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Emerald B&B with Dromoland Castle (Shannon)

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Includes air & taxes, hotels, car rental, and breakfast daily
Packages are round-trip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.

For a vacation filled with luxury and the most supreme Irish hospitality, look no further!  This trip to Ireland allows you to experience both the exquisite accommodations of a castle and the warm welcoming from a local at a lovely Bed & Breakfast of your choice from hundreds throughout Ireland.

You will pick up your rental car after you land at the Shannon Airport that you will have for the duration of your trip.  This means traveling at your own pace and being able to explore any treasures you might find on the way!  Your first night will be at the 4-star Absolute Hotel just minutes from the Limerick City Centre.  Check out the newly renovated King John’s Castle, complete with a new visitor’s center and various exhibitions.   Limerick is full of different activities to take part in including interactive museums, beautiful forest parks and an exciting nightlife scene.

For the next four nights (up to 12 if you choose!) you will be at a Bed & Breakfast of your choice from hundreds throughout Ireland.  Bed & Breakfasts are legendary in Ireland for having the most welcoming local hosts who service their guests with comfortable accommodations and helpful travel tips! 

Your final night in Ireland will be an unforgettable stay at the luxurious Dromoland Castle.  This 5-star castle is ideally located near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the stunning Cliffs of Moher.  You can also take the drive south to visit the famous Blarney Castle and Stone. 

This trip will show you dozens of renowned landmarks and famous sites throughout Ireland along with the quainter side of things.  You can stay anywhere from 6 to 14 nights, all additional nights will be at the Bed & Breakfast of your choice. 

 

6 night option includes:

  • Round-trip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to Shannon (SNN)
  • Manual shift economy car rental for duration
  • 1 night at the Absolute Hotel
  • 4 nights Bed & Breakfast voucher 
  • 1 night at the Dromoland Castle

*7-14 night options also available.  You will spend any additional nights at the Bed & Breakfast of your choice.

 

PLUS! For $99 more, add the following tours and admissions, special to your Shannon location: Click here!

  • Admission to King John’s Castle 
  • Tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Kildare Village
  • Admission to Bunratty Folk Park
  • Admission to the Blarney Castle
  • Admission to the Cliffs of Moher
  • Tour of the Ring of Kerry

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.

Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.

Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.

 

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Dromoland Castle - Clare, Ireland
Dromoland Castle

LOCATION:

Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare, just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel to other major cities in the south/southwest of Ireland makes it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney. Just a few miles south of Dromoland you will find Bunratty Castle. Durty Nellys, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, is a must for an Irish coffee or “Pint of the Black Stuff.”

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

All 100 guestrooms have been furnished with luxury in mind.  Interactive television with music and movies on demand, broadband internet, trouser press, hairdryer, US Converters and Dromoland Castle's Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes are for you to enjoy. Dining options at Dromoland combine a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options. The award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant is renowned for innovative cuisine, tradition and creative flair.  Boasting spectacular views of the lakes of County Clare, the cocktail bar is the perfect setting - candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish ballads, providing an excellent background for after dinner drinks. For more informal dining, The Fig Tree Restaurant offers a variety of food from noon to late evening. The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. For 5-star fishing, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake. The hotel’s leisure center is ideal for those wishing to relax with a 17-meter pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf, falconry, clay shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you can enjoy.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Health spa
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Secure parking
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Suitable for children
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Clay shooting
  • Equestrian
  • Archery
  • Falconry
Room Amenities
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air-conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Bathroom television
  • Internet access (surcharge)
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Minibar
  • Remote lighting/drapery/curtain control
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Flat-panel television
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking only
  • Desk
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Hotel Location
Bed & Breakfast - Ireland, Ireland
Bed & Breakfast

The Ireland Bed & Breakfast package offers travelers the complete flexibility of creating their own itinerary. You can select your accommodations ahead of time, or take advantage of the flexibility of choosing them along the way. Enjoy your choice of accommodations from big cities to small towns to quaint villages to countryside manors.  All of the B&Bs pride themselves on providing their guests with a fresh, home-cooked full Irish breakfast each morning and quality accommodations that cater to every need. At a B&B, you are much more than just a room number, you’re a welcomed guest.

Draw on the local knowledge, personal touch and warm welcome of your Irish hosts.  Learn about all the best local restaurants, pubs, shops, attractions and activities.  Your hosts specialize in the best services available from golf to walking tours of the area, to adventure breaks and much more.

Why Stay in a B&B?

Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the B&B operators themselves, who usually live on the premises. It's natural to expect that B&B operators who live in their own B&B's will bring a different perspective to the job.

At B&Bs, "customers" are truly guests, and it shows. The B&B owners will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, the best pubs, point you to the best tourist attractions and local amenities and much much more.

Many B&Bs depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. Combine those two factors and it's easy to see why B&B owners go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories of Ireland.

B&B check-in is between 3-6pm.

6 Great Reasons To Choose B&B Accommodations

  • Good, reasonably priced accommodation, widely available
  • Inexpensive with a good atmosphere. Personal touch with a local flavor
  • Staying with Irish families and getting to know the people, culture and landscapes
  • Freedom to decide where to stay, with a variety of different town, cities, countryside and farm locations
  • Quality of food - often sourced locally with regional specialities. Enjoy the full Irish breakfast cooked with local produce.
  • Enjoy the true Irish family welcome!

The link below will help you find the perfect Irish B&B for you!

 
Hotel Amenities
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
Hotel Location
Absolute Hotel - Limerick, Ireland
Absolute Hotel

LOCATION:

The Absolute Hotel is located in the Medieval Quarter just minutes from the main shopping and socializing areas of Limerick City Centre. A great choice of top class restaurants, bars and clubs are all within walking distance. Visit King Johns Castle, the Hunt Museum or the Belltable Theatre. Take a trip down the River Shannon, or explore the plentiful opportunities for walking, fishing, sailing or surfing. The city is synonymous with special events such as the St Patrick's Day Festival, the ‘Pig n Porter’ Tag Rugby Festival and the Limerick Riverfest, and of course is home to Munster Rugby. The newly developed Thomond Park is approximately a 10 - 15 minute walk from the hotel.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

This stunning hotel features 99 contemporary guestrooms with space, style and sophistication. The Absolute Bar & Grill includes an outdoor terrace overlooking the Abbey River and serves fresh and modern international cuisine in relaxed, informal surroundings. The luxurious spa offers a range of relaxing body and beauty treatments, including a salt grotto, tropical showers and a crystal steam room.

Hotel Amenities
  • Free parking (limited spaces)
  • Parking nearby (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property (fines apply)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop or cafĂ©
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Hair salon
  • Health club
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet point
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Sauna
  • Room service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Patio
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Suitable for children
  • Technology helpdesk
Room Amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Voice mail
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Satellite television service
  • Window opens
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Climate control
  • In-room massage available
Hotel Location
Blarney Castle:  The Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures and part of that is because at the top of the Tower is the legendary Blarney Stone, the Stone of Eloquence.  The Castle is much more than just the Blarney Stone.  Check out the Badgers Cave, the Dungeon, the gardens and of course, kiss the Blarney Stone. 
 
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (County Clare): The 15th-century Bunratty Castle is the best-restored example of a medieval fortress in Ireland. The Folk Park serves up a living museum showing what rural life was like in the 1800s, with authentic reconstructions of farmhouses, cottages and shops.
 
Cliffs of Moher (County Clare): One of the most popular landmarks in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher rise vertically 700 feet over a constantly churning sea. Take in the view of Galway Bay from O'Brien's Tower (it sits dead center in the middle of the five-mile long cliffs). On clear days it is possible to see all the way to the Aran Islands. On the hillside is a modest visitor center, and there are several different hikes for nature enthusiasts.
 
House of Waterford Crystal: You will see all aspects of the crystal production including mold making, blowing, quality inspection, finishing, cutting, sculpting and engraving.  Waterford crystal is the world’s most coveted name in crystal and the largest collection.  The factory is located on The Mall in Waterford in the heart of Waterford City.
 
King John’s Castle:  The 13th century Castle has been renovated to include a new visitor’s center and various exhibitions.  The castle is a beautiful site to visit with tons of Irish history and stunning views onto the courtyard and the Shannon River.
 
Ring of Kerry: This trail is a center point in Ireland for outdoor pursuits including golf, watersports, cycling, walking, running, fishing; the list goes on and on!  You can drive the Ring of Kerry (also known as the Iveragh Peninsula) or walk it to make sure you don’t miss any of the views!