Ireland: Dublin

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Dublin

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The most populous city in Ireland (and its capital) is a treasure trove of historic and modern culture—from the Book of Kells to James Joyce. Explore this UNESCO City of Literature, with two poetry-quoting actor-guides on a unique pub crawl that takes you winding through many of Dublin’s literary high points. Take a guided walk or kayak along the river Liffey, which divides the city in two, with stops at landmarks like Temple Bar and O’Connell Street. Enjoy the comfort of a modern boutique hotel in the heart of the city, just steps away from St. Stephen’s Green, situated perfectly for you to enjoy it all on this three-day adventure.

 

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3 days, 2 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Two breakfasts and one lunch (day 2)
  • Accommodations in a boutique hotel
  • Small group literary pub tour led by local guide(s)
  • Private walking, or kayak, tour with expert guide
  • Private guided visit of the Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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*Surcharges may apply for New Year’s, Christmas, or other national holidays

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Day 1

Dublin

Arrival; small group guided literary pub crawl through the center of Dublin

Originally a Viking settlement on the mouth of the River Liffey, Ireland’s capital has expanded and evolved over the centuries into one of Europe’s most vibrant—and most green—cities, boasting the most green space per square mile of any European capital. Named a UNESCO City of Literature not only for its literary greats—Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett come to mind—but also for its deep-seated literary traditions, publishing industry, and universities. Fittingly, after checking in to your centrally located hotel, the perfect introduction to this city is in the care of some enthusiastic literature-loving local actors. These highly colorful Dublin characters guide a small group through the winding streets of Dublin—along the way reciting poetry, plays, and quirky facts and taking you to some of Dublin’s oldest public establishments.

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Dublin, Ireland

An intimate boutique hotel with award-winning architectural design combines contemporary flair, colors, and comforts within a renovated classic Georgian townhouse. Spacious rooms have plush and high-quality fabrics and furnishings. With a striking and inviting fireside sunken lounge area and lush garden, the hotel is a haven in a prime city-center location.

Day 2

Dublin

Choice of private guided city walking tour, easy, or private guided kayaking, easy; both followed by visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, and a pub lunch

After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, this morning you have the choice of either a private guided walking or a guided kayak tour of Dublin. “But the Angelus Bell o’er the Liffey’s swell rang out through the foggy dew.” The city is split into north and south by the historic River Liffey and either option provides a unique view of this river and its importance to the capital. If you opt to kayak, the trip begins at the spectacular Jeanie Johnston Famine ship; your guide paddles you under Dublin’s ancient bridges and past some of its most iconic buildings. If you choose to walk, your local expert begins in Phoenix Park, and you wind your way through the old streets of Dublin including Temple Bar and O’Connell Street, following the boardwalk along the river’s edge before finishing in the grounds of stately Trinity College. (*Please let us know your preference at the time of your booking.) Both walking and kayaking tours end at the college with a visit to the Book of Kells—the 9th-century illuminated manuscript, Ireland’s greatest national treasure—and a pub lunch in one of Dublin’s best establishments. In the evening, you are free to follow up on your guides’ suggestions to listen to some traditional Irish music in Dublin’s oldest pub.

Number 31

Dublin, Ireland

An intimate boutique hotel with award-winning architectural design combines contemporary flair, colors, and comforts within a renovated classic Georgian townhouse. Spacious rooms have plush and high-quality fabrics and furnishings. With a striking and inviting fireside sunken lounge area and lush garden, the hotel is a haven in a prime city-center location.

Day 3

Dublin

Departure from Dublin

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart at your leisure for your onward travels.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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