Dublin, Dolphins and Dance
Enjoy the world-famous ‘craic’ with this unique and memorable visit to Ireland.
Discover Dublin’s culinary heritage on a fabulous food trail through the streets of the city. Explore hidden gems with a unique treasure hunt challenge set on the coast. Go dolphin-spotting on a Sea Safari, and travel by vintage car through the beautiful Wicklow countryside. In the evenings, dance and sing the night away while enjoying traditional Irish hospitality, all washed down with a glass or two of whiskey or Guinness.
Morning: Fly to Dublin where you’ll be met by one of our friendly and experienced trip directors who will transfer you seamlessly to your luxurious 5* hotel in the heart of Dublin.
Lunch: After check-in, relax in the hotel with a warm welcome and a light lunch.
Afternoon: Refreshed and ready to go, it’s time to discover Dublin. There’s a choice of activities. Take the ‘Fabulous Food Trail’, tasting culinary delights as you weave your way through the city’s streets, broad and narrow. If history’s your thing, and Dublin has quite a story to tell, join a walking tour led by our charming and enthusiastic guide.
Evening: This evening we head to the newly opened Irish Whiskey Museum, overlooking the famous Trinity College, for a casual evening of great food, drink and entertainment. Relax in the cosy atmosphere and enjoy a delicious dinner paired with the finest Irish whiskeys. Once the meal is over, the music begins. Your feet will soon be tapping so sing away to your heart’s content, or perhaps dance the perfect Irish jig.
Seaside Challenger and Sea Safari
Morning: Set yourself up for the day with a traditional Irish breakfast in readiness for today’s adventure, the ‘Go Team iPad Challenge’, a new and unique treasure hunt. We take you along the north side of Dublin Bay to the quaint fishing village of Howth. You’ll be divided into teams of five. An iPad for each team reveals the challenges. It might be taking a photo, bringing back items, or answering questions. It’s a fun and competitive morning, with the bonus of some spectacular views over Howth and Dublin Bay.
Lunchtime: We stop at a local pub for an Oyster and Guinness tasting and find out which team has won the challenge.
Afternoon: Prize giving over, we head out to join our boat for one of Dublin’s most popular activities, the iconic Sea Safari and Dolphin spotting. A sumptuous packed lunch will be served on board with local produce and seafood. We head across Dublin Bay keeping one eye open for dolphins and the other eye on the rugged scenery. Our voyage ends on the south side of the bay at Dun Laoghaire.
Evening: Another opportunity to dine and dance the night away as you’re welcomed by Irish drummers. After dinner the entertainment will be provided by Hermitage Green, one of Ireland’s top bands. The band’s unique sound comes from the tribal combination of the bodhrán and djembe drums, rhythmic guitar lines with dobro guitar melodies and soaring four-part vocal harmonies.
Travel by Vintage Car through the Wicklow Countryside
Morning: Something very special to start your final day in Ireland. A fleet of luxurious vintage cars will collect you from the hotel to take you on a leisurely tour of beautiful County Wicklow, rightly known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’.
Lunch: We stop in the small, rural village of Hollywood for a leisurely pub lunch before returning to the hotel.
Afternoon: It’s time to say goodbye to Ireland. A traditional Irish bagpiper will bid you farewell as you depart for the airport.
The Merrion *****
The Merrion, located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, is the result of an impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses. There’s an 18m pool, spa and gym, a 2-star Michelin restaurant, The Cellar Bar and Restaurant, and the intimate No.23 Cocktail Bar.
The Westbury *****
The Westbury is a luxury urban retreat located in the centre of Dublin, just off Grafton Street, and midway between Trinity College, Temple Bar and St Stephen’s Green. The location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the city. Note there are no leisure facilities.
The Morrison Hotel – a Doubletree by Hilton hotel ****
The Morrison Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin city, on the banks of the River Liffey, and only 40 steps across the Millennium Bridge from the lively quarter of Temple Bar. This 4* superior hotel is renowned for its style, ambiance and discerning atmosphere.