Then, continue on to Sheedy’s Country House & Restaurant in Lisdoonvarna (total travel time is approximately 1½ hours). This historic hotel is truly an Irish institution and one of Ireland’s best-loved small hotels and restaurants. Chef/owner John Sheedy, a seventh-generation owner, is considered one of Ireland’s finest chefs! After settling in, attend a group safety and bike-fitting session and take a warm-up ride. Later, get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception and dinner.

Hotel: Sheedy’s Country House and Restaurant
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 5.3 miles (8.5 km)

Today, begin cycling west along the rocky coastline toward the ocean, enjoying views of Galway Bay. This region, known as The Burren (“rocky coast” in Gaelic), is one of the few places on Earth where arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants thrive side by side. As you ride, view limestone paving, caves, underground streams, dolmens, stone forts, wedge and gallery graves, Christian crosses, old churches and wooded valleys, as well as the endless wildflowers growing in sheltered crevices in the limestone pavement. You might also spot prehistoric monuments scattered throughout this otherworldly landscape, whose limestone plateau has been compared to the surface of the moon. You’ll ride around Black Head, a famous angling point that commands a magnificent view of the whole of Galway Bay, with a backdrop of the Connemara hills and mountains in the distance.

After lunch on your own in the quaint harbor village of Ballyvaughan, continue to admire the rugged beauty of this region. During the day, meet up with a local expert, Shane Connelly, for a walk and talk on The Burren’s archaeology, agriculture and local history—delivered in a delightful brogue. You will also have time to visit the Poulnabrone Megalithic Tomb this afternoon, a Neolithic structure carbon that predates the Pyramids.

After dinner at the hotel, enjoy live music in Lisdoornvarna, a center of traditional Irish folk music.

Hotel: Sheedy’s Country House and Restaurant
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 33 miles (53 km)

Choose to cycle or shuttle by van to the City of Seven Crosses, Kilfenora, the site of a sixth-century monastery. Stop to view the Burren Centre, St Fachtnan’s Cathedral and the 12th-century Celtic Crosses at this site that was once a spiritual center of immense importance in western Ireland.

Then, pass over rolling hills, through green countryside, and past old stone walls on your way to Noughaval, where you may stop to visit medieval churches, Neolithic tombs and sacred sites. Continue on to Carran. Its isolated Corcomroe Abbey was once home to Cistercian monks. The cross-shaped abbey, now in ruins, functioned for about 400 years.

From Carran, you’ll take a private motorcoach to Galway, an ancient harbor town that is now a thriving city. Your Trip Leaders can provide tips on favorite eateries, pubs and shops. Eat lunch and dinner on your own in Galway. In between, walk to Eyre Square in the center of town to shop for woolens, classic books and other treasures. Or choose to explore historic sites such as Lynch’s Castle, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and other churches.

Please note: ATMs will not be available after Galway until you arrive in Dublin, so please ensure you have enough cash for the next few days of your tour.

Hotel: Park House Hotel
Meals: B
Daily Options: 22.2 miles (35.7 km)

Eat a full, traditional Irish breakfast before catching the shuttle and ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. (Ferry crossing is around 40 minutes.) Bikes are supplied today by a local bike-rental shop. Although not VBT bikes, they will be perfect for your island stay. After an initial five-mile island ride, some guests enjoy this as a mainly non-cycling day, choosing instead to walk or hike around the island. Inhabited for centuries, the remote Aran Islands contain some of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. You’ll visit Dun Aengus, among the most remarkable Druid sites. Spectacularly perched on the edge of a high cliff, this sacred site is at least 2,000 years old. The fort is impressively large among prehistoric ruins. Although clearly defensible, the particular location of Dun Aengus suggests that its primary purpose was religious and ceremonial rather than military. It may have been used for druidic seasonal rites involving rituals and bonfires that could be seen from the main land. While you’re here, wander among some of the other mystic Celtic stones, monuments and holy wells. If you choose to explore the eastern end of the island near Kilronan Harbor, you may opt to visit its Ionad Aran, the island’s Heritage and Interpretive Center.

Lunch is on your own today. Lodging tonight is in one of the guesthouses on the island, and dinner is included. After lunch, you have a short walk up to the impressive Dun Aenghus prehistoric site. There’s also an option additional ride that your Tour Leaders will inform you about on the day.

Please note: Plan to use your daypack for all of your overnight needs. Your larger luggage will not accompany you to the islands, but instead will be sent ahead and will be waiting in your room in Connemara.

Hotel: Kilmurvey Guesthouse
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 5 miles (8 km) plus various options

This morning, ride from Kilmurvey House back to the pier at Kilronan, leaving your bike at the rental shop. The 12 noon ferry takes you to Rossaveel, where you can bike or shuttle into Connemara, Ireland’s “Wild West.” In this rugged and magical countryside, framed by the Twelve Bens mountain range and Roundstone Bog, you’ll encounter glittering beaches, shimmering lakes and rivers, and Ireland’s famous peat bogs. This romantic landscape has inspired many famous paintings and literary figures over the years, and many ancient Irish traditions and customs are preserved here, revealing a rich linguistic, musical and folklore heritage.

Later, arrive at your inviting hotel, set on the shores of Lough Inagh. Enjoy time to relax and freshen up before your small group gathers for dinner, prepared by the hotel chef.

Hotel: Lough Inagh Lodge
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: 30.8 miles (49.5 km)

Cycle along Lough Inagh toward Kylemore Abbey—the oldest Benedictine abbey in Ireland. Built 350 years ago, today it is home to a community of nuns. Enjoy views of this iconic structure, and then roll past stunning coastal views of crashing surf, silver bays and rocky coastlines as you trace the unspoiled, tranquil Renvyle Peninsula. This serenely magical place was the inspiration for renowned works of art by Yeats, Gogarty and Oscar Wilde and remains unchanged today. Perhaps you’ll stop and wiggle your toes in the sand before an included lunch in a small hotel along the beach.

Pedal back to the hotel at your own pace, then relax a while before a festive farewell dinner.

Hotel: Lough Inagh Lodge
Meals: B, L, D
Daily Options: 32.8 miles (52.8 km)

VBT-Bicycle-Vacation-only guests: Transfer to the Dublin airport, arriving at approximately 1:00 p.m. The tour ends here, or you can continue to the Schoolhouse Hotel with the rest of the group. Important: Departures from Dublin airport prior to 4:00 p.m. are not recommended. If you depart earlier, you must make transfer arrangements at your own expense from the last hotel to the Dublin airport (approximately 4 hours; cost is approximately 550 euros for a taxi; we recommend Noel King for transfers, email: [email protected], Tel: ++353 87 958 2398). If you have a flight from Shannon airport, you must make your own arrangements (approximately 315 euros for a taxi, travel time approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes).

Meals: B

Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions

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Pre-Trip Extension - Cork

2 Nights From $345 per person, double occupancy

  • 2 nights at the Imperial Hotel
  • Daily Irish breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

Depart from home for Ireland. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Cork airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please note: Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.

After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative or driver, who will be holding a VBT sign and who will make arrangements for your transfer via taxi or van to your Cork hotel (approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic). Your VBT representative will also confirm your transfer time to Ennis at the conclusion of your Cork extension.

VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do in Cork during your stay. Please note that the hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m., but the staff will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as possible. You have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the city.

Hotel: The Imperial Hotel

Enjoy your first day of independent exploration in the Republic of Ireland’s second-largest city. The bustle of the Victorian English Market is probably the best place to experience the essence of the city. This indoor covered market on the Grand Parade is a very short walk from the hotel. After exploring the rest of the downtown area, you may wish to take a short walk (just over a mile) from the city center up to the restored and atmospheric City Gaol, complete with furnished cells. Both the exhibition and multimedia display trace the lives of individual inmates imprisoned here during the 19th and 20th centuries. You will also find the Cork Heritage Centre here, depicting life in Cork during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

You may wish to head farther afield and visit one of several nearby attractions. Blarney Castle, about 5 miles (8 km) from Cork city center, was built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, including a host of American Presidents, making it an internationally renowned landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Here you will find the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the Tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be at a loss for words.

About 14 miles (22.5 km) away is Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic on her maiden voyage. Here, you can visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Centre, which tells the story of emigration from Cobh. You can learn about the 1845 famine, the great transatlantic ocean liners that docked here in the 1950s, and the historic role played by the port of Cobh.

The day is yours to enjoy!

Hotel: The Imperial Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Check out of your hotel, meet your driver in the hotel reception area, and transfer by coach to Ennis at 10:30 a.m. (about 2 ½ hours).

After checking into your Ennis hotel, the remainder of the day is free. You may wish to wander around the narrow streets of this small market town or even arrange a round of golf at the Ennis Golf Club, an immaculately manicured 18-hole, par 70, parkland course. Golf clubs, cart and buggy can be rented here; we recommend you contact the club in advance online at http://www.ennisgolfclub.com/index.html.

VBT Air Package guests will arrive throughout the day.

Hotel: Old Ground Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

Air Package Only

Post-Trip Extension - Dublin

2 Nights From $395 per person, double occupancy

  • 2 nights at the Schoolhouse Hotel
  • Daily Irish breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Dublin overflows with cultural riches, from the ancient to the avant-garde. 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. Whatever your interests—history, architecture, literature, art, archaeology or the performing arts—you’ll find something here to delight you. Throughout the city, monuments commemorate the writers, poets, statesmen, soldiers and colorful people who make Dublin a place like no other.

Hotel: The Schoolhouse Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Continue your independent exploration of Dublin today. 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 at a trendy wine bar in the Temple Bar area. You might also stroll along the River Liffey or through one of the many shopping squares.

Hotel: The Schoolhouse Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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.

** Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” 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.

Meals: Breakfast

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